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Patent Infringement Claim on Cancer Treatment Drug

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  “You win some and you lose some”, this is a phrase all too familiar to most people and more specifically to the market of pharmaceuticals. It is perhaps this phrase that most pharmaceutical companies live by during their existence! Patent infringement, claim invalidation, compulsory license and Generic companies are the most clichéd words that one comes across, whenever there is a mention of pharmaceutical patents. Eli Lilly (a cancer treatment drug) happens to be one such entity that has “been there, done that”! Recently on June 25, 2015, Eli Lilly and Company announced that it had won the favor of the...

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Google’s Patent Appeal Rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court

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Google is again in the news for its patents wars. With every leading company wanting to satisfy its customers by providing the best street view mapping software, Google too hasn’t left any stone unturned. Google was sued by Vederi in 2010, alleging that Google’s “Street View” infringed claims of related patents, which concerns ways of creating images of a geographical area that can be navigated by computer. Google Street View has already been the subject of a number of lawsuits.  But now Google faces a lawsuit by Vederi, LLC, a company based in Pasadena, California. Vederi holds three U.S. patents (7,239,760;...

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Get Dressed Up for Yoga Day: Patented Yoga Products

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Yoga day is the next cool thing in June this year. How about buying some patented products to celebrate this big day? Here are your options: Yoga meditation/savasana robe (US 20140082818 A1) : This invention is a garment for yoga practitioners during the final relaxation stage and/or during meditation and also for people who do not practice yoga, but, want to begin meditation or meditate more often or more intently and intensely. Yoga pants with padded knees (US 20090293167 A1) : This invention relates to yoga pants with built in strategically positioned pads to protect the knees while practicing yoga postures (positions) that require...

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You (don’t) sow what you reap : Monsanto Corporation and Patent Enforcement

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Imagine making a seed which is tolerant to herbicide through genetic engineering? The word ‘making a seed’ itself sounds a bit obscure does it not? But that’s what Monsanto Corporation does. Monsanto Corporation Inc. is a company which only a few have heard of in India, unless you’re in the agriculture & biotechnology field, but this company is one of the largest biotechnology giants in United States and Canada. They are a leading producer in the field of genetically engineered (GE) seeds and herbicides in the world. They also hold patents over these genetically modified genes and cells. A bit too much...

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The Amazing Race: US and India Patent Statistics

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Half the year is gone, and we, as usual, were curious to find out who are all in the race to top the patent charts this year. We found an article that gives a comprehensive view of the US patent statistics and list of top contenders (in terms of number of granted patents and published patents). So, we performed a search to identify details of patent activity of the top 10 in the lists provided by Sqoop. The search methodology adopted was to find out number of published applications, and number of granted patents in India, between 1st January and...

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Filing a PCT Application in India? Get your FFL ready!

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Under Section 39 of the Indian Patents Act, 1970, an Indian resident is required to file his invention first in India, and only after a period of six weeks from the date of filing, a filing could be done for the same invention outside India. Alternatively, the Indian resident could file Form-25 with prescribed fee, requesting the Controller for a Foreign Filing License (FFL), and can go ahead with such filling after obtaining the license . If the invention is proved to be relevant for defence purpose or atomic energy, either from the ordinary application or from the details of the specification attached with...

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Patent Settlement – Blackberry v Typo

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  This post, Patent Settlement - Blackberry v. Typo, is authored by Anchita Sharma.   After getting a preliminary injunction against the first key board of Typo Products, last year, Blackberry triumphed once again, in a settlement reached against Typo 2, in the US District Court for Northern California.   Typo keyboards have been in troubled waters from the very outset. The company was a collaborative effort of Ryan Seacrest (of the American Idol fame) and entrepreneur Laurence Hallier. The first keyboard, Typo 1, was a BlackBerry-like clip-on physical keyboard, which could be used on iPhone 5 and 5s. After losing the first infringement suit, the...

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Rise of the Drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)

  Robotics has changed the way we work! A function, which was once done manually, has been replaced with robots working every inch of it. This reduces human error and losses of any form. On the same note, drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are a boon to mankind. Drones have been used by many national organizations to gather such information that is outside the domain of a human being. But nowhere have drones been used to deliver products to customers in and around a specific area. Yes, You heard it right!   Amazon has been awarded a patent for “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Delivery System” which was filed last September,...

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Nellie Bly – Inventor of the Steel Barrel

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American journalist, Elizabeth Cochrane, better known by her pen name Nellie Bly had her 151st birthday on May 5th, 2015 in celebration of which, Google released a harmonious doodle. Nellie Bly was often looked at as an iconic character who encouraged women to become journalists. It is rumoured that her ground-breaking spirit became more pronounced after the death of her father when she was only 6 years old. Nellie Bly was only 18 when she so overwhelmed a newspaper editor at The Pittsburgh Dispatch that she was asked to begin her journalism career immediately. By the time she was in her...

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Happy Birthday Inventor of Piano

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  Today’s Google doodle celebrates the 360th birthday of Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco, who was credited with inventing the modern piano. Bartolomeo Cristofori was born on May 4, 1655 in Padua, Republic of Venice in Northern Italy. At the age of 33, he was employed by Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany. He was hired not only to be a musical instrument technician, but also possibly as a musical instrument inventor. Cristofori was an expert harpsichord (as piano was known earlier) maker and was familiar with the previous body of knowledge on creating stringed keyboard instruments. In 1690, he invented...

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