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Intellectual Property/Patents for Hospitals and Hospital Management

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This presentation has been made by Nitin Nair. The presentation primarily deals with the importance of intellectual property protection in the hospital management sector. Besides stressing on the importance of protection, the presenter also elucidates the requirements of a successful patent grant, what is patentable subject matter and what are the necessary steps to be taken with respect to safeguarding inventions in the hospital and hospital management sector. The presentation begins with Section 3(k) of the Patents Act, 1970 (“Patents Act” for brevity) which states that an invention which is “a mathematical or business method or a computer programme per se...

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Ready to Pa(y)tent in France?

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Patenting in France has gotten slightly costlier after the National Institute of industrial Property recently revised the tariffs for patent procedures. The rates procedures of INPI were untouched since 2008, and hence a revaluation of the tariffs seemed long overdue. The revaluation of the tariffs was implemented by a ministerial order of June 10, 2015. The new rates are applicable to all applications made on or after July 1, 2015. The ministerial order and the decision of the Director General of the INPI can be accessed here and here. The Decree of 10 June 2015 amending the Decree of 24 April...

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IISc and its Patent Prowess

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On 9th July, 2015, The Hindu reported that Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has made its way into the top five research and academic institutions in BRICS countries. The report mentions that IISc tops the list in terms of the number of research publications from an academic institution. It is noteworthy that seven institutions from China figure in the list. Team SiNApSE has earlier tracked news stories of IISc's  intellectual property progress, and we felt that this would be a good time  to report the institute's patent growth during the last five years. The table below lists number of applications from...

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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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