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Case Note: Zenith Elecs. Corp. v. Exzec, Inc., 182 F.3d 1340 (Fed. Cir 1999)

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Author: Ken Aoki, Patent Agent, Japan CASE HISTORY Zenith and Elo Touch sued Exzec for infringement. Exzec counterclaimed Elo Touch violates the federal and state unfair competition laws. Elo Touch moved to dismiss the claims. The district court denied the motion. Elo Touch appeals. CASE FACTS • Zenith and EloTouch sued Exzec for infringement. o The patent covers computer touch panel. • Exzec counterclaimed based on the federal and state unfair competition laws. o federal law: 43(a) of the Lanham Act o state law: Illinois common law • Exzec alleges that Elo Touch made false representations: (1) of patent infringement; (2) of Exzec’s inability to design around the patents. • Elo Touch...

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Proceedings before Indian Patent Office – By Kalyan Chakravarthy Kankanala, CKO, Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd, now BananaIP

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OVERVIEW A patent application can be filed at only of the four patent offices in India (Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai). The patent application passes through the following stages: A. FILING B. PUBLICATION C. EXAMINATION D. OPPOSITION E. GRANT A. FILING 1. Applicant: An application for a patent can be filed by the true and first inventor. It can also be filed the by the assignee or legal representative of the inventor. If an application is filed by the assignee, proof of assignment has to be submitted along with the application. The applicant can be national of any country. 2. Form of Application: Every application shall be accompanied...

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