BananaIP and NASSCOM have launched a first of its kind 'Master Class on IP for Start Ups. The event is supported by India AI, Start Up Karnataka and IT-BT Department. The registration is now open, and any Start Up or Entrepreneur may register for free. You may view the registration details at this link
Why a Master Class?
Intellectual Property is today an important business tool for Start Ups. It helps them protect their creativity and innovation, and gain exclusivity…
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Intellectual Property is an important business tool in the hands of Start Ups and small companies. Its value assumes higher importance during a crisis. As many businesses work hard to survive the crisis posed by the COVID pandemic, the crisis has opened new avenues to innovative and creative Start Ups. Start Ups that are able to build strong and valuable IP during this time, whether related to COVID or not, have a unique opportunity to succeed and thrive.
In order to …
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Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox
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Amazon’s ‘Ring’ Security System Severely Criticised
‘Ring’, the home security company Amazon bought in 2018, has been criticised by more than 30 civil rights organisations for arranging secretive deals with hundreds of police departments across the country.
Amazon’s top hardware executive believe that the…
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DPIIT Launches IPR Platform for Startups
This post was published on August 26, 2014.
A recent discussion with a friend made me contemplate the methods companies use to protect a business process. Most companies have processes that help in their smooth daily functioning yielding them their revenue. Since business methods are not patentable in India, there must be a way that these processes can be protected from competitors. Of course there is - Trade Secrets.
A business process forms part of a company’s Confidential Information and can be…
This post was first published on February 16, 2011.
Coca Cola's secret formulation is the most cited example to elucidate the business value of trade secrets. Coca Cola has been taking stringent measures to protect the secrecy of its formulation and it is believed that the formulation makes it the most popular soft drink in the world. Recent news reports seem to suggest that Coke's formulation is not a trade secret any more.
Alleged claims of a weekly public radio…