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Intellectual Property News and Analysis – Intellepedia

Sharp decrease in patent publications, minor increase in grant percentage

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 18th of December 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 427 patent applications have been published in the 51st issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 427 applications published in the journal, 137 applications account for early publications while 290 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Burberry Initiates Infringement Suit Against Rapper Burberry Jesus, WhiteHat Jr. Stops WhiteHat Sr. for Now, and more

Burberry Initiates Infringement Suit Against Rapper Burberry Jesus, WhiteHat Jr. Stops WhiteHat Sr. for Now, and more

Indian Case Law WhiteHat Jr. Stops WhiteHat Sr. for Now The Delhi High Court, in a recent decision, passed an interim order against a YouTuber, for allegedly infringing upon and causing harm to the trademark of WhiteHat Jr., a platform that teaches coding to young children. Pradeep Poonia, who operates the YouTube channel ‘WhiteHatSr.’, as well as the twitter handles ‘WhiteHatSr.’ and ‘WhiteHatPoonia’ had consistently posted tweets and videos questioning the integrity and legitimacy of WhiteHat Jr. and its instructors. While WhiteHatJr. contends that these acts amount to trademark infringement, Poonia responded, stating that as he is not gaining any commercial benefit...

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BananaIP launches ‘Strategic Inventor’ – a free DIY platform for patent drafting, WIPO publishes Intellectual Property Indicators 2020 and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – BananaIP launches ‘Strategic Inventor’ – a free DIY platform for patent drafting, WIPO publishes Intellectual Property Indicators 2020; Apple faces infringement suit on the ECG feature in Apple watches; Ericsson files lawsuit against Samsung for violating FRAND terms; USPTO and IMPI launch Parallel Patent Grant initiative; USPTO elevates four of its IP attachés to the rank of “Counselor” at the U.S. embassies and missions. BIP News updates BananaIP launches ‘Strategic Inventor’ – a free DIY platform for patent drafting BananaIP has launched an online DIY platform, system and technology that enables inventors draft and file patents on their...

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A Session on Intellectual Property for the working executives program at IIM Bangalore

A Session on IPRs and Licensing by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala (view profile) conducted a session on “IPRs and Licensing” for the working executives program at IIM Bangalore on December 12th, 2020. Please find the presentation on Intellectual Property rights below [slideshare id=240084785&doc=iimbdec2020-201214054452]   About BananaIP Counsels BananaIP’s Patent Attorneys are among the leading patent practitioners in the country. They work with clients such as Mahindra and Mahindra, Samsung, HCL, Eureka Forbes, to name a few. Our patent attorneys have strong technical and legal expertise in areas such as IT/Software, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Electronics and Telecommunication, Mechanical, Automotive, Green Energy, Traditional Medicine and Bio/Pharma domains. The firm is...

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Patent office examines over 68000 applications till date

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 11th of December 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 733 patent applications have been published in the 50th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 733 applications published in the journal, 275 applications account for early publications while 458 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Launching Strategic Inventor – A Free DIY Platform/System to Draft and File Patents

Launching Strategic Inventor - A Free DIY Platform/System to Draft and File Patents

BananaIP is happy to announce the launch of Strategic Inventor, a DIY platform, system and technology that enables inventors draft and file patents on their own. Strategic Inventor platform/technology may be used free of charge to draft as many applications as one wishes. All an inventor needs to do is register on the platform, and start using it once the registration is approved. By using the technology to draft patent applications, the inventor can do away with, or minimize the cost of acquiring patents.   What does the technology do? Strategic Inventor facilitates patent specification drafting through its step wise approach, simple and...

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Philips and Xiaomi face off in Delhi High Court, India and USA sign MoU to strengthen intellectual property cooperation and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – Philips institutes lawsuit for patent infringement against Xiaomi Inc.; REC Group files patent infringement lawsuit against Hanwha Q Cells; China’s Standing Committee of the NPC to review SPC’s proposal to establish China’s 4th Intellectual Property Court; India and USA sign MoU to strengthen intellectual property cooperation and other news updates. PATENT INFRINGEMENT NEWS UPDATES Philips institutes lawsuit for patent infringement against Xiaomi Inc. Koninklijke Philips has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against Xiaomi in the High Court of Delhi. The Dutch company has alleged the Chinese smartphone company of using its Universal Mobile Telecommunication Service...

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94% increase in patent publications, over 2000 FERs issued this week

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 4th of December 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 1,010 patent applications have been published in the 49th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1,010 applications published in the journal, 350 applications account for early publications while 660 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Apple fined 10M Euros by Italian Competition Authority, Apple wins Anti-trust Lawsuit and Microsoft’s Productivity Score Tool criticized for Privacy issues.

Apple fined 10M Euros by Italian Competition Authority, Apple wins Anti-trust Lawsuit and Microsoft’s Productivity Score Tool criticized for Privacy issues. Apple fined 10M Euros by Italian Competition Authority Apple has recently been fined by the Italian Competition Authority, Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM), for making false claims regarding the waterproofing of its iPhones. The ACGM stated that Apple was ambiguous about its water resistance claims, since Apple’s claims about iPhones being water resistant for up to 30 minutes at depths of up to four meters only apply in certain circumstances like controlled lab tests with pure water. Further,...

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Facebook Trademark Infringement, Time Magazine Sued Over TIME100 Talks Series and more

Facebook Trademark Infringement, Time Magazine Sued Over TIME100 Talks Series and more

Indian Case Law Facebook Restrains Bakery from Using its ‘Facebake’ Trademark Delhi High Court recently granted a temporary injunction against a bakery, selling its goods under the name ‘Facebake’. The suit was instituted by social media giant, Facebook, who contended that  the bakery was causing confusion in the minds of the public by offering goods for sale under a name that was confusingly similar to their well-known ‘Facebook’ trademark, as well as operating the website www.facebake.in. A single bench of the Delhi High Court noted that if interim relief was not granted, it would impact Facebook’s legal rights and business interests. The...

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