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Intellectual Property News and Analysis – Intellepedia

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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Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications – 2020

Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications - 2020

IPO to start accepting applications under PPH Pilot Program from 7th December 2020 Intellepedia Publication Date: 30th November 2020 As per the latest public notice issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO), the IPO will start accepting applications under Chapter 5 of the PPH Guidelines, the for 2nd year term, from 7th December 2020. The acceptance of these applications is in furtherance to the Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program that is in effect between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO). The number of applications will be limited to 100 requests. Further, the number of PPH requests...

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IPO to start accepting applications under PPH Pilot Program from next month, Amazon launches IP Accelerator and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News - IPO to start accepting applications under PPH Pilot Program from 7th December 2020; EUIPO publishes 3rd edition of the 2020 IP Perception study; EU Commission adopts new Action Plan on Intellectual Property; Amazon launches IP Accelerator in certain European countries. INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATES IPO to start accepting applications under PPH Pilot Program from 7th December 2020 As per the latest public notice issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO), the IPO will start accepting applications under Chapter 5 of the PPH Guidelines, the for 2nd year term, from 7th December 2020. The acceptance of these...

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Mammoth increase in grant of patents 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 27th of November 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 520 patent applications have been published in the 48th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 520 applications published in the journal, 171 applications account for early publications while 349 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Google Inks Copyright deal with French Newspapers, Wixen Music Publishing sues Triller for USD 50 Million,Facebook introduces revised Rights Manager Tool and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Google Inks Copyright deal with French Newspapers, Wixen Music Publishing sues Triller for USD 50 Million, Facebook introduces revised Rights Manager Tool, Apple faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, The Band, Lady A sued for copyright infringement, Obama’s Publisher sued by Ex-White House Photographer, NBC Universal sued over infringing Script and TikTok removes videos for violating Guidelines. Google Inks Copyright deal with French Newspapers Google has recently signed copyright agreements with six French newspapers, including dailies Le Monde and Le Figaro, following the order of an appeals court in France. The court directed Google to consult publishers and news agencies before using their content and...

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Indian Copyright Amendments 2020/21- Proposals of the Working Group on IP and Public Interest

Indian Copyright Amendments 2020/21- Proposals of the Working Group on IP and Public Interest

A group of intellectual property teachers have come together to propose amendments to the Copyright Act, 1957, in order to further creativity in the digital context. Entitled "Like-Minded IP Teachers’ Working Group on Intellectual Property and Public Interest [Copyright Amendment 2020-21)," the document published by them primarily proposes amendments to copyright exceptions and definitions. In their words, the purpose of the document is as follows: "This document, prepared by a group of like-minded IP teachers, provides a list of amendments which are essential to make the Copyright Act, 1957 capable of furthering creativity in the digital context and addressing some of...

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Patent grant decrease by 46% 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 20th of November 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 441 patent applications have been published in the 47th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 441 applications published in the journal, 118 applications account for early publications while 323 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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