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Idols, Patents and Ganesha- Happy Vinayaka Chavithi!

The Hindu God Ganesha is known as the “herald of auspicious beginnings” and considered to be the most “beloved deity of all” Ganesh Chaturthi, an auspicious festival observed in the month of Bhadra (mid August – mid September) according to the Hindu calendar is celebrated with utmost devotion and joy in many states in India and even outside the country. Ganesha, is known by 108 different names and is considered to be a symbol of good fortune, wisdom, prosperity and…

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Let’s Go Crazy – Is the Copyright Ruling Fair?

  Stephanie Lenz uploaded a video of her child dancing to Prince's tune - Let's Go Crazy, to YouTube. In the video, the child is seen making moves, while the song is played in the background. The video was uploaded in 2007 on YouTube. Universal Music, the owner of the sound recording, was not too happy with the use of the music in the video, which was getting great attention. UM sent a DMCA take down notice to YouTube, and YouTube…

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Dr. Kalyan advices Christ University, Bangalore law students about the abundant career opportunities in the IP industry.

Dr. Kalyan delivered a lecture on ‘Intellectuals and Lawyers’ organised by the School of Law Christ University’s (SLCU) Intellectual Property Rights Committee. Dr. Kalyan provided an overview of IP and then went on to discuss the different career prospects available in the field. The lecture was attended by students and faculty from SLCU. Date : 16/09/2015 [button link="http://www.sinapseblog.com/ip-career-in-india-choices-and-opportunities/" newwindow="yes"] Read more[/button]

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IP Career in India – Choices and Opportunities

Intellectual Property (IP) opens doors to a plethora of career opportunities and choices. The options to work in IP are not only numerous, but also dynamic, and covering all of them in one article is close to impossible. In this post, we have covered some obvious career opportunities open for an aspiring IP professional. Inter-Disciplinary Field With very few exceptions, IP as a field is inter-disciplinary, and multi-disciplinary expertise is an essential element for success in the field. From science…

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And the lawsuit goes to….

Recently the Internet domain registrar, GoDaddy had its Oscar-worthy moment, winning against the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (‘Academy’ for brevity). The Academy had accused the Scottsdale, Arizona based company of cyber squatting. Originally filed in 2010, the lawsuit was filed by the Academy, stating that GoDaddy was allowing its customers "to “park” their pages and  share in the revenue" collected from the advertisements on the said pages. Further the Academy stated that the internet domain registrar had…

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TiVo and Patent Infringement

  The makers of the famous TiVo DVR systems, TiVo Inc. are taking Samsung to court over the alleged patent infringement of four of their patents. Deja vu? Feels like we’ve heard this story before, haven’t we? Well, TiVo loves the litigation game and has taken several big companies, such as EchoStar/Dish, AT&T, Motorola, Verizon and Cisco, to court for infringing its patents, winning almost a whopping $1.6 billion in damages.   So why is TiVo suing Samsung this time? According to…

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Intellepedia - IP News Updates

Ericsson has a (i)Ball at the Court

On 2nd September, 2015, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Manmohan Singh of the Delhi High Court, issued an interim injunction, restraining the Mumbai-based company, iBall from importing any allegedly infringing devices until the next hearing in the case, I.A No. 17351/2015 in CS(OS) 2501/2015. The Swedish major Ericsson, which provides services, software and infrastructure in the information and communications technology space, had filed a suit for permanent injunction restraining infringement of patents, damages, rendition of accounts, delivery up etc. against the Indian…

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Tequila’s Indian Cousin

For all our readers who are alcohol connoisseurs here is some great news. A food scientist from Andra Pradesh has filed for a patent for the Indian version of tequila. It’s a well known fact that tequila originates from Mexico, where the Agave Americana plant is used in the manufacturing of tequila. However, the possibility of an Indian variant seemed a little far-fetched. Mr Sangati Chennakesava Reddy a food scientist who had previously researched on Opuntia (a plant from the…

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Pfizer files for Patent on Known Substance

  This is in furtherance of Gaurav's post with respect to refusal of Pfizer Patent by the Indian Patent Office. I do not wish to repeat the facts or reiterate the order. However, I would like to bring forth one  aspect of the order that seems to  contradict the  Novartis decision of the Supreme Court. In the Novartis case, the Supreme Court clearly laid down that  assessment of subject matter and novelty/inventive step cannot be merged, and they are two segregate…

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