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Copyright Blockbuster 2014

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Dear Readers, The information age brought with it mounds of new perspectives and facts. But is it enough that it's all out there! We do want to be able to know a whole lot by reading very little. So, we bring you a quick look at all the major IP-related happenings of 2014. Copyright Law: 1. CJEU rules – ISP’s can be made to block Illegal Download access As an endorsement to European Union’s anti-piracy policies, the European Court of Justice ruled on March 27th, 2014, that EU Internet Service Providers (ISP) can be forced to block access to copyright infringing websites. The CJEU answered...

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2014 Blockbusters in Copyright Infringement Suits

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  Dear Sinapse Readers, The information age brought with it mounds of new perspectives and facts and copyright infringement claims. So, we bring you a quick look at all the major Intellectual Property related happenings (copyright infringement suits) of 2014.  1. Gulaab Gang in legal trouble! Multi-starrer movie Gulaab Gang gets into trouble with activist/leader Sampat Pal Devi of Gulabi Gang challenging the release of the movie before the Delhi High court, though Sampat Pal Devi succeeded in getting an order of stay initially but was later vacated by the division bench of the same court.  2. Even Bhootnath can get dragged to Court! Before the...

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Patent: Patents are Forever; What Jobs teaches you from the Grave!

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Deceased inventors can also get Patents granted, if the approval process gets drawn out, or when attorneys seek “continuations” – new versions of old patents. And the more lawyers and money an inventor has, the more likely his ghost will rattle on. The estate of Jerome Lemelson, the sometimes-controversial independent inventor who came up with the bar code reader, received 96 patents following his death in 1997 at the age of 74!

And that’s how, since Steve Jobs’ death in 2011 from pancreatic cancer, the former Apple CEO has received 141 patents, the highest number as of now! That’s more than most inventors get during their lifetimes.

Is Criteria to Determine Obviousness in Patent Still Ambiguous?

Decision on Non-obviousness of Patent

The Courts have often engaged in discussion of the legal non-obvious inquiry, only with respect to evaluating whether it was obvious to combine certain elements and not with respect to the ultimate question of evaluating the level of advance over prior art or identifying the quantum of advance necessary to achieve non-obviousness. In the context of combining prior art, the Court explained the need to consider market demand, design incentives, and other market forces that might lead to combinations or variations of prior art, or that a technique used with one product may be expected to be used with another. The Court...

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Copyright Regulation to allow private copying; Faces ire of UK Music Industry

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Following the recommendations given in independent report by Professor Ian Hargreaves in 2011, the UK Government had come up with several changes in the copyright law covering aspects of fair dealing for accessible formats for the disabled, research and education, public administration, parody and personal copies for private use. Of these, the regulations allowing personal copies of legally-bought music to be made for private use, under exceptions to the copyright law, are facing strong resistance from the UK music industry. Coming into force on October 1, 2014, the law was one of the two delayed statutory instruments on the matter which...

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Louisiana State University to Double Investment for Moving Innovation to Market

Louisiana State University to Double Investment for Moving Innovation to Market

In January, 2014, Louisiana State University (LSU), established LSU LIFT (Leveraging Innovation for Technology Transfer) Fund, which offers bi-annual funding to LSU faculty members on a competitive basis, to effectively transfer innovation out of the lab and into the market. The Board also agreed to continually support the LSU LIFT Fund by assigning 5 percent of the university’s future IP licensing income to the new fund. In round one of the funding, the program attracted 47 applications out of which 15 grants were awarded, with a total funding of over USD 500,000 in support of further commercialization of an innovation. Round...

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New Intellectual Property Rights to ease Patent filing

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  Under the existing Intellectual Property (Rights) regime in India, thousands of promising innovations and inventions remain un-patented. The new Intellectual Property Rights policy plans to change that. The first draft of the (IPR) policy released on December 19, 2014, emphasizes on the need to formulate a new IP law to facilitate the patenting of various ground-breaking Indian inventions.   In November, 2014, the Government formed an IP think-tank under former IPAB (Intellectual Property Appellate Board) chairman justice, Prabha Sridevan, which also formulated the National Intellectual Property Rights policy. The think-tank is of the view that making the patenting process of promising technologies...

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True Position Inc.’s Device Locator Patent Invalidated

  In a final written decision of an inter partes review under the America Invents Act (AIA), the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) stated that True Position Inc.'s (device locator) patent - 7,783,299, which describes a system for locating wireless devices in an emergency, is invalid in light of three prior art references. US patent 7,783,299 covers monitoring links in a wireless network, and triggering network events detected on those links. The technology has broad applications in anti-terrorism, law enforcement and public safety services worldwide.   Polaris Wireless Inc. had challenged True Position Inc.'s (device...

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What makes Samsung want to buy Blackberry?

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The market is rife with the reports of Korean phone-maker Samsung intending to acquire Blackberry for $7.5 billion, in spite of both the companies labelling the reports “groundless”. The speculation sent the Canadian smart-phone maker’s stock soaring 30% before it fell down by 17%. The possibility of the acquisition has raised a very important question- What makes Blackberry so appealing to Samsung? The acquisition would give Samsung the access to Blackberry’s robust patent portfolio that includes 44,000 patents worth over $1.43 billion. These patents cover security, business to business sector and Blackberry’s car entertainment software, giving an edge to Samsung to...

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