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This image depicts the technological advancement that is 'stem cell regeneration'. It depicts the harvesting of stem cells in a perti dish and their development into a human organ. But is this miracle patentable? Click on the image to read the full post.

ECJ Stems “Stem Cell” Patents

The sticky nature of Biotechnology research has always led to massive debates every time there was a path-breaking discovery. It happened with Nucleic acids, amino acids, genetic modifications, transgenic animals, and now stem cell research. This has been mainly because of its close and unavoidable link to life. When we came to believe that stem cell therapy for all monstrous ailments is around the corner, the moral police made its presence felt. After the famous WARF patents in the US,…

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Indian Performing Rights Society v. Eastern Indian Motion Pictures Ltd.

Citation: AIR 1977 SC 1443, (1977) 2 SCC 820, [1977] 3 SCR 206 Facts: This is a dispute that broke out in a matter involving rights over Indian literary and music works for which the copyright subsides in India. Parties to the dispute were the Indian performing right society and the cinematograph exhibitors association of India. IPRS incorporated on 23/08/1969 in the state of Maharashtra governed by copyright Act 1957 has the authority for issuing licenses for performance in public of all…

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Request for Examination of a Patent Application – Mandatory Requirement in India

In the Indian patent system, a request to the patent office has to be made to process the application to the Examination stage. Unlike other countries like the USA, where the examination fee has to be paid at the time of filing itself, Indian Patent Act 1970 provides 4 years time frame to file and pursue the application to the examination stage. A request for examination has to be filed within 48 months from the date of priority (priority date here…

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Is Trade Secrecy Always Possible?

The possibility of protection and a company's capability to protect a secret is indeed an important factor to be considered while defining the nature of protection. Though many factors may be in favor of trade secret protection over patent protection, the incapability of an organization to maintain secrecy is a very important factor and may shift the balance. The kind of information sought to be safeguarded, measures required for protection, nature of business, organization's stature, and so on play a very…

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Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP), New Scheme from Department of Biotechnology for Advanced Technology Science

Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP) is a new partnership programme with industries for support on a cost-sharing basis for high-risk discovery and innovation, accelerated technology development especially for futuristic areas like transformational technology and product development for the public good, areas having major economic potential with focused on IP creation with ownerships by Indian industry, development of technologies in the area of agriculture, health, bio-energy, green manufacturing etc. The objective is to assist and promote emerging biotech entrepreneurs and facilitate innovative…

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The featured image shows an electronic tab with the a collage of words. The focus word being computer software. The present article will help you in Understanding Software Inventions in India and US. To read more click here.

Computer – Inventions that Revolutionized the world

Image by Alexander Schaelss Computing started when humans started analyzing based on numbers. In earlier times, people used various methods for the purpose of calculation. For example, papyrus helped early men to record languages and numbers. Later Abacus made of beads took charge as an arithmetic processing device. Since then processing units kept evolving. However, a major breakthrough came when the zero and the binary system were invented by Indians. The world moved from beads to bits. The first computer was a…

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