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25 Mar
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IP Licensing: GNU Lesser General Public License Version 3 – By Dr.Kalyan C. Kankanala, Chief Knowledge Officer, Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd , now BananaIP

Introduction The Lesser General Public License(“LGPL”) is a license used by the Free Software Foundation for software libraries. The license governs all open source software libraries of Free Software Foundation and many others who choose to use it. LGPL defines terms and conditions for copying, modification and distribution of software libraries. Version 3 of LGPL […]

25 Mar
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Copyright: Copyright Registration in India – By Vijay Kumar, Trademark and Copyright analyst, Brain League IP Services Now BananaIP Counsels

Copyright registration is not mandatory. Acquisition of copyright is automatic and it does not require any formality. However, certificate of registration of copyright and the entries made therein serve as prima facie evidence in a court of law with reference to disputes relating to ownership of copyright. The procedure for registration is as follows: a.Application […]

07 Mar
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Patent: Patent raid and seizure of alleged goods at German tech fair

A patent raid was conducted by police and customs officials at Europe’s largest gadget fair at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany suspecting patent violations. According to the report by Associated Press, the raid conducted by the authorities was based on the rising number of criminal complaints by the holders of patent rights. The report further stated […]

04 Mar
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Patent: Visto and Microsoft settle patent dispute

The lawsuit between the parties began in December 2005 in the U.S. District Court of Texas when Mobile e-mail company Visto Corp sued software giant Microsoft for alleged infringement of three of its patents. The patents relate to mobile e-mail and data synchronization. These patents were allegedly used by Microsoft in its Windows Mobile Operating […]

29 Feb
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Patent: eBay and Merc Exchange settle Patent dispute

In 2001, Merc Exchange filed a suit against online auction house eBay alleging infringement on Merc exchange patents. Lawsuit was over the “Buy It Now” feature of eBay, which allow users to buy an item outright at a given price without bidding, thereby covering three patents of Merc Exchange. District Court found eBay infringing Merc […]

27 Feb
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Intellectual Property: Interpol announces database for Intellectual Property crimes

The second Annual Global Forum on Innovation, Creativity and Intellectual Property was hosted by Confederation of Indian Industries in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce & U.S. India Business Council & Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Govt. of India in Mumbai, India, from 26-27th February 2008. Among the various issues addressed in the […]

10 Feb
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Copyright: Mozilla Public License Version 1.1

The Mozilla Public License (MPL), is a license developed by Netscape Communications. Most of its provisions are same as the Netscape Public License. The license is considered to be a middle ground between the General Public and BSD licenses.Rights granted under the license Any software distributed under MPL grants both copyrights and patent rights to […]

04 Feb
The image depicts the GPL logo. The post discusses a GNU Lesser General Public License. Click here to read the post.

Copyright: The GNU General Public License – By Dr.Kalyan Chakravarthy Kankanala, Chief Knowledge Officer, Brain League IP Services Private Limited,now BananaIP

The GNU General Public License (“GPL”) is one of the most popular open source licenses. All software released by the Free Software Foundation and many other authors, are governed by this license. GPL provides the freedom to share and modify software under certain conditions. Copy, Run and Distribute GPL allows a person to copy, run […]

04 Feb
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Trade Secrets: Trade Secrets Basics – By Kalyan C. Kankanala, Chief Knowledge Officer, Brain League IP Services, now BananaIP

What is a trade secret? Trade secret is any information that has independent economic value because of not being known to others and for which reasonable measures have been taken to protect it as a secret. A secret is a trade secret only if it has legal sanctity. Terms like ‘confidential information’, ‘proprietary information’, ‘undisclosed […]

04 Feb
The image depicts a gavel which indicates patent proceedings before Indian Patent Office application.

Patent: Proceedings before Indian Patent Office – By Kalyan Chakravarthy Kankanala, CKO, Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd, now BananaIP

OVERVIEW A patent application can be filed at only of the four patent offices in India (Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai). The patent application passes through the following stages: A. FILING B. PUBLICATION C. EXAMINATION D. OPPOSITION E. GRANT A. FILING 1. Applicant: An application for a patent can be filed by the true and […]

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