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IP waiver on Covid-19 vaccine, AI lacks ‘legal personality’ says USPTO to Court and more

Weekly Patent News

Chandigarh to launch special start-up policy soon; 57 countries back India’s proposal for IP waiver on Covid-19 vaccine; Ms. Anjali S delivers a talk on Patent prosecution and Patent Opposition; Mr. Gaurav Mishra delivers talk on Patent infringement and defenses in Biotech research; Solas OLED and LG settle patent dispute; USPTO submits its position on AI inventorship to US District Court; CNIPA extends PPH program with Austria and Germany Indian Patent News Chandigarh to launch special start-up policy soon The Chandigarh administration has announced that it intends to formulate a Startup Policy with special focus on women entrepreneurship soon. The new policy will...

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Over 5000 patents granted in 2 months, will total grants increase this year?

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 26th of February 2021. 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 1,184 patent applications have been published in the 9th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,184 applications published in the journal, 271 applications account for early publications while 913 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Social Dimensions of Copyright Infringement and Enforcement: A Quick Reflection in the context of Sci-Hub Litigation

SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT

Like-Minded IP Teachers’ Working Group on Intellectual Property and Public Interest   Social Dimensions of Copyright Infringement and Enforcement: A Quick Reflection in the context of Sci-Hub Litigation☨   Jointly prepared by:   Prof. (Dr) N. S. Gopalakrishnan[i] Dr Arul George Scaria[ii] Dr M. Sakthivel[iii] Ms Anjana Girish[iv] Dr Vishnu Shankar P.[v] Prof. (Dr) T. G. Agitha[vi] Prof. (Dr) Anirban Mazumdar[vii]   Pathbreaking technological innovations have always contributed to different kinds of social tensions to which societies and legal systems have struggled to find amicable solutions[viii]. Unprecedented innovations in the field of information technology, which we started witnessing towards the end of last century and rapidly growing even today, is no exception to...

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59% Decrease In Patent Publications This Week, Grants also Decrease Slightly

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 Office published by the patent office on the 19th of February 2021. 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 743 patent applications have been published in the 8th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 743 applications published in the journal, 176 applications account for early publications while 567 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period....

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Indian IP Orders and Judgments-2021

Litigation Department

1. Dassault Systemes Solidworks Corporation & Anr vs. Spartan Engineering Industries Private Limited & Anr., High Court of Delhi, CS (Comm) 34/2021 In this matter, the Delhi High Court deals with copyright infringement of software. Plaintiff No. 1 is a French company which has developed a software called ‘Solidworks’. This software facilitates modelling and development of products in a three-dimensional environment. Plaintiff No. 2 is a sister concern established by Plaintiff No. 1 to manage all its affairs with respect to ‘Solidworks’ in India. The Plaintiffs state that the software was developed by their employees as work for hire, and hence the...

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Job Opening: Intellectual Property (IP) Associate – Bangalore

Job Opening - Intellectual Property (IP) Associate

BananaIP Counsels, A Leading Intellectual Property (IP) firm is looking to immediately hire lawyers for the position of IP Associate in it's IP Strategy and Legal Advisory team. For further details, please refer to the job description below: Job Title: Intellectual Property (IP) Associate Department: IP Strategy and Legal Advisory (IP Law, E-Commerce Law, Data/Privacy Law) Media and Entertainment Law, Technology Law and other related laws) Job description: Strategic IP Advise and Opinions IP conflict management and resolution Contract drafting and review Oppositions, Revocations, Rectifications and other proceedings Litigation Management and Dispute resolution Legal notices, opinions and reports Research and Publication Blog contributions ...

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Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2021 published; Bill in parliament to abolish tribunals such as IPAB

Weekly Patent News

Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2021 published; Central Government introduces bill to abolish tribunals such as IPAB and 4 others; EPO Strategic Plan 2023 published; EPO member states agree on common practices under a joint initiative  Patent Office Updates Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2021 published The Indian patent office has published the Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2021 on the 9th of February 2021. The amended rules propose to reduce the filing fee of educational institutions and make them eligible for expedited examination. The draft rules shall come into effect from the 9th of March 2021 and any objections / suggestions must be submitted to the...

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78% increase in patent publications this week, grants decrease slightly

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 12th of February 2021. 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 1,850 patent applications have been published in the 7th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,850 applications published in the journal, 329 applications account for early publications while 1,521 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Data Privacy can take the form of non-price competition, Qualcomm loses case against EU Anti-Trust Regulators, Facebook prepares to file Anti-trust Lawsuit against Apple and more.

Lu La Roe to settle pyramid scheme lawsuit for USD 4.75 million, Supreme Court issues notices to online platforms in UPI Data Privacy Case, No violation of privacy Minister of State informs Rajya Sabha, Data Privacy can take the form of non-price competition, ByteDance sues Tencent for Anti-Competitive behaviour, Qualcomm loses case against EU Anti-Trust Regulators, Facebook prepares to file Anti-trust Lawsuit against Apple and EU Anti-trust regulators investigate Mondelez International. Lu La Roe to settle pyramid scheme lawsuit for USD 4.75 million The multi-level marketing company will be paying USD4.75 million in order to settle a lawsuit filed by the State...

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CAIT embraces imposition of extra tax on foreign eCommerce companies, Court blocks Future Group’s sale of assets to Reliance Industries, Google announces closure of Stadia Game Studio and more.

E commerce and Licensing

CAIT embraces imposition of extra tax on foreign eCommerce companies, US Congress raises concerns over eCommerce FDI rules, New Cryptocurrency eCommerce market place launched, Court seeks Centre’s response on violations by Social Commerce Platforms, Court blocks Future Group’s sale of assets to Reliance Industries, Netflix tests ‘Timer Feature' for Android users, Twitch dominates Live Video Game streaming during Pandemic, Google announces closure of  Stadia Game Studio, Spotify debut’s in South Korea, Warner partners with FMG to launch Music Licensing Platform, Sony Music acquires Kobalt’s AWAL for USD 430 million, Big Brands skip the Super Bowl Commercials this year, Saregama and...

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