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AICTE and CIPAM spar over invention guidelines, USPTO invites comments on patenting inventions developed by AI and more

India and foreign patent news

In this weeks patent news - AICTE differs with CIPAM’s guidelines for on-campus inventions, to approach ministry, USPTO extends date for comments on “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Patents”, Nokia sues Lenovo for patent infringement, EU parliament challenges EPO on plant patentability, Aftechmobile sues Apple Inc. for patent infringement, Canon Inc., ends patent infringement dispute against LLC VTT and LLC Pallady, European Patent Office to host Patent Information Conference 2019,   EUIPO hosts IP Horizon 5.0 in Alicante, Spain, Intellectual Property Office of Australia launches Global Artificial Intelligence Platform (GAIN) and more. Patent News updates from India AICTE differs with CIPAM’s guidelines for on-campus inventions,...

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Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit, Infringement of Ms. Pac-Man, IMI Music Report, and more.

Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit, Bandai Namco Sues AtGames for Ms. Pac Man Infringement, Italy Investigates Newspaper Piracy on Messaging Services, IMI Releases Digital Music Report 2019, Court Summons Kinjal Dave in Copyright Infringement Suit, TamilRockers Leaks Latest Releases, and more.   International News Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit Video game developer Anas Abdin, the creator of unreleased game “Tardigrades” had filed a copyright infringement suit in a New York Court, against CBS, the producer of the popular series Star Trek. The court has now granted CBS’ motion to dismiss, finding that there were no substantial similarities between Abdin’s video game and the series, Star...

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‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Win for Google, Project Voldemort, Dating Apps at War, and more

IP Privacy and Antitrust News

Start-Up Offers Huge Database of AI-Generated Images, US Copyright Office Denies Registration of Dunhill’s ‘Engine Turn’ Pattern, Patagonia Sues Third-Party Seller for Infringement and Misuse, UK Drug Makers Admit Breaching Anti-Trust Laws, Snap Shares Facebook’s ‘Project Voldemort’ with FTC, Google Wins ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Battle in the EU, Wild Accuses Tinder of Bullying, Facebook Suspends Several Apps for Misusing Data, and more. US Copyright Office Denies Registration of Dunhill’s ‘Engine Turn’ Pattern   The US Copyright Office has refused to grant copyright protection to a fabric pattern created by British men’s wear brand Dunhill, whose application had been previously refused for...

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Times Group Doesn’t Share Miss India and Mr. India Title, Rock Clashes with Rackets, Franchise India Expo 2019 and More

Trademark News

Times Group Doesn’t Share Miss India and Mr. India Title, Franchise India Expo 2019, Rock Clashes with Rackets, Little Singham Swings into Merchandizing, Vikipedia No Match for Wikipedia and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Branding is not just about being seen as better than the competition. It’s about being seen as the only solution to your audience’s problem" - John Morgan INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Times Group Doesn’t Share ‘Miss India’ and ‘Mr. India’ Titles Bennett, Coleman and Company (Times Group) filed a trademark infringement suit against Rising India Entertainment Production for using the...

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Trademark Registrations Granted Increase by 50% this Week

Trademark Statistics

These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office have had an increase in its work pace. The total number of hearing notices issued has increased by seventy four percent (74%). Similarly, the total renewals notices issued has increased by one hundred and nine percent (109%). However, there has been a decrease of five percent (5%) in the applications published in the trademark journal. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 10121 9024 A decrease of 11% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause...

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Increased activity at IPO this week, publications and examinations see jump in numbers

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

The Patent and Design Statistics illustrated below have been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on Fridays, every week. 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 1007 patent applications have been published in the 38th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1007 applications published in the journal, 190 applications account for early publications while 817 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Patentability Requirements in India

Patentability Requirements in India

The requirements for patentability of inventions can be considered as one of the most important parts of patent law. They form the basis for grant of a patent, scope of protection, and patent validity, among others. At a general level, they influence the efficiency of the patent system in achieving its objectives of promoting scientific and technological progress, economic/industrial growth and public benefit. Owing to their value, they may be termed as essential parts of the patent machinery. If they fail, the patent machine also fails. Under the Indian Patents Act ("Act"), patentability requirements and their elements have not been laid...

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Reduction in Patent fees, Faster patent grants now? New WIPO IP Portal and more

India and foreign patent news

Ministry proposes to slash patent fees for MSME, Patent Rules Amended - Expedited examination option now available to women applicant, Government institutes and others, BEL establishes Product Development and Innovation Centre (PD & IC), in Bangalore, IBM files patent infringement suit against Zillow, European Commission releases Intellectual Property Rights Report 2019. Patent News Updates from India Ministry proposes to slash patent fees for MSME Piyush Goyal, the Minister for Commerce and Industry tabled a proposal last week to reduce the patent & design fees for MSME’s. According to the release from the Press Information Bureau, the Government intends to cut down fees for...

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Trademark Registry Speeds Up Examinations & Disposals This Week

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These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the Indian trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office have had tremendous increase in its work pace. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings has increased by fifty four percent (54%). Similarly, the total hearing notices issued has increased by one hundred and eleven percent (111%). However, there has been an decrease of thirty three percent (33%) in the applications published in the trademark journal. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 6917 10121 An increase of 46% Total...

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Court Tosses Claim on Unregistered Copyright, CEOs Demand Federal Privacy Law, Antitrust Probes Against Facebook, Google, Uber, Tencent and Car-Makers, and more

IP Privacy and Antitrust News

IP, Privacy and Antitrust This Week: Audible Files Motion to Dismiss Publishers Suit, Court Rejects Copyright Infringement suit over Gilda Radner Documentary, Tencent Music Shares Fall After Probe into Record Label Ties, Old Antitrust Laws May Hinder Probe into Facebook and Google, DOJ to Probe Automakers’ Emission Deals with California, SC Orders Investigation into Uber Practices, Conservative Party May be Liable for Data Breach, 51 Tech CEOs Demand Federal Data Privacy Law in Open Letter, and more. Audible Files Motion to Dismiss Publishers Suit The Amazon-owned audiobook company, Audible, has filed a motion to dismiss the suit and opposing the application for...

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