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Intellectual Property News and Analysis – Intellepedia

IBM #1 patent filer in 2020, Samsung at #2, Court rules in favor of Garmin in patent suit involving Philips and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – Court rules in favor of Garmin in patent suit involving Philips; USITC steps into the Ericsson versus Samsung dispute; EPO and CIPO make their PPH fast-track programme permanent; EU Parliamentarians back India – South Africa proposal on patent waivers for COVID-Vaccine; IPO’s Top 300 listing ranks International Business Machines (IBM) #1 and Samsung at #2; EPO publishes study on economic benefits of owning intellectual property rights – especially for small businesses; PATENT INFRINGEMENT NEWS Court rules in favor of Garmin in patent suit involving Philips An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled...

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Patent office issues 2509 examination reports in one week – highest so far 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 5th 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 1,036 patent applications have been published in the 6th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,036 applications published in the journal, 243 applications account for early publications while 793 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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FLVTO.biz suggests RIAA to file lawsuit in Russia, Cox Communications requests delay in paying damages, Nintendo secures injunctions in Spain and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

FLVTO.biz suggests RIAA to file lawsuit in Russia, Cox Communications requests delay in paying damages, Nintendo secures injunctions in Spain and Japan to release new laws to regulate Cosplay. FLVTO.biz suggests RIAA to file lawsuit in Russia not US The Russian stream-ripping platform, FLVTO.biz in a new legal document heavily suggested that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) submit its complaint to a Russian Court. The ongoing dispute is with reference to a lawsuit against FLVTO.biz, 2CONV.com and the sites’ owner, Tofig Kurbanov, which was filed in 2018. The initial ruling in this matter was in the favour of the Russian...

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Suggestions for Copyright Reforms by the TLF, NALSAR

The Technology Law Forum (TLF) at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad recently released a list of recommendations concerning copyright reform that were submitted to the Registrar of Copyrights. The biggest consideration that made its way into the recommendations was the interplay between the changes in technology law and copyright law. The recommendations were classified into five main categories as given below: Copyright and Creative Common Licensing of Government Works The Copyright Act, 1957 provides protection for works created by government departments, legislative bodies and other authorities owned and or controlled by the government or any agency thereunder through sections 17 (d) and...

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1500 patent applications examined last week, over 6000 FERs issued in January

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 29th of January 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 665 patent applications have been published in the 5th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 665 applications published in the journal, 197 applications account for early publications while 468 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Pro Music Rights’ Lawsuit Against Apple Dismissed, CBI files case against Cambridge Analytica, Google asks to move antitrust lawsuit to California and more.

Claudalie Faces Anti-Competition Probes, Pro Music Rights’ Lawsuit Against Apple Dismissed, Case Filed against Cambridge Analytica, Data breach exposes 1.9 million Pixlr user records, More than 22 billion records exposed in data breaches in 2020, Google asks to move antitrust lawsuit to California, Trump pardons Google Engineer who stole trade secrets, Amazon Opposes EU’s Permit for Separate Antitrust Sales Probe, Parler’s Demand for Reinstatement on Amazon Denied, SoftBank's Sale of NVIDIA Raises Antitrust and National Security Concerns and Tesla Sues Employee for Allegedly Stealing Trade Secrets. Claudalie Faces Anti-Competition Probes French skincare brand Caudalie is at the heart of a probe by...

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India May Drop eCommerce Policy due to Lack of Unanimity, TikTok Star Gets Signed to Universal Music Group, US Will Not Scrap Old Music Licensing Decrees and more.

E commerce and Licensing

India May Drop eCommerce Policy due to Lack of Unanimity, TikTok Star Gets Signed to Universal Music Group, US Will Not Scrap Old Music Licensing Decrees, Uppbeat to License Music to YouTube, Hipgnosis Buys Rights to Metallica and Michael Bublé and Classic Bands Accused of Crowding Out New Music. India May Drop eCommerce Policy due to Lack of Unanimity An inter-ministerial group, consisting of the ministries of electronics and IT, corporate affairs, finance, agriculture and commerce and industry, discussed details pertaining to the draft ecommerce policy in January 2021. The policy seeks to set up a regulator for the e-commerce sector...

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Kangana Ranaut Accused of Copyright Infringement, Delhi HC Allows Release of ‘The White Tiger’ on Netflix, Bob Dylan Faces USD 7.25 Million Lawsuit and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Kangana Ranaut Accused of Copyright Infringement, Delhi HC Allows Release of ‘The White Tiger’ on Netflix, Bitcoin Websites Asked to Remove White Paper After Copyright Infringement Claim, Bob Dylan Faces USD 7.25 Million Lawsuit, TikTok faces Source Code Leak and Written Evidence for UK’s Music Streaming Economics. Kangana Ranaut Accused of Copyright Infringement Ashish Kaul, the author of the book, ‘Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir’ has claimed that, Kangana Ranaut’s film ‘Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda’ allegedly violates his copyrights. Kaul had asked the actress to write a foreword for the Hindi version of his book in 2020 but had not...

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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments 2020- Part III

Star India Pvt. Ltd. vs. moviestrunk.com and Ors., Delhi High Court, MANU/DE/0585/2020 This suit dealt with the issue of copyright infringement by various streaming websites that continue to provide access to illegal content. In this present matter, the Plaintiff, which was in the business of producing and distributing films, filed a copyright infringement suit against multiple defendants, who ran different streaming websites, for illegally streaming the plaintiff’s film ‘Mission Mangal’. The Plaintiff also included as defendants in the suit, those departments of the Government of India, which issue notifications with regard to blocking of the impugned websites. Prior to the release...

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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments 2020- Part II

Raj Television Network Limited v. Kavithalaya Productions Private Limited and Ors., High Court of Madras, O.A. No. 446 of 2020 in C.S. (Comm. Div.) No. 244 of 202o The 1st defendant, is a producer and first owner of the entire copyright with respect to each one of the said 34 movies and the 1st defendant had assigned and transferred the rights now sought to be protected by the plaintiff by an agreement dated 06.02.2001 for a consideration of INR 65, 00,000/- (Rupees sixty five lakhs) for a period of 99 years. The plaintiff had agreed not to assign any further rights...

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