During the last two days, two interesting articles addressing accessibility of medical products and methods were published. While one article in 'The Hindu' spoke about capitalism and its inherent hurdles to access, another article written by Professor Arul Scaria in 'The Wire' argued against Niti Aayog's approach towards access to COVID vaccines and medicines. In his article, Professor Scaria specifically pointed out that Government's reluctance to use the compulsory licensing mechanism as a part of the COVID vaccine/medicine access scheme…
In this week’s patent news: Natco files compulsory license request for Baricitinib; USA approves temporary patent waiver; EU critical of US proposal for patent waiver, calls for removal of export restrictions; Ericsson and Samsung settle latest patent dispute, sign global patent license agreement; WIPO publishes guide on “International Registration of Industrial Designs under the Hague Agreement” and USPTO hiring hundreds of new patent examiners.
Natco files compulsory license request for Baricitinib
Hyderabad based generic drug manufacturer Natco…
In this week’s patent news and updates - Supreme Court restores order extending time limits indefinitely; Supreme Court asks Government why it is not invoking compulsory licensing provisions; US publishes infamous "Special 301 Report", places India on priority watch list; USPTO organizing series of free webinars on Industrial designs / design patents
Indian Patent Updates
Supreme Court restores order extending time limits indefinitely
The Supreme Court on Tuesday, i.e., April 27th restored its order from last year…
Last year, I wrote a post talking about the preference for open and collaborative research to combat the COVID pandemic (read here). At the time, I was excited to note that Governments, organisations and people were setting aside their IP norms and beliefs in the interests of human welfare. One year later, I have come to realize that my excitement was premature and uncalled for.
Except for World Health Organisation's ACT (Access to Covid-19 Tools) Accelerator Program, and the COVAX Program…
In this week’s patent news and updates - World IP day 2021, a solemn affair this year; Calls for compulsory license on COVID vaccine grows stronger; Government should not hesitate in invoking compulsory licensing provisions says Delhi High Court; Intel wins patent trial involving VLSI Technology; India - South Africa patent waiver proposal opposed by EU, UK and Switzerland at WTOP TRIPS meet; Lawmakers and nonprofit groups urge Biden administration to back 'moral' patent waiver.
Indian Patent Updates …
In this week’s Patent News – Registrations to 5th Korea International Youth Olympiad (KIYO) 4I 2020 open till 25th September 2020; Samsung and LG face patent infringement lawsuit from DivX; Uber faces allegations of direct, contributory, and induced patent infringement; USPTO announces COVID-19 deferred-fee provisional patent application pilot program.
INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATES
5th Korea International Youth Olympiad (KIYO) 4I 2020 – Register now
The World Women Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association in association with the World Intellectual…
In this week’s Patent News – Apple, Google and Intel institute a complaint against the Director of USPTO; India makes it to the top 50, for the first time, in the Global Innovation Index 2020; IPOS signs agreements with 5 countries to boost IP protection and 10Tales files patent infringement lawsuit against TikTok.
PATENT INFRINGEMENT NEWS UPDATES
Apple, Cisco, Google and Intel file complaint against the Director of USPTO
Apple, Cisco, Google and Intel have reportedly filed…
On the 30th of July 2020, the international organizations - WIPO, WTO and WHO jointly published a study report titled "Promoting access to medical technologies and innovation - Intersections between public health, intellectual property and trade". This second edition report records the numerous significant developments that have occurred since 2013, when the first edition was published. The 2013 edition of the report may be accessed by clicking here and the 2020 edition of the report may be accessed by…
In this week’s Patent News - Office of CGPDTM extends SIPP Scheme for a period of three years; CSIR allows firms to defer payments for using COVID-19 related IP; After UKIPO and EPO, USPTO now rules that artificial intelligence cannot be a legal inventor; Gilead says it is open to make Remdesivir available globally; USTR’s continues to place India on its Priority Watch List; USPTO extends certain patent and trademark deadlines to June 1; IPOS offers world’s fastest Application-to-Grant…
Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox, VIPKid accuses GSX of Stealing Trade Secrets, Indian Government Addresses COVID-19 App’s Privacy Concerns and Apple-Google’s COVID-19 Tracking Plan Faces Data Security Threats.
Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox
Tesla, the American electric vehicle and clean energy company, filed a lawsuit against Zoox, an American self-driving car startup, and four other former employees, for allegedly stealing confidential information. The lawsuit claims that, that four of Tesla’s former employees who were later hired…