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National IPR Policy – Design Related Objectives

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India approved its first ever Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy on 13th May 2016 with a vision to stimulate creativity and innovation and to promote advancement in science and technology, art and culture, traditional knowledge and biodiversity resources. The policy lays out seven broad objectives and they are as follows: Awareness: outreach and promotion; Generation of IPRs; Legal and legislative framework; Administration and management; Commercialization of IPR; Enforcement and adjudication; and Human capital development. This article considers various provisions relating to designs under the new IPR Policy. The Policy notes that the number of design applications which are currently being filed in India,...

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Sipping on IP

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Well I am guessing the title of this post may have piqued your interest. ‘Sipping on IP’ is an initiative taken by BananaIP, where everyone gathers over coffee and lets ideas, discussions and conversations about intellectual property brew. There are no ground rules and the conversation can be about varied topics from more current pressing issues to any IP related concept. It is a great way to connect, take a break and learn from your peers. Let’s see what we sipped on previously. Date: 21/04/2016 Topics discussed: Sambhabi, Ryan, Subhashree, Sanjeevani, Sharada, Sarthak, Anirudha and Anjali discussed the proposed Unified Patent Court in Europe and...

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Business of IP & Start-ups – A presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B)

The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner BananaIP Counsels, at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B), for their workshop titled ‘Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Bengaluru’ as part of the Global Network of Advanced Management (GNAM) program . The workshop was attended by students from prestigious universities such as Yale, Hong Kong University etc. The presentation is titled Business of IP & Start-ups and covers the following topics: Nature of IP and Forms Startups and IP IP Integration Example of a pharma start-up Example of a mobile technology start-up Example of an eCommerce start-up Example of a merchandising...

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Ringing Bells and Freedom 251 – Free From All IP Concerns? – Part II

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Patents on Mobile Phones Our previous post gave an introduction to the Freedom 251 phone controversy and how it is making waves in the IP quarters.  Now let’s analyze things from the patent perspective. Reports published in January, 2016 indicate that India’s mobile subscriber population has crossed the 1 billion mark and is growing. India also is home for the second largest population in terms of Internet user base, overtaking the US. Statistics as of December, 2015 indicate that out of the 402 million internet users in India, 306 million accesses internet from their mobile devices. Clearly, India is a hot market...

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World’s Best IP Blogs: PHOSITA

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In patent law, PHOSITA is a mythical person of ordinary skill in the art. This fictional person is considered to have the normal skills and knowledge in a particular technical field, without being a genius. In our World’s Best IP Blogs series, PHOSITA happens to be an Intellectual Property blog of the Oklahoma and Washington based law firm of Dunlap Codding. The blog is not specific to patents alone as would be expected from a blog named “Phosita”; it is in fact focused on all forms of IP including Copyrights and Trademarks.  The blog was started in late 2003 by Douglas Sorocco,...

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World's Best IP Blogs – Patentology

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In our previous posts, we featured some of the best blogs from the United States, Europe and Africa. The blog that we bring to you today is based in the land of the Kangaroos and Wallabies. Much like the Kangaroos, this blog also hops in with fresh IP news on an almost daily basis. The blog that I am talking of happens to be called “Patentology.” Patentology is an Australian blog which primarily covers IP news from within the island continent of Australia. All of the articles featured on the blog are authored by Mark Summerfield. Mark is a registered Australian...

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World’s Best IP Blogs: Patent Baristas

For most people, an ideal day begins with a cup of coffee and a newspaper. The blog that we bring to you today is rather unique in its concept and content. It gives you the exact feel of sipping coffee while updating yourself with the latest IP news. Often featured as one of the top pharma blogs, Patent Baristas serves its readers with some “patent chat over a steaming cup of Coffee.”  Patent Baristas is an intellectual property news and commentary weblog which features fresh news on patent and IP issues, particularly in the field of biosciences. Stephen Jenei, the founder...

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World’s Best IP Blogs – Afro-IP

  Afro-IP is an IP blog that covers the African intellectual property law, practices and policies. It provides the reader with news, information and comments on IP law, practice and business deals pertaining to the continent of Africa.   Born in the last week of December 2007, Afro-IP arose from the concern of team leader Darren Olivier that there was no decent source from which to obtain reliable news concerning IP developments in Africa and nowhere to put it once you’d gotten hold of it. This is because, while most of Africa faces the same crippling problems of counterfeits, border controls, deficient technology...

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Design Infringement lawsuits: BlackBerry v. Typo and Apple v. Samsung

BlackBerry Vs Typo Products BlackBerry Ltd. on 3rd January, 2014, filed a case against Typo Products LLC, in the California Northern District Court, for design infringement of their famous QWERTY keyboard. The subject matter of the case alleged by BlackBerry is based on the design of a keyboard that can be snap-fitted on to an iPhone, so as to make it look like the BlackBerry keyboard. The design was claimed to be an infringement of U.S. Design Patent No. D685,775 and U.S. Patent No. 7,629,964. The Judge granted a preliminary injunction in favor of BlackBerry's registered design over the keyboard. The defendant Typo...

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CGPDT Annual Report (2013-2014)

  A few months ago, the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks released their annual report (hereinafter referred as ‘report’) for the 2013-2014 financial year. The report explains in detail, all statistics pertaining to Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Designs, and Geographical Indications (GI), for the aforementioned time period. Let’s have a look at the statistics and analyze the transformation Indian IPR system is undergoing. We begin our analysis with the Patent domain.   The Patent system has a well set framework, which allows a patentee to enjoy exclusive monopoly over the patented invention, during the term of patent. Though the...

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