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

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…

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

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…

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Philips and Xiaomi face off in Delhi High Court, India and USA sign MoU to strengthen intellectual property cooperation and more

In this week’s Patent News – Philips institutes lawsuit for patent infringement against Xiaomi Inc.; REC Group files patent infringement lawsuit against Hanwha Q Cells; China’s Standing Committee of the NPC to review SPC’s proposal to establish China’s 4th Intellectual Property Court; India and USA sign MoU to strengthen intellectual property cooperation and other news updates. PATENT INFRINGEMENT NEWS UPDATES Philips institutes lawsuit for patent infringement against Xiaomi Inc. Koninklijke Philips has filed a lawsuit for…

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IPO to start accepting applications under PPH Pilot Program from next month, Amazon launches IP Accelerator and more

In this week’s Patent News - IPO to start accepting applications under PPH Pilot Program from 7th December 2020; EUIPO publishes 3rd edition of the 2020 IP Perception study; EU Commission adopts new Action Plan on Intellectual Property; Amazon launches IP Accelerator in certain European countries. INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATES IPO to start accepting applications under PPH Pilot Program from 7th December 2020 As per the latest public notice issued by the Indian Patent Office…

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CPI(M) asks Government to issue compulsory license for Remdesivir, EPO creates search strategies to help fight against COVID-19 and more patent news

In this week’s Patent News – CPI(M) asks Government to issue compulsory license for manufacturing generic versions of drug – Remdesivir; EPO creates search strategies to aid scientists distinguish documents relevant to fight the COVID-19 pandemic; EUIPO and EPO to jointly host online conference on Additive Manufacturing INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATE CPI(M) asks Government to issue compulsory license for manufacturing generic versions of drug - Remdesivir The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has reportedly requested the Central…

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COVID-19 patent pool opposed as Pfizer and AstraZeneca see no incentive and other patent news

In this week’s Patent News – IPO creates new provision through the e-filing system for filing a Petition to Condone delay under sub-rule (6) of Rule 6; IPO adjourns all show cause hearings via public notice; WHO and Costa Rica officially launch COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP); U.S Patent and Trademark Appeal Board invalidates Sanofi’s patents; Pfizer, AstraZeneca and other pharma giant’s express concerns over COVID-19 patent pool and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS IPO creates new…

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Indian Patent Agent Examination likely in June 2020, VMware, Apple and Broadcom found guilty of patent infringement and other patent news

In this week’s Patent News - Indian Patent Agent Examination 2020 likely to be held in June this year; Federal Jury finds VMware guilty of patent infringement, awards $236 Million as damages to Densify; Caltech awarded $1.1 Billion in patent infringement case against Apple and Broadcom; UK Government says Brexit will have no implications on IP system during the transition period; EPO publishes grounds for rejecting two patent applications that designated a machine as an inventor. Indian Patent News…

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Patent News: India ranks 13th in international patent filings, WIPO calls for comments on Artificial Intelligence and IP Policy and more

In this week’s Patent News – India ranks 13th in international patent filings; BananaIP to host one day seminar on “How to obtain a patent in one year in India”; Bristol-Myers awarded $750 million in patent infringement lawsuit with Gilead; Nokia and Daimler to settle SEP patent dispute through mediation; Abraxis Bioscience withdraws complaint against Sun Pharma; Hong Kong to launch new Patent System; WIPO calls for comments on – Impact of AI on IP Policy; U.S.A and China reach…

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Ford patents round car, Smart wheelchair patents, BlackBerry sues Snapchat, USPTO issues notice on patent subject matter eligibility, Patent tip of the Week and other news

“Ford’s Round Car, Smart wheelchair for differently abled people, BlackBerry sues Snapchat, FRAND case against Huawei and ZTE to proceed in UK, USPTO Issues Notice of Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility, UK ratifies Hague Agreement, Mexican Design Law amended, to take effect from 27thApril, 2018, Patent Tip of the week and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Design Quote of the Week “In an action of infringement of design,…

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Not a ‘Cule’ decision: FC Barcelona Loses Trademark Fight to Kule

We’ve got some sad news for our FC Barcelona fans. The General Court of the European Union recently ruled against the football club FC Barcelona and in favour of an American fashion company named Kule, affirming a previous decision, that the football club had failed to prove the genuine use of the mark ‘Cule’. For all our non-football fans, ‘Cule’ means a fan or supporter of the FC Barcelona. The issue first came up in 2011, when Kule had…

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