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Global Innovation Index 2020 published – India ranks among Top 50

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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 a “Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief” against the Director of USPTO, Adrei Iancu. As reported by Patently Apple, the companies claim that USPTO is not...

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Google, Akamai and Netflix accused of patent infringement, Certificate Course on Patent Law, EPO discusses patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes, Microsoft adds 500 to LOT Network and more

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“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, IPR Workshops, Certificate Course on Patent Law, Google, Akamai and Netflix accused of patent infringement, Madras High Court upholds Kibow Biotech’s patent, EPO member states discuss patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes, First trial by China’s Supreme People’s Court for Intellectual Property, Microsoft adds 500 more patents to LOT Network and other news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “If you watched companies such as Sony and Samsung grow, they focused first on features and then on industrial design, which made their...

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Star Wars’ New Trademark, Timeless Copyright Law Suit, Garfield merchandise and more

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  This weekly update on Copyrights, Media and Entertainment Law is brought to you by the Entertainment Law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India's Premier New Age IP Firm. In this post we bring to you the latest entertainment law news and updates such as the Star Wars franchise's new trademark filing, Garfield merchandise, Shemaroo and Hathway tie-up and more. Quote of the week “There is a Pirate in every one of us.” - Kalyan C. Kankanala, IP attorney & author of the acclaimed copyright law thriller - Pirates of Bollywood. Entertainment Law News and Updates Lucasfilm files trademark for “Star Wars: Rivals” Reports suggest that Lucasfilm, the...

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Madras HC directs Google and YouTube to provide User Details in Defamation Suit.

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Google and its subsidiary YouTube were caught in a crossfire in India when Lebara Foundation a non-profit philanthropic institution supporting communities to address the welfare of vulnerable and displaced children, filed a defamation suit over an allegedly defamatory video posted by an uploader named Marupakkam Seithigal on YouTube. A Single bench (Justice MM Sundresh,) of the Madras High Court allowed Lebara’s applications seeking the IP address of those responsible for uploading a ‘defamatory’ video. The court said “If a person is aggrieved by the offending video uploaded by an unknown phantom, then the identity will have to be made know...

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Google’s use of Java APIs in Android – fair use?

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  The District Court of the Northern District of California held last week that Google's use of 37 Java APIs of Oracle does not give rise to copyright infringement liability because it is fair use. On remand from the Federal Circuit, in a Jury trial, Google's use of Java APIs and around eleven thousand lines of code was held to be fair use as it is meant to promote inter-operability and compatibility between programs. You may read our earlier post for a short history of this case here. On receiving news of the victory, Google stated that the judgment supports the...

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LG’s New Modular Phone: The future is Here

South Korea’s handset maker LG has finally revealed its newest commercially available modular smart phone at the Mobile World Congress-2016. In the past few years, there has been significant development in software and hardware solution. This time LG has managed to beat Google and introduced the first mainstream modular phone. The specifications of this LG-G5 are as expected from a 2016 Android device like, a 5.3 inch LCD display with 2560*1440 pixel resolution with corning gorilla glass 4 protection. It runs on Android 6.0 skinned with LG Optimus UX 5.0 UI. The smartphone has the Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB...

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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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Samsung and Huawei Lose Patent Fight against Unwired Planet

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In a recent development in the realm of SEP’s , a US technology firm; Unwired Planet, Inc. has won the first round against electronic giants Samsung and  Huawei over a mobile communication technology said to be essential to the 4G telecommunication system. The interim judgment was passed by the UK Patents Court against as many as 8 parties including Samsung, Huawei, Google and its subsidiaries, and Ericsson earlier this year in July 2015. In March 2014, Unwired Planet brought a claim for patent infringement against Google, Samsung and Huawei. The claim was brought for infringement of six of Unwired Planet's patents,...

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Thou can copy, oh Google. Tis legal!

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The latest IP related news pertains to Google's digital copying of entire books as part of its Google Books service from Google Inc. The US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit recently confirmed the decision of the District Court that the scanning activities of Google within its Library Project are to be considered a fair use of copyright works. The Plaintiff-Appellants, who are the authors of published books under copyright, appealed from the judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Chin, J.) which had ruled in favour of Defendant Google, Inc. The Plaintiffs...

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What a Wonderful World!

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If you have been following day to day updates of the intellectual property domain, especially the patent domain, you must have noticed the increasing number of patent litigations round the globe, over the past few years. Well, in this competitive world, terms like lawsuits and litigations shouldn’t be surprising at all. Still, the increasing number of patent litigations was an alarming concern, as most of the patent litigation proceedings are initiated by the companies to gain financial as well as market advantage over their competitors. This in turn leads to conflicts; which in turn demotes innovation, as opposed to promoting...

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