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2019 Intellectual Property Statistics in India – Up, Up and away!

Intellectual Property Statistics 2019 for patents, industrial designs, copyrights, trademarks and geographical indications

For many, 2019 appeared to be a tumultuous year, legally and politically, while for others it was a year of radical but welcome changes. The view remains divided. Intellectual Property in India however, appears to have had a reasonably good year saving some deeply tragic losses such as that of IP luminary, Prof. Shamnad Basheer. In this post, we bring to you a recap of the patent statistics from 2019 and a comparison of these numbers with the statistics from 2017 and 2018. The data provided herein is calculated for the respective calendar years (January to December). The data is likely...

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Patents & Industrial Designs Statistics 2019 – A look back

Patent and industrial design statistics - 2019 recap

Firstly, congratulations are in order to the Patent Office and the office of the CGPDTM for its stellar performance in disposing of patent applications and bringing down the total pendency of patent applications in 2019. As recently as 2 years ago, the patent office suffered with a massive backlog of patent applications which was extremely frustrating to a patent applicant, however timely actions such as the recruitment of additional examiners, streamlining of patent office practice and procedures have borne fruit.  Patent statistics summary (1st January 2019 – 31st December 2019) Total applications Published 49351 Indian resident applicants 15466 Delhi 1889 Mumbai 1692 Bangalore 1651 Chennai 1637 Pune 1118 Hyderabad 812 Kolkata 338 Total Patents Granted 23527 Delhi 8925 Chennai 7578 Mumbai 3763 Kolkata 3261 Total applications examined 83226 Delhi 31314 Mumbai 27870 Kolkata 13108 Chennai 10934 In 2019, a total...

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Patent office publishes first official journal of the year

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 3rd of January 2020. 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 1472 patent applications have been published in the 1st issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1472 applications published in the journal, 274 applications account for early publications while 1198 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. Also,...

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Innovate, Patent, Produce and Prosper says PM, Natco Pharma faces patent infringement law suit and more

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent & Design News - “Innovate, Patent, Produce and Prosper,” says PM Narendra Modi; 12th edition of GIPC to be held in New Delhi, this week; IPO issues notification containing list of withdrawn patent applications; Taiho Pharmaceutical files patent infringement lawsuit against Natco Pharma; Eli Lilly wins lawsuit instituted against Apotex Inc. and other news updates. India Patent News 12th edition of GIPC to be held in New Delhi, this week The 12th edition of the Global Intellectual Property Convention (GIPC), Asia’s leading IP Convention on Innovation and IP, has been scheduled to be held between 8th and 10th January...

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22,000+ patents granted so far this year, will the IPO reach the 25,000 figure?

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 13th of December 2019. 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 1633 patent applications have been published in the 50th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1633 applications published in the journal, 211 applications account for early publications while 1422 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Pharmaceutical Companies Discuss Antitrust Probe with US, CCI’s Investigation into Bearings Manufacturers, European Union Leads Global Antitrust Influence and more

Israeli Start-Up Boosted by Investment of USD 109 Million; Pharmaceutical Companies Discuss Antitrust Probe with US; US Lawmakers Looking to Consider Privacy Lapses in Antitrust Cases; German Cartel Office Fines Carmakers Over Antitrust Practices; CCI’s Investigates Price Collusion by Bearings Manufacturers in India; European Union Leads the Way in Global Antitrust Influence and more. Israeli Start-Up Boosted by Investment of USD 109 Million Israeli start-up Vayyar, which builds radar-imaging chips and sensors and associated software that effectively detect and track images from their surrounding while maintaining the privacy of individuals being tracked, has received a Series D investment of a total of...

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Bohemian Rhapsody Producer Eyes Michael Jackson Biopic, DISH Sues Six IPTV Services, Prince’s Estate Sued by Photographer and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Tamilrockers Leaks Hindi Version of Frozen 2; Bohemian Rhapsody Producer Sets Eye on Michael Jackson Biopic; Another Billion-Dollar Lawsuit Looms Over Spotify; DISH Files Copyright Infringement Suits Against Six IPTV Services; Prince’s Estate Faces Copyright Infringement Suit by Photographer and more. Tamilrockers Leaks Hindi Version of Frozen 2 Notorious piracy website Tamilrockers released the Hindi dubbed version of Frozen 2, Disney’s sequel to its 2013 animated blockbuster, within a day of its theatrical release. Voiced by actors Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Parineeti Chopra, the film is reportedly available on a number of sites. This is just the most recent of a string...

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Fundamentals of Intellectual Property – A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala at IIM Bangalore

Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

This presentation is titled "Fundamentals of Intellectual Property" and was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala to the students at the Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore (IIMB) on November 22nd, 2019. Presentation on Fundamentals of Intellectual Property by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at IIM Bangalore from BananaIP Counsels   About Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala Dr. Kalyan Kankanala is the founder of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels, earlier Brain League IP Services, a premier IP Firm in India. He is a renowned Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney and holds honorary positions with Organisations and Centres contributing to IP law research and...

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Digital Rights Management

This post was first published on December 24, 2014.

 

Laws alone cannot eliminate copyright infringements. For the Copyright Law to take its course, there have to be effective detection of infringements and identification of infringers. Furthermore, as with any property rights, owners of copyrighted content have to take certain measures to protect their copyrights before expecting law enforcement to aid them. DRMs and ETMs are such measures a copyright owner is expected to take in order to protect his copyrights in the digital world. The term Digital Rights Management (DRM) broadly refers to a set of policies, techniques and tools that guide proper use of digital content. Simply put, a DRM system manages the appropriate use of content.

The major functionalities of this system are numerous. They include facilitating packaging of raw content into an appropriate form for easy distribution and tracking, protecting content for tamper-proof transmission, protecting content from unauthorized use and enabling specifications of suitable rights, which define the modes of content consumption. DRM systems also facilitate the delivery of content offline on CDs and DVDs; deliver content on-demand over peer-to-peer networks, enterprise networks, or the Internet; and provide ways of determining the authenticity of content and of rendering devices. Some of the popular controlled access techniques in use are encryption, electronic signature, digital watermarking etc.

Outsourcing, In-Sourcing and Intellectual Property

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This post was first published on November 03, 2014.

 

An article published in The Hindu on October 24, 2014, talks about the silent in-sourcing movement in Multi-National Companies. Organisations such as General Motors, focussing on in-sourcing IT operations during the last three years, and Astra Zeneca, setting up a captive unit in Chennai to move a large portion of global IT operations, have been cited in the news report as examples to highlight the growing in-sourcing phenomenon. One of the reasons cited in the article for such a trend is to safeguard high value Intellectual Property of the in-sourcing companies. Taking the statement at face value and assuming that there is IP at stake in out-sourcing the same, could there be anything with respect to IP, that might be encouraging this trend?

Though the decreasing trust of foreign companies in the Indian IP system might be a reason, on the face of it, it is remote and extrapolated. Besides, the level of confidence in a country’s IP system is a subjective determination, largely influenced by a company’s, or a sector’s, business interests. So, I am consciously staying away from taking this path.

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