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BananaIP Counsels > Posts tagged "Intellectual Property" (Page 24)

Patents Enabling Stealthy Attack

This post was first published on 12th February, 2011. The prestigious Aero-India show 2011 has already taken off in Airbase Yelahanka. I wanted to watch the show on the opening day itself but unfortunately missed it. Aircrafts always has been a passion for me. So I thought of sharing some interesting facts about aircrafts, which are mentioned below. A fighter aircraft is primarily designed for air to air combat with other aircraft. Many of them are provided with ground attacking capabilities. The ultimate aim of using a fighter aircraft is to gain air superiority over the enemies during the battle. The early...

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History of Copyright Law in India

This post was first published on 3rd February, 2011. Today almost every nation has a copyright law in place and is mostly standardized to some extent through international and regional agreements such as the Berne Convention and the European copyright directives. But when we look back, we realise that the Copyright law has a very unique history. The earliest copyright case is traced back to Ireland, where there was a dispute over the ownership of the Irish manuscript Cathach. The Cathach is the oldest extant Irish manuscript of the Psalter. It contains a Vulgate version of Psalms XXX (10) to CV (13)...

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Be Wise in Choosing Your IP Service Provider

This image depicts a magnifying glass. This image is relevant because this post talks about factors to be taken into consideration before choosing your Intellectual Property service provider. Click on the image to view full post.

This post was first published on 2nd February, 2011. Intellectual Property Services is not a business of a few anymore. With the  development of the IT and other R&D based business, there are any number of IP Service providers mushrooming around the IT and BP hubs. Therefore, there is a huge number to choose from and a person in need of such services is obviously sceptical about making the choice. We are currently in the age of information and it is a highly informed world we are living in. No matter what we do, it is highly important for us to learn...

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Protect Your Website from Copyright Liability

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This post was first published on 15th January, 2011. In the era of “world wide web”, being a website owner comes with its own set of risks. One of such risks comes from the material posted on the website or from the look and feel of the website, which is often lifted from various sources without paying much attention to the “Copyrights”. Many of the website owners are not aware of what Copyrights are and what problems may occur due to incorporation of protected material on their websites. In simple words, website owners must abstain from copying anything on their website...

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Driving on Hydrogen

First Publication Date: 11th January 2011.   It has been reported that Tata Motors has invested $15milliion on the research being conducted at MIT which aims at using water as a fuel to run cars. Every one  is today keen to know about what is the need for this research and how it is possible? The conventional sources of energy for power generation are non-renewable and are depleting fast. As a result, the automobile industry is heading towards a crisis due to running out of these energy resources. In the context, the primary need for this research by Tata Motors is to provide...

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History and Evolution of the Trademark System

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  First Publication Date: 7th January 2011   History of (trade)marks Dating back to those barbarian times where majority of people could not read or write is when symbols became a logical method of letting people know, what belonged to whom? The earliest marks were that of marking of animals, so a farmer, rancher or lord could distinguish what animals belonged to whom. As commerce developed, marks began to serve a number of purposes. ‘Potters mark’ of Greek and Roman times appeared on vessels to indicate the origin, destination along with the identification of the maker. The ancient Egyptian Artifacts embraced various symbols...

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An Incentive to Green Technology Patent Applications

  First Publication Date: 29th December 2010   In an extremely globalized world where we talk of reducing our carbon footprint, it is obvious that the leaders of tomorrow would be those who can use the alternatives to non renewable sources of energy to the fullest. Green technologies like Solar Energy, Hydel Power and Wind energy are being researched upon the world over and the least the governments can do is provide more and more incentives for development of these technologies. The U.S. Commerce Department’s Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched a pilot programme last year on 8th December to accelerate the examination of...

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IP Policy and Process Set Up: Why wait for a wake up call!

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First Publication Date: 27th December 2010.   Intellectual Property Policy and Process set up is one branch of IP that has long been neglected by a majority of Indian companies especially the SMEs. Most Indian companies come to realize the importance of an IP Policy when they enter into negotiations/business deals/technology transfers with foreign companies or multinationals where the IP hygiene is relatively high. Such a wake-up call comes especially when Indian companies deal with companies from countries where the Intellectual Property laws are very well developed such as Europe, US, Japan, Korea and the like. Companies from these countries do not...

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Non-obviousness of Biotech Inventions in USA

First Publication Date: 26th December 2010. The Non-obviousness standards required for biotechnology inventions have been interpreted by courts to be different from the generally accepted principles. In Hybritech v. Monoclonal , a case involving a patent over "Immunometric Assays Using Monoclonal Antibodies", the court held the patent non-obvious despite the existence of twenty prior art references because the prior art as a whole did not make the invention obvious at the time the invention was made. Though some references seemed to anticipate the invention, the Court pointed out that they were made after the date of conception of the invention, thus...

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Patentability of Biotech Inventions in USA – Patentable Subject Matter

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First Publication Date: 27th December 2010 To be patentable subject matter in USA, an invention should be a process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter or any improvement thereof. There are three judicially created exclusions to patentable subject matter in USA. They are Laws of nature, physical phenomena, and abstract ideas. Biotechnology (Biotech) inventions are considered to be eligible subjects as Compositions of matter or manufactures. The exclusion most relevant for biotech inventions is 'Laws of nature' exclusion. US Courts have consistently held that as per the exclusion anything that naturally exists or is a 'product of nature' is not patentable. The...

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