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Sound Sign Posts – Patents for the Blind 2

This image depicts a blind woman holding a stick and walking on a road. This image is relevant as a patent has been awarded for vibrating clothes which will help the blind person to navigate easily. Click on this image for more information

This post was published on August 25, 2014.

 

Last week we discussed the talking walking stick innovation. Today, I am here with another patent, brought to my attention by the reliable, Naveen. Banking on certain patents to navigate your way through the world, is not an uncommon feature in knowledge driven industries and I embark on a mission to learn a few tricks. This patent, filed in 2008, by Universidade Do Porto, Portugal, seems to be an outcome of Academic Research.

The Guidance, navigation and information system especially adapted for blind or partially sighted people (US 20110172907 A1) patent aims to provide sound sign posts for the blind. The Abstract reads as follows:

Salient Features of Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2011

This post was first published on March 15, 2011. The draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2011 have been notified for publication in the Gazette of India. Any objections or suggestions may be sent by email to chandni[dot]raina[at]nic[dot]in within 45 days from the date on which the official gazette, containing the notification, is made available to the public. This amendment rules have made it easier for patent applicants and practitioner by providing for online filing of documents. Following are the salient features of the amended rules. Electronically authenticated documents may be filed online. Individual applicants may file documents online without electronic authentication by duly...

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Patent: Stem Cell Patent Debate Never Dies

This image depicts the technological advancement that is 'stem cell regeneration'. It depicts the harvesting of stem cells in a perti dish and their development into a human organ. But is this miracle patentable? Click on the image to read the full post.

 This post was published on May 2, 2011.   The debate with respect to genetic and stem cell patents is alive with the European Court of Justice's (ECJ) preliminary opinion in March. As per the opinion, embryonic stem cells are not patentable because use of totipotent stem cells amounts to use of human embryo for industrial or commercial purposes. As totipotent stem cells can develop into a human being and are derived from an embryo, they as per the opinion can be considered to be human embryo or based on manipulation of human embryo. This opinion was an interpretation of Article 6(2)...

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The Impact of Parallel Import of Copyright on Publishers in India in Light of Copyright Amendment Bill, 2010

Copyright, novels

This post was first published on May 27, 2011. Parallel Imports occurs when authentic products are imported cheaply, without the consent of the producer who has a Trade mark, Copyright, Patent or other intellectual property right in these products, with the aim to compete with the producer’s own products, which he himself had originally marketed abroad at a lower price. This amendment aims to foster enhanced competition amongst distributors and thereby enable Indian consumers and students to access a wider range of books at lower prices in a timely manner. Thus while parallel importers (local resellers) are sourcing legitimate genuine product...

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Beer versus Whiskey- Beer Wins 8PM battle

The image depicts a beer stein full of beer. The image also reads Beer, with a byline 'All a man needs. Apart form sex'. This case talks about the tussle between beer companies for the mark 8 PM. Click on the image to read the full post.

This post was first published on September 24, 2011. RADICO KHAITAN LIMITED V. CARLSBERG INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, decided on 16th September, 2011 by Delhi High Court Facts:- The plaintiff- Radico Khaitan Ltd. has been continuously and extensively carrying on an established and reputed business in respect of manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages in India, as well as numerous countries across the world directly by itself and through its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, etc. The plaintiff adopted the mark 8 PM in the year 1997 in relation to whiskey and has been extensively using the same since 1999. The Plaintiff is the Registered Proprietor...

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Battle of Instant Photography

This post was published on August 20, 2014.

 

August 19 is celebrated as World Photography Day! Photography, in layman’s language, is an art of producing images using a camera. The history of recording images dates back to the late BC, though this cannot be substantiated. Later, in 1839, Louis Daguerre, a French artist and photographer, introduced Daguerreotype, the first publicly announced photographic process. In 1840, the first American patent (US 1582) was issued in photography to Mr. Alexander Wolcott, for his camera that worked on the Daguerreotype principle. Now, telling you about all patents related to photography would be tedious. So, let me tell you the story of an interesting patent battle that took place between two pioneers in photography in hopes of gaining dominance in the field of instant photography.

Court Re-Emphasizes the Exclusion of Generic Terms from Registration

The image depicts the Madras HC.

This post was first published on March 30, 2012. Recently Madras High Court has delivered a very interesting judgment on trademark infringement and passing off in the case of Rhizome Distilleries Pvt. Ltd Vs. Union Of India & Others on 16 February, 2012. The suit has been filed by Rhizome Distilleries Pvt. Ltd against four different Respondents. They are- 1. Union of India,  2. Intellectual Property Appellate Board,  3. The Registrar of Trade Marks,  4. Pernod Richard S.A. The petitioner company is a bottling and blending unit, which possesses recognized liquor brands in the market capturing middle and lower segments in the name...

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Netflix Finances Mumbai Based Digital Studio, Katy Perry Loses Copyright Battle, ByteDance to Launch its Search Engine in China and more

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a decrease of 1% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of July as compared to the month of June. A total of 1893 applications were filed in the month of July, 2019. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works.   Sl. No Type of Work Number of Application Filed in the Month of June 2019 Number of Application Filed in the Month of July 2019 Change Percentage Change 1 Literary/ Dramatic Work 1000 1099 99 Increase of 9% 2 Musical Work 607 0 607 Decrease of 100% 3 Artistic Work 604 498 106 Decrease of 17% 4 Cinematograph Work 47 17 30 Decrease of 63% 5 Sound Recording 111 154 43 Increase of 38% 6 Software 152 125 27 Decrease of 17 %   Total 1917 1893 24 Decrease of 1% ‘Judgementall Hain Kya’ Makers Accused of Copyright...

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Technology Transfer – The Indian Perspective!

This image depicts a transfer taking place between two people. This image is relevant because this post talks about the Indian perspective of technology transfer. Click on the image to view full post.

This post was published on September 15, 2014.

 

We hear a lot about technology transfer these days, particularly with Prime Minister Modi’s recent visits to Japan, with whom India is negotiating collaboration opportunities in the area of infrastructure, defense and energy. Technology transfer refers to the transfer, assignment or licensing of various forms of Intellectual Property developed by one person, organization, university or even a country to another. The reason for transfer is to promote public good through the development of IP into useful and usable goods or services that in turn, promote economic growth.

Leading universities, primarily from industrialized countries, generate rich IP which then is disseminated to society through private partnerships. The United States, being the primary example of an economy investing significantly into university based research and development, provides incentives to the university and to inventor(s) to jointly benefit from the commercialization of such innovations. The US passed the Bayh Dole Act in 1980 to speed up the process of commercializing federally funded university research. The Act fostered greater collaboration between universities and the private sector, leading to significant industrial growth.

A Patently Generic Win

This post was first published on April 23, 2012. In a landmark decision on a generic drug-maker’s ability to introduce a generic drug for uses not indicated on the branded product’s label, the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, a unit of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, in its patent litigation against Novo Nordisk over Caraco’s generic version of Prandin, repaglinide tablets, a blood glucose lowering drug. The drug in question, Prandin, generically known as repaglinide, is used for treatment of Type-2 diabetes. The drug is approved for three different uses, out of which Novo had valid patent on one....

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