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Call for consultations on implications of AI on IP Policy, Gujarat tops State Startup Ranking List and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News –  DPIIT publishes 2nd edition of State Startup Rankings, Gujarat ranks 1st, Sharp Corp wins patent infringement suit against Daimler; U.K Government calls for consultations on implications of AI on IP Policy. Indian Patent News Updates DPIIT publishes 2nd edition of State Startup Rankings, Gujarat ranks 1st The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) published the 2nd edition of the State Startup Rankings on Friday, last week. According to the official website, the State Startup Ranking 2019 framework is based on seven categories and thirty action points on which the states have been assessed and ranked. According...

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Intellectual Property, Accessibility and Public health

Intellectual Property, accessibility and public health

On the 30th of July 2020, the international organizations - WIPO, WTO and WHO jointly published a study report titled "Promoting access to medical technologies and innovation - Intersections between public health, intellectual property and trade". This second edition report records the numerous significant developments that have occurred since 2013, when the first edition was published. The 2013 edition of the report may be accessed by clicking here and the 2020 edition of the report may be accessed by clicking here. The 352 page long report takes stock of a number of issues currently plaguing the world, especially the COVID-19 Pandemic...

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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

India and foreign patent news

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 consensus on issues regarding IPR protection; ARIPO publishes Notification of Amendments to the Harare Protocol 2019;  EUIPO hosts Technical Workshop...

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Indian IP Laws to Protect Traditional Culture and Folklore

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This post was first published on 8th November, 2014.   Most places in the world, where traditional knowledge and folklore exist, face the challenge of multiculturalism and cultural diversity because they have both indigenous and immigrant communities. A balance has to be struck between the protection and preservation of cultural experience and traditional. Efficient cultural policies are required to meet the above challenges and free exchange of cultural experiences is required to make policies for effective protection of the same. A further challenge is to balance a wish to preserve traditional cultures with a desire to stimulate tradition-based creativity as a contribution to...

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Role of IP Policy in a Knowledge-Driven Company

This post was first published on March 26, 2010. An Intellectual Property (IP) Policy setting out the IP goals of a company in the light of its business goals plays a very important role in enabling the company to acquire competitive advantage from its IP. The IP Policy must lay down the framework in light of the company's IP strategy. Most IP policies cover aspects such as generation, protection, ownership, utilization, management, and commercialization of IP. They also include the company's policy with respect to the use of third-party IP, interaction with third parties and so on. While the broad policy...

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National IPR Policy – Design Related Objectives

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India approved its first ever Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy on 13th May 2016 with a vision to stimulate creativity and innovation and to promote advancement in science and technology, art and culture, traditional knowledge and biodiversity resources. The policy lays out seven broad objectives and they are as follows: Awareness: outreach and promotion; Generation of IPRs; Legal and legislative framework; Administration and management; Commercialization of IPR; Enforcement and adjudication; and Human capital development. This article considers various provisions relating to designs under the new IPR Policy. The Policy notes that the number of design applications which are currently being filed in India,...

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NIPR Policy – Action points on Geographical Indications, Trademarks and Designs

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The National IPR Policy for India, released on 13th May 2016 outlines seven broad objectives laid down by the policy, as discussed in the earlier posts accessible here and here. This post will focus on the aspects of Geographical Indications, Designs and Trademarks dealt by the new IPR Policy. The policy highlights the lack awareness of IP benefits and rights among possible IPR generators and holders. The Policy addresses the concern that Geographical Indications (GIs) needs to be promoted especially in rural and remote areas, which can tap the commercial benefits of the rich heritage in India. GIs can make a difference...

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USTR finds Pakistan better than India in IP Protection.

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On World Intellectual Property Day i.e. 26th April, 2016, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the 2016 “Special 301” Report on the global state of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement. The USTR official press release quotes Michael Froman, the U.S. Trade Representative as having said “Intellectual property is a critical source of economic growth and high-quality jobs for the United States, and it is more important than ever to prevent foreign governments and competitors from ripping off United States innovators who are trying to support high-paying jobs by exporting their goods and services to consumers around the world” The press release...

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The Case of Indian Intellectual Property – Misplaced Perception

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Walking out and looking at yourself is not very easy, but it must be done to understand what is going on with you. That will also give an insight into how people are perceiving you. It seems that India has not been very successful in looking at itself as a third party, and understanding how other countries are perceiving it. Maybe, someone did that and was happy with the impression the country is making. This post is a response to a post by IP Watch Dog  of USA, which is surely doing a good job in protecting its country's IP and...

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Indian National IP Policy Update

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It has been reported in the Business Standard on May 26, 2015, that the final version of the National IP Policy is expected to be delayed. The delay is due to pending comments and inputs from 3 important ministries: Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Ministry of External Affairs. No inputs have yet been given by Departments of Pharmaceuticals and Commerce. The delay is not surprising, and is probably good for India. The first draft of the policy was far from integrative, cohesive and lucid, and one hopes that time is being spent well on making it a...

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