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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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Frivolous inventions, Idly patents, Patent office being modernized, Annual Report for 2016-2017 published, Microsoft accused of patent infringement, UK ratifies UPC agreement, Patent tip of the Week and other news

The featured image reads Weekly News Updates: Patent News. The logo of intellepedia also forms part of the featured image. To read more click here.

  “Frivolous inventions, Idly patents, Annual Report for 2016-2017 published, Ramesh Abhishek: dramatic improvement in examination and disposal of IPR applications, Patent office being modernized says Minister Suresh Prabhu, Microsoft accused of patent infringement,  Qualcomm easing patent licensing terms, UK ratifies Unified Patent Court Agreement, USTR continues to place India, China and Others on priority watch list, Patent Tip of the week and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent Quote of the Week “Exercise care and caution because not every idea is a patentable invention” – Gaurav Mishra, Patent Associate,...

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Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corporation : A Victory For Software Patents

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There is now a ray of hope for computer and software based patents. The case which is  discussed below is the second one post Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International case. In Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corporation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a California district court’s summary judgment that two software patents were directed to an “abstract idea” without “significantly more” and therefore were not eligible for patent. The facts of the case are stated below. Enfish owned two patents namely, US6,151,604 and US6,163,775 that described and claimed a logical model for a computer database. A logical model...

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What a Wonderful World!

Microsoft logo as the post is about Visto and Microsoft settle patent dispute

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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Phonetic Justice for Trademark

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  This article was contributed by Swastika Chakravarti. How important are phonetics in trademarks, you ask? The General Court of the European Union has an answer for you. In deciding a matter between Pay TV giant, Sky and Microsoft (owners of Skype), the Court relied on the similarity of signs in terms of concept and phonetics to deny Microsoft a trademark for Skype in Europe. Holding that the pronunciation of ‘y’ in Skype is no shorter than in Sky, the Court seems to feel that ‘Skype’ is most obviously identifiable with the commonly used word 'Sky'. The logo of a cloud helps...

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