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Patent office publishes list of withdrawn applications, EA games, Sketchers and Apple face lawsuit and more

In this week’s patent news - Punjab University organizes Patent Search and Filing Workshop, MSME Development Institute at Dimapur holds awareness program on IP Rights, Indian Patent Office releases list of Withdrawn Patent Applications, WIPO Academy opens Registration for – General Course on Intellectual Property Rights: DL 101, BlueMail sues Apple Inc. for Patent Infringement, Nike institutes design patent law suit for infringement of its design patent against Sketchers, Electronic Arts faces patent infringement suit, Amazon launches Intellectual Property Accelerator,…

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The Chemtura Case – Assent from US’ BPAI, but Dissent from India’s IPAB

This post was first published on 29th October, 2014.   Intellectual Property Appellate Board, ORA/14/2009/PT/MUM ANDORA/14/2009/PT/MUM Decision Date: 24 AUGUST 2012 This post focuses only on the inventive step analysis of IPAB. The question of inventive step arose in a revocation petition before IPAB in which lack of inventive step was one among several grounds. SiNApSE readers will recall this case for its ratio on Section 8 of the Patents Act. Patent: The patent in question relates to a side bearing pad assembly…

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Alice vs. CLS saga

This post was first published on 19th September, 2014.   A thought is emerging in the US that the Alice vs. CLS decision was a game-changer and that software patent protection in the country has been seriously eroded. Let us see what happened between them and how it affects us. Who is Alice? Alice Corporation claims to be an innovator in financial markets. The Company has obtained patents on its innovations worldwide, including in the United States. It was founded by privately-held…

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Patently Asia – A Drug War!

This post was first published on 25th November, 2014. Japanese Patent about a pain-killing drug extracted from 'Kratom' (Mitragyna Speciosa), a well-known Southeast Asian medicinal plant, is creating contradictions. Patent documents and other publications reviewed, are silent on the origin of Kratom utilized by Chiba and Josai. Patents have been issued in Japan and the US, and patent applications may be pending elsewhere.   How the Plant became a Painkiller drug? In the early 2000s, Japanese researchers began analyzing compounds extracted from Kratom as part of a program to assess medicinal…

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Patentability of Higher Life Forms

This post was first published on 5th September, 2014.   Today we will be discussing a case where the patent grant was rejected by the Canadian Patent Office as higher life forms are patent ineligible subject matter under the Act. Canada (Commissioner of Patents) (Appellants) vs. President & Fellows of Harvard College (Respondents) Case: The case was about a patent application filed by the Harvard College for a transgenic mouse. In the transgenic mouse, the genome was genetically altered with the insertion of an oncogene.…

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Crossing the Rubicon: A Fork in the Road – Go Right or Left?

This post was first published on 24th July, 2014.   Case Analysis of Dr. Aloys Wobben and another vs. Yogesh Mehra and others. CIVIL APPEAL NO. 6718 OF 2013 Facts: Dr. Aloys Wobben (Appellant) owns approximately 2,700 patents in more than 60 countries of which 100 patents are in India in the field of wind turbine generators and wind energy converters. Appellant was carrying out the manufacturing process in India through a joint venture partnership with the Yogesh Mehra and Ajay Mehra (Enercon India Limited)…

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3M settles patent infringement suit, IP5 launch AI taskforce, EPO online courses and more

  "Patent News Bulletin: Quote of the Week, Indian Patent Statistics, First Examination Report (FER) Statistics, Indian Industrial Design Statistics, 3M settles patent infringement suit with Tovis Co. Ltd and Scientific Games Corp., IP5 heads launch New Emerging Technologies and AI taskforce, European Patent Office offers exceptional online courses to IP enthusiasts, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore announces IPIII initiative and other news updates" is presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm.…

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National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Flash Electronics India sues Royal Enfield, Hague Agreement and more

“Niti Aayog proposes ‘National Strategy for AI’, Flash Electronics, India files infringement suit against Royal Enfield, China in talks to join The Hague Agreement, Republic of Estonia celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Estonian Patent Office, Joint study by EPO and EUIPO explains why SME’s who implement IP show better growth and more patent news” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week  “Obtaining and maintaining a patent is a lot…

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Voting Machine Patent, Delhi High Court restrains Natco, Samsung and Huawei settle patent dispute and more

  “Indian elections and Patents on voting machines, Delhi High Court restrains Natco from manufacturing cancer drug, Samsung and Huawei end eight - year long patent dispute, Novartis thwarts attempt to invalidate its cancer drug in US and more patent news” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week  “Ideas in your mind have no patent value. They must be expressed or reduced to practice before it is too late” –…

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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

“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 …

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