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Global Innovation Index 2020 published – India ranks among Top 50

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In this week’s Patent News – Apple, Google and Intel institute a complaint against the Director of USPTO; India makes it to the top 50, for the first time, in the Global Innovation Index 2020; IPOS signs agreements with 5 countries to boost IP protection and 10Tales files patent infringement lawsuit against TikTok. PATENT INFRINGEMENT NEWS UPDATES Apple, Cisco, Google and Intel file complaint against the Director of USPTO Apple, Cisco, Google and Intel have reportedly filed a “Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief” against the Director of USPTO, Adrei Iancu. As reported by Patently Apple, the companies claim that USPTO is not...

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Apple, Xiaomi face patent law suits, Mitsubishi and 3M sign patent licensing agreement and more patent news

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In this week’s Patent News – U.S based InterDigital files two patent infringement suits against Xiaomi in India; Apple to pay $506 million by way of damages to Optis Wireless Technology; Apple Inc. faces patent infringement law suit in China; General Electronics files complaint against Siemens Gamesa with USITC; Kingston signs licensing agreement with Wi-LAN’s subsidiaries; Mitsubishi signs patent licensing agreement with 3M; USPTO Federal Register issues notice on Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees during Fiscal Year 2020; Amazon announces expansion of Project Zero in seven new countries; Chinese Premier signs decree to strengthen IPR protection in the country. PATENT INFRINGEMENT...

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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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NAIMCC acquires status of International Depository Authority under the Budapest Treaty and other patent news

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In this week’s Patent News – NAIMCC acquires status of International Depository Authority under the Budapest Treaty; Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal, speaks at the 10th BRICS Trade Ministers Virtual Meeting; IPOPHL and WIPO sign MoU to conduct National Survey on IP Awareness and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATE NAIMCC acquires status of International Depository Authority under the Budapest Treaty According to a public notice issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and the World Intellectual property Office (WIPO), the National Agriculturally Important Microbial Culture Collection (NAIMCC) will acquire the status of the International Depositary Authority (IDA)...

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WIPO to host Intellectual Property Judges Forum, USPTO launches Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program and other patent news

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In this week’s Patent News – New MoU enables patents registered in South Korea to have the same effect in Laos; USPTO launches Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program; Baidu joins Open Invention Network; China to establish 33 centers to strengthen IPR protection; KIPO adopts 14 methods to boost IP Financial Investment market to 1.3 trillion by 2024; WIPO to host Intellectual Property Judges Forum and other news updates. INTERNATIONAL PATENT NEWS UPDATE New MoU enables patents registered in South Korea to have the same effect in Laos  The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the Department of Intellectual Property of Laos recently signed an...

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India advocates TRIPs flexibility at the virtual WTO General Council Meeting, CNIPA publishes first patent application related to a vaccine for COVID-19 and more patent related news

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In this week’s Patent News – IP-India welcomes RGNIIPM to the Twitter world; India advocates TRIPs flexibility at the virtual WTO General Council Meeting; CNIPA publishes first patent application related to a vaccine for COVID-19; USPTO launches COVID-19 Response Resource Center; USPTO and JPO Heads release joint statement; Green Science Alliance joins WIPO GREEN as contributing partner; CNIPA’s Annual budget reveals key performance indicators and IPOPHL accepts online requests for Commercial Patent Search.” INDIA PATENT NEWS IP-India welcomes RGNIIPM to the Twitter world The Indian Patent Office (IPO) recently welcomed Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM), a Central Government Institute on...

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AI cannot be an inventor rules USPTO, IPO extends SIPP Scheme and other patent news

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In this week’s Patent News - Office of CGPDTM extends SIPP Scheme for a period of three years; CSIR allows firms to defer payments for using COVID-19 related IP; After UKIPO and EPO, USPTO now rules that artificial intelligence cannot be a legal inventor; Gilead says it is open to make Remdesivir available globally; USTR’s continues to place India on its Priority Watch List; USPTO extends certain patent and trademark deadlines to June 1; IPOS offers world’s fastest Application-to-Grant process under the SG Patent Fast Track program and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS Office of CGPDTM extends SIPP Scheme for a...

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USPTO extends patent deadlines while UKIPO declares interrupted days and other patent news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – USPTO issues Notice of Waiver of patent-related deadlines under the CARES Act; UKIPO declares “interrupted days” from 24th March 2020 and other news updates. INTERNATIONAL PATENT NEWS USPTO issues Notice of Waiver of patent-related deadlines under the CARES Act In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has extended the time to file certain patent-related documents and fees for applications that would have been due on or after 27th March 2020. The USPTO has granted the extension in accordance with Section 12004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act...

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Steelbird wins design infringement suit, Proposal to create special patent pool for COVID-19 related patents and more

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In this week’s Patent News – CGPDTM extends deadline to register for Patent Agent Examination 2020; Offices under the control of the CGPDTM to remain closed for 21 days with effect from 25th March 2020; Costa Rican government asks WHO to create special patent pool for COVID-19 products; USPTO launches platform to encourage diversity in Patent Applications; Steelbird wins design infringement suit, awarded 96 lakhs and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS IPO updates public notice, cancels all VC hearings between 23rd March 2020 and 14th April 2020  According to an updated public notice issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO) on 25th March 2020, all...

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Government reviewing IP laws ahead of Trump’s visit to India and other patent news updates

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In this week’s Patent News - Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry gears up for Trump’s visit, initiates discussion on reviewing IP laws; India, second largest contributor to IBM’s worldwide patents; Hytera Communications to pay Motorola Solutions $764 million by way of damages; USPTO to hire hundreds of new examiners and more. INDIA PATENT NEWS Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry gears up for Trump’s visit, initiates discussion on reviewing IP laws In an effort to make “Namaste Mr. President” formerly dubbed as “Kem Cho Mr. President” an eventful occasion, the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has reportedly initiated discussions to review...

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