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Patent infringement suit against TikTok, Qualcomm and Huawei sign patent licensing agreement and other news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under PPH Pilot Project; Telangana Government proposes establishment of taskforce to promote enforcement of IPR; Triller files patent infringement lawsuit against ByteDance and its subsidiary TikTok; Qualcomm and Huawei sign patent licensing agreement and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATES IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project According to the latest public notice issued on 27th July 2020, the Indian Patent Office (IPO) will re-open the line of accepting requests under the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program from 10th August 2020 onwards....

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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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COVID-19 patent pool opposed as Pfizer and AstraZeneca see no incentive and other patent news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – IPO creates new provision through the e-filing system for filing a Petition to Condone delay under sub-rule (6) of Rule 6; IPO adjourns all show cause hearings via public notice; WHO and Costa Rica officially launch COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP); U.S Patent and Trademark Appeal Board invalidates Sanofi’s patents; Pfizer, AstraZeneca and other pharma giant’s express concerns over COVID-19 patent pool and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS IPO creates new provision through the e-filing system for filing a Petition to Condone delay under sub-rule (6) of Rule 6 The Indian Patent Office (IPO) has created...

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China ousts USA as top patent filer, WHO supports COVID-19 patent pool

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – China emerges as top patent filer in the world; Enhanced damages of $389 million awarded to Bristol-Myers Squibb; British American Tobacco files patent infringement lawsuit against Philip Morris; WHO Director General supports Costa Rican governments proposal to create an exclusive voluntary IP pool for COVID-19 products and other news updates. PATENT INFRINGEMENT NEWS British American Tobacco files patent infringement suit against Philip Morris British American Tobacco (BAT), the second-largest cigarette and tobacco manufacturing company in the world, has filed a lawsuit against Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) for patent infringement in U.S.A and Germany. BAT has filed...

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

Weekly Patent News

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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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public – World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

BananaIP team is sharing the latest information provided by World Health Organization (WHO) on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:   Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands. Maintain social distancing Maintain at least 1...

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