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SEP, Infringment and principles relating to actual costs - Ericsson v. Lava – Part 5

SEP, Infringment and principles relating to actual costs – Ericsson v. Lava – Part 5

In this case, the Court has crystallized and reiterated several patent principles relating to patentability under Section 3(k), novelty, inventive step, infringement of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs), Exhaustion, FRAND royalty determination, and so on. Along with other principles, the Court has also outlined the principles for grant of actual costs. Continue Reading SEP, Infringment and principles relating to actual costs – Ericsson v. Lava – Part 5

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Delhi High Court seeks Prof. Arul George Scaria's Opinion on use of Music in Marriage Ceremonies

Delhi High Court seeks Prof. Arul George Scaria’s Opinion on use of Music in Marriage Ceremonies

In a case between Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) and Lookpart Exhibitions And Events Private  Limited, Justice Pratibha Singh of the Delhi High Court has sought an expert opinion from Professor Arul George Scaria on the legislative history and scope of Section 52(1)(za) of the Copyright Act. The specific question  raised is whether use of music in marriage ceremonies and social events is exempted under Section 52(1)(za), and whether such a use may be considered as fair use. The provision reads as…

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