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A Deep Dive into Section 3(k) Analysis of Ericsson’s Eight Patents – Ericsson vs. Lava – Part VII

This post analyzes an Indian court case between Ericsson and Lava focusing on Section 3(k) of the Patents Act. This section prohibits patents on mathematical methods, business methods, computer programs, and algorithms. The court evaluated the patentability of eight patents related to mobile communication technologies under Section 3(k). Continue Reading A Deep Dive into Section 3(k) Analysis of Ericsson’s Eight Patents – Ericsson vs. Lava – Part VII

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Madras High Court's Progressive Stance on Patent Claim Amendments

Madras High Court’s Progressive Stance on Patent Claim Amendments and Other Aspects

In this post, we at BananaIP bring to you select Patent cases relating to Patent Claim amendments, Patent exclusions, and Patent orders. Amending polypeptide patent claims mentioning specific sequence IDs to polynucleotide claims mentioning the said sequence IDs is permitted, says Madras High Court. While dealing with the rejection of a patent application based on impermissible claim amendments, the Madras High Court reiterated that claim amendments are permissible as long as the amendments are disclosed in the specification. After reviewing the…

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PTech Industry Split – Proposed Indian Patent policy

This post was first published on 18th August, 2014.   A heated debate has erupted between the Tech Giants about the newly proposed amendment in the Indian Patent act. The Tech industry is discussing the pros and cons of implementing the suggested change. What is proposed in this new changed policy? The new policy that is proposed aims to protect essential patents in the technology space. It is called the Intellectual Rights Policy and it proposes to set a framework for the licensing of…

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