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IIPRD is a premier Patent Support, Technology Consulting, and IP Licensing Firm with a diversified business practice providing services in the domain of Commercialization, Valuation, Licensing, Technology Transfer and Due-Diligence of Intellectual Property Assets along with providing complete IP and Patent Analytics and Litigation Support Services to International Corporates and Global IP Law Firms.
IIPRD has been established as an earnest and sincere effort by corporate trained IP practitioners to assist Global Business Houses in strategizing their growth by leveraging their IP Rights through effective Creation, Promotion, Protection, and Commercialization of IP. IIPRD has a legacy of over seven years of existence and is among the first Indian IP Firms to have core focus on Commercialization, Technology Transfer, and Licensing for numerous Indian and Global Corporates.
IIPRD's critically focuses on a broad range of Technology Consulting and IP Research Services spanning all stages of IP Procurement, Management, and Enforcement. IIPRD has a diligent and earnest team of strong Patent, Commercial, and Legal Professionals who enable the firm to provide the complete spectrum of services starting from Market/Technology Research to Licensing/Commercialization to Litigation Support. IIPRD's over 8 years of substantive experience has helped it gain a prominent name in the Industry as a reliance and trustworthy partner in the complete Research and Analytics Process. Furthermore, support of Khurana & Khurana as its full service and Legal 500, MIP, IAM, Chambers, and Asia IP recommended IP Law Firm has further strengthened the positioning of IIPRD.
Value of Intellectual Property (IP) lies in its commercialization and not in its mere creation and development. It is IP that leads mergers to emerge, resulting in Companies having IP dominance to take the shot. Companies derive competitive advantage that arises out of the way in which they organize and perform IP blended activities, and such activities are the means by which a firm creates value in its products for its buyers. Intellectual Properties are the sparkling assets, they are being the spark plugs that provides the thunderous start, helping bring in investments in monetary, fixed, and intangible assets to profitable life, which otherwise could well remain sleepy.
Patent Prosecution is not merely a process of interaction between an Applicant and/or his Legal Representative and a Patent Office with respect to patentability of a patent application, but, for the Applicant, it is also a test of legal and technical competence that it believes the Legal Representative possesses. Patent prosecution is highly individualized and reflects the underlying skill set of each Attorney as the prosecution process itself involves high level of technical negotiation and interpretation of specific terminologies with the patent office, which in the end has high-impact value for the client.
Patents are now being considered as one of the major source of technological and competitive information. In the highly competitive business environment, Patents are an important source of technological intelligence that companies can use to gain strategic advantage, and also to avoid possible infringement problems and assess patentability of the inventions.Patents contain a lot of information and it’s an individual’s perspective on how they can effectively use this huge information source for various technological and competitive insights. A continuous research is indeed essential to derive methods, techniques and tools for efficient patent analysis and mapping.
Patent analytics, competitive landscape analysis, commercialization studies, etc. are time-consuming, costly, yet vital elements to ensure that you are protecting and making the most of your organization’s/ clients’ intellectual Property.
Litigation is an integral part of IP Protection. To sue or not to sue is a difficult task in respect of Intellectual Property Infringements. Before one starts litigation, a Corporate requires careful analysis of numerous uncertainties, including the standards the court will apply on the liabilities, strength in the evidence, how good the experts chances of winning, measure of damages that might apply, extent of damages that might get paid, possible consequences that could flow from winning and losing the litigation, among others. Therefore, various features of uncertainty must be balanced against the most certain cost of litigation including management time against possible business consequences of not pursuing litigation. IP Litigation is an expensive proposition and needs an in-depth understanding of various issues as mentioned and other allied areas.
Docketing and Paralegal support services include maintaining and taking necessary actions to meet deadlines pertaining to Patent, Trade Mark, and Design applications. Such services are of immense value proposition when the IP Portfolio comprises a large number of documents/applications pertaining to different or same Intellectual Properties, wherein in order to track legal deadlines of each application, precise docketing and effective paralegal support is very essential.
Value creation and growth are an ultimate goal of any management team. IP Valuations are necessary in many contexts. These may include Investment analysis, Out-Licensing deals, In-house estimation of the worth of created IP, capital budgeting, merger and acquisition transactions, financial reporting and taxable events, as well as bankruptcy and litigation proceedings.
Intellectual Property, in general, has emerged as a major area of business competence. It has become as important as understanding innovation, technology, marketing, finance, corporate governance, industrial economics and strategy. Importance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), especially Patent sand Trade Marks, needs no emphasis and is largely well understood in the Corporates. At the same time, in the changing paradigm of global business, one central force that supports this change and shall regulate more closely in time to come is Intellectual Property Laws and Practices.
IIPRD since 2011 has been actively writing blogs and research articles to update all its members and clients regularly on the most recent IP activities across the Globe. IIPRD Blog has a following of over 3000 subscribers who get updated with our articles in real-time and we are glad to be able to get such support to continue our initiative and effort to bring everyone on the same page.
IIPRD, with great pleasure, is happy to announce that it has been ranked as one of the top 100 Intellectual Property Blogs writer from thousands of top Intellectual Property Blog writers on IP, Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights by Feedspot.
IIPRD strives to ensure delivering and providing insights to the IP industry continuously and extensively to help their clients, International Law Firms as well as stakeholders to keep them updated/aware about the updates, analysis and insights to the recent happenings in the IP domain across various jurisdictions.
Patents are a major area of business proficiency nowadays and recently in India too, it has become as important as marketing, finance, corporate governance, and manufacturing economics. India’s growing R&D operations have taken a beating due to lack of in-house professionals to file patents applications. Even then, the numbers clearly indicate that there is a great deal of patenting activity going on among companies across India. Patent Specification, besides being the most important document in the entire patent registration procedure, is also considered to be one of the most complex Techno-Legal documents. Drafting of Patent Specification is a device of great importance and thus should not be left to a layman to design it. It is extremely important to use carefully selected language to describe an invention to satisfy requirements both in legal terms as well as in technical terms. Selection of the right words may prove tricky when the draft-person is an amateur. Unclear and indefinite languages used in the specification are always likely to draw competitors, or any person concerned to invalidate or oppose the patent or the patent application. And not only is the language significant, satisfying the requirements of patentability is equally vital.
Malaysia’s Patent Act similar to other countries jurisdictions excludes certain subject matter from protection under patent. Such subject matter is defined under section 13(1) of Malaysia’s Patent Act.
The Malaysian patent law uncovers some of the non-patentable subject matter relevant to the life sciences industry in Malaysia. This non-patentable subject matter in Malaysia affects the life sciences industry. Some of the related examples are: discoveries and scientific theories; plant or animal varieties or essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals; methods of treatment of human or animal body by surgery or therapy, and diagnostic methods practiced on the human or animal body. 
A fund of RM 500,000 has been allocated by the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) for school and university students in the country to register their Intellectual Properties (IP), said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.
The ministry had been strongly encouraging the students to be creative and to patent their products before being commercialized. “The cost to register intellectual properties is very high, which is RM 1,500 and that is why we are allocating a special fund. We will assess all applications to register the intellectual properties via a new application.” he told reporters after the closing ceremony of ‘IP Funtastic’ programme at SMK Sungai Bayor near Selama on April 29, 2017.
Reportedly, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has announced that Singapore is launching a S$1 billion (US$717 million approx.) innovation fund to help companies with strong intellectual property strategies to grow and expand overseas.
The Makara Innovation Fund, a partnership between IPOS and local private equity firm Makara Capital, will invest S$30 to S$150 million on each of 10-15 “IP-rich and high-growth potential” companies from all over the world, including Singapore. These companies will then tap on Singapore’s IP ecosystem to help them deepen their value creation, compete effectively and expand into the global markets. MIF will help anchor the nation as a destination for ideas to be translated into assets and revenue by employing a ‘from Singapore and through Singapore’ approach.
Mr. Daren Tang, Chief Executive, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), assumed the Chairmanship of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), at its 34th Session in Geneva. As Chair, he will help steer the SCCR’s discussions on developments to the global copyright regime through his two-year stint.
The SCCR includes representatives from all 189 WIPO member states as well as the Berne Union. It is a platform for members to exchange insights and experiences on copyright matters, initiate international collaborations and facilitate international copyright agreements. An example of an outcome arising from SCCR discussions is the Marrakesh Treaty which facilitates access to published works for visually impaired or print disabled persons. WIPO, or the World Intellectual Property Organisation, is a specialised UN agency.
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has received unanimous international endorsement to be designated as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority (ISA/) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, an agreement administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
In her presentation, IPOPHL Director General Josephine Santiago noted that the IPOPHL has satisfied the requirements for designation as ISA/IPEA. The IPOPHL has:
For most of our questions, we rely on the internet for answers. While the debate on the reliability of information received on the internet continues, an equally enthralling race of which website will be the first to grab a searching consumer’s attention has begun. With companies and organizations willing to pay a leg and an arm to ensure maximum footfalls on their websites, it is not surprising that such organizations are searching for loopholes to find ways to manipulate the search results on search engines. Website owners attract unwarranted attention to their website by making dubious use of Meta-tagging, framing, linking, deep linking. This article aims to introduce the concept of meta-tagging and provide an overview of the legal jurisprudence pertaining to unfair use of meta-tags with respect to Trade Marks.
The online platform offers ample opportunity for infringement of copyrights and it is but natural for copyright holders to react apprehensively and clamor for absolute regulation of the digital copyright market. However, the virtual world is a whole different ball game where standard rules fail to achieve the desired objective. Therefore, a mechanism was developed to counter unauthorized use and give more control to the copyright holder over the categories accessible and the type of usage and modification allowed, called Digital Rights Management (DRM). It was proposed through the WIPO Internet treaties of WIPO Cooperation Treaty (WCT) and WIPO Performers and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) to provide a flexible and globally enforceable mechanism of governing digital copyrights.
Citation: 226 (2016) DLT 662
As per a study conducted in 2016 by OECD (Organisation Economic Cooperation and Development) and the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office, India ranks amongst the top five exporters of counterfeit products. Inspite of the legislative authorities providing stringent anti-counterfeit laws that award both civil and criminal remedies to the wronged, there still exist rampant export of fake goods and parallel exports that have caused grave losses in terms of goodwill and revenue to number of companies in various industries.
In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, Bangladesh IP Forum (BIPF) held a boot camp, “Volunteer for Intellectual Property” (VIP), on May 2, 2017 at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of University of Dhaka to raise awareness on the importance of intellectual property rights (IPR).
On the fourth year this preparation has been held, 300 college students and youthful business people were prepared on fundamental intellectual property (IP) issues, for example, copyright, trademark, patent and designs, with the aim to develop attention to the significance of intellectual property rights (IPR). Manzurur Rahman, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information, called for attention to the requirement for IP mindfulness so that no other Bangladeshi needs to meet an indistinguishable destiny as the late Lucky Akhand, and included that one ought to look for legitimate help for one’s intangible property the way one would for tangible property. Barrister ABM Hamidul Mishbah, Founder of Bangladesh IP Forum, highlighted the significance of IP mindfulness in the flourishing “idea market”, where even youthful youngsters are making recreations.
The process to get Geographic Indication (GI) registration of two famous Bangladeshi products, Comilla’s dessert Rasmalai and textile Khadi, has started. Comilla Deputy Commissioner Jahangir Alam has said the district administration has chosen the products and started to find their original producer. “We have started discussions with the producers,” he told bdnews24.com on February 14th.
According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, a Geographical Indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a particular geographic origin, possess, qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. GI indication of goods acts as the “claim to fame” for a state. The members of the World Trade Organization signed the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement in 1994. The TRIPS agreement introduced intellectual property law into the international trading system for the first time and remains the most comprehensive international agreement on intellectual property to date.