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Successful Completion of International Patent Drafting Competition 2017

IIPRD, along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) and its eminent foreign associates, conducted Third edition of International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC). IPDC was designed with an objective to test acumen and skill set of various practitioners pertaining to patent drafting that forms a critical part in patent lifecycle. IPDC aims to … Continue reading Successful Completion of International Patent Drafting Competition 2017

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Supplementary International Search under PCT

In addition to International Search conducted by an International Searching Authority (ISA), under Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) an Applicant can have his/her international patent application searched more comprehensively under Supplementary International Search (SIS). This additional search reduces risk of discovering new relevant documents and technical literature in national phase of the international application. SIS aims … Continue reading Supplementary International Search under PCT

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Three-Days International Symposium on Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Laws

IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana, in association with Sughrue Mion, PLLC, USA, Hamm & Wittkopp, Germany, Murta Goyanes, Brazil and Sakamoto and Partners, Japan are to conduct an International Symposium on Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Laws from 25th to 27th September 2017 at Hotel Hilton, (Andheri East) Mumbai, and 27th to 29th September 2017 … Continue reading Three-Days International Symposium on Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Laws

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Patent Registration Process under Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

With a massive increase in filing of international applications, clients have been constantly asking queries pertaining to patent registration process under Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). This article is a quick reference for an overview of procedure for filing an application under PCT route. For filing a patent application in several countries an Applicant can either … Continue reading Patent Registration Process under Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

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Foreign Filing License Requirement

At various instances, an applicant or an inventor may require to file a patent application directly in a foreign country other than country of residence. There could be diverse reasons pertaining first filing in a foreign country, such as, non-patentable subject matter in country of residence, low market potential in country of residence, etc. In … Continue reading Foreign Filing License Requirement

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Enzo Biochem Inc. v. Applera Corp. – A case pertaining to Doctrine of Equivalents

On August 02, 2017, the United States Court of Appealsfor the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of Applera Corp.and Tropix Inc.in the matter of Enzo Biochem Inc., Enzo Life Sciences Inc., Yale University v. Applera Corp., Tropix Inc. The Court affirmed that the district court accurately interpreted proper construction of claims in U.S. Patent No.5,449,767 … Continue reading Enzo Biochem Inc. v. Applera Corp. – A case pertaining to Doctrine of Equivalents

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United States district court upholds the validity of two Horizon Pharma patents covering VIMOVO®

Horizon Pharma plc, an Irish specialty biopharmaceutical company, on 27 June 2017, reported that the United States district court for the district of New Jersey upheld the validity of two Horizon Pharma patents covering VIMOVO®, a pain relief treatment for arthritis patients, and that the ANDA applicants viz. Lupin Limited, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and Mylan … Continue reading United States district court upholds the validity of two Horizon Pharma patents covering VIMOVO®

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TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL’S PATENT ON CANCER DRUG VELCADE® UPHELD BY THE US COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT

On July 17, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that the U.S. Patent No. 6,713,446 (“the ‘446 patent”) covering Takeda Pharmaceutical’s cancer drug Velcade® is valid and enforceable. The appellate court decision overturned an earlier 2015 decision from a US District Court which ruled the ‘446 patent was invalid … Continue reading TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL’S PATENT ON CANCER DRUG VELCADE® UPHELD BY THE US COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT

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GST IMPLICATION ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

GST IMPLICATION ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Once upon a time . . . Before the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime,the Union government exclusively used to levy tax on transactions relating to Intellectual Property (IP) rights if such were classified as services[1] (under Service Tax, Chapter V, Finance Act, 1994), while the State governments used to … Continue reading GST IMPLICATION ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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THE EXCLUSIVITY OF BRAND TAGLINES

Brand taglines are catch phrases which serve to draw a connection for consumers with the business’ products and services, and the concerned brand in general. A particular sequence of words repetitively used in the promotion of a brand or business in relation to its products and services often finds a place in the associative memory … Continue reading THE EXCLUSIVITY OF BRAND TAGLINES

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