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The Question of Internet Jurisdiction

With the explosion of Internet and domain names, various disputes have occurred relating to many cyber-crimes and infringement of Trademark laws over domain names[1], and in order to seek justice before the Court of Law, dispute regarding jurisdiction arise owing to Internet having a multi-jurisdictional character. The issue of jurisdiction has been the most debated and has been a focal point of the whole globe. … Continue reading The Question of Internet Jurisdiction

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Compulsory Licensing: An Indian Overview

Compulsory licenses are sovereign state authorizations that enable a third party to make, use, or sell a patented product without the consent of the patent holder. Provisions pertaining to compulsory licensing are provided for under both the Indian Patent Act, 1970, as well as the international legal agreement between all the member nations of WTO … Continue reading Compulsory Licensing: An Indian Overview

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Patent Landscapes: An Effective Tool for Business and IP Strategy

A Patent landscape is a conglomerate of patent information that provides the most up to date analysis of – who is patenting in any chosen area of technology, what is the innovative focus of companies, businesses and nations; how has a particular technology evolved over a period of time, what has been the filing history … Continue reading Patent Landscapes: An Effective Tool for Business and IP Strategy

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Power to review decisions or setting aside orders of the Controller [Indian Patents Act, 1970 Section 77 (f), (g)]

The Indian Patents Act, 1970, Section 77 gives the Controller of Patents the powers of a Civil Court to deal with a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 for matters stated in Section 77 (1) Clause f and g of the Indian Patents Act, 1970 which reads as follows – “Section 77.  Controller … Continue reading Power to review decisions or setting aside orders of the Controller [Indian Patents Act, 1970 Section 77 (f), (g)]

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Japanese Patent fund IP Bridge to raise $50m “Intellectual property and innovation” fund in Malaysia

On October 19, 2017 Japanese private equity fund “IP Bridge” disclosed its plan of launching a $50 million fund as a continuation of ASEAN push for “Intellectual property and innovation” and signed an agreement with Malaysian local, Leonie Hill Capital (LCH) [1]. The agreement aims at investing in “IP rich or to-be-rich”, national and regional … Continue reading Japanese Patent fund IP Bridge to raise $50m “Intellectual property and innovation” fund in Malaysia

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International Patent Office of Philippines appointed as “International Authority on Patents” by WIPO

Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) was designated as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) on October 5, 2017 at the 57th WIPO General Assembly and 49th Session of the PCT Union Assembly [1] becoming second country of Southeast Asia and 23rd … Continue reading International Patent Office of Philippines appointed as “International Authority on Patents” by WIPO

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Intellectual Property of Singapore: Patents legislative amendments

In continuation of IPOS’s efforts to strengthen the patent regime and make Singapore’s Intellectual Property one of the best in the world also supporting inventive individual and businesses [1], Patents (Amendments) Act, 2017 and Patents (Amendment no.2 ) shall come into force on October 30, 2017 [2]. IPOS’ Patents legislative amendments In IPOS’ efforts of … Continue reading Intellectual Property of Singapore: Patents legislative amendments

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SARINE TECHNOLOGIES LTD V. DIVORA BHANDARI CORPORATION & ORS

When it comes to one of the most contentious aspects of copyright law in software, two things come to our mind: The idea-expression dichotomy and; Which part of software is copyrightable, and which part is patentable. The present case of Sarine Technologies Ltd. v. Divora Bhandari Corporation &orsunfolds many perplexing facts of the copyright Law. … Continue reading SARINE TECHNOLOGIES LTD V. DIVORA BHANDARI CORPORATION & ORS

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CURIOUS CASE OF CORPORATE VIEL IN REVOCATION PETITION

This case pertains to a suit filed by Galatea Ltd. & Anr (Petitioners), against Diyora & Bhanderi Corporation (Defendants) and thirteen other defendants, for infringing of its patent IN 271425 (suit patent) for a ‘device which eliminates presence of gas bubbles from the immersion medium”. Along with the suit, the plaintiffs filed an application under … Continue reading CURIOUS CASE OF CORPORATE VIEL IN REVOCATION PETITION

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IPOS: Launch of Patents Formalities Manual

Recently, Singapore’s IP regime has seen a rapid growth and is gradually becoming Intellectual Property centre/hub in entire Asia.  To strengthen its Patent regime, few days back,  [3] the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS),   on 24 Jul 2017 launched a ‘Patents Open Dossier” [1] to provide a single point of access for innovators enabling … Continue reading IPOS: Launch of Patents Formalities Manual

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