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Myanmar Passed Legislation To Protect Intellectual Property

Myanmar government’s efforts paid off by passing first legislation which will be passed into law. Government stepped forward to improve its intellectual property laws formaking Myanmar an eye-catching destination for foreign investors. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has prepared four draft IP bills with cooperation of the Union Attorney General’s Office and other … Continue reading Myanmar Passed Legislation To Protect Intellectual Property

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Paving The ‘FRAND’ Way Ahead For SEP Licensing

When the IPhone 7 was unveiled and Apple confirmed that the headphone jack,an undying invention since the 19th century, wouldn’t be a feature anymore, the whole world went berserk. In the absence of a headphone jack, users were forced to use lightning or Bluetooth headphones which were 10x costlier than the traditional headphones which featured … Continue reading Paving The ‘FRAND’ Way Ahead For SEP Licensing

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Impact Of Medimmune Case

Introduction The MedImmune case[1] arose when MedImmune, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, challenged the validity of Cabilly patent II granted to Genentech, a biotechnology corporation. MedImmune had signed an agreement with Genentech, which was the patent holder, to license the Cabilly I patent and the then-pending Cabilly II patent application, entitling MedImmune to make, use, and … Continue reading Impact Of Medimmune Case

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Patentability of Genetically Modified Plant Breeds: The Monsanto Conclusion

On January 08, 2019, the Supreme Court of India, in the matter of Monsanto Technology LLC v. Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd.[1] held that genetically modified cotton seeds were patentable, and allowed U.S. company Monsanto to file their patent claims. The bench, comprising of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Navin Sinha, set aside the order of the Division … Continue reading Patentability of Genetically Modified Plant Breeds: The Monsanto Conclusion

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Indonesia Issued Regulations on Recordal of IP License Agreements

Understanding of Enactment In order to make registered IP agreements to be fully effective, Indonesian government has issued regulations for Recordation of Intellectual Property License Agreement. This enactment will enable the licensor to easily license their Trademarks to the third Party. Benefits from Agreement This recordation of IP agreements shall benefit the Businesses through stable … Continue reading Indonesia Issued Regulations on Recordal of IP License Agreements

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Richest man of Vietnam Launched Smartphones: Vingroup

Vietnam’s one of the largest private corporation Vingroup launched 4 smartphones models in December 2018 and is ready to compete with various tech giants. These phones are considered to be first Vietnam made smart phones. Vingroup was established in 1993 by young Vietnamese in Ukraine and was known as Technocom Group which operated in field … Continue reading Richest man of Vietnam Launched Smartphones: Vingroup

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Thailand, Soon To Be Asia’s Medical Marijuana Hub

The latest development in Thailand is that it will soon legalize “medical marijuana”, thereby, it will become the first Asian country to legalize marijuana for medical use and research. This proposal of  legalization is expected to become a law by May 2019 at the latest. Marijuana: Part of Thai culture since ages Marijuana was considered and extensively … Continue reading Thailand, Soon To Be Asia’s Medical Marijuana Hub

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Compulsory Licensing In India

Meaning of Patent WIPO defines patent as an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.[1] A patentee shall have exclusive rights over his invention for a period of 20 years, … Continue reading Compulsory Licensing In India

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Compulsory Licensing In Africa

Introduction Africa bears a very heavy burden of disease and its poor pharmaceutical manufacturing capacity forces it to rely heavily upon imports from other countries to fulfil its basic needs. But a strict IP protection regime restricts foreign generic medicines manufactures from manufacturing medicines which are affordable. The Doha Declaration on TRIPS Agreement was adopted … Continue reading Compulsory Licensing In Africa

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Licensing to Vying Competitors: A Ruling against Qualcomm

Background of the Qualcomm Suit Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) is an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company, which designs and markets wireless telecommunication products and services. The major revenue generation of the company is from chip making and patent licensing businesses. In the 2017, an antitrust lawsuit was filed against QCOM.O by the U.S. Federal … Continue reading Licensing to Vying Competitors: A Ruling against Qualcomm

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