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Cookie “Companies” sued by University and Exclusive Licensee thereof

Infringement suit was filed on September 7th 2011 in Western District of Wisconsin by Brandeis University, USA (Brandeis) along with its exclusive licensee GFA brands (“Plantiffs”), against a dozen of cookie companies including Nestle USA, Inc., The Pillsbury Company, LLC, Keebler Co., Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie Company, LLC, East Side Ovens, Inc., Murray Biscuit … Continue reading Cookie “Companies” sued by University and Exclusive Licensee thereof

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Technology Transfer/Licensing Opportunity of Crop/Agri Technologies with Syngenta

IIPRD is among the leading Indian IP Consulting Firms focusing on Technology Transfer and Licensing for numerous Indian and Global Corporates and Research Institutes. IIPRD is highly active in the Technology Transfer and Licensing of Patent Backed Technologies/IP’s in the domains of Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology, Telecommunications, Software and Medical Devices among others. Syngenta is … Continue reading Technology Transfer/Licensing Opportunity of Crop/Agri Technologies with Syngenta

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Gevo – Butamax back and forth Ongoing Infringment Lawsuits

It looks like a never ending infringement lawsuits between Gevo Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC on IP rights of bio-isobutanol, a well known biofuel. On September 13, 2011, Gevo Inc. was granted two patents by USPTO that involved technologies enabling low-cost, high-yield production of bio-based isobutanol. Gevo’s patent 8,017,375 (‘375), “Yeast Organism Producing Isobutanol … Continue reading Gevo – Butamax back and forth Ongoing Infringment Lawsuits

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Practice Pointer Series: Brief on Patenting Diagnostic Methods in India

Patenting of medical methods is prohibited in India according to Section 3 (i) of the Indian Patent Act, which states that “any process for the medicinal, surgical, curative, prophylactic [diagnostic therapeutic] or other treatment of human beings or any process for a similar treatment of animals to render them free of disease or to increase … Continue reading Practice Pointer Series: Brief on Patenting Diagnostic Methods in India

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Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc. Vs. Perrigo Co.- Dispute Related to Pharmacokinetic Claim Terms

Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc. Vs. Perrigo Co.- Dispute Related to Pharmacokinetic Claim Terms Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc. (Adams)-“Plaintiff” holds patent 5,372,252 (‘252 patent), which covers an extended release formulation containing guaifenesin (an expectorant used to thin, loosen, and helps expel mucus that causes congestion). Adams markets Mucinex® which is the preferred embodiment of the ’252 … Continue reading Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc. Vs. Perrigo Co.- Dispute Related to Pharmacokinetic Claim Terms

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Form 3 – Some Reflections

Lately, we have been receiving a number of queries from our International clients related to the submission of Form 3 at the Indian Patent Office. The queries range from timing, frequency, content and information included in the Form 3. The aim of this article is to quickly put forth salient features of the Section 8, … Continue reading Form 3 – Some Reflections

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E-Filing of Trade Mark Application and Related Documents with Indian Trade Marks Registry to be made mandatory

Indian Trade Marks Registry has on 03rd November 2011, published on their website Gazette Notification dated October 13,2011 which states that after expiry of forty five days from the date (which falls on 18 Dec 2011) on which this notification is published, the e-filing of trade marks applications and related documents will be made mandatory … Continue reading E-Filing of Trade Mark Application and Related Documents with Indian Trade Marks Registry to be made mandatory

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Technology Transfer Opportunities for Pharma/Biotech/Diagnostic Companies in the SME Sector

IIPRD (IIPRD) is among the leading Indian IP Consulting Firms focusing on Technology Transfer and Licensing for numerous Indian and Global Corporates and Research Institutes. IIPRD is highly active in the Technology Transfer and Licensing of Patent Backed Technologies/IP’s in the domains of Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Telecommunications, Software and Medical Devices among others. IKP … Continue reading Technology Transfer Opportunities for Pharma/Biotech/Diagnostic Companies in the SME Sector

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Stem Cells Unpatentable on destruction of Embryos

On 18 October 2011, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave its decision in Brustle v Greenpeace (C-34/10) regarding the patentability of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in Europe. This Decision is largely in view with the Opinion of the ECJ Advocate General issued in March this year. European Court of Justice (ECJ) stated; “A … Continue reading Stem Cells Unpatentable on destruction of Embryos

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Ex-Parte Interim Injunction Passed against Symed Laboratories Ltd. for Infringement of Vifor (International) Ltd.’s Patent

An Ex-Parte Interim Injunction was recently passed against Symed Laboratories Ltd. (a Hyderabad based Pharmaceutical Company) by Delhi High Court in a patent infringement suit filed by Vifor (International) AG (a Swiss Pharmaceutical Company). The lawsuit was filed by Vifor against Symed Labs for the infringement of one of Vifor’s Indian granted Patents: IN 221536. … Continue reading Ex-Parte Interim Injunction Passed against Symed Laboratories Ltd. for Infringement of Vifor (International) Ltd.’s Patent

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