Category: IP Litigation

An insight on the legal implications of BYOD

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a scheme wherein employees are allowed to bring their own devices like mobiles, laptops, tabs and utilize them in the workplace for work purposes. Some employers themselves fund the software to their employees, meanwhile some prefer to simply grant permission for their employees to bring their technology at their … Continue reading An insight on the legal implications of BYOD

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Multi Time Machine v. Amazon.com

No one can resist shopping online in today’s busy times. Online retailing is one of the low costing and productive methods of earning more profits without much effort put in. Take Amazon for example. Amazon, in a bid to gain potential consumers, display alternative products when they look for the initial product they liked. These … Continue reading Multi Time Machine v. Amazon.com

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Infringement of comic characters- Comic con?

Graphical characters are commercialized in the form of cartoons, posters, food products or merchandises like toys and clothes, to name a few. The profits garnered would depend on the popularity of the brand that the graphical character represents. Exploitation of the graphical character can take place if it is not legally protected. Intellectual property and … Continue reading Infringement of comic characters- Comic con?

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Roche v Cipla: Part 1: Validity of Patent

In continuation of our previous post here, and following the availability of the 275 page judgement, we would discuss herein the various facets of the case and discuss one by one. This case actually involved two main issues as follows, Issue I. Whether Roche’s Indian Patent 196774 is invalid (liable to be revoked under S. … Continue reading Roche v Cipla: Part 1: Validity of Patent

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Examination Guidelines/Standards – Indian Patent Office

This article relates to a recent judgment of IPAB for a patent application 2254/DELNP/2005 which was refused to proceed further by the Indian patent office. The judgment illustrates the mode in which decisions are established by the patent office during the examination/prosecution phase. Copy of the decision can be accessed here. Brief summary of the … Continue reading Examination Guidelines/Standards – Indian Patent Office

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Ambushed!

India may be a cricket crazy nation but it is the Olympics that has every Indian clinging on to his television set these days, cheering for his country. The Olympics is one of the biggest sporting events in the world where more than 200 nations participate in nearly 400 events. The media exposure became a … Continue reading Ambushed!

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A Bid for Trouble?

With the advent of technology, online auctions have become popular over the years. People find it convenient since it removes the geographical, space and time limitations and it reaches out to a wider audience.  Of course, the meaty discounts are another incentive!! Auction sites like eBay, uBid and Bidz.com are among the top 3 sites … Continue reading A Bid for Trouble?

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