Category: Legal Issues

Samsung Acquires Hera Wi-Fi Patents Through (Patent Troll?) Sisvel

Sisvel UK Limited (“Sisvel”) arranged and finalized a Wi-Fi patent license agreement between Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (“Samsung”) and Hera Wireless S.A. (“Hera”), on June 7, 2018. Hera is the wholly owned subsidiary of Sisvel International S.A., the holding company of the Sisvel Group. The Sisvel Group has companies in major countries across the world … Continue reading Samsung Acquires Hera Wi-Fi Patents Through (Patent Troll?) Sisvel

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Case Summary Of “Coca Cola Company V Glacier Water Industries Ltd.”

This article summarises the judgment of High Court of New Delhi dated 28thFebruary 2018 in the case “Coca Cola Company v Glacier Water Industries Ltd.”. Brief Insight Into The Dispute: Introduction: This case pertains to the infringement, passing off and unfair competition of registered trademark ‘KINLEY’. Coca Cola Company (hereinafter “the plaintiff”) is the registered … Continue reading Case Summary Of “Coca Cola Company V Glacier Water Industries Ltd.”

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Business Method Patents: Non-Patentable Only In Books?

The legal situation of granting business method patent depends from place to place. The reason being that Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) did not expressly address the said patent issue. Thus, countries grant (or do not grant) looking upon its local conditions and national policies. That said, India is one of the country that … Continue reading Business Method Patents: Non-Patentable Only In Books?

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Unboxing The Confusion In Marks Of Pharmaceutical Products

It is not new that the Supreme Court had cautiously laid down the seven principles for determining confusion or deceptiveness in pharmaceutical products. The landmark case of Cadilla held that medicines are boon but if given wrongly it can have life-threatening impact. Thus, there need not be an iota of confusion in the mind of … Continue reading Unboxing The Confusion In Marks Of Pharmaceutical Products

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Case Summary of A Recent Decision of U.S. Court of Appeals for The Federal Circuit In The Case, “Core Wireless Licensing vs. LG Electronics”

This article summarises a recent judgment of United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit dated 25th January 2018 in the case “Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics Mobile comm U.S.A., Inc.” Brief Insight into the Dispute: The patents 8,713,476 (hereinafter referred to as “‘476”) and 8,434,020 (hereinafter referred to as … Continue reading Case Summary of A Recent Decision of U.S. Court of Appeals for The Federal Circuit In The Case, “Core Wireless Licensing vs. LG Electronics”

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Monsanto Technology LLC And Ors Vs. Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd. And Ors

Monsanto Technology LLC, one of the world’s leading seed company, was smacked by the decision upheld by the Division bench of Delhi High Court in an appeal that was preferred by them against the order of Delhi High Court single bench. The dispute initially arose over license and royalty of Patented seed technology–BOLLGARD II, between … Continue reading Monsanto Technology LLC And Ors Vs. Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd. And Ors

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An Article On Shamnad Basheer V. Union Of India And Ors.

It is common to witness infringement cases in the intellectual property law sector but rarely there are suits which point out to the defects in the system managing the grant and working of patents, trademarks or other intellectual property rights. In the case of Shamnad Basheer v. Union of India and Others[1], a writ-petition was … Continue reading An Article On Shamnad Basheer V. Union Of India And Ors.

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Legal Issues Pertaining To Internet of Things (IOT)

The cyber laws particularly the laws pertaining to data protection and data security in India are in the nascent stage and are still developing, with the only significant legislations being the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“ITA”) and the “Reasonable practices and procedures and sensitive personal data or information Rules, 2011”. Due to the paucity of … Continue reading Legal Issues Pertaining To Internet of Things (IOT)

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An Insight Into The Jurisdiction Of ASCI

Introduction In the recent years, India, as one of the fastest growing marketplaces, has witnessed tremendous competition in the field of Advertising industry. The existence of a huge population coupled with their ever-increasing purchasing capacity has created a profitable market in India which has led to a cut-throat competition between the sellers. Thus, every competitor … Continue reading An Insight Into The Jurisdiction Of ASCI

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Uber v. Waymo and Lessons for Trade Secret Protection for Companies

It’s been over 100 years since the establishment of the theory of the separate juristic personality of a corporation. Nevertheless, a corporation still functions through humans. The unique competitive edge that corporations wield in the market as against other competitors is by virtue of certain ideas or information pertaining to a particular ingredient of an … Continue reading Uber v. Waymo and Lessons for Trade Secret Protection for Companies

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