Category: Licensing

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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Emerging Trends in IP

Intellectual Property has seen numerous modifications. Different Intellectual Properties have come about to exist, which some would say is the impact of IP Maximalism and some would regard them as a matter of necessity of changing times, which reminds me of Victor Hugo, he spoke in a speech and I quote, “no power on earth … Continue reading Emerging Trends in IP

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Division Bench of Delhi HC stays restoration of Monsanto license agreements with Nuziveedu Seeds

In the light of the recent order by Division Bench of Delhi High Court, this is an update to author’s prior blog dated April 5 2017 pertaining to the legal dispute between Nuziveedu Seeds and Mosanto. US-based agro major Monsanto Technology LLC and Hyderabad-based seed manufacturer Nuziveedu seeds had been locked in a long-term licensing … Continue reading Division Bench of Delhi HC stays restoration of Monsanto license agreements with Nuziveedu Seeds

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Nuziveedu seeds wins legal battle against US Giant Monsanto!

It has been a long time since M. Prabhakara Rao, the chairman of Nuziveedu Seeds, was trying to knock down the world’s largest seed company “Monsanto Co”, in a high-profile conflict over licensing and royalty of patented seed technology–Bollgard II. Finally, in a decision taken on 29th of March, M. Prabhakara Rao won the long-fought … Continue reading Nuziveedu seeds wins legal battle against US Giant Monsanto!

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Samsung Patent Licensing Agreement with Personalized Media Communications

Texas-based Personalized Media communications, which is having a seminal intellectual property portfolio, has successfully signed a patent licensing agreement with Samsung Corporation and its affiliates. PMC patent portfolio includes around 100 issued patents and pending applications that cover the use of control and information signals to control automated systems for generating and delivering electronic content … Continue reading Samsung Patent Licensing Agreement with Personalized Media Communications

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Meizu – Qualcomm License Agreement Deal

Qualcomm and the Chinese consumer electronics company Meizu recently announced that they had signed a licensing deal with each other. With this deal, they ended a yearlong infringement suit which was filed by Qualcomm against the Chinese company. In the October of 2016, we came to know that Qualcomm (the largest chipmaker in the world) … Continue reading Meizu – Qualcomm License Agreement Deal

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BlackBerry and India’s Optiemus Infracom sign’s licensing agreement to capture Asian smartphone market

BlackBerry once a phone innovator, was considered a game changer in 1999 when its mobile phone allowed on-the-go business people to access email wirelessly. BlackBerry devices were popular for a long time almost a decade. But with the introduction of the iPhone in 2007 and Google’s android in 2008 BlackBerry lost its market as a … Continue reading BlackBerry and India’s Optiemus Infracom sign’s licensing agreement to capture Asian smartphone market

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Khurana & Khurana expands footprint in South East Asia

With business models over the world turning more idea-driven, Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) are now one of the most valuable assets for any economy. With a significant increase in IPR related activities, South East Asia is developing as a key market for IP Protection and initiating Enforcement actions. Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys … Continue reading Khurana & Khurana expands footprint in South East Asia

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