Category: Patents

IPOS: Launch of Patents Formalities Manual

Recently, Singapore’s IP regime has seen a rapid growth and is gradually becoming Intellectual Property centre/hub in entire Asia.  To strengthen its Patent regime, few days back,  [3] the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS),   on 24 Jul 2017 launched a ‘Patents Open Dossier” [1] to provide a single point of access for innovators enabling … Continue reading IPOS: Launch of Patents Formalities Manual

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Cambodia, China Sign MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Trademark and Branding

In a further step towards the development and strengthening of Intellectual Property regime of both Cambodia and China, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Branding Cooperation between the Ministry of Commerce of the Kingdom of Cambodia and National Administration of Industry and Commerce of the People’s Republic of China was signed on September 06, 2017 … Continue reading Cambodia, China Sign MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Trademark and Branding

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Internet of Things: Imminent IP Issues

One of the most heard technology of the present era is Internet of Things (IoT). IoT refers to use of sensors, actuators, and communication technology embedded into physical objects that enable objects to be tracked and controlled over existing networks infrastructures like the Internet.[1] According to a study conducted by McKinsey Global Institute, IoT was … Continue reading Internet of Things: Imminent IP Issues

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WORK PLAN FOR BILATERAL COOPERATION IN 2017-2019

WORK PLAN FOR BILATERAL COOPERATION IN 2017-2019 BETWEEN THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (NCIPR)/MINISTRY OF COMMERCE (MOC) OF THE KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA AND THE STATE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA On August 17, 2017 [1] the Intellectual Property Office of the Kingdom of Cambodia, on its online portal, released … Continue reading WORK PLAN FOR BILATERAL COOPERATION IN 2017-2019

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Successful Completion of International Patent Drafting Competition 2017

IIPRD, along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) and its eminent foreign associates, conducted Third edition of International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC). IPDC was designed with an objective to test acumen and skill set of various practitioners pertaining to patent drafting that forms a critical part in patent lifecycle. IPDC aims to … Continue reading Successful Completion of International Patent Drafting Competition 2017

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Supplementary International Search under PCT

In addition to International Search conducted by an International Searching Authority (ISA), under Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) an Applicant can have his/her international patent application searched more comprehensively under Supplementary International Search (SIS). This additional search reduces risk of discovering new relevant documents and technical literature in national phase of the international application. SIS aims … Continue reading Supplementary International Search under PCT

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Three-Days International Symposium on Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Laws

IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana, in association with Sughrue Mion, PLLC, USA, Hamm & Wittkopp, Germany, Murta Goyanes, Brazil and Sakamoto and Partners, Japan are to conduct an International Symposium on Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Laws from 25th to 27th September 2017 at Hotel Hilton, (Andheri East) Mumbai, and 27th to 29th September 2017 … Continue reading Three-Days International Symposium on Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Laws

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Patent Registration Process under Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

With a massive increase in filing of international applications, clients have been constantly asking queries pertaining to patent registration process under Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). This article is a quick reference for an overview of procedure for filing an application under PCT route. For filing a patent application in several countries an Applicant can either … Continue reading Patent Registration Process under Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

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Foreign Filing License Requirement

At various instances, an applicant or an inventor may require to file a patent application directly in a foreign country other than country of residence. There could be diverse reasons pertaining first filing in a foreign country, such as, non-patentable subject matter in country of residence, low market potential in country of residence, etc. In … Continue reading Foreign Filing License Requirement

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Enzo Biochem Inc. v. Applera Corp. – A case pertaining to Doctrine of Equivalents

On August 02, 2017, the United States Court of Appealsfor the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of Applera Corp.and Tropix Inc.in the matter of Enzo Biochem Inc., Enzo Life Sciences Inc., Yale University v. Applera Corp., Tropix Inc. The Court affirmed that the district court accurately interpreted proper construction of claims in U.S. Patent No.5,449,767 … Continue reading Enzo Biochem Inc. v. Applera Corp. – A case pertaining to Doctrine of Equivalents

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