Month: July 2012

One Day Symposium On Advanced Patent Issues Related To Software, Electronics, Telecommunication Business Methods & Network Computing With Focus on US, EP, and Indian Scenario – Being Held in Mumbai and Delhi

IIPRD (Institute of Intellectual Property Research & Development) is happy to announce it’s International Symposium on Advanced Software, Electronics, and Business Method Patent issues. Presentation of all important Patent Issues relating to Prosecution and Enforcement Strategies, Identification of potential inventions, Types of claims allowed in each geography, and their relevance to the broadness of claims, … Continue reading One Day Symposium On Advanced Patent Issues Related To Software, Electronics, Telecommunication Business Methods & Network Computing With Focus on US, EP, and Indian Scenario – Being Held in Mumbai and Delhi

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Three Day International Symposium On Strategies for Managing Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Portfolios

IIPRD (Institute of Intellectual Property Research & Development) is happy to announce its International Symposium on Strategies for Managing Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Portfolios. Presentation of all-important patent issues such as identification of potential inventions, Biosimilar Legislation, preparation of claim sets, prosecution and examination practices, drafting of responses of Office Actions, ANDA Litigation, and … Continue reading Three Day International Symposium On Strategies for Managing Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Portfolios

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Spice Mobiles Ltd. and M/s. Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Vs Shri Somasundaram Ramkumar Revocation Proceeding for IN 214388

In a major decision, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) on 1st June 2012 has revoked a patent IN214388 under section 57, 59 and 64(1)(e)(f) of Indian Patent Act, 1970. In this article, we would discuss certain aspects related to the outcome of the decision, and some arguments put forth by the respondent during the … Continue reading Spice Mobiles Ltd. and M/s. Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Vs Shri Somasundaram Ramkumar Revocation Proceeding for IN 214388

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Tata Chemicals vs. Hindustan Unilever Limited Revocation Proceeding for IN 195937: Would compliance of Section 8 become a nightmare for Patent Applicants?

This article relates to a recent judgment of IPAB on 12’th July 2012 on the revocation of an Indian Patent IN 195937, wherein certain interesting aspects relating to developing standards for revocation under Section 8 of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 have been discussed and put forth, quite strongly!! Case Summary: In summary, the case … Continue reading Tata Chemicals vs. Hindustan Unilever Limited Revocation Proceeding for IN 195937: Would compliance of Section 8 become a nightmare for Patent Applicants?

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India simplifies Process of filing PCT National Phase Applications

In a promising move by the Indian Patent Office (IPO), the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks (CGPDT) has issued new instructions for filing PCT National Phase Applications in India. The public notice was issued on July 02, 2012, and is in force since July 06, 2012. There are two major points highlighted in … Continue reading India simplifies Process of filing PCT National Phase Applications

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Ayur- Generic Term or not?

India is the home to the science of Ayurveda. Recently, the question of whether ‘Ayur’ could be monopolized as a trademark was sought to be answered in an order passed by the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. Alex Hotels and Resorts, Bangalore have been using the mark ‘Ayurtheeram’ since 01/06/2005 and were granted registration for the … Continue reading Ayur- Generic Term or not?

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Inherent Anticipation: In re Montgomery

The Federal Circuit in this case addressed the issue of anticipation by inherency in the context of the method of treatment claims. The panel affirmed that a claim to ‘a new use for a known compound’ was inherently anticipated by a reference which disclosed a plan for a proposed clinical trial that had not been … Continue reading Inherent Anticipation: In re Montgomery

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Let’s Google it !

David Elliot, from Arizona, owned 750 websites with domains like ‘googlegaycruises.com’ and ‘googledonaldtrump.com’ among many others. His argument was that he needed to use the word ‘google’ because he was developing an internet-based business that will promote charity, commerce, community, relationships, personal health, etc. He further stated that he did not register the domain names … Continue reading Let’s Google it !

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