Month: January 2019

Patentability of Genetically Modified Plant Breeds: The Monsanto Conclusion

On January 08, 2019, the Supreme Court of India, in the matter of Monsanto Technology LLC v. Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd.[1] held that genetically modified cotton seeds were patentable, and allowed U.S. company Monsanto to file their patent claims. The bench, comprising of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Navin Sinha, set aside the order of … Continue reading Patentability of Genetically Modified Plant Breeds: The Monsanto Conclusion

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Indonesia Issued Regulations on Recordal of IP License Agreements

Understanding of Enactment In order to make registered IP agreements to be fully effective, the Indonesian government has issued regulations for Recordation of Intellectual Property License Agreement. This enactment will enable the licensor to easily license their Trademarks to the third party. Benefits from Agreement This recordation of IP agreements shall benefit the Businesses through … Continue reading Indonesia Issued Regulations on Recordal of IP License Agreements

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Richest man of Vietnam Launched Smartphones: Vingroup

Vietnam’s one of the largest private corporation Vingroup launched 4 smartphones models in December 2018 and is ready to compete with various tech giants. These phones are considered to be first Vietnam made smart phones. Vingroup was established in 1993 by young Vietnamese in Ukraine and was known as Technocom Group which operated in field … Continue reading Richest man of Vietnam Launched Smartphones: Vingroup

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Thailand, Soon To Be Asia’s Medical Marijuana Hub

The latest development in Thailand is that it will soon legalize “medical marijuana”, thereby, it will become the first Asian country to legalize marijuana for medical use and research. This proposal of legalization is expected to become a law by May 2019 at the latest. Marijuana: Part of Thai culture since ages Marijuana was considered … Continue reading Thailand, Soon To Be Asia’s Medical Marijuana Hub

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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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Tips for Patent Agent Examination Viva Voice

Congratulations to all those who have cleared the exams! You are just a step away from becoming a patent agent. But the Viva Voice by no means is to be taken lightly. Beyond the knowledge of patent law that you’ve already mastered, crossing this bridge requires effective communication skills, a calm temperament & aptly understanding … Continue reading Tips for Patent Agent Examination Viva Voice

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