Month: June 2019

Copyright v. Design: Where is the Balance Line?

It’s not surprising to note that there is ambiguity concerning the overlap between copyright as well as design laws in India. The effect has touched the art industry as well as works leading to the design of commercial products. All types of legal queries come into picture when there is commercialization of a work of … Continue reading Copyright v. Design: Where is the Balance Line?

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Most Common Intellectual Property Rights Problems: Focus On South – East Asia

Intellectual Property (IP) protection is an essential strategy for securing a return on investment in innovation, offering IP owners a competitive edge. SMEs invest a huge amount of time, energy and money related to endeavours in R&D and marketing, yet frequently neglect that, in most countries, the only way to enjoy exclusive rights over their … Continue reading Most Common Intellectual Property Rights Problems: Focus On South – East Asia

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Breaking Up Of Products And IP Licensing: Tivo

Introduction TiVo is one of the prominent leaders in the field of broadcast services. It is a digital video recorder capable of recording live TV programs. It was incorporated on August 4, 1997, as “Teleworld, Inc.” by Jim Barton and Mike Ramsay, veterans of Silicon Graphics and Time Warner’s Full Service Network digital video system. … Continue reading Breaking Up Of Products And IP Licensing: Tivo

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Qualcomm’s loss in IP licensing

INTRODUCTION: Qualcomm faced a setback from the US federal trade commission after it ruled that the latter is making undue advantage of its dominant position in the field of chip manufacturing, an essential part of cell phones. US District Court Judge Lucy Koh said in a long-awaited ruling that the company should must re-negotiate its … Continue reading Qualcomm’s loss in IP licensing

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Draft Patent Amendment Rules 2019

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry has proposed draft rules to amend Patent Rules 2003. Section 159 of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 empowers the government to do the same. The suggested amendments are published in a draft form as required by the sub-section (3) of section … Continue reading Draft Patent Amendment Rules 2019

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Enzalutamide Case: The Regents Of The University Of California V. Union Of India And Others (2019)

PREFACE The High Court of Delhi on 16.05.19 has set aside the impugned order delivered by the Controller on 08.11.16 in the case of ‘The Regents of the University of California (hereinafter referred as the petitioner) v. Union of India & Others’ (hereinafter referred as the respondent), further remanding the controller to decide the case … Continue reading Enzalutamide Case: The Regents Of The University Of California V. Union Of India And Others (2019)

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Licensing Of Radeon GPU IP To Samsung By Advanced Micro Devices Inc. [Amd]

Introduction of Both Companies Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), incorporated on May 1,1969, is located in United States at San Francisco Bay area. AMD is a global semiconductor company. The Company’s segments include the Computing and Graphics segment. The Computing and Graphics segment primarily includes desktop and notebook processors and chipsets, discrete GPUs and professional … Continue reading Licensing Of Radeon GPU IP To Samsung By Advanced Micro Devices Inc. [Amd]

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Khurana & Khurana Opens (Chennai) Office

Khurana and Khurana, Advocates & IP Attorneys (K&K) who  critically focus on a broad range of  technology consulting and IP research services spanning all stages of IP procurement, Management and enforcement,  are pleased to announce that the firm [K&K] is increasing its demographic presence in India through the opening of their 9th branch Office in … Continue reading Khurana & Khurana Opens (Chennai) Office

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Securing a Patent in India

Patents among other intellectual property rights is one which takes relatively longer time to secure. The very first question which comes up to an applicant’s mind before applying for a patent is if they need to go about it on their own or seek a professional firm for the same. The process of securing a … Continue reading Securing a Patent in India

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The Practice of “Defendant Masking”: A Mistake or A Strategy?

Introduction As we all know that “Masks” are conveniently used for hiding the real identity of a person, similar is the practice of “Defendant Masking.” As the name suggests, the practice of ‘defendant masking’ is a strategy used by the plaintiffs in IPR suits to avoid detection of matter in the cause list by masking … Continue reading The Practice of “Defendant Masking”: A Mistake or A Strategy?

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