Month: February 2022

BlackBerry Limited To Sell Non-Core Legacy Patents To Catapult IP

Recently, Canadian company BlackBerry Limited (“BlackBerry”), originally known as Research-in-Motion, for the BlackBerry brand of interactive pagers, smartphones, and tablets, announced that it has entered into a patent sale agreement with Catapult IP Innovations Inc., a Delaware, US based company. Under this patent sale agreement, BlackBerry will sell substantially all of its non-core patent assets … Continue reading BlackBerry Limited To Sell Non-Core Legacy Patents To Catapult IP

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A Brief Analysis Of Compulsory Licensing Pertinent To Copyright Law

Introduction As the title suggests, this particular blog deals with the compulsory licensing of copyright in our country. However, in order to understand compulsory licensing, the concept pertinent to “licenses” needs to be grasped first. Licenses are of two categories: one being voluntary license and the other being compulsory license. Section 30 of the Copyright … Continue reading A Brief Analysis Of Compulsory Licensing Pertinent To Copyright Law

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CRISPR Patent Process And Its Applicability In The Covid Era

INTRODUCTION CRISPR technology is a targeted technique that allows researchers to modify genomes with unprecedented precision, efficiency, and flexibility. This technology is at the heart of a true biotechnology revolution, with huge implications for health, agriculture, and a variety of other sectors. On October 7, 2020, Professors Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna were awarded the … Continue reading CRISPR Patent Process And Its Applicability In The Covid Era

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Ericsson – Apple 5G Patent Licensing Dispute

Recently, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, commonly known as Ericsson (hereinafter “Ericsson”), a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company headquartered in Stockholm filed a set of patent infringement lawsuits against Apple Inc. (hereinafter “Apple”), an U.S. based multinational technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, software and online services. This is not the first time the parties … Continue reading Ericsson – Apple 5G Patent Licensing Dispute

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What Are The Differences Between The Protection Of An Invention And An Industrial Design?

INTRODUCTION In everyday life, we use so many products of different brands, inventions that are created by human mind called as Intellectual Property. Patents and Designs are the subsets of Intellectual Property and many a times we are bound to confuse between them. But these two vary from each other completely. A design protection and … Continue reading What Are The Differences Between The Protection Of An Invention And An Industrial Design?

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Rise Of IP Issues Due To The Increasing Popularity Of NFTs

Introduction It is no news that cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have taken over the sphere of digital currency. But in this sphere of metaverse and blockchain currencies, the Ethereum blockchain has gained skyrocketing popularity with the evolution of Non-Fungible Tokens. NFTs have indeed transformed the world of digital assets and ownership, with sales as high … Continue reading Rise Of IP Issues Due To The Increasing Popularity Of NFTs

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Customs Measures Against Sale Of Infringing Goods

There are various ways to protect one’s Intellectual Property in a particular jurisdiction and also for the enforcement of rights associated with it. One can get the IP registered and move to the court in case it is infringed by someone to get appropriate remedies. But what happens in the case of import-export of goods? … Continue reading Customs Measures Against Sale Of Infringing Goods

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The WTO Trips Waiver: A Panacea To The Covid-19 Menace?

INTRODUCTION Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), on 28th January 2022, in a press conference of the WTO General Council announced that a breakthrough in the form of an accord between the developed and the developing nations on the TRIPs Patents waiver proposal for COVID-19 vaccines could be possible within … Continue reading The WTO Trips Waiver: A Panacea To The Covid-19 Menace?

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Preliminary Injunction Denied: Manufacturer Must Have a Perpetual License to Continue, Court Held

Plaintiffs and counterclaim-defendants Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, LLC (“Famous Brands”) and Mrs. Fields Franchising, LLC (“Fields Franchising”) appealed from the district court’s order granting a preliminary injunction in favour of defendant and counterclaim-plaintiff MFGPC Inc. (“MFGPC”). Famous Brands is a limited liability company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware with its headquarters … Continue reading Preliminary Injunction Denied: Manufacturer Must Have a Perpetual License to Continue, Court Held

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Willful Ignorance Cannot Be Considered As A Defense In An Infringement Suit

Luxottica Group is an Italian corporation having a registered office in Washington. The company is involved in the business of Luxury eyewear manufacturers and is holding registered trademarks. The company brought a contributory trademark infringement action under the Lanham Act against Airport Mini Mall, which owned discount mall whose subtenants were selling counterfeit eyewear, mall’s … Continue reading Willful Ignorance Cannot Be Considered As A Defense In An Infringement Suit

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