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Trademark tiff between Masculine drink makers and its challengers!

Just days after I bought my first bottle of the ‘must have’ “Knock-out” pepper spray, I came across a trademark dispute between the makers of this product and manufacturers of the beer brand “Knock-Out”. What came next were a series of interesting case laws, and evidences, and finally the verdict of Delhi High Court Justice … Continue reading Trademark tiff between Masculine drink makers and its challengers!

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Greif & Technocraft

The case is all about a mech. patent granted in Europe in 2008.  The Proprietor (Applicant) Grief International Holding B.V is holding the Patent EP 1467922 (‘922).  The Patent relates to an improved container closure plug having a unique gasket retaining feature.  Interestingly, Technocraft Industries, a company based out of India filed an Opposition in … Continue reading Greif & Technocraft

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The Bilski Battle Ends…still the war of Patenting Business Method is on…

Introduction:- Do you need one? I am sure by this time you would have read or heard about the Bilski case somewhere. Well it’s not too late to know about it. Petitioner filed a patent application that claims a Business method @ USPTO. The claim included a subject matter that explains how commodities buyers and … Continue reading The Bilski Battle Ends…still the war of Patenting Business Method is on…

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Roche’s Struggle Over its Patents in India – Two suits, Two oppositions

The struggle between innovator pharmaceutical companies (mostly in the Western world) and developing world Generic companies has been lately played out in India and especially for the last 2-3 years in the form of litigations and oppositions. Here I would be discussing the specific case of Roche (a Swiss Pharma Company) showcasing its journey of … Continue reading Roche’s Struggle Over its Patents in India – Two suits, Two oppositions

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Is Section 3(k) losing its significance?

It wasn’t long back when section 3(k) defined as “A mathematical or business method or a computer programme per se or algorithms are not patentable” was under heavy discussions as regards the standards based on which patentability of a computer implemented invention alias software invention would be examined. A computer implemented invention was defined as … Continue reading Is Section 3(k) losing its significance?

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Emerging IP Landscape for Generic Pharma Companies: A Case Study

IP Issues that concern generic pharma companies generally center on ANDA filing, Patent Litigation, Patent Outlicensing and Brand Acquisitions. It has been very rare for an Indian generic player to be involved into all the four aspects in a single case involving a common drug molecule. One such case with India headquartered Sun Pharma as … Continue reading Emerging IP Landscape for Generic Pharma Companies: A Case Study

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India refuses to nod…for Noddy

For the first time, I was forced by my friends to include pictures in my blog.  No wonder, the reason is that they all love the famous character ‘Noddy’.  Well, my reason for writing the blog is to share a very recent and an interesting Trade Mark case in the Delhi High court. The Plaintiff, … Continue reading India refuses to nod…for Noddy

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Hi-tech Patent Licensing Trends

Ever since Software Patents have got easier to get a grant for, protection of computer-readable medium claims on a storable media has enforced the Intellectual Property Rights to a much higher level than a software company can have when compared with the counterpart System and Method claims. Although most countries, unlike the US, are still … Continue reading Hi-tech Patent Licensing Trends

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Indian Pharmaceutical Industry Licensing Deals: Case Studies

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Glenmark, research-driven, global, integrated pharmaceutical company with Research Focus on Inflammatory Diseases, Metabolic Disorders and Pain has a presence in over 80 countries around the world. The Company has a proven track record of entering into Licensing deals with Big Pharma and entered into Outlicensing deals in 2004 with Forest laboratories for Oglemilast, … Continue reading Indian Pharmaceutical Industry Licensing Deals: Case Studies

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Research in Motion (RIM) vs Motorola

Research in motion vs Motorola This time Research In Motion (RIM) was “put in trouble” by Motorola for infringing the latter’s patent “Beletic”. Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Enterprise solution “BES” and BlackBerry Internet Solution “BIS” are alleged to infringe the Motorola’s patent. This time Research In Motion was well prepared and ready to revocate the … Continue reading Research in Motion (RIM) vs Motorola

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