Tag: infringement

Analysis of the case- Carlsberg India Pvt. Ltd vs Radico Khaitan Ltd. on 20 December, 2011

Mrinal Gour, an intern at Khurana and Khurana Advocates and IP Attorneys, analyses the case, Carlsberg India Pvt. Ltd vs Radico Khaitan Ltd. This was a landmark judgment with respect to registering a numeral as a trademark. Sections involved: Section 29 of Trademark Act, 1999 which talks about infringement of registered trademarks. It states the … Continue reading Analysis of the case- Carlsberg India Pvt. Ltd vs Radico Khaitan Ltd. on 20 December, 2011

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Roche v Cipla: Part 2: Infringement

In continuation of the last piece over here, let’s now discuss the actual issue of infringement of IN ‘774 patent by Cipla crisply. My apologies for a long delay in writing this piece due to long travelling schedule and back-to-back heavy projects thereafter. Nevertheless, it is better to be late than never. Here it goes. … Continue reading Roche v Cipla: Part 2: Infringement

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Roche v Cipla: Part 1: Validity of Patent

In continuation of our previous post here, and following the availability of the 275 page judgement, we would discuss herein the various facets of the case and discuss one by one. This case actually involved two main issues as follows, Issue I. Whether Roche’s Indian Patent 196774 is invalid (liable to be revoked under S. … Continue reading Roche v Cipla: Part 1: Validity of Patent

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The Billion Dollar Game: Samsung and Apple fight it out

24’th Aug 2012 was another milestone date indicating the value that IP can (of course in geographies which have respect and appreciation for IP!!!) hold and govern for a corporate. More than the award, it’s the injunction and respect for IP that matters and boosts the confidence of Corporates that have innovation as a core … Continue reading The Billion Dollar Game: Samsung and Apple fight it out

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Question of claim amendments by patentee in India

We would discuss hereinbelow the various scenarios when the patentee can seek amendment of the specification and claims of his patent. Further this Article would examine as to when and when not the patent amendment should be allowed during pendency of patent infringement suit. The Author, at the end, presents a hypothetical case to raise … Continue reading Question of claim amendments by patentee in India

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How to Best Protect Patents on New Synthetic Processes and Intermediates in United States: Understanding “Material Change” exception

Here I present another Practice Pointer series, useful for Indian API manufacturers (or to that matter for any country) who are innovating and patenting new and economical processes and novel intermediates thereof and want to capitalize on US Market. The Article will discuss the infringement under the United States Process Patent Legislation and judicial decisions … Continue reading How to Best Protect Patents on New Synthetic Processes and Intermediates in United States: Understanding “Material Change” exception

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Cookie “Companies” sued by University and Exclusive Licensee thereof

Infringement suit was filed on September 7th 2011 in Western District of Wisconsin by Brandeis University, USA (Brandeis) along with its exclusive licensee GFA brands (“Plantiffs”), against a dozen of cookie companies including Nestle USA, Inc., The Pillsbury Company, LLC, Keebler Co., Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie Company, LLC, East Side Ovens, Inc., Murray Biscuit … Continue reading Cookie “Companies” sued by University and Exclusive Licensee thereof

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Gevo – Butamax back and forth Ongoing Infringment Lawsuits

It looks like a never ending infringement lawsuits between Gevo Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC on IP rights of bio-isobutanol, a well known biofuel. On September 13, 2011, Gevo Inc. was granted two patents by USPTO that involved technologies enabling low-cost, high-yield production of bio-based isobutanol. Gevo’s patent 8,017,375 (‘375), “Yeast Organism Producing Isobutanol … Continue reading Gevo – Butamax back and forth Ongoing Infringment Lawsuits

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ESPN SOFTWARE INDIA FILES FIR AGAINST VARNAM CABLE NETWORK (KERALA)

ESPN Software India, the sole licensee of TV channels ESPN, Star Sports and Star Cricket in India, has filed an FIR against Mr. Pradeep.P, representing Varnam Cable Network (a franchise of Asianet Satellite communications Ltd.) in Konni, Kerala under the Indian Copyright Act 1957. The cable network was alleged to be illegally broadcasting unauthorised feeds … Continue reading ESPN SOFTWARE INDIA FILES FIR AGAINST VARNAM CABLE NETWORK (KERALA)

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BRUCE N. SAFFRAN Vs. JOHNSON & JOHNSON and CORDIS CORPORATION

Introduction A patent infringement suit filed by Bruce N. Saffran, a New Jersey Radiologist (“Plaintiff”) against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Cordis Corporation (“Defendants”) claiming that defendants directly infringed U.S. Patent No. 5,653,760 (filed Aug. 9, 1995) (the `760 patent;) entitled “Method and Apparatus for Managing Macromolecular Distribution”. Defendants’ accused products are the Cypher drug-eluting … Continue reading BRUCE N. SAFFRAN Vs. JOHNSON & JOHNSON and CORDIS CORPORATION

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