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Fraud In Obtaining Patent And Revocation

A patent (defined in section 2(1) (m)) is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the legal right to exclude others from making, using or selling an invention for a limited period of time in exchange for disclosure of an invention that meets the criteria of global novelty, non-obviousness and industrial use. During … Continue reading Fraud In Obtaining Patent And Revocation

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Artificial Intelligence as an Inventor in Patent Law

Artificial Intelligence (hereinafter “AIs”) is a computer science discipline focused on developing machinery and systems with the ability to perform tasks attributable to human intelligence. From a patent law perspective, AIs were considered incapable of facilitating inventive processes autonomously and the permitted arena was limited to ‘AI-assisted inventions. With technological advancement, AIs can not only … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence as an Inventor in Patent Law

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Regulatory And Legislative Realm Of Generic Drugs In India And Abroad

The importance of Intellectual Property Rights in the 21st century cannot be more emphasised.  The concept of asset fencing, to secure the Intellectual Property is echoing every corner of the world. Pharmaceutical industry is no exception to it, and hence there is a whispered use of IPR in this area, with wide range of controversial … Continue reading Regulatory And Legislative Realm Of Generic Drugs In India And Abroad

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Protection Of Traditional Knowledge And Cultural Heritage Under IPR: An Indian Outlook

Intellectual Property Rights is a term that rarely requires explanation in modern times. The phrase Intellectual Property expresses the notion that its subject matter is the result of the intellect or mind. It serves as both a deterrent and an incentive for creators, whose work might otherwise be freely exploited by others. In relation to … Continue reading Protection Of Traditional Knowledge And Cultural Heritage Under IPR: An Indian Outlook

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Gene Patenting In India

There has been a great advancement in technology after the revelation of the structure of the DNA molecule. Since then, scientists have engaged in efforts of identifying the sequences of these molecules, their function and also in manipulating them to achieve desired results. Owing to their close association with nature and its use to achieve … Continue reading Gene Patenting In India

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How To Proceed When Patent Applicant Dies Before And After The Grant Of Patents

When Patent applicant dies before the Patent is granted Section 20 of the Patents Act, 1970 deals with the procedure that has to be following for substitution of applications etc. Under S.20(4), upon the death of one or more joint applicants for a patent, the surviving applicant(s) may request the application to proceed in their … Continue reading How To Proceed When Patent Applicant Dies Before And After The Grant Of Patents

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Patent Registration Process in the United Arab Emirates

A patent is a sort of protected innovation that grants its owner the legal right to prevent others from creating, using, or selling a product for a set period of time in exchange for sharing an empowered public disclosure of the invention. In many countries, patent rights are governed by private law, which means that … Continue reading Patent Registration Process in the United Arab Emirates

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Role of NPEs In Shaping The Wireless Charging Industry

Wireless charging or Non-Contact Power transfer is an interesting technology that dates to the late 19th century when Nikola Tesla demonstrated electricity through the air using magnetic resonant coupling. Though his plans to wirelessly transmit power through the Wardenclyffe tower failed in the early years of the 20th century due to funding and trust issues, a lot of … Continue reading Role of NPEs In Shaping The Wireless Charging Industry

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Analysis Of Patent prosecution History Estoppel And Its Use In The Doctrine Of Equivalents

Introduction Patent prosecution is an iterative procedure in which the applicant frequently alters the language of their submitted claims. A patent’s prosecution history (i.e., the proceedings between the patent applicant and the USPTO from application filing to patent issuance) is relevant in the context of claim construction (for example, before a district court, the PTAB … Continue reading Analysis Of Patent prosecution History Estoppel And Its Use In The Doctrine Of Equivalents

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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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