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Access to Medical Resources During Covid-19 and the Intellectual Property Rights Regime

The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India has caused a catastrophic impact, leading to the deaths of thousands of people. The devastating consequences of the pandemic were aggravated due to the lack of medical facilities and health care resources. Despite India being one of the largest manufacturers of vaccines in the world, it … Continue reading Access to Medical Resources During Covid-19 and the Intellectual Property Rights Regime

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Patent Inventorship under Indian Patent Act

The legal standard for inventorship is used to decide who can be identified as an inventor in a patent application. Inventorship is defined differently in different jurisdictions; in this blog, we’ll look at how it’s defined in Indian law. Who qualifies as an inventor? Under Indian law, an inventor is someone who has contributed to … Continue reading Patent Inventorship under Indian Patent Act

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LG Display Settles Dispute, Enters into Agreement with Solas OLED

A longstanding multi-jurisdictional patent dispute has finally been settled by the parties concerned. Solas OLED Ltd. (“Solas”), an Irish company that specializes in OLED technologies has settled its long patent dispute with LG and Sony. Some time back, Solas instituted patent infringement actions against major companies such as LG Electronics, LG Display, Sony Corporation (as … Continue reading LG Display Settles Dispute, Enters into Agreement with Solas OLED

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Patentability of Food Recipes and the Section 3(e) Challenge

Introduction Recently, the office of Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks granted a patent to a ragi walnut soup mix prepared by the 52-year old woman, Shubhangi Patil. In terms of preparation, it is similar to other ready-to-eat soup mixes available in the market but what makes it different from the rest is … Continue reading Patentability of Food Recipes and the Section 3(e) Challenge

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Patents and Public Health

Introduction Patents and public health is the most relevant topic of discussion when the whole world is fighting against the global pandemic, Covid-19. It is no doubt that granting patent protection to a drug is important and serves many purposes, but can we put the lives of millions of people at stake in this time … Continue reading Patents and Public Health

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Trident Limited Granted Patent For “Fabric and Method of Manufacturing Fabric” by European Patent Office

The flagship company of the Trident Group headquartered in Punjab, Trident Limited, which mainly deals with the manufacture of textiles and paper has been granted a patent for “Fabric and Method of Manufacturing Fabric” by the European Patent Office (EPO). The grant of the patent was published in the European Patent Bulletin on 13.01.2021. In … Continue reading Trident Limited Granted Patent For “Fabric and Method of Manufacturing Fabric” by European Patent Office

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Patent License Dispute Between Ericsson And Samsung

Recently, Swedish telecom company Ericsson has filed a lawsuit in the US against South Korean company Samsung for breach of contractual commitments and failure to negotiate the patent licensing and payment terms in good faith, essentially under FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-discriminatory) terms. In the suit, Ericsson is also looking for a declaratory ruling that … Continue reading Patent License Dispute Between Ericsson And Samsung

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Review Of The 4th Amendment Of China’s Patent Law

On 17 October 2020, twelve years after the third amendment of China’s Patent Law, the fourth amendment (hereinafter, ‘the Amendment’) was approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. The Amendment will come into effect on 1 June 2021. Many of these changes were a part of the proposed draft amendments released in … Continue reading Review Of The 4th Amendment Of China’s Patent Law

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Patents in Singapore

A patent is a privilege given to the creator of an invention to prohibit the invention from being made, used, imported or sold by others without permission. A patent may be secured for a product or method that offers a new technological solution to a problem or a new way of doing things, for a … Continue reading Patents in Singapore

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The Pandemic and the Vaccine- Licensing Rights in Patent

The first case of novel coronavirus or COVID-19 is estimated to have first occurred at the seafood market of Wuhan, China in December 2019. Little did everyone know that the virus which was first mistaken as the common flu was soon going to change the way of living the entire world.

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