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Growing efficiency of Patent Prosecution in India – Comparative Study (2015 through 2017)

Patents have been a very functional and important aspect of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). They are also one of the oldest laws of IPR that have been prevalent in India since 1856. However, after lot of repeals and amendments, the final draft was introduced as Patent Act, 1970, which came into force in 1972. This … Continue reading Growing efficiency of Patent Prosecution in India – Comparative Study (2015 through 2017)

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An Article On Shamnad Basheer V. Union Of India And Ors.

It is common to witness infringement cases in the intellectual property law sector but rarely there are suits which point out to the defects in the system managing the grant and working of patents, trademarks or other intellectual property rights. In the case of Shamnad Basheer v. Union of India and Others[1], a writ-petition was … Continue reading An Article On Shamnad Basheer V. Union Of India And Ors.

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Patent Landscapes: An Effective Tool for Business and IP Strategy

A Patent landscape is a conglomerate of patent information that provides the most up to date analysis of – who is patenting in any chosen area of technology, what is the innovative focus of companies, businesses and nations; how has a particular technology evolved over a period of time, what has been the filing history … Continue reading Patent Landscapes: An Effective Tool for Business and IP Strategy

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United States district court upholds the validity of two Horizon Pharma patents covering VIMOVO®

Horizon Pharma plc, an Irish specialty biopharmaceutical company, on 27 June 2017, reported that the United States district court for the district of New Jersey upheld the validity of two Horizon Pharma patents covering VIMOVO®, a pain relief treatment for arthritis patients, and that the ANDA applicants viz. Lupin Limited, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and Mylan … Continue reading United States district court upholds the validity of two Horizon Pharma patents covering VIMOVO®

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TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL’S PATENT ON CANCER DRUG VELCADE® UPHELD BY THE US COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT

On July 17, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that the U.S. Patent No. 6,713,446 (“the ‘446 patent”) covering Takeda Pharmaceutical’s cancer drug Velcade® is valid and enforceable. The appellate court decision overturned an earlier 2015 decision from a US District Court which ruled the ‘446 patent was invalid … Continue reading TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL’S PATENT ON CANCER DRUG VELCADE® UPHELD BY THE US COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT

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International Patent Drafting Competition

Patents are a major area of business proficiency nowadays and recently in India too, it has become as important as marketing, finance, corporate governance, and manufacturing economics. India’s growing R&D operations have taken a beating due to lack of in-house professionals to file patents applications. Even then, the numbers clearly indicate that there is a … Continue reading International Patent Drafting Competition

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NEPAL’S IP LAW: AN ENCAPSULATION

Intellectual property law in Nepal is comparatively new and it enjoys the extension provided for under the TRIPS agreement to the least developed country. The Patents, Designs and Trademarks are protected under one head, and the governing act/ legislation is known as “The Patent, Design and Trade Mark Act, 2022 (1965)” (hereinafter referred to as … Continue reading NEPAL’S IP LAW: AN ENCAPSULATION

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REVOCATION OF PATENTS ACCORDING TO INDIAN PATENT ACT, 1970: INSIGHT

This article focuses on the revocation proceedings which is one of the mechanisms available for annulations of Patents in India. What is revocation of a patent? When a patent has been sealed or granted, it is not always the case that the patent shall stay unhindered by any third party till the life of the … Continue reading REVOCATION OF PATENTS ACCORDING TO INDIAN PATENT ACT, 1970: INSIGHT

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Section 3 (K) of Indian Patent Act: Case Study

Ms. Anjana Mohan, intern at Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys attempts to analyze case study related to section 3 (k) of Patent Act, 1970. Accenture Global Service Gmbh (Appellants) V Assistant Controller of Patents & Design and the Examiner of Patents (Respondents) Citation: OA/22/2009/PT/DEL and Miscellaneous Petition No. 118/2012 in OA/22/2009/PT/DEL Hon’ble Judges/Coram: … Continue reading Section 3 (K) of Indian Patent Act: Case Study

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A Primer to Patent Application Drafting with special emphasis on standard practise(s) before the Indian Patent Office

An enforceable Patent being the key to effective Commercialization/Out-Licensing of any technology needs to be drafted well. No matter how good a technology is, if the description of the technical subject matter of a Patent is not enabling or fails to disclose all necessary embodiments, and in case the claims are narrowly drafted and do … Continue reading A Primer to Patent Application Drafting with special emphasis on standard practise(s) before the Indian Patent Office

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