Category Archive for "Patents"

Software and Indian Patent Law, a good combination?

Intellectual property is known to be a fundamental pillar for the innovation of technology. Indeed, by granting protection to inventions, this law enhances investments in research and contributes to the increase of innovation. Nowadays, it must be noticed that innovation

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Significant changes brought about by the Patent Amendment Rules, 2016

Following the publishing of the Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2015 on October 26, 2015 for public comment and consideration, the Office of the CGPDTM has on May 14, 2016 issued a public notice on the publication of amended Patent Rules, 2003. Accordingly, the Patent (Amendment)

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Guidelines for computer related inventions makes IT India happy

                                                                   Image Source On the 19th of February Office

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Doing research with a patented product? Research Exemption under Patent Law

The Patents Act, 1970 was framed keeping in mind the vulnerable position of an inventor but exemptions are as important as granting exclusive rights to the inventor. Both granting of exclusive rights and exemptions play a significant role in the

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Patentability of 3D Printed Human Organs

We would have all come across the concept of organ transplants which has actually become a common phenomenon given the tremendous evolution in science and technology; hold on to that thought, and couple it with the invention of 3D printing,

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Patenting Human Genes

  Science and technology has witnessed prodigious advancements which have led to modern evolution and discoveries in the field of medicine. One of such revelations would be the discovery of Genes, the basic physical and functional unit of heredity, made

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Let them eat cake? Did the Controller of Patents turn a blind eye to the poor in the recent refusal of Compulsory License?

It was before the French Revolution that when the peasants went to their queen, Marie Antoinette to spill their grievances that she said “if the people didn’t have bread let them eat cake”. This analogy has been used whenever any

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Indian Patent Office rejects compulsory license application for AstraZeneca’s Saxagliptin

Compulsory license application for AstraZeneca’s Saxagliptin Patents are generally granted to encourage inventions and to protect the rights of the inventor. However, the Indian Patent Act serves to strike a balance between protecting the rights of the inventor and making

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Outer Space and Intellectual Property Rights

Image Source Intellectual Property Rights as understood legally refers to those rights given to persons for their intellectual creations of mind, by way of copyright, trademark, design or patent protection. Just like any other property rights, they confer up on

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IP Office joins Startup India Campaign – Launches Scheme and Facilitators

Image from here Of late there has been a humongous upsurge in the number of Startups being launched in India, and alongside catching up pace, is the awareness about importance of protecting the intellectual property rights. The early stages in

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