December 2020

December 7, 2020, 5:40 pm

A bilateral patent prosecution highway (PPH) pilot program has been implemented between the Indian patent office (IPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on December 05, 2019, for a period of three years. The guideline was framed by the patent offices and published on the website of Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks. As per the guideline, the number of r Read More

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December 28, 2020, 5:55 pm

We all are very clear with the understanding and the importance of early filing date and priority date in the patent application. A patent is granted on the premise that the invention is non-obvious and constitutes inventive steps. These issues are very much interlinked with that of the filing date since an early filing date is acknowledged as prior art. The priority date of Read More

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December 29, 2020, 3:34 pm

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in the Valeant Pharmaceuticals v. Mylan pharmaceuticals, held that “acts of infringement” in Hatch-Waxman litigation occurs where actions related to the submission of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (“ANDA”) occur, not where the future distribution of a generic product specified in an ANDA is planned.

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