February 14, 2019, 1:06 pm
The word ‘adaptation’ connotes innocence. The minute we hear or read this word, we pass it off as something that is an innocent or general attempt to recreate a piece of work that has already been produced or composed and appreciated. The adaptation of any work signifies a bona fide replication of the original. But, is it always done in good faith?
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February 14, 2019, 12:43 pm
Trade Secret or Patents! What to choose between both? A Big Confusion in the head of the company. The two have more differences than similarities.
Patents give you the exclusive right to exclude others from making, selling, using, or importing a particular product or service in exchange for full... Read More
February 14, 2019, 10:42 am
On January 22, 2019, in the recent ruling of Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. TevaPharmaceuticals USA, Inc., No. 17-1229, the US Supreme court held that inventors lose patent protection for inventions that they had sold or offered to sell more than a year before submitting the patent applicatio... Read More
January 30, 2019, 4:51 pm
The Drug Prices Control Order (DPCO), 2013, which as estimated by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), has helped patients save over Rs. 15,000cr since its enactment has been amended by the Drugs (Prices Control) Amendment Order, 2019, by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers in favor of drugmakers, manufacturing new drugs, and drugs treating orphan/rare... Read More
January 21, 2019, 10:07 am
On 13th December, the Canadian government gave assent to the BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION ACT, 2018 to address various productive changes in Canadian Intellectual property laws. Modifications in IP laws were made to uplift the economy of Canada through innovative ideas and higher investments. The act majorly focuses on removing the loopholes in the current IPR structure... Read More
December 29, 2018, 3:37 pm
Open Source Software (OSS) is a kind of software with source code that can be modified, enhanced, and inspected by ANYONE. In the case of an OSS, a person may alter how the software works or improve it by adding features or fixing parts that do not work properly, by modifying the source code of the software progra... Read More
December 22, 2018, 10:01 am
Recently, the social media giant Facebook filed a few controversial patents. They are called controversial because rather than being user-friendly the new patents filed could only be an aid to the revenues of the company itself. The latest patent is the one that can predict your destination before you reach it yourself. This patent has been deemed ‘ill-timed’ by some since th... Read More
December 17, 2018, 12:23 pm
For eons, humans have tried to create convenience. Be it the kindling of a fire or the development of the technology of a smartphone that detects your location and is linked to your bank account, humans have constantly tried to create a technology, that stands on par with the functioning of the normal human brain.
However, in the bid to develop conve... Read More
December 14, 2018, 4:33 pm
Non-patent exclusivity or Regulatory exclusivity is the core profit driver of the pharma industry. The rationale behind introducing regulatory exclusivity for drug products was that the amount of time taken to gain approval to market the drug product often leaves little viable protection period for the drug product under patents. Patents are often filled during the early deve... Read More
November 30, 2018, 6:14 pm
An Open Source Software is a type of software with a source code that can be modified, enhanced, and inspected by ANYONE. Source code is that part of a particular software program that empowers a person to alter how the software works or improve it by adding features or fixing parts that do not work properly. Differing... Read More