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February 14, 2019, 10:42 am

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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 application... Read More

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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... Read More

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January 21, 2019, 10:07 am

On 13th December, 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 of... Read More

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December 29, 2018, 3:37 pm

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An Open Source Software (OSS) is a kind of software with source code which can be modified, enhanced and inspected by ANYONE. In 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 program... Read More

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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 which can predict your destination before you reach it yourself. This patent has been deemed ‘ill-timed’ by some since t... Read More

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December 17, 2018, 12:23 pm

Since eons, humans have tried to create convenience. Be it the kindling of a fire or the development of the technology of a smart phone 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 normal human brain.

However, in the bid to develop conven... Read More

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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 filed during the early devel... Read More

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November 30, 2018, 6:14 pm

INTRODUCTION

An Open Source Software is a type of software with a source code which can be modified, enhanced and inspected by ANYONE.  Source code is that part of a particular software program which 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

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November 21, 2018, 4:19 pm

Patent Pool have been an ongoing subject discussion from both legal and economic point of view. Pool in simple terms means Accumulation. A Patent Pool is defined as an agreement between two or more patent owners to license their patents to one another or to third parties. Patent pool mostly come into play when an inventor gets stuck in complex technology that requires a compl... Read More

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November 20, 2018, 10:09 am

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The basic objective of any competition policy is to ensure that there is legal entry/ exit of firms and smooth functioning of companies without the exercise of any malpractices. Some prominent anti-competitive practices are collusive bidding, abuse of dominant position, refusal to provide goods, exacting excessive prices... Read More

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