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Filing a PCT National Phase patent application in India

The PCT national phase patent application has to be filed in India within thirty-one months from the priority date pursuant to rule 20 (3) and (4)(i) of the Indian Patents Rules 2003. The complete specification of the PCT national phase patent application has to be filed in the...

Introduction

The evolution of Intellectual Property laws and standards are all in the direction of maximizing private rights and not give importance to public interests.[1] There is always an inconsistency between the valuation of a company as a whole and the law protects as intellectual property. The technical and managerial knowledge and skills which are used by...

When an inventor or legal representative or applicant decides to file a patent application in foreign countries, the United States of America (USA) would be the first choice for filing due to the market potential in various fields as well as IP diligence. This article aims to provide the basic requirements for filing PCT national phase patent applications in the USA. The patent applications have to be filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The...

In the past decade, massive growth and increasing computing power of IoT devices have resulted in unprecedented volumes of data. Trends show that there will be a continuous growth of data volumes as 5G networks have increased its number of connected devices. Further, there will be a need for efficient management of data. Edge computing initially started in the 1990s, when Akamai launched its CDN with an idea to introduce server nodes at locations geographically closer to...

E-sport is considered as one of the most revolutionary introductions to sports in recent history. It’s not just a different set of rules, but also an amalgamation of the elements of skill and strategy of the physical world and technology’s virtual reality. A video game essentially has a bundle of intellectual property rights and contractual rights within it. These rights are applied in various ways and cover a lot of fundamental aspects of the game starting from the...

An individual or any other legal entity would decide to file a patent application to better leverage technical innovation. For a person or entity desirous of obtaining better leverage from their technical innovation, one thing they should definitely consider is the country(ies) where they wish to file an application and thereby secure patent protection. While doing so, a person or entity mostly decides to file a patent application only in their home country, that is, the...

Broadcom Inc., a global corporation with technological expertise in the development, manufacture, and supply of a wide range of semiconductor and infrastructure software products, for use in the data center, networking, software, broadband, wireless, and storage, and industrial markets has recently had a filed lawsuit of patent infringement against Netflix, popular and leading US-based video streaming service provider. The lawsuit was filed around mid-March in the Central...

The increased fee of the European Patent Office (EPO) comes into effect from Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The EPO is known to increase its fees every two years and the last revision was made in 2018.  This decision is taken by the European Patent Office’s Administrative Council on 12 December 2019 (CA/D 12/19) by amending Articles 2 and 7 of the Rules relating to Fees. Here’s a quick take on this revision of fees.

Broadly, we can categorize the fee...

We all know about the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the world like lightning unless you have been living under a giant rock. The scare of it seems to be increasing with every passing day and rightly so because even though doctors and researchers are working day and night, there is no sign of vaccine as of now. There are 2, 77,004 cases as of now out of which 91,986 have recovered and 11,242 have died. India alone has 1,050 cases of which 29 people have died. The...

PARTIES

The Plaintiffs are Nippon Steel & Sumitomoto Metal Corporation is a large steel producing company.

The Defendants Kishor D. Jain who is involved in the business of trading in steel

BRIEF FACTS

The plaintiff in the present case filed a suit for a permanent injunction against the defendants...

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