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India, along with eight other countries has been placed in the Priority Watch List for IP protection and enforcement by the United States. The countries are Argentina, Chile, China, Indonesia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, and Venezuela.

Special 301 Report and India

The Special 301 Report released by US Trade Representative (USTR) flags countries that form serious trade barriers concerning the...

Ending the legal battle in Germany, carmaker Daimler has agreed to pay royalties fees to Nokia for using its patent. This marks the end of the legal battle between the technologies and car companies over the payment of royalties.

Through licensing revenues, Nokia earns $1.7 billion each year. These royalties come from the usage of navigation systems, vehicle communication, and self-driving cars in the automobile, the patent of which is with the...

A patent infringement suit has been filed by Panacea Biotech Limited before the Delhi High Court for restraining Sanofi Healthcare India Pvt. Ltd. from marketing Hexavalent vaccine which will infringe Panacea’s patent for its fully liquid Whole-Cell Pertussis based fully liquid Hexavalent Vaccine, EasySix. The fight between Sanofi and Panacea has been since 2017 before the Indian Patent Office which...

The patent waiver proposed by India and South Africa and supported by various other countries has been revised proposing the temporary waiver to be for at least three years. This revision comes amid the uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of the vaccine for children and against new variants and was aimed to narrow down the scope of the waiver.  

Making it ‘narrow’

The proposal that was...

The United States Patent Office issues a patent for a wearable artificial kidney to Nephrologists Victor Gura, MD, Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Wearable Artificial Organs Inc. The clinical trial is expected to start this year to test the third-generation device. The Patentee Gura is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and his company,...

Xiaomi, a Chinese multinational electronic company has been granted a patent for its under-screen flip camera. The company headquarters in Beijing is a major electronic company that works in the industry of Smartphone mobile apps, laptop home appliances, bags, shoes, consumer electronics. Xiaomi undoubtedly has a major consumer base in the electronic market with having developed the mobile system-on-chip capabilities after Apple, Samsung, Huawei. It released its first...

Singapore unveiled its IP Strategy 2030 (SIPS 2030) recently on World IP Day making its way towards solidifying its position in the global IP arena. Singapore has been a leading IP hub in the Asia Pacific. SIPS 2030 aims to strengthen Singapore’s economic growth with a strong blueprint of innovation and IP for the next 10 years. This strategy aims at keeping the country’s position as a top-ranked IP regime becoming the global hub for IP activities. For this the primary aim...

With the highly developed economy in the world, Japan sets itself apart as the global center of a technologically advanced country. As per the data released by IMF and World Bank, Japan is the third-largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and fourth-largest in terms of purchasing power parity. It’s the world’s second-largest developed economy. With such huge economic power, Japan also plays a leading role in the organization such as G7 and G20. With an estimated GDP...

With the incoming of Intellectual Property Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and other measures) Act 2020, it provides multiple amendments to the Design Act 2003, Patents Act 1990, and the Trade Marks Act 1995 to phase out the innovation patent system. Due to the act, the applicant will no longer be permitted to file the innovation patent application. This whole issue of phasing out the...

Patents provide the proprietor the right to effectively monetize the invention and have the monopoly of the same. With such utmost importance, the various companies are seeking patent protection in those fields where it taking patent protection was never thought of. One such industry is the video games industry. If we talk about the UK, the video game industry has been an emerging field where...

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