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April 3, 2020, 4:33 pm

The increased fee of 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.  Thisdecision 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... Read More

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March 31, 2020, 10:14 am

We all know about the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the world like lightening, 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... Read More

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November 26, 2019, 11:06 am

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Indian Cinema is as diverse as the land from which it evolves, witharound 1600 movies screened every year in different languages. Since its inception in the late 1890s, Indian Cinema has travelled expeditiously and so has the new age technology, wherein online piracy co-exists and strangles the exclusive rights of the... Read More

November 20, 2019, 3:20 pm

This article attempts to unveil the difference between awareness and understanding vis-à-vis Intellectual Property; the evidentiary gap between awareness and understanding leading to confusion and misinformation; heterogeneous reasons pointing out the lack of understanding amongst people and the comprehensive ways to overcome this stigma.

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June 27, 2019, 4:27 pm

INTRODUCTION: Chinese telecom giant Huawei faced heat from ongoing trade war between the US and China, as the company has been barred from seeking any patent relief in the domicile of the US. Macro Rubio, US senator for Florida has put forward an amendment in the proposed US Senate legislation for the purpose of disallowing companies from seeking any sort of... 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... 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... Read More

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August 1, 2018, 6:05 pm

Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate based in Seoul. They have had  their manufacturing units in six countries, namely, Vietnam, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and Korea. Recently, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and South Korean President, Moon Jae-in have inaugurated Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd’s mobile phone factory in Noida. Spread over 35 acres, it is one... Read More

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July 14, 2018, 5:08 pm

Human beings are full of desires. And an exchange has to be made for something against fulfilment of those desires. This “something” can be highly unique, which gave rise to earlier forms of barter transactions, or it can be something more uniform, more acceptable or more universal like currency. A desire is said to have been met when such exchange in the form of transaction... Read More

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June 19, 2018, 10:40 am

The latest Bill is all set to bring about major changes in practice and filing of patent applications. The law proposes a mandatory disclosure of the Geographical Indication or Traditional Knowledge which has been used in order to form the patent. This means that one's the patent is developed using a prior GI or TK then complete information of its usage along with 'Prior... Read More

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