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February 14, 2019, 12:43 pm

Introduction

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

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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... Read More

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November 20, 2018, 10:09 am

INTRODUCTION

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... Read More

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August 16, 2018, 9:34 am

The Patent Statute of the US defines patentable subject matter as ‘any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter’ and any improvements.[1] But patent cannot be granted for laws of nature, natural phenomena or abstract ideas. On June 2014, the US Supreme Court’s ruling in the Alice... Read More

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May 15, 2018, 5:20 pm

It is not necessary that an applicant and inventor of a patent is the same person, in most of the cases they are different. The question is in such a case will it not be problematic to attain a patent? The answer is absolute ‘NO’. The provision for this problem lies in section 7(2) of the Indian Patents Act, 1970, which says as follows:... Read More

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April 10, 2018, 2:46 pm

If I invent an object, can that be protected under any law? The answer is yes; an invention is protected under an Intellectual Property Rights law as a Patent. It is an exclusive monopolistic right given to the owner to exploit his or her invention for a limited period.

Those who want to obtain a patent must know the following facts:-

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March 31, 2018, 3:44 pm

Introduction

Every coin has two sides likewise, every right granted has duties imposed simultaneously on the right holder. Patent is a negative right given to its holder to stop any other person from using his/ her invention without prior permission. Therefore, this right confers upon its holder obligations to commercialise the... Read More

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March 30, 2018, 1:23 pm

The invention of a new thing requires endless amount of time, research and most importantly hard work which has been put in development. How would one feel when after all this hard work someone else uses and claims your invention?

Your invention needs to have recognition and for that one needs to get his or her work patent. It’s a long, tedious and... Read More

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March 10, 2018, 3:10 pm

On January 10, 2018, the Delhi High Court passed an important order saying that every patentee is required to submit their patent working information as prescribed by Form 27. The court rejected the contention that such information is confidential, and made it clear that as per the provisions of the Patents Act, 1970, every patentee is mandated to furnish this information... Read More

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January 31, 2018, 4:41 pm

To obtain a patent, an invention must fulfil three important patentability criteria: non-obvious, useful, and novel. If an invention is obvious to either experts or the general public, it cannot be patented. Obviousness is one of the crucial parameters on which issuance of Patent depends. It helps in determining whether or not an idea or invention is patentable. It is often... Read More

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