Brand Protection Strategy and Intellectual Property

Technology and science are ever-evolving in times of digitization and globalization. For keeping in pace with the demands of the consumers as well as stakeholders of a business, the law comes in handy. This article will project some light on the intermingling role of Intellectual Property (IP) in the domain of brand protection in the […]

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Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights – A Brief Outline

Just like other laws require a mechanism of careful administration to reach their full potential in socio-economic terms; Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) also require a fair deal of enforcement measures to be taken into consideration to ensure equitable implementation. Such measures help curb undermining the efforts of authors and proprietors and ensure even-handed distribution of […]

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STANDARD ESSENTIAL PATENTS AND THE PROBLEM OF REGULATING ROYALTIES

Interpreting the Term ‘SEP’ In the words of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) are defined as: “Document approved by a recognized body, that provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for products or related processes and production methods, with which, compliance is not mandatory. It may also include […]

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Aligning Outer Space and IPRs – A Pressing Priority

“The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space.” – John F. Kennedy The explorative and exploitative […]

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US Court Orders Apple to Pay $500 Million over PanOptis 4G Patent Violations

A Texas court has quite recently ordered the American multinational technology company, Apple Inc., to pay even more than $500 million, near about Rs. 3, 742 crores, in damages and interest for 4G Patent Violations held by Intellectual Property (IP) Company PanOptis. According to the local media, the US tech giant – now worth almost […]

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InterDigital Files two Patent Infringement Cases against Xiaomi in Delhi HC

InterDigital (a US-based mobile technology research and development company specializing in providing video and wireless technologies for mobile devices, services, and networks across the globe) has quite recently filed two Patent Infringement cases against Xiaomi (a Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing) in the Delhi High Court. According to InterDigital, the Chinese phone maker has […]

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IBM Files Second Lawsuit against Zillow Alleging Patent Infringement

The American multinational technology company, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation), has quite recently escalated its legal battle by filing a second lawsuit against Zillow (an American online real estate database company) alleging Patent Infringement. According to IBM, Zillow has infringed upon its patents to build a real estate search engine. In the lawsuit filed on […]

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Aurangabad Research Scholars Win Patent for Innovative Thermal Imaging Device

Five research scholars and scientists from Aurangabad have quite recently won a Patent from Australia for an exceedingly innovative non-contact type thermal imaging system, which is a cost-effective thermal imaging system with multiple biomedical applications. With the help of their innovation, the research scholars are looking forward to reducing the dependency of India’s healthcare sector […]

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University of Washington Wins Patent for its Innovative Air Filtration Technology

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has quite recently issued a patent to the University of Washington (a public research university in Seattle, Washington, founded in 1861) for a new form of energy-efficient and high-capacity air filtration technology developed at the UW Sensors, Energy, and Automation Laboratory. The design, which pairs the particle-repelling plates […]

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Understanding the Different Types of Patents under the Patent Law of the US

A patent protects the discoveries and inventions, which are novel, non-obvious, and useful. There are three types of patents under the Patent Law of the United States, namely, utility patents, design patents, and plant patents. Each patent type protects a specific type of discovery or invention and has different eligibility requirements; however, it is also […]

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