All About Provisional Patent Applications

For easing the mode of filing a patent and claiming the subject matter contained therein, there are two basic approaches, namely provisional patent application and complete patent application. It is a crucial choice to opt for the filing of a provisional patent application or not since a provisional patent application is optional while a complete […]

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Intellectual Property Theft: A Menace

With the advancement of technology and the overreaching effect of cyberspace, cyber crimes have also witnessed a surge. Of these crimes, Intellectual Property (IP) theft is one of the many, which involves stealing copyright, patents, industrial designs, etc., by using the internet and computers as a medium. Copyright and trade secrets like software, secret formula/recipes, […]

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Patent Assertion Entities: A Boon or a Bane?

The term ‘Patent Troll’ originated in 1994 in an educational video by Paula Natasha Chavez called the ‘Patents Video.’ A patent troll is a term used for describing a company that uses Patent Infringement claims to win arguments and court judgments for profit or to stifle competition. It is what gets in easy money and […]

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Uncovering the Realm of Selection Inventions

What are Selection Inventions? The rationale behind granting monopolistic and exclusive rights over a particular invention is to reward and accredit the inventor for inventing a novel invention that is susceptible to industrial application and is not obvious to the existent state of the art. These rights are, therefore, given instead of the disclosure made […]

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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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Google Countersues Sonos as the Patent Dispute over Wireless Speakers Heats Up

The American multinational technology company, Google, has quite recently escalated a dispute with Sonos Inc., (an American audio company based in California) over the wireless home speaker market by filing a Patent Infringement lawsuit. The battle between the two companies, which had been working together to incorporate some specific Google features in Sonos’ speakers, erupted […]

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Redfin’s Cofounder Sues Redfin Alleging Patent Infringement

David Eraker, the cofounder of Redfin (a Seattle-based real-estate company founded in 2004), has quite recently filed a Patent Infringement lawsuit against Redfin to stop it from making use of the image-based rendering patents owned by Surefield (a real estate company founded by David Eraker in 2012). The lawsuit is filed at United States District […]

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Sharp Sues Vizio Alleging LCD Patent Infringement

Sharp Corporation, a Japanese multinational corporation specializing in designing and manufacturing electronic items, has quite recently filed a Patent Infringement lawsuit against defendants Vizio Inc. (a privately held company specializing in designing and manufacturing soundbars, speakers, and televisions) and other companies in its supply chain. In the lawsuit filed at the California Central District Court, […]

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