Trade Secrets over Patents? What is the Right Choice for You?

When we talk about safeguarding some specific piece of information that adds to the commercial value of the goods, two obvious options come to our minds. The first is trade secrets, and the second is patents. The choice between the two options widely depends on the type of enterprise, the nature of operations undertaken by […]

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The Best Mode of Software Protection – Copyright or Patent?

Historically, Intellectual Property (IP) laws have influenced the success of the software industry by giving software developers a statutory mechanism from which they can earn at least some of their innovation’s market value. Until now, the software industry has been dependent upon distinct IP protection regimes: copyright and Patent Law. The scope of protection offered […]

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Intellectual Property in the FMCG Industry

Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) are those with a limited shelf life. This short durability is because of high consumer demand and because the very nature of the product suggests quick depletion. The term FMCG applies to almost every category of consumer goods, ranging from food and beverages to household cleaning products, medicines, cosmetics, clothing, […]

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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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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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Biocept Inc Receives Patent for its Primer-Switch Technology in Australia

Biocept Inc., (a San Diego-based commercial-stage cancer diagnostics company providing liquid biopsy tests for doctors and their patients with cancer) has quite recently won a new patent in Australia. The granted patent provides Intellectual Property (IP) Protection to Biocept’s Primer-Switch technology that is efficient and useful in performing ctDNA (circulating tumor DNA) analysis with the help […]

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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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Facebook Wins Indian Patent for Providing Universal Support to Cell Phones

The social media giant Facebook has quite recently won an Indian Patent corresponding to a device, system, and method for adapting information services, code, and software to comply with the individuals’ device parameters, and for further enabling proper viewing on their mobile devices or smartphones. This latest patent gain is a boost to Facebook’s efforts […]

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Tesla Files Patent Application for New Aluminum Alloys

As supported by a new Patent Application submitted by Tesla, the car manufacturer has developed aluminum alloys for die-casting of parts for electric cars. These aluminum alloys, which besides a high yield strength and a high extrusion speed can also maintain high thermal conductivity, have been developed by the Tesla material team headed by alloy […]

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