Tech-Transfer of IPRs in the Domain of Climate Change

Technological exploration has cost heavily on civilization, and to its rescue, green-technology used in tandem with international cooperation is the only answer. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an example of collaborative initiatives to curb climate change. There are environmental-friendly technical solutions available in some countries, majorly the first-world countries, but […]

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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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Consumer Protection in the Light of Intellectual Property Ecosystem

Intellectual Property (IP) laws have wider ramifications than just the traditional notion of safeguarding the commercial interest of the proprietor of such rights as they intend to strike a balance between private and public interests. The pursuit of research and development, innovation, trade-related strategies revolve around the ambit of IP, which, in turn, shapes the end […]

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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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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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Dyson Files Patent Application for Headphones with Built-in Air Purifier

Dyson Ltd, a British technology company that designs and manufactures household appliances such as vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, etc., has applied for the Patent Registration of a new pair of headphones with a built-in air purifier. Filed with the UK’s Intellectual Property Office, the company’s patent application describes a pair of headphones with advanced technology-based air […]

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