Category Archives: IP Systems

Latest Available Text Of The CBD Decision On Access And Benefit-Sharing- from IP-watch

Note: the final decisions of convention on biological diversity governing body are available here A decision on a way forward on a global access and benefit-sharing regime was reached at a meeting of the parties to the Convention on Biological … Continue reading

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Absence of Common Patent filing system in EU causes stear among the members and affected SMEs worst

Since 1970, European Union (then European Community) is trying to gain consensus on  the common patent filing  system. Till now an applicant has to filed application in all member countries in their individual language, which involved translations a costly affair for SMEs. However a … Continue reading

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Intel faces trademark litigation on “Dual Core”

California-based ultramobile PC firm DualCor Technologies filed a suit accussing Intel of misappropriating the DualCor trademark.  DualCor applied for a trademark on its name in May 2004 and was granted the same by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in … Continue reading

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Novartis’s challenge on validity of Indian patent laws was put down by Indian High Court

Swiss pharma giant, Novartis, faced another blow in India, when Chennai High Court rejected its writ petition challenging the validity of Indian Patent Laws. Novartis had sought to declare Section 3 (d) of the Indian Patents Act as substituted by Patents … Continue reading

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Overview of Chinese Patent Litigation System

An informative overview of Chinese Patent Litigation System "Patent Litigation in Chinese Courts" by J. Benjamin Bai, Helen Cheng and Peter Wang from JONES DAY appired on Mondaq.com A must read….

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European Commission Proposes New I/P Directive

I/P Updates: European Commission Proposes New I/P Directive: “European Commission Proposes New I/P Directive On 12 July 2005, the European Commission proposed a new directive on ‘criminal measures aimed at ensuring the enforcement of intellectual property rights.‘ Under the proposed … Continue reading

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The WTO angle and TRIPS

The WTO angle and TRIPS: “The WTO angle and TRIPS By Lawrence B. Ebert Of the Ballmer quote: ‘Someday, for all countries that are entering the [World Trade Organization], somebody will come and look for money owing to the rights … Continue reading

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Navigating the patent maze: Nap Hal

Navigating the patent maze: Nap Hal – Comments Addressed: “Nap Hal – Comments Addressed An interested reader commented on the post in which I expressed approval for the decision of the Indian Government to not oppose the European Patent, now … Continue reading

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No Progress on Bio/TK Disclosure for Patents

I/P Updates: TRIPS: No Progress on Bio/TK Disclosure for Patents – News and Information for Intellectual Property Practitioners: “TRIPS: No Progress on Bio/TK Disclosure for Patents According to an article in BRIDGES Trade BioRes, Vol. 4 No. 17 23 September, … Continue reading

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