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Patent lawyer held in Goa for duping film writer of Rs 45 lakh

(V Narayan , 17-Dec-2018 , The Times Of India)

Police also seized the fake rubber stamps and signatures of the Controller General of Patents (Ministry of
Commerce and Industry) from Intellectual Property Rights office that he used to dupe people. Cheddha
has been booked for cheating and forgery. He is in police custody till December 21. More...

Patent applications by female innovators to get faster clearance: Draft rules

(PTI , 16-Dec-2018 , Financial Express)

A patent application filed by a female innovator will be examined expeditiously with a view to promoting
women entrepreneurship in the country, as per a DIPP proposal. More...

N-E varsity researchers patent process to treat industrial waste

(Rahul Karmakar , 16-Dec-2018 , The Hindu)

Three researchers from the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) based in Meghalaya capital Shillong
have patented a fast, energy-efficient and low-cost process for treatment and bio-detoxification of
industrial effluents contaminated with harmful azo-dye. More...

DRL will have to wait to sell Suboxone generic in US, says US Court
(TNN , 12-Dec-2018 , The Times Of India)

In a setback of sorts for city-based pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL), a US appeals court
has asked it to wait for some more time before it can begin selling its generic version of Indivior Plc’s
Suboxone Film drug, which is used to treat opioid addiction. More...

DIPP floats draft patent rules

(PTI , 10-Dec-2018 , The Economic Times)

The commerce and industry ministry has floated a draft to amend the existing patent rules with a view
to further streamline examination of applications. More...

What exactly are geographical indications and who can apply for GI status?
(Latha Nair , 9-Dec-2018 , Business Standard)

Latha Nair, partner at K&S Partners, examines what constitutes a GI tag and what the gaps in the Indian
GI law are More...

India granted 86 per cent of total patents to foreigners in 2017: UN

(BusinessToday.In , 04-Dec-2018 , Business Today)

India granted 86 per cent (10,675) of the total patents to foreigners as compared to 14 per cent (1,712)
awarded to entities and individuals based in India. More...

Number of patents granted by India shot up by 50% in 2017: UN

(IANS , 4-Dec-2018 , The Tribune)

The number of patents granted by India shot up by 50 per cent in 2017, keeping up a trend of steep
increases, according to the UN's World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). More...

Opinion | Incentivizing private sector R&D in India

(Gaurav S. Ghosh , 26-Nov-2018 , Livemint)

The Indian government has tried to implement the increasingly popular patent box policy but hasn’t
quite got it right. More...

Govt to launch initiative to boost intellectual property in defence sector: Top official
(PTI , 24-Nov-2018 , The Times Of India)

Seeking to "significantly enhance" the country's design capabilities in the defense segment, the
government will next week launch a new initiative to boost the quantum of intellectual property in the
sector, a top official said on Saturday. More...

Activists irked by RCEP talks over pharma patents

(Rupali Mukherjee | TNN , 15-Nov-2018 , The Times Of India)

Public health activists and patient groups have raised serious concerns over intellectual property (IP)
provisions in the ongoing negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP),
charging Japan and South Korea of pushing a TRIPS-plus regime that would expand and extend
monopolies for pharma MNCs, and undermine generic competition. More...

'Simmba' movie infringes its trademark, claims a beverage co in HC

(PTI , 13-Nov-2018 , The Times Of India)

The Delhi High Court has sought Rohit Shetty Picturez' response to a plea alleging that its movie
'Simmba',Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan, infringes the trademark of a beverage company. More...

Suven Life gets product patents from Australia, Hong Kong

(PTI , 13-Nov-2018 , The Economic Times)

Suven LifeNSE -6.71 % Sciences Tuesday said it has been granted a product patent each by Australia
and Hong Kong for a new chemical entity (NCE) for the treatment of disorders associated with neuro-
degenerative diseases. More...

LG files patent for a phone with four rear cameras

(Shweta Ganjoo New Delhi , 31-Oct-2018 , India Today)

LG is likely to retain the 3.5mm jack in its upcoming smartphone More...

Johnson & Johnson loses cancer drug patent, Indian firms eye US market
(Sohini Das | Mumbai , 31-Oct-2018 , Business Standard)

Dr Reddy's, Glenmark, Wockhardt have lined up alternatives for Zytiga More...

Universities and patents

(Feroz Ali , 31-Oct-2018 , The Hindu)

The ambitious goal set by India’s IPR Policy rests on how universities embrace patents More...

ShareChat drags Bytedance to court over copyright row

( Venkat Ananth , ET Bureau , 31-Oct-2018 , The Economic Times)

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday ordered Chinese content giant Bytedance to desist from using
“ShareChat” as an ad-word on Google. More...

Copyright violation case: Nitish Kumar told to record evidence via video conference today
(Express News Service | New Delhi , 31-Oct-2018 , The Indian Express)

Atul Kumar Singh, a former senior JNU scholar-turned-politician, has alleged that a book published by
Patna-based Asian Development Research Institute and endorsed by the Bihar CM, was a plagiarised
version of his research project. More...

No copyright on Patel community: Court

(TNN , 31-Oct-2018 , The Times Of India)

Patel is a community name and one cannot have a trademark right over this word. More...

Indian start-ups file 909 patent applications last year, compared to 61 in 2016
(Priyanka Golikeri , 31-Oct-2018 , Zee Business)

Data from the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) reveals that Indian start-ups filed 909
patent applications last year, as compared to a mere 61 in 2016. More...

Number of GI registrations from T.N. dwindles

(Sanjay Vijayakumar , 29-Oct-2018 , The Hindu)

The number of registrations of the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for products from Tamil Nadu has
dwindled in recent years, according to data from the Geographical Indications Registry. More...

KAU embarks on a mission to rejuvenate hill garlic

( E.M. Manoj , 28-Oct-2018 , The Hindu)

‘Malai poondu’ or hill garlic grown on the hills of Kanthalloor and Vattavada areas of Idukki district of
Kerala are known for its unique flavour, pungency, taste, medicinal properties and longer shelf life .

326 products registered as geographical indication so far

(PTI , 23-Oct-2018 , The Economic Times)

As many as 326 products such as Kancheepuram silk saree, Alphonso Mango, Nagpur Orange and
Kolhapuri Chappal have been registered as geographical indications (GI) so far, according to government
data. More...

ZEE patents immersive tech platform for home entertainment

(Gaurav Laghate , ET Bureau , 23-Oct-2018 , The Economic Times)

Imagine being able to smell the food that’s been cooked on a cookery show or the perfume of the
protagonist of a daily soap and being able to order it online with a click of a button. More...

'Take patent to avoid wastage of resource’

(TNN , 23-Oct-2018 , The Times Of India)

Hard work put in by researchers can lead to wastage of resources and become subject to duplication if it
is not patented in the market, said Pradip Ingle, Hingna unit head of Maarashtra Centre for
Entrepreneurship Development (MCED) on Saturday. More...

Indian researchers develop skin gel that will protect farmers from pesticides
(Snehal Fernandes , 19-Oct-2018 , Hindustan Times)

A team from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) have
formulated/created and patented the gel. More...

Bihar's 'Shahi Litchi' Gets Geographical Indication Tag

(All India | Indo-Asian News Service , 18-Oct-2018 , NDTV)

The famous Shahi litchi, which is famous for its sweet, juicy, unique flavour and aroma, is mostly grown
in Muzaffarpur and neighbouring districts including East Champaran, Vaishali, Samastipur and
Begusarai. More...

Walmart seeks patent for drones to deliver products

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 9-Oct-2018 , Financial Express)

Walmart, in the patent application, said in a modern retail environment, there is a need to improve the
customer service and one aspect of that is delivery of products. More...

Taking steps to cut time to grant patents, trade marks: DIPP Secretary
(PTI , 08-Oct-2018 , The Economic Times)

India is taking several steps, including hiring more manpower and increasing use of technology, to
reduce time for granting patents and trade marks, a top government official said Monday. More...

Study shows low IPR awareness in India

(Neetu Chandra Sharma , 8-Oct-2018 , Livemint)

Around 35% respondents were not aware about Intellectual Property Rights, according to a new study

Protect intellectual property rights: V-C

(TNN , 8-Oct-2018 , The Times Of India)
Protection of intellectual property rights is a must for universities as it ensures safety of research work
carried out by students, said SP Kane, vice-chancellor of Nagpur University on Saturday. More...

Setback for Mahindra in US as court denies motion for injunction in infringement case
(Arushi Kotecha , 06-Oct-2018 , Livemint)

The court denied M&M motion on grounds that it “cannot show that they are likely to succeed on merits
of their claim” More...

Alphonso mangoes get Geographical Indication tag

(TIMESOFINDIA.COM , 5-Oct-2018 , The Times Of india)

Alphonso mangoes from Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and other adjoining areas in Maharashtra have finally got
the Geographical Indication (GI) tag from the government on Friday. More...

Fiji fights to trademark 'Bula'; time for India to think about Namaste?
(ET Bureau , 1-Oct-2018 , The Economic Times)

A country can take only so much bula-ing. Considering its national greeting ‘Bula’ has been trademarked
in the US no less than 42 times before, the spirited reaction of the Fijian government to the 43rd one by
a chain of bars that also serve a version of its national drink kava, is not surprising. More...

IPR policy reduces pendency of intellectual property applications: DIPP Secy

(PTI , 26-Sep-2018 , The Economic Times)

There has been a significant reduction in pendency of intellectual property applications, including patents
and trademarks, with the adoption of the national IPR policy, a top government official has said. More...

After a slump, IIT-B witnesses 8 per cent hike in patent application

( Priyanka Sahoo | Mumbai , 23-Sep-2018 , The Indian Express)

Over the last five years, the institute has filed 109 patents on an average every year, the highest being
143 in 2015-16. More...

Funding for research and innovation is improving: Clarivate Analytics

(Sudhir Chowdhary , 12-Sep-2018 , Financial Express)

Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing insights and analytics to clients
around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialise new ideas, faster. More...

Say cheers to Kutchhi dates wine!

(Nimesh Khakhariya | tnn , 12-Sep-2018 , The Times Of India)

State’s prohibition and excise department has granted registration to their brand and the company is
planning to make to make the wine available in liquor shops by the end of this month. More...

Sohan Lal Commodity Management applies for a patent

( Sutanuka Ghosal , ET Bureau , 11-Sep-2018 , The Economic Times)

Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM), India’s leading agri services solutions provider with
operations across India & Myanmar has applied for a patent with the India Patent Office. More...
Man held for allegedly violating copyright law
(Staff Reporter , 10-Sep-2018 , The Hindu)

The police on Sunday arrested a printing press owner for allegedly printing and selling foreign and
Indian novels without obtaining the copyrights. More...

Study shows low IPR awareness in India

(Neetu Chandra Sharma , 09-Sep-2018 , Livemint)

Around 35% respondents were not aware about Intellectual Property Rights, according to a new study

GI tag fails to boost Kalamkari sales

( By Anirudh Chakravarthy , 08-Sep-2018 , The New Indian Express)

Even after Kalamkari art form got Geographical Indication (GI) tag in 2013, artisans are struggling to
sell their products. More...

Government seeks Geographical Indication tag for ‘Odisha Rasagola’

( By Express News Service , 08-Sep-2018 , The New Indian Express)

The State Government has submitted the required documents seeking Geographical Indication (GI) tag
for ‘Odisha Rasagola’ in February this year. More...

Intellectual property and agriculture: The world’s only IP Act that recognises rights of
breeders, farmers
(Kumble Vinod Prabhu & Rakesh Chandra Agrawal , 6-Sep-2018 , The Indian Express)

How the Vajpayee-led government in the late-1990s navigated through the WTO’s TRIPS agreement to
craft a one-of-its-kind plant varieties protection law. More...

Mumbai: Andhericha Raja gets a trademark certificate, finally

(Anagha Sawant , 03-Sep-2018 , DNA)

This year, the city-based Azad Nagar Sarvajanik Utsav Samiti in Andheri has finally got a trademark for
its Ganesh idol, Andhericha Raja. According to the mandal members, they have received a trademark
certificate from the government of India for the name 'Andhericha Raja'. More...

Storm in a coffee mug: Starbucks versus Sardarbuksh

( Rasul Bailay , ET Bureau , 30-Aug-2018 , The Economic Times)

Ever been to a Sardarbuksh for a coffee? More...

Patent infringement complaint filed by Fiat in US: M&M

(PTI , 29-Aug-2018 , THe Times Of India)

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) today said a patent violation complaint has been filed against the home
grown utility vehicles major by Fiat Chrysler Automobile US, LLC, at US-based International Trade
Commission (ITC) More...
Chindia, Now Trademark It
( Rajay Verma , 22-Aug-2018 , The Economic Times)

India’s emergence as Asia’s third-largest economy and favourable demographics has helped it attract
FDI and trade from various quarters. More...

A withering climate for agricultural innovation

(Puneeta Arora Bhagirath Choudhary , 21-Aug-2018 , Business Line)

The Centre needs to clarify its stance on protection of naturally occurring plant varieties and man-made
gene sequences More...

GSK Pharma to pare brands to 20 in India, bring new products into country
(Sohini Das | Mumbai , 20-Aug-2018 , Business Standard)

The company will launch brand extensions whenever needed and focus on bringing in patented product

Patent Applications: Bigger team, faster processing on the cards

(ANJALI MARAR | Pune , 14-Aug-2018 , The Indian Express)

In comparison to international standards, where a patent is awarded in three years, in India it can take
anywhere between five and eight years, one of the main reasons being manpower shortage to scan the
patent applications piling up. More...

Patent Applications: Bigger team, faster processing on the cards

(ANJALI MARAR | Pune , 14-Aug-2018 , The Indian Express)

In comparison to international standards, where a patent is awarded in three years, in India it can take
anywhere between five and eight years, one of the main reasons being manpower shortage to scan the
patent applications piling up. More...

Ministry, HUL clash over use of Ayush trademark

(Ratna Bhushan, Sagar Malviya , ET Bureau , 14-Aug-2018 , The Economic Times)

The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, or Ayush, has asked
the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks not to register the acronym as a trademark.

August 14, 1968: Patents Bill to Joint Select Committee

(14-Aug-2018 , The Hindu)

The Lok Sabha to-day [August 13, New Delhi] decided to refer to a Joint Select Committee the
comprehensive Bill to amend and consolidate the law relating to patents. More...

Public health TRIPS at WTO

(Anil K Kanungo | New Delhi , 14-Aug-2018 , Financial Express)

TRIPS must be monitored closely, both in countries with strong generic industries and those relying on
imports of generic substitutes. More...
US FDA drug import plans hold promise for Indian pharma
(13-Aug-2018 , The Pharma Letter)

The doors appear to be opening. In what is being seen as a major positive for the Indian pharma
industry, the US Food and Drug Administration is working on an action plan to import drugs. More...

‘The magic rice that needs no cooking’ from Assam gets GI tag
(Tora Agarwala | Guwahati , 10-Aug-2018 , The Indian Express)

From the warriors of the Ahom kingdom then to the farmers of lower Assam now, the ‘magic’ Boka saul
— which recently got a GI tag — has been a breakfast staple for centuries now. More...

Pfizer to lose patent of drug Viagra, Indian companies gear up with copycat versions
(Himani Chandna ThePrint , 7-Aug-2018 , Hindustan Times)

Pfizer’s patent for the formulation of Viagra, used to treat impotence in men, ends in the US in 2020.

Kerala Agriculture University to pitch cases of a gram, bean for GI tag

(A Satish Express News Service , 7-Aug-2018 , The New Indian Express)

This is the second year of cultivation and the funding is done by the Scheduled Tribe Development
Department. More...

Novartis restrains local pharma Cos from making patented diabetes drug
(TNN , 06-Aug-2018 , The Times Of India)

The Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis has obtained court orders restraining five
city-based pharma companies from manufacturing its patented drug for diabetes. More...

HC restrains firm from using ‘Limeroad’ trademark

(PTI Feeds , 5-Aug-2018 ,

The Delhi High Court has restrained a firm from using the trademark 'Limeroad', observing that prima
facie it is a case of infringement, fraud and cheating. More...

DowDuPont ‘defers’ field trials to seek sale of GM corn seed in India

(Mayank Bhardwaj and Neha Dasgupta, Reuters , 4-Aug-2018 , Livemint)

DowDuPont has told India it is putting off trials needed for approval to sell a GM variety of corn, taking a
cue from US rival Monsanto that has pulled a similar application due to intellectual property concerns

Famous Kadaknath chicken meat from Jhabua of MP gets Geographical Indication tag
(PTI , 02-Aug-2018 , Financial Express)

The famous Kadaknath chicken meat from Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh has now got a
Geographical Indication (GI) tag. More...
AstraZeneca-DRL patent case: Fate of Rs 2.35 bn drug to be decided today
(Sohini Das | Mumbai , 31-Jul-2018 , Business Standard)

AstraZeneca has dragged Dr Reddy's Laboratories to the court to protect its blood clot inhibitor drug
Brilinta from generic competition More...

Govt’s drug price caps may trigger showdown with US

(Rupali Mukherjee , 31-Jul-2018 , The Times Of India)

US pharma biggies are at the receiving end of the Donald Trump administration’s ire due to rising drug
prices in that country, and this may cause anxiety for the Indian government as well as domestic generic
companies. More...

Get Geographical Indication tags for Indori Poha, Mawa jalebi: EXIM tells Madhya Pradesh
(PTI , 29-Jul-2018 , Financial Express)

A Geographical Indication is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess
qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. More...

Flautist designs hybrid musical instrument; applies for patent

( K Rathna Express News Service , 27-Jul-2018 , The New Indian Express)

An engineer from the city has created a one-of-a-kind musical instrument that combines the Veena and
the flute. Vinayak S Honnavar is also More...

KitKat’s four-finger shape can’t be trademarked, rules E.U. court

(AP , 25-Jul-2018 , The Hindu)

That will come as a relief to lovers of a Norwegian chocolate bar, the Kvikk Lunsj, that has a similar
shape, More...

Patently flawed: India must allow foreign universities to boost Indian research
( TOI Editorials , 25-Jul-2018 , The Times Of India)

In statistics that show Indian research in poor light, the number of patents filed by a single US firm in
India in 2016-17 was more than double of all applications filed by top laboratories in the country,
including 50 labs under DRDO, more than 40 labs in IISc, 23 IITs and six research facilities under Isro.

AstraZeneca sues DRL on patent

(Prabha Raghavan, Vikas Dandekar , 24-Jul-2018 , The Economic Times)

AstraZeneca has filed a lawsuit in the Delhi High Court against Indian drug maker Dr Reddy’s
Laboratories to block it from launching generic versions of Brilinta, its blockbuster medicine for heart
ailments. More...

SC restrains educational institute from using DPS trademark

(PTI Feeds , 24-Jul-2018 ,

The Supreme Court today restrained an educational institute from using the ‘DPS’ trademark of the Delhi
Public School. More...
One US firm files 135% more patents in India than all top labs together
(Chethan Kumar , 24-Jul-2018 , The Times Of India)

The number of patents filed by a US firm in India in 2016-17was more than double of all patent
applications from 50 labs under DRDO, more than 40 labs in IISc, 38 labs under CSIR, 31 NITs, 23 IITs
and six major research facilities under Isro. More...

From trademark row to export duty, here are the key court orders
(M J Antony , 23-Jul-2018 , Business Standard)

There is no exclusive right to the word 'Malabar', the Supreme Court has stated in a trademark dispute
between two firms that sell biryani rice. More...

Bombay High Court: Don't use any trademark resembling Pro Kabaddi League
(Mustafa Plumber , 23-Jul-2018 , DNA)

The Bombay High Court has restrained organisers of Pro Rajasthan Kabbadi league, from using a
trademark deceptively similar to the popular, 'Pro Kabaddi League'. More...

Maharashtra gets 474 patents, highest in India

( Express News Service | Mumbai , 21-Jul-2018 , The Indian Express)

However, patents granted in fields such as Agriculture Engineering, Food and Microbiology remain low at
24, 105 and 108 respectively. More...

Awareness on patent rights among scholars in govt varsities stressed


Research is the basic task to innovate new ideas in the universe. In such kind of exercises, Andhra
Pradesh State Universities and colleges have been lagging behind when compared to private universities
in the state. More...

Philips wins patent battle in Delhi HC

(PTI , 19-Jul-2018 , India Today)

New Delhi, Jul 17 (PTI) Dutch electronic major Philips has won a major legal battle here with the Delhi
High Court ruling that it has a patent right over a channel decoding technology used for DVD video
playback function in a DVD player which was infringed upon by two domestic manufacturers. More...

Meril may get relief on price cap for its stent

(Teena Thacker , 18-Jul-2018 , Livemint)

Meril has developed MeRes100, which it claims is the country’s first locally made bioresorbable vascular
scaffold, or naturally dissolving stent for clearing blockages in arteries More...

BSE building at Dalal Street gets trademark

(PTI , 17-Jul-2018 , The Times Of India)

Leading stock exchange BSE today said it has secured a trademark for its iconic building Phiroze
Jeejeebhoy Towers at Dalal Street in Mumbai. More...
As Chandamama firm goes bust, rare copies, key patents lie locked up in Mumbai building
( Khushboo Narayan | Mumbai , 16-Jul-2018 , The Indian Express)

Geodesic Ltd and its top officials are now under the scanner of the Economic Offences Wing of the
Mumbai Police, Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax department for tax evasion and alleged
siphoning and laundering of $125 million (Rs 812 crore). More...

India raises trade deficit issue with China at WTO

(Kirtika Suneja , 15-Jul-2018 , The Economic Times)

India has flagged concerns of its large trade deficit with China, visa restrictions for Indian professionals
and the challenges faced in exporting IT services, meat, rice and medicines to Beijing at the World Trade
Organization (WTO). More...

Gennova Bio gets US drug patent to treat brain clots

(Rupali Mukherjee , 14-Jul-2018 , The Times Of India)

Decks have been cleared for a more affordable stroke treatment — developed by domestic company
Gennova Bio pharmaceuticals. More...

West Bengal trademark battle over biriyani leaves ‘Malabar’ amused

(Dhinesh Kallungal Express News Service , 14-Jul-2018 , The New Indian Express)

There can be no right to the exclusive commercial use of the word ‘Malabar’, said the SC in a trademark
battle between two companies to use the particular nomenclature for the sale of Biriyani rice. More...

Sun Pharma in focus after unit files patent case against German firm
(Capital Market , 11-Jul-2018 , Business Standard)

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries said that its wholly-owned subsidiary, DUSA Pharmaceuticals, filed trade
secret misappropriation and tortious interference claims in an ongoing patent infringement lawsuit
against Biofrontera Inc., Biofrontera Bioscience GmbH, Biofrontera Pharma GmbH, and Biofrontera AG in
the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. More...

Drug regulator orders recall of Novartis’s painkiller diclofenac

(Teena Thacker , 11-Jul-2018 , Livemint)

Drug controller general of India (DCGI )cancels licence for diclofenac sold by Novartis after concerns
raised by a health ministry panel More...

Samsung ‘Galaxy Watch’ name confirmed by trademark registration

(Tech Desk | New Delhi , 11-Jul-2018 , The Indian Express)

Samsung has filed a trademark for a new smartwatch, dubbed the 'Galaxy Watch', with the South
Korea's patent office. More...

Global Innovation Index ranks India the 57th most innovative nation
(Hari Pulakkat , ET Bureau , 11-Jul-2018 , The Economic Times)

The Global Innovation Index (GII) has ranked India as the 57th most innovative nation in the world.
Patent challenge to hepatitis-C medicines
(Our Special Correspondent , 11-Jul-2018 , The Telegraph)

Patients' rights advocates in India on Tuesday filed two oppositions in the Indian patent office,
challenging patent claims by the US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences for its medicines
sofosbuvir and velpatasvir, used to treat hepatitis-C infections. More...

Two pre-grant patent oppositions filed on Gilead’s Hepatitis C medicines

(PT Jyothi Datta , 10-Jul-2018 , Business Line)

The Delhi Network of Positive People has filed two pre-grant oppositions at the Indian Patent Office
(Mumbai) challenging “additional” patent claims made by the US drugmaker Gilead Sciences on its
hepatitis C medicines sofosbuvir and velpatasvir. More...

India sees huge surge in Intellectual Property rights applications

(Mudit Kapoor , 09-Jul-2018 , Business Today)

Trademarks, copyrights and patent registrations have seen growth of 236 per cent, 233 per cent and 41
per cent respectively since 2016. More...

Meerut scissors struggle to cut through Chinese competition

(S Raju S Raju Hindustan Times, Lucknow , 09-Jul-2018 , Hindustan Times)

GI Tag Product Buyers demanding local high quality product at the price of Chinese scissors, say
manufacturers. More...

Lightweight ‘sadmridangam’ finally gets patent

( K.A. Shaji , 09-Jul-2018 , The Hindu)

The improvised 5-kg instrument was designed by percussion maestro Kuzhalmannam Ramakrishnan

Supreme Court to hear appeals on Monsanto patent issue on July 18

(Indu Bhan | New Delhi , 7-Jul-2018 , Financial Express)

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from Monsanto Technology and others on an appeal by
Nuziveedu Seeds. More...

Patent filing low in AP state


On an average, 350 patents are being filed in the state, which is lower compared to other states in the
country, said BK Sahu, Manager and In-charge, NRDC-TISC & IPFC, Visakhapatnam. More...

Nagaland: The world’s ‘easiest’ musical instrument seeks a patent

( Tora Agarwala | Guwahati , 7-Jul-2018 , The Indian Express)

Dimapur-based Moa and Arenla Subong make music by humming into a self-made bamboo instrument,
the notes of which transcend musical genres and geographical borders. More...
India keeps a close watch as US and China trade blows
(Asit Ranjan Mishra, Reuters , 06-Jul-2018 , Livemint)

Beijing blames Washington for ‘largest-scale trade war’ as both sides slap tit-for-tat tariffs More...

Jaipur to have WIPO support centre

(Santosh Patnaik , 06-Jul-2018 , The Hindu)

‘Accessing patent database to become easier with country’s fourth TISC’ More...

Parag Milk buys ColoPlus patent from ColoPlus AB

(Sapna Agarwal , 06-Jul-2018 , Livemint)

The patent works on Colostrum, the first milk of the cow after giving birth, which helps it to retain its
goodness and is said to be equivalent to that of a mother’s first milk More...

Patent eco-system gets a boost in Rajasthan

(TNN , 5-Jul-2018 , The Times Of India)

An institutional agreement was signed last week between Rajasthan Council of Science and Technology
and CIPAM under department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP)has approved Technology &
Innovation Support Centre (TISC) at Rajasthan Council of S&T (RAJCOST). More...

India becomes a part of global copyright treaties

(dna Correspondent , 5-Jul-2018 , DNA)

India will be now be a part of global treaties on copyright, cheering authors, producers and performers,
who upload their works on the digital space. More...

Cabinet nod to India joining world intellectual property treaties

(IANS | New Delhi , 04-Jul-2018 , Business Standard)

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved India's accession to the World Intellectual Property Organisation
(WIPO) Copyright Treaty, and WIPO Performers and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) extending copyright
coverage to the internet and digital spheres, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. More...

Suven Life gets product patents from India, S. Korea and Singapore

Suven Life Sciences today said it has been granted a product patent by India, Singapore, South Korea
and Israel each for a new chemical entity (NCE) used in treatment of disorders associated with
neurodegenerative diseases. More...

Mridangam maestro Kuzhalmannam Ramakrishnan receives patent for designing new version
of instrument
(Express News Service , 04-Jul-2018 , The New Indian Express)

Kuzhalmannam Ramakrishnan has named the instrument made of steel and fibre 'Sadmridangam' and it
hardly weighs 5 kg. More...
HUL raises stakes in battle against trademark violation
(Maulik Vyas , 3-Jul-2018 , Livemint)

Hindustan Unilever has sued rivals aggressively to prevent the usage of similar logos to save its brands

Ready2Innovate exhibition gives thrust on inventions

(TNN , 2-Jul-2018 , The Times Of India)

Everything, from herbal chocolates and eco-friendly plates to waste management system and air
purifiers, was on display at an exhibition on the theme of environment, organized at Rajiv Gandhi
Institute of Intellectual Property Management (RGIIPM) at its auditorium on Saturday. More...

India's profile in global medical fraternity: Rich in research, poor in patents

( Richa Sharma and Kanu Sarda , 01-Jul-2018 , The New Indian Express)

A government study has admitted that Indian researchers focus only on publishing research findings
rather than filing patents and reaping financial benefits. More...

An ‘IAM’ or intellectual asset management strategy is the need of the hour: Patent expert
Rodney D Ryder
(Express News Service , 01-Jul-2018 , The New Indian Express)

Lack of understanding of intellectual property protection and its benefits/utilities are among the key
reasons why Indian researchers do not get their innovations patented, he says. More...

A denied patent stands between farmers and GM cotton

(Harish Damodaran | New Delhi , 28-Jun-2018 , The Indian Express)

The more immediate consequence of the resultant uncertainty on the intellectual property rights (IPR)
protection regime for GM technology, though, would be felt on herbicide-tolerant or HT cotton. More...

Experts stress on integrating Intellectual Property Rights in govt policies

(dna Correspondent , 27-Jun-2018 , DNA)

Integrating Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with government policies and adopting the right strategies
are keys to make the country an IP leader, experts said at an orientation programme on National IPR
Policy on Tuesday. More...

Navara IP rights sought for preventing biopiracy: farmer

(Special Correspondent , 27-Jun-2018 , The Hindu)

Chittur-based farmer P. Narayanan Unny has said his bid to seek Intellectual Property (IP) rights over
conservation of the nearly extinct traditional rice variety Navara under the Protection of Plant Variety
and Farmers Right Act, 2001 (PPVFR Act) is for protecting the native species from biopiracy. More...

India must focus on IP creation, commercialisation: ICRIER report

(Our Bureau , 26-Jun-2018 , Business Line)

‘Lack of funds for research a major concern’ More...

India a weak innovator, but potential exists: EU official
(PTI , 26-Jun-2018 , The Times Of India)

India is weak in innovation but has the potential to improve its position with increase in investments in
research, an European Union official said today. More...

Top seed industry official quits over IPR concerns on GM crops

(Sayantan Bera , 26-Jun-2018 , Livemint)

National Seed Association of India director general Kalyan Goswami has resigned due to differences with
NSAI president M. Prabhakar Rao over IPR of GM crops More...

Dr Reddy's loses patent case with Eli Lilly over Alimta

(PTI , 24-Jun-2018 , The Economic Times)

Dr Reddys Laboratories Limited has lost a legal battle with Eli Lilly and Company in a patent litigation on
Alimta (pemetrexed for injection), a drug used for treatment of various types of cancer, in USA. More...

Bihar’s Shahi litchi grown extensively in Muzaffarpur may soon have GI tag
(FE Online , 23-Jun-2018 , Financial Express)

The popular Shahi litchi which grows extensively across many north Bihar districts may soon get itself
the Geographical Indications (GI) tag. More...

Suresh Prabhu asks officials to prepare policy to set up GI stalls at airports

(PTI , 23-Jun-2018 , The Times Of India)

Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday directed officials to prepare a policy to set
up stalls of GI products at all the airports of the country. More...

Why Intellectual Property Rights as security for loans is correct in legal terms
(ET CONTRIBUTORS , 20-Jun-2018 , The Economic Times)

Recently the Supreme Court has ruled that a trademark cannot be assigned to a bank by a borrower
who has defaulted on the loan. In the case of Canara Bank vs NG Subbaraya Setty, the Supreme Court
held that assignment of a trademark — EENADU — for agarbattis, as a security for a loan outstanding is
against the Trademarks Act and the Banking Regulation Act. More...

Bangladesh’s bulk drugs policy may hurt Indian exports

(Teena Thacker , 19-Jun-2018 , Livemint)

Bangladesh has announced a corporate tax holiday bulk drug, or API, makers till 2032, and many other
incentives to encourage local pharma manufacturing More...

India stands against a patently unjust proposal at WIPO meet

(PT Jyothi Datta , 18-Jun-2018 , Business Line)

Proposed tweak of ‘patents treaty’ may affect sovereign rights of small countries More...
India to oppose planned patents rule
(Rema Nagarajan , 16-Jun-2018 , The Times Of India)

An effort by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to bring in a new rule that would allow
countries to delegate the functions of their patents office to another country or international organisation
has set alarm bells ringing among many developing countries and activists working on access to
medicines. More...

KVIC moves HC against Fabindia over use of 'khadi' trademark

(DNA Web Team , 16-Jun-2018 , DNA)

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has petitioned the Bombay High Court against
Fabindia for "illegally" using its trademark "charkha" and selling apparel with the "khadi" tag. More...

West Bengal secures registration of ‘Biswa Bangla’ trademark

(Arkamoy Dutta Majumdar , 10-Jun-2018 , Livemint)

With the West Bengal government finally securing the registration of the Biswa Bangla trademark, it will
now look to adapt it for use by various departments More...

‘Lack of reviewers, training time reason for fewer patent credits to Indians’
(ANJALI MARAR | Pune , 06-Jun-2018 , The Indian Express)

While Indian researchers are often questioned about having ‘fewer’ patents to their credit than their
international counterparts, the problem appears to be that of availability of fewer reviewers to check the
huge number of patent applications filed every year in India. More...

The Indian copyright row that created literary history

( Soutik Biswas , India correspondent , 31-May-2018 , BBC News)

In March 1949, the government in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu acquired the work of one of
India's greatest poets. It was the first time in the world that the state had taken over the copyright of a
writer and put his writings in the public domain. More...

India pitches for WTO talks on checking theft of traditional knowledge

(PTI , 30-May-2018 , The Economic Times)

India today pitched for reviving negotiations at World Trade Organization on issues related to prevention
of theft of traditional knowledge such as Ayurveda and naturopathy. More...

Bengal’s Chau mask acquires GI fame

(Shiv Sahay Singh , 30-May-2018 , The Hindu)

The Chau mask of Purulia, the wooden mask of Kushmandi, the Patachitra, the Dokras of Bengal, and
Madhurkathi (a kind of mat) have been presented with the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the
Geographical Indication Registry and Intellectual Property India. More...

AP Tourism looks forward to GI tag with Putareku

(TNN , 29-May-2018 , The Times of India)

Principal secretary of Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Mukesh Kumar Meena held a
review meeting on Tuesday and directed the officials to promote the state’s delicacies by attaining
geographical indication (GI) tag for them. More...
Balbharati makes licence must to access its copyright material
(Alifiya Khan | Pune , 29-May-2018 , The Indian Express)

On March 9 this year, Balbharati had issued notices in several newspapers that in order to curb
commercialisation of education, they would make licence mandatory to access all material found in
Balbharati books from standard I to XII. More...

Dr. Reddy’s arm files patent infringement lawsuit

(Special Correspondent , 26-May-2018 , The Hindu)

Promius Pharma LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, has filed a lawsuit for
patent infringement in a US court against Perrigo UK FINCO Limited Partnership, Perrigo Israel
Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Taro Pharmaceuticals. More...

Patent protection: What Monsanto can learn from Tesla's instance

(Shalini Bhutani | The Wire , 25-May-2018 , Business Standard)

Monsanto not only needs to let go of its patents, but also move away from GM products to more
sustainable technologies More...

Patents and patent trolling in America

(Varghese K. George , 20-May-2018 , The Hindu)

Some time next month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will issue patent number 10 million.

Five Years After The Indian Supreme Court’s Novartis Verdict

(Patralekha Chatterjee , 20-May-2018 , Intellectual Property Watch)

On 1 April 2013, in a packed room inside India’s Supreme Court, a magnificent building in Indo-British
architectural style, two judges delivered a verdict that impacted the national and global conversation
about patents and patients. More...

HomeOpinion Picking your pharma right: Why alienate US with stent regulations or
compulsory licensing? Picking your pharma right: Why alienate US with stent regulations or
compulsory licensing?
(The Financial Express , 16-May-2018 , Financial Express)

While the two countries have traditionally sparred on the intellectual property rights (IPR) regime in the
pharmaceuticals sector, India must learn the right lessons from the US President Donald Trump’s
warnings over the weekend. More...

Reward innovation
( Ashish Bharadwaj, Punkhuri Chawla , 13-May-2018 , The Hindu)

A robust intellectual property rights (IPR) framework, with suitable enforcement systems, is critical to
support India’s efforts to be a global leader in innovation and competitiveness. More...

Barclays seeks patents around e-currency tech

(Sanjay Vijayakumar , 13-May-2018 , The Hindu)
Filings with India’s Patent Office refer to transactions in digital currency, related security mechanisms

Bengaluru gets first Geographical Indication-based products store

(TNN , 11-May-2018 , The Times Of India)

he city has got a unique store which endorses some of the Geographical Indication (GI) products such as
Channapatna toys and Devanahalli pomelo among others. More...

Xiaomi sued by Coolpad for alleged patent infringement ahead of IPO

(Reuters | Hong Kong , 11-May-2018 , The Indian Express)

Xiaomi last week filed its IPO plans, which could be the largest listing globally in almost four years.

Study Finds Rise In Use Of India’s Section 3(d) Against Pharma Primary Patents
(Adithi Koushik for Intellectual Property Watch , 11-May-2018 , Intellectual Property Rights)

Access to affordable medicines is one of the most pressing policy issues globally. More...

Supreme Court rejects Monsanto plea on seed patent order

(Priyanka Mittal , 07-May-2018 , Livemint)

Supreme Court refused to stay a Delhi HC order which held that plant varieties, seeds cannot be
patented under Indian law and that royalties would be decided by a specialized panel of agriculture
ministry More...

Supreme Court to hear Monsanto plea over GM cotton patents

( Madhvi Sally , ET Bureau , 5-May-2018 , The Economic Times)

Monsanto’s appeal against the invalidation of its patent on Bt cotton seed variety Bollgard II will be
heard by the Supreme Court on May 7 in a case that will have far-reaching impact on India’s intellectual
property (IP) regime. More...

Patent for Water Purifying Antibacterial Film Granted to Hyderabad University Scientists
(Nirupa Vatyam , 04-May-2018 , The Times Of India)

A patent for developing ‘Nanoparticle Embedded Polymer Film for Antibacterial Application’ has been
granted to the faculty and research scholars of the University of Hyderabad (UoH). More...

R&D in agri-biotech to be hit after court order on Bt cotton patent: Seed bodies
(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 04-May-2018 , Business Standard)

Seed industry bodies FSII and AAI have expressed disappointment over a court order dismissing US-
biotech major Monsanto's plea to enforce patent for its BT cotton seeds in India, saying this may cause
"irreparable damage" to agri and crop-biotech research while depriving farmers from new farm
technologies. More...

Sabyasachi Mukherjee moves against plagiarism

(Sohini Dey , 04-May-2018 , Livemint)
With over 700 copyrighted designs, Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s eponymous couture label has become
India’s first fashion house to win the National Intellectual property Award More...

Monsanto Appeals To Supreme Court Over Genetically Modified Cotton Patents

(World | Reuters , 04-May-2018 , NDTV)

The Delhi High Court on April concurred with Indian seed company Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL), which
argued that the Patent Act does not allow Monsanto any patent cover for its genetically modified cotton
seeds More...

R&D in agri-biotech to be hit after court order on Bt cotton patent: Seed bodies
(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 04-May-2018 , Business Standard)

Seed industry bodies FSII and AAI have expressed disappointment over a court order dismissing US-
biotech major Monsanto's plea to enforce patent for its BT cotton seeds in India, saying this may cause
"irreparable damage" to agri and crop-biotech research while depriving farmers from new farm
technologies. More...

India has made progress in protecting IPRs: US expert

(IANS , 03-May-2018 , The Times of India)

India has made a "lot of progress" in producing specialists in intellectual property and in developing new
protections and laws dealing with related issues, a US expert said here on Thursday. More...

India opposes US proposal to penalise China for IPR violation

(Amiti Sen , 03-May-2018 , Business Line)

At dispute-settlement body meeting, 8 countries tell US to follow WTO rules More...

Innovate in India: The country cannot afford to wait any longer for a robust intellectual
property rights regime
(Ritesh Kumar Singh , 03-May-2018 , Firstpost)

India’s Minister of Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu, recently remarked that the Indian
pharmaceutical industry should focus on future opportunities in healthcare, both within and outside the
country. More...

Protect patents: on revoking Monsanto’s Bollgard-2 patent

(Priyanka Pulla , 3-May-2018 , The Hindu)

The Delhi HC’s judgment revoking Monsanto’s Bollgard-2 patent is troubling More...

GI tag and branding boost demand for Mattu Gulla brinjal

(AJ Vinayak , 01-May-2018 , Business Line)

Efforts by a set of growers — assisted by Nabard financially, and a private university in the form of
marketing interventions — have helped boost the prospects of ‘Mattu Gulla’ (a brinjal variety) with
geographical indication (GI) tag in Udupi district of Karnataka. More...

Why India may not be able to ignore USTR’s 2018 Special 301 report
(PT Jyothi Datta , 01-May-2018 , Business Line)

Amended statute allows for US action plan for each market on the ‘priority watch list’ More...

Fewer women researchers file for patents globally: Study

(ANJALI MARAR | Pune , 30-Apr-2018 , The Indian Express)

The World Intellectual Property Day is observed on April 26 and the programme was held in Pune on
Friday. More...

WTO: India, China warn US on ‘unilateral’ trade moves

(D. Ravi Kanth , 29-Apr-2018 , Livemint)

Several countries voice concern, say US measures could trigger full-blown trade war More...

India continues to figure in US' intellectual property priority watch list

(Kirtika Suneja , 28-Apr-2018 , The Economic Times)

India continues to figure in the US’ Priority Watch List that identifies trade barriers to US companies due
to intellectual property (IP) laws of other countries More...

India again on US priority watch list on intellectual property protection

(Press Trust of India, Washington , 27-Apr-2018 , Hindustan Times)

India remains on the list for longstanding challenges in its IP framework and lack of sufficient
improvements, particularly with respect to patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and enforcement. More...

The elephant in the Patent Office

(Feroz Ali, Roshan John , 28-Apr-2018 , The Hindu)

Over the last few years the Indian Patent Office (IPO) has been focussing on granting patents
expeditiously and reducing the backlog of pending applications. More...

Big positive for India: Dramatic rise in disposal of IPR applications, says DIPP
(PTI | New Delhi , 27-Apr-2018 , Financial Express)

There is a "dramatic" improvement in examination and disposal of IPR applications with the commerce
and industry ministry taking steps to strengthen the intellectual property rights regime. More...

Healthcare: India mustn’t give in to US policy pressure

(K.M Gopakumar , 27-Apr-2018 , Business Line)

India is an almost permanent name on the Priority Watch List due to its development-friendly IP laws.

Rampant evergreening in Indian pharma industry

(Feroz Ali,Sudarsan Rajagopal , 27-Apr-2018 , Livemint)

Pharmaceutical companies commonly used legal argument, as opposed to demonstrating proof of

therapeutic efficacy, to overcome anti-evergreening objections More...
Patent inventions for financial gains: Kumar
(TNN , 27-Apr-2018 , The Times Of India)

India’s contribution to intellectual property rights (IPR) is not significant given the fact that the people
are either reluctant, are not aware or not willing to get patent for the inventions they made, said
divisional commissioner Anoop Kumar on Thursday. More...

Family support is key to get IPR, says Padma Shri winner

(Keyur Dhandeo , 27-Apr-2018 , DNA)

Support of family members is one of the most critical reasons to encourage women to own Intellectual
Property, said local women who have filed for patents. According to estimates, 28% of patents filed in
India have at least one women as a contributor, but in Gujarat, the share is estimated at 10%. More...

Google secures Indian patent for image identification

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 27-Apr-2018 , Financial Express)

Google claims the method includes identifying the named entity, retrieving images associated with the
entity and performing face-detection on the retrieved images to detect faces in the retrieved images,
where a face detection was performed using a face-detection algorithm More...

India’s patent office is being too lenient on pharma patents

( Vikas Dandekar , 26-Apr-2018 , ET Prime)

Research shows the error rate in grant of pharma patents is as high as 72%. In many cases, patent
claims are made even without clinical-trial data. More...

Lionel Messi scores in trademark tussle in EU court

(Reuters , 26-Apr-2018 , The Indian Express)

Argentine football player Lionel Messi may register his name as a trademark for sports equipment and
clothing, the EU's second highest court said. More...

India may face pressure to cut duties on 90% of goods traded with China
(Kirtika Suneja , 25-Apr-2018 , The Economic Times)

RCEP is a comprehensive free trade agreement including goods, services, investment, competition and
intellectual property rights between the 10 ASEAN countries and its six free trade agreement partners-
Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and New Zealand. More...

Killer jeans maker drags Levi’s to court over design infringement

(Maulik Vyas , 24-Apr-2018 , Livemint)

Kewal Kiran Clothing, the maker of ‘Killer’ jeans has taken Levi’s owner Levi Strauss (India) Pvt. Ltd to
court for the alleged infringement of its registered design More...

Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie

(AP | San Francisco , 24-Apr-2018 , The Indian Express)

A US appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a
series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin. More...
78% of drug patent grants in India for marginal improvements, says study
(Joe C Mathew New Delhi , 24-Apr-2018 , Business Today)

Majority of pharmaceutical drug patents granted by India might have skipped elaborate scrutiny, an
analysis of patent grants by a team of researchers and patent lawyers reveals. More...

India: Bihar earns 3 GI Tags for Agricultural Products - Katarni Rice, Zardalu Mango and
Magahi Paan
(SS Rana & Co , 24-Apr-2018 , Lexology)

On March 28, 2018, State of Bihar earned 3 exclusive Geographical Indication Tag for agricultural
products namely, Katarni Rice, Zardalu Mango and Magahi Paan. More...

Scissors, wet grinders and soap: GI tags you might not have known about
(Society , 24-Apr-2018 , The Hindu)

Here are some of the lesser known items that have bagged the GI tag recently More...

Now, only mangoes from Konkan to be called Hapus

(Eeshanpriya M S , 20-Apr-2018 , Hindustan Times)

The registry of GI, Mumbai, rejected individual applications filed by four producers of Alphonso mangoes
in Konkan to patent their produce as Hapus. More...

Indian Pharma Inc shifts to high gear in filing patents

(Nandita Vijay , 19-Apr-2018 , Pharmabiz)

Indian pharma is thinking beyond generics and is investing considerably in developing new drugs and
filing patents. More...

Cancellation of Monsanto’s patent over Bt cotton by Delhi HC: Ensuring agricultural security
(Ashok Jha , 19-Apr-2018 , Financial Express)

Interestingly, it was not only the seed companies of Andhra Pradesh, but almost all others, along with
the National Seeds Association of India, that backed this action. More...

GI tag for Allagadda stone carvings

(Special Correspondent , 18-Apr-2018 , The Hindu)

Allagadda, one of the important stone carving centres in Andhra Pradesh, has been issued Geographical
Indication (GI) registration certificate by the GI Registry, Chennai. More...

Adilabad Dokra and Warangal Durries get GI tag

(: FE Bureau | Hyderabad , 18-Apr-2018 , Financial Express)

The Technology Centre of CII has facilitated State Handicrafts Development Corporation towards the
registrations of Adilabad Dokra and Warangal Durries as Geographical Indications. More...
CNN wins trademark battle with Indian media firm
(TNN , 17-Apr-2018 , The Times Of India)

US cable and satellite television giant CNN has won a trademark battle with media firm GNN India
Limited after taking it to court for using a similar logo. More...

CNN wins trademark battle with Indian media firm

(TNN , 17-Apr-2018 , The Times Of India)

US cable and satellite television giant CNN has won a trademark battle with media firm GNN India
Limited after taking it to court for using a similar logo. More...

FICCI seeks amendment in Form 27 & patent law to facilitate commercialisation of patented
product & ease of doing business
(Laxmi Yadav, Mumbai , 16-Apr-2018 , Pharmabiz)

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has urged the patent office to
amend Form 27 and update Patent Rules in line with international best practices so as to befit emerging
technological fields, make commercialization of patented invention more easier and facilitate ease of
doing business. More...

NSE studying technical, legal aspects of SGX’s India futures

(Jayshree P. Upadhyay , 16-Apr-2018 , Livemint)

Bypassing the NSE ban, SGX has introduced new products India equity derivative products that mimic
the Nifty futures and options and use the closing Nifty price to settle the new contracts More...

India may move WTO if US denies preferential treatment to exports

(Kirtika Suneja , 15-Apr-2018 , The Economic Times)

India could approach the dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) if the US
denies it preferential benefits in retaliation for the barriers Washington claims its exports face here.

U.S. wants patent form recall

( Vidya Krishnan , 14-Apr-2018 , The Hindu)

Submission on interpretation of a domestic patent law raises eyebrows More...

Bye bye, Bt cotton, indeed any GM crop

(Sunil Jain , 13-Apr-2018 , Financial Express)

Indeed, they will also impact patents by locals such as Deepak Pental whose GM mustard is awaiting
government approval —since Pental’s research was funded by the government-created National Dairy
Development Board that spearheaded India’s milk revolution, though, he may not be interested in a
patent. More...

The Delhi High Court order on patenting on GM traits is confidence-shattering

( Vivian Fernandes | New Delhi , 12-Apr-2018 , Financial Express)

In a setback to Mahyco Monsanto Biotech, a division bench of the Delhi High Court has held that it
cannot patent its genetically-modified Bollgard I and Bollgard II technologies and the Plant Breeders’
Rights Act will apply. More...
EU-India FTA: MSF raises concerns about IP provisions’ effect on generic medicines
(Teena Thacker , 12-Apr-2018 , Livemint)

A draft of the EU-India free trade pact pushes for proposals from the EU that would impose higher
standards of IP protection and enforcement on India than required by the WTO More...

Patent enforcement: Delhi High Court tosses Monsanto plea

(FE Bureau | New Delhi , 12-Apr-2018 , Financial Express)

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday disallowed a plea by American agricultural biotechnology giant
Monsanto to enforce its patent for its genetically modified (Bt) cotton seed varieties ‘Bollgard’ and the
widely used ‘Bollgard II’ in India. More...

Protect India's Generic Medicines and Patent Laws: MSF to the European Commission
(Aradhna Wal , 12-Apr-2018 ,

According to the MSF, the EU is proposing an ambitious enforcement mechanism for IP rights that will
drag to court even third party procurers of generic drugs, such as MSF itself that supplies affordable
drugs to low income countries around the world. More...

Delhi High Court dismisses Monsanto plea to enforce BT cotton seed patent
(Madhvi Sally , 11-Apr-2018 , The Economic Times)

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said MonsantoNSE -1.16 % Technologies’ patents on Bt cotton seed
varieties Bollgard and Bollgard II were not valid and dismissed its claims against Nuziveedu Seeds on
this count, a finding that will likely have far-reaching consequences for the agriculture sector. More...

Pharma associations from India, America and Japan seek amendment to Sec 146 of Patents
Act for working of patents
(Laxmi Yadav, Mumbai , 11-Apr-2018 , Pharmabiz)

Leading pharmaceutical organisations from India and abroad have sought amendment to Section 146 of
the Patents Act, 1970 to ensure that patent working disclosures under that section complement other
provisions of India’s patent laws and foster ongoing efforts to increase the ease of doing business in
India. More...

Patents and protecting public health

(Prabha Sridevan, Srividhya Ragavan , 10-Apr-2018 , The Hindu)

A new chapter on the access to medication debate in India began when Shamnad Basheer filed a public
interest litigation before the Delhi High Court. More...

Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance urges govt to effectively use patent law to safeguard public
(Laxmi Yadav, Mumbai , 9-Apr-2018 , Pharmabiz)

The Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA), a representative body of 20 research-based pharmaceutical

companies in India, has called on the government to effectively use public health safeguards in Indian
Patents Act. More...
Delhi HC stops infringement of Patanjali trademark
(PTI , 08-Apr-2018 , The New Indian Express)

The Delhi High Court has restrained four ayurveda firms and a trust from manufacturing, selling or
advertising any goods or services bearing the mark or word 'Patanjali', the registered trademark of yoga
guru Ramdev's company. More...

Madhya Pradesh to get GI tag for Kadaknath chicken meat by July end
(Ankur Sirothia , 08-Apr-2018 , The Times Of India)

Madhya Pradesh is just a step away from getting the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Kadaknath, the
all-black fowl reared by tribal communities. More...

Amazon's Prime, Echo hit trademark hurdles

(Digbijay Mishra , 7-Apr-2018 , The Times Of India)

Amazon is facing in India what Apple encountered in China - a trademark hurdle for its top brands.

19 states implemented startup policies: Commerce ministr

(PTI , 06-Apr-2018 , The Times Of India)

As many as 19 state governments have implemented startup policies with a view to promote budding
entrepreneurs in the country, the commerce and industry ministry today said. More...

Indivior files patent lawsuits against Dr Reddy’s, others

( FE Bureau | Hyderabad , 06-Apr-2018 , Financial Express)

Indivior PLC said its US subsidiary Indivior Inc has filed patent lawsuits against Dr Reddy’s, Actavis, Par,
Alvogen and Teva for infringement of a US patent related to their respective proposed generic versions
of the company’s Suboxone sublingual film product. More...

Time to revive India-EU trade pact

( Prachi Priya and Ritesh Singh , 06-Apr-2018 , The Indian Express)

That explains India’s strong opposition to the proposal. Moreover, India doesn’t allow patenting of
incremental innovation in old drugs, often termed as ever-greening. Miffed by MNCs frequently serving
arbitration notices on India for hefty compensation, New Delhi’s model act on investment protection has
introduced several changes that are not to the liking of the European Commission, such as the removal
of MFN clause and narrower scope of national treatment or exclusion of tax disputes from the purview of
investment protection. More...

Patent experts call on govt to amend Form 27 for 'working of patents' more precise and
(Laxmi Yadav, Mumbai , 4-Apr-2018 , Pharmabiz)

As per provisions of Patents Act, 1970, Form 27 is required to be filed by patentees, within three months
of calendar year to declare working of the patented invention granted in India. Form 27 requires to
declare if the patent is worked in India - whether manufactured in India or imported in India and if
imported, the country of origin, the quantity and the value of goods relating to the patented invention.
While for goods manufactured in India, normally the sales annual figures are declared, as regards
imports, the declared value is often vague and non-uniform. Value declaration can be free on board
(FOB) or cost insurance and freight (CIF) value or Landed value or very often, similar to manufactured
goods, the value of imports declared are also as gross domestic sales value or based on MRP. For both
manufactured in India as well as for imported into India, it is advisable that the figures declared in value
terms are better expressed in terms of gross sale value in Indian rupees, said patent expert Dr.
Gopakumar G. Nair. More...

Not short-term and not alone: Roche chief on India plan

(PT Jyothi Datta , 04-Apr-2018 , Business Line)

MNC drug-maker to tailor offerings to different pricing and tech needs of States More...

Chlorophile: No conflict between PPVFR Act & Patents Act

( Vivian Fernandes | New Delhi , 4-Apr-2018 , Financial Express)

Kumble Vinod Prabhu, who is at the helm of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights
Authority (PPVFRA), says that, in GM tech, a trait or an expression can’t be patented, but the GM
process, the resultant event and even the gene sequence may be patented. More...

Wood bank to solve raw material crunch for Kondapalli toymakers

(TNN , 4-Apr-2018 , The Times Of India)

The government will now set up wood banks to preserve this craft which has not only brought fame to
the state but also has a geographical indication. More...

Pendency of patent applications down to 1.72 lakh

(PTI , 02-Apr-2018 , The Economic Times)

Pendency of patent applications at the examination stage has come down to 1.72 lakh as of February
end this year on account of measures such as hiring of manpower and use of IT, the government said
today. More...

Innovate more, create patents in India: PM Modi to students at Hackathon

(Pankaj Doval , 30-Mar-2018 , The Times Of India)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the “innovation quotient of nations” will determine
their progress and emphasised on the need for greater research and innovation in the country. More...

Govt not using patent law effectively: Pharma body

(TNN , 20-Mar-2018 , The Times Of India)

The Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, an association of 20 top Indian pharma companies that account for
80% of the country’s exports and 46% of the domestic market, has submitted a report to the
government that says that public health safeguards in the patent law were not being used effectively.

US company files case against Meerut hotel for trademark infringement; court orders FIR
(Ishita Bhatia , 20-Mar-2018 , The Times Of India)

A US-based multinational company, 7-Eleven – which operates a convenience store chain with 61,000
stores around the world – filed a case against a Meerut hotel running under the name ‘7-Eleven
Restaurant and Party Place’ with the same logo and mark in a local court here for trademark
infringement. More...

Govt not using patent law effectively: Pharma body

(TNN , 20-Mar-2018 , The Times Of India)

The Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, an association of 20 top Indian pharma companies that account for
80% of the country’s exports and 46% of the domestic market, has submitted a report to the
government that says that public health safeguards in the patent law were not being used effectively.

NPPA must balance access with innovation

(Ashish Bharadwaj , 20-Mar-2018 , Livemint)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed last year that several countries that are poorer than
India allocated and disbursed significantly more funds to their health sectors. More...

View: How India can play the role of consensus builder at the high table of global trade
(ET CONTRIBUTORS , 19-Mar-2018 , The Economic Times)

The ‘mini-ministerial’ of over 25 leading trading nations gathering in New Delhi this week, at the
invitation of Union commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu, is supposed to find a way out of the
deadlock at the last ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), held in Buenos Aires in
December 2017. More...

Madhya Pradesh loses GI tag claim for Basmati; India may ask Pakistan to check farming
(New Delhi , 19-Mar-2018 , Financial Express)

The Geographical Indication Registry has dismissed Madhya Pradesh's plea for its inclusion in the
Basmati growing region. More...

Bone of contention: Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh at war over chicken breed Kadaknath
(PTI , 18-Mar-2018 , The Economic Times)

The two neighbouring states have filed applications with the Geographical Indication registry office in
Chennai to obtain the 'GI tag' for this black-winged chicken variety. More...

Notice to Bengal over GI tag for ‘Rosogolla’

(Staff Reporter , 18-Mar-2018 , The Hindu)

The Geographical Indication (GI) Registry has issued a notice to the West Bengal State Food Processing
and Horticulture Development Corporation, asking why the GI recognition given to ‘Banglar Rosogolla’
not be withdrawn. More...

Counterfeit market in India worth over Rs 40,000 crore: ASPA

(IANS , 18-Mar-2018 , Th Economic Times)

"We are going to make a very modern Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) era in India and that would lead
to creating people investing into the brand and that will lead to a knowledge economy which in turn will
make India a far better place and developed place," he said. More...

Amitabh Bachchan rails against 60-year copyright rule, calls it ‘rubbish’

(Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai , 17-Mar-2018 , Hindustan Times)

On his blog, Amitabh Bachchan questioned how individual property could become public property.
Lack of requisite infrastructure and sponsorship hinder innovation in research in Indian
pharma industry: Ajay Bhargava
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru , 17-Mar-2018 , Pharmabiz)

Indian pharma industry despite being one of the fast-growing sectors lacks requisite infrastructure and
sponsorship, and these factors act as a hindrance for the innovators, said Ajay Bhargava, Partner,
Khaitan & Co. More...

Why it is in India’s Best Interests to have a Strong World Trade Organisation

(Prabhash Ranjan , 17-Mar-2018 , The Wire)

In other words, even if prices increase, there are regulatory tools available in the Indian patent law such
as issuance of compulsory licenses that could address this problem as it happened in the case of Natco v
Bayer. More...

Origiin IP Solutions sees opposition and revocation of patent important for pharma industry
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru , 17-Mar-2018 , The Pharmabiz)

Origiin IP Solutions sees that the opposition and revocation of a patent is of great significance for the
pharma industry. More...

Madhya Pradesh loses basmati war, fails to get GI tag

(A Subramani , 16-Mar-2018 , The Times Of India)

Madhya Pradesh’s bid to get geographical indication (GI) tag for its basmati rice and join an elite
‘basmati league’ failed, as the nation’s GI registry rejected its claim as being the original and unique
basmati growing region. More...

Textiles ministry pitches for GI tag for more Bengali sarees

(PTI , 16-Mar-2018 , The Hindu)

So far, only three types of sarees from West Bengal — Baluchari, Santipur and Dhaniakhali have
obtained the GI tags. More...

Intricacies in grant of life form patents explained


The Chair Professor, MHRD, IPR Chair, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Prof T
Ramakrishna, highlighted the divergent facets, including copy right protection in the era of digitalisation
and trade mark protection under the aegis of Madrid protocol. More...

Time to explore the licence to make new TB drugs more accessible

(Leena Menghaney , 16-Mar-2018 , Business Line)

A ‘government use’ licence for bedaquiline and delamanid will encourage generic production and supply
to India’s TB Control Program while reserving them for public health use Getty Images More...

Plan for timely grant of patents in works: Prabhu

(PTI Feeds , 15-Mar-2018 ,
Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu today said he has directed the ministry to formulate a
plan to grant patents at the earliest. More...

Johnson & Johnson , Mylan propose ways to cut TB drugs prices in India
(Prabha Raghavan , 15-Mar-2018 , The Economic Times)

The talks coincide with increasing calls from health activists for India to grant compulsory licences for
delamanid and bedaquiline so that domestic companies can make generic versions of the potentially life-
saving drugs at much cheaper rates. More...

US pursues India at WTO, widening trade offensive’s Asia focus

(AFP , 15-Mar-2018 , Livemint)

US takes action at WTO against Indian export subsidies as Washington’s intensifying trade offensive
moved to encompass India and China. More...

Micromax to take global patent licence from Ericsson

( Gulveen Aulakh , ET Bureau , 14-Mar-2018 , The Economic Times)

Home-bred handset maker Micromax Informatics will take a global patent licence from Ericsson, under
which it will pay royalties to the Swedish telecom gear maker on every phone it sells in India and
overseas that uses 2G or 3G technology. More...

India's leadership in cost-efficient generics is unchallenged: Sanjiv Kaul

(Abhineet Kumar , 14-Mar-2018 , Business Standard)

Price erosion has been in excess of 15 per cent last year and will perhaps be at similar levels this year
due to sales channel consolidation, says Kaul More...

An urgent prescription
( K. Srinath Reddy & Shaktivel Selvaraj , 14-Mar-2018 , The Hindu)

Much of this growth took place after India opted for process patenting over product patenting in 1970.

Government mulling giving patent registrations quickly, says Suresh Prabhu

( IANS | New Delhi , 13-Mar-2018 , Financial Express)

The Indian government will soon unveil a plan for issue of patent registrations in the shortest possible
time towards further streamlining the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime in the country,
Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Tuesday. More...

Patient groups want faster approval for low cost generic TB drugs
(Joe C Mathew New Delhi , 13-Mar-2018 , Business Today)

In a joint letter, the health organisations, people living with HIV and the TB community in India and
across the world -- representing those affected by DR-TB -- wanted India to permit local production of
two new patented TB drugs by issuing a compulsory license 'on grounds of public non-commercial' use
to overcome the patent restrictions. More...

BT 3 cotton seeds banned by govt, so farmers now buying them online

(BS Web Team , 13-Mar-2018 , Business Standard)

Indian farmers have been planting Bollgard II variety till now whose yields have hit a plateau and the
government has not approved Bollgard 3 seeds yet More...

DIPP likely to dispose of 2 lakh pending patent applications in 2 yrs

(PTI , 12-Mar-2018 , The Times Of India)

The department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) is taking several steps including hiring more
manpower as it hopes to dispose of over 2 lakh pending patent applications in two years, an official
today said. More...

109 startups have received funding under Fund of Funds: Chaudhary

(PTI , 12-Mar-2018 , The Times Of India)

More than 100 startups in the country have received funding under the government's Fund of Funds
(FFS) corpus with catalysed investment of Rs 517.92 crore, Parliament was informed today. More...

Goldman Sachs issues notice to Jaipur-based Bitman Sachs for trademark violation
( Sachin Dave , ET Bureau , 10-Mar-2018 , The Economic Times)

Goldman Sachs has sent a notice to Jaipur-based Bitman Sachs, which runs a cryptocurrency exchange,
accusing it of infringing intellectual property rights and violating trademark norms owing to what the US
firm said were similarities in the name. More...

Donald Trump’s trade war may extend to IPR ‘violators’

(Asit Ranjan Mishra , 9-Mar-2018 , Livemint)

Though China is likely to be the main target of any IPR-related sanctions by the US, it may also spell
trouble for India More...

Price crash ahead? Key diabetes, cancer drugs to go off-patent in India

(Sohini Das | Ahmedabad , 07-Mar-2018 , Business Standard)

The development is likely to trigger launch of generic versions by Indian drug majors; this would be a
great relief to patients as prices might come down by 25% or so More...

Have an innovative idea? Get patent with help of Allinov

( lRathna K | Express News Service , 07-Mar-2018 , The New Indian Express)

Allinnov Research and Development, Mysuru, has several patents for its innovation products. More...

Torrent gets favourable order against Otsuka's patent application

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 7-Mar-2018 , Business Standard)

The order is latest among the several battles both the companies took on related to the drug
aripiprazole and its various forms More...

Cipla's U-turn: Happily ever after?

( Vikas Dandekar , 1-Mar-2018 , The Economic Times)
One of the most radical changes in the Indian pharma industry over the last decade has been the shift in
the go-to-market strategies of leading players. More...

US pharma concerns on IP rights and compulsory licensing in India

(28-Feb-2018 , The Pharma Letter)

Continuing its tirade against some developed and developing countries, the US drugmakers lobby group
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has urged the office of the US Trade
Representative (USTR) to take immediate action to address serious market access and intellectual
property (IP) barriers in 19 overseas markets, including India, reports The Pharma Letter’s India
correspondent. More...

Two years on, IPAB Chennai Bench resumes hearing

(Sanjay Vijayakumar , 27-Feb-2018 , The Hindu)

After a gap of nearly two years, the Chennai bench of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB)
has started hearing cases, much to the relief of the industry. More...

Ashok Leyland gets patent for tech to help improve fuel economy
(Sajan C Kumar , 17-Feb-2018 , Financial Express)

Hinduja flagship commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland has been granted a patent for its invention
related to a technology for real-time road slope estimation, which could be used in predictive systems
for improving fuel economy of vehicles. More...

IIT Kharagpur law school starts cell to extend legal help

(Express News Service | Kolkata , 15-Feb-2018 , The Indian Express)

The cell will also provide assistance on cyber issues, in the protection of indigenous crafts, and other
areas where its expertise in intellectual property rights will be needed. More...

Delhi HC stays interim licence granted to internet firm to broadcast Saregama, T-Series music
(PTI , 14-Feb-2018 , The New Indian Express)

The Delhi High Court has put on hold the interim licence granted by the copyright office to an internet
broadcasting firm to communicate online the sound recordings of music labels Saregama and T-Series.

US Trade Representative asked to place India on its priority watch list

(PTI , 14-Feb-2018 , Financial Express)

An American business advocacy group has asked US Trade Representative to continue to place India on
its priority watch list, alleging that there is strong evidence that New Delhi has not made sufficient
efforts to protect Intellectual Property Rights holders' interests. More...

Nepal logo relief for Darjeeling Tea

(Vivek Chhetri , 12-Feb-2018 , The Telegraph)

Nepal has decided to give a distinct trademark to its orthodox tea - a move that is expected to put an
end to the practice of the Nepal brew being passed off as Darjeeling Tea. More...
Agrochemicals leading patent activities for Agri sector: Study
(ANI , 09-Feb-2018 , The Hans India)

During 2014-2017, the India Patent Office received 5,448 patent applications from the agriculture
sector, majority of which were filed in the agrochemicals segment (biocides, pesticides, herbicides, pest
repellents), according to a recent Study conducted by Einfolge, a Patent and Market Research
Organisation. More...

A balancing act
(Vyshali Karthikeyan, Bengaluru , 9-Feb-2018 , The Hindu)

Indian patent laws have rightly been made stringent to avoid patents from lasting forever (“Biologics,
patents and drug prices”, Feb. 8) More...

Indivior files lawsuit against Dr Reddy’s for infringing on US patents

(FE Bureau | Hyderabad , 9-Feb-2018 , The Financial Express)

UK-based Indivior on Thursday said its US unit Indivior has filed lawsuits against Dr Reddy's
Laboratories, Actavis Generics, Par Pharmaceutical, Alvogen Pharmaceutical and Teva Pharmaceutical
Industries for infringing on US patents for the company's Suboxone sublingual film product. More...

Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance appeals to USTR to remove India from Priority Watch List
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai, , 9-Feb-2018 , Pharmabiz)

The Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, which consists of 20 pharmaceutical companies which collectively
account for about 85 per cent of private sector investment on pharmaceutical research and development
in India, has appealed to the USTR to remove India from the USTR Priority Watch List. More...

India improves ranking in US Chamber's intellectual property index

(Joe C Mathew New Delhi , 08-Feb-2018 , Business Today)

A US lobby group which ranks countries on the basis of its intellectual property friendliness to innovation
based global corporations has improved India's position in its current year's ranking. More...

IP reforms not enough to push India out of US’ watch list

( Kirtika Suneja , 08-Feb-2018 , The Economic Times)

India's reforms to reduce patent pendency and expedite trademark backlogs are unlikely to steer it out
of the US' Priority Watch List even this year as legacy issues of compulsory licensing and curbs on patent
eligibility weigh heavily on its intellectual property regime, a senior official of the US Chamber of
Commerce said. More...

‘Copyright is a tool for movie producers’

(TNN , 9-Feb-2018 , The Times Of India)

Three popular local cable TV channels in Tirupur were recently booked for telecasting new movies
without obtaining rights. More...

Biologics, patents and drug prices

( Feroz Ali & Sudarsan Rajagopal , 8-Feb-2018 , The Hindu)

India’s rejection of secondary patents has kept blockbuster medicines affordable for many More...
‘India’s IPR policy will drive a new focus on empowering domestic innovators’
(Nayanima Basu , 07-Feb-2018 , Business Line)

Issues like curbs on patent eligibility, compulsory licensing need to be addressed: Global Innovation
Policy Centre’s V-P More...

Goa needs IPR panel, says expert

(TNN , 7-Feb-2018 , The Times Of India)

Goa will benefit from an intellectual property rights (IPR) facilitation centre in order to protect
intellectual property of people in the state, said T Ramakrishna, professor of law and chair (IPR),
National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. More...

'Shikari Shambu' copyright: Amar Chitra Katha moves Bombay High Court against Kerala
(PTI , 7-Feb-2018 , The New Indian Express)

Publishing house Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) has filed a suit in the Bombay High Court against a Kerala-
based film producer for allegedly infringing the name of its famous storybook character "Shikari
Shambu" without permission. More...

Issue of investment allowance, weighted deduction unaddressed in Budget 2018: Experts

(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru, , 7-Feb-2018 , Pharmabiz)

Another ask by the industry was in relation to patent box regime. More...

Rasagola battle in Orissa HC

( Correspondent , 06-Feb-2018 , The Hindu)

Petitioners urge court to direct State to stake claim to GI tag More...

Patents filings prove Indian start-ups are no longer copycats

(Rajesh Kurup , 06-Feb-2018 , Business Line)

Firms with patent plans have a better chance of getting funds, say analysts More...

‘Easy availability of antibiotics led to India’s TB epidemic’

(Gauree Malkarnekar , 3-Feb-2018 , The Times Of India)

India made a big mistake in making antibiotics freely available over the counter. This allowed antibiotics
overuse, leading to rising cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis in India, 1993 Nobel laureate Richard J
Roberts said here. More...

Make pharmaceutical patents work in the public interest

(Shamnad Basheer , 02-Feb-2018 , Business Line)

A Delhi High Court case shines a light on why public disclosure on working a patent is critical for
compulsory licensing and public health More...
Delhi court upholds Daiichi Sankyo claim on ex-Ranbaxy owners
(AKIRA HAYAKAWA, Nikkei staff writer , 2-Feb-2018 , Asian Review)

The Japanese drugmaker awarded $550m in damages More...

CBI books senior patent official, predecessor for demanding bribe

(Siddharth Prabhakar , 01-Feb-2018 , The Times Of India)

The anti-corruption branch of the CBI has booked a senior official in the Chennai office of Controller
General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks and his predecessor for demanding bribes to give patents
to a private company. More...

Samsung sliding phone revealed in a new patent

(Staff , 01-Feb-2018 , BGR India)

But it’s not the usual sliding phone you’d instinctively think of! More...

McDonald’s plea against NCLT show cause premature, observes Delhi HC

(PTI , 01-Feb-2018 , Livemint)

McDonald’s India had asked CPRL not to use its brand system, trademark, designs and associated
intellectual property among other things, within 15 days of the termination notice. More...

India takes five years to look at patent applications, reveals economic survey
(Snehal Fernandes , 30-Jan-2018 , The Hindustan Times)

During financial year 2016-2017, there were only 132 examiners for all patent applications across the
country. More...

US copyright board boosts songwriters’ music streaming fees

(AP | San Francisco , 29-Jan-2018 , The Indian Express)

The US' National Music Publishers Association have raise the royalty fees that music streaming services
will have to pay publishers, songwriters and artists for every song. More...

Omkar Speciality receives patent for process of Alkali Metal Iodide products
( Business Economy , 29-Jan-2018 , United News Of India)

Omkar Speciality Chemicals one of the leading players in the manufacturing of Speciality Chemicals and
Veterinary APIs said that company has been granted patent by Intellectual Property India, The
Government of India Patent Office, for Alkali Metal Iodide products. More...

Sugarcane vinegar process gets PAU patent

(TNN , 25-Jan-2018 , The Times Of India)

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has been granted patent on "A fermentation process for preparation
of concentrated sugarcane vinegar" by the Indian Patent Office, government of India, New Delhi. More...

Patanjali accuses Kalpamrit Ayurveda of copyright violations, drags Ramdev's ex-partner to

Delhi HC
(Rasul Bailay , 25-Jan-2018 , The Economic Times)
In a Baba versus Baba case, Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved has dragged a firm launched by his
former partner Swami Karamveer to Delhi High Court for allegedly violating its trademark and
copyrights. More...

KAU bid to get patent for fertiliser from human hair

(Shafeeq Alingal | Express News Service , 24-Jan-2018 , The New Indian Express)

In a recent development, the KAU approached the Inter University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights
Studies of Cusat seeking steps to get patent for the product. More...

LG patent shows foldable phone that turns into a tablet

( Tech Desk | New Delhi , 23-Jan-2018 , The Indian Express)

LG's patent shows a device similar to a book that can be opened and closed, transforming the phone into
a tablet. More...

US appeals court upholds ruling invalidating Johnson & Johnson patent on arthritis drug
(Reuters , 23-Jan-2018 , CNBC)

An appeals court affirmed a previous ruling that a Johnson & Johnson patent covering the active
ingredient in Remicade was invalid because it was based on an obvious concept. More...

Karnataka’s only technological varsity earns no patent in 19 yrs

(Rashmi Belur , 20-Jan-2018 , The New Indian Express)

It has been 19 years since its inception, and the earnings of Visvesvaraya Technological University
(VTU), Belagavi, Karnataka, has remained zero. More...

Bars beware! Some famous cocktails are trademarked

(Suresh Kumar , 19-Jan-2018 , The Times Of India)

We might have heard people fond of cocktails saying, "One cannot buy happiness, but can make a
cocktail, and that's kind of same thing." But have you ever wondered that even such cocktails are
protected under trademark rights and infringing them might cost a fortune? More...

Patent suit: Sun Pharma reaches settlement with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and Allergan
(TNN , 18-Jan-2018 , The Times Of India)

Sun Pharma announced its wholly owned subsidiaries have reached an agreement with Ironwood
Pharmaceuticals and Allergan to resolve the patent litigation regarding submission of an Abbreviated
New Drug Application (ANDA) for a generic version of Linzess (Linaclotide capsules) in the US. More...

Start-ups likely to create 5 lakh jobs

(Special Correspondent , 18-Jan-2018 , The Hindu)

Government-aided industries must purchase at least 10% of their requirements from start-ups. Besides,
100% reimbursement of stamp and registration duty in the first phase and 50% in the second,
concession of up to Rs. 2 lakh for an Indian patent and Rs. 10 lakh for an international patent,
government reimbursement of up to 80% of the amount spent on quality testing, and payment of SGST
from the State government, are other features. More...
Sun Pharma will be watched after settling patent litigation for generic
(Capital Market , 17-Jan-2018 , Business Standard)

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries announced that its wholly-owned subsidiaries have reached an
agreement with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Allergan plc (together known as the companies) to
resolve the patent litigation regarding submission of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a
generic version of Linzess (Linaclotide capsules) in the US. More...

‘Fake’ council case: Patna HC dismisses CBI plea

(TNN , 17-Jan-2018 , The Times Of India)

A division bench of the Patna high court on Tuesday upheld the single bench order to the CBI to
investigate into the allegations against a fake institution named Medical Council of Patent Medicine of
Bhojpur. More...

‘Expect India’s rank to improve in global IP index’

(PTI , 16-Jan-2018 , The Hindu Business Line)

India’s rank may improve in the international intellectual property index this year with the introduction
of national IPR policy adding to its systemic efficiency, a top official at the Global Innovation Policy
Center said today. More...

In 19 years, Visvesvaraya Technological University earns nothing from patents

( Rashmi Belur | Express News Service , 16-Jan-2018 , The New Indian Express)

It has been 19 years, and the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, the only Technical
University of the state, has not earned a single rupee from patents since its inception. More...

Brief case: Test for foreign trademarks, Tisco claims river water, and more
(M J Antony , 15-Jan-2018 , Business Standard)

Territorial test for foreign trademarks More...

LG trademarks ‘Icon’ smartphone and ‘Iconic’ smartwatch, could launch in 2019

(Tech Desk | New Delhi , 14-Jan-2018 , The Indian Express)

The Icon and Iconic could be part of LG's next-generation of devices, as the South Korean company
trademarked several new names with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). More...

GI tag for ‘Gulbarga Tur Dal’ in a month

(Staff Reporter , 10-Jan-2018 , The Hindu)

The Kalaburagi red gram, “Gulbarga Tur Dal”, which is known internationally for its superior quality, will
soon be added to the list of Karnataka producers with the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. More...

India 2nd largest contributor to IBM's over 9,000 patents in 2017

(PTI , 09-Jan-2018 , The Economic Times)

Tech giant IBM today said it received 9,043 patents in 2017, with India accounting for over 800 patents
making the country the second highest contributor to the record tally. More...
Want to Protect Your Invention? Here’s All You Need to Know About Getting a Patent in India
(LawRato , 09-Jan-2018 , The Better India)

A patent is a legal protection given to a person so that the invention can be made available to the public.

Family contests GI tag for Aranmula mirror, says their formula was leaked
(Shenoy Karun | TNN , 4-Jan-2018 , The Times Of India)

The geographical indication (GI) of Aranmula mirror — the first product from Kerala to receive the tag in
2005 — has been contested by a family that claims to have developed its technology. More...

Pfizer’s patent for children’s pneumonia vaccine challenged in India

(The ID Staff , 4-Jan-2018 , Indus Dictum )

India’s High Court in Delhi has moved to February 2018 the final decision on allowing Pfizer to be the
only pharmaceutical company selling pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV 13) to the Indian
government, a plan that was contested by ‘Doctors without Borders’, an international humanitarian
group providing medical aid. More...

Kerala sees bright future in GI tagging

(Shenoy Karun | TNN , 4-Jan-2018 , The Times Of India)

Kerala has great potential in GI tagging agricultural and manufactured products. More...

Indian pharma will continue to stare at single digit growth: ICRA

(DIVYA RAJAGOPAL , 03-Jan-2018 , The Economic Times)

The growth trajectory for Indian pharmaceutical industry is likely to be moderate on back of slowing
growth from US given the relatively moderate proportion of large size drugs going off patent, increased
competition leading to price erosion in low-to--mid-teens, generic adoption reaching saturation levels
and, regulatory overhang along with base effect catching up, rating agency wrote in its research report.

Dip in pharma exports due to shifting of manufacturing bases, market consolidation:

(PTI , 03-Jan-2018 , The Economic Times)

Shifting of manufacturing bases to overseas markets by certain domestic companies and absence of
blockbuster drugs going off-patent are some of reasons for dip in India's pharmaceutical exports,
Parliament was informed today. More...

First for forest produce, GI tag for Nilambur teak

(T Ramavarman , 1-Jan-2018 , The Times Of India)

Nilambur teak, known internationally for its superior timber quality and appearance has been accorded
the Geographical Indication (GI) status by the GI registry, Chennai. More...

Protect the marketplace of ideas

(30-Dec-2017 , The New Indian Express)
A group of journalists recently moved the Bombay High Court against an order by a CBI court last
month, which barred the media from reporting on the trial in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.

Indian pharma sees traction in novel biologics

(Sohini Das | Ahmedabad , 28-Dec-2017 , Business Standard)

Saldanha said, “Today, we have seven novel drugs and three specialty drugs in our research and
development pipeline, and the company enjoys a strong position in IP (intellectual property) leadership
and global footprint for rapid market penetration.” More...

2.32 lakh patent applications pending with patent office

(PTI , 27-Dec-2017 , The Economic Times)

Over 2.32 lakh patent applications were pending with the Indian Patent Office as on November 30,
Parliament was informed today. More...

How India rejects bad patents

( Feroz Ali & Sudarsan Rajagopal , 26-Dec-2017 , The Hindu)

In 2005, India made some remarkable amendments to the Indian Patents Act of 1970, to keep
medicines affordable in the country. More...

India, South Korea may hold joint IPRs through trade pact
( Kirtika Suneja , ET Bureau , 26-Dec-2017 , The Economic Times)

With South Korean companies establishing themselves as big players in India, the two countries plan to
jointly hold intellectual property rights (IPRs) in areas of manufacturing, energy and healthcare. More...

Uttarakhand to apply for patent of wonder herb after DRDO unit validates medicinal
(Seema Sharma , 25-Dec-2017 , The Times Of India)

Uttarakhand government has decided to apply for intellectual property rights (IPR) of wonder herb,
Kasani (cichorium intybus), after Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), a unit of the DRDO,
scientifically corroborated medicinal properties of the plant which is believed to be helpful in treatment
of diabetes, asthma, blood pressure, liver and kidney diseases. More...

Fooya! founder in patent war over digital vaccine with US pharma giant
(Press Trust of India , 25-Dec-2017 , Business Line)

Fooya! founder and inventor of ‘digital vaccine’ technology Bhargav Sri Prakash has run into a trademark
war with $5-billion pharma giant Moderna Therapeutics. More...

Morepen gets US FDA marketing clearance for its bulk drug montelukast sodium
(Our Bureau, Mumbai , 20-Dec-2017 , Pharmabiz)

Morepen Laboratories, a Rs.580 crore plus pharma major, has received marketing authorisation from US
FDA for a bulk drug/API montelukast sodium. This gives Morepen an entry into the Rs.2,000 crore US
market for montelukast. More...
Mylan, Natco take early lead with enhanced safety profile generic drug for Hepatitis B
( E Kumar Sharma New Delhi , 19-Dec-2017 , Business Today)

Two companies, one a global major, Mylan and the other, Hyderabad-headquartered niche pharma
product-maker Natco Pharma, have taken an early lead in launching generic version of Tenofovir
Alafenamide, TAF, 25 mg, a once-daily tablet for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults. More...

SC rejects Toyota plea for ‘Prius’ trademark

(Dhananjay Mahapatra , 19-Dec-2017 , The Times Of India)

Japanese automobile major Toyota lost a legal battle in the Supreme Court for exclusive trademark
rights over 'Prius', the name under which it had launched its first mass produced hybrid car in Japan in
1997 and in the UK, Australia and the US in 2000-2001. More...

Natco Pharma launches Hepatitis B medicine


Natco Pharma has launched a generic version of Tenofovir Alafenamide, a drug used for treating chronic
Hepatitis B. More...

Indian drugmakers making inroads into new CNS treatments

(18-Dec-2017 , The Pharma Letter)

The patents are valid through 2029 and 2033 respectively. More...

Kamat Hotels (India) wins the trade mark case against ROHL
(P Krishna Kumar , 15-Dec-2017 ,

In a major legal victory for Kamat Hotels (India) Ltd., and a loss of face for the Royal Orchid Hotels
Limited (ROHL) in a long drawn legal battle, the Supreme Court today while disposing of a Special Leave
Petition (SLP) filed by ROHL has upheld the Madras High Court order of February 11, 2015 restraining
them from using the trade mark/logo which is same or similar to that of ‘Orchid’, a brand promoted by
Kamat Hotels. More...

No Relief For Toyota From Supreme Court In The Prius Matter.

( Adheesh Nargolkar, Shailendra Bhandare and Sourav Dan , 14-Dec-2017 , Mondaq)

the Supreme Court of India (Supreme Court) has affirmed the order of the Division Bench of the Delhi
High Court (Division Bench) permitting the use of the mark PRIUS by Prius Auto. More...

India seeks global checks on patenting neem, yoga

(Sidhartha | TNN , 13-Dec-2017 , The Times Of India)

The government on Wednesday moved in to check patenting of products using genetic resources such as
neem, haldi, aamla or even bhaang, as well as illegal rights over traditional knowledge such as yoga and
ayurveda. More...

GI tag plea reaches Chennai

(Anwesha Ambaly , 12-Dec-2017 , The Telegraph)

A religious outfit from the state on Monday reached Chennai to seek the geographical indication (GI) tag
for the Jagannath Rasagolla. More...
Suven gets product patent for cognitive disorders
(PTI , 11-Dec-2017 , Business Line)

Suven Life Sciences has secured a product patent each from India and the US for the treatment of
disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. More...

Automakers, seeking Silicon Valley tech in vehicle systems, land in patent wars
(Bloomberg , 08-Dec-2017 , The Indian Express)

Top automakers are now entering patent battles, as they try to enable their vehicles with cutting-edge
technology features being provided by Silicon Valley companies. More...

After Rosogolla, Bengal plans GI tags for Kalonunia, Randhunipagal rice

(Sutanuka Ghosal , 08-Dec-2017 , The Economic Times)

Close on the heels of getting GI ( geographical indication) for Rosogolla, West Bengal government is all
geared up to apply for tags for Kalonunia and Randhunipagal varieties of rice More...

WTO meet in Buenos Aires a litmus test for Suresh Prabhu

(D. Ravi Kanth , 8-Dec-2017 , Livemint)

Much would depend on how commerce minister Suresh Prabhu forcefully articulates India’s positions
during the closed-door meetings in Buenos Aires More...

Precision medicine: Zuckerberg backs Indian-origin scientist with formula to jolt drug market
( Ananya Borgohain , ET Onlin , 07-Dec-2017 , The Economic Times)

Butte says that several of the drug candidates are going through the patent process at present. More...

Suven gets product patent from Eurasia, Norwa

(06-Dec-2017 , Business Line)

Suven Life Sciences has secured a product patent each from Eurasia and Norway for the treatment of
disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. More...

India to flood the US market with generic HIV medication

(Ari Altstedter , 05-Dec-2017 , BusinessDay)

Among the coconut plantations and beaches of South India, a factory the size of 35 football fields is
preparing to churn out billions of generic pills for HIV patients and flood the US market with the low-cost
copycat medicines. More...

Osho: Can the name of an India-born spiritual guru become a European trademark?
(Abhay Vaidya , 05-Dec-2017 , Hindustan Times)

‘OSHO’ brand ruling in a European court has split the worldwide followers of the India-born spiritual guru
once again. More...

FDA approves Mylan/Biocon Herceptin biosimilar

(05-Dec-2017 , Pharmaphorum)

The FDA has approved Mylan and Biocon’s biosimilar of Roche’s Herceptin (trastuzumab) breast cancer
drug after a delay because of manufacturing issues. More...

No patent for yoga means world has gained from it: Suresh Prabhu
(PTI , 4-Dec-2017 , The Economic Times)

Cautioning against knowledge being the exclusive preserve of a few, Union Commerce Minister Suresh
Prabhu today made the point that yoga benefits the whole world since the practice has not been
patented. More...

In race for Basmati GI tag, Telugu states not in picture

(U Sudhakar Reddy , 4-Dec-2017 , The Times Of India)

After awarding Geographical Indication (GI) tag for rosogolla to West Bengal, the Geographical
Indication Registry in Chennai has decided to deliver a verdict in the next 15 days on Madhya Pradesh's
claim for inclusion of certain districts in the Basmati rice GI tag. More...

Media licensing, Intellectual Property Rights: Experts bat for ‘clearer picture’
(ANI , 03-Dec-2017 , The New Indian Express)

Deliberations on protection and licensing laws in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in India
and initiatives required by the government to address the problems being faced by content producers
were held at a one-day workshop on ‘Innovation, Intellectual Property and Role of Licensing: A
Technology Driven Initiative towards Make in India.' More...

GI Joynagarer Moa to make its debut in city malls in December

(Monotosh Chakraborty , 29-Nov-2017 , The Times Of India)

Years have passed since the quintessential winter delicacy of Bengal, Joynagarer Moa, won the coveted
geographical indication tag. More...

India: IPR Exchange India: A Business Case For IPR

(Monika Shailesh Singh & Associates , 28-Nov-2017 , mondaq)

Intellectual property is the outcome of human genius, creativity and the power of imagination. IP relates
to inventions, new designs, brands and artistic works. More...

From food to crop, Karnataka tops GI table with 39 products

(ManuAiyappa Kanathanda , 28-Nov-2017 , The Times Of India)

Karnataka leads the list of states that have claimed geographical indications for products, with 39
tagged items, ranging from Mysore silk and Dharwad pedha to Coorg green cardamom and Appemidi
mango. More...

Balancing patents and drug prices

(Ashish Bharadwaj , 27-Nov-2017 , Livemint)

We must achieve a balance between the current and future needs of patients and the timely introduction
of existing and new pharmaceutical drugs. More...
Locked out, without a GI tag
(Jupi Gogoi , 27-Nov-2017 , The Hindu)

he law of Geographical Indications (GIs) is linked to the terroir, that is the quality of a product is
essentially attributable to the territory where the product originates from. GIs support local production
and are an important economic tool for the uplift of rural and tribal communities. More...

Here's a list of India's geographical indication tagged products

( G Seetharaman, ET Bureau , 26-Nov-2017 , The Economic Times)

A geographical indication (GI) map of India, from the moirang phee of Manipur to the blue pottery of
Rajasthan, from Pochampalli ikat to the papier-mâché of Kashmir. More...

West Bengal rural polls: Clad in trademark sari, ‘Mamata’ takes to stage
(Ravik Bhattacharya | Kolkata , 25-Nov-2017 , The Indian Express)

We also have an actor playing Narendra Modi,” said Samanta More...

India's mindset that sees global trade as threat is a hurdle for US cos: GIPC
(Patrick Kilbride, Vice-President, International Intellectual Property at GIPC , 20-Nov-2017 ,

Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC), a part of US Chamber of Commerce, the trade lobby group of
US which advocates for implementation of strong intellectual property (IP) standards globally, recently
said it sees a protectionist mindset among Indian political leadership and inadequate enforcement of
which hampers the growth of Indo-US trade. More...

India: Unmerited Pfizer patent on pneumonia vaccine limits access for children
(Médecins Sans Frontières , 20-Nov-2017)

Pfizer does not deserve the patent it was granted in August on its pneumonia vaccine, said Médecins
Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF is set to argue tomorrow in the High Court of Delhi, India that it should be
overturned because the patent doesn’t meet the standards laid out in India’s Patents Act. More...

Facebook seeks India patent intelligently augmenting electronic messages

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 16-Nov-2017 , Business Standard)

In a patent application the company claims that the invention is related to electronic communications

Odisha govt wakes up to GI tag for Kandhamal turmeric

( Odisha Sun Times Bureau , 16-Nov-2017 , Odisha Sun Times)

Odisha government is planning to apply for geographical indication (GI) tag status for ‘Kandhamal
Haladi’ (turmeric). More...

Suven gets patents on neurological molecule


Suven Life Sciences has been granted a patent each from Hong Kong and the US and two from India for
treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. More...
Suven shares gain 4% after getting patents from HK, India, US
(PTI , 16-Nov-2017 , The Times Of India)

Suven Life Sciences today ended 4 per cent higher, following which the market capitalisation of the
company improved by Rs 94 crore after announcement of receiving patents from Hong Kong, India, the
US on neurological molecule. More...

Now, Odisha to move Geographical Indication registry seeking tag for Rasagola
(PTI | Bhubaneswar , 15-Nov-2017 , The Indian Express)

While West Bengal government claimed that it was invented in the state by Nabin Chandra Das in 1868,
Odisha claimed the sweet was first served at the 12th-century Lord Jagannath temple in Puri. More...

India, EU hold discussions on proposed free trade agreement

(PTI , 15-Nov-2017 , The Economic Times)

Senior officials of India and European Union (EU) today held discussions on the long-stalled free trade
pact and expressed willingness to address issues in a time-bound manner, the department of commerce
said today. More...

With GI tag, Bengal retains rosogulla: Here’s why Odisha may not be happ
(Nandini Rathi | New Delhi , 14-Nov-2017 , The Indian Express)

Many food historians, such as Chitrita Banerjee, have corroborated the fact that prior to the 18th
century, there is no documented evidence of chhena anywhere in India. More...

DRL launches anti-cancer drug in US market

(PTI , 14-Nov-2017 , The New Indian Express)

Clolar is a registered trademark of Genzyme Corporation, it said. More...

Troikaa-Novartis Diclofenac row: Govt seeks panel’s report in 15 days

(Teena Thacker , 10-Nov-2017 , Livemint)

Troikaa has alleged that Themis Medicare manufactured a version of 75ml Diclofenac injection with 1ml
Transcutol to avoid infringement of Troikaa’s patent. More...

Anna University to host India's 2nd tech and innovation centre

(Ranjani Ayyar , 10-Nov-2017 , The Times Of India)

A vaccine for filariasis, a footboard accident prevention system and a microgripper to be used in nuclear
research -these are just a few among the many patents that are filed through the Centre for Intellectual
Property Rights, Anna University . More...

K&S Partners sees grant of patent can directly affect access to life-saving medicines
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru , 10-Nov-2017 , Pharmabiz)

K&S Partners, the Intellectual Property Attorneys, is of the view that the grant of a patent can directly
affect access to life-saving medicines. More...
DIPP inks pact with Anna University to set up tech support centre
( PTI , 08-Nov-2017 , The New Indian Express)

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) today said it has signed an agreement with
Anna University to set up a Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) in Chennai. More...

US price-fixing case: Indian drug companies can ill afford this reputation dent
(PT Jyothi Datta , 08-Nov-2017 , Business Line)

It looks worse than it actually is in a business sense,” says Mark Pohl, an attorney with Pharmaceutical
Patent Attorneys (New Jersey), a law firm that represents drug-makers. More...

Pharma industry faces hypocrisy charge over patents

(David Crow in New York , 1-Nov-2017 , The Financial Times)

When Allergan transferred patents protecting a $1.5bn eye drug to a Native American tribe last month in
an attempt to shield the medicine from generic rivals, the drugmaker enlisted one of the main industry
lobby groups to quell the howls of protest from patients and politicians. More...

Pfizer expects broad interest for consumer health business

(Reuters , 31-Oct-2017 , The Times of India)

Supply problems related to sterile injectable products acquired in Pfizer's purchase of Hospira, along
with steep declines in sales of off-patent products, contributed to an 11 percent drop in third quarter
revenue from the Essential Health unit to $5.05 billion. More...

Innovative breast cancer early warning system developed by Chennai firm

( IANS , 31-Oct-2017 , The New Indian Express)

llumina 360, a robot-assisted breast cancer early warning system developed by a city-based medical
technology firm, can help in early detection of tumours through thermal imaging and be a boon in
tackling the disease that is fast spreading in India, an official said. More...

AHF: Big Pharma Must Slash Exorbitant Sofosbuvir Prices for Hep C Patients
(31-Oct-2017 , Business Wire)

On the eve of the World Hepatitis Summit 2017 in Sao Paulo, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
demands that Gilead lower the price of its lifesaving drug Sofosbuvir, an essential treatment for patients
living with hepatitis C virus (HCV). More...

Patent office takes one more step towards being transparent and user friendly
(RNA IP Attorneys , 31-Oct-2017 , Lexology)

The Indian Patent Office will now publish in the weekly journal information about list of patent
applications for which First Examination Report (FER) has been issued. More...

Rayagada seeks GI tag for Dongria shawl

(Express News Service , 31-Oct-2017 , The New Indian Express)

Rayagada district administration will seek help of the Handloom, Science and Technology departments to
get geographical indication (GI) tag for Kapdaganda, the prestigious shawl of Dongria Kondh tribe.

Cancer-drug setback sends Merck shares down again

(Lewis Krauskopf , 30-Oct-2017 , The Times Of India)

The drugmaker said that the cost of a June cyber attack that temporarily crippled manufacturing coupled
with lower sales of off-patent products caused its third-quarter revenue to fall 2 percent to $10.33
billion, even as Keytruda sales topped $1 billion for the first time. More...

Khadi trademark: Why Modi govt is so worried about protecting this IP

(Carol Goyal & Sandeep Goyal , 30-Oct-2017 , Business Standard)

In recent days, the use of the KHADI trademark by a German company Khadi Naturprodukte GbR has
got the Indian government very worried More...

Health ministry can invoke provision of Patent Act to reduce cost of procurement of Prevnar
13 under UIP: says Dr Nair
(Laxmi Yadav, Mumbai , 30-Oct-2017 , Pharmabiz)

Even though the Indian patent office has granted Pfizer a patent for Prevnar 13 pneumonia vaccine
making it unaffordable for many, the Union health ministry can invoke government use provision under
section 100 and 101 of Patent Act to designate an Indian vaccine manufacturer to manufacture the life
saving vaccine exclusively for government use which will be distributed through government channel,
said noted patent expert Dr Gopakumar G Nair. More...

Govt moves to finalize methodology to fix prices of new drugs

(Teena Thacker , 30-Oct-2017 , Livemint)

The government is considering doing away with the present practice of deciding a new price for each
applicant of ‘new drug’ More...

ICMR releases Handbook on IPR & Technology Transfer to step up awareness among
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 30-Oct-2017 , Pharmabiz)

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released the Handbook on Intellectual Property
Rights & Technology Transfer which will help increase awareness among ICMR scientists to help them
protect all new knowledge before publication. More...

Pneumonia vaccine case traces the fine line on public health

(PT Jyothi Datta , 27-Oct-2017 , Business Line)

The legal battle that brews over Pfizer’s pneumococcal vaccine in India is set to create a benchmark of
sorts for vaccines in the arena of public health. More...

At testy trade meet, US presses India on imbalance, wants more market access
(Yashwant Raj Hindustan Times, Washington , 27-Oct-2017 , Hindustan Times)

Both sides paint different picture of meeting, with delegation led by Suresh Prabhu calling the interaction
positive while the Americans said their side “expressed concerns” More...
India-US lock horns on market access, H-1B visas at trade forum
(Asit Ranjan Mishra , 27-Oct-2017 , Livemint)

The issues of IP rights, prices of medical devices and India-US trade deficit also came to the fore during
the 11th US-India trade policy forum in Washington Thursday More...

Govt initiatives & MCI norms along with patent expiry & affordability would propel sale of
generic drugs in India: Prof Mohan
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru , 27-Oct-2017 , Pharmabiz)

From Union government initiatives, Medical Council of India (MCI) norms to patent expiry and
affordability are all expected to spur the prescriptions of generic drugs in the country, said Prof S Mohan,
director, PES College of Pharmacy. More...

Nobody has patent over romance genre: Irrfan K

( PTI , 26-Oct-2017 , The New Indian Express)

Actor Irrfan Khan has said that he always wanted to explore the romance genre which he believes is not
a "patented" property of any actor. More...

Nagaland gets patent rights for Naga King Chilli

(Manash Pratim Gohain , 25-Oct-2017 , The Times Of India)

The Nagaland government has finally won the patent rights for the "Naga King Chilli. More...

Trump admin urged to press India on IP protection,market

(PTI , 25-Oct-2017 , The New Indian Express)

Ahead of the India-US Trade Policy Forum meeting, an influential business advocacy group today asked
the Trump Administration to press India to address issues that limit market access or undermine the
competitiveness of US industries. More...

'India, EU not considering scaled-down version of trade pact'

(Special Correspondent , 25-Oct-2017 , The Hindu)

Even as India and the European Union (EU) are yet to finalise a date for re-launching their Free Trade
Agreement (FTA) negotiations stalled since 2013, both the sides are not considering inking a scaled
down version of the pact with a view to somehow expedite the conclusion of the talks by lowering
ambition, according to an EU official. More...

Government ensured Monsanto business came to a halt and illegal copies of its seed have
flooded market
( Sunil Jain , 24-Oct-2017 , The Financial Express)

Since Monsanto had told GEAC of illegal seeds over a decade ago, but no action was taken to stop this,
it is difficult to argue India is much better than China in terms of IPR theft. More...

Innovators, not pirates

(Ashok Gulati , Siraj Hussain , 23-Oct-2017 , The Indian Express)
India must curb intellectual property rights violations, like the one on herbicide tolerant Bt cotton, in
order to become an innovation hub. More...

India, US trade policy forum meet in Washington on October 25

(PTI | New Delhi , 22-Oct-2017 , The Indian Express)

Issues including visa, greater market access for goods and intellectual property rights are expected to
figure in the trade policy forum (TPF) meeting between India and the US on October 25 in Washington,
an official said. More...

Allergan ruling casts doubt on tribal patent strategy

(Reuters , 18-Oct-2017 , The Times Of India)

A U.S. judge's ruling on Monday invalidating Allergan Plc's patents on its blockbuster $1.5 billion dry-eye
medicine, Restasis, has cast doubt on the company's novel strategy to enlist a Native American tribe to
help shield those patents from challenge by generic drugmakers, legal experts said. More...

India on radar as Trump aims for cheaper drugs?

(TNN & Agencies , 18-Oct-2017 , The Times Of India)

United States President Donald Trump has promised to bring the cost of prescription drugs in the
country "way down" and let other countries pay more for these medicines. More...

India-EU FTA: chief negotiators to meet mid-November

(PTI , 17-Oct-2017 , The New Indian Express)

Chief negotiators for the proposed India-EU free trade agreement will meet in New Delhi next month to
discuss the way forward for the resumption of the long-stalled talks over it. More...

India's Andhra Pradesh investigates planting of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton

(Mayank Bhardwaj , 17-Oct-2017 , Business Insider)

One of India's biggest cotton-growing states has formed a panel to investigate how 15 percent of the
state's cotton acreage has been planted with a non-approved genetically modified strain developed by
Monsanto and may bring criminal charges. More...

Allergan's latest drug wheeze has bad side-effects

(Robert Cyran , 17-Oct-2017 , The Times Of India)

The firm's stock fell as much as 5 percent on Monday after a judge invalidated a key medication's
intellectual property and called the company's plan to use a Native American tribe to protect the patents
a "ploy." More...

MSF Challenges Patent to Pfizer Pneumococcal Vaccine

(TIS Staffer , 16-Oct-2017 , India Saga )

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders India has filed a petition before the High Court of
Delhi to overturn the patent granted on the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) to the US
pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer. More...

Dilip De gets copyright for his phablet art

(TNN , 16-Oct-2017 , The Times Of India)

A year after Creators Project (CP) -- launched by Intel and Vice Media to celebrate creativity --
recognised art collector Dilip De for his breakthrough in using a smartphone and stylus to create art, he
has secured copyright registrations of his paintings in this "new school of art" from the Union commerce
& industry ministry. More...

BlackBerry CEO says patent plans on track after departures

(Alastair Sharp , 16-Oct-2017 , The Times Of India)

BlackBerry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen said on Monday the company's strategy for generating
licensing revenue from its patent portfolio remains on track following the recent departures of two
people from the team negotiating deals. More...

NSL to pursue intellectual property litigation with Monsanto

(Mayank Bhardwaj | Reuters | New Delhi , 16-Oct-2017 , Business Standard)

Monsanto is yet to settle the dispute with Sri Rama Agri Genetics, Amar Biotech and NSL along with two
group companies, Prabhat Agri Biotech and Pravardhan Seeds More...

Left holds patent for outside support: Sitaram Yechury

(Manoj C G | New Delhi , 14-Oct-2017 , The Indian Express)

Sources in CPI(M) said Yechury is of the view that without an electoral alliance or front, CPI(M) should
seek the cooperation of non-Left secular parties to defeat the BJP More...

Panacea Biotec, MSF India oppose Pfizer’s pneumonia vaccine patent

(Teena Thacker , 14-Oct-2017 , Livemint)

Panacea Biotec files a review petition with the patent office seeking revocation of the patent given to
Pfizer; MSF India moves Delhi high court to overturn patent More...

BlackBerry patent licensing director says he has left company

(Alastair Sharp , 14-Oct-2017 , The Times Of India)

A key attorney executing BlackBerry Ltd's patent licensing strategy has left the company, the second
recent departure from the team tasked with making money from the Canadian company's intellectual
property. More...

Indian Patent Act achieved balance between drug innovators & public health: Dr BR
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru, , 13-Oct-2017 , Pharmabiz)

Indian Patent Act maintains a balance between the interest of the inventor of a drug and public health,
said Dr BR Jagashetty, former National Adviser (Drugs Control) to MoHFW and CDSCO and former
Karnataka state drugs controller. More...

Indigenous clean energy technologies showcased

(TNN , 12-Oct-2017 , The Times Of India)

The event focused on various topics, including CEERI's solar tree technology and CSIR-NCL's patent
protected biodiesel technology, that are being piloted in Japan & US. More...
India-EU summit signals progress but no big results
(ET CONTRIBUTORS , 12-Oct-2017 , The Economic Times)

Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, has described the EU and India as natural
partners. More...

India renews commitment to WTO’s Doha agenda ahead of crucial meet

(FE Bureau | New Delhi , 12-Oct-2017 , The Financial Express)

India has reiterated its commitment towards a successful conclusion of the 2001 Doha Development
Agenda and other issues of interest to developing countries at an informal gathering ahead of the next
WTO ministerial More...

Tata Steel acquiring intellectual property rights from mining major Rio Tinto
(Rakhi Mazumdar , 11-Oct-2017 , The Economic Times)

Tata Steel could reduce the cost of making steel by 20% with the company acquiring intellectual
property rights (IPR) for a technology from global metals and mining major, Rio Tinto More...

Suven spurts over 7% on securing product patent

(Our Bureau , 10-Oct-2017 , Business Line)

Shares of Suven Life Sciences surged over 7 per cent in Tuesday's trade as the company has received a
patent from New Zealand for a drug used for the treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases. More...

Malaysian CL on Hep C drug reignites discussion in India

(PT Jyothi Datta , 09-Oct-2017 , Business Line)

Last month, Malaysia issued a compulsory licence (CL) on multinational drugmaker Gilead's Hepatitis C
drug Sofosbuvir for government use. More...

Amazon files patent for deploying exclusive drones in India

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 9-Oct-2017 , Business Standard)

Firm says the proposed drones can also be used to identify other such objects, along with aircraft, plying
within Indian skies More...

Patents allow increasing number of people access to cheaper medicines

(Jonathan Berger and Achal Prabhala , 9-Oct-2017 , Business Day)

Instead of impeding treatment roll-out, draft intellectual property law will stir up competition and cut
prices More...

AP govt seeks legitimising cultivation of herbicide-tolerant GM cotton

(B Dasarath Reddy | Hyderabad , 08-Oct-2017 , Business Standard)

A group of Indian seed companies have also been engaged in legal battle with Monsanto over trait value
among other patent-related claims More...
Honda Motor files patents for invention on automatic transmission vehicles
(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 06-Oct-2017 , Business Standard)

Company has filed two applications, one for gear shift control device, another for a transmission control
device for automatic transmission More...

India-EU FTA talks expected to move forward in next few days

(PTI , 06-Oct-2017 , The Press Trust of India)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today expressed hope that talks on free trade
agreement (FTA) between EU and India will move forward in the next few days. More...

Experts see value of pharma patents in India can encourage research for novel drugs
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru, , 6-Oct-2017 , Pharmabiz)

The growing value of pharmaceutical patents in India has led to a paradigm-shift in the country’s strong
research initiatives for novel drugs and innovative technology, according to experts. More...

Omkar Speciality soars after receiving patent

(Capital Market , 04-Oct-2017 , Business Standard)

Omkar Speciality Chemicals rose 12.29% to Rs 85 at 14:52 IST on BSE after the company said it was
granted patent for process for terminal Dihaloalkane. More...

BlackBerry's patent strategy head exits, joins health tech firm - sources
(Reuters , 3-Oct-2017 , The Times Of India)

The man who was leading BlackBerry Ltd's efforts to make money from its patent portfolio has left to
join a health technology company, two sources with knowledge of the move said on Monday. More...

Holding: Allergan exposes patent-reform quackery

(Reuters , 3-Oct-2017 , The Times Of India)

The $70 bln drugmaker's fishy deal with Native Americans may impede a U.S. tribunal from cracking
down on such rights. More...

Free trade talks with EFTA grouping hit IPR, services wall
(Amiti Sen , 25-Sep-2017 , Business Line)

Switzerland insists on intellectual property commitments beyond TRIPS More...

Suven Life Science gets neuro patent from India, Japan

(PTI , 25-Sep-2017 , Business Line)

The patents are valid till 2027 and 2032, respectively. More...

Patent, trademark filings have risen sharply: DIPP

(Our Bureau , 22-Sep-2017 , Business Line)

After the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) streamlined and installed processes,
patent and trademark filing has risen sharply. In FY16, there was a jump of almost 35 per cent in
trademark filings; in FY18, there is almost a 6 per cent jump, said Rajiv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, DIPP.

US offers to host trade policy forum with India next month

(Amiti Sen , 22-Sep-2017 , Business Line)

The US is also keen to discuss IPR issues and nudge India to make its patent laws more favourable for
patent holders by going beyond its commitment made in the global TRIPS (Agreement on Trade-Related
Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) agreement. More...

Nokia set to get sales boost after smartphone patent ruling

(Reuters | Helsinki (finland) , 18-Sep-2017 , The Indian Express)

We believe that this award confirms the quality of Nokia’s patent portfolio. More...

How pharma firms stretch their patents

((New Delhi edition) , 17-Sep-2017 , The Times of India)

Medicines are a big business, and a highly profitable one at that, but the key to maintaining super profits
is to keep your patents alive for as long as possible. Leading pharma companies do it in a number of fair
and unfair ways, an article in Statnews points out. More...

Indivior in battle to protect opioid treatment from rivals

(Alex Ralph , 16-Sep-2017 , The Times)

A British drugs company reliant on sales of a treatment for opioid addiction has started legal action
against competitors seeking approval for generic versions. More...

Setback for Dr Reddy’s Labs, Mylan, others as Indivior files patent suits over Suboxone
(FE Bureau | Hyderabad , 16-Sep-2017 , The Financial Express)

US-based Indivior has filed patent lawsuits against the generic rivals like Dr Reddy’s Laboratories,
Actavis, Par, Alvogen, Teva and Mylan for an alleged infringement of patents relating to their respective
proposed generic versions of Suboxone. More...

Dr Reddy's Lab slides after reports of Indivior filing patent lawsuits

(Capital Market , 15-Sep-2017 , Business Standard)

Dr Reddy's Laboratories dropped 1.83% to Rs 2,207.75 at 14:00 IST on BSE after report suggested that
Indivior Plc., the UK drug firm has filed patent lawsuits against the company, Teva and Mylan. More...

West Bengal government eyes GI tag for Kolkatti jewellery

(Sutanuka Ghosal , 15-Sep-2017 , The Economic Times)

For Aishwarya Rai in Tagore’s Chokher Bali, the late Rituparno Ghosh had chosen ageless Bengali
jewellery that burnished the allure of the widowed Binodini in the eyes of the married landlord,
Mahendra. More...

Strong IP standards can lead to innovation, which, in turn, can lead to jobs and growth
(Hemal Shah , 14-Sep-2017 , The Economic Times)
When it comes to promoting innovation, India is already taking the lead among emerging economies.

US asks India to open market, address trade imbalance

( PTI | Washington , 13-Sep-2017 , Financial Express)

The US today asked India to open its market for American firms and address the rising trade imbalance
between the two countries while taking steps to protect intellectual property rights. More...

U.S. tribal patent deal could have big impact on generic drug market
(Reuters , 12-Sep-2017 , Business Standard)

A groundbreaking deal between Allergan Plc and a Native American tribe to shield the company's patents
in administrative proceedings could also be used be to protect them from challenges in federal court,
legal experts said, potentially dealing a blow to generic competition. More...

Patent to Pfizer could delay Indian vaccines for pneumonia

(Abhineet Kumar & Aneesh Phadnis | Mumbai , 12-Sep-2017 , Business Standard)

The vaccine, called PCV13 and marketed as Prevnar13, provides protection against 13 strains of
streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria More...

Amit Shah asks business organisations to focus on obtaining patents

(Rishi Sankhla , 11-Sep-2017 , The Indian Wire)

Amit Shah said Indian companies should focus on obtaining patents and creating their own IPR so that
the wealth created remains in India. More...

Demonetisation, GST fostered trademark protection awareness in India

(Virendra Singh Rawat | Lucknow , 10-Sep-2017 , Business Standard)

Huge qualitative improvement seen in filing of trademark applications by firms, says senior official

Amit Shah urges Indian firms to focus on IPR, patents

(ET Bureau , 10-Sep-2017 , The Economic Times)

BJP president Amit Shah said Indian companies and business organisations should focus on obtaining
patents and creating their own Intellectual Property Rights so that the wealth created by them remains
within the country. More...

Allergan in patent deal with Mohawk tribe over eye drug

(Reuters , 8-Sep-2017 , The Times Of India)

Drugmaker's shares up 1.7 pct at $231.89 More...

Facebook seeks patent for innovation tailored to recognise gestures

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 8-Sep-2017 , Business Standard)

Objects to be tracked using light detection device More...

Need to develop IPR in aerospace sector: Air Force Vice Chief S B Deo
(PTI , 07-Sep-2017 , The Economic Times)

India is "lazy" in developing intellectual property rights in the aerospace sector and will be at the mercy
of foreign manufacturers if it does not work on indigenous technologies, a top Air Force official said
today. More...

India grants patent to Pfizer’s anti-pneumonia drug

(Rupali Mukherjee , 7-Sep-2017 , The Times Of India)

Hopes for improved access to an affordable pneumococcal vaccine that safeguards both children and
adults from pneumonia, has suffered a major blow in the wake of the Indian patent office granting a
patent to the US drug major Pfizer, for its PCV13 product, marketed as Prevnar13 More...

Dr Reddy’s launches 2 drugs in US mkt


City-based Dr Reddy's Laboratories Limited announced on Wednesday that it has launched anti-
depressant, Bupropion Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets, 150 mg and 300 mg, as well as muscle
relaxant drug Metaxalone in the US. More...

Trade mark protection a must, says official

( Special Correspondent , 6-Sep-2017 , The Hindu)

Trade mark protection is a must as per Madrid Protocol to protect Intellectual Property Rights, said R.A.
Tiwari, Deputy Registrar of Trade Marks and GI (Intellectual Property Office (IPO), Government of
India). More...

Startups get 80% rebate on patent fee

(Ruchika Chitravanshi , 5-Sep-2017 , The Times Of India)

More domestic and foreign startups will now be able to access the fast-track mechanism for filing
patents, which will drastically cut down the time taken to obtain these rights. More...

Centre launches social media campaign to promote Indian GIs

(IANS | New Delhi , 5-Sep-2017 , The Indian Express)

The initiative, designed to make more people aware about the importance of Intellectual property rights,
has been launched under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), a
Commerce Ministry statement said here. More...

CIPAM-DIPP launches social media campaign to promote Geographical Indications

(Capital Market , 05-Sep-2017 , Business Standard)

The Cell for IPR Promotions & Management (CIPAM) under the aegis of Department of Industrial Policy
and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has launched a social media campaign to
promote Indian Geographical Indications (GIs) with #LetsTalkIP which is an ongoing movement initiated
by CIPAM to make more people aware about the importance of Intellectual Property Rights. More...

Startups get 80% rebate on patent fee

(Ruchika Chitravanshi , 5-Sep-2017 , The Economic Times)
More domestic and foreign startups will now be able to access the fast-track mechanism for filing
patents, which will drastically cut down the time taken to obtain these rights. More...

Indian-origin Vasant Narasimhan to head $48 billion pharma giant Novartis

(Aneesh Phadnis | Mumbai , 5-Sep-2017 , Business Standard)

At present, he holds the post of global head of drug development and chief medical officer More...

Suresh Prabhu at Commerce Ministry: 5 points that make new minister’s task tough
(Banikinkar Pattanayak | New Delhi , 04-Sep-2017 , The Financial Express)

At the same time, India has to resist pressure from developed countries for going beyond TRIPS (Trade-
Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) and IT agreement, and including e-commerce on the
WTO agenda. More...

DIPP launches social media campaign to promote GIs

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 04-Sep-2017 , Business Standard)

Cell for IPR Promotions and Management (CIPAM) has launched a social media campaign to promote
Indian Geographical Indications to make more people aware about the importance of intellectual
property rights (IPRs), the commerce and industry ministry said today. More...

U.S. court rules in favour of Dr. Reddy’s in patent litigation

(Special Correspondent , 1-Sep-2017 , The Hindu)

Overrules Indivior’s infringment claim on proposed generic version of Suboxone More...

My legal victory is in deference to producers as a fraternity’, says Rajiv Rai after winning a
copyright battle
(Subhash K Jha , 1-Sep-2017 , DNA)

Says Rajiv Rai, who has just won a copyright battle More...

Switzerland for early India-EFTA pact

( Special Correspondent , 1-Sep-2017 , The Hindu)

The early conclusion of the proposed Free Trade Agreement(FTA) between India and European Free
Trade Association (EFTA) as well as an investment protection framework would boost economic ties
between the two sides, said Switzerland President Doris Leuthard on Friday. More...

India’s public health and the looming threat of US pharma giants

(D. Ravi Kanth , 30-Aug-2017 , Livemint)

India has an opportunity to squash criticism to squash criticism of global health pressure groups by
issuing a compulsory licence to Pfizer vaccine. Otherwise, it would be seen as ready to genuflect to the
diktats of American lobbies More...

GI tag sought for Bengal’s lightweight gold jewellery

(Our Bureau , 30-Aug-2017 , Business Line)
The lightweight traditional gold jewellery of Bengal, popularly known as ‘Kolkati’, might soon bag a GI
(geographical indication) tag. More...

Chicken and veg offerings to replace IKEA's trademark beef and pork meatballs in India
(Rasul Bailay , 30-Aug-2017 , The Economic Times)

The world's biggest furniture retailer IKEA is also a top restaurateur, and its characteristically Swedish
menu helps sustain the stamina of shoppers at the giant DIY stores. More...

Medecins Sans Frontieres to legally challenge Pfizer’s patent on pneumonia vaccine

(Teena Thacker , 29-Aug-2017 , Livemint)

Medecins Sans Frontieres also raises the matter with the government, urging it to issue a compulsory
licence for Pfizer’S pneumonia vaccine More...

Mersal becomes the first south Indian movie to get trademarked

(M Suganth , 29-Aug-2017 , The Times Of India)

Only recently, Vijay's Mersal became the first south Indian movie to get an emoji on Twitter. More...

India grants Pfizer patent for pneumonia vaccine

(Teena Thacker , 23-Aug-2017 , Livemint)

India has granted Pfizer a patent for Prevnar 13 pneumonia vaccine, in spite of opposition from the
heath group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) More...

Eisai Pharma introduces anti-epileptic drug at India-specific price

(Our Bureau , 23-Aug-2017 , Business Line)

The drug is priced at less than one dollar a tablet as compared to $12 to $15 in the United States and
Europe More...

In praise of branded generics: breaking some myths

(Abhay Pandey, V.T. Bharadwaj , 23-Aug-2017 , Livemint)

Arguments against branded generics are built on emotions rather than facts—making them very social
media friendly—but maybe not reflecting reality More...

Government to ensure protection of film, music intellectual property rights: Nirmala

(PTI , 22-Aug-2017 , The New Indian Express)

Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the government will ensure protection
of intellectual property rights of film and music industry as any kind of piracy is "absolutely
unacceptable". More...

Piracy, copyright violation sources of terror funding: Rajnath Singh

(PTI | New Delhi , 22-Aug-2017 , The Indian Express)

Delivering a keynote speech during the 'National Workshop on Enforcement of Intellectual Property
Rights', Singh asked agencies like the police and the customs department "not (to) take lightly" these
violations as they have direct links with public safety and security of the country. More...

Draft pharma policy to further ease of doing business & Make in India programmes
(Laxmi Yadav, Mumbai , 21-Aug-2017 , Pharmabiz)

The draft Pharmaceutical Policy proposed by the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), if accepted,
would significantly contribute to furthering Prime Minister's key initiatives-- ease of doing business in the
pharmaceutical sector and Make in India programme. More...

Suven Life Sciences gets product patents for neurodegenerative drug

(PTI , 17-Aug-2017 , Livemint)

Suven Life Sciences has been granted a patent each by Europe, Japan and New Zealand for a drug used
in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases More...

Draft pharma policy dilutes powers of pricing regulator

(Aesha Datta , 17-Aug-2017 , Business Line)

The NPPA cannot revise the price of a drug once fixed, nor cap the prices of in-patent medicines More...

India-Sweden MoU on IPRs to benefit SMEs: Govt

(Rituparna Kakati , 17-Aug-2017 , SME Times)

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and
Sweden that seeks to spread awareness about best practices in the field among small and medium
enterprises (SMEs), stated an official release. More...

Patent granted in record 113 days, down from 6 yrs

(Rupali Mukherjee , 16-Aug-2017 , The Times Of India)

Patent offices in India, traditionally known to be long-winding and tardy, are witnessing a major
overhaul. More...

Spices Board and J&K government to work for GI tag for Kashmir saffron
(ET Bureau , 16-Aug-2017 , The Economic Times)

Spices Board has teamed up with the Jammu and Kashmir government to boost production and improve
value addition of saffron for its consumption and trading in both domestic and international markets.

Motorola could launch smartphone with self-healing screen: Report

(Tech Desk | New Delhi , 16-Aug-2017 , The Indian Express)

A patent first spotted by SlashGear shows that Motorola has designed a self-healing technology, which
would detect a crack in the display and notify the user. More...

Cabinet clears India, Sweden MoU signing on intellectual property right cooperation
( PTI , 16-Aug-2017 , The New Indian Express)
The Union Cabinet today cleared MoU signing between India and Sweden on intellectual property right
(IPR) cooperation, aimed at benefiting entrepreneurs, investors and businesses. More...

Granules, Hetero in patent battle with Takeda Pharma

(M SOMASEKHAR , 15-Aug-2017 , Business Line)

Global drug major Takeda Pharmaceuticals has dragged two Indian drug firms — Granules India and
Hetero Drugs — to court over charges of patent infringement of its drug to treat Gout and Familial
Mediterranean Fever. More...

Can a stronger IPR regime hurt India's push for generics?

(Sayan Ghosal , 13-Aug-2017 , Business Standard)

Such move will cause more litigation over patents, having impact on local manufacturers: Critics More...

Patent Battle Over Breast Cancer Drug: Roche Withdraws Its SLP Against Delhi High Court’s
Approval To Biosimilars.
(Live Law News Network , 13-Aug-2017 , LiveLaw)

Swiss Pharma major, Roche has withdrawn its Special Leave Petition filed in the Supreme Court against
the Delhi High Court’s March 3 decision, rejecting its challenge to the grant of approval to drug
companies, Biocon and Mylan, to use product data f... More...

Patent Battle Over Breast Cancer Drug: Roche Withdraws Its SLP Against Delhi High Court’s
Approval To Biosimilars
(Live Law News Network , 13-Aug-2017 , LiveLaw)

Swiss Pharma major, Roche has withdrawn its Special Leave Petition filed in the Supreme Court against
the Delhi High Court’s March 3 decision, rejecting its challenge to the grant of approval to drug
companies, Biocon and Mylan, to use product data f... More...

Move from patented drugs to generics, says Economic Survey Volume-2

(Veena Mani | New Delhi , 12-Aug-2017 , Business Standard)

Healthcare activists believe such a move would break the corporate-doctor nexus More...

Economic Survey says India faces health care challenges on multiple fronts
(Neetu Chandra Sharma , 12-Aug-2017 , Livemint)

The patent drugs and medicine providers in India are large players, enjoy a monopoly position, and so
make excess profits at the cost of the consumer. More...

IPR laws will help Ericsson grow in India

(Varun Aggarwal , 09-Aug-2017 , Business Line)

Despite getting entangled in legal cases against Indian handset manufacturers over licensing issues of
its IPR, Ericsson is confident that Indian Intellectual Property Rights laws will help the company grow in
India. In an interview with BusinessLine, Dina Kallay, Head of Antitrust (IPR, Americas & Asia-Pacific) at
Ericsson, talked about how the new Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing will
unleash the deployment of 5G in India. More...
Hilsa fish now a cerified unique product of Bangladesh
(TIMESOFINDIA.COM , 09-Aug-2017 , The Times Of India)

Hilsa fish has been accorded geographical identification (GI), which has tagged the fish as a Bangladeshi
product More...

Post Startup India, 2,200 ventures get DIPP stamp

(Ruchika Chitravanshi , 8-Aug-2017 , The Times Of India)

Over 2,196 new ventures have been recognised by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
(DIPP) since the launch of Startup India, easing patent filing and credit availability for them. More...

Health ministry warns on rushed implementation of generics plan

(Teena Thacker , 8-Aug-2017 , Livemint)

The health ministry says the prime minister’s idea of pushing generics should be implemented carefully
to ensure the right quantity and quality of medicines are available More...

Delhi High Court imposes Rs 20,000 cost on Nitish Kumar in copyright case
(PTI , 04-Aug-2017 , The New Indian Express)

The Delhi High Court has dismissed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's plea to delete his name as a
defendant from a lawsuit on copyright violation filed by a former JNU scholar-turned-politician, and
imposed a cost of Rs 20,000 on him. More...

Kolkata scientist develops non-invasive device to detect anaemia and more

(Sumati Yengkhom , 4-Aug-2017 , The Times Of India)

A city-based scientist has developed a device that will detect anaemia, jaundice and oxygen level in a
fraction of a second without using a needle. More...

Anju Modi, Anita Dongre patent their collections, lawyer says designers are finally becoming
aware of copyright laws
(Divya Kaushik | TNN , 3-Aug-2017 , The Times Of India)

Due steps have been taken to protect our IP. More...

GI tag need of the hour, feel Chirala silk weavers

( S. Murali , 2-Aug-2017 , The Hindu)

Inheritors of the centuries-old legacy say it will add value to their product and increase visibility More...

Odisha govt to approach CTTC to file GI tag for rasagolla

(Minati Singha , 02-Aug-2017 , The Times Of India)

Odisha government has decided to approach the Central Tool room and Training Centre (CTTC) for filing
application seeking Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Odisha's popular sweet dish Rasagolla. More...

International evidence suggests we understand, embrace and protect intellectual property

(Ashish Bharadwaj & Punkhuri Chawla , 2-Aug-2017 , Financial Express)
International evidence suggests we understand, embrace and protect IPRs More...

PU hikes revenue share of inventors

(TNN , 2-Aug-2017 , The Times Of India)

The Panjab University Board of Finance has approved a new formula for the sharing of revenue from
intellectual property rights (IPR). More...

Medicines in India likely to be costlier due to RCEP trade pact

(Jyotsna Singh , 2-Aug-2017 , DNA)

However, the key issues holding the final text of these negotiations don’t seem to be getting resolved.

Toilet Ek Prem Katha makers argue in copyright case

(IANS | Jaipur , 31-Jul-2017 , The Indian Express)

A local court here on Monday heard in part the arguments in a case of violation of the Copyright Act by
makers of Akshay Kumar starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. More...

Income earned from registered patents is taxed at a concessional rate

(Parizad Sirwalla , 31-Jul-2017 , Livemint)

If the patent is registered under the Patents Act, 1971, a concessional tax rate could be claimed under
section 115BBF of the Income Tax Act, 1961 More...

India’s proposed Intellectual Property Exchange could help determine quality of patents
(Ashish Bharadwaj and Punkhuri Chawla , 31-Jul-2017 , Hindustan Times)

Several firms in telecommunication, especially SMEs and startups, that have struggled to pay desired
royalties to use essential patents can build new and expand existing IP portfolios, which can facilitate
cross-licensing deals with other patent holders More...

Trade policy forum meeting between India, US unlikely to be held this year
(Asit Ranjan Mishra , 31-Jul-2017 , Livemint)

The annual India-US trade policy forum meeting may not be held this year, amid a growing feeling in the
US that such high-level talks have not delivered intended results More...

Compulsory licence must to make drugs affordable

(Rohit P.S. , 30-Jul-2017 , The Hindu)

His leaks in 2016 had set the tone for protests against the Regional Comprehensive Economic
Partnership (RCEP). More...

No logic in extending length of patents

(Feroz Ali, Roshan John , 28-Jul-2017 , Livemint)

Granting a longer term for pharmaceutical patents will result in delays in the entry of generic versions
and could adversely affect access to medicines More...
Rohit Bal becomes the first designer to patent and copyright his entire collection
(Shashi Sunny , 28-Jul-2017 , The Economic Times)

Designer Rohit Bal hosted an intimate Kashmiri wazwan (ceremonial feast) for his close friends, home-
cooked by his personal chef, Phoolchand, in New Delhi recently. More...

What’s at stake in Hyderabad

( Feroz Ali , 28-Jul-2017 , The Hindu)

India must counter Japan’s U.S.-style pressure at the RCEP talks and ensure affordable generic
medicines More...

IMA registers its trademark for allopathic doctors

(Express News Service | Mumbai , 28-Jul-2017 , The Indian Express)

The IMA is now raising awareness about the trademark, a red cross with Dr written at the centre,
amongst patients and the medical community. More...

Thaana Serndha Kootam song Naana Thaana: This song featuring Suriya is a trademark
Anirudh Ravichander track
(Ashameera Aiyappan | Chennai , 28-Jul-2017 , The Indian Express)

Naana Thaana Veena Pona, a fun single track from Suriya’s Thaana Serndha Kootam was launched on
Thursday on the music streaming platform Saavn. More...

India Innovation Growth Programme 2.0 top winners announced

(ANI , 26-Jul-2017 , Outlook)

The winners from the University Challenge and Open Innovation Challenge of the India Innovation
Growth Programme 20 (IIGP 20) were announced in New Delhi today Over 1300 applications for
innovative ideas across social and industrial sectors were received More...

Toilet Ek Prem Katha: Court demands a reply from makers in copyright case
(IANS | Jaipur , 26-Jul-2017 , The Indian Express)

The makers of actor Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha have been asked by the local court to file a
reply to the charge of violation of the Copyright Act by July 31. More...

Microsoft patent reveals 'Surface Microsoft patent reveals Surface Phone coming soon'
coming soon
(IANS , 25-Jul-2017 , India Today)

Even though Microsoft has reported a fall in Surface PC line and Windows phones revenues, the
Redmond-based tech giant is aiming for new devices called "Surface Phones" and has made its patent
public. More...

A Trade Deal Could Hit Affordable & Generic Medicines in India. Here’s What You Need to
( Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) , 25-Jul-2017 , The BetterIndia)
Ironically, the venue is the city of Hyderabad – the hub of the Indian generic industry – which will host
the intellectual property (IP) negotiations that seek to curb the ability of Indian manufacturers to deliver
lifesaving medicines to the world. More...

India: Section 3(D) Of The Patents Act, 1970 (As Amended): A Deeming Provision!
(Dinesh Kumar Sharma LexOrbis , 24-Jul-2017 , mondaq)

Ambiguous and inconsistent standards regarding interpretation of Section 3(d) of the Patents Act, 1970,
as amended by the Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005, a provision peculiar to Indian law, has remained a
key issue in India. More...

Patents boost to offset weak networks for Nokia

(Reuters , 24-Jul-2017 , The Times Of India)

Telecoms gear maker Nokia is likely to see a boost to quarterly earnings on Thursday from a recent
patent licensing deal with Apple that offsets weak demand in its main equipment business from network
operators. More...

Facebook working on a modular smartphone, reveals patent

(Tech Desk | New Delhi , 23-Jul-2017 , The Indian Express)

Facebook may be working on a smartphone that could be modular in nature. More...

Suven Life secures neuro drug patent from Australia

(PTI , 21-Jul-2017 , The Economic Times)

Suven Life SciencesBSE 0.35 % has been granted a patent from Australia for a drug used in the
treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. More...

India Copyright Board and IPAB to merge completely by year-end: Official

(PTI , 22-Jul-2017 , The New Indian Express)

The copyright board and the intellectual property appellate board (IPAB) is in the process of merging
and will be fully functional by the end of this year, a senior government official said here today. More...

Roche's new breast cancer drug that could cut treatment time denied patent
(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 21-Jul-2017 , Business Standard)

Roche has filed for a patent for its new drug formulation meant for subcutaneous administration More...

Pfizer shares downgraded because Viagra patent is expiring later this year
(Tae Kim , 21-Jul-2017 , CNBC)

The firm believes the drugmaker will suffer from the patent expirations of its key drugs such as Viagra
and Lyrica in the next 18 months. More...

Pfizer nears patent cliff, Credit Suisse downgrades to "neutral"

(Reuters , 20-Jul-2017 , The Times Of India)

Pfizer flat early Thurs as Credit Suisse downgrades to neutral from outperform, lowers PT to $36 from
$38 More...
Emergent Biosolutions to acquire Raxibacumab from GSK
(Reuters , 20-Jul-2017 , The Times Of India)

Emergent Biosolutions to acquire Raxibacumab, an FDA-approved Anthrax monoclonal antibody, from

GSK More...

Course correction in place before WTO meeting: India

(D. Ravi Kanth , 20-Jul-2017 , Livemint)

Nirmala Sitharaman says there is a genuine ‘course correction’ in place for delivering results on
mandated issues at the WTO’s 11th ministerial meeting in December More...

Now, IPR on law varsity's curricula

(Debasish Konar , 20-Jul-2017 , The Times Of India)

NUJS will launch a year-long postgraduate diploma course on intellectual property rights (IPR) this
month.Professor P Ishwara Bhat, VC of NUJS, said it's the first university in eastern India to offer such a
course since demand for IPR is on the rise. More...

Unfair or abusive? IPR rhetoric in India must be echoed by CCI

(Avirup Bose, CCI , 20-Jul-2017 , Financial Express)

India’s IPR rhetoric needs to be echoed by Competition Commission of India. More...

DIPP inks pact with a Punjab institute to set up TISC

(PTI , 13-Jul-2017 , The Times Of India)

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) today signed a pact with a Punjab state
council to set up Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC). More...

ASG advises Centre to clarify law over cotton seed prices

(Dilip Kumar Jha | Mumbai , 13-Jul-2017 , Business Standard)

Existing deadlock renders future investments in the sector uncertain, say industry players More...

Kumar Vishwas offers to pay Rs 32 after Amitabh Bachchan sends copyright infringement
(TIMESOFINDIA.COM , 12-Jul-2017 , The Times of India)

Actor Amitabh Bachchan sent a legal notice to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, accusing him of "copyright
infringement" for unauthorised use of a poem penned by his late father, the poet Harivansh Rai
Bachchan, in a video paying tribute to renowned Hindi poets. More...

Indian doctors get US patent for hair regrowth


Indian plastic surgeon, Dr Debraj Shome and Cosmetic dermatologist, Dr Rinky Kapoor, have just been
awarded a US patent for a molecule - QR 678 - that treats hair loss in patients, injected intradermally
into an affected area of the scalp of the patient. The molecule stimulates hair follicles and promotes hair
growth. More...
Robots set to become integral part of Indian hospitals' surgery rooms in future
(Laxmi Yadav, Mumbai , 10-Jul-2017 , Pharmabiz)

With the rise in demand for minimal invasive surgeries in the country, surgical robots are set to become
integral part of surgery rooms of Indian hospitals in coming years. More...

Wisconsin Indian tribe challenges Oneida Nation trademarks

(Greg Mason , 9-Jul-2017 , Times Telegram)

The Oneida Indian Nation called it “unfortunate, but not surprising” that a Wisconsin-based Oneida
Indian tribe would challenge the Nation’s trademark rights. More...

Uber-Alphabet legal tussle over patent escalates

( Indo-Asian News Service , 9-Jul-2017 ,

Uber views these depositions as critical information to determining Alphabet's motivation behind the
lawsuit and whether it was simply a tactic to delay the development of its self-driving vehicle
technology. More...

Pattern on Mother Teresa sari now a registered trademark

(Jayanta Gupta , 6-Jul-2017 , Times of India)

The characteristic blue and white stripes that the world associates with Mother Teresa can no longer be
used either on attire or items of stationery without the permission of the Missionaries of Charity. The
unique pattern is now a registered trademark with the government of India's Trade Marks Registry. Any
violation can invite prosecution. More...

GST: CGST won’t apply on items not registered under trademark law
(05-Jul-2017 , Live Mint)

The finance ministry on Wednesday said that 5% central goods and services tax (CGST) will not apply
on products that are not registered under the Trade Marks Act. More...

Xiaomi to acquire key Nokia patents

(05-Jul-2017 , The Economic Times )

NEW DELHI: In a strategic move, Chinese tech major Xiaomi and Finnish mobile phone manufacturer
Nokia on Wednesday signed an agreement for business collaboration and patent licencing where Xiaomi
will acquire key patent assets from Nokia. More...

India: Compulsory License Of Copyright Work

(N. Mahabir , 03-Jul-2017 , Mondaq)

Copyright is the monopoly granted in exchange or as a quid pro quo for disclosure of work. More...

India may get Intellectual Property Exchange soon

(Jyotika Sood, Priyanka Mittal , 3-Jul-2017 , Livemint)

The Intellectual Property Exchange will enable individuals and commercial entities both in India and
overseas to buy and sell IP rights across various sectors More...
Government eases process to seek CRI patents, revised norms out
(PTI | New Delhi , 02-Jul-2017 , The Indian Express)

The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks (CGPDTM) came out with
revised guidelines on June 30 for examination of CRIs as there were concerns on the general rules
released in February last year More...

India Patent Office reissues norms for software patenting

(PTI , 30-Jun-2017 , India Today)

The Indian Patent Office has again issued guidelines on examination of computer-related inventions
(CRIs) such as software programmes. More...

USFDA’s off-patent drugs list may not offer much to Indian firms
(Isha Trivedi , 29-Jun-2017 , Livemint)

USFDA’s list of off-patent branded drugs, published to encourage competition for their generic versions,
is unlikely to offer much to Indian pharmaceutical firms More...

Chennai office rejects Tencent's patent application for online ads

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 28-Jun-2017 , Business Standard)

Says Tencent's method is a mere software application, and hence is not patentable More...

US turns screws on India over patent laws

(Nayanima Basu , 27-Jun-2017 , Business Line)

Big-ticket investments by the US could hinge on India taking positive steps on this front More...

Intellectual property: Why India has a long way to go in reforming IPR policy
(Ajay Batra , 27-Jun-2017 , The Financial Express)

An intellectual property (IP)-intensive skilled worker earns 40% premium than her peers who either
serve products or services from IPR-sensitive industries in the developed economies of the US and EU.

For innovation’s sake

(Patrick Kilbride , 26-Jun-2017 , The Indian Express)

Working together, the US and Indian governments have the opportunity to begin bilateral relationships
afresh and move forward in the global economy together. More...

In Mumbai, Taj Palace gets a trademark

(Lalatendu Mishra , 25-Jun-2017 , The Hindu)

India’s Trade Mark Registry has assigned an image trademark to Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace hotel.
What Narendra Modi may offer in exchange for Donald Trump’s goodwill
(D. Ravi Kanth , 24-Jun-2017 , Livemint)

The deliverables demanded by the US include further concessions on the intellectual property front, such
as TRIPS-plus (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) commitments and market access
for several health-related products, technologies and other hi-tech items. More...

MSF urges Modi to withstand US pressure to change India's IP laws

(Joe C Mathew New Delhi , 23-Jun-2017 , Business Today)

Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) has urged India to withstand U.S. pressure to change its drug regulatory
and patent system as it could result in millions of people in the U.S. and around the world losing their
lifeline of affordable medicines. More...

Poly Medicure wins patent battle against B. Braun over IV catheters

(Urvashi Valecha , 23-Jun-2017 , Business Line)

Domestic medical devices maker Poly Medicure has won a patent battle against German major B. Braun
Melsungen on IV catheters. More...

DIPP forms six groups for preparing new industrial policy

(PTI , 21-Jun-2017 , The New Indian Express)

The commerce and industry ministry has constituted six groups for preparing a framework for the
country's new industrial policy that includes taxation, MSME and innovation, among others. More...

Image trademark for Taj Mumbai: Smart or senseless?

(Sandeep Goyal & Carol Goyal , 21-Jun-2017 , Business Standard)

Indian hotels took the precaution of protecting goodwill of the hotel as a means of good governance

GI tag for 100 agricultural products a distant dream

(Vikram Sharma Tribune News Service , 21-Jun-2017 , The Tribune )

The government’s claim to bring 100 agricultural products of the state under geographical indication
(GI) to avoid misbranding of unique local products has fallen flat as the process is yet to start. More...

Low wages push this art of hand-woven saris to the brink

(Snehlata Shrivastav | TNN , 20-Jun-2017 , The Times Of India)

The Karvat Kathi sari from Vidarbha's Bhandara and Nagpur districts have got a Geographical Indication
(GI) tag and bagged national and international recognition, thanks to the efforts of the Maharashtra
State Handloom Corporation Ltd (MSHC). More...

114-year-old Taj Palace becomes first Indian building to get trademark

(Reeba Zachariah & Vipashana V K , 19-Jun-2017 , The Times of India)

This makes the 114-year-old building the first in the country to get such a registration. More...

Nissan seeks autonomous vehicle patents in India

(Sanjay Vijayakumar , 18-Jun-2017 , The Hindu)

The technology will help a car sense road conditions More...

IIT scientists present India's first 5G patent before global body

(Vishwa Mohan | TNN , 16-Jun-2017 , The Times Of India)

With India gearing up for the commercial roll out of 5G (high speed fifth generation of wireless
networks) by 2020, scientists at IIT Hyderabad and Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology
(CEWiT), an R&D society under IIT Madras, have tabled the country's first 5G patent before an
international body that defines the global cellular radio standards for different generations of wireless
network. More...

Promoting innovation: Moving towards a better intellectual property regime

(VK Unni, Professor, IIM Calcutta , 15-Jun-2017 , Financial Express)

The economic growth of a country is heavily dependent on the culture of innovation and creativity that it
has developed. Systematic implementation of innovative ideas results in the availability of better goods
and services, which, in turn, benefit consumers. More...

Suven secures product patents from US, Australia

(Swati Rathor , 13-Jun-2017 , The Times Of India)

City-based pharma player Suven Life Sciences Ltd (Suven) on Tuesday announced that it has been
granted one product patent each by Australia and the US corresponding to new chemical entities (NCEs)
for the treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. More...

US Supreme Court to rule on legality of patent review system

(Reuters , 13-Jun-2017 , The Financial Express)

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether a federal administrative process
frequently used by technology companies to ward off patent infringement lawsuits violates the
constitutional rights of patent owners. More...

Fate of pending ‘slaughter’ patents hangs in balance

(Sanjay Vijayakumar , 12-Jun-2017 , The Hindu)

New cattle trade rules cast shadow over ‘patentability’ of devices, processes More...

Gufic Bio: Patent wins may keep it healthy

(05-Jun-2017 , Business Line)

Gufic Biosciences has received two patent certificates from the Intellectual Property India. More...

Facebook seeks India payment system patent

(Sanjay Vijayakumar , 04-Jun-2017 , The Hindu)

Facebook has sought an Indian patent for its electronic payment system enabled through messaging.

Amazon files patent application in India for tech related to drone safety
(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 2-Jun-2017 , Business Standard)

This comes as the e-commerce major is working on Amazon Prime Air More...

Will GM mustard be able to survive the challenges ahead after approval?

(HARI PULAKKAT , 01-Jun-2017 , The Economic Times)

Balwinder Singh Kang had been a farmer for over three decades. He cultivates cotton, wheat, vegetables
and mustard at Hanumangarh in Rajasthan, but the mustard crop had been troublesome for him in
recent times. More...

New twist in fight over patent on cancer drug

(Rupali Mukherjee , 01-Jun-2017 , The Times Of India)

The fight for a patent on a steeply-priced wonder drug, Xtandi (enzalutamide) used in prostate cancer
has taken an interesting turn, with a clutch of civil society organisations including Union for Affordable
Cancer treatment, and Health Global Access Project, urging University of California to withdraw its case
and cease efforts to obtain a patent in India. More...

Drug costs: Patent delinkage no panacea

(: Nilanjan Banik and Philip Stevens , 01-Jun-2017 , Financial Express)

Leaving drug development to the public sector will not help improve access to medicines; rather, it could
impede it. More...

MSF fears some provisions in India-EFTA trade talks will erode India’s ability to supply
generic drugs across developing world
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 31-May-2017 , Pharmabiz)

Even as trade talks between India and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries of
Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein resume in Liechtenstein, the international medical
humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has expressed concern over some of the
provisions in the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which will erode India’s ability to produce and supply
generic medicines for people across the developing world. More...

Civil society organizations ask University of California to withdraw efforts to obtain patent on
prostate cancer drug enzalutamide in India
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 29-May-2017 , Pharmabiz)

A group of 56 civil society organizations, the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment and academic
experts have called upon Janet Napolitano, the president of the University of California, and the Board of
Regents to withdraw efforts to obtain a patent on the prostate cancer drug enzalutamide (brand name
Xtandi) in India as the grant of a patent on enzalutamide in India would prevent generic competitors
from supplying the drug at an affordable price, both in India and in other countries where there is no
patent, or where Astellas has abused its patent rights by charging prices that are excessive and create
access barriers for this important drug. More...

Facebook seeks to up-end digital payment market

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 26-May-2017 , Business Standard)

Facebook's entry into digital payments could spark an upheaval in the segment in India More...

Tracing feni's footsteps, cashew candy too seeks GI nod

(Nida Sayed , 24-May-2017 , The Times of India)

With feni being granted Geographical Indication (GI) status a few years ago, the ICAR-Central Coastal
Agricultural Research Institute (CCARI) is in the process of acquiring an identical status for its “cashew
candy” - a dry fruit that they have manufactured from the fruit’s apple. More...

RCEP deliberations: Negotiations for service sector getting tighter, slower, says Nirmala
(ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi , 24-May-2017 , The Indian Express)

There is some kind of a campaign going on that India probably has agreed to something that will restrict
the movement of generic drugs and as a result, India may have to suffer. More...

Tur dal origins found in India, to aid patent bid

(Syed Akbar , 24-May-2017 , The Times Of India)

Tur dal, an essential ingredient in Indian kitchens, is `desi', and its origins are somewhere in Madhya
Pradesh. More...

Cropping Monsanto’s patent rights

( Vivian Fernandes | New Delhi , 24-May-2017 , The Indian Express)

The agriculture ministry is not reconciled to the grip which Monsanto has on the Indian cottonseed
industry owing to the immense preference for its patented, genetically-modified (GM) bollworm-
resistance traits. More...

Nepal tea steals Darjeeling’s flavour

(Sovon Manna , 24-May-2017 , The Times Of India)

"This high quantity of deceptively similar-looking but cheaper variety is passed off as GI-registered
Darjeeling to unsuspecting Indian and overseas consumers. More...

ANALYSIS-Patent plaintiffs see way around U.S. Supreme Court ruling

(Reuters , 24-May-2017 , DNA)

Corporations are cheering a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting where they can be sued for patent
infringement, but some intellectual property lawyers say loopholes in the ruling likely mean lawsuits will
continue to be filed in plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions. More...

Nokia settles patent dispute with Apple, signs new collaboration deal
( Reuters , 23-May-2017 , The Indian Express)

Nokia has settled its patent dispute with Apple and signed a business collaboration deal with the US
giant More...

Chitkara University ranked 4th among top Indian universities for filing 46 patents
(ANI , 18-May-2017 , DNA)

Chitkara University ranking is published on Page 20 of the Indian Patents annual report 2015-16. More...

GM crops: Centre fires salvo against patents, says Monsanto is lying on BT cotton seeds
(FE Bureau | New Delhi , 17-May-2017 , Financial Express)

Even as the government stance on giving a nod to GM mustard remains unclear, it has mounted a fresh
salvo against GM crops, the patents granted to them and the royalties associated with such patents.

Humour: To counter Kapil Mishra, Kejribawal applies for patent over drama
(Vikram Bhalla , 16-May-2017 , The Times Of India)

Delhi CM (Critic Minister) today checkmated Kapil Mishra and all future rebel MLAs by applying for patent
over drama. More...

Two women among four new high court judges

(Abhinav Garg , 16-May-2017 , The Times of India)

The Delhi high court on Monday achieved the rare distinction of having 10 women judges out of a total
working strength of 38. More...

TVS bags patent for hybrid drive system in two-wheelers

(THE HANS INDIA , 16-May-2017 , The Hans India)

The Chennai patent office has finally awarded TVS a patent for a power propulsion system for a hybrid
two-wheeler. More...

Google gets big boost in India, awarded patent for system to spot good and bad phrases
(Sajan C Kumar | New Delhi , 13-May-2017 , Financial Express)

Search engine major Google has been granted an Indian patent for an invention related to an
informational retrieval system that uses phrases to index, search, rank and describe documents in the
document collection. The system is adapted to identify phrases that have sufficiently frequent and
distinguished usage to indicate that they are valid or good […] More...

India’s IPR policy a good first step, needs to address gaps, says US industry
(PTI | Washington , 13-May-2017 , Financial Express)

India’s national intellectual property regime (IPR) policy announced a year ago is a "good first step", but
the country needs to address the gaps in it to attract more foreign direct investment and global talent, a
US industry representative said today. More...

Mysuru startup rolls out 25 patents in just 18 months, more to come

( Vincent D’Souza | Express News Service , 11-May-2017 , The Indian Express)

Twenty-five patents in a span of 18 months and many more in the pipeline. This is not Japan’s Shunpei
Yamazaki or Australia’s Kia Silverbrook who hold nearly 10,000 patents each, but a start-up founded by
a few youngsters from Mysuru. More...

Bt cotton: Centre to soon allow commercial use of 3 locally made varieties

(Sanjeeb Mukherjee | New Delhi , 11-May-2017 , Business Standard)

The three variants are expected to be priced lower than current ones; seeds would be reusable. More...
Apple gets iTunes-like Indian patent for media programme
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 11-May-2017 , The Financial Express)

Apple has been granted an Indian patent for a media management program, akin to its own iTunes,
which will help viewers enjoy graphical interface while browsing through multiple browsers. More...

US decision to keep India in its watchlist on IPRs is unilateral; move not recognised by India:
Nirmala Sitharaman
(Banikinkar Pattanayak , 10-May-2017 , The Indian Express)

Commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman says the US decision to keep India in its priority
watchlist on intellectual property rights (IPRs) is a unilateral move that India doesn't recognise. More...

An analysis of generic medicines in India

(Gudipati Rajendera Kumar , 09-May-2017 , THE HANS INDIA)

Generic medicines in India have received a new impetus with Prime Minister Modi himself advocating the
usage of these medicines. Doctors will now be required to prescribe generic formulations of medicines,
as opposed to specific brands. More...

Govt pushes for patent to revive the dying legacy of Kolhapuri chappals
(Dipti Singh | Mumbai , 10-May-2017 , The Indian Express)

The profit margins for Lokare and Satpute’s workshop have shrunk from 40 per cent and 35 per cent a
month to just 10-15 per cent, the two claim. More...

MIT engineer receives patent for invention

(Special Correspondent , 9-May-2017 , The Hindu)

The Indian Patent Office has granted patent to an invention by Raghunath Manohar of Manipal Institute
of Technology (MIT), a constituent of Manipal University. More...

TVS Motor gets patent for a hybrid two-wheeler with an unusual drive setup
(FE Online , 08-May-2017 , The Financial Express)

After almost a decade of TVS Motor Company filing a request for patent of a hybrid scooter, the
company has received it from the Chennai Patent Office More...

Getting Narendra Modi’s generic medicines policy right

(Tanoubi Ngangom , 8-May-2017 , Livemint)

The poorly managed documentation practices of Indian generics firms featured as the primary criticism
flagged by foreign regulatory authorities. More...

After Banaganapalle Mangoes, state to pitch four more crops for GI tag
(Manish M | TNN , 6-May-2017 , The Times Of India)

With the Banaganapalle mangoes getting GI (Geographical Indication) registration tag recently, the
horticulture department is gearing up to pitch four more horticultural crops for the tag. More...

Hyundai gets India patent for cost-effective molding crash pad

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 6-May-2017 , The Financial Express)

Hyundai had filed the patent application in 2008 at the Delhi patent office. More...

Pharma companies file 15% of patents in India: Report

(Viswanath Pilla Moneycontrol News , 05-May-2017 , MoneyControl)

Around 15 percent of the total 1.3 lakh patents filed in India from 2013 to 2015 was contributed by the
pharmaceutical industry, according to report by Clarivate Analytics More...

India needs to address IPR, tax issues for ease-of-doing- business: US diplomat
(PTI , 5-May-2017 , The Financial Express)

To improve ease-of-doing-business, India must address issues like protection of intellectual property
rights and rationalise taxes and tariffs, a senior US diplomat said here today. More...

Andhra Pradesh’s Banganapalle mango gets Geographical Indication tag

(Yunus Y. Lasania , 5-May-2017 , Livemint)

The Banganapalle mango has got a Geographical Indication (GI) tag, making Andhra Pradesh the
proprietor of the variety know for its sweetness More...

IPAB tottering without head, tech members

(A Subramani , 3-May-2017 , The Times Of India)

It is a first anniversary any self-respecting statutory body would strive to forget. Come May 13, the
Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) will complete one year without a regular chairman. More...

Patent issues challenging, but India’s IPR regime balanced and neutral: Monica Magnusson
(Danish Khan , 02-May-2017 , The Economic Times)

It is becoming increasingly challenging for Ericsson to deal with handset companies over fair, reasonable
and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms and conditions to license its standard-essential patents (SEPs)
around technologies like 2G and 3G among others, said Monica Magnusson, VP of IPR Policy and
Communication at IPR & Licensing at Ericson. More...

Manipal Institute of Technology engineer receives patent for his invention

(Kevin Mendonsa , 02-May-2017 , The Times Of India)

The Indian patent office has granted patent to the invention of Raghunath Manohar of Manipal Institute
of Technology, Manipal University. More...

A robust IPR regime is necessary for growth

(Ashish Bharadwaj , 2-May-2017 , Livemint)

Innovators and entrepreneurs must trust the patent system for intellectual property rights (IPR) if they
are to embark on risky innovation gambles More...

India protests ‘unparliamentary’ remarks by US delegate at WTO

(D Ravi Kanth , 01-May-2017 , Livemint)
An American delegate at the WTO described certain procedural concerns raised by India as being
‘synonymous with their national identity to be obstructionist’ More...

U.S. to probe Japanese, German automakers over alleged patent violations

(Reuters Tokyo , 01-May-2017 , Hindustan Times)

The USITC listed 25 companies in the probe, including BMW, Honda Motor Co Ltd, Toyota Motor Corp,
along with Japanese parts suppliers Aisin Seiki Co Ltd and Denso Corp. More...

US retains India under intellectual property rights priority watch list

(Asit Ranjan Mishra , 29-Apr-2017 , Livemint)

US says despite positive statements and initiatives upon which the Modi administration has embarked,
the pace of reform has not matched high-level calls to foster innovation More...

Govt's aim is to make IPR policy more efficient: Nirmala Sitharaman

(BS B2B Bureau | New Delhi , 28-Apr-2017 , Business Standard)

India's IPR policy is TRIPS compliant and forward looking, says the Minister of Commerce & Industry

Wait time for patent examination to be cut to 18 months by March 2018

(Subhayan Chakraborty | New Delhi , 28-Apr-2017 , Business Standard)

Current wait time for patents is at 48 months More...

Commerce and Industry Minister says mindset of the government is to make IPR(Intellectual
Property Rights) policy more efficient
(MJPS , 27-Apr-2017 , Business Standard)

Commerce and Industry Minister says mindset of the government is to make IPR(Intellectual Property
Rights) policy more efficient More...

Not many people in India know why they should protect innovative ideas’
(TNN , 27-Apr-2017 , The Times Of India)

People in India are not aware about the benefits of protecting their innovative ideas, which is the reason
for the low rate of filing patents in the country, said R Muthukumar, CEO of DexPatent Trichy, during an
interaction with students at National Institute of Technology (NIT-T) held as part of World Intellectual
Property (IP) day on Wednesday. More...

Facebook gets patent for tech to provide user-profile data to third party
(Sajan C Kumar , 27-Apr-2017 , The Financial Express)

India's patent office has granted a patent to Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook for an invention relating to a
method for providing a third party the access to user-profile data maintained by the social network
website More...

Science fairs can wait; get your finding patented first

(TOI , 26-Apr-2017 , The Times Of India)
On World Intellectual Property Day, colleges should sensitise students on protecting ideas & innovations

Seed firm appeals against HC order upholding Monsanto patent

(PTI , 26-Apr-2017 , DNA)

Hyderabad-based Nuziveedu seeds today moved the Delhi High Court against its single judge order
rejecting its claim that US-based agro major Monsanto was incorrectly granted patent for BT cotton
seeds. More...

Science fairs can wait; get your finding patented first

(TNN , 26-Apr-2017 , The Times Of India)

One of the biggest problems intellectual and creative circles in Tamil Nadu suffer from is a lack of basic
awareness about intellectual property rights. More...

Innovate in India, IPR is the key

(ET Bureau , 26-Apr-2017 , The Economic Times)

All are Indo-American innovations that are making a difference in people's lives. More...

Varanasi based NGO gets National Intellectual Property Award

(Binay Singh , 25-Apr-2017 , The Times Of India)

A city based NGO Human Welfare Association (HWA) has been selected as a winner of National
Intellectual Property (IP) Award for the year 2017 in the category of "top individual/organisation for best
facilitation of registration of GI and promotion of registered GI in India. More...

Can India innovate? Fact is that even successful Indian startups are often modelled on
Western businesses
(RK Mishra , 25-Apr-2017 , The Times Of India)

India is the top region for innovation in Asia, as per a recent report. This might seem like excellent
news, till we ask how much of this innovation is truly Indian? According to the Patent Office, over 70%
of the patents filed in the country are by MNCs. Indian companies and academia share the remaining
30%. Currently, we rank 66th on the Global Innovation Index list. That places us 41 places behind
China. More...

Intellectual Property: Government extends IP protection scheme for startups till 2020
(ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi , 25-Apr-2017 , The Indian Express)

Startups covered under SIPP will not be required to obtain certificate of an eligible business from the
Inter-Ministerial Board of Certification More...

GI tag for Ratnagiri & Devgad alphonso to keep fakes at bay

(Aishwarya Upadhye , 21-Apr-2017 , The Times Of India)

No longer will fruit vendors trick people into buying any mango by passing it off as Ratnagiri or Devgad
alphonso. More...

H1B visa talks: In first round, India, US fail to find solution, issue set to linger
(Banikinkar Pattanayak | New Delhi , 21-Apr-2017 , The Financial Express)

While assistant USTR Mark Linscott headed the US team for the talks, the Indian side was led by
additional secretary in the commerce ministry Anup Wadhawan. More...

After India, I-MAK files legal challenge against Gilead’s hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir in China
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 21-Apr-2017 , Pharmabiz)

Close on the heels of filing four patent challenges in India, two on daclatasvir, one on velpatasvir and
another on sofosbuvir, the international NGO-- Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK), in
association with other NGOs, has filed a legal challenge against Gilead’s remaining patent for the
hepatitis C medicine sofosbuvir in China. More...

India sees high patent growth: Report

(PTI , 19-Apr-2017 , The Economic Times)

India recorded the highest growth of 26 per cent in terms of published patents during 2013-15 in Asia, a
report said. More...

India logs highest growth among Asian peers in published patents for 2013-15: Report
(Viswanath Pilla , 19-Apr-2017 , MoneyControl)

According to a report Clarivate Analytics, polymers and plastics, computing, pharmaceuticals and
telecommunications were the top 4 sectors that contribute about two-thirds of total patents filed in
India. More...

Indian handmade carpets may get government trademark

(Kirtika Suneja , 18-Apr-2017 , The Economic Times)

The government is developing standards and a trademark to reinforce India’s position as the top source
of handmade carpets and ensure that products comply with quality benchmarks. More...

Patent awaited for self-defense device

(Special Correspondent , 17-Apr-2017 , The Hindu)

Patent for a cost-effective self-defence device for women featuring embedded hardware and software
application, developed by an alumnus of Velalar College of Engineering and Technology, Erode, is going
through accelerated clearance process, having qualified under the Startup India Action Plan of the Union
Ministry of Commerce and Industry launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year. More...

Genomic boost to protect Assam's muga silkworm

(IANS | Kolkata , 17-Apr-2017 , Business Standard)

A "snapshot" of the muga silkworm genome decoded by Indian scientists offers vital clues for imparting
disease-resistance to help conserve the economically important insect which spins the distinctive golden
yellow fabric synonymous with Assam. More...

Modi says govt will bring law to push doctors to prescribe generic medicines
(Saubhadra Chatterji , 17-Apr-2017 , Hindustan Times)

Making medicines cheaper is a politically sensitive issue in India. More...

Trademarks by foreign firms doubled in 2015-16: Report
(PTI , 14-Apr-2017 , The Economic Times)

Trademark applications in the country filed by foreign companies have doubled to 15,670 in 2015-16,
reflecting renewed interest in Indian market. More...

NIT-T to set up task force on patent filing

(C. Jaisankar , 13-Apr-2017 , The Hindu)

Stating that it was a team effort that eventually put National Institute of Technology-T (NIT-T) on top of
National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2017 among 31 NITs and 11th among all engineering
institutions in the country, Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NIT-T, said that it would shift the focus on
patent filing and generating revenue from patents. More...

New site to guide young inventors applying for patents

(Ankita Bhatkhande , 10-Apr-2017 , DNA)

Website is set to be launched on April 26, which is celebrated as the World Intellectual Property Day

TVS, Tata Motors, Bosch, M&M top ‘innovators list’ in Motown

(Nandini Sen Gupta , 08-Apr-2017 , The Times of India)

TVS Motor, Tata Motor, Bosch and Mahindra & Mahindra top the list of R&D-led innovators in the
automobile industry in India though the sector as a whole comes in at 7th position in terms of patents
published, lower than food and fermentation. More...

India not leveraging R&D benefits

(Apurva Venkat | Bengaluru , 8-Apr-2017 , Business Standard)

Advantages are not being leveraged fully mainly because of lack of funds, say experts. More...

MP Dhananjay Mahadik seeks patent for Kolhapuri chappal

(TNN , 08-Apr-2017 , The Times Of India)

The Kolhapuri chappal makers are awaiting approval for patenting of the product since the last five
years. More...

Undergraduate student at Jipmer files patent

(Special Correspondent , 05-Apr-2017 , The Hindu)

A third year MBBS student at Jipmer has filed his first patent for an innovation targeted towards helping
stroke and comatose patients. More...

The case by Star India and Vijay TV challenging the jurisdiction of the Telecom Regulatory
Authority of India in the matter of tariff orders took a surprising turn when the two judges --
Justice S Nagamuthu and Justice Anita Sumanth recused themselves from the case and
referred it to the chief justice for being referred to another bench.
( Team , 4-Apr-2017 , Indian Television)

The case by Star India and Vijay TV challenging the jurisdiction of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of
India in the matter of tariff orders took a surprising turn when the two judges -- Justice S Nagamuthu
and Justice Anita Sumanth recused themselves from the case and referred it to the chief justice for
being referred to another bench.dramatic-turn-as-judges-withdraw-170404 More...

Google announces ‘Pax’ for cross-licensing of Android patents

(Tech Desk | New Delhi , 4-Apr-2017 , The Indian Express)

Google has announced Pax, a new licensing agreement group for patents across Android devices More...

Malaysian PM Najib Razak pushes for conclusion of trade deal

(Elizabeth Roche , 4-Apr-2017 , Livemint)

India and Malaysia sign business pacts worth about $36 billion during Najib Razak’s visit More...

Nellore's Udayagiri wooden cutlery gets Geographical Identification tag


Geographical indication indicates products which come from a specific region. More...

Indian co faces HC ire for infringing Bridgestone trademark

(PTI , 03-Apr-2017 , India Today)

Two top officials of an Indian tyre company had to spend a night in jail and directed by the Delhi High
Court to shell out Rs 35 lakh for infringing the trademark of Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone. More...

India’s bilateral relationship with major powers


Recently, all founding nations of TPP met barring USA with presence of China. More...

India in a bind as Russia, China plan investment facilitation talks

(D. Ravi Kanth , 3-Apr-2017 , Livemint)

New Delhi piqued as negotiations will be almost on lines of its proposal on trade facilitation for services

Udayagiri wooden cutlery to get GI Tag


After Venkatagiri sari achieved GI tag in 2009, now it is the turn of exquisite and excellent craft in the
district, Udayagiri Wooden Cutlery to get the GI (Geographical Indication) tag. More...

MSF files patent challenge on hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir with European Patent Office
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 31-Mar-2017 , Pharmabiz)

Even as four cases challenging patent on hepatitis C drugs sofosbuvir, velpatasvir and daclatasvir are
pending in Indian Patent Office, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans
Frontières (MSF) has filed a patent challenge on sofosbuvir with the European Patent Office (EPO) in an
effort to increase access to affordable hepatitis C treatment. More...
Monsanto loses trademark infringement suit against Nuziveedu Seeds
(India Infoline News Service | Mumbai , 29-Mar-2017 , India Infoline News Service)

Monsanto Technology LLC’s trademark infringement suit against Nuziveedu Seed Limited has been
dismissed by the Delhi High Court on Tuesday. More...

Suven Life gets product patent for neuro-degenerative molecule

(PTI , 28-Mar-2017 , Business Line)

Suven Life Sciences has received one product patent from New Zealand for its molecule to be used in
the treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases. More...

Copyright watchers back Illaiyaraaja; industry says it complies with rule

(Bindu D Menon , 24-Mar-2017 , Business Line)

Is music maestro and composer IIaiyaraaja right in sending a legal notice to singers SP
Balasubrahmanyam (SPB), Chitra and Charan over performing of his compositions? More...

The compulsive patent hoarding disorder

( Feroz Ali, Shweta Mohandas , 24-Mar-2017 , The Hindu)

The current model of commercialisation does not work for publicly funded research More...

Honda Motor makes India an export hub. Read how

(24-Mar-2017 , The Economic Times)

To that end, HMC has started registering in the country intellectual property rights (IPR) of its
technology for two-wheelers, a move that would help retain India as the lead market for the parent
company over the next decade. More...

Centre considering stringent Intellectual Property Rights regime: I&B secretary

(PTI | Mumbai , 21-Mar-2017 , The Indian Express)

He said the ministry was in talks with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on the
implementation of a new national IPR policy. More...

TVS Motor's bikes to get new antilock brake system with grant of patent
(Gireesh Babu , 21-Mar-2017 , Business Standard)

TVS Motor has bagged a patent for its antilock brake system (ABS) for motorcycles. The new system
helps to overcome the problems, defects and drawbacks encountered in the previous models. The
company is currently using the ABS technology in its high-end motorcycle TVS Apache, in collaboration
with German component manufacturer Continental Corporation. More...

Ilaiyaraaja's rights tune splits IPR experts

(Ranjani Ayyar , 21-Mar-2017 , The Times of India)

When he ruled the Tamil film music world, all of Ilaiyaraaja's time and energy went into conjuring up
tunes and background music. More...
Government aims to make India a global Biotech Hub by 2020
(Business Wire India , 20-Mar-2017 , Business Line)

The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) celebrated its 5th Foundation Day on
Monday in New Delhi. More...

Lilly loses a heated patent row with the Canadian government


An international tribunal sided against Eli Lilly in a closely watched claim that the drug maker brought
against the Canadian government over its right to set patent laws. More...

Lilly loses a heated patent row with the Canadian government

(ED Silverman , 17-Mar-2017 , Statnews)

An international tribunal sided against Eli Lilly in a closely watched claim that the drug maker brought
against the Canadian government over its right to set patent laws. More...

Indra Nooyi-led PepsiCo gets Indian patent for wonder beverage preservative system
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 17-Mar-2017 , The Financial Express)

Many food and beverage products include chemical preservatives to extend the shelf life of the product
by inhibiting the growth of spoilage microorganisms such as mold, yeast and bacteria. More...

Ip Environment In India - An Insight Of Opportunities And Threats

(Monika Shailesh , 16-Mar-2017 , mondaq)

India is believed to have an incredible potential to become one of the world's leading markets and hub
for the innovation, research and development. Intellectual property industry is assessed to have a huge
growth potential in the current Indian and Global context. Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) unarguably
are emerging as a strategic business tool for any business organization to enhance its competitiveness.

Amazon has an idea for delivery drones with robotic wings and legs to help them land
(Arjun Kharpal , 16-Mar-2017 , CNBC)

Amazon has been awarded two patents in which it outlines propellers with robotic adjustable wingtips
and legs that act as landing gears to help drones touch down on uneven surfaces. More...

U.S. trade nominee for ‘aggressive’ steps on IP

(Varghese K George , 16-Mar-2017 , The Hindu)

IPRs have been a bone of contention between U.S., India More...

Adidas trademark war means three stripes and you’re out

(Kim Bhasin , 16-Mar-2017 , Livemint)

Almost everything Adidas makes has the three stripes, and the company wages a constant war to snuff
out anyone who dares use something similar More...
India wants intl legal regime to protect traditional knowledge
(PTI , 15-Mar-2017 , DNA)

India wants an effective legal international regime to stop misappropriation and reckless patenting of
traditional knowledge like healing properties of neem and turmeric. More...

US court favours Aurobindo in patent case on cough & cold drug

(Dasarath Reddy | Hyderabad , 15-Mar-2017 , Business Standard)

The court has scheduled a five-day bench trial beginning April 17 to deliver a final judgment More...

Delhi HC bars Cipla from selling Novartis’ respiratory drug

(Priyanka Mittal / Isha Trivedi , 10-Mar-2017 , Livemint)

Delhi high court bars Cipla from selling copies of Novartis respiratory drug Onbrez in India, upholding
the patents held by the swiss drug maker More...

Inside Views: Patent Data – The Modern Investor’s Crystal Ball

( Sirena Rubinoff , 10-Mar-2017 , Intellectual Property Watch)

What if there was a crystal ball that could tell you where and when to invest your money? It sounds like
science fiction, but engineers at MIT have actually developed a formula that can predict future events in
tech development. The formula is based on a combination of big data from patent applications and
smart analytics which, when put together, can estimate how fast a technology is advancing. More...

No GI tag for Hyderabadi biriyani, applicant fails to provide supports

(PTI , 09-Mar-2017 , DNA)

The 'Hyderabadi Biryani' has failed to secure the Geographical Indications tag as the applicant for it
could not prove the historical origin and data relating to the delectable dish with supporting documents,
according to the GI registry in Chennai. More...

Balanced prescription
(09-Mar-2017 , Business Line)

The Delhi HC ruling on Nexavar upholds the compulsory licensing principle More...

Firms allowed to export patented drugs

(Akanksha Jain , 9-Mar-2017 , The Hindu)

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday allowed two Indian pharmaceutical companies — Natco and Alembic
— to export generic versions of German drug major Bayer’s patented invention Sorafenib, used in
treatment of kidney cancer, and Rivaroxaban, which is a blood thinner, for research and development
purposes. More...

India Inc can now register trademark as ‘well-known’

(Lubna Kably , 8-Mar-2017 , The Times Of India)

In a significant development, the Trade Mark Rules 2017 — which were notified on March 6 — permit
companies to apply for their trademark to be recognised as a 'well-known' one. More...
Cadila's US subsidiary settles case with US company
(Rupali Mukherjee , 07-Mar-2017 , The Times Of India)

Cadila Healthcare and its US subsidiary Zydus Pharmaceuticals announced that they have finalized an
agreement with Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, to settle all outstanding patent litigation related to
Trokendi XR (topiramate) extended-release capsules. More...

India, China team up against West’s pressure on drug patent norms

(AMITI SEN , 06-Mar-2017 , Business Line)

Brazil, S Africa also on board; seek WTO parleys on UN report suggesting stricter IPR regime More...

HC seeks reason for denial of prostrate cancer drug patent

(PTI Feeds , 05-Mar-2017 ,

The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to explain on what basis the Indian patent office has rejected
the application by the Regents of University of California seeking a pat More...

Samsung trademarks ‘Infinity Display’ for the Galaxy S8: Report

( Tech Desk , 05-Mar-2017 , The Indian Express)

Samsung has already announced an event on March 29 in New York where it makes the Galaxy S8 and
Galaxy S8+ official. More...

Intellectual property rights: Patent grants jump by nearly half

(Surbhi Prasad , 3-Mar-2017 , The Financial Express)

The easing of the procedures for appraisal/grant of intellectual property rights (IPRs), announced in May
2016, has resulted in far quicker disposal of applications and reduced the backlog substantially. More...

Bitcoin ‘creator’ races to patent technology with fugitive gambling tycoon

(Byron Kaye, Jeremy Wagstaff , 02-Mar-2017 , Livemint)

Craig Wright, who claims to be bitcoin’s creator, is working with a fugitive online gambling entrepreneur
to file scores of patents relating to Bitcoin and blockchain More...

The weak ‘I’ in India; country underperforms on innovation, investment and competition
(The Financial Express , 2-Mar-2017 , The Financial Express)

Last month, the US Chamber released the fifth edition of the International Intellectual Property (IP)
Index, which benchmarks IP standards in 45 economies around the world. More...

US investors still concerned over compulsory licensing in India

(NAYANIMA BASU , 01-Mar-2017 , Business Line)

Section 3(d) of the Indian Patents Act prevents ever-greening of patents unless it differs significantly in
properties with regard to efficacy More...

U.S. appeals court tosses patent verdict against Apple

(Reuters , 01-Mar-2017 , The Times Of India)

A federal appeals court has thrown out a jury verdict that had originally required Apple Inc to pay $533
million to Smartflash LLC, a technology developer and licenser that claimed Apple's iTunes software
infringed its data storage patents. More...

Copyright case against Rangoon

(23-Feb-2017 , The Times Of India)

Its director Vishal Bhardwaj is defending allegations that the film's swashbuckling 1940s movie star
character is copyright violation of 'Fearless Nadia' a stunt actor of the 1930s and '40s. More...

Patent office hopes to halve backlog by March 2018

(Shishir Arya | TNN , 23-Feb-2017 , The Times Of India)

With the appointment of 460 examiners, the office of Controller General of Patents is aiming to reduce
the backlog by over half till March 2018. More...

From Trump, the nationalist, a trail of global trademarks

(Danny Hakim & Sui-Lee Wee , 22-Feb-2017 , Business Standard)

Trump has cast himself as the anti-globalist president but as a businessman, it's a different story More...

US law makers non-committal on rethink of H-1B visa norms

(AMITI SEN , 22-Feb-2017 , Business Line)

Ask India to make patent laws stricter. More...

Bajaj Electricals renews trademark license agreement with Morphy Richards for next five year
(Tejal Yerunkar , 21-Feb-2017 , Zee Business)

Bajaj Electricals announced on Tuesday of extending its trademark license agreement for the next five
years with the UK-based electrical appliances company Morphy Richards starting from April 25 this year.

Healthcare, patient groups oppose hep-C drug patents

(Rupali Mukherjee | TNN , 21-Feb-2017 , The Times Of India)

Healthcare aid and patient groups have come together in patent courts to fight against "abusive
strategies" of Big Pharma to ensure access to affordable treatment in hepatitis C. More...

India discusses H1B visa, IPR issues with US lawmakers

(PTI, New Delhi , 21-Feb-2017 , Hindustan Times)

India on Monday discussed several issues, including the proposed restrictions on H1B visa programme
and intellectual property rights (IPRs), with visiting US lawmakers. More...

HomeIndustry Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook gets patent in India for creating relationship-
based content Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook gets patent in India for creating relationship-
based content
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai | , 21-Feb-2017 , The Financial Express)
The social networking major will provide database for storing relationship info More...

Indian Government To Discuss H-1B Visa Issues With US Lawmakers Today

(Press Trust of India , 21-Feb-2017 , NDTV)

The meeting comes at a time when the new Trump administration in the US is proposing an overhaul of
the popular H-1B visa regime, raising concerns among Indian IT firms. More...

Domestic pharmaceutical firms seek removal of India from USTR list of weak IPR regimes
(Dibyajyoti Bhattacharjee , 17-Feb-2017 , The Financial Express)

The Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA), which comprises top-notch domestic drug companies, has
dispatched a letter to the United States Trade Representative (USTR), making a strong case for removal
of India from its Priority Watch List (PWL) on intellectual property rights (IPR) in its 2017 edition. More...

Dr Reddy’s gets unfavourable patent ruling

(ENS Economic Bureau | Hyderabad , 17-Feb-2017 , The Indian Express)

The injection is used to help prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. More...

Patents expiry to boost agrochemical firms' sales, profit

(Ashish Kulshrestha , 16-Feb-2017 , The Economic Times)

Indian agro-chemical firms are preparing to launch dozens of new products over the next few years that
could significantly boost their sales and profits as molecules worth over $4.1 billion (over Rs 26,000
crore) are going off patent by 2020. Of this, nearly $1.6 billion (over Rs 10,000 crore) worth molecules
are going off patent by end of current year itself. More...

India defends IP rights despite threats from US pharma lobby groups

(Divya Rajagopal , 16-Feb-2017 , The Economic Times)

A week after the US Chamber of Commerce released its Global Intellectual Property Report that named
India among worst countries in terms of IP rights, the commerce ministry has stood its ground by asking
those discontented with the country’s IP regime to take up the issue at multilateral trade channels.

Apple patent reveals fingerprint scanner built inside iPhone display

(Tech Desk , 16-Feb-2017 , The Indian Express)

The next iPhone could have no home button and a screen that scans the fingerprints, a newly published
patent has revealed. More...

Dr Reddy’s hits fresh 52-week low after patent infringement confirmation

( , 16-Feb-2017 , The Economic Times)

Shares of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories hit fresh 52-week low of Rs 2,803.50 in early trade on Thursday after
the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey issued its opinion regarding Helsinn
Healthcare’s patent infringement claims against Dr Reddy’s Laboratories proposed palonosetron product.
Time to Break in India
(Shamnad Basheer , 16-Feb-2017 , The Hindu)

There is no point in hitching our bandwagon to what will soon be an obsolete patent game. We must
think through alternative innovation incentives such as prizes and open source formats More...

India defends IP rights despite threats from US pharma lobby groups

(PTI , 15-Feb-2017 , The Economic Times)

India's Intellectual Property Rights regime has consistently fallen short of international best practices
and the recent steps taken by the country under the IPR policy remain "merely aspirational", the US
Chambers of Commerce has said. More...

Major setback for Aurobindo, Mylan wins patent case

(TNN , 15-Feb-2017 , The Times Of India)

In a major setback for homegrown pharma player Aurobindo Pharma, US-based pharma bahemoth
Mylan has won a court ruling in a patent case in a US district court as a result of which Aurobindo will
have to stop selling Isosulfan Blue in the US market. More...

Healthcare and patient groups oppose patents on crucial hepatitis C drugs

(Rupali Mukherjee , 15-Feb-2017 , The Times Of India)

Healthcare aid and patient groups have come together in patent courts to fight against ``abusive
strategies'' of Big Pharma, to ensure access to affordable treatment in hepatitis C. More...

Indian & MNC pharma cos scout for qualified pharmacy graduates & post graduates to work in
regulatory depts
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru, , 15-Feb-2017 , Pharmabiz)

Regulatory departments of domestic and multinational companies in the country along with and drug
control departments and start-up enterprises are scouting for qualified pharmacy graduates and post
graduates, said Dr. Shenaz Khaleeli, founder and technical director, PharmaLeaf India. More...

US pharma sector demands keeping India in patent violator list

(Lalit K Jha , 14-Feb-2017 , Livemint)

American pharma sector asks US Trade Representative to continue to keep India on its priority watch list
claiming that the environment on the ground remains ‘challenging’ More...

Hepatitis C Patent Challenges In India, Argentina To Allow Generic Production


Resistance to high prices for hepatitis C drugs is ongoing as five new challenges against patents have
been filed in India and Argentina, according to sources. More...

Maintaining a tricky balance on IPR

(Livemint , 14-Feb-2017 , Livemint)

India must strengthen its intellectual property rights infrastructure without giving in to US pressure to
do away with the flexibility granted by WTO regulations. More...
Agriculture department to adapt Union Budget proposals
(Salim Joseph , 14-Feb-2017 , The Times Of India)

The state agriculture department is gearing up to take the Union Budget proposals 'in the right
perspective and dovetail the schemes to give maximum benefits to farmers in the state'. More...

‘Violation of copyright’: Bombay High Court restrains release of translated edition of

Bhagavad Gita
(Radhika Ramaswamy | Mumbai , 14-Feb-2017 , The Financial Express)

The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust told the court that they hold the copyright of Srimad Bhagvatam. More...

Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance demands exclusion of India from USTR Priority Watch List
(Laxmi Yadav, Mumbai , 14-Feb-2017 , Pharmabiz)

In a move aimed at removal of India from the USTR Priority Watch List, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance
(IPA) has filed its submission to the USTR for 2017 Special 301 Review citing in support several actions
taken by the government for improving the IPR environment and enforcement.. More...

PM Narendra Modi’s Make-in-India is facing the IPR drag

(Santosh Tiwari , 13-Feb-2017 , The Financial Express)

India’s poor 43/45 rank in global IP index of the US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property
Center is worrisome, and India must attune its handling of the Intellectual Property issues to the global
standards. More...

Generic drugs

The Central government is targeting launch of 3,000 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras
(PMBJKs) to sell generic drugs across the country March 2017. More...

Domestic drug makers ask US to remove India from IP watch list

(Aneesh Phadnis | Mumbai , 10-Feb-2017 , Business Standard)

Pharma body moves USTR, says no cases of compulsory licensing or patent revocation in last two years

Indian pharma asks US to exclude India from list of IPR offenders

( PB Jayakumar , 10-Feb-2017 , Business Today)

The Indian pharmaceutical industry has urged the Office of the United States Trade Representative
(USTR), to remove India from its Priority Watch List (PWL) of countries having lax patent laws, which
harm interests of the US drug companies. More...

HC dismisses Sun Pharma's plea against Mylan on Oxaliplatin trademark case

(Sayan Ghosal & Veena Mani | New Delhi , 10-Feb-2017 , Business Standard)

Delhi High Court allows companies to approach bench after IPAB order More...
TPP is dead, but its legacy lives on
(Arjun Jayadev , 10-Feb-2017 , The Hindu)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership was dead long before Donald Trump signed his executive order. But its
damaging aspects, like stringent IP provisions, have just migrated to other agreements More...

Education: India’s innovation agenda is a work-in-progress

(Avirup Bose | New Delhi , 10-Feb-2017 , The Financial Express)

Most of India’s science and technology universities do not have a former IPR policy to sync R&D efforts.
Lack of IPR awareness, formal technology transfer, and licensing policies ensures that results of new
R&D efforts are quickly disseminated; this results in loss of patentability and commercial use. More...

India has the potential to become a leader among innovative economies

(Mark Elliot , 10-Feb-2017 , The Economic Times)

The next life-saving medical treatment, the next groundbreaking technology, the next fashion icon, the
next hit book, song and movie: all could be made in India. More...

Intellectual Property index: India remains near bottom

(SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT , 09-Feb-2017 , The Hindu)

India remains near the bottom in an international Intellectual Property (IP) index by being ranked 43rd
out of 45 countries, according to a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual
Property Center (GIPC). More...

MNC pharma lobby pushes for single drug authority here

(C R Sukumar , 9-Feb-2017 , The Economic Times)

Alobby group of multinational pharmaceutical companies (MNCs) is pushing for replacing statebased
multiple drug authorities with a single body for more effective protection of intellectual property (IP) and
patents. More...

Commercial disputes: How India’s bid to make farmers self-sufficient is being harmed by
policy aberrations
(Ram Kaundiya , 9-Feb-2017 , The Financial Express)

Without any doubt India needs to apply modern science and technology in agriculture if it has to move
farmers from a position of distress to a point of prosperity and become self-sufficient in the times to
come, and in fighting climate change. More...

India ranks 43rd out of 45 nations in IP environment:

(PTI , 08-Feb-2017 , The Economic Times)

India continues to languish near the bottom in an international intellectual property index, ranking 43rd
out of 45 global economies, according to a report by the US Chamber of Commerce's Global Intellectual
Property Center (GIPC). More...

India continues to fall behind others on patent protection, says US Chamber of Commerce
(Kirtika Suneja , 08-Feb-2017 , The Economic Times)
India continues to lag behind other emerging economies when it comes to protection of intellectual
property and ranks near the bottom of the pack for fifth year in a row, as per the International IP Index
prepared by the US Chamber of Commerce. More...

India says ‘cheers’ to new varieties of grapes

( Banikinkar Pattanayak | New Delhi , 7-Feb-2017 , The Indian Express)

Established foreign companies are learnt to be looking for upfront payment, as they fear their rights
over patented grape varieties may not be well protected in India. More...

Patent reveals Intel working on a curved 2-in-1 laptop

(Tech Desk , 06-Feb-2017 , The Indian Express)

A new patent has revealed, which shows Intel might be working on the hybrid notebook with an
innovative design. More...

A health boost for Indian pharma sector

(A G Rajmohan , 06-Feb-2017 , THE HANS INDIA )

It has been a long established fact that pharmaceutical sector plays an important role in ensuring a
robust health sector in any country. More...

US companies seek "fair play" in India

(PTI , 02-Feb-2017 , The Economic Times)

Asserting that US businesses continue to face an "evolving array" of tariff and non-tariff barriers in
India, a group of 20 eminent American business organisations and industry groups in a letter to
Congressional leadership have sought a "fair play" for them in the huge Indian market. More...

Mihidana, sitabhog win sweet glory with geographical indication tag

(Ajanta Chakraborty , 1-Feb-2017 , The Times Of India)

As Burdwan's sitabhog and mihidana made it to the finishing line of the coveted GI (geographical
indication) tag, an enthused Bengal government sought similar honours for dokra of Bengal, Bengal
patachitra, Purulia Chhau and Kushumandi wooden masks and madurkathi. More...

Samsung files trademark for ‘Gear Fit Pro’; hints at a new wearable device
(Tech Desk , 1-Feb-2017 , The Indian Express)

Samsung may be looking to add a new wearable device, dubbed the 'Gear Fit Pro'. More...

Indian pharma industry fears tougher US stance on IP

(Aneesh Phadnis & Reuters | Mumbai , 1-Feb-2017 , Business Standard)

Prices of patented drugs are lower in Canada, United Kingdom and Australia in comparison to the US

Surveying ideas for India Surveying ideas for India

( Arvind Subramanian , 1-Feb-2017 , The Indian Express)
Economic reforms are not, or not just, about overcoming vested interests; they are increasingly about
shared narratives on problems and solutions. Economic Survey builds on this idea. More...

IIT-Kharagpur and State Bank of India develop a customised portal for intellectual property
(Somdatta Basu | TNN , 31-Jan-2017 , The Times Of India)

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and State Bank of India are collaborating to develop a
customized portal for launching 'Intellectual Property Development as a service' (IPDaas) for Intellectual
Property Rights generation. Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, Deputy Managing Director and CIO of SBI
launched this project today at IIT-Kharagpur. More...

Natco partner clears one patent hurdle for US generic launch

(BS Reporter | Hyderabad , 31-Jan-2017 , Business Standard)

This is for the generic version of a popular drug for multiple sclerosis, Copaxone 40 mg More...

Suven Life gets patent for anti-neuro degenerative drug

(PTI , 30-Jan-2017 , The Economic Times)

Drug firm Suven Life Sciences has been granted a patent by the US for a drug to cure neuro-
degenerative diseases. More...

HC allows Indian firm to export drug in which Bayer has patent

(PTI , 29-Jan-2017 , The Economic Times)

In a setback to German pharma major 'Bayer', Delhi High Court has suspended its order restraining an
Indian drug company from manufacturing and selling overseas an erectile dysfunction medicine, the
patent for which was held by the foreign company More...

Hilleman Labs gets global patents on simplifed oral cholera vaccine

(PT JYOTHI DATTA , 27-Jan-2017 , Business Line)

It is an entirely new design, says Davinder Gill, Chief Executive of Hilleman Laboratories, explaining the
innovation behind their oral cholera vaccine that has received global patents in different countries.

Innovate In India: A strong intellectual property framework is critical to making India the
world’s pharmacy
(Rajiv Kumar , 27-Jan-2017 , The Times Of India)

A robust intellectual property (IP) rights framework encourages investment in innovation and promotes
the development of new product and processes. More...

Experts call for strengthening of intellectual rights protection

(JULIUS BIZIMUNGU , 27-Jan-2017 , The New Times)

Members of the judiciary from the East African Community partner states have called for more efforts to
strengthen Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection in the region. More...

Apple expands fight over patent licensing, sues Qualcomm

(IANS , 26-Jan-2017 , The Economic Times)
Taking its legal fight against the US chip-maker Qualcomm global, Apple has filed two complaints in
Chinese courts alleging that Qualcomm's patent-licensing practices amount to extortion. More...

Assam’s rice wine qualifies for GI registration

(IANS , 25-Jan-2017 , Eastern Mirror)

The “Judima” traditional rice wine, a popular alcoholic beverage of Assam’s Dimasa tribe — and an
integral part of the community’s social and cultural life — is a fit candidate for geographical indication
(GI) registration, a don at New Delhi’s Indian Law Institute says. More...

Suven Life gets patent for neuro-degenerative drug

(PTI , 23-Jan-2017 , The Economic Times)

Drug firm Suven Life Sciences has been granted a patent by Australia for a drug used in the treatment
of neuro-degenerative diseases. More...

Hero XF3R patent images leaked; India launch soon

(Anoop Menon , 23-Jan-2017 ,

The Hero XF3R concept was first seen at the 2016 Auto Expo as a design concept. More...

FDA roadblock to city start-up’s innovation

(Rohit P.S. , 23-Jan-2017 , The Hindu)

The quick-testing device for antibiotic resistance can be launched only after approval from the US
agency More...

Intellectual property: GST expected to deal with dual taxation in time, but clarity needed in
(Rajeev Dimri , 21-Jan-2017 , The Financial Express)

GST is expected to deal with the dual taxation issue over time, but there has to be clarity in the interim

Merck Settles With Bristol-Meyers, Ono Over Cancer-Drug Patent

(Anne Steele , 20-Jan-2017 , The Wall Street Journal)

Merck & Co. will pay $625 million plus royalties on Keytruda sales to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Ono
Pharmaceutical Co. to settle a suit alleging the cancer drug violates their patent for a method of
harnessing the body’s immune system to fight cancer. Bristol and Ono filed suit in federal court in
Delaware in 2014, the same day that Merck received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to
market Keytruda as a treatment for the deadly skin cancer melanoma. More...

Play the new copyright act

(Rajeev Shukla , 20-Jan-2017 , The Indian Express)

Singers, composers are denied their due as music companies profiteer More...

Two-wheeler riders mobile phone problem: TVS Motor gets patent for solution
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 20-Jan-2017 , The Financial Express)
The Chennai-based auto major TVS Motor on Thursday got patent for its invention related to a cellphone
ring detecting device which will come handy for riders of two-wheelers while on the move. More...

Govt should reduce over dependence on Chinese imports of pharma raw materials
(Rahul Patni , 19-Jan-2017 , The Economic Times)

The expectations of the country from Budget 2017 has gained significance and momentum in light of the
disruption caused in the Indian economy by the demonetisation scheme, albeit for a short term. More...

Paul McCartney files lawsuit against Sony/ATV over copyright

( Associated Press , 19-Jan-2017 , The New Indian Express)

Paul McCartney says he wants his music to get back to where it once belonge. More...

The Paytm-Paypal dispute

(Roger Mendonca , 18-Jan-2017 , Business Today)

One of the most significant changes the Modi Government's demonetization scheme has brought about
in India, is an economy struggling to veer towards cashless transactions. More...

From 5 to 22 Geographical Indication tags, Uttar Pradesh comes a long way

(Binay Singh , 18-Jan-2017 , The Times Of India)

UP's journey of getting Geographical Indication (GI) tags for its exclusive products that made a modest
beginning during Mayawati's regime, took a big leap when Akhilesh government came to power. More...

To ensure success of Startup India, Digital India, regulators must encourage innovation
(Avirup Bose , 17-Jan-2017 , The Financial Express)

They should help facilitate emergence of new industrial ideas along with regulation. More...

The needle has moved for Start-up India

(CHITRA NARAYANAN , 15-Jan-2017 , Business Line)

The campaign has to put on running shoes and become speed-up India More...

Nokia could be developing a foldable smartphone, hints patent

(Tech Desk , 15-Jan-2017 , The Indian Express)

The patent for a “Foldable device” - which was filed in 2013 - features a device that resembles a pocket
mirror. More...

Relief for US firm in trademark dispute

(STAFF REPORTER , 14-Jan-2017 , The Hindu)

The Delhi High Court on Thursday set aside an arbitration award by which an IT company registered in
the US was denied relief against an Indian company using its trademark. More...
Innovators and patent holders
(Achuthsankar S. Nair , 13-Jan-2017 , The Hindu)

J.P. Subramonya Iyer was one of the early patent holders in erstwhile Travancore. More...

US firms want more clarity in India's tax policies: Official

(PTI , 13-Jan-2017 , The Economic Times)

American companies are keen on investing in India but they want to see improvement in business
climate like clarity in tax policies and streamlining of "complex" regulations, a top Obama administration
official has said. More...

US Biotech Industry Head To India’s Modi: Follow Our IP Practices, Get ‘Tidal Wave’ Of

IP-Watch is a non-profit independent news service, and subscribing to our service helps support our
goals of bringing more transparency to global IP and innovation policies. More...

Research key to idea’s uniqueness: Expert

(TNN , 12-Jan-2017 , The Times Of India)

Before any new invention can be patented, extensive research must be done to ensure the idea is
unique, said patent and trademark attorney Bindu Sharma in her key note address at the national
seminar on intellectual property rights (IPR) and importance of patents to boost research, on Monday.

India should adopt global IPR laws: Intellectuals at Gujarat Global Summit
(TNN , 12-Jan-2017 , The Times Of India)

At the 'Genes, Gene Editing and the New Biotechnology,' seminar at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit,
James Greenwood, president and CEO Biotechnology Innovation Organizations, said that if India joined
the global intellectual property rights regime, the biotech industry would see a tidal wave of expansion.

IP protection, access to capital key to India's biotech wave

(Press Trust of India | Gandhinagar , 11-Jan-2017 , Business Standard)

Intellectual property protection and access to capital are two challenges facing a new wave of biotech
innovation and investment in India, according to James Greenwood, President and CEO of Biotechnology
Innovation Organization (BIO). More...

India likely to remain under ‘priority watch list’ in US IPR report

(NAYANIMA BASU , 11-Jan-2017 , Business Line)

India will continue to be under pressure for having an “ineffectual” intellectual property rights (IPR) and
patents regime even under the Donald Trump administration, which is perceived to be India-friendly.

IBM tops US patent list, Indian inventors contribute 658

(Press Trust of India | New York , 10-Jan-2017 , Business Standard)

IBM inventors were granted more than 22 patents per day in 2016. More...
Implementation of Indo-Japan free trade agreement needs to be expedited: Nirmala
(PTI | New Delhi , 10-Jan-2017 , The Financial Express)

The pace of implementation of Indo-Japan free trade agreement needs to be further enhanced in order
to exploit the huge potential of the pact, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said
today. More...

DPS World Foundation files settlement proposal for trademark

(PTI | New Delhi , 06-Jan-2017 , The Indian Express)

The bench asked DPS society to file its response on the proposal of settlement and fixed the matter for
hearing on January 10. More...

India rejects T-Mobile patent for mobile terminals invention

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 6-Jan-2017 , The Indian Express)

India's patent office has rejected an application by German telecom major T-Mobile International AG
seeking a patent for an invention related to a method for optimising the operational times and cell
exchange performances of mobile terminals. More...

Russia's Goznak gets patent for counterfeit protection of bank notes

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 05-Jan-2017 , Business Standard)

Goznak is among the eight firms that have bagged contracts to supply currency paper to India in 2017

India sees rise in patent filings by 2% during April-November

(Express News Service , 5-Jan-2017 , The New Indian Express)

The number of patents filed by Indians across the country have increased by about two per cent to
8,273 during the April-November this financial with government taking steps to promote Intellectual
Property Rights (IPR). More...

Foreign Filing Permission: Indian Patent System Perspective

(Khurana And Khurana , 05-Jan-2017 , Mondaq)

Different countries having regard to National Security Considerations and with the intent of having a
check on the defence and atomic energy related inventions, have different restrictions in place. More...

ECE student gets US patent for BCI device

(Express News Service , 5-Jan-2017 , The New Indian Express)

In a major achievement, Muttukuri Rajasekhar, a final year Electronics and Communication Engineering
(ECE) student of SRKR Engineering College, has got the US patent for his Brain Computer Interface
(BCI) device. More...

Biotech firms form patent alliance over interference proceeding against CRISPR patent
(Steve Brachmann , 05-Jan-2017 , IPWatchDog)
In mid-December, medical and business news outlets alike were reporting on the formation of a patent
licensing alliance among biotech firms and a leading research university. More...

China’s Alibaba sues vendors over selling counterfeits

(AFP | Beijing , 05-Jan-2017 , The Indian Express)

The shopping site said this was the first time an e-commerce giant had taken a counterfeiter to court in
the world's second-largest economy. More...

Protection of intellectual property rights

(Henry J. Schumacher , 04-Jan-2017 , Business Mirror)

The Philippines has shown great improvement in the past years in terms of intellectual-property rights
(IPR) protection, as highlighted by its removal from the United States watchlist of trading partners with
grave IPR infringements. More...

Launch of IPR Enforcement Toolkit for Police and IPR Awareness Campaign for Children
(Delhi , 04-Jan-2017 , Business Standard)

Launch of IPR Enforcement Toolkit for Police and IPR Awareness Campaign for Children More...

Telangana, AP tops in filing patents

(Sribala Vadlapatla , 4-Jan-2017 , The Times Of India)

When it comes to filing patents, the twin states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are way ahead of
competition, but experts say most of inventions have little or no commercial value. More...

Event organisers to pay royalty to use copyrighted songs: Delhi HC

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 3-Jan-2017 , Business Standard)

Under arrangement, organisers have to inform 3 societies about copyrighted work to be used More...

Foreigners dominate Indian patents

(3-Jan-2017 , Times of India)

Around 80% of the more-than 43,000 domestic product and process patents have been secured by
foreign entities - many of them global technology giants like Qualcomm, Samsung and Philips. More...

PayPal Accuses Paytm of Trademark Infringement in India

(Rahul Vijh , 02-Jan-2017 , IPWatchDog)

On November 18, 2016, Paypal Inc. filed an objection at the Indian Trademark Office accusing Paytm,
an Indian mobile wallet company, of trademark infringement. The objection comes at the heels of the
recent windfall made by the latter on account of a cash-strapped nation moving rapidly towards a
cashless normal. More...

TVS gets patent for auto hybrid transmission system

(Sajan C Kumar , 29-Dec-2016 , The Financial Express)

Giving a major fillip to its innovation-packed product line-up, Chennai-based auto major TVS Motor Co
has been granted an Indian patent for automatic hybrid transmission (AHT) system for two-wheelers.

Delhi High Court restrains three copyright societies from issuing licences
(PTI | New Delhi , 28-Dec-2016 , The Indian Express)

The Delhi High Court restrained the societies from granting licences to play music and songs of various
artists in public till April 24 next year. More...

India-EFTA trade deal talks to be held in January

(PTI , 28-Dec-2016 , The Economic Times)

With India and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) members resuming talks for the long-stalled
proposed free trade agreement last month, senior officials of the four-nation bloc will visit here in
January to iron out differences related with the pact. More...

Who owns blockchain? Goldman, BofA amass patents for coming wars
(Bloomberg , 28-Dec-2016 , Livemint)

In the headlong rush to revolutionize modern finance, blockchain enthusiasts are overlooking one
potentially costly problem: their applications, built on open-source code, may actually belong to
someone else. More...

Backdoor patents could hurt patients

(SRIVIDHYA RAGAVAN MOUSHAMI JOSHI , 27-Dec-2016 , Business Line)

Extending data ‘exclusivity’ for a drug after clinical trials, thereby shutting out competition, is not a good
idea More...

Apple pulls Nokia-owned Withings devices from stores in patent fight

(DNA WEB TEAM | , 26-Dec-2016 , DNA)

The Cupertino tech giant has expunged all mentions of the brand from its online stores in retaliation for
a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Nokia. More...

India, US must exchange wish lists to iron out issues: IACC

(PTI | New Delhi , 26-Dec-2016 , The Indian Express)

Broad contours of the wish lists should include amicable settlement of IPR issues leading to earliest
conclusion of a bilateral investment treaty (BIT), totalisation agreement, a sound legal framework to
expeditiously settle disputes, settlement of issues emanating from non-tariff measures and importantly,
a fast solution to nagging visa problems. More...

India drops initial objections, clears Google Technology patent to improve mobile phone out
of service response
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 24-Dec-2016 , The Financial Express)

Google has secured Indian patent for an invention relating to techniques for the mobile phones to
improve responses to out-of-service conditions. More...

Start-up accuses Amazon of using its brand name to drive traffic

(PRIYANKA PANI , 23-Dec-2016 , Business Line)

Chennai-based Flintobox files legal notice against the e-commerce giant More...

GM technology: Trait fee war between Monsanto and Indian seed firms intensifies
(Harish Damodaran | New Delhi , 22-Dec-2016 , The Indian Express)

Monsanto has sublicensed its BG-II Bt technology — which was granted an Indian patent in February
2008 – to 49 companies More...

Nokia sues Apple for infringing 32 patents

(Helsinki , PTI , 22-Dec-2016 , DNA)

Nokia filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming that the company has infringed on a number of its patents.

Who owns blockchain? Goldman, Bank of America amass patents for coming wars
(Olga Kharif , 21-Dec-2016 , Livemint)

Some of the biggest names in business, from Goldman Sachs to Bank of America , have quietly patented
some of the most promising blockchain technologies More...

China: Court fines firms for using BMW-like trademark

(Reuters | Shanghai , 20-Dec-2016 , The Indian Express)

The ruling is the latest win for a large foreign firm in China, a sign that courts are taking trademark
infringement more seriously. More...

Parentlane applies for patent on "GrowthCheck"

(Press Trust of India , 19-Dec-2016 , Business Standard)

Parentlane, a mobile technology company that focuses on early-child development and parenting, has
filed a patent application in India for its recently launched feature - GrowthCheck - which will measure
the overall development of children between 0-8 years, considered to be the most critical phase when
90 per cent of brain development happens. More...

Parentlane applies for patent on "GrowthCheck"

(19-Dec-2016 , business standard)

Parentlane, a mobile technology company that focuses on early-child development and parenting, has
filed a patent application in India for its recently launched feature - GrowthCheck - which will measure
the overall development of children between 0-8 years, considered to be the most critical phase when
90 per cent of brain development happens. More...

PayPal files copyright infringement against Paytm, says similar colour scheme used in logo
(Express Web Desk , 19-Dec-2016 , The Indian Express)

In the notice served against the mobile wallet company, PayPal has described how Paytm used the "two-
tone blue colour scheme" that is also part of PayPal's colour scheme. More...

Merck wins record $2.5 billion patent verdict against Gilead

(Bloomberg , 17-Dec-2016 , The Economic Times)

Gilead Sciences was told by a federal jury to pay $2.54 billion to MerckBSE 1.42 % & Co. for using a
patented invention as the basis for its blockbuster drugs for the potentially deadly liver disease hepatitis
C — the biggest patent-infringement verdict in US history More...

Nintendo Switch patent hints at possible VR headset support

(Tech Desk , 16-Dec-2016 , The Indian Express)

A patent filed by Nintendo with the US Patent Office shows prospects of a VR headset compatibility with
the gaming console More...

Pharmexcil, AIDCOC to organize symposium on 'IPR & Regulatory Perspective for Pharma &
Biotech' on Dec 17 at IPC
(Our Bureau, Mumbai , 16-Dec-2016 , Pharmabiz)

The Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) in association with the All India
Drugs Control Officers' Confederation (AIDCOC) is organizing a symposium on 'Intellectual Property
Rights (IPR) and Regulatory Perspective for Pharma & Biotech Sectors' on December 17, 2016 at Andhra
University, Visakhapatnam, A.P. More...

Sonata Software gets patent for mobility platform

(OUR BUREAU , 15-Dec-2016 , Business Line)

Sonata Software has been granted a patent for enabling users to be notified across web, SMS, email and
in-app push notifications. More...

Donald Trump's vow to end TPP affects India’s trade talks

(Kirtika Suneja, ET Bureau , 14-Dec-2016 , The Economic Times)

It aims to cover goods, services, investment, competition, economic and technical cooperation, dispute
settlement and intellectual property rights. More...

Supreme Court declines to hear biologic drug patent fight

(Brendan Pierson | WASHINGTON , 13-Dec-2016 , Reuters)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case over whether companies that make copycat
versions of biologic drugs must wait six months after winning federal approval before bringing them to
the market. More...

Indian Trade Marks Registry to widen its doors for recording “well known” marks
(RNA IP Attorneys - Ranjan Narula , 12-Dec-2016 , Lexology)

The role of recordation of well-known marks varies across jurisdictions. More...

The new patents regime

(12-Dec-2016 , Business Standard )

The government’s attempt to expedite the process of granting patents by hiring more application
examiners and digitising the procedures is a welcome move. The need for reforms in this field has long
been felt to remove, or at least tone down, the taint the country’s intellectual property administration
has acquired due to unduly long delays and lack of transparency in clearing patent applications. More...
Apple iPhone patents reveal virtual buttons, and a foldable device: Report
(Tech Desk , 12-Dec-2016 , The Indian Express)

Apple patents indicate the company could be working on a new iPhone design with virtual buttons and
Touch sensors More...

Issues of access and ‘fair use’ in new High Court copyright judgment
(Aneesha Mathur , 12-Dec-2016 , The Indian Express)

Delhi HC has ruled there’ll be no cap on how much of a book can be photocopied, so long as course
demands it. What are the implications for the publishing industry? More...

Dindigul leather gets into Geographical Indication Registry

(SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT , 11-Dec-2016 , The Hindu)

Leather industry in Dindigul received a shot in the arm on Saturday when the user certificate issued to
the Geographical Indication Registry for ‘East India Leather’ was handed over to representatives of
Dindigul Tanners’ Association at a function here on Saturday. More...

HC restores publishers’ copyright suit

(Akanksha Jain , 10-Dec-2016 , The Hindu)

The Delhi High Court on Friday restored for trial the dispute whether photocopying study material was a
violation of copyright while allowing Delhi University’s Rameshwari Photocopy Service to continue with
preparing course packs for the time being. More...

Delhi HC verdict on publishers’ plea in DU photocopy case likely today

(Priyanka Mittal , 9-Dec-2016 , Livemint)

The single judge order if set aside will be a game changer for the applicability of Indian copyright law in
education cases and would shift focus to the interest of publishers. More...

India lags behind in leveraging intellectual property rights: CBEC Chief Najib Shah
(08-Dec-2016 , Buissness Standard)

"India has been a little behind, perhaps,in leveraging in IPR and it has become an impediment," Shah
said addressing an event on 'Illicit cross-border trade in goods: impact on economy and consumers'
organised by industry body Ficci. More...

Finance Ministry set to boost start-up operations in India; here’s how

(Devendra Raghav , 7-Dec-2016 , The Financial Express)

The Make-in-India initiative was launched to encourage national as well as multinational companies to
manufacture in India. More...

Intellectual property vs competition law

(Shamnad Basheer , 7-Dec-2016 , Livemint)

The competition cure may well be worse than the patent plague that it was meant to heal More...
US Supreme Court sides with Samsung in $399 million patent case by Apple
( Reuters , 06-Dec-2016 , DNA)

The court overruled an appeals court judgement, directing the South Korean company to pay Apple US
$399 million in compensation. More...

Delhi HC reserves verdict on foreign publishers plea in book photocopy case

(05-Dec-2016 , DNA)

The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its judgement on a petition by leading foreign publishers
against a single judge verdict allowing sale of photocopies of textbooks published by them by a shop
located at the Delhi University (DU) campus. More...

Delhi HC reserves verdict on publishers’ appeal in photocopy case

(Priyanka Mittal , 05-Dec-2016 , Livemint)

The HC reserved judgement on a plea brought by publishers against an order allowing a photocopy shop
in the DU campus to sell course packs using material published by them More...

Apple could be working on circular smartwatch, hints patent

(Tech Desk , 04-Dec-2016 , The Indian Express)

Apple could be working on a smartwatch with a circular display, according to its recent patent filing

Experts welcome India's denial of patent to prostrate cancer drug, Xtandi

(Laxmi Yadav , 1-Dec-2016 , Pharmabiz)

The Indian Patent Office's denial of patent for life-saving prostrate cancer drug, Xtandi (enzalutamide)
has been welcomed by patent experts in the country, who say it will open up avenues for generic drugs
costing less than half the price. In India, prostrate cancer is the second most common cancer in males
as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and various state cancer registries. On November
10, India's patent office revoked the patent application filed by University of California in 2007. The
University had discovered the drug. The patent on blockbuster cancer drug, Xtandi which is marketed by
Japan's Astella Pharma, was opposed by Fresenius Kabi in 2012, and by Mumbai-based BDR Pharma in
2013. Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, an organisation of 20 research based Indian drug companies also
opposed the grant of patent. More...

No copyright over our judgments: SC

(Dhananjay Mahapatra , 24-Nov-2016 , Times of India)

NEW DELHI: For long, a couple of firms had a virtual monopoly over printing judgments of the Supreme
Court in book format and selling it to advocates, institutions and others. So much so that one of them
claimed copyright over the manner in which it edited and published the judgments. . More...

‘Per capita patent filings, research applications very low in India’

(OUR BUREAU , 23-Nov-2016 , Business Line)

China tops in patent applications, followed by US, Japan More...

India – patent challenges and compulsory licensing

(23-Nov-2016 , The PharmaLetter)

Even as Astellas Pharma (TYO; 4502) and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) have received the green signal on a
supplemental New Drug Application from the US Food and Drug Administration for Xtandi (enzalutamide)
to treat advanced prostate cancer, the Indian patent office has denied Xtandi a patent, opening up the
market to generic versions of the drug, reports More...

China top innovator with 1 million patent requests in year: UN

(Stephanie Nebehay , 23-Nov-2016 , Livemint)

Chinese innovators filed most of their patent applications in electrical engineering, which includes
telecoms, followed by computer technology and semiconductors More...

IIT Madras patent filings increase by 33%

(T E Narasimhan | Chennai , 22-Nov-2016 , Business Standard)

Approval for international patents doubled to 15 during the year 2015-16 More...

‘CRI guidelines may impact the innovation ecosystem’

(TANVEER KAUR , 21-Nov-2016 , Business Line)

The “CRI Guidelines” for examination of computer-related inventions (CRI), published by the Indian
Patent Office (IPO) on February 19 are currently under review. While some have supported it, there has
been criticism from various stakeholders. More...

Preserving a rare medicinal rice variety

(K. A. SHAJI , 18-Nov-2016 , The Hindu)

It was only last week Palakkad-based marketing executive-turned farmer P. Narayanan Unni was invited
to present a paper on how he conserved Kerala’s nearly extinct medicinal rice variety, Navara, in an
organic way at a global conference on best practices in agri-food innovation. More...

Bangladesh registers Jamdani as first GI product

(Press Trust of India | Dhaka , 17-Nov-2016 , Business Standard)

Bangladesh today registered Jamdani, one of the world's finest and classic Muslin craft, as its first
Geographical Indication (GI) product, a move that will help in branding the product in the international
market. More...

Increasing the period of surveillance data may delay entry of generic drugs: Commerce
secretary Rita Teotia
(Abantika Ghosh | New Delhi , 15-Nov-2016 , The Indian Express)

Commerce secretary Rita Teotia echoes the views of the industry in a letter to the health ministry.

272 products registered as geographical indication so far

(PTI , 14-Nov-2016 , India Today)

As many as 272 products such as Sangli raisins, Banaras metal repousse craft and Beed custard apple
have been registered as geographical indications since September 2003, according to a government
data. More...
Interplay Of Section 63 And Section 64 Of Indian Patent Act, 1970
(Khurana and Khurana , 14-Nov-2016 , mondaq)

What is the effect of surrender proceedings on the ongoing opposition/ revocation proceedings? More...

Bayer gets over compulsory licence

(Divya Rajagopal , 14-Nov-2016 , The Economic Times)

German chemicals and life sciences company Bayer has gotten over its brush with India’s intellectual
property rights policy and is now looking for a bigger slice of the market, according to a senior executive
of the company. More...

Bayer to set up active ingredients plant for agrochemicals in Vapi

(Rakesh Rao | Mumbai , 11-Nov-2016 , Business Standard)

The German company will invest Euro 30 million for the new plant in Vapi, where it recently opened a
global formulation technology laboratory More...

India, US lock horns over intellectual property at WTO

(AMITI SEN , 11-Nov-2016 , Business Line)

US criticises UN report, says it ‘distracts rather than benefits’ More...

Grant of patents during Apr-Oct up 21.5 pc

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 11-Nov-2016 , Business Standard)

With the commerce and industry ministry taking steps to streamline the procedures, grant of patents
during April-October this fiscal year has increased by 21.5 per cent. More...

Bayer group hints at continuing crop research in India

(Rajesh Bhayani | Mumbai , 11-Nov-2016 , Business Standard)

Bayer group is setting up a new plant at Vapi in Gujarat with €30-million fresh investments More...

Patent denied, price of prostate cancer drug may go down

(Rupali Mukherjee , 10-Nov-2016 , The Times Of India)

The Indian Patent Office has denied a patent to Xtandi (Enzalutamide), a steeplypriced wonder drug
used in prostate cancer, on the pre-grant opposition filed by a clutch of entities, including Mumbai-based
BDR Pharma, drug company Fresenius Kabi and Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance. More...

Trump’s anti-tariff stance on drug import cheers companies

(Himani Chandna, New Delhi , 10-Nov-2016 , Hindustan Times)

Donald Trump’s win in the US presidential elections may create a new set of opportunities for Indian
generic drug makers More...

Samsung’s new patent hints at a foldable smartphone

(Tech Desk , 10-Nov-2016 , The Indian Express)
A new patent application by Samsung suggests that the company is working on a foldable smartphone
design More...

Govt taking steps to expedite patent applications

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 09-Nov-2016 , Business Standard)

The commerce and industry ministry is taking several steps including hiring more people and training
them to reduce the time and pendency of patents and trademark applications, an official said today.

Pfizer gets process patents for Enbrel despite Mylan & Biocon opposition
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 9-Nov-2016 , The Financial Express)

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has received a shot in the arm with the company securing two Indian
process patents related to its blockbuster drug Etanercept, marketed under the brand name Enbrel in
countries like the US. More...

GI Registry holds meeting to decide on GI tag for Basmati rice from Madhya Pradesh
(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 09-Nov-2016 , Business Standard)

Madhya Pradesh farmers and APEDA met the registry to put forward their arguments More...

British appliance company Dyson headed for Indian market by 2017

(Tech Desk , 08-Nov-2016 , The Indian Express)

Dyson has recently announced that he has applied for a business licence to patent and sell his products
for the first time in India More...

Indian Pharma Exporters & The World of P-MEC-Collector’s Edition

(8-Nov-2016 , Chemical Weekly)

Indian Pharma Exporters & The World of P-MEC-Collector’s Edition: Key highlights More...

India, Britain sign MoUs on IPR, ease of doing business

(IANS , 07-Nov-2016 , The Economic Times)

India and Britain on Monday signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on intellectual property rights
(IPR) and ease of doing business following delegation-level talks led by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi
and Theresa May here. More...

Experts stress on importance of trademark protection

(TNN , 6-Nov-2016 , The Times Of India)

Indian companies have only recently realized the importance of brandname and trademark protection.

Glaxo wins battle for GSK trademark

(Prabha Raghavan , 04-Nov-2016 , The Economic Times)
British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has secured a crucial victory in a three-year court battle over its
trademark rights with a Hyderabad company which used the same acronym. More...

Bonita India slaps legal notice on Milton over IPR infringement

(OUR BUREAU , 3-Nov-2016 , Business Line)

Consumer goods major Bonita India has slapped a legal notice on Milton over alleged infringement of
intellectual property rights (IPR). More...

Delhi HC turns 50: Five landmark intellectual property rights rulings

(Priyanka Mittal , 2-Nov-2016 , Livemint)

Delhi HC has helped shape intellectual property law by interpreting various facets of the trademark,
copyright, patent laws and coming up with innovative solutions More...


(Makhan Saikia , 29-Oct-2016 , The Pioneer)

To ensure the protection of the Geographical Indication (GI) in India, the Government, along with
various other civil society organisations and the NGOs, must keep a close watch on the registration of
GIs. More...

Hardware clause makes software patenting difficult

(VENKATESH GANESH , 28-Oct-2016 , Business Line)

Revised norms say patent can be granted only when there is combination of software and hardware

Decision to amend IP law to give ‘cinnamon’ GI protection hailed

(28-Oct-2016 , Mirror Business)

The country’s cinnamon industry stakeholders yesterday hailed the Cabinet’s decision to amend the
Intellectual Property Act of 2003 to enable ‘Ceylon Cinnamon’ to obtain Geographical Indications (GI)
locally, and be included in a GI register. More...

Patents in India needs a culture of investment in software innovation, says BSA

(ANI | New Delhi , 27-Oct-2016 , Business Standard)

The Software Alliance, advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the
international marketplace, supports the objectives of important initiatives like Digital India and Start-up
India, depend on harnessing the power of innovation to achieve their goals and concerned with the
current CRI policy. More...

Indian Patent Office to create awareness programme for new IPR policy
(BS B2B Bureau | New Delhi , 25-Oct-2016 , Business Standard)

The aim of the new policy is to provide IP protection in India to the innovator in a reasonable period of
time without much problems, says O P Gupta, Controller General of Patents More...

India should strengthen IPR laws to increase trade with America: US Envoy
(ANI , 25-Oct-2016 , Sify News)
In order to increase trade between United States and India, the government should strengthen its
existing Intellectual Property Right laws otherwise many of the American companies with their new
developed ideas and technology would not be able to invest in the Indian market, said a senior diplomat
of U.S. posted in India. More...

Software patent: TCS plea for protection of invention on technical documents rejected
(Sajan C Kumar , 25-Oct-2016 , The Financial Express)

In yet another instance of saying no to exclusivity for innovations in software development, the
country's patent office has rejected a patent application by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) seeking
protection to its claimed invention relating to organisation and development of technical documents,
with few defects, minimal effort and less cost. More...

Rocky bail: It's patent HC fallacy, says state

(25-Oct-2016 , Times of India)

PATNA: The Supreme Court will hear on Friday the Bihar government's appeal seeking cancellation of
bail granted to JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi's son Rocky Yadav, who allegedly shot dead Aditya Sachdeva,
a student, for overtaking his SUV with a small car. More...

Detailed annual plan on spreading awareness about new IPR Policy soon: Controller General
of Patents
(Capital Market , 24-Oct-2016 , Business Standard)

Need to strengthen existing IPR related systems & mechanisms: NRDC chairman More...

Walmart sues cookware maker for ‘using’ name

(Rasul Bailay , 24-Oct-2016 , The Economic Times)

American retailer Walmart has dragged a local firm, Yash Enterprises, to the Delhi High Court for
allegedly selling cookware products under the supermarket chain’s brand name. More...

India to US: Will not tighten IPR rules beyond TRIPS mandate
(OUR BUREAU , 20-Oct-2016 , Business Line)

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman demands food safety clearance mechanism during talks with US
Trade Representative More...

Patents on software: India’s CRI guidelines create impractical situation

(Ashish Bharadwaj , 20-Oct-2016 , The finanacial express)

India’s CRI guidelines create an impractical situation, which makes patentability of software possible
only if the inventor also invents a new hardware More...

Karnataka fares better than most states on innovation front

(Mihika Basu | Bangalore Mirror Bureau , 20-Oct-2016 , The Times Of India)

The number of patents filed is usually an indication of the amount of innovation being done by a
particular institution and is also linked to the growth of a nation. More...
3G, 4G, now 5G: India takes early call
(Surabhi Agarwal, ET Bureau , 20-Oct-2016 , The Economic Times)

A research team commissioned by the government to work on 5G technology has already filed 100
patents so far — of which around 10 have already been granted. More...

Nirmala Sitharaman calls for push to India’s IPR activities

(19-Oct-2016 , The Financial Express)

Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that Indias intellectual
property rights (IPR)-related activities need great traction. Sitharaman was speaking at the launch of
the logo of Cell for IPR Promotion & Management (CIPAM). More...

India still has impediments to FDI in some retail, finance areas, rues USTR
(NAYANIMA BASU/ AMITI SEN , 19-Oct-2016 , Business Line)

Washington will continue dialogue with India on IPR issues, says Michael Froman More...

CSIR wants labs to stop random filing of patents

(Akshaya Mukul , 19-Oct-2016 , Times of India)

NEW DELHI: The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has sent out a stern message to its
38 laboratories to avoid indiscriminate filing of Indian and foreign patents. In order to "inculcate
responsible behaviour" CSIR has decided that "henceforth 25% of expenses incurred on prosecution and
maintenance of Indian patents and up to 50% of expenses on foreign patents will be borne by the
laboratories". CSIR director-general Girish Sahni has told laboratories "if they succeed in licensing,
headquarter will give you a matching grant". . In a strongly worded letter to lab heads, Sahni said
"patents are just filed for the sake of filing without any techno-commerical and legal evaluation". He told
them that even choice of countries where patents are being filed is "ad-hoc without any logic". For
instance, he said, majority of patents are "biodata" patents. More...

E-commerce in India: Amazon gets patent for system to manage data centres
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 19-Oct-2016 , The Financial Express)

Amazon Technologies Inc, subsidiary of e-commerce giant Inc, has secured an Indian
patent relating to a system for efficiently managing data centres by streamlining the processing of
applications generated out of multiple computing systems. More...

Copyright as exception
(Shamnad Basheer , 19-Oct-2016 , The Indian Express)

Free competition and access to knowledge have been the default legal norm for many a nation. More...

Ceat develops puncture-safe tyres for bikes; files patent

(Subhayan Chakraborty | New Delhi , 18-Oct-2016 , Business Standard)

With the US going into its Presidential elections in November, both governments are being cautious

Patent office calls meeting to make things user-friendly

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 18-Oct-2016 , Business Standard)
The Indian Patent Office has decided to hold meetings with stakeholders here and in Mumbai to take
feedback on making examination and processing more user-friendly. More...

US health departments wants Ayurveda cures for cancer documented

(FE Online , 18-Oct-2016 , The Financial Express)

The US department of health and human services' premier National Institutes of Health (NIH) and
National Cancer Institute (NCI) have expressed interest in documenting ayurveda's success stories in
treating cancer. More...

Epidemics among most pressing health security issues today: K. Vijay Raghavan
(Arijit Paladhi , 18-Oct-2016 , Livemint)

Epidemics of emerging infectious diseases are a significant and growing threat to life, health and
prosperity, says K. Vijay Raghavan, chairperson of CEPI’s interim board More...

India, US trade ministers to meet on October 20 as part of Trade Policy Forum

(PTI | New Delhi , 17-Oct-2016 , The Financial Express)

Visa, customs cooperation, greater market access for goods and intellectual property rights are the key
issues that will be discussed during the trade policy forum (TPF) meeting between India and the US on
October 20. More...

US health department wants ayurveda cures for cancer documented

(Chethan Kumar | , 17-Oct-2016 , The Times Of India)

In a major fillip to India's efforts to globalise ayurveda and other traditional medicines, the US
department of health and human services' premier National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National
Cancer Institute (NCI) have expressed interest in documenting ayurveda's success stories in treating
cancer. More...

Healthcare in India: From innovation to action

(Ratna Devi | New Delhi , 17-Oct-2016 , The Financial Express)

Patient access to life-changing healthcare needs innovative medicines and collective effortRatna Devi |
New Delhi More...

GM crops: How to plant the future

(C D Mayee , 17-Oct-2016 , The Economic Times)

The government must listen to industry associations and experts who have been criticising the cotton
price control and compulsory licensing notification More...

Start-ups: Indian entrepreneurs’ focus on short-term gains turns them into laggards
( Rajeev Banduni | New Delhi , 17-Oct-2016 , The Financial Express)

Indian entrepreneurs’ focus on short-term gains has led to a rise in the number of start-ups that simply
mirror the technology of mature, established companies More...

India-US trade relationship to grow: US Trade Representative Michael Froman

(PTI , 15-Oct-2016 , The Economic Times)
Describing the reforms undertaken by the Indian government as "work in progress", a top Obama
Administration official has linked the growth in bilateral trade between the two countries to India
opening up and liberalising its economy. More...

Mylan discontinues its pursuit to patent process to prepare anti impotence drug
(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 14-Oct-2016 , Business Standard)

Company filed application for novel process for preparation of Sildenafil Citrate, the active ingredient of
Pfizer's Viagra More...

Pfizer loses appeal in UK patent case over use of Lyrica drug for pain
(Reuters | London , 13-Oct-2016 , The Financial Express)

Pfizer suffered a setback in Britain on Thursday when the Court of Appeal in London ruled against it in a
patent case over the use of its $5 billion-a-year drug Lyrica for pain relief. More...

Bangladesh’s Jamdani textiles to get global patent

(7-Oct-2016 , India Live Today)

Dhakai Jamdani, one of Bangladesh’s finest muslin textiles, is set to be registered this month as the
country’s first Geographical Indication (GI) product, a media report said on Thursday. Senior Secretary
of the Industries Ministry M. Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan made the disclosure while addressing the 56th
annual meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva on Tuesday, according
to a message received here on Thursday. More...

Copy-wrongs and the invisible subsidy

(Satish Deshpande , 7-Oct-2016 , The Indian Express)

Academic publishers challenged the right of Indian students to photocopied texts. Their suit shows how
much they themselves benefitted from the intellectual commons. More...

Fake copyright site infuriates Indian government

(Simon Sharwood , 7-Oct-2016 , The Register)

India's government has issued a warning to users of, which it says is “creating a false
impression that it is the official website of the copyright registration office in India and inviting
applications for protection of the various works i.e. literary, artistic, dramatic, musical, sound recording
and cinematographic films along with its evidences.” More...

India’s pharma competitiveness rank drops

(Arijit Paladhi , 06-Oct-2016 , Livemint)

India scores low on almost all metrics except for partial step-ups on two counts: scientific capabilities
and infrastructure, and clinical research conditions and framework More...

Rameshwari Photocopy case: Delhi HC to hear publisher’s appeal tomorrow

(Priyanka Mittal , 5-Oct-2016 , Livemint)

The publishers have challenged a Delhi HC ruling, which allowed Rameshwari Photocopy Service to sell
photocopies of textbooks and course materials to students More...
It’s time for new swadeshi battle
( Navdanya Trust , 5-Oct-2016 , The Asian Age)

The Industrial Revolution brought with it colonialism. Colonies of cotton, indigo, opium (and other)
plantations were installed, to feed the machines of the Industrial “Revolution” — patented machines,
built by patented machines. More...

The battle over Bt cotton

(SHAMNAD BASHEER , 4-Oct-2016 , The Hindu)

While Monsanto and Indian seed companies spar, more worrying is the confused lawmaking
underpinning regulation of patents More...

India, US companies to fight in Supreme Court over Exide trademark

(Samanwaya Rautray , 3-Oct-2016 , The Economic Times)

The protracted legal battle over who can use the ExideBSE 2.70 % brand name to sell automobile
batteries in the Indian market has reached the Supreme Court. But for now, US-based Exide
Technologies will not be able to use the name in any manner in this country to either promote the brand
or the company. More...

Students question IIT-B’s intellectual property rule, but alumni give it a thumbs up
(Shreya Bhandary , 03-Oct-2016 , Hindustan Times)

While the IP policy is similar across all IITs as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
royalty sharing models have differed, claimed students. More...

With 3 surface transport patents in US, Rivigo takes road less travelled
(Biswarup Gooptu , 3-Oct-2016 , The Economic Times)

Surface transport logistics provider Rivigo has filed for three patents in the US for algorithms created by
it, making it a rare instance of an Indian startup seeking to do so, given the country's poor record in
developing and protecting intellectual property. More...

Government approves India-Singapore MoU to boost innovation, technological advancement

(PTI , 28-Sep-2016 , The Indian Express)

The MoU will enable India to exchange experiences in the innovation and IP ecosystems that will
substantially benefit entrepreneurs, investors and businesses on both sides. More...

India: Smell Marks: The New Rage In Trademarks

(Intepat IP Services Pvt Ltd , 28-Sep-2016 , Mondaq)

The ever increasing competition in the business world compels corporations and businesses to be
distinct; to stand out in order to garner a larger consumer base. Apart from huge investments in
advertising and attractive offers, the prime mode that they adopt is by way of trademarks. More...

Cabinet approves India-Singapore agreement on industrial property rights

(IANS , 28-Sep-2016 , The Economic Times)

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an agreement between India and Singapore on
industrial property cooperation that is expected to enhance bilateral activities in Industrial Property
Rights of patents, trademarks and industrial designs. More...

Affordable drugs: India stand justified

(28-Sep-2016 , Deccan Herald)

Just about two years ago, when the Supreme Court had rejected the claims of Bayer against grant of
compulsory licence by India Patent Office to the Hyderabad-based Natco Pharma for manufacture and
sale of cancer fighting drug Sorafenib at Rs 8,800 per person per year against Rs 33.60 lakh by the
multi-national firm, an impression was sought to be created by the global firms as if India was
disincentivising research and development (R&D). More...

NGO opposes NSAI views on patent laws

(26-Sep-2016 , Times of India)

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Opposing the views of National Seeds Association of India (NSAI) on biotech
traits patenting rules, an NGO promoting agriculture biotechnology on Monday approached the Union
Agriculture Ministry seeking its intervention. More...

On the right to photocopy

(S. Sivakumar, Lisa P. Lukose , 26-Sep-2016 , The Hindu)

On September 16, the Delhi High Court dismissed the copyright infringement petition filed by three
international publishers against a photocopy shop located in the Delhi University premises (The
Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford v. Rameshwari Photocopy Services). The
court ruled that making course packs for suggested reading for students by photocopying portions of
various prescribed reference books does not violate the copyright of the publishers. More...

DIPP Drags the Dasatinib Compulsory License Drama: A situation of “extreme urgency”?
(Pankhuri Agarwal , 24-Sep-2016 , Spicy IP)

As our readers may recall, in January 2013, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH) had
recommended that DIPP declare that a compulsory license (CL) should be granted, under section 92 of
the Patents Act, 1970, for three exorbitantly priced anti-cancer drugs – Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Dasatinib
(or Sprycel) and Ixabepilone (or Ixempra) and Roche’s Trastuzumab (or Herceptin). Two of these three
cases were dropped as Roche allowed its patent on Herceptin to lapse (presumably to avoid the license)
and MoH raised safety concerns regarding Ixabepilone. Regarding Dasatinib (used for treatment of
chronic myelogenous leukemia or CML), DIPP had asked a series of questions to MoH including whether
the probability of 0.001% occurrence of CML with no alarming increase could be categorised as national
emergency or extreme urgency under section 92. In May 2015, MoH sent its point wise reply stating,
among other things, that since Dasatanib was required by 40% of all CML cases, it certainly constituted
a situation of ‘extreme urgency’. More than a year has elapsed since then, but it seems that the DIPP is
yet to decide on the matter. More...

Govt seeks views on pricing patented drugs

(Arijit Paladhi , 23-Sep-2016 , Livemint)

Institutions involved in discussions include commerce ministry, DIPP, health ministry, department of
pharmaceuticals and the national pharmaceutical pricing authority More...

Welspun India: will patent help in recovery?

(23-Sep-2016 , Business Line)

Welspun India has secured an “interactive textile article and augmented reality system” patent. More...
Copyright lessons
(Business Standard Editorial Comment | New Delhi , 22-Sep-2016 , Business Standard)

It's the textbook publishers who need to be proactive More...

Delhi high court virtually busts ‘property’ rhetoric in the IPR narrative
(SHAMNAD BASHEER , 22-Sep-2016 , DNA)

In a momentous decision, the Delhi high court has ruled that the making of course packs for the purpose
of study was well within the bounds of the law and did not amount to copyright infringement. More...

Government plans to create patent sharing regime

(Moulishree Srivastava | Mumbai , 22-Sep-2016 , Business Standard)

It aims to transfer technology from research and development labs to companies that can then take it to
market, while protecting rights of innovators More...

Breaking News: Setback with a silver lining- The Supreme Court in IPRS v Aditya Pandey &
(Vasundhara Majithia , 22-Sep-2016 , Spicy IP)

In 2012, the Division bench of the Delhi High Court, in the matter of IPRS v Aditya Pandey & Ors.
dismissed IPRS’s appeal against the order of a Single Judge who had held that radio stations etc., who
were broadcasting/communicating ‘sound recordings’ were required to pay royalty only to the owner of
the sound recording and not to the owner of the lyrics or the musical works which had been incorporated
into the sound recordings. More...

Seed companies say Monsanto spreading falsehoods on patent rights

(KVL Akshay , 22-Sep-2016 , The Economic Times)

Indian seed companies have accused US major MonsantoBSE 0.16 % of deliberately spreading
falsehoods on patents and claiming patent rights on seeds and plant varieties. More...

Hyperlinking Can Amount to Copyright Infringement, Rules CJEU

(Rahul Bajaj , 21-Sep-2016 , Spicy IP)

In a development that could have several far-reaching ramifications for the free flow of information in
cyberspace in Europe and beyond, the Court of Justice for the European Union (“CJEU”) ruled earlier this
month that linking to infringing material could amount to copyright infringement in some cases. More...

63 Moons Technologies to commercialise its IPRs

(T E Narasimhan | Chennai , 21-Sep-2016 , Business Standard)

Management says company continues to face challenging and hostile environment More...

Novartis gets Indian patent for skin cancer drug Tafinlar

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 21-Sep-2016 , The Financial Express)

Swiss pharma major Novartis AG has secured an Indian patent for its skin cancer drug Tafinlar, used in
the treatment of metastatic melanoma- the most serious and life-threatening type of skin cancer that is
associated with low survival rates. More...
Copyright and copy-making
(21-Sep-2016 , The Hindu)

The Delhi High Court verdict that photocopying portions of academic publications to make course packs
for students does not amount to copyright infringement has been interpreted by many as a victory for
the wider public interest of ensuring affordable access to quality educational material. More...

US Supreme Court to take up less sensitive IP cases over important yet’politically sensitive’
( Reuters | Washington , 21-Sep-2016 , The Indian Express)

In addition to intellectual property cases, the Supreme court could soon take up a trademark battle that
pits an Asian-American rock band and the Washington Redskins football team. More...

Lupin caught in legal tussle over 'patent infringement'

(Veena Mani | New Delhi , 20-Sep-2016 , Business Standard)

Horizon decided to take legal action after Lupin filed an abbreviated new drug application (Anda) for a
generic version of Pennsaid More...

Skype gets patent for know-how on faster communication system

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 20-Sep-2016 , The Financial Express)

Text and video chat app Skype, now owned by Microsoft Corporation, has secured an Indian patent for
an invention relating to a system and method for minimising the load on a message server, which in
turn could facilitate faster communication. More...

Counterview – The DU Photocopy case – How wide should educational use exceptions be in
the age of photocopier machines?
(Prashant Reddy , 19-Sep-2016 , Spicy IP)

“Copyright, specially in literary works, is thus not an inevitable, divine, or natural right that confers on
authors the absolute ownership of their creations. It is designed rather to stimulate activity and progress
in the arts for the intellectual enrichment of the public. Copyright is intended to increase and not to
impede the harvest of knowledge. It is intended to motivate the creative activity of authors and
inventors in order to benefit the public.” More...

India should become society of design and innovation: Amitabh Kant

(BS B2B Bureau | New Delh , 19-Sep-2016 , Business Standard)

IT companies and manufacturing companies need to work together to create a disruptive culture for
creating globally competitive designs, says NITI Aayog CEO More...

34 startups avail rebate on patent fee: DIPP

(PTI , 19-Sep-2016 , India Today)

As many as 34 startups have so far availed the benefits under a government scheme to obtain patents
with 80 per cent fee rebate, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) said today.
Geographical Indication tag sought for Boka Chaul
(TNN , 19-Sep-2016 , The Times Of India)

The coveted Geographical Indication (GI) tag is being sought for indigenous Boka Chaul that can be
consumed directly without cooking. More...

IIT-Madras is patent king

(Express News Service , 18-Sep-2016 , The Sunday Standard)

The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) has filed applications for, and secured, the most
number of patents among the country’s premier educational institutes. More...

Delhi HC adjourns hearing on patent challenge to US pharma giant Gilead's controversial

hepatitis C drug, sofosbuvir to Nov 22
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 17-Sep-2016 , Pharmabiz)

The Delhi High Court (HC) has adjourned hearing on patent challenge to US Pharmaceutical major
Gilead's controversial hepatitis C drug, sofosbuvir. More...

Copyright is not a divine right: Delhi HC

(Abhinav Garg , 17-Sep-2016 , The Times Of India)

Observing that "copyright is not a divine right", the Delhi high court on Friday allowed Delhi University to
issue photocopies of major textbooks published by leading publishers. More...

University copying books for teaching is not copyright violation: Delhi HC

(AKANKSHA JAIN , 16-Sep-2016 , The Hindu)

Delhi University photocopy shop allowed to resume business as court dismisses suits initiated by three
international publishing giants. More...

Ensure genuine innovation in drug patents: UN panel

(D. Ravi Kanth , 15-Sep-2016 , Livemint)

Committee urges governments to use ‘flexibilities’ accorded to them in the World Trade Organization’s
TRIPS agreement More...

India files plaint at WTO against US

(TNN , 13-Sep-2016 , The Times Of India)

India has moved the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement system, complaining about subsidy
provided by eight US states in the renewable energy sector. The development is seen as a retaliation to
the American complaint at the multilate. More...

Google withdraws application for social network-related patent

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 12-Sep-2016 , Business Standard)

After Google abandoned its application, the Patent Office refused the same on grounds of outstanding
objections More...

India, EFTA to resume talks on proposed FTA in September

(PTI | New Delhi , 09-Sep-2016 , The Indian Express)

Two-way trade between India and EFTA stood at USD 24.5 billion in 2014-15 as against USD 22.1 billion
in 2013-14. More...

Centre claims Monsanto's immunity under patents Act is misleading

(Sanjeeb Mukherjee | New Delhi , 9-Sep-2016 , Business Standard)

The Centre has challenged Mahyco Monsanto Biotech's claim that trait value is governed by the Indian
Patents Act, 1970 More...

Suven secures 3 product patents in Canada, Europe and Hong Kong

(Swati Rathor , 08-Sep-2016 , The Times Of India)

Hyderabad-based pharma player Suven Life Sciences Ltd (Suven) on Thursday informed the bourses
that it has secured one product patent each from Canada, Europe and Hong Kong. More...

MIC Electronics gets patent for LED DigiPoster, bags order from Railways
(V RISHI KUMAR , 07-Sep-2016 , Business Line)

MIC Electronics Ltd has announced it has secured a patent for its LED DigiPoster, which the company
maintains is a next generation digital display technology for various applications across the world. The
patent is valid up to the year 2028. More...

Soligenix receives US patent for new composition of matter for dusquetide analogs
(Princeton, New Jersey , 07-Sep-2016 , Pharmabiz)

Soligenix, Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, has received the United States Patent Office
(USPTO) patent entitled "Peptides for Treating and Preventing Immune-Related Disorders, Including
Treating and Preventing Infection by Modulating Innate Immunity." More...

Music streaming services welcome govt's clarification on Statutory Licensing

(TNN , 07-Sep-2016 , The Times Of India)

The government on Monday issued an "office memorandum" clarifying that internet was covered under
the Statutory Licensing (SL) provision 31(D) of the Copyright Act 2013. More...

NPCI is attempting to get a patent for its UPI technology

(ET Bureau , 7-Sep-2016 , The Economic Times)

National Payments Corporation of India has applied for a patent for its Unified Payments Interface (UPI)
technology that was launched in April of this year and went live last month. More...

US patent office rules in favour of Mylan: Natco Pharma

(Viswanath Pilla , 02-Sep-2016 , Livemint)

Natco Pharma says US patent office ruled in Mylan’s favour by striking down a patent related to Teva
Pharmaceutical Industries drug Copaxone More...

Uttarakhand HC stays Rakesh Roshan's arrest in copyright violation case

(IANS , 31-Aug-2016 , The New Indian Express)
The Uttarakhand High Court has stayed the arrest of Bollywood producer-director Rakesh Roshan till
September 19, an official said on Wednesday. More...

Sinha cites tech demand since Mahabharata era, seeks Indian IP

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 30-Aug-2016 , Business Standard)

Pitching for developing indigenous technology, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha today invoked
Mahabharata saying the quest for communication tools began when blind king Dhritrashtra sought to
know war proceedings from afar through Sanjay, who was known to have divine vision. More...

Incentivise intellectual property: How to strike right balance

(Vinod Dhall | , 30-Aug-2016 , The Indian Express)

The govt should set broad guidelines on principles that standard-setting bodies may keep in mind

India’s Monsanto clash is bad news for innovators

(Mihir Sharma , 30-Aug-2016 , Livemint)

What’s happened to Monsanto could happen to any foreign company and any innovator. Once that
realization sinks in, India will pay the heavier price More...

For innovation’s sake

(Patrick Kilbride , 30-Aug-2016 , The Indian Express)

Strong intellectual property rights infrastructure will help Indian industry. More...

Patent booster for Omkar Speciality

(29-Aug-2016 , Business Line)

Shares of Omkar Speciality Chemicals will be in demand on Tuesday, as it has received a patent licence
from the Centre. More...

New Offices, Strategic Plan, GIs, Oversight Among Focus Of WIPO Committee

The choice of hosting countries for new WIPO external offices and the Medium Term Strategic Plan 2016-
2021 are among the hottest subjects of the week, according to several regional groups speaking at the
opening today of the World Intellectual Property Organization Program and Budget Committee. More...

Odisha government gears up to apply for GI tag for 'Odishara Rasagola'

(Minati Singha , 28-Aug-2016 , The Times Of India)

Amidst tug of war over the origin of Rasagola with West Bengal, Odisha government has shown
promptness to apply for Geographical Indication (GI) status for 'Odishara Rasagola' on the basis of
evidences available with the state. More...

Monsanto stops release of new Bt cotton tech

(JACOB KOSHY , 26-Aug-2016 , The Hindu)
Seed technology major Monsanto says it is suspending plans to introduce an upgraded version of its
genetically modified cotton in India because of uncertainty in the “business and regulatory environment”

The new war on piracy

(LAWRENCE LIANG , 25-Aug-2016 , The Hindu)

The punitive rhetoric underlying the warning about accessing torrent websites addresses only one axis of
the debate. It would be more accurate to see piracy as a global pricing problem More...

Geographical indication: Battle over Basmati

(Milind Ghatwai , Harish Damodaran , Divya Goyal , 25-Aug-2016 , The Indian Express)

The GI tag is used to identify various kinds of goods including Darjeeling tea, Kanchipuram silk saree
and Kolhapuri chappal. More...

Natco Pharma upbeat over US Patent Office's ruling on two of Copaxone patents
(BS Reporter | Hyderabad , 25-Aug-2016 , Business Standard)

In August 2014, Mylan had filed the abbreviated new drug application for multiple sclerosis drug
Copaxone 40 mg/ml with the US FDA More...

Govt will suggest states to frame own IPR policies

(Subhayan Chakraborty| New Delhi , 24-Aug-2016 , Business Standard)

To promote innovation and giving a boost to state economies More...

Rossogolla inches forward as sitabhog, mihidana strive for GI tag

(Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey , 22-Aug-2016 , The Times Of India)

As Daniels came to judgement over rasogolla, Bengal's pride sat right in the middle of the room, quite
nonchalant of the goings on. Beside her sat her cousins, sitabhog and mihidana and rice specimens
Tulaipanji and Gobindobhog. More...

West Bengal seeks geographical indication tag for handicrafts

(Tasmayee Laha Roy , 22-Aug-2016 , The Economic Times)

The West Bengal State Council of Science and Technology is seeking GI recognition for various
handicrafts which are unique in character and have the potential to be marketed nationally and
internationally. More...

Solvay files patent infringement lawsuit against Molycorp

(BS B2B Bureau | Brussels, Belgium , 19-Aug-2016 , Business Standard)

Lawsuit has been filed with respect to the patent covering certain high surface-area ceric oxides and
catalysts for purifying automotive exhaust gases More...

Spread awareness on patent rights

(PTI , 19-Aug-2016 , The Times Of India)

There is a need to create awareness about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) among various
stakeholders, said a senior official from the the Defence Research and Development Organisation,
adding that DRDO had taken efforts to improve the standard and importance of IPR in new fields.

Need to create awareness about IPR stressed

(Press Trust of India | Coimbatore , 18-Aug-2016 , Business Standard)

A senior DRDO official today stresed the need to create awareness about Intellectual Property Rights
among various stakeholders and said they had taken efforts to improve the standard and importance of
IPR in new fields. More...

Devas falsely claimed to have IPR of hybrid technology: CBI

(PTI | New Delh , 18-Aug-2016 , The Indian Express)

The agency alleged that while the company was set up on December 17, 2004, it entered the deal with
Antrix, commercial arm of ISRO, on January 28, 2005. More...

'High on innovation, city can own more patents'

(TNN , 17-Aug-2016 , The Times Of India)

The city has a huge potential for successfully applying for more intellectual property rights (IPR) as it
has the second highest number of technology business incubators (TBI) in the country, the member
secretary of department of science and technology, Government of India, H K Mittal, said. More...

Bengal handicrafts to get new fillip with GI tags

(PTI , 16-Aug-2016 , The Hindu)

GI tags applications made for seven handicraft products. More...

Madhya Pradesh may spoil India’s basmati GI party

(Madhvi Sally & Kirtika Suneja , 16-Aug-2016 , The Economic Times)

The basmati industry is up in arms against the Madhya Pradesh government which wants the registrar of
geographical indications (GI) to include it as a certified grown area. Experts say the move will impact
India's position in the global trade and wash away all victories against the worldwide infringements on
basmati. More...

GI benefits: MP demands inclusion of 13 districts in ‘basmati-growing geography’

(Sandip Das | New Delhi , 15-Aug-2016 , The Financial Express)

Six months after the Geographical Indications (GI) tag was given to basmati rice, allowing exclusive
rights to farmers of 77 districts on the Indo-Gangetic Plain to grow this long-grained aromatic rice,
Madhya Pradesh has filed a fresh demand for inclusion of the state's 13 districts in the “traditionally
basmati-growing geography” which could entitle them to the GI benefits. More...

Clause for evergreening of patents dropped from RCEP: Nirmala Sitharaman

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 08-Aug-2016 , Business Standard)

A patent on the new form would give the innovator company a 20-year monopoly on the drug More...

Shaping Standard Essential Patents policy

(Vaibhav Choukse , 8-Aug-2016 , The Financial Express)

The government must ensure that standard essential technologies are accessible on FRAND terms.

Inventors to get their due with IPR policy

(Express News Service , 8-Aug-2016 , The New Indian Express)

The Central government approved its first Intellectual Property Rights Policy (IPR) earlier this year and
the legal fraternity in Chennai has welcomed it with open arms. More...

Patent registration: Indore city lags far behind

(Meenakshi Sharma , 6-Aug-2016 , The Times Of India)

"Most of the applications received by department for patent registration come from youngsters of tier-II
cities of the country, such as Pune, Nagpur etc, while cities of Madhya Pradesh are far behind in the
race," said a top official from the department of industrial policy and promotion on sidelines of an
industry event on Friday. More...

New intellectual propertypolicy, a catalyst for development

(OUR BUREAU , 6-Aug-2016 , Business Line)

The National IPR Policy announced in May will bring about a vibrant intellectual policy ecosystem, which
will in turn speed up economic, social and cultural development, said Justice M Jaichandran of Madras
High Court. More...

Cities in MP lag far behind in patent registration

(TNN , 6-Aug-2016 , The Times Of India)

Patent is one of forms of intellectual property rights that also include copyrights, trademarks, industrial
designs and trade secrets /confidential information. More...

Centre’s flagship initiatives likely to get additional funds

(ARUN S , 3-Aug-2016 , The Hindu)

National industrial corridors, ‘Make In India,’ ‘Start-up India’ and the national Intellectual Property
Rights (IPR) policy may get a major fillip later this year in terms of additional Budgetary allocation.

US judge rejects $625.6 million patent ruling against Apple

(Reuters , 02-Aug-2016 , The Times Of India)

A federal judge has thrown out a verdict requiring Apple to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $625.6 million for
infringing four patents relating to internet security technology, causing VirnetX's share price to plunge.

Over 1 lakh patents filed since 2013

(Dharani Thangavelu, Sharan Poovanna , 2-Aug-2016 , Livemint)

Patents by Indian citizens or organizations account for 39,318 while the number is 1,05,742 for foreign
nationals and organizations More...
Knowledge of patent laws a must, says Joint Collector
(STAFF REPORTER , 2-Aug-2016 , The Hindu)

The Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPTCCI)
organised an awareness meeting on the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and copyright laws at Hotel
DR Uthama here on Monday. More...

73 percent of patent requests in India filed by foreigners

(Chethan Kumar , 01-Aug-2016 , The Times Of India)

In 2016-17, some 12,442 patent applications filed and 9,194 (74%) are from foreigners More...

Ethypharm receives patent for crush resistant oxycodone

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 31-Jul-2016 , Business Standard)

The invention prevents accidental intake, misuse and unlawful diversion of the medicine More...

MSU researchers get patent to develop biodegradable polymer

(TNN , 31-Jul-2016 , The Times Of India)

M S University researchers have developed a process of making polymer like rubber using organic fillers,
which recently got patent. More...

MSF and Pfizer battle over patent application for life-saving pneumonia vaccine
(Prabha Raghavan , 29-Jul-2016 , The Economic Times)

Medecins Sans Frontieres, also known as Doctors Without Borders, on Friday argued against US drug
giant Pfizer's application to patent its pneumonia vaccine at the Indian patent office. More...

Lupin in talks with Japan's Astellas, Shionogi to buy their off-patent drug brands
(Vikas Dandekar , 27-Jul-2016 , The Economic Times)

LupinBSE -1.30 %, India's third-largest drugmaker, is in talks with Japan's Astellas and Shionogi to buy
the off-patent medicine brands they have separately put on the block, two people aware of the
development said. More...

Income from IPR transfer can’t be taxed in India if ownership outside country: HC
(Indu Bhan | New Delhi , 27-Jul-2016 , The Indian Express)

The Delhi High Court has held that the income arising from transfer of intangible assets like intellectual
property rights (IPR), including brands... More...

If IPR owner is abroad, its transfer cannot be taxed in India: Delhi HC

(Shreeja Sen , 26-Jul-2016 , Livemint)

The Delhi high court ruled that transfer of intellectual property rights (IPR) whose owners are not based
in India could not be taxed in the country More...

India rejects 955 pharma patent applications in last 3 years

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 25-Jul-2016 , Business Standard)

Nirmala Sitharaman said there was a slowdown in exports from SEZs because of reasons like withdrawal
of exemptions of minimum alternate tax More...

Compulsory licensing is very critical to original patent holder: Dr Malathi Lakshmikumaran

(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru , 22-Jul-2016 , Pharmabiz)

Compulsory licensing is a practice critical to patent holders in pharmaceutical industry. More...

Samsung hits back at China's Huawei with patent suit

(AFP , 22-Jul-2016 , Zee News)

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said on Friday it had filed a patent infringement suit in China against
Huawei, adding fuel to a growing legal battle between the rival smartphone makers. More...

US indicts owner of Kickass Torrents for copyright infringement

(Reuters , 21-Jul-2016 , The Indian Express)

One of the domains operated by KAT,, was the 70th most popular website in the world according
to Alexa More...

Canadian firm Island Labs denied patent on concoction for hair growth
(PTI , 17-Jul-2016 , The Economic Times)

A Canadian company has been denied patent for a hair and scalp medical formulation by the
government after the Ministry of Science and Technology opposed the application on the ground that it
was part of traditional Indian medicine. More...

Diluted patent laws will spike drug price: experts

(SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT , 15-Jul-2016 , The Hindu)

Drug prices in India are likely to escalate if the government dilutes patent laws under pressure from
monopoly companies in the West, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) experts participating in a meeting
here have warned. More...

India-EU FTA chief negotiators to meet today

(FE Bureau | New Delhi , 15-Jul-2016 , The Financial Express)

The meeting is important as it comes barely a week after Britain’s business minister Sajid Javid called on
India’s commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman and discussed the possibility of a trade pact
between the two countries, post-Brexit. More...

India may offer tariff cut in goods at trade summit

(Asit Ranjan Mishra , 14-Jul-2016 , Live Mint)

New Delhi: India has agreed to show flexibility in Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
negotiations and offer further tariff cuts in goods if other member countries agree to a higher level of
commitment in trade in investment and services. More...

India-EU talks over free trade agreement in the offing

(Elizabeth Roche , 14-Jul-2016 , Live Mint)

New Delhi: India and the European Union (EU) are expected to sit down for talks on how to move
forward their long dragging free trade agreement (FTA) in the next few days. More...

US move to negotiate in small groups creates chaos at WTO

(D. Ravi Kanth , 14-Jul-2016 , Live Mint)

Geneva: Attempts by the US to force so-called plurilateral initiatives with a small group of countries
instead of pursuing larger multilateral agreements are causing “negotiating chaos” at the World Trade
Organization (WTO), according to several trade officials. More...

High Court stops two Indian firms from infringing Toyota trademarks
(PTI , 14-Jul-2016 , The Economic Times)

DELHI High Court has restrained two Indian auto spare parts manufacturers from infringing on the
trademarks like Prius and Innova of Japanese car-maker Toyota and directed them to pay Rs 10 lakh as
damages to the auto giant for "knowingly and intentionally" using its brands to earn "undue profits".

‘Section 3(d) of Indian Patents Act stifles innovation’

(NAYANIMA BASU , 14-Jul-2016 , Business Line)

National IPR Policy falls short on specifics, says GIPC’s Kalpana Reddy More...

Kanchipuram silks to cost more as silver shoots up

(ET Bureau , 11-Jul-2016 , The Economic Times)

Expect a price shock if you are in the market for a Kanchipuram silk sari. As prices of raw silk and silver
have shot up, sellers are considering when, not whether, to hike prices. More...

Patent Office refuses patent to Italian research firm Indena to treat mucositis
(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 10-Jul-2016 , Business Standard)

Also rejects a pre-grant opposition filed by a scientist while considering application More...

Zydus inks pact with Medicines Patent Pool for Hepatitis-C drug
(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 7-Jul-2016 , Business Standard)

The agreement sub-licences Zydus to produce and sell daclatasvir in 112 low and middle income
countries More...

Awareness about intellectual property rights is rising in India

(Sheo S Jaiswal , 06-Jul-2016 , The Times of India)

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the department of industrial policy and
promotion (DIPP) on Wednesday organized a workshop on intellectual property right (IPR) awareness
and national intellectual property right policy at SIDCUL in Haridwar. More...

Suven Life Sciences gets patent for neuro-degenerative drug

(PTI , 29-Jun-2016 , The Economic Times)
Drug firm Suven Life Sciences has been granted a patent from Europe and two product patents from
Eurasia for a drug used in the treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases. More...

Pooja Bhatt fixing copyright issues for 'Cabaret' release

(IANS , 28-Jun-2016 , The Times of India)

Addressing the delay in the release of Richa Chadha-starrer "Cabaret" -- which has already suffered two
postponements in its release date, filmmaker Pooja Bhatt has said some copyright issues are being fixed
before the movie gets "a dignified release". More...

TIPCU to tackle online piracy

(SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT , 25-Jun-2016 , The Hindu)

The initiative is said to be first of its kind in the country More...

Seizing India’s Innovation Opportunity

(GUEST AUTHOR , 24-Jun-2016 , Business Insider)

A lot can change in two years - or not. The world has weathered an economic crisis and has come
together through to tackle poverty, hunger, disease, and global terror. More...

Why India’s patent law is more secure at WTO than in bilateral engagements
(Sanjiv Shankaran , 23-Jun-2016 , The Times of India)

The allegations made by Subramanian Swamy about finance ministry’s chief economic advisor Arvind
Subramanian’s deposition in US a few years ago about India’s patent laws is important, but for a
different reason. More...

Australian 'Bitcoin founder' quietly bidding for patent empire

(Reuters | Sydney/Singapore , 21-Jun-2016 , Business Standard)

Since February, Craig Wright has filed over 50 patent applications in Britain through EITC Holdings

IBM patents Google Glass-like night vision eyewear

(IANS , 19-Jun-2016 , The Economic Times)

US tech giant IBM has patented an eye wear like Google Glass that will have red-eyed night vision
capabilities, a media report said. More...

Decathlon gets patent for invention related to bicycle

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 19-Jun-2016 , Business Standard)

The invention helps in making bicycle riding a better experience in tough terrains More...

Patent office caps fast-track requests

(SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT , 18-Jun-2016 , The Hindu)

The number of applications have been limited to 1,000 More...

Apple iPhones found to have violated Chinese rival's patent
(Bloomberg , 17-Jun-2016 , The Economic Times)

Apple Inc. violated the design patents of a Chinese device maker and may have to halt sales of its latest
iPhones in Beijing, the city's intellectual property authority ruled, handing the US company its latest
setback in a pivotal market. More...

Apple iPhones found to have violated Chinese rival's patent

(Bloomberg , 17-Jun-2016 , The Economic Times)

Apple Inc. violated the design patents of a Chinese device maker and may have to halt sales of its latest
iPhones in Beijing, the city's intellectual property authority ruled, handing the US company its latest
setback in a pivotal market. More...

TCS, Wipro lead patent charge

(TE RAJA SIMHAN , 16-Jun-2016 , Business Line)

File over 500 patents each in 2015-16; Infosys disappoints with just nine More...

TVS Motor gets patent for a new gearshift assembly

(TE Narasimhan | Chennai , 16-Jun-2016 , Business Standard)

The invention talks about putting switch or switches on the handlebar to shift gear in a SMT vehicle

India warned against pitfalls in ASEAN trade agreement

(VIDYA KRISHNAN , 15-Jun-2016 , The Hindu)

As talks for a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) — a regional trade agreement
among the 10 ASEAN countries — continue in Auckland, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned
India that it will no more remain ‘the pharmacy of the developing world’ if the proposals in the pact are
adopted. More...

Suven gets patent for CNS molecules from Canada, Hong Kong
(PTI , 14-Jun-2016 , The Economic Times)

Drug firm Suven Life Sciences has received a patent each from Canada and Hong Kong for molecules to
be developed as drugs for treatment of various central nervous system (CNS) disorders. More...

If India signs RCEP, it will not be the 'pharmacy of the world': MSF
(VIDYA KRISHNAN , 14-Jun-2016 , The Hindu)

The RCEP is a regional trade agreement being negotiated between the 10 ASEAN countries currently in
Auckland. More...

Large margin of improvement for Indian IPR regime: European Patent Office
(13-Jun-2016 , DNA)

Seeing a "very large margin of improvement" for the IPR regime in India, the European Patent Office
(EPO) has offered to expand its cooperation with the country in this regard. EPO President Benoit
Battistelli also said that India has all the elements to become a great player in IP (Intellectual Property)
space with a vast talent pool of well-qualified people and its huge knowledge economy. More...

Why you just can’t have a one-size-fits-all IPR policy

(sushila ravindranath , 13-Jun-2016 , The Financial Express)

The National IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) policy was released on May 11. This 38-page document
will give directions to the government to promote ‘creative and innovative India’. Questions have been
raised in some quarters about the need for a new policy now, as extensive legislation has been passed
amending patent, copyright, trademark and design laws. Was the report released because of the Prime
Minister’s US trip? Will it play into the pharmaceutical lobby? More...

Patent office issues guidelines for startups

(10-Jun-2016 , The Economic Times)

Indian Patent Office has issued guidelines for facilitators and startups with respect to filling and
processing of applications for patent, designs and trade marks aiming to encourage budding
entrepreneurs and boost innovation. More...

India has not claimed IPR on Yoga, PM Modi tells US lawmakers

(PTI , 9-Jun-2016 , The Times of India)

Observing that there are over 30 million practitioners of Yoga in America, Prime Minister Narendra Modi
on Wednesday told members of the US Congress that India has not yet claimed IPR on Yoga. More...

Uttarakhand tejpatta (sweet bay leaf) gets GI tag

(Shivani Saxena , 06-Jun-2016 , The Times of India)

The famed Uttarakhand tejpatta, a popular spice used extensively in the hilly cuisine, has been awarded
a geographical indication (GI) certificate by the Chennai-based Geographical Indications Registry,
making it the first product indigenous to the state to have made it to the GI list which features 261
products from across the country. More...

Devgad Alphonso growers' two-year wait for patent may end on Monday

Devgad Alphonso growers are eagerly waiting for a hearing, which might grant them the Geographical
Indication (GI)-related rights. More...

Don’t confuse patents with innovation

(EBEN MOGLEN / MISHI CHOUDHARY , 05-Jun-2016 , Business Line)

Our IPR policy fails to recognise that sharing knowledge, as in the case of open source software, spurs
creativity More...

Seven agriculture products get GI tag

(Anandi Mishra , 4-Jun-2016 , The Times of India)

Seven agricultural products of the state were issued the Geographical Identification (GI) mark this week.
Xiaomi’s Microsoft patent buy-up is part of its global push
(Bruce Einhorn , 03-Jun-2016 , Livemint)

Microsoft finding in Xiaomi a ready buyer for its patents is a sign of growing importance Chinese
companies, trying to be global brands, now put on intellectual property More...

Rise in patents from India for essential drugs may hurt affordable treatment
(Rupali Mukherjee , 03-Jun-2016 , The Times of India)

Increase in patents on essential medicines in India will jeopardise supply of affordable treatment , not
only in the country, but also in developing nations. More...

How India patent will help Volkswagen cut production cost

(Sajan C Kumar | Bengaluru , 3-Jun-2016 , The Indian Express)

The country's patent office has granted a Indian patent to German automobile major Volkswagen Group
for its invention relating to a uniform communication system involving different control devices of a
vehicle which in turn is said to reduce the cost of production of a motor vehicle. More...

A policy without intellectual clarity

(SRIVIDHYA RAGAVAN , 2-Jun-2016 , Business Line)

The IP policy is all for turning knowledge into IP assets, not realising that public access and equity are
central to creativity More...

FIR against hotel for copyright violation of Bollywood songs

(Express News Service , 1-Jun-2016 , The Indian Express)

The police said the alleged infringement came to light as N Gopalkrishnan, the firm’s general manager,
was present at the party. - More...

US Supreme Court rejects patent appeal over Cubicin drug

(Reuters , 31-May-2016 , The Financial Express)

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc's bid to revive four patents for
its antibiotic drug Cubicin, paving the way for rival Hospira Inc to introduce a generic version as soon as
this year. More...

CII establishes three IPR facilitation centres

(Special Correspondent , 30-May-2016 , The Hindu)

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in association with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium
Enterprises, has established Intellectual Property Rights Facilitation Centres (IPFC) in Indore, Mysuru
and Gandhinagar. More...

Strike a balance between access to data and data theft

(Sayan Ghosal , 29-May-2016 , Business Standard)

Indian data protection laws have been the subject of much debate and concern in recent times with the
advent of e-commerce platforms and cyber technology in the nation More...
Yahoo secures Indian patent for invention to classify image
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai | , 27-May-2016 , The Indian Express)

Numerous situations exist where a system treats a photo differently from a graphic; thus it would be
desirable for the system to know if a particular digital image is a photo or graphic More...

Huawei sues Samsung over patent infringements

(Reuters , 25-May-2016 , The Times of India)

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Wednesday said it sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd claiming
infringement of smartphone patents, the Chinese firm's first intellectual property challenge against the
world's top mobile maker. More...

Patently a missed opportunity

( Achal Prabhala, Sudhir Krishnaswamy , 25-May-2016 , The Hindu)

India’s first IPR policy trots out the worn western fairy tale that more IP means innovation, and
encourages the pointless privatisation of indigenous knowledge More...

Suven Life Sciences gets patent for neurodegenerative medicine in Australia, Eurasia, Israel &
(Our Bureau, Mumbai , 23-May-2016 , Pharmabiz)

Suven Life Sciences Ltd (Suven) announced that it has secured product patents in Australia, Eurasia,
Israel and USA to its new chemical entities (NCE’s) for CNS therapy through mechanism of action – H3
Inverse agonist and these patents are valid until 2032, 2030, 2031 and 2032 respectively. More...

'TRIPS sets the floor for IP-led innovation

(Patrick Kilbride , 22-May-2016 , Business Standard)

The US Chamber looked to the announcement of the final National Intellectual Property Rights Policy as
the beginning of a new era, with a re-commitment to a strong intellectual property policy framework.

Standing up to patent bullying

(B. Vinod Kumar , 22-May-2016 , The Hindu)

India is at the centre of the world's generic drug production as it is one of the few countries with the
technical capacity to produce raw materials. More...

Google patent glues pedestrians to self-driving cars

(AFP , 21-May-2016 , The Economic Times)

Google on Thursday had a fresh US patent for a sticky coating that could be applied to self-driving cars
so pedestrians stick instead of bouncing off when hit. More...

New IPR policy aims for ‘Creative India: Innovative India’ but few kinks remain
(Indu Bhan , 20-May-2016 , The Indian Express)

But there are a few kinks, like the lack of nuance in its IP creation vision. More...
Colombia's government is giving pharmaceutical giant Novartis a few weeks to lower prices
on a popular cancer drug or see its monopoly on production of the medicine broken and
competition thrown open to generic rivals
(Joshua Goodman & Linda Johnson , 18-May-2016 , USNews)

Colombia's government is giving pharmaceutical giant Novartis a few weeks to lower prices on a popular
cancer drug or see its monopoly on production of the medicine broken and competition thrown open to
generic rivals. More...

Government opens special channel to speed up patent grant process

(Asit Ranjan Mishra , 18-May-2016 , Livemint)

The government, in a first, aims to process patent applications within 6 to 12 months as against the
normal route which takes 5 to 7 years More...

India introduces cheaper & faster patent registration for startups

(ET Bureau , 18-May-2016 , The Economic Times)

Startups from the world over will now be able to register patents in India faster and at much lower costs
under a 'tatkal (instant)' option offered under the latest amended patent rules. More...

Intellectually promising
(17-May-2016 , Business Line)

The new IPR policy is reformist, but misses the big picture More...

Global legal experts urge Indian government to strongly protect IPR

(IANS | New Delhi , 17-May-2016 , Business Standard)

A few days after India got its new National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy to safeguard
commercial interests arising from creativity, legal experts urged the government to fortify obligations to
protect IPR and strengthen commitments to enforce laws against counterfeiting and piracy. More...

India must resist pressure to amend its patent laws

(17-May-2016 , DNA)

There is external pressure to evolve a patent regime that would prevent affordable drugs from reaching
the needy. More...

Centre to speed up patent examination for start-ups, India first filers

(Our Bureau , 17-May-2016 , Business Line)

The Centre is introducing a facility for speeding up the examination of patents for start-ups and for
applicants who choose India as the competent authority for international searching or preliminary
examination. More...

Ashok Leyland gets patent for lightweight composite articles for auto industry
(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 17-May-2016 , Business Standard)

The composite articles are suitable for making structures for use in automobile, aerospace industries
Now, a ‘tatkal’ system to expedite patent examination
(Special Correspondent , 17-May-2016 , The Hindu)

Aim is to reduce the period from 5-7 years to 18 months by March 2018. More...

Intellectual Property Rights: New policy may power R&D, national growth
(Anil Sasi , 17-May-2016 , The Indian Express)

The announcement of the new IPR policy has been a much sought after reform considering the
unfavourable regulatory environment prevalent in the country. The new policy is expected to encourage
the IPR regime, making it more efficient. More...

Wockhardt chief Habil Khorakiwala backs fast tracking of drug patents

(Aneesh Phadnis | Mumbai , 17-May-2016 , Business Standard)

New IPR policy unveiled last week aims to simplify and expedite patent application processes More...

Microsoft fails to get patent for e-mail management system

(Sajan C Kumar , 17-May-2016 , The Indian Express)

The patent office rejected Microsoft’s application on the grounds that the subject matter was not
patentable as it fell under Section 3 (k) of the Indian Patent act, 1970 More...

Intellectual Property Rights policy to help commercialise patents, copyrights: Government

(PTI | , 16-May-2016 , The Economic Times)

The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy will not only incentivise entrepreneurship and innovation in
the country, but will aid in the conversion of copyrights and patents for commercial use, Commerce
Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today. More...

Gilead Sciences withdraws writ petition in support of consolidating hearings over patent
(Vikas Dandekar , 16-May-2016 , The Economic Times)

US drug maker Gilead Sciences withdrew a writ petition it filed in Delhi High Court in support of
consolidating hearings over patent rights of its Hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir at the Kolkata Patent Office.

IPR policy to promote R&D, bring down waiting period: Nirmala Sitharaman
(PTI | New Delhi , 15-May-2016 , The Indian Express)

The total number of patent applications and trademark registration requests pending as on February 1
were 2,37,029 and 5,44,171, respectively. More...

Gilead patent on sofosbuvir a setback for health groups, but they vow to fight on
(Rupali Mukherjee , 12-May-2016 , The Times Of India)

A day after US company Gilead was granted a patent on hepatitis C medicine, sofosbuvir, patient groups
and companies are planning to challenge it. More...
India has 1.92 lakh active researchers, 2.37 lakh pending patents
(Chethan Kumar , 11-May-2016 , The Times Of India)

As of April 2016, India has 1.92 lakh active researchers with 14% of them being women, but Indian
patent offices have 2.37 lakh patent applications pending. More...

India wary of EU seizing drug shipments under new law

(Amiti Sen , 11-May-2016 , Business Line)

May move WTO; in talks with bloc More...

Patent not to affect hepatitis C drug price in India: Gilead Sciences Inc
(PTI , 11-May-2016 , The Economic Times )

US-based pharmaceuticals firm Gilead Sciences Inc today said prices of its hepatitis C drug Sovaldi will
not be impacted by granting of patent to it by the country's patent office. More...

50% drop in patents filed by Biotechnoloy department: Parliamentary Committee

(PTI , 10-May-2016 , DNA)

According to the report, patent filing is one of the major indicators of the scientific achievements of the
department. More...

Gilead’s $1,000 pill gets patent in India

(Rupali Mukherjee , 10-May-2016 , The Times of India)

In what could be a major setback for access to treatment in high-burden countries, the Indian Patent
Office on Monday granted a patent to Gilead Pharmasset on Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), its blockbuster drug for
hepatitis C, for which the company charges $1,000 per pill in the US. More...

TVS secures patent for air-injection system to improve fuel economy

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 10-May-2016 , The Indian Express)

The air-injection system, capable of reducing exhaust emission, is meant to provide the benefit of
improved fuel economy by reducing fuel supply during deceleration. More...

Groupon sues 'once-great' IBM over patent

(Reuters | , 10-May-2016 , The Economic Times)

The online marketplace Groupon Inc has sued IBM Corp, accusing it of infringing a patent related to
technology that helps businesses solicit customers based on the customers' locations at a given
moment. More...

Nasa releases 56 patent technologies for public use

(Zee News Bureau , 09-May-2016 , Zee News)

If you are a techno geek or someone who keep a close eye on latest technological developments then
then here's a bonanza offer for you! More...
Facebook wins trademark case in China
(IANS , 09-May-2016 , The Indian Express)

Along with other social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook is currently blocked to nearly 700 million
internet users in China. More...

Former employees of Serum Institute of India booked for stealing vaccine info
(PTI , 9-May-2016 , The Financial Express)

Two former employees of the Serum Institute of India here have been booked for breach of trust for
allegedly stealing confidential information about a vaccine and filing for patent on behalf of their present
employer, police said today. More...

Start-ups should understand Intellectual Property

(8-May-2016 , The Hindu Business Line)

There is a need to develop product-based technologies, for which patents can be obtained, according to
Ramesh Loganathan, President of HYSEA and Vice-President of Progress Software Dev Pvt Ltd. He was
speaking at a seminar organised on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) management, organised by the
Confederation of India Industry (CII) in association with the Department of Electronics & IT (DeitY),
Government of India. More...

IT bigwigs, startups spar over software patents

(ET Bureau , 07-May-2016 , The Economic Times)

Battle lines are drawn in the technology industry over software patents as the bigwigs and startups spar
over allowing patenting of software More...

BusinessLine twenty years ago today: Patent laws: New govt. to have hands full
(06-May-2016 , Business Line)

The next Union Government, whatever its composition may be, would find itself in a spot over the
proposed amendments to the country’s patent laws as a group of Parliamentarians, cutting across party
lines, have resolved to fight the move tooth and na9il. More...

Indian mobile handset companies facing might of tech patent holders. Here’s what they
should do
(5-May-2016 , The Financial Express)

The Indian Cellular Association (ICA) views the debate between patent owners and implementers as a
non-issue. More...

Needless pressure to change copyright laws

(DEVIKA AGARWAL RADHIKA AGARWAL , 4-May-2016 , Business Line)

RCEP’s position should be resisted. India must take a tough stand on digital rights else internet users
will find the going rough More...

Needless pressure to change copyright laws

(DEVIKA AGARWAL RADHIKA AGARWAL , 4-May-2016 , Business Line)

RCEP’s position should be resisted. India must take a tough stand on digital rights else internet users
will find the going rough More...
Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone trademark
(AP Beijing , 04-May-2016 , The Indian Express)

Apple loses legal battle with Chinese handbag company over iPhone trademark. More...

385 Indian applications for trademark registration in FY16

(04-May-2016 , The Economic Times)

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) received only 385 applications from the Indian
entrepreneurs aspiring to have their trademarks registered globally during the year 2015-16. More...

India needs more tie-ups to boost pharma sector

(Nilanjan Banik and Philip Stevens , 04-May-2016 , The Financial Express)

Local pharmaceutical firms have to focus on creating new medicines instead of simply manufacturing
copies of those invented elsewhere More...

Nvidia settles patent battle with Samsung

(Reuters , 03-May-2016 , The Times of India)

Graphics chip maker Nvidia Corp announced a settlement of a patent dispute with Samsung Electronics
Co Ltd, hours before a US trade agency was due to rule on a complaint that could have blocked
importation of some of Nvidia's products. More...

Broadband body questions need for discussion paper on patents

(Gulveen Aulakh, ET Bureau , 02-May-2016 , The Economic Times)

A broadband forum consisting of companies such as Bharti Airtel Vodafone, Qualcomm, Ericsson and
Intel, has questioned the government's move to float a discussion paper on standard essential patents
(SEPs), saying that issues raised including fixing of royalty rates and position on legal injunctions have
already been discussed and incorporated in the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy back in 2014.

Patent of Ayurvedic system of medicine

(Delhi , 02-May-2016 , Business Standard)

Under the Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) to which India is
committed, every country is required to accord to the nationals of other members, treatment which is no
less favourable than it accords to its own nationals with regard to the protection of intellectual property.

India on US watch list for harsh IP law

(SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT , 30-Apr-2016 , The Hindu)

India remained on the ‘Priority Watch List’ of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) “Special
301 Report”, for using legal tools to protect generic competition and access to affordable medicines.

Tata Motors gets patent for auto stop-start control system

(Sajan C Kumar | Chenna , 30-Apr-2016 , The Financial Express)
Tata Motors in the patent application submitted that the invention will be a solution to save the fuel
wasted when idling at traffic signals by automatically switching off the engine when the vehicle is
stopped. More...

Thyrocare IPO gets subscribed 73 times

(Ankit Doshi , 30-Apr-2016 , Livemint)

Retail investors and high net-worth individual investors bid for 8.45 times and 225.3 times the number
of shares reserved for them in IPO, respectively More...

Won't yield to pressure on IPR: Sitharaman

(SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT , 27-Apr-2016 , The Hindu)

She termed the US’ Special 301 Report as a unilateral measure to create pressure to enhance IPR
protection beyond the TRIPS agreement. More...

India has more than 200,000 pending patent applications

( Joe C Mathew , 26-Apr-2016 , Business Today)

Indian patent office has set up four subject specific patent examination groups in its Delhi, Chennai,
Kolkata and Mumbai branches to streamline and speed up the handling of patent applications. More...

India won't succumb to any pressure on IPR issues: Nirmala Sitharaman

(PTI , 26-Apr-2016 , The Economic Times)

India today said its intellectual property rights regime is fully in compliance with global norms and the
country will not succumb to "any pressure from any where" to modify it. More...

DIPP looks to reduce delays in clearing intellectual property applications

(Asit Ranjan Mishra , 26-Apr-2016 , Livemint)

DIPP secretary Ramesh Abhishek says the department had set a target of lowering the time taken to
clear pending IPR applications from the current five to seven years to 18 months by March 2018 More...

Ericsson fails India patent bid for mobile altitude determination

(Sajan C Kumar , 26-Apr-2016 , The Financial Express)

Swedish major Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Ericsson), one of the world’s largest wireless telecom-
equipment provider, has been denied an Indian patent for an 'invention' that defines altitude
determination method in a cellular communication system. More...

Centre steps in to expedite patent approvals

(SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT , 26-Apr-2016 , The Hindu)

The government is taking measures to reduce the time to examine patent applications for clearing them
at the earliest, Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)
measures said. More...

US ‘Special 301’ process on IPR a unilateral measure: Nirmala Sitharaman

(PTI | New Delhi | , 26-Apr-2016 , The Financial Express)
India today accused the US of taking "unilateral measure" to pressurise countries to accept Intellectual
Property Rights (IPR) protection beyond WTO obligations. More...

Govt wants to cut patent examination time to 18 months from 5-7 years
(PTI , 25-Apr-2016 , DNA)

For this, the government has hired more examiners and DIPP is taking several other initiatives. More...

Patent attorneys await clarifications on govt's start-up IP scheme

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 25-Apr-2016 , Business Standard)

Clarity required on fee structure, procedures to follow in filing IP More...

The importance of IP rights for innovation

(Richard R. Verma , 25-Apr-2016 , Livemint)

Protecting intellectual property of our innovators ensures future generations will enjoy art forms as rich,
diverse and creative as those we enjoy today More...

Secretive' patent talks is worrying generic drug activists

(ARADHNA WAL , 25-Apr-2016 , DNA)

As a round of massive free trade talks kick off on April 25, civil society groups have raised alarm after a
leaked documents showed proposals that would make access to generic medicines far tougher than
Bitter pill I More...

Patent your innovations, claim authority

(Subra Mani , 24-Apr-2016 , The Times of India)

Be authority of your own innovations by claiming patents for them - this was Intellectual Property
Appellate Board (IPAB) chief's World IPR Day message to students. More...

IT firms yet to take patent benefit

(TNN , 22-Apr-2016 , The Times of India)

Even though the AP IT policy promises reimbursement for filing patent costs up to Rs 5 lakh, IT
companies are yet to utilise the benefit offered by the state government. According to a senior IT
official, not even a single IT company utilised the benefit in the state. More...

Monitoring patents critical to develop more innovative products & to stay ahead of
competition: Origiin IP Solutions CEO
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru , 23-Apr-2016 , Pharmabiz)

For pharma companies monitoring patents is extremely critical to develop more innovative products and
also to stay ahead of competition, avoid duplication of work and giving right direction to R&D, according
to Bindu Sharma, patent attorney and chief executive officer, Origiin IP Solutions LLP, Bengaluru.

Apple patents hybrid wired/wireless headphones

(TOI Tech , 22-Apr-2016 , The Times of India)
Technology giant Apple has filed a new patent application for a wireless hybrid headphone system.

GI expert bags intellectual property award

(TNN , 21-Apr-2016 , The Times of India)

His is a story of an undying spirit and a fight against all odds to achieve a weighty goalsomething you've
set your heart on. More...

Trademark Office's Bid to Clear Backlog Hits a Block

(Maulik Vyas , 20-Apr-2016 , The Economic Times)

The patent and trademark office's apparent drive to clear its backlog of applications has hit a legal
roadblock, with the Tatas and a group of intellectual property attorneys dragging it to court. More...

US think tank launches India-US trade initiative

(PTI , 20-Apr-2016 , The Economic Times)

A top US think-tank has launched an India-US trade initiative aimed to strengthen economic ties and
meet the two countries' bilateral trade target of $500 billion. More...

Patent box regime: Time for a market-oriented approach

(Sanjay Kumar , 20-Apr-2016 , The Financial Express)

The new patent box regime, despite its limited scope and a tentative beginning, will no doubt address
multiple market failures More...

TCS to appeal against verdict in intellectual property rights case

(Bloomberg , 18-Apr-2016 , Livemint)

A federal grand jury in Wisconsin ordered Tata Consultancy Services and Tata America International
Corporation to pay $940 million More...

Roche sues Intas Pharma over Mircera anaemia drug patent

(Vikas Dandekar , 18-Apr-2016 , The Economic Times)

Swiss biotechnology giant Roche has sued Ahmedabad-based drug maker Intas Pharmaceuticals in Delhi
High Court, alleging infringement of its patent rights over Mircera, an injectable brand used to treat
patients with anaemia in chronic kidney-related ailments. More...

Gufic Private Limited and Anr. Versus Vasu Healthcare Limited

(Shan Kohli , 17-Apr-2016 , SpicyIP)

There are few greater joys in the life of an IP enthusiast than reading an eloquent, nuanced and pithy
judgment of Justice Gautam Patel of the Bombay High Court. His recent judgment in the case of Gufic
Private Limited and Anr. Versus Vasu Healthcare Limited (Notice of Motion No. 399 of 2013 in Suit No.
164 of 2013 decided on 28.03.2016) is another excellent example of why he has been consistently
ranked as one of the world’s 50 most influential IP thinkers. More...

Global outlook on Indian IPR changing for better

(IANS , 12-Apr-2016 , THE HANS INDIA)

Take strong steps to encourage innovation Convictions needed in cases counterfeiting Empower more
courts to award damages New policy must incentivise patent filing More...

Apple’s new patent could kill traditional keyboards

(HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times , 11-Apr-2016 , Hindustan Times)

A new patent filed by Apple suggests that traditional keyboards might be replaced by a touchpad which
uses pressure-sensitive technology and haptic feedback More...

Geographical Indications have the potential to be India’s growth engine

(Anil K Kanungo , 11-Apr-2016 , The Financial Express)

The recent overall slowdown in India’s exports possibly calls for a re-examination of policies essential to
propel India’s foreign trade. More...

CSIR Features in the Thomson Reuters Top 50 Indian Innovator Companies and Research
Organizations for the Year 2015
(Delhi , 06-Apr-2016 , Business Standard)

CSIR Features in the Thomson Reuters Top 50 Indian Innovator Companies and Research Organizations
for the Year 2015 More...

Start-ups could benefit from Madrid route of trademark filing: Survey

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 6-Apr-2016 , The Financial Express)

Report finds India Inc is showing ‘indifference’ to Madrid Protocol when it comes to trademark
registration even as firms attribute the ‘lethargy’ to non-awareness of Madrid procedures, cost disadvan-
tages, and non-interest in overseas operations More...

Delhi HC stays 193,908 orders issued by trademarks registry

(Apurva Vishwanath , 6-Apr-2016 , Livemint)

A group had moved the court alleging the trademark registry cancelled an unusually high number of
trademark applications without issuing notices More...

India should join TPP to maintain trade advantages in generics: Patent experts
(Laxmi Yadav, Mumbai , 6-Apr-2016 , Pharmabiz)

India which has stronghold in manufacture and export of generic drugs globally could lose its trade
advantages in generics if it does not join US-led trade pact Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TTP),
involving twelve Pacific Rim countries and concerning duty free trade, reduced tariffs and mutual
regulatory recognition to members, according to patent experts. More...

Patent office set to be rechristened

( FE Bureau , 5-Apr-2016 , The Financial Express)

The Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks, which oversees the implementation of
patents, designs and trademark laws, will soon be rechristened as the Controller General of Intellectual
Property Rights, a senior government official said on Monday. More...
USIBC team to push for ‘stronger’ IPRs
(ARUN S , 03-Apr-2016 , The Hindu)

USIBC will also push for India and the U.S. to expedite a Bilateral Investment Treaty. More...

Novartis refused patent for anti-hypertension drug combination

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 02-Apr-2016 , The Financial Express)

The patent for the triple drug combination was filed in 2007 at the Chennai patent office More...

Justin Timberlake sued for alleged copyright infringement

(PTI , 1-Apr-2016 , The Indian Express)

Justin Timberlake is being accused of stealing one of his songs from Cirque du Soleil. More...

India denies Vertex patent on cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi

(Phil Taylor , 1-Apr-2016 , PMLive)

The Indian Patent Office has refused a patent to Vertex Pharma for its cystic fibrosis therapy Orkambi,
saying the drug is not novel. More...

Govt needs 'intensive marketing campaign' for trademark

(PTI , 31-Mar-2016 , The Times of India)

Government should carry out an intensive marketing for Madrid System to encourage trademark
registrations as part of its 'Make in India' campaign, a study by IIM-Bangalore has suggested. More...

GlaxoSmithKline promises reduced drug patents to help world's poor

(By Reuters , 31-Mar-2016 , The Economic Times)

GlaxoSmithKline is to adopt a graduated approach to patenting its medicines, depending on the wealth
of different countries, in order to make drugs more affordable in the developing world. More...

Strong regulatory ecosystem vital for safeguarding IPR if M and E industry has to grow in the
international market
( Team , 31-Mar-2016 , IndianTelevision)

The subject of intellectual property rights and piracy keep coming up at the FICCI FRAMES year after
year and appeals are made by creative artistes for stringent measures to check this. More...

HC upholds CCI jurisdiction over patent matters

(Deepak Patel , 31-Mar-2016 , Business Standard)

In a huge win for the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the Delhi High Court on Wednesday
upheld its jurisdiction to investigate patent-related competition matters. The regulator would now be
able to freely investigate and pass orders in the cases filed by Micromax and Intex against Ericsson,
alleging abuse of dominance in the market of technology patents. More...

India, EU Leaders Touch On IPR, Innovation, ICTs, Pharmaceuticals

(INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WATCH , 30-Mar-2016 , Intellectual Property Watch)

The leaders of India and the European Union today in Brussels discussed a wide range of topics including
intellectual property rights – including geographical indications – innovation, digital issues, and health
and pharmaceuticals. More...

Govt. draws flak for decision to allow U.S.- trained patent examiners
(VIDYA KRISHNAN , 30-Mar-2016 , The Hindu)

Humanitarian aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) has questioned the
Indian government’s decision to have patent officers trained by the United States Patent & Trademark
Office after the recent controversy over compulsory licensing. More...

Patent Office rejects divisional patent application of Wyeth

(BS Reporter , 30-Mar-2016 , Business Standard)

The Patent Office has refused to proceed with a divisional patent application of Wyeth, now part of
Pfizer, for an invention as the claims are within the claims of parent application. This comes at a time
when some patient groups and others has been alleging that the divisional patent provisions are used by
the patent owners to extend the patent life. More...

Why India lags in innovation

(D. Ravi Kanth , 29-Mar-2016 , Livemint)

International patent applications filed from India dropped to 1,423 last year—as compared to Japan’s
44,235, China’s 29,846 and South Korea’s 14,626 in the same period More...

Johnson & Johnson receives patent for multifocal contact lens designs
(BS Reporter , 28-Mar-2016 , Business Standard)

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc has received patent in India for multifocal contact lens designs, for
contact lens for the aged especially patients with presbyopia. More...

‘Strong patent regime the only way to boost drug innovation’

(Aesha Datta , 27-Mar-2016 , business line)

Janssen, the pharmaceutical arm of multinational Johnson & Johnson, has been in the news for many
reasons – right and wrong. Its new ‘miracle’ tuberculosis (TB) drug Bedaquiline was introduced in India
this week as part of the government’s programme for treating multi and extensive drug resistant TB.

GE, Boeing, Honeywell back India on patents

(Dilasha Seth | New Delhi , 26-Mar-2016 , Business Standard)

Most representations have acknowledged improvement in India's IPR regime under PM Narendra Modi

Patent dispute: Gilead ordered to pay Merck $200 m

(REUTERS , 25-Mar-2016 , Business Line)

A US federal jury on Thursday ordered Gilead Sciences Inc to pay Merck & Co $200 million in damages
for infringing two Merck patents related to a lucrative cure for hepatitis C. More...
Govt won't dilute stance to waive patent rights
(TNN , 24-Mar-2016 , The Times of India)

The government has ruled out any dilution in its stance on granting compulsory licences, or waiving
patent rights in case of a public health emergency, saying it is open to using flexibility provided under
international laws. More...

India has right to grant compulsory licences under WTO: Government

(PTI , 22-Mar-2016 , The Economic Times)

The government today said every member of the WTO, including India, has the right to grant
compulsory licences (CL) and also decide the grounds for issuing them. More...

US top court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight

(Reuters , 21-Mar-2016 , The Indian Express)

US Supreme Court agreed to hear Samsung's appeal of what it contends were excessive penalties for
copying the patented designs of the iPhone More...

Verdict likely in Ericsson’s patent infringement case, 20 more pleas in FDC case
(Apurva Vishwanath , 21-Mar-2016 , Livemint)

Today’s significant legal developments would cover the areas of advertising, pharma and telecom More...

Standing up to patent bullying

(SRIVIDHYA RAGAVAN , 21-Mar-2016 , The Hindu)

The Modi government must stop engaging U.S. bureaucrats as patent consultants and instead showcase
the Indian patent statute as an exemplar for a balanced regime. More...

Should software be patented in a country of over a billion people?

(VENKATESH GANESH , 18-Mar-2016 , Business Line)

Investors who see India as a software powerhouse will need to start focussing on the brewing issue of
software patents which has opened up new wounds. More...

Why has MSF chosen India to challenge Pfizer's patent on a pneumonia vaccine
(ARADHNA WAL , 18-Mar-2016 , DNA)

International not-for-profit Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has taken on US pharma giant Pfizer,
challenging the latter's patent for a pneumonia vaccine priced at $100 a vial, in the Indian Patent Office.

US No. 1 in international patent filings; Huawei filed most in 2015: WIPO

(TOI Tech , 17-Mar-2016 , The Times of India)

America continued its lead in international patents filings in 2015 with 57,385 international patent
applications, according to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). More...
Startup India may be non-starter if patent office has its way
(Prathiba M Singh , 17-Mar-2016 , The Economic Times)

The government's major initiative announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16 has
prepared the ground for an innovation-friendly atmosphere in the country. More...

Apple loses video streaming patent case

(Reuters , 17-Mar-2016 , The Times of India)

A German court has ruled against Apple in a case over video streaming patents, handing Kudelski's
OpenTV unit a victory in its ongoing intellectual property licensing campaign against major technology
companies. More...

Global patent applications from India drop to 1,423 in 2015: report

(D. Ravi Kanth , 17-Mar-2016 , Livemint)

The US continued to dominate the world of innovation and inventions by filing 57,385 international
patent applications last year More...

Court rules against Apple in video streaming patent case

(REUTERS , 17-Mar-2016 , IBN Live)

A German court has ruled against Apple Inc in a case over video streaming patents, handing Kudelski's
OpenTV unit a victory in its ongoing intellectual property licensing campaign against major technology
companies. More...

Making India GI brand conscious

(LATHA R. NAIR , 17-Mar-2016 , The Hindu)

The current Indian legal framework for geographical indications needs to be strengthened to address
quality control and consumer expectations. More...

Doctors Without Borders challenges Pfizer's pneumonia vaccine patent in India

(BS B2B Bureau | Mumbai , 15-Mar-2016 , Business Standard)

With this, MSF or Doctors Without Borders, which claims Pfizer vaccine is highly priced, has become the
first medical organisation to challenge a vaccine (biosimilar) patent in India. More...

Amazon seeks patent for buying items using selfies instead of passwords
(AFP , 15-Mar-2016 , The Economic Times)

Online retail colossus Amazon is seeking a US patent on using selfies -- instead of passwords -- for
shopping when using smartphones. More...

Patents over patients

(Shamnad Basheer , 14-Mar-2016 , The Indian Express)

Government privileges the private over the public, preferring trade to health More...

MSF files pre-grant patent opposition against Pfizer's pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 14-Mar-2016 , Pharmabiz)
The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has filed a 'patent
opposition' in India to prevent US pharmaceutical company Pfizer from getting a patent for the
pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13), so that more affordable versions can become available to
developing countries and humanitarian organisations. More...

Doctors Without Borders opposes Pfizer’s pneumonia vaccine patent in India

(Viswanath Pilla , 12-Mar-2016 , Livemint)

MSF is challenging this patent to ensure manufacturers planning to produce the pneumonia vaccine do
not face patent barriers while launching more affordable versions More...

Patent office: Filing of further divisional applications creates uncertainty over patent
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 12-Mar-2016 , The Indian Express)

The Mumbai patent office says that such ‘uncertainty’ is against public interest and it also results in
abuse of the provisions of the Indian Patent Act More...

Why should we not revoke Bollgard II patent, Centre asks Mahyco Monsant
(KV KURMANATH , 10-Mar-2016 , Business Line)

Govt acts on a letter from farmers’ union on bollworm developing resistance to technology More...

India said to mull taking EU to WTO over threat to drug exports

(Shruti Srivastava , 10-Mar-2016 , Livemint)

European Union’s stricter trademark rules could stop exports of some generic drugs via the bloc to
markets such as Latin America More...

Over 2 lakh patent applications pending with govt: Nirmala

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 09-Mar-2016 , Business Standard)

As many as 2.37 lakh patent applications are pending with the government, mainly due to shortage of
manpower, Parliament was informed today. More...

Gilead Solvaldi Case Reveals Patent-Health Fissures In India


Are patient groups, health activists and manufacturers of low-cost generic drugs always on the same
page? Do India’s generic companies think alike? More...

India 'privately' against patent-overriding drug permits: USIBC

(PTI , 08-Mar-2016 , The Economic Times)

Indian government has "privately reassured" industry lobby group US-India Business Council that the
country would not invoke 'compulsory licensing' for commercial purposes that could allow local
drugmakers to make cheaper products by overriding patents of big global players. More...

Monsanto patent under cloud as Bt cotton prone to pink bollworm

(Vivek Deshpande | Nagpur , 8-Mar-2016 , The Indian Express)
Keshav Raj Kranthi, said that he had been consulted by the Union Agriculture Ministry on whether the
pink bollworm had developed resistance to Bt cotton grown in India — to which he had given an
affirmative reply. More...

US-based company stirs up trademark dispute against Houzify

(Aditi Shrivastava & Shashwati Shankar , 8-Mar-2016 , The Economic Times)

Facebook has removed the business page of Indian home interior startup Houzify without warning or
consultation, based on an alleged trademark infringement case by a US company called Houzz,
according to its CEO Gunaseelan Radhakrishnan. More...


(HARIKIRAN ANAND , 8-Mar-2016 , The Indian Republic)

75 million copyright takedown requests received by Google More...

Eli Lilly bats for a favourable patent regime in India

(Shine Jacob , 07-Mar-2016 , Livemint)

Eli Lilly wants a more favourable patent regime that ‘rewards innovation’ and would welcome an open
dialogue from the government in this respect More...

Money laundering: Trade patents, a new tool for bringing back black money
(Sachin Dave , 2-Mar-2016 , Economic Times)

People who own patents in India are suddenly in demand - in many cases not because of the value of
their inventions that may be worthless, but as a conduit to launder money . More...

Lower tax on patent income to boost R&D

(Rupali Mukherjee , 2-Mar-2016 , Times of India )

The Budget has introduced a special 'royalty tax' which lowers the effective rate of tax on income earned
from patents. The objective is to encourage indigenous research and development, and to make India an
innovation hub. The benefit will be available across knowledge-based sectors of the economy, including
pharmaceuticals. More...

Farmers seek patent seed varieties

(TNN , 01-Mar-2016 , The Times of India)

Farmers from North Maharashtra, especially Nashik, have demanded that the government must supply
patent varieties of seeds to boost their yield. More...

Apple patents detachable wireless earbuds

(TOI Tech , 01-Mar-2016 , The Times of India)

Here's the very latest on iPhone 7 rumours. According to a report in Apple Insider, the next iPhone may
come with "magnetically detachable wireless earbuds." T More...

Budget 2016: Steps to encourage domestic patent regime proposed

(PTI , 29-Feb-2016 , The Economic Times)
In order to encourage R&D in India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today proposed a special patent
regime under which 10 per cent tax on income will be charged on commercial exploitation of patents
developed and registered in India. More...

Hearing on Gilead's patent for hepatitis C drug, sofosbuvir, begins at patent office
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 29-Feb-2016 , Pharmabiz)

The much awaited patent challenge hearing on US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences' patent
application for hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir began in Indian Patent Office in Delhi which will have major
implications for millions of people waiting for affordable access to a life-saving hepatitis C drug. More...

Tata Motors fails to get patent for ‘follow-me-home’

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 27-Feb-2016 , The Indian Express)

The Mumbai patent office, which took up the application, refused to buy the auto company’s argument
that the electronic control unit of the vehicle has been modified to facilitate the follow-me-home
headlamp flashing feature More...

Samsung Wins Appeal in Patent Dispute with Apple

( Reuters , 27-Feb-2016 , The New Indian Express)

A U.S. appeals court on Friday overturned a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung, finally handing
the South Korean smartphone maker a significant win in its longstanding patent feud with top rival
Apple. More...

IPR integral part of flagship Indian projects like Make in India, Digital India
(PTI , 26-Feb-2016 , The Economic Times)

India's "robust" IPR regime is an integral part of flagship projects like Make in India and Digital India
which is encouraging foreign companies to invest and establish their manufacturing, R&D and
outsourcing bases in the country, a senior Indian diplomat said. More...

Patent challenge hearing on Gilead hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir starts in India

(India Infoline News Service | Mumba , 26-Feb-2016 , IIFL)

Protesters living with hepatitis C and HIV rallied outside the Delhi patent office, urging the officials not to
cave in to pressure on the Indian government to blindly and speedily grant patents to multinational drug
companies. More...

A prudent decision
(OPINION » EDITORIAL , 26-Feb-2016 , The Hindu)

In this process, the patent office, called the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade
Marks, effectively reversed an August 2015 guideline that had triggered the ambiguity in the first place.

Patents Office rolls back guidelines allowing patenting for software, hailed as victory for
(Neha Alawadhi , 24-Feb-2016 , The Economic Times)

The Patent Office's decision to roll back its guidelines that allowed software patents in India is being
hailed as a big win for domestic startups, which will not have to worry about expensive patent litigation
that can potentially stifle innovation in the country. More...
Government to unveil IPR policy in a fortnight
(ARUN S , 23-Feb-2016 , The Hindu)

Cabinet Secretariat held meeting on Feb 22 to fine-tune the Policy; Cabinet note circulated among 29
ministries for suggestions. More...

India not to allow software patents

(BS Reporter | Bengaluru , 23-Feb-2016 , Business Standard)

Globally, patents favour large MNCs that can afford the high cost of filing patents and not startups,
hence the decision on India's part More...

Intellectual property rights: when it’s broken, fix it!

(Arun Maira , 23-Feb-2016 , Livemint)

We need affordable medicines and we need more innovation. It’s time to reinvent the patents regime

Make in India runs into high royalty fee hurdle

(M Rajendran, Hindustan Times, New Delh , 23-Feb-2016 , Hindustan Times)

High patent royalty fees charged by foreign technology firms are fast emerging a major hurdle for
India’s ambitions of turning into a global mobile manufacturing hub. More...

No patent if invention lies only in computer programme, says Indian Patent Office
(BS REPORTER | Chennai , 22-Feb-2016 , Business Standard)

The Patent Office issues fresh guideline related to Computer Related Inventions (CRI) to bring in
uniformity in examining patent claims More...

USPTO grants patent for TapImmune's next-generation vaccine technology, PolyStart

(Jacksonville, Florida, Monday , 22-Feb-2016 , Pharmabiz)

TapImmune, Inc. (TPIV), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company specializing in the development of

innovative peptide and nucleic acid-based immunotherapeutic vaccines for the treatment of cancer,
including metastatic cancer, announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the US Patent
and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its patent application entitled, “A chimeric nucleic acid molecule with
non-AUG initiation sequences.” More...

USIBC seeks to protect India’s IPR status

(VARGHESE K GEORGE , 21-Feb-2016 , The Hindu)

Dr. Aghi’s submission lists of a series of measures by the Indian government under Narendra Modi that
he said strengthened IP regime in the country. More...

GM gets favourable order from Patent Office for its vehicle diagnostics system
(BS Reporter | Chennai , 21-Feb-2016 , Business Standard)

The system is to help the owner to manage the vehicle health More...
The rationale of India’s drug policy
(Jayachandran/Mint , 18-Feb-2016 , Livemint)

The government’s price control mechanisms have not been optimal More...

Andhra Pradesh accuses Monsanto of abusing Indian Patents Act through JV

(Banikinkar Pattanayak | New Delhi , 18-Feb-2016 , The Financial Express)

Rao cautioned that if such a step isn’t taken, farmers will be required to pay ‘high royalty on a
technology which has lost its economic value’ More...

Everything that is wrong with the world’s cheapest smartphone

(Pranav Dixit, Hindustan Times, New Delhi , 18-Feb-2016 , Hindustan Times)

The Freedom 251 may be the world’s cheapest smart phone but the device released by Noida-based
Ringing Bells is riddled with problems, including a possible copyright infringement of Apple’s iconic
iPhone, HT has found. More...

Google refused patent for ‘invention’ on obsolete data

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 18-Feb-2016 , The Financial Express)

The Indian patent office has refused to grant a patent to Google for its claimed invention relating to a
system for efficiently identifying and removing obsolete data from the database of a directory
information provider. More...

Nadiad whiz-kid gets three patents in his name

(Piyush Mishra , 18-Feb-2016 , The Times of India)

A final year engineering student of Nadiad has made a record of sorts. More...

Relief for MP’s Basmati farmers as Court nixes Apeda’s opposition

(R BALAJI , 17-Feb-2016 , Business Line)

Court asks Madhya Pradesh to proceed with applying for GI Registration of Basmati More...

MP govt moves Madras HC against IPAB order on Basmati GI tag

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 17-Feb-2016 , Business Standard)

The Court asked APEDA not to take action against Basmati farmers in MP pending disposal of petition,
says counsel More...

PhRMA concerned over Sect 3(d) of India’s Patents Act as it fears other emerging markets
may emulate it as a model
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 12-Feb-2016 , Pharmabiz)

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) continues to flog India for what it
termed as a 'Generally weak IP environment' in the country and has expressed concern over Section
3(d) of India’s Patents Act as it fears that other emerging markets may emulate it as a model. More...
Stronger IP measures will be a boon for Indian start-ups
(PATRICK KILBRIDE , 12-Feb-2016 , DNA)

TRIPS is an important starting point, but it is far from representing an international best practice when it
comes to implementing an IP framework that nurtures domestic innovation and fosters national
competitiveness in the global marketplace. More...

AIISH seeks patent for two innovations

(SHANKAR BENNUR , 12-Feb-2016 , The Hindu)

The Mysuru-based All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), a premier institute in
communication disorders, has developed iCry, a software for infant cry analysis, which will identify
whether a newborn is suffering from any abnormality. More...

Patient challenges patent on two key HIV drugs

(Rupali Mukherjee , 11-Feb-2016 , The Times of India)

A patient suffering with HIV has opposed patent applications for two important HIV medicines,
dolutegravir and cabotegravir, thwarting an attempt by ViiV Healthcare (a joint venture by Pfizer and
GlaxoSmithKline) to obtain monopoly rights on the drugs, in India. More...

Give Pakistani rice the Basmati tag

(Business Standard Editorial Comment | New Delhi , 11-Feb-2016 , Business Standard)

Rejection by India based on some petty procedural grounds seems unfair More...

India near bottom of intellectual property index

(NATIONAL BUREAU , 11-Feb-2016 , The Hindu)

India remains at the bottom of the Index for the fourth year in a row, according to the GIPC report

India, RCEP members to discuss trade pact in Brunei starting February 15

(BS Reporter | New Delhi , 11-Feb-2016 , Business Standard)

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a trade deal that aims to cover goods, services,
investments, economic and technical cooperation, competition and intellectual property rights More...

India ranks 37 on USCC’s Intellectual Property Index

(Shreeja Sen , 11-Feb-2016 , Livemint)

The index painted a grim picture of India, which scored 7.05, lower than last year’s 7.23 More...

Patent protection in India remains outside of international best practices

(OUR BUREAU , 10-Feb-2016 , Business Line)

Country ranked 37th among 38 countries in the IP index released by US Chamber of Commerce More...

US pharma body calls for stronger protection of intellectual property rights in India
(Shine Jacob , 10-Feb-2016 , Livemint)
PhRMA says India has not increased investment in this critical area, leaving public healthcare spending
at a very low level of approximately 1% of GDP More...

US pharma body slams Indian patent regime

(Rupali Mukherjee , 9-Feb-2016 , The Times of India)

Criticizing India's "weak" intellectual property rights (IPR) regime, PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and
Manufacturers of America), which represents leading pharma and biotech companies in the US, has
suggested India remain on the Priority Watch List in the 2016 Special 301 Report. More...

Enact safeguards on cultivation of GM crops

(9-Feb-2016 , DNA)

Without setting up an independent regulator with statutory backing, the Centre’s attempts to expedite
genetically modified crop cultivation are bound to fail More...

Basmati rice gets GI tag in 7 Indian states: Geographical indicators in India


The world is full of beautiful places and each one has something unique about it. People tend to relate
things to the places they originated in. More...

Genetically modified crops: the way forward

(Shyamal Banerjee/Mint , 8-Feb-2016 , Livemint)

The government must be transparent and address understandable fears More...

The pill that costs $9,000 in US sells for $70 in India

(Rema Nagarajan , 07-Feb-2016 , The Times of India)

India's generic industry has been producing many such life-saving medicines at a fraction of the global
price More...

Order on GI tag for basmati likely today

(SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT , 5-Feb-2016 , The Hindu)

The much-awaited order in a dispute between parties, including the Madhya Pradesh government, over
granting Geographical Indications (GI) tag for basmati rice, is expected to be delivered by the
Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) here on Friday. More...

Protecting India’s trade interests

(SHAILJA SINGH , 5-Feb-2016 , The Hindu)

Only a cohesive trade policy approach on the international and domestic front will help the country
mitigate projected losses from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. More...

Compulsory licensing in manufacturing may slow investments: EU

(ARUN S , 5-Feb-2016 , The Hindu)

The U.S. had also sought clarity from India regarding the CL decision-making process More...
GlaxoSmithKline arm gets patent nod for pneumonia vaccine
(BS Reporter | Chennai , 04-Feb-2016 , Business Standard)

Company argues composition is new and provides an improved technical effect More...

Andhra Pradesh to centre: invoke compulsory licence or cancel Bt cotton patent

(Sayantan Bera, Shreeja Sen , 4-Feb-2016 , Livemint)

AP agriculture minister, in a letter dated 1 February to Nirmala Sitharaman, accused Monsanto of

abusing its monopoly position in the genetically modified Bt cotton seed market More...

Indian firm develops Zika vaccine candidates

(Y. MALLIKARJUN , 03-Feb-2016 , The Hindu)

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech has filed for global patent of two vaccine candidates - a recombinant
vaccine and an inactivated vaccine - for Zika virus. More...

Nokia's patent deal with Samsung puts off investors, hits shares
(Reuters | Helsinki , 2-Feb-2016 , Business Standard)

Nokia said it had settled a lengthy patent dispute with South Korea's Samsung on Monday, but investors
were disappointed by the financial terms of the deal. More...

Trans-Pacific pact may impact exports

(NATIONAL BUREAU , 2-Feb-2016 , The Hindu)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), or the mega-regional free trade pact led by the U.S. and including
11 other Asia-Pacific countries, is likely to indirectly impact India’s exports in several industrial sectors
such as textiles, plastics, leather, clothing, cotton and yarn, besides the country’s regime on investment,
labour standards, intellectual property rights (IPR), government procurement and State-owned
enterprises (SOE), according to Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. More...

EU’s trademark law: India fears pharma exports will be hit

(AMITI SEN , 31-Jan-2016 , Business Line)

New Delhi not convinced by EU’s clarification; terms law unwarranted More...

Support needed for filing of patents and their protection

(STAFF REPORTER , 30-Jan-2016 , The Hindu)

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) attorneys Ashok Ram Kumar and M. Vijay Kumar said a sizable
quantum of intellectual property emanates from Indian universities and research institutes but it was not
well protected and commercialised due to gaps in industry linkages. More...

Chinese patent ecosystem progressive

(V. RAGHAVENDRA , 30-Jan-2016 , The Hindu)

China has the world’s largest number of patent filings, as it encourages ‘utility model’ or ‘petty’ patents.
IIT-Roorkee scientists patent low-cost biofuel tech
(Tapan Susheel , 29-Jan-2016 , The Times of India)

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R) have achieved remarkable success in
generating low-cost biofuel using a perennial weed, Kans grass. More...

SC agrees to hear Cipla’s plea against La Roche

(TNN , 28-Jan-2016 , The Times of India)

The Supreme Court on Wednesday admitted a plea of generic drug manufacturer Cipla Ltd challenging
the Delhi high court order holding it guilty of infringing Swiss pharma company Hoffmann-La Roche's
patent over lung cancer drug Erlotinib. More...

CommMin starts inter-ministerial talks on WTO decisions

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 27-Jan-2016 , Business Standard)

The Commerce Ministry has begun an inter-ministerial exercise to assess implications of the decisions
taken at the WTO's Nairobi meeting and find out the extent to which India can liberalise tariff regime,
especially with regard to the farm sector. More...

Delhi HC extends stay on transfer of commercial IP right cases

(Priyanka Mittal , 27-Jan-2016 , Livemint)

The transfer of commercial IP right cases to district courts was brought to a halt on 3 December under
an interim order passed by a high court bench More...

Ethypharm receives patent for invention related to orally disintegrating pain killer, in India
(BS Reporter | Chennai , 27-Jan-2016 , Business Standard)

The Patent Office accepted the argument of the company that its invention addresses a specific problem
related to degradation of oxycodone More...

Google files patent for drone “delivery receptacle”

(Reuters, San Francisco , 27-Jan-2016 , Hindustan Times)

Google’s secretive drone delivery project could include a component designed to store packages
securely. More...

India plans own FTA template to counter zero tariff formula

(Asit Ranjan Mishra , 27-Jan-2016 , Livemint)

India’s proposal is born out of concerns that the zero tariff formula may become the benchmark for all
future trade talks More...

Qualcomm denied patent on e-coupon distribution tech

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 27-Jan-2016 , The Financial Express)

Qualcomm Inc, US-based semiconductor company that designs and markets wireless telecommunication
products globally, has been denied an Indian patent... More...
India spikes 220 foreign patent bids on desi drugs
(Chethan Kumar , 26-Jan-2016 , The Times of India)

US company filed an application before the European Patent Registers on May 28, 2010, seeking patent
for a medicinal formulation to control lipid levels. More...

DRDO’s patent technology now with Pune start-up firm

(Sushant Singh New Delhi , 25-Jan-2016 , The Indian Express)

CuTi technology is patent protected by DRDO and the Pune-based start-up has been granted an
exclusive license to manufacture More...

India, Australia miss free trade pact deadline

(SUHASINI HAIDAR, ARUN S. , 21-Jan-2016 , The Hindu)

Talks were stuck due to several issues related to market access in services and goods More...

Indian drug firms dip into patent pool for Hep C drug
(OUR BUREAU , 20-Jan-2016 , Business Line)

To make generic versions of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s daclatasvir More...

Cipla, Emcure, Hetero and Natco Pharma join patent pool for new Hepatitis C drug Daclatavir
(DIVYA RAJAGOPAL, , 20-Jan-2016 , The Economic Times)

CiplaBSE 0.08 %, Emcure, Hetero and Natco PharmaBSE 4.47 % have received the license for Bristol
Myers Squibb' Hepatitis C drug Daclatavir under the Geneve based Medicines Patent Pool (MPP). More...

India rejects licence plea for AstraZeneca's antidiabetic drug

(PTI , 20-Jan-2016 , moneycontrol)

The Indian patent office has rejected Hyderabad-based Lee Pharma's application for a compulsory
licence on AstraZeneca's anti-diabetic medicine saxagliptin sold under the brand name Onglyza. More...

De Beers group firm initiates legal suit against competitor

(Dilip Kumar Jha | Mumbai , 20-Jan-2016 , Business Standard)

The development assumes significance Ila might face damages worth millions of dollars More...

FICCI announces online certificate course on intellectual property

( Rajiv Kr. Choudhry , 20-Jan-2016 , SpicyIP)

Registrations are open for Online Certificate Course on Intellectual Property (IP), May – July 2013 being
conducted by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). More...

Counterfeits to hurt India's manufacturing sector: A report

(BS B2B Bureau | New Delhi , 19-Jan-2016 , Business Standard)
Illicit market in seven select manufacturing sectors led to a loss of Rs 39,239 crore during 2014, says a
FICCI report More...

Startup India: Challenges galore on funding, patent and IPR fronts

(SURABHI , 19-Jan-2016 , Business Line)

First generation entrepreneurs across the country are applauding the government’s efforts to recognise
their business ventures under the banner of Start-Up India, but for most challenges of funding, patents
and creation of intellectual property remain. More...

Patent Office refuses divisional patent for GSK Biologicals' vaccine

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 19-Jan-2016 , Business Standard)

The application was related to a novel formulation comprising a combination of a cancer antigen or a
derivative More...

A strict FDA, competition may slow pharma growth; export may halve to 8 per cent by 2020:
(Prabha Raghavan, ET Bureau , 19-Jan-2016 , The Economic Times)

Tighter scrutiny of Indian manufacturing sites by US drug regulators, increased competition and weaker
currencies in key markets such as Africa and Russia are likely to slow down the growth of Indian
pharmaceutical exports over the next four years, says a new study. More...

Firm owned by Gujarati faces patent lawsuit

(PTI , 17-Jan-2016 , The Times of India)

A synthetic diamond manufacturing company owned by a Gujarati diamantaire is facing litigation from
De Beers subsidiary, Element Six Technologies Ltd, for alleged infringement of its patents related to
synthetic diamond material production. More...

National IPR policy to give fillip to economic growth: Ram Vilas Paswan
(PTI , 15-Jan-2016 , The Economic Times)

The government is drawing up the contours of a national Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy and its
implementation will provide an impetus to growth, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said today. More...

Patent Office refuses divisional application of Merck's antibiotic

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 14-Jan-2016 , Business Standard)

The application lacked distinct invention from parent application, the Patent Officer said More...

UN agency to help India bolster IP enforcement

(AMITI SEN , 14-Jan-2016 , Business Line)

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) plans to strengthen cooperation with India to help
improve enforcement of intellectual property laws in the country. More...

Only 8 patents granted to Panjab University inventors since 2007

(Meghna Malik | Chandigarh , 13-Jan-2016 , The Indian Express)
According to the data from the Centre for Industry Institute Partnership Programme (CIIPP) at PU, only
eight patents have been granted to inventors from the varsity since 2007. More...

Abraxis denied patent for combination of Taxane

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 13-Jan-2016 , The Financial Express)

The company filed the patent application for combinations, modes of administration of therapeutic
agents and the combination therapy More...

Duplicate GI products hampering niche market: Textile Min

(PTI , 13-Jan-2016 , moneycontrol)

According to the statement, this is hampering the niche market of these handloom products affecting
their goodwill adversely and shrinking their market value due to encroachment on their registered
geographical indications. More...

How patent delays are threatening 'Make In India'

(IndiaSpend Team | Bengaluru , 12-Jan-2016 , Business Standard)

Years-long delays in approving patents could undermine the innovation critical to the 'Make in India'
campaign's success More...

TVS Motor backs out of patent row

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 12-Jan-2016 , The Financial Express)

The invention was novel as well as simple-a self-locating ignition lock assembly which comprises a lock
body with a key slot for the ignition key, with a plate made of a fluorescent substance that absorbs light
energy during the day and render itself fluorescent at night More...

Govt & industry anxious on TPP & TTIP which could impact manufacture & supply of drugs to
12 Pacific Rim nations
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru , 11-Jan-2016 , Pharmabiz)

The Union government and the Indian pharma industry are now concerned about the regulatory and
trade challenges coming in with the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TIPP) which was reached on October 5, 2015 after 7
years of negotiations by the 12 Pacific Rim countries that include US, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile,
Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. More...

Script Lacks the Selvaraghavan Trademark

(Malini Mannath , 11-Jan-2016 , The New Indian Express)

Among the New Year releases, this was the film expected with anticipation. More...

StatsGuru: Tracking what hinders research in India

(Business Standard , 10-Jan-2016 , Business Standard)

At the Indian Science Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a revival of research in India.

Don’t tamper with patent laws

(A SRINIVAS , 08-Jan-2016 , Business Line)

The Centre is needlessly apologetic about our IPR laws. More...

Suven Life shares gain on patent rights in foreign countries

(PTI , 05-Jan-2016 , The Economic Times)

Suven Life SciencesBSE 0.70 % shares rose over 1 per cent after the drug firm got patent rights in
foreign countries for a neuro-degenerative drug. More...

History on India's Side, Not Pakistan, on Basmati GI Tag'

(Express News Service , 5-Jan-2016 , The New Indian Express)

With a tussle over getting a Geographical Indication tag for Basmati rice on, as Pakistan had laid claims
over the origins of the variety of rice grown here, an RSS mouthpiece article termed the neighbouring
country’s “illegible claim” as one of the unfinished agendas of partition. More...

India needs to catch up on R&D

(Business Standard | New Delhi , 04-Jan-2016 , Business Standard)

China is ahead of us on several parameters like spending on R&D and patent applications filed More...

Apple Patent Tips Plans for Money Transfer via iMessage

(Manish Singh , 04-Jan-2016 , NDTV)

Apple may soon allow users to send money to their friends using iMessage and a number of other
means. More...

No respite for Big Pharma on patents

(Banikinkar Pattanayak , 30-Dec-2015 , The Financial Express)

Dilution of Section 3(d), compulsory licensing unlikely despite US concerns More...

Mobikwik files patent for power wallet platform that integrates with payment platform of
(Surabhi Agarwal , 30-Dec-2015 , The Economic Times)

New-age payment companies seem to be taking the lead when it comes to filing for patents. More...

Employees in the US assign all patent rights

(Mark Flynn , 30-Dec-2015 , The Financial TImes)

Sir, Thank you for publishing the excellent article on Shuji Nakamura’s renowned contributions to light-
emitting diode technology (“Bright idea pioneer shining a light on innovation in Japan”, Business Life,
December 29). More...

Suven Life secures two new patents


City-based Suven Life Sciences has been granted a patent each by Europe and Macau for drug used in
the treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. More...
US court asks Indian company to pay $100000 for using pirated software
(PTI , 29-Dec-2015 , The Times of India)

An Indian textile company has agreed to pay a penalty of $100,000 (or Rs 66 lakhs) to settle charges of
using pirated software that gave it competitive advantages over American businesses. More...

Suven Life gets patent for neurodegenerative drug

(PTI , 29-Dec-2015 , The Economic Times)

Suven LifeBSE 0.71 % Sciences has been granted a patent each by Europe and Macau for drug used in
the treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. More...

Govt. to amend patent rules

(PRADEESH CHANDRAN , 29-Dec-2015 , The Hindu)

The centre is in the process of bringing out a new national policy for IPR More...

Cisco Wins US Patent Dispute Over Wi-Fi Technology

(Reuters , 29-Dec-2015 , NDTV)

Cisco Systems Inc did not infringe a patent holding company's wi-fi technology, a US appeals court ruled
on Monday, reversing a near $64-million (roughly Rs. 424 crores) judgment against the networking
equipment maker in the long-running patent dispute. More...

Intellectual property rights attorneys slam proposed amendments in patent rules

(A Subramani , 28-Dec-2015 , The Times of India)

few key proposed amendments in the patent rules, such as limiting adjournments to just three and
restricting the right to file patent applications only to patent attorneys and not all regular lawyers, have
come in for criticism from an association of IPR attorneys. More...

Abbott unit’s divisional patent application for drug rejected in India

(Sajan C Kumar , 26-Dec-2015 , The Financial Express)

The country's patent office has rejected a divisional patent application by AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd, the
biopharmaceutical arm of US-based Abbott Laboratories... More...

Patent office puts norms for computer inventions on hold

(Sajan C Kumar , 26-Dec-2015 , The Financial Express)

The norms aim to provide uniform, consistent guidelines More...

Patent Office keeps Novartis Vaccines' application under temporarily refusal

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 25-Dec-2015 , Business Standard)

Order is liable to change in accordance with the direction of the divisional patent issue pending with the
Calcutta High Court More...
Apple seeks $180 million morefrom Samsung in patent battle
(REUTERS , 25-Dec-2015 , The Hindu)

In a case that has come to epitomise the global smartphone war, Apple and Samsung have more battles
ahead. More...

Suven Life gets patent for neuro-degenerative drug

(PTI , 23-Dec-2015 , The Economic Times)

Drug firm Suven Life Sciences has been granted a patent each by Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau,
ARIPO and South Korea for a drug used in the treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases. More...

Celgene settles Revlimid patent litigation with Natco Pharma

(Viswanath Pilla , 24-Dec-2015 , Livemint)

The deal provides Natco with the certainty of a generic Revlimid launch in the US as well as a billion-
dollar windfall. More...

WTO gets strict over patent extension

(TNN , 24-Dec-2015 , The Times of India)

The government on Wednesday said WTO member countries have agreed to "prevent evergreening" of
patents in pharmaceuticals, a move that will help the entry of generic medicines into the market by
ensuring that Big Pharma does not tweak the composition of drugs to extend the validity of a patent.

Celgene to allow sale of generic Revlimid before patent expiry

(Reuters , 23-Dec-2015 , Business Standard)

Celgene Corp said it would allow the sale of a generic version of its flagship multiple myeloma drug,
Revlimid, in the United States more than a year before the drug's patent expires. More...

Patent files damaged

(SANGEETHA KANDAVEL , 23-Dec-2015 , The Hindu)

The recent floods have destroyed some key trademark and patent files at the Trade Marks Registry,
Intellectual Property Office in Guindy. More...

Ericsson ends patent feud with Apple, signs new licence deal
(Reuters | Stockholm , 22-Dec-2015 , The Indian Express)

Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson said it had signed a patent licence deal with Apple Inc,
sending its shares up much as 8 per cent. More...

Twitter patents drone that adds photos in your tweets

(IANS , 22-Dec-2015 , The Times of India)

Drones capable of taking photos and videos controlled by tweets and sharing them through users'
accounts may soon change the way people use social media, according to media reports. More...

Ericsson signs patent deal with Apple, shares soar

(Reuters Stockholm , 22-Dec-2015 , India Today)

Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson said it had signed a patent license deal with Apple Inc over
technology that helps smartphones and tablets connect to mobile networks, sending its shares up much
as 8 per cent. More...

Glenmark settles patent litigation

(Press Trust Of India | New Delhi , 22-Dec-2015 , Business Standard)

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced a patent litigation settlement with Forest Laboratories
and Royalty Pharma Collection Trust over anti-depressant drug Savella. More...

Patent files damaged

(SANGEETHA KANDAVEL , 22-Dec-2015 , The Hindu)

The recent floods have destroyed some key trademark and patent files at the Trade Marks Registry,
Intellectual Property Office in Guindy. More...

Indian Patent Office puts on hold guidelines for patenting software

(Krithika Krishnamurthy , 22-Dec-2015 , The Economic Times)

India's patent office has put on hold guidelines that would have allowed patenting of software, a move
being hailed as a big win for domestic startups. More...

Demand for GI tag to Jeypore cashew

(PTI , 22-Dec-2015 , The Economic Times)

Cashew nut producers of Odisha have demanded Geographical Indication (GI) status for Jeypore cashew
produced in Koraput district. More...

Ericsson, Apple settle litigation, sign patent license deal

(Reuters , 21-Dec-2015 , The Times of India)

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson said it has signed a patent license agreement with Apple Inc
but did not specify how much it would earn from the deal. More...

Seed companies demand withdrawal of govt order regulating cotton seed MRP
(Jayashree Bhosale , 21-Dec-2015 , The Economic Times)

ABLE-AG is an association of 13 leading technology provider, seed and biotechnology companies focused
on research. More...

Koraput farmers seek GI tag for cashew nut

(TNN , 20-Dec-2015 , The Times of India)

Bhubaneswar: Cashew nut producers of Odisha have demanded Geographical Indication (GI) status for
Jeypore cashew produced in Koraput district. More...

Lack of IPR protection poses barriers for companies to sell and compete globally: Victoria A.
(Ankush Kumar , 17-Dec-2015 , The Financial Express)
Protection and enforcement of intellectual property specifically for software is supremely important.

Revised guidelines for software patents put on hold

(Sadhana Chathurvedula , 17-Dec-2015 , Livemint)

Revised draft guidelines allows the patenting of software on technical advancement, sparking concern
from start-ups and software product lobbies like iSpirt and Software Freedom Law Center More...

AstraZeneca seeks hearing with patent controller regarding Lee Pharma's CL application
(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 16-Dec-2015 , Business Standard)

Delhi High Court had earlier issued an order granting permanent injunction in favour of AstraZeneca

India should protect patent over its native species

(NAHLA NAINAR , 16-Dec-2015 , The Hindu)

As awareness of the medicinal value of Indian plants goes up globally, more should be done by the
Government to protect the nation’s biodiversity, according to Appu Rathinavelu, Executive Director,
Rumbaugh Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, Nova Southeastern University, U.S. More...

National policy suggests use of intellectual property rights as collateral to raise funds
(Ruchika Chitravanshi , 16-Dec-2015 , The Economic Times)

In a potentially big boost to innovation, the country's first Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy has
proposed securitisation of innovation rights, allowing them to be used as collateral to raise funds for
their commercial development. More...

Industry-academia collaboration on patents at nascent stage in India: report

(Nikita Mehta , 15-Dec-2015 , Livemint)

A Thomson Reuters report shows that only 0.4% of the patents have been a result of collaboration
between industry and academia More...

Natco settles patent case with Gilead

(SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT , 15-Dec-2015 , The Hindu)

The Natco Pharma on Monday said it has, along with its partner Alvogen, settled the patent infringement
suit with Gilead Sciences Inc. and others over Tamiflu in a US court. More...

Samsung Takes Apple Patent Case to US Supreme Court

(Agence France-Presse , 15-Dec-2015 , NDTV)

Samsung, on the losing end of a massive smartphone patent lawsuit, appealed on Monday to the US
Supreme Court in hopes of overturning a ruling that it pay $548 million to rival Apple. More...

Samsung set to unseat IBM in US patent wars

(Harriet Taylor , 14-Dec-2015 , CNBC)
Samsung is on track to unseat IBM as the number one company when it comes to winning U.S. utility
patents. More...

China drives global patent applications to new high

(AFP | Geneva , 14-Dec-2015 , Business Standard)

China accounted for nearly a third of the world's patent applications last year, once again driving strong
global growth, despite a sharp decrease in industrial design filings, the UN said today. More...

India defends most red lines in Paris pact

(Nitin Sethi | Paris , 14-Dec-2015 , Business Standard)

Manages to create differentiation between developed and developing world in almost all elements

Apple 'Self-Healing Elastomer' Patent Hints at Waterproof iPhone

(Manish Singh , 14-Dec-2015 , NDTV)

Apple has been granted a patent that puts further weight to rumours of an upcoming waterproof iPhone.

Taylor Swift trying to patent ‘1989’, title of her novel

(PTI , 13-Dec-2015 , The Indian Express)

Taylor Swift has apparently filed trademark applications for five phrases including "Swiftmas," "Blank
Space," "And I'll Write Your Name," "A Girl Named Girl" and "1989". More...

Japanese co loses diabetes drug patent bid

(Rupali Mukherjee , 12-Dec-2015 , The Times of India)

In good news for patients, a multinational drug firm's efforts to claim monopoly rights on a new diabetes
drug, teneligliptin, have been thwarted, with the patent office rejecting the application of Japan's
Mitsubishi Pharma Corporation. More...

Suven Life Sciences gets patent for neuro-degenerative drug

(PTI , 11-Dec-2015 , The Economic Times)

Drug firm Suven Life Sciences has been granted a patent each by Eurasia, Europe, Israel and Macau for
a drug used in the treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases. More...

India Plans to Streamline Intellectual Property Rights Process

( SURYATAPA BHATTACHARYA , 11-Dec-2015 , The Wall Street Journal)

Government is drafting legislation to create new intellectual-property courts and simplify drug-patent
applications More...

FreeCharge files patent for alternative to One-Time-Password

(Surabhi Agarwal , 10-Dec-2015 , The Times of India)

In what is perhaps the first sign of new age Indian companies waking up to the potential of patents,
Snapdeal-owned digital payments firm FreeCharge has indigenously developed an alternative to the SMS
based one-time-password and has already filed a patent for the technology. More...

India R&D accounted for 9% of global patents in 2015: Cisco

(PTI , 10-Dec-2015 , The Economic Times)

echnology giant Cisco today said its research and development team in India accounted for nine per cent
of the total 1,100 patents issued to the US-based company this year. More...

The Weeknd sued for copyright infringement over ‘The Hills'

(PTI , 10-Dec-2015 , The Indian Express)

The Weeknd has been served with a copyright infringement lawsuit over his hit song "The Hills". More...

The Weeknd sued for copyright infringement over ‘The Hills'

(PTI , 10-Dec-2015 , The Indian Express)

The Weeknd has been served with a copyright infringement lawsuit over his hit song "The Hills". More...

India-US narrow down differences on climate pact

(G. ANANTHAKRISHNAN , 10-Dec-2015 , The Hindu)

India's IPR import bill highlights the importance of technology transfer to fight climate change without
rigid Intellectual Property Rights restrictions. More...

Verdict corner: The case for shifting of IPR cases

(Indu Bhan , 10-Dec-2015 , The Financial Express)

Legal fraternity including IPR experts are all united in the fight against the transfer of pending IPR cases

FreeCharge's patent filing for alternative to OTP a wake up call for other companies
(Surabhi Agarwal , 10-Dec-2015 , The Economic Times)

In what is perhaps the first sign of new age Indian companies waking up to the potential of patents,
Snapdeal-owned digital payments firm FreeCharge has indigenously developed an alternative to the SMS
based one-time-password and has already filed a patent for the technology. More...

Steps Afoot to List Tirur Betel in GI Registry

(Dhinesh Kallungal , 10-Dec-2015 , The New Indian Express)

The sagging fortune of Tirur betel leaves aka ‘Tirur Paan’ is set to revive with the authorities completing
the formalities for listing it in the Geographical Indications Registry of India. More...

Google files patent for needle-free blood draw device

(TOI Tech , 09-Dec-2015 , The Times of India)

Google Life Sciences has filed a patent for a needle-free blood draw device with US Patent and
Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent is being seen as the latest addition to its growing list of projects
in the fields of medtech and healthcare. More...
Google patent hints at device that could draw blood without needles
(Tech Desk , 8-Dec-2015 , The Indian Express)

Google has filed a patent that could allow for blood to be drawn without needles, and the patent is
available online More...

Google’s latest patent allows for device to draw blood without needles
(Tech Desk , 7-Dec-2015 , The Indian Express)

Google has filed a patent that could allow for blood to be drawn without needles, and the patent is
available online More...

Google needle-free blood draw patent: A blood-sucking smartwatch for blood test
( News Desk , 06-Dec-2015 ,

The needle-free blood draw system works by sending a surge of gas into a barrel containing a micro-
particle that pierces the skin. More...

Grant of wrong patents prevented by TDKL in 220 cases till date

(04-Dec-2015 , Business Standard)

The Ministry of AYUSH has established Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) in collaboration with
Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) for prevention of grant of patents on non-original
inventions by International Patent Offices like European Patent office, United States Patent & Trademark
office, Japan Patent office etc. on Indian Systems of Medicine such as Ayurveda, Unani, and Siddha.

HC stays the transfer of pending IPR cases to lower courts

(Priyanka Mittal , 4-Dec-2015 , Livemint)

Sanjay Ghosh, representing the high court, submitted that the order is likely to be replaced by a law in
the winter session of Parliament More...

TPP likely to impact patent regime: Panel

(TNN , 4-Dec-2015 , The Times of India)

A government think tank on Thursday said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which will create the
world's largest free-trade pact, is unlikely to impact India's trade significantly and warned that joining
the new framework would have adverse impact on the country's patent regime, especially access to
medicines. More...

Stay on transfer of IPR cases to district courts

(Aneesha Mathur New Delhi , 4-Dec-2015 , The Indian Express)

The Asian Patents Attorney's Association in a plea filed before the high court however has argued that
cases arising out of the statutes relating to IPR were "protected" under the Commercial Courts
Ordinance 2015. More...

Patents filed not enough, says DIPP Secy

(BS Reporter | New Delhi , 3-Dec-2015 , Business Standard)
Businesses as well as government institutions need to step up filing patents to safeguard their
intellectual property rights (IPR), said Amitabh Kant, secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and
Promotion (DIPP), on Wednesday. More...

Micromax-Ericsson patent row: Bailable warrants against founders

(Indu Bhan | New Delhi | , 3-Dec-2015 , The Financial Express)

Micromax was not only offender in the patent case filed by Ericsson. More...

Bid to restore Channapatna craft to its original glory

(RANJANI GOVIND , 3-Dec-2015 , The Hindu)

The traditional wooden toy-and-doll craft, with perfected lacquer-ware of Channapatna (on the
Bengaluru-Mysuru highway), may be protected by a geographical indication (GI) tag but today a crisis
stares the industry in the face. More...

IPR policy to help India become innovative: Govt

(PTI , 02-Dec-2015 , The Times of India)

The national Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy being prepared by government will help India
become an innovative economy over the next 10 years, a top official said today. More...

Now GI tag for black clay pottery of Nizamabad

(Manish Raj , 2-Dec-2015 , The Times of India)

The Geographical Indication (GI) registry in the city has provided the GI tag to black clay pottery of
Nizamabad in Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. More...

2.46 lakh patent applications pending due to manpower shortage

(PTI , 30-Nov-2015 , The Economic Times)

About 2.46 lakh patent applications and 5.32 lakh trademark registrations are pending with the
government due to shortage of manpower, Parliament was informed today. More...

Cipla infringing Roche’s patent in lung cancer drug, says Delhi HC - See more at:
(Aneesha Mathur , 28-Nov-2015 , The Indian Express)

Delhi HC refused to issue any injunction against Cipla restraining it from manufacturing the medicine,
after observing that the life of the patent granted to Roche was ending in March 2016. More...

IRCTC slaps notice on Travelkhana for 'copyright violation'

(Sudheer Pal Singh| New Delhi , 28-Nov-2015 , Business Standard)

According to IRCTC, the similarity of the applications is likely to create the impression that the source of
the apps is same or that there exists an association between the two companies More...

Breather for India's compulsory licence seekers as WTO group extends moratorium on IP
(Kirtika Suneja , 27-Nov-2015 , The Economic Times)
In a relief to Indian manufacturers seeking compulsory licences, a committee of the WTO has decided to
shield intellectual property from a mechanism through which one WTO member can challenge the other's
IP related policies even if there is no rules infringement. More...

Burger King locked in trademark cases with food joints of similar names
(Rasul Bailay & Ratna Bhushan, , 26-Nov-2015 , The Economic Times)

Burger King has a whopper of a headache on its plate. Even before the world's second-largest burger
chain made its India debut a year ago, it has been locked in trademark cases in India - from a small
pushcart called Mr Singh Burger King to joints in malls with deceptively similar names or logos. More...

Supreme Court: Gods, religious texts can’t be trademarked

(Utkarsh Anand , 25-Nov-2015 , The Indian Express)

The court added that an entity, wanting to register the ‘Ramayan’ as a trademark, would have to add
another word or symbol as suffix or prefix. More...

Patents India
(24-Nov-2015 , The Financial Express )

Need to synchronise laws with those of the United States More...

Patent registration: Centre plans cutting approval time to 15 months from 5-6 yrs
(Shruti Srivastava , 23-Nov-2015 , The Indian Express)

As many as 2,26,339 patent applications were pending as on July 31, 2015, due to shortage of
professionals, according to the government data. More...

Patent process to be speeded up

(DHNS , 23-Nov-2015 , Deccan Herald)

The Central government has proposed a set of modifications in the existing patent rules, seeking to
expedite the lengthy process of granting of patents in India. More...

Dr Reddy’s sues AstraZeneca over purple colour of Nexium generic

(Vikas Dandekar , 20-Nov-2015 , The Economic Times)

Hyderabad-based drug maker Dr Reddy's has filed a lawsuit in a US court against Anglo-Swedish drug
giant AstraZenecaBSE -1.06 % alleging material breach of a settlement agreement that had released the
company from any liability in connection with generic versions of Nexium, the blockbuster drug used to
treat heartburns and gastric ulcers. More...

US, Switzerland back out of disputed norm in patent law

(D. Ravi Kanth , 20-Nov-2015 , Livemint)

Both nations agree not to introduce norm for pharma products at WTO for two more years until end-
2017 More...

Suzuki Motor secures patent for fuel efficiency

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 19-Nov-2015 , The Financial Express)
The auto major filed application for patent titled ‘Control apparatus for a generator of a vehicle’ in 2009

Indian in US convicted for selling counterfeit cigarettes

(Press Trust of India | Washington , 18-Nov-2015 , Business Standard)

An Indian national has pleaded guilty to the charges of selling counterfeit cigarettes in the United States.

India needs predictable IPR regime: Novartis

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 17-Nov-2015 , Business Standard)

A "highly predictable" IPR regime is needed for the pharma industry in India to develop to the level of
the US or Europe, a senior executive of Swiss drug major Novartis said today. More...

Taken remedial actions at two plants in Maharashtra: Drug firm Novartis

(PTI , 17-Nov-2015 , The Economic Times)

Drug firm NovartisBSE -1.83 % today said it has taken remedial action at its two plants in Western India
which had received a warning letter from the US health regulator and expects the manufacturing facility
to returm to normal functioning soon. More...

Get a Patent, Get 3-yr Cheap Loan!

(Dileep V Kumar , 17-Nov-2015 , The New Indian Express)

Giving wings to the entrepreneurial dreams of student innovators, the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM)
will soon come out with a Patent Support Scheme, allowing student entrepreneurs to avail interest
subsidy on bank loans taken for patented projects. More...

Comprehensive policy on IPRs being finalised: PM Modi

(IANS , 13-Nov-2015 , The Economic Times)

Prime Minister Narendera Modi has assured business leaders here that India will soon come out with a
comprehensive national intellectual property rights (IPR) policy. More...

GSFC gets patent for Gujcon nylon products

(OUR BUREAU , 09-Nov-2015 , Business Line)

State-run Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd informed that it has received a process patent for its
Gujcon products range under Nylon-6 that will improve the quality of roads and building infrastructure.

Tata Global Beverages fails to get patent for herbal tea

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 7-Nov-2015 , The Financial Express)

The patent office has refused to grant a patent to Tata Global Beverages (formerly known as Tata Tea)
for its 'invention' regarding a process for preparation of flavoured herbal tea. More...

Merck & Co to expand in India, favourable IPR ruling encourages co to invest more
(Vikas Dandekar, , 6-Nov-2015 , The Economic Times)
Merck & Co. wants to expand its presence in India, building on what the $42-billion US pharmaceutical
giant calls a "responsible pricing strategy" and heartened by a recent intellectual property rights ruling in
its favour. More...

India catching up with China in patented products

(T.V. SIVANANDAN , 6-Nov-2015 , The Hindu)

Executive council member of the Visvesvaraya Technological University, V.D. Mytri, an expert on
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), has said that India was catching up with China in getting patents for
various products and innovations and in another decade would surpass it. More...

Pressure over patent laws

(Ashima Sahni, , 6-Nov-2015 , The Hindu)

There is no doubt that India — often called the pharmacy of the world — has played an important role in
improving the lives of people from the poor African countries by providing affordable drugs. More...

Column: DCGI doesn’t infringe Indian patent laws

(Anand Grover , 5-Nov-2015 , The Financial Express)

It is neither authorised by the law to assess patent issues nor does it have the institutional competence
for this More...

Strengthening IP policies will fuel India's growth, development

(IANS , 5-Nov-2015 , The Economic Times)

India's modest improvement in the World Bank's "Doing Business Index" this year, along with the Bank's
projection that the economy will continue to experience merely moderate growth, were not the boosts
that Indian officials hoped for. More...

Apeda says can’t include MP for Basmati GI tag

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 5-Nov-2015 , The Financial Express)

The Basmati Growers Association from Pakistan also challenged the Apeda move in the IPAB claiming
that Basmati is a name for a slender, aromatic and long grain variety of rice grown in the specific
geographical area at the foothills of the Himalayas in Pakistan. More...

ESDS Software gets US patent for its cloud tech

(RAJESH KURUP , 04-Nov-2015 , Business Line)

ESDS Software Solution has been awarded a patent for its cloud computing technology by the US patent
office, making it first Indian company to be recognised in this space. More...

Notice to Centre Over Appointment of Patents Registrar

( Express News Service , 4-Nov-2015 , The New Indian Express)

he High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Union government on public interest litigation (PIL)
seeking directions to remove IAS officer Rajiv Aggarwal as Registrar and Controller of General Patents,
Designs and Trademarks. More...
Plea on IBL's IPR to be heard on December 10
(03-Nov-2015 , Zee News)

BAI has recently announced that they will conduct the 2nd edition of IBL in January 2016 on their own.

Draft patent rules propose quick clearance, greater clarity

(OUR BUREAU , 02-Nov-2015 , Business Line)

Under ‘expedited examination’ provision, the examiner must complete report within 2 months More...

Investigators get tips on combating counterfeiting, piracy

(PTI , 02-Nov-2015 , The Economic Times)

An interactive session was organised here for police and other investigating officers on combating
counterfeiting and piracy. More...

Govt proposes patent rule changes to boost ease of doing business

(FE Bureau | New Delhi , 30-Oct-2015 , The Financial Express)

The government on Thursday proposed amendments to the rules under the Patents Act to streamline
the application process, as part of its efforts to improve the ease of doing business in India. More...

Column: Drug licensing must recognise patents

(Uttam Gupta | October , 30-Oct-2015 , The Financial Express)

Once patent-linkage gets embedded in our law, cheap drugs won’t get market entry More...

Colgate-Palmolive gets patent right for a powered toothbrush

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 26-Oct-2015 , Business Standard)

There is a need in the art for a powered toothbrush with increased effectiveness, says the company in
claims More...

Shell companies' patents to come under domestic tax net on adoption of BEPS
(Sachin Dave , 23-Oct-2015 , The Economic Times)

Technologies that are developed in India but their patents registered in tax havens may come under the
domestic tax net from the next financial year, when the country is expected to adopt a new world
standard aimed at preventing abuse of double taxation avoidance agreements. More...

Leaked draft only an input to national IPR policy: Amitabh Kant

(Asit Ranjan Mishra , 15-Oct-2015 , Livemint)

Industry secretary says that the final policy will be in place in next 30 to 45 days More...

Karnataka Pips TN to Post on Patents

(Jonathan Ananda , 15-Oct-2015 , The New Indian Express)

Patents. Those innocuous bits of rubber stamped paper that make the difference between making
yourself a million dollar invention or making an invention that earns someone else a million dollars

US varsity cites two Indians' work in $862 million patent case against Apple
(Chidanand Rajghatta , 15-Oct-2015 , The Times of India)

Gurindar Sohi and T N Vijaykumar are not names that will leap out of your latest iPhones as you gush
over the performance of Apple's much-coveted devices. More...

Apple may face $400 million in damages over university patent case
(Reuters, New York , 15-Oct-2015 , Hindustan Times)

The disputed patent relates to technology found in several of Apple’s phone models, including it’s latest
releases. More...

India opposes proposed European Trademark rules

(Asit Ranjan Mishra , 14-Oct-2015 , Livemint)

India fears provision will be used to seize low-cost generic drugs headed for African and Latin American
nations More...

Apple loses patent lawsuit to University of Wisconsin, faces $862 mn in damages

(Reuters , 14-Oct-2015 , The Economic Times)

Apple Inc could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a US jury on Tuesday found the iPhone
maker used technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's licensing arm without
permission in chips found in many of its most popular devices. More...

Dr.Reddy’s and Helsinn settles patent litigation for anti-nausea Aloxi injection
(Viswanath Pilla , 13-Oct-2015 , Livemint)

The settlement will allow Dr. Reddy’s to market the generic version of Aloxi in the US on 30 September
2018 or earlier under certain circumstances More...

Samsung patent case: Nvidia to seek review of US judge’s determination

(ALKA KSHIRSAGAR , 13-Oct-2015 , Business Line)

In the next step in the patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung, Nvidia will seek a review by the six
commissioners of the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on what the judge determined, and
confirm the judgment of the US Patents Office. More...

Suven Life gets patent for neuro-degenerative drug

(PTI , 13-Oct-2015 , The Economic Times)

Drug firm Suven LifeBSE 0.83 % Sciences has been granted patent by Australia, China, Europe, South
Korea and the US for a drug used in the treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases. More...

Indian drug makers engineer hepatitis C cocktails impossible in West

(Ketaki Gokhale, Caroline Chen , 9-Oct-2015 , Livemint)
Generic drug makers are working on a one-pill cocktail of the ingredients in Daklinza and Sovaldi that
could compete with blockbuster Gilead drugs More...

Glenmark loses anti-diabetes drugs' patent battle to Merck

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 8-Oct-2015 , Business Standard)

However while granting the injunction, the high court did not say anything about sale of existing stock

Apple Inc gets India patent for compact antenna in mobile phones
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 8-Oct-2015 , The Financial Express)

The patent filing mentioned Zhang Zhijun, a Chinese citizen, and Caballero Ruben, a Canadian citizen, as
the inventors. More...

International politics and IPR

(Dr R Saha , 07-Oct-2015 , Express Pharma)

The recent WTO’s Trade Policy Review (TPR) in respect of India has put to rest any misgivings about the
robustness of India’s IPR regime particularly related to laws and the judicial system. More...


(P A Francis , 06-Oct-2015 , Pharmabiz)

The policy of price control in pharmaceutical industry continues to remain partial and unfair to patients
in India as large number of expensive patented drugs still remain outside the purview of Drug Price
Control Order. Indian Patent Act was amended in 2005 almost after 35 years of its notification allowing
product patent to new drugs and pharmaceuticals. More...

Patent blitz likely to pay off for Arrow Coated products; shares jumped 3000% in 2 years
(Jwalit Vyas, ET Bureau , 6-Oct-2015 , The Economic Times)

ET Intelligence Group: The shares of Arrow Coated Products have spiralled 3000 per cent — from Rs 15
to Rs 490 — in the past two years with the company beginning to 'monetise' its patents. More...

Modi's Valley hug sparks swadeshi talk

(Sujit John & Shilpa Phadnis , 6-Oct-2015 , The Times of India)

This includes the issue of net neutrality , on which the government is seen to be waffling, and the
guidelines issued by the Indian Patent Office declaring that software is patentable in India. More...

Congress dismisses RSS claim against Rahul as 'patent lie'

(PTI , 06-Oct-2015 , The Economic Times)

Congress today dismissed as a "patent lie" a report in the RSS mouthpiece, which claimed that party
vice-president Rahul Gandhi drew daily parliamentary allowance despite being absent from the House
during his 56-day sabbatical earlier this year. More...

Cipher, Ranbaxy settle patent litigation with Actavis

(05-Oct-2015 , The Times of India)
Cipher Pharma Inc, along with partners Ranbaxy - a Sun Pharma firm - and Galephar Pharmaceutical
Research, has entered into a patent litigation settlement with Actavis over generic version of Absorica, a
drug used to treat acne. More...

Cipher, Ranbaxy settle patent litigation with Actavis

(05-Oct-2015 , The Times of India)

Cipher Pharma Inc, along with partners Ranbaxy - a Sun Pharma firm - and Galephar Pharmaceutical
Research, has entered into a patent litigation settlement with Actavis over generic version of Absorica, a
drug used to treat acne. More...

PM Narendra Modi wants delays in patent grants to be history

(ET Bureau , 2-Oct-2015 , The Economic Times)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slammed the delays in approving patent and trademark applications
and asked for a reduction in paperwork for speedier clearances - a major gripe for global investors who
often raise concerns about the enforcement of intellectual property rights in India. More...

PM Narendra Modi wants delays in patent grants to be history

(2-Oct-2015 , The Economic Times)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slammed the delays in approving patent and trademark applications
and asked for a reduction in paperwork for speedier clearances - a major gripe for global investors who
often raise concerns about the enforcement of intellectual property rights in India. More...

Microsoft and Google call truce in patent wars

(PTI, San Francisco , 2-Oct-2015 , Hindustan Times)

After years of tussle over devices, applications and services, technology titans Microsoft and Google
have announced their agreement over ending all patent infringement litigation against each other.

Has the US diluted pressure on India’s IP regime?

(DG SHAH , 2-Oct-2015 , Business Line)

India should keep its patent dialogue alive with America, while protecting its interests More...

Why Bengal, Odisha’s claim to rasgulla is not ‘rational’

(Zia Haq, Hindustan Times, New Delhi , 2-Oct-2015 , Hindustan Times)

Both states have staked claim to India’s most iconic snack -- a syrupy, spongy ball -- and are now
reportedly preparing to acquire a Geographical Indication (GI) for it, which is essentially about putting a
legal stamp of origin on the rasgulla. More...

Google, Microsoft resolve global patent feud over smartphones, Xbox

(Susan Decker, Dina Bass , 1-Oct-2015 , Livemint)

Google, Microsoft to drop about 20 lawsuits in US and Germany More...

Facebook ‘copyright’ declaration again? It’s a hoax and let Jon Oliver explain that
(Tech Desk , 1-Oct-2015 , The Indian Express)
On Facebook, one popular scam that keeps resurfacing every year is a 'legal'-sounding message which
aims to 'protect' users content. Sadly it remains a giant fraud More...

West Bengal Submits Application for Rosogolla Geographical Indication Tag

(All India | Indo-Asian News Service , 30-Sep-2015 , NDTV)

West Bengal has submitted the application for a (Geographical Indication) GI tag for the rosogolla to
stake claim on the sugary delicacy and beat Odisha, a minister said. More...

G20 should consider a new, more fair intellectual property rights regime
(SA Aiyar in Swaminomics , 30-Sep-2015 , The Economic Times)

Cynics say that G20 meetings are a complete waste of time. More...

Alstom allowed to appeal against rejection of its patent application

(Manish Raj , 28-Sep-2015 , The Times of India)

Showing a little leniency towards appeals that are delayed but have valid reasons, the Intellectual
Property Appellate Tribunal (IPAB) has said the term "sufficient cause" should be analyzed "liberally"
when appeals are filed with a little delay in judicial forums. More...

Patent Office refuses application for Genentech's cancer drug

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 25-Sep-2015 , Business Standard)

While Glenmark and others filed pre-grant opposition, all parties told patent office they do not want to
pursue the case More...

Modi in US: PM meets media magnates; promises protection to Intellectual Property Rights
(PTI , 25-Sep-2015 , The Indian Express)

Presenting India as a technology-driven society, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pledged protection
to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) as he met top executives of major media and communication
companies. More...

Patent office rejects Google invention on improving online ads with audio
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 25-Sep-2015 , The Financial Express)

Google has also informed the patent office about its new-found disinterest in the subject matter, just
barely a month after it appeared for a hearing to push the application. More...

Can India & America take Gilead-IPA model further?

(Ashok Malik , 24-Sep-2015 , The Economic Times)

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his second trip to the United States, the bilateral relationship
between New Delhi and Washington, DC looks remarkably different from the summer of 2014. More...

US judge rules copyright for ‘Happy Birthday’ song invalid

(Reuters , 23-Sep-2015 , The Indian Express)
In order to make his ruling, US District Judge George H. King had to delve into the song's long and
complicated history. More...

US industry waiting to hear PM Narendra Modi's stand on Intellectual Property Rights

(Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury , 22-Sep-2015 , The Economic Times)

The US industry will wait to hear the Narendra Modi government's stand on protection of Intellectual
Property Rights when PM meets business leaders in New York and Silicon Valley this week. More...

Dr Reddy's, BioMarin settle Kuvan patent suit

(Agencies , 22-Sep-2015 , The Times of India)

The Californiabased BioMarin Pharmaceutical has entered into a settlement agreement with Dr Reddy's
Laboratories to resolve patent litigation in the US regarding Kuvan, the former's 100mg oral tablets.

Verdict corner: Aligning India’s patent law with global standards

(Indu Bhan , 18-Sep-2015 , The Financial Express)

The country is emerging as a jurisdiction where customised patent prosecution strategies must be
followed More...

Patent Office refuses application for AcelRX's Nanotab Sufentanil

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 17-Sep-2015 , Business Standard)

Application failed to pass the test of Section 3(d) More...

Trademark for Pokkali rice

(SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT , 16-Sep-2015 , The Hindu)

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Krishi Vigyan Kendra attached to the Central Marine
Fisheries Research Institute here has registered a trademark Jaiva Pokkali at the Chennai trademark
registry to be leased free to groups of pokkali farmers, who wish to use the trademark on their produce.

Onbrez case: Delhi High Court reserves decision on Novartis-Cipla patent dispute
(Vikas Dandekar , 16-Sep-2015 , The Economic Times)

A division bench of the Delhi High Court has reserved its decision on a high-profile patent case that
pitted Swiss drug maker Novartis against Cipla over its respiratory drug brand Onbrez. More...

Revival of FTA talks on agenda for Merkel visit

(Huma Siddiqui | New Delh , 16-Sep-2015 , The Financial Express)

With German Chancellor Angela Merkel set to visit India early October, the two countries are working to
take up several issues... More...

Hope that IPR policy of India contains commitment to legal rights of patent: US
(PTI , 15-Sep-2015 , The Economic Times)

The US business community has hoped that the much-anticipated intellectual property rights (IPR)
policy of India contains a principled commitment to the legal rights of patent, copyright, and trademark
holders. More...

IPR policy contains commitment to legal rights of patent: US

(Press Trust of India | Washington , 15-Sep-2015 , Business Standard)

Under the current administration, political attitudes toward IP seem to have improved, it said More...

Spicy insight: Curcumin database to preclude false patent claims

(IANS , 15-Sep-2015 , The Economic Times)

Indian scientists have created the world's first comprehensive open database on curcumin - the star
therapeutic component of the golden Indian spice turmeric and a hot favourite with researchers across
the globe -- to foster innovation and generate public awareness. More...

Revised patent norms for software could impact tech start-ups

(Sadhana  Chathurvedula , 15-Sep-2015 , Livemint)

Revised guidelines say software that demonstrates a technical application or improves hardware may
also be patented, widening the scope of patents More...

IPA, Natco withdraw opposition to Gilead's drug

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 14-Sep-2015 , Business Standard)

We wanted to tell the big pharma that IPA is not unreasonable and we are not blindly following an idea,
said IPA More...

Patent Controller to hear Lee Pharma’s plea on compulsory licence for diabetes drug
(AMITI SEN , 11-Sep-2015 , Business Line)

CL application was prima facie rejected by the Patent Office in August More...

CFTRI to file patent for bottled sugar cane juice

(V. RAGHAVENDRA , 11-Sep-2015 , The Hindu)

The Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, is in advanced stages of filing patent
for bottled sugarcane juice, for which it has developed preservation and packaging technologies. More...

Suven Life gets patents for neurodegenerative drug

(PTI , 10-Sep-2015 , The Economic Times)

Biopharma firm Suven Life SciencesBSE 2.35 % today said it has been granted one patent each in 5
nations, including China and Israel, for a drug used in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

More steps required to make India investment friendly: CII

(Press Trust of India | Washington , 10-Sep-2015 , Business Standard)

More steps needs to be taken to make India an investment friendly destination as there is a long way to
go, a top leader of an association of Indian businesses has said here in the US. More...
Patent for Ayurveda Anti-rabies Medicine
(Express Features , 10-Sep-2015 , The Indian Express)

A traditional ayurveda practitioner from Kozhikode got patent for his herbal composition which has
proved effective against Rhabdovirus. More...

Pfizer's arthritis drug application gets rejected by Indian patent office again
(PTI , 8-Sep-2015 , DNA)

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) in October last year set aside an order by the patent
office which rejected Pfizer's patent for a new formula of the drug and directed it to re-consider the
application. More...

Free Software activists against changes to patent norms

(OUR BUREAU , 07-Sep-2015 , Business Line)

he Free Software Movement of India (FSMI) has alleged that the new Guidelines for Examination of
Computer Related Inventions are illogical. More...

Pfizer’s patent claim for Xeljanz dismissed

(Vikas Dhoot , 7-Sep-2015 , The Economic Times)

The Indian Patent Office has denied American drugmaker PfizerBSE -0.82 % patents for certain isomers
and stereoisomers of tofacitinib, a product it markets globally as Xeljanz for the treatment of rheumatoid
arthritis, in the latest example of a foreign company finding it difficult to patent incremental innovations
in the country. More...

Recent guidelines from Indian Patent Office will stifle innovation: Software product lobbies
(Vishal Dutta & Krithika Krishnamurthy , 7-Sep-2015 , The Economic Times)

The Indian Patent Office's recent guidelines, declaring that software and business methods are
patentable in India, has set off alarm bells across the software product industry. More...

Pfizer’s patent application for arthritis drug rejected

(Sajan C Kumar , 4-Sep-2015 , The Financial Express)

In a setback to US drug major Pfizer, the country’s patent office has rejected for the second time, the
patent application for its rheumatoid arthritis treatment drug Tofacitinib in India. More...

HC notice to govt over MNCs' patent disclosure

(Rupali Mukherjee , 2-Sep-2015 , The Times of India)

MUMBAI: In a development that could have major ramifications on intellectual property cases in
pharmaceutical and technology sectors, the Delhi high court issued a notice to the government on
Tuesday in a PIL (public interest litigation) filed by IP expert Shamnad Basheer. More...

Invention spree: 24% jump in patents at IIT-Bombay in five years

(Apoorva Puranik , 01-Sep-2015 , Hindustan Times)

Students at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), are on an invention spree, with patents for
inventions like solar-powered fluid heaters, speech decoding systems and a user-friendly map of
Mumbai’s rail system jumping by more than 24% this year. More...

Bt cotton: Govt admits Monsanto never had patent in India

(Shishir Arya , 26-Aug-2015 , The Times of India )

Nagpur: Thirteen years after US multinational Monsanto launched Bt cotton seeds in the country, the
government has woken up to the fact that the first version of the genetically modified crop was not
patented in India. Monsanto ended up earning huge royalties on the Bt seeds even without a patent,
changing the economics of cotton farming in India. More...

Eli Lilly fails to get Indian patent for drug to treat alcohol addiction
(Sajan C Kumar , 21-Aug-2015 , The Financial Express)

The Indian patent office has refused to entertain an application by US-based pharma major Eli Lilly and
company for a patent on an invention regarding a drug compound of kappa opioid receptor, used for the
treatment of disorders associated with alcohol dependency. More...

India rejects Lee Pharma’s compulsory licence plea

(Ruchika Chitravanshi , 18-Aug-2015 , The Economic Times)

India has decided against giving the compulsory licence for Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca's key
antidiabetes compound Saxagliptin sought by Hyderabad based Lee Pharma. More...

Camson’s patent filing may attract attention

(17-Aug-2015 , Business Line)

Camson Bio Technologies has filed for patent for its discovery of Natural Fertilizer, a product derived
from microbial extracts. More...

U.S. patent for MIT engineer’s device

(SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT , 17-Aug-2015 , The Hindu)

aghunath Manohar, deputy engineer in the advanced material testing laboratory of Mechanical
Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal University received a U.S. patent for his
invention, Marking Gauge. More...

Protecting IPR regime will bring new medicines

(13-Aug-2015 , Hindustan Times)

Protecting intellectual property will help bring new solutions for rare diseases and new medicines, to
save and improve lives. More...

In the forefront of fight against bio-piracy

(TNN , 13-Aug-2015 , The Times of India)

It has been proven beyond doubt, with literature and other records as evidence, that India has always
been a treasure trove of medicinal knowledge. More...

Copycats beware! Amul now has trademark protection

(VIRENDRA PANDIT , 12-Aug-2015 , Business Line)
No one will be able to use the name, logos or fonts of the dairy product brand More...

India, US to hold key commercial dialogue next month

(PTI , 12-Aug-2015 , The Times of India)

India and the US will hold first-ever high-level strategic and commercial dialogue next month in
Washington focusing on areas such as ease of doing business and smart cities with an aim to boost
investment and raise bilateral trade five-fold to US $ 500 billion annually. More...

Interim injunction on Audi: In battle for ‘TT’ trademark, garment firm wins round 1 against
German auto giant
(Aneesha Mathur , 12-Aug-2015 , The Indian Express)

The Delhi High Court, in an order on July 21, has issued an ex-parte interim injunction restraining Audi
from using the name ‘TT’ as a brand name. More...

Bengaluru Court stops Pearson's Indian arm from infringing on New Rubric Solutions' IP
(Evelyn Fok , 12-Aug-2015 , The Economic Times)

The Bengaluru City Court has restrained global educational corporation Pearson's Indian subsidiary from
infringing on the intellectual property (IP) of Bengaluru-based education startup New Rubric Solutions.

BMW checking whether Google’s Alphabet violates its trademark

(Reuters, Frankfurt , 12-Aug-2015 , The Indian Express)

BMW on Tuesday said it was looking into whether Google infringed any trademark rights after it set up a
new company called Alphabet More...

Two Gurgaon schools accused of misusing ‘DPS’ name, get notices

(Sandali Tiwari Gurgaon , 12-Aug-2015 , The Indian Express)

The education department has sent notices to two schools running under the popular chain, the Delhi
Public School (DPS), in Gurgaon. More...

Joynagarer Moya wins G I tag

(Jhilmil Mukherjee Pandey , 11-Aug-2015 , The Times of India)

Here's a first from the world of Bengali sweets. More...

Comic characters to give you lessons in IPR

(Timsy Jaipuria , 11-Aug-2015 , Hindustan Times)

Imagine reading the adventures of your favourite comic characters, flying over houses, brandishing
swords or triumphing over evil, and, learning about intellectual property rights (IPR). More...

Celebrating traditional treasures of GI handloom products

(Abhijit Das , 11-Aug-2015 , The Financial Express)
The Geographical Indication tag can be used effectively as a marketing tool for enhancing sales and
raising incomes of weavers More...

T-Series has filed a criminal complaint against Mahesh Bhupathi's Blue Whale Motion Pictures
on multiple counts
(IANS , 10-Aug-2015 , The Indian Express)

T-Series has filed a criminal complaint against Mahesh Bhupathi's Blue Whale Motion Pictures on multiple
counts. More...

Over 1500 yogic asanas shortlisted to thwart patenting by fgn MNCs, individuals
(PTI , 09-Aug-2015 , The Times of India)

In a move that will help thwart attempts by foreign MNCs and individuals to get patents and trademark
on ancient yoga techniques, the government has shortlisted over 1500 asanas and videographed over
250, classifying them as "traditional knowledge" of the country. More...

Explaining the intellectual

(K. SUBRAMANIAN , 8-Aug-2015 , The Hindu)

This book expands the boundaries of intellectual property rights to include not just economy but also
arts, culture and heritage More...

India's Intellectual Property Spend Up by 57 Percentage in 4 Years

(Express News Service , 08-Aug-2015 , The New Indian Express)

A 6.9 billion dollars was the cost Indian companies had to dish out as intellectual property (IP) royalty in
the year 2013. This steep figure accounted for almost 18 per cent of the nations’ Foreign Direct
Investment (FDI) that year, said former Supreme Court judge, Justice AR Lakshmanan. More...

India to unveil new IPR policy in two months

(Elizabeth Roche , 08-Aug-2015 , Livemint)

Indian firms have done well in following intellectual property rights laws despite complaints from some
quarters, says Amitabh Kant More...

India's first e-flora database developed

(IANS | Kolkata , 08-Aug-2015 , Business Standard)

The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) has developed the first open-access online database of India's floral
diversity to document over 18,000 flowering plant species in an effort at boosting digitisation and
conservation of endangered ones. More...

Need to strike 'careful balance' in Intellectual Property Rights related cases: CCI
(PTI , 7-Aug-2015 , DNA)

As it probes cases related to intellectual property rights (IPR), CCI chairman Ashok Chawla on Friday
said its intervention in such matters would be "cautious and balanced" to ensure that incentive for
innovation is not undermined. More...

India files 34.4 patents as regards to per million people:Government

(PTI , 05-Aug-2015 , The Economic Times)

India registers 34.4 patents in regards to per million people as compared to other developed countries,
the government today said. More...

Get States into the IPR policy loop

(AJAY BATRA , 05-Aug-2015 , Business Line)

Beyond the Centre, there is a lack of awareness on how to create an ecosystem that spurs inventiveness

India Foils UK Firm's Bid to Patent Use of Turmeric, Pine Bark and Tea
(ANI , 04-Aug-2015 , The New Indian Express)

India has foiled British firm Pangaea Laboratories Limited's bid to patent the use of turmeric, pine bark
and tea for treating hair loss. More...

No local plant registered with PPVFR authority

(TNN , 4-Aug-2015 , The Times of India)

The Protection of Plant Varieties and Famers' Rights Act 2001 (PPVFR Act) is considered landmark
legislation for protection of intellectual property rights of plants and seeds conserved by local farmers
while keeping within WTO agreements. More...

German drug maker Merck KGaA finds Indian market promising for its pharma, consumer
health business
(ET Bureau , 4-Aug-2015 , The Economic Times)

Merck KGaA, the family-controlled $12.5-billion German drug maker, has identified India as one of its
key markets under aglobal expansion strategy, amplified with forecasts that the economy could be equal
or even outpace China over time. More...

Startups, SMEs tardy in protecting patents

(LUBNA KABLY , 03-Aug-2015 , The Times of India)

A startup recently found to its dismay that the patent created by its employee was not owned by it. The
founders were unaware that under the Indian Patent Act, 1970, the inventor of the patent is the 'first
owner'. More...

Geographical indication identifies product's place of origin

(TNN , 3-Aug-2015 , The Times of India)

Geographical indication (GI) of goods is a sign used for products that originate either from a particular
country or a specific location in a country. More...

Mudhi to be promoted globally

(Minati Singha , 3-Aug-2015 , The Times of India)

The humble 'mudhi', a popular snack of Odias, will soon satiate global taste buds. More...

India foils UK dermaceutical company's bid to patent ayurvedic mix for hair loss
(PTI , 02-Aug-2015 , The Economic Times)

India has once again successfully foiled an attempt by a major European major dermaceutical company
to take patent on a medicinal composition containing turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair
loss. More...

Future sustainability is key to strong brand value


The business of brands is highly competitive and today traditional global brands that straddled the space
for years are confronting the emerging digital media, which is asking a lot of questions. The U.K.-based
Brand Finance is a leading player in the global measurement and valuation of brands, and in a chat with
The Hindu, Brand Finance CEO, David Haigh spoke about the impact of the economy on brands, the
changing paradigm and tips on what Indian brands must do to break into the big league. Edited
excerpts: More...

Patent Office refuses Eli Lilly's application for anti-cancer drug

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 31-Jul-2015 , Business Standard)

The Patent Office has refused to grant patent for a crystalline form of Eli Lilly's cancer drug Pemetrexed,
in favour of the pre-grant opposition filed by three pharma firms - Fresenius Kabi Oncology Ltd, Cipla Ltd
and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. More...

2.26 lakh patent applications pending due to manpower shortage: Govt

(PTI , 31-Jul-2015 , Livemint)

Nirmala Sitharaman said a number of patent applications are lying pending with the govt for due to
shortage of professionals More...

Samsung can halt Smartflash patent infringement trial

(Reuters , 31-Jul-2015 , India Today)

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, which faced a trial on patent infringement in a lawsuit brought by patent
holder Smartflash LLC, can halt the proceedings while the Smartflash patents are scrutinized for their
validity by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday. More...

Google gets Indian patent

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 31-Jul-2015 , The Financial Express)

Google has secured an Indian patent for an invention regarding a method and system for transferring
annotations associated with video files. More...

Samsung can halt Smartflash patent infringement trial, says US appeals court
(Reuters , 30-Jul-2015 , The Economic Times)

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, which faced a trial on patent infringement in a lawsuit brought by patent
holder Smartflash LLC, can halt the proceedings while the Smartflash patents are scrutinized for their
validity by the US Patent and Trademark Office, a US appeals court ruled on Thursday. More...

High Court rejects AstraZeneca’s diabetes drug plea

(ET Bureau , 30-Jul-2015 , The Economic Times)

The Delhi High Court has dismissed AstraZeneca's plea to block Hyderabad based Lee Pharma from
making copies of its anti-diabetes drug Onglyza and left it for the patent office to decide whether to
grant a compulsory licence for the medicine. More...

India, US on a collision course over e-commerce, IP norms

(D. Ravi Kanth , 30-Jul-2015 , Livemint)

The US wants rule of no customs duty on e-tail to continue; India not in favour of preparing any
recommendations More...

Govt to finalise national IPR policy in 3-4 months: Official

(Press Trust of India | Mumbai , 29-Jul-2015 , Business Standard)

The Centre is likely to finalise the policy on intellectual property rights (IPR) in the next 3-4 months and
will come out with clarification on FDI in the e-commerce space, a senior government official said today.

US court rejects Glenmark's patent plea for Finacea

(Press Trust of India | New York , 28-Jul-2015 , Business Standard)

Drug firm Glenmark's generic skin care drug that was under patent litigation infinges patent of Bayer, a
US court has ruled. More...

Google to curb patent trolls by offering them for free

( New Delhi , 26-Jul-2015 , India Today)

Patent trolls can prove to be a grave block in the evolution of technology. More...

Colgate fails to secure patent for flexible dome toothbrush

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai | , 25-Jul-2015 , The Financial Express)

Rejecting the application, the patent office based in New Delhi said Colgate-Palmolive’s claims lack
novelty and inventive step More...

India granted patent to treat incurable disease in Malaysia

(IBNS , 24-Jul-2015 , New Kerela)

Indian medical innovation has come to the forefront with the Human Embryonic Stem Cell technology
developed by Dr Geeta Shroff at Nutech Mediworld being granted the 66th patent in Malaysia for the
treatment of various medical conditions. More...

Nutech gets patent to treat incurable diseases in Malaysia

(Press Trust of India | Mumbai , 24-Jul-2015 , Business Standard)

A technology developed by Nutech Mediworld, the first facility in the world to provide human embryonic
stem cell therapy, has been granted the 66th patent in Malaysia for the treatment of various medical
conditions. More...

Amul trademark to get global shield

(Sidhartha , 24-Jul-2015 , The Times of India)
Amul is joining the league of global brands such as Coca-Cola, Kodak, Wimbledon and Viagra to get a
"well-known" trademark, ensuring unparalleled protection not just in India but across the world. More...

India rejects Swiss drug maker Roche Patent claims on Valcyte again
(ET Now , 24-Jul-2015 , The Economic Times)

Indian authorities have for the second time rejected Swiss drug maker Roche's patent claims on
valganciclovir, or Valcyte, used to treat an eye infection affecting acquired immune deficiency syndrome
(AIDS) patients. More...

India IPR Policy Update: Final Draft Circulated


The final draft of India’s national intellectual property policy has been circulated for inter-ministerial
consultation and will be sent to the Cabinet for approval after receiving comments, the Ministry of
Commerce and Industry said this week. More...

Google patents new way to archive, search your ‘real-life experiences

(Tech Desk , 23-Jul-2015 , The Indian Express)

Google patent could make your real-life experiences searchable via a device like say the Google Glass.

DIPP lays down norms on use of 'Make in India' logo

(PTI , 22-Jul-2015 , The Economic Times)

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has come up with detailed guidelines for the
use of 'Make in India' logo by various ministries, departments, states, private authorities and electronic
media, among others. More...

India must keep patent laws for manufacture of cheap generic drugs
(Leena Menghaney , 22-Jul-2015 , Hindustan Times)

Recently, trade ministers from 10 Asean countries, India, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and
South Korea gathered to negotiate a deal on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
trade agreement. More...

India's IPR Policy to fully protect patents: Nirmala Sitharaman

(BS B2B Bureau , 21-Jul-2015 , Business Standard)

The final draft of the National IPR Policy has been circulated for inter-ministerial consultation and is
likely to be put up to the Union Cabinet for approval soon More...

IPR policy draft under inter-ministerial consultation, final version to be moved to the Cabinet
(ET Bureau , 21-Jul-2015 , The Economic Times)

The much-awaited National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy will be moved to the Cabinet soon
after incorporating inputs from various departments, commerce and industry minister Nirmala
Sitharaman said on Monday. More...
IPR is a means, not an end
(Eben Moglen and Mishi Choudhary , 19-Jul-2015 , The Financial Express)

The Indian government is preparing the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy as a presumed
base for the unleashing of Indian creativity that will drive... More...

India’s pharmaceutical patent law may face new hurdle

(D. Ravi Kanth , 17-Jul-2015 , Livemint)

The norm calls for applying non-violation complaints to the World Trade Organization’s trade-related
intellectual property rights agreement More...

CSIR cites ancient texts to foil MNC’s patent plea

(Vishwa Mohan , 17-Jul-2015 , The Times of India)

India has cited ancient texts in foiling an attempt by US-based consumer goods giant Colgate-Palmolive
to patent a mouthwash formula containing herb extracts. More...

The curious case of Indian innovation

(Avirup Bose , 15-Jul-2015 , The Financial Express)

The govt should join India Inc in patronising research and training in codified frugal-engineering
practices and brand it as a globally-relevant business methodology More...

Delhi HC stays order restraining Lupin from using disputed trademark

(Priyanka Mittal , 14-Jul-2015 , Livemint)

The court stayed an earlier order restraining Lupin from using the trademark LUCYNTA for its medicines

Compulsory license application may prove to be test for Modi govt

(Reghu Balakrishnan , 14-Jul-2015 , Livemint)

The reason for the industry’s keen anticipation of the decision is because the govt had assured
protection of IP rights to multinational pharmaceutical firms operating in India More...

Wipro aims to increase rate of patent filing

(PTI , 12-Jul-2015 , Zee News)

Country's third largest software services firm Wipro aims to significantly increase its rate of patent filing
over the next three years. More...

Lee Pharma files compulsory license application for diabetes management drug Saxagliptin
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 09-Jul-2015 , Pharmabiz)

The Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company, Lee Pharma Limited, has filed a compulsory license (CL)
application for the patent covering AstraZeneca’s diabetes management drug Saxagliptin. More...

GI dispute : Patiala growers join legal tussle at IPAB

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 08-Jul-2015 , Business Standard)
The association says the GI should be allowed based on the geographical area where basmati grows
naturally More...

AstraZeneca not importing enough of diabetes drug: Lee Pharma

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 8-Jul-2015 , Business Standard)

The move was a sign of the evolution of compulsory licensing in India, say experts More...

Abbott Biotech allowed to appeal against cancellation of patent for Humira drug
(Sajan C Kumar , 07-Jul-2015 , The Financial Express)

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) on Tuesday allowed US pharma major Abbott
Biotechnology to file an appeal against the order that cancelled the patent for its Humira drug, touted to
be a blockbuster medicine for treating severe forms of arthritis. The patent was cancelled on a review
petition by Glenmark Pharmaceutical. More...

Youth bags patent for music instrument

(Shounak Ghosal , 7-Jul-2015 , The Times of India)

A young pakhawaj player from the city outskirts has bagged a patent for creating a percussion-melody
instrument where sound or note is produced by leather and metal string fitted in tension. More...

Patent to CSIR's iodising agent

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 06-Jul-2015 , Business Standard)

he Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has directed the Patent Office to grant a patent to the
national R&D organisation Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) for a novel iodising agent
finding its use in iodised salt. More...

Indian company seeks compulsory nod for MNC’s drug

(Rupali Mukherjee , 6-Jul-2015 , The Times of India)

A little-known Hyderabad-based pharma company has filed an application with the Patent Office to
manufacture saxagliptin, a diabetes drug patented and marketed in the country by MNC AstraZeneca.

Delhi High Court upholds BMS’ patent for cancer drug Dasatinib
(DIVYA RAJAGOPAL , 6-Jul-2015 , The Economic Times)

The Delhi High Court has upheld the patent of US-based Bristol Myers Squibs (BMS) for Dasatinib,
dashing the hopes of a local company to sell a generic version of the cancer drug and providing some
relief to multinational drugmakers who are up in arms against India's patent laws. More...

Coke Studio 'Rangabati...' Tunes on Copyright Notice

(Express News Service , 6-Jul-2015 , The New Indian Express)

Telecast of remix version of Sambalpuri folk song ‘Rangabati, rangabati...’ on Coke Studio programme of
MTV on Sunday even after legal notices were issued to the Coca Cola company, singers and music
composer of the remix, has left the copyright owners of the original song shocked. More...

Suven Life Sciences gets patents from Israel, South Africa and Japan for neurological drug
(PTI , 30-Jun-2015 , The Economic Times)

Drug firm Suven Life Sciences today said it has been granted a patent each by Israel, Japan and South
Africa for a drug used to treat neuro-degenerative diseases. More...

EU, India aim to resume stalled FTA talks in August

(Asit Ranjan Mishra , 30-Jun-2015 , Livemint)

Commerce secretary says this is the best time to conclude the deal to give a boost to textile and leather
exports More...

Is weak IP law enforcement in India a deterrent to Indian industry and innovators?

(Anant Kataria , 29-Jun-2015 , The Economic Times)

IP laws or the intellectual property system plays a pivotal role in framing industrial, trade and financial
policies, for scientific and technological development of any country. More...

TAKE Solutions secures patent for clinical data standardization process

(Sindhu Hariharan , 25-Jun-2015 , The Times of India)

TAKE Solutions -- a Chennai-based global business technology solutions provider -- has been awarded a
patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office ( USPTO) for its clinical data standardization
process. More...

Govt research body’s claim for constipation drug patent rejected

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 25-Jun-2015 , The Financial Express)

The country’s patent office has refused to entertain a claim by the Central Council for Research in Unani
Medicine (CCRUM), for a patent on a process for the preparation of a herbal drug composition to treat
constipation. More...

India, Japan to sign pact on increasing IP cooperation

(PTI , 25-Jun-2015 , Business Standard)

The Memorandum of Cooperation will be signed between the Department of Industrial Policy and
Promotion and the Japan Patent Office More...

Recent developments in intellectual property laws in India- Part 2

(Diljeet Titus & Rai S Mittal , 23-Jun-2015 , The Economic Times)

Besides to the most recent developments, in order to bring progressive changes towards a free market
society, rapid liberalization of international trade practices and demonstrating its commitments to the
WTO under the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPS), the Government of India
undertook a series of steps, to conform India IP legislation to acceptable international standards. More...

Bengaluru-based IT firms lead patent hunt

(Madhumathi D. S. , 22-Jun-2015 , The Hindu)

Karnataka has surged ahead in the number of patents filed in 2013-14 with Bengaluru-based Samsung
R&D Institute (84); Infosys (83); Wipro Ltd (59); Samsung India Software Operations Pvt. Ltd. (66) top
filers from among infotech companies. More...
A Short History Lesson on Patent Policy
(Robert Taylor , 21-Jun-2015 , IP DogWatch)

To avert serious and lasting damage to our innovation ecosystem and our most promising young
companies, it may be helpful to consider some history that appears to have been forgotten. More...

US court rejects Teva’s Copaxone patent plea

(TNN , 20-Jun-2015 , The Times Of India)

In a major booster for city-based Natco Pharma, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has
again struck down Israeli pharma giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's Copaxone patent, paving
the way for Natco Pharma to manufacture the copycat version of the drug subject to the United States
Food And Drug Administration (USFDA) nod. More...

Call to Patent State's Knowledge

(Express News Service , 20-Jun-2015 , The Indian Express)

Kerala High Court Judge Justice V Chitambaresh on Friday said that though the State had a huge
knowledge-base, processes, products and brands - ranging from Ayurveda to traditional knowledge -
many of them were yet to be patented. More...

Snapdeal faces Heat for Misusing Nalli's Trademark, Photos

(Express News Service , 18-Jun-2015 , The New Indian Express)

Iconic saree retailer Nalli Chinnasami Chetty has initiated legal action against leading e-commerce giant for ‘dishonestly’ using their trademark and brand on the site. More...

The Reason the Statue of Liberty Has Its Own Patent

(Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan-, Gawker Media , 18-Jun-2015 , Gizmodo)

Liberty Enlightening the World. That's the title of patent #USD11023 granted to one Auguste Bartholdi
on February 18, 1879. You might know it better as the Statue of Liberty. More...

Cipla, BMS settles patent dispute

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 17-Jun-2015 , Business Standard)

Parties seek confidentiality of the terms of settlement More...

India’s patent regime should not change – Cipla CEO

(Zeba Siddiqui , 17-Jun-2015 , Reuters)

Cipla Ltd, founded in 1935 by scientist Khwaja Abdul Hamied, is among India’s oldest pharmaceutical
companies. More...

IPFACE, Gopakumar Nair Associates & others to organise seminar on recent developments in
patent law on June 20 in Pune
(OUR BUREAU , 16-Jun-2015 , Pharmabiz)

The Intellectual Property Facilitation Center (IPFACE), Venture Center & IP Group, NCL Innovations,
Gnanlex Hermeneutics and Gopakumar Nair Associates to organise a one day seminar on current themes
in pharma patenting with an aim to overview and insights on recent developments in patent law and
practice of relevance to the pharma industry and research More...

Nokia, LG join hands; inks smartphone patent license

(PTI , 16-Jun-2015 , The Financial Express)

LG Electronics will soon embed technologies developed by Nokia in its smartphones as the Korean firm
has agreed to take a royalty-bearing smartphone patent license from the Finnish telecom gear maker.

Generic Mistake
(The Financial Express , 16-Jun-2015 , The Financial Express)

The push for generics in prescriptions will harm pharma companies and ultimately patients More...

Doctors Without Borders urges PM Modi not to change patent rules

(BS B2B Bureau | New Delhi , 15-Jun-2015 , Business Standard)

MSF has launched global campaign, Hands Off!, urging India to take strong stand against the pressure
from MNCs to change India's patent laws that would severely restrict production of generics. More...

'Biased? India has a balanced pharma patent regime'

(Soumonty Kanungo , 15-Jun-2015 , daily news and analysis)

India has a balanced pharmaceutical patent regime in place because it needs to hold the rights and
interest of a wide section of consumers who are in need of free medicines, according to Frederick
Abbott, professor of international law at the Florida State University. More...

Eureka Forbes denied patent for Aquasure after Hindustan Unilever’s opposition
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 13-Jun-2015 , The Financial Express)

The patent office has rejected an application by Eureka Forbes for a patent for its flagship iron removal
water purifier, Aquasure, on grounds of lack of inventive step and insufficient disclosure. More...

India’s patent law may face legal hurdle at WTO

(D. Ravi Kanth , 12-Jun-2015 , Livemint)

Potential challenge from US, Switzerland over provision which defines inventions could hurt Indian drug
makers More...

India to resist Japan and South Korea

(Dilasha Seth , 12-Jun-2015 , The Economic Times)

India will resist a push by Japan and South Korea for stringent patent legislation at the eighth round of
negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), according to a senior official.

Decoding Myths & Facts about Patents

(Anant Kataria , 12-Jun-2015 , moneycontrol)

A patent is a legal property granted by the government that confers a right for a limited period to
anyone who makes an invention of a product or process that meets the conditions of novelty, non-
obviousness and industrial use. More...

Opto Circuits subsidiary wins patent case against US firm

(BS Reporter | Bengaluru , 9-Jun-2015 , Business Standard)

To get Rs 147 crore towards loss of royalty from Zoll LifeCor More...

Cipla's Stempeutics gets process patent for Stempeucel from Japan

(PTI , 08-Jun-2015 , The Economic Times)

Drug major CiplaBSE -2.49 % today said its JV firm Stempeutics Research has received process patent
from the Japan Patent Office for novel stem cell drug Stempeucel aimed at treatment of critical limb
ischemia (CLI). More...

With FTA talks set to start, EU seeks to tap Indian middle class
( D. Ravi Kanth , 8-Jun-2015 , Livemint)

EU director general for trade Jean-Luc Demarty wants more access for the bloc’s automobiles and wines

Seeds of doubt: Monsanto never had Bt cotton patent

(Shishir Arya & Snehlata Shrivastav , 8-Jun-2015 , The Times Of India)

Fourteen years after US multinational Monsanto brought the genetically modified (GM) Bt Cotton
(Bollgard) to India, there is no clarity on the discovery having ever been patented in the country. More...

Intellectual property vital to make in India

(Ifftikhar Gilani , 6-Jun-2015 , DNA)

US ambassador to India Richard Verma has liked the success of "Make in India" to not only permitting...

Relief for Natco Pharma as Chennai patent office rejects US firm’s application for cancer drug
(Sajan C Kumar , 06-Jun-2015 , The Financial Express)

The Chennai patent office has rejected an application by US-based Abraxis BioScience related to a new
composition for Paclitaxel, an anti-cancer drug marketed under the trade name Abraxane, citing lack of
novelty and inventive step. More...

US co Abraxis denied patent on cancer drug

(Rupali Mukherjee , 3-Jun-2015 , The Times Of India)

The Indian Patent Office has refused a patent on US firm Abraxis BioSciences' anti-cancer drug
Abraxane, paving the way for generic companies to launch affordable versions in the domestic market.

India’s import regime still complex: WTO

(ENS Economic Bureau , 3-Jun-2015 , The Indian Express)

India continues to have a very complex import regime, notwithstanding the steps taken by it to
streamline customs procedures, a World Trade Organization (WTO) report has said. The country has,
however, taken a slew of steps to modernise its intellectual property rights regime, the report said.

India’s average import tariffs up marginally in 4 years: WTO review

(OUR BUREAU , 02-Jun-2015 , Business Line)

Trade policy review report does not fault India on its patent regime More...

We are not under pressure from the US on IPR: Nirmala Sitharaman

( Asit Ranjan Mishra , 2-Jun-2015 , Livemint)

The trade balance with China is definitely adverse and it is growing, and this cannot be sustained, says
commerce minister Sitharaman More...

US Supreme Court Rules Against Cisco in Patent Infringement Fight

(Reuters , 27-May-2015 , NDTV)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against Cisco Systems Inc over a patent infringement claim
the tech giant is fighting. More...

Basmati rice to get IPR protection as exporters support Centre’s view

( Sandip Das | Chennai , 26-May-2015 , The Financial Express)

Chennai-based Intellectual Property Appellate Board is slated to hear the claims of all the parties for
three consecutive days from July 8 for granting GI certification to Basmati rice More...

Smartphone 'Cold War' seen in Asian moves on patent licensingm the tech giant is fighting.
(Susan Decker, Ian King & Jungah Lee , 26-May-2015 , Business Standard)

New antitrust policies and the clampdown on patents might weaken the ability of Apple, Microsoft and
Qualcomm to compete in China and other countries More...

Pfizer gets IPAB breather on Zeldox patent

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 26-May-2015 , The Financial Express)

In a reprieve to US-based pharma major Pfizer Inc, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has
set aside an order.. More...

Smartphone ‘cold war’ seen in Asian moves on patent licensing

( Susan Decker | Ian King | Jungah Lee , 26-May-2015 , Livemint)

Asian regulators were spurred by the smartphone wars, in which tech giants battled over billions of
dollars on four continents for more than four years More...

Google to patent 'creepy' internet toys for homes

(PTI , 24-May-2015 , DNA)

Google has filed a patent for internet-connected creepy-looking teddy bears and bunny rabbits which
could keep a watchful eye on children, eavesdrop on anything we say and control smart home
appliances More...
Chennai patent office rejects Merck arm’s plea for female contraceptive
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 23-May-2015 , The Financial Express)

NV Organon has failed to secure a patent in India for its invention on a female contraceptive kit More...

Suven Life Sciences gets patents for neurodegenerative drug

(PTI , 22-May-2015 , Zee News)

Neurodegenerative diseases include Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia and Parkinson's. More...

Columns Letters India’s IPR environment is maturing

(Ajay Batra , 22-May-2015 , Business Line)

Legal systems are in place, landmark judgments have been pronounced, and next-gen policies are being
evolved More...

Tech startups plan to secure key intellectual property rights

(Biswarup Gooptu, ET Bureau , 21-May-2015 , The Economic Times)

Technology startups mindful of the need to protect key intellectual property in the fiercely competitive
Indian startup industry where employees are often poached by rivals will have to ensure they lock the
stable doors before the horses bolt. More...

Draft policy on patents stresses enforcement, independence

(Arun S | New Delhi , 21-May-2015 , The Financial Express)

National IPR policy is aimed at boosting PM Narendra Modi’s pet ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’
initiatives. More...

Godzilla creator sues US studio, alleges copyright violation

(Associated Press | Yuri Kageyama , 20-May-2015 , The Indian Express)

Japanese movie studio Toho Co. said on Wednesday, it is suing Voltage Pictures and a director in a
lawsuit complaining that promotions of an upcoming film infringe on its copyright to Godzilla. More...

Novo Nordisk, Baxter clash over haemophilia drug patent

(Reuters , 20-May-2015 , The Economic Times)

Novo Nordisk on Wednesday rejected claims by Baxter International that its drug used substances
developed by the US rival, following the launch this week of a US investigation into possible patent
infringement. More...

Strong IPR regime can only entice companies to invest in India: Swiss minister
(BS B2B Bureau | New Delhi , 19-May-2015 , Business Standard)

Johann Schneider Ammann, Swiss economic affairs minister, urges Indian government to remove the
difficulties faced by pharma companies in testing and marketing facilities More...
Mixed decision for Samsung appeal in Apple patent case
(PTI , 19-May-2015 , DNA)

A US appeals court on Monday upheld most elements of the blockbuster patent case in which Samsung
was found to have violated Apple iPhone patents, but invalidated some of the damages More...

Wyeth denied patent for cancer drug

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 19-May-2015 , The Financial Express)

The patent office order came in response to a pre-grant opposition filed by Fresenius Kabi Oncology,
which alleged that the ‘invention’ was publicly known in India before the priority date of Wyeth’s claim

Defending India’s IPR

(C.R.L. NARASIMHAN , 17-May-2015 , The Hindu)

India’s IPR regime, never in the background, has come under sharp focus recently for a variety of
reasons. More...

Patent Office rejects Novartis' patent claim on diabetes drug

(BS B2B Bureau | Mumbai , 16-May-2015 , Business Standard)

The company was refused a patent for a modified release formulation of its diabetes drug, Vildagliptin,
which it markets under the brand name of Galvus More...

SC bars Glenmark from selling copies of Merck diabetes drugs

(Shreeja Sen , 15-May-2015 , Livemint)

The court has, however, allowed Glenmark to continue to sell existing inventory More...

Tata Group to double patent base in three years to 4,000

(Megha Mandavia & Devina Sengupta , 14-May-2015 , The Economic Times)

Tata Group plans to double its patent base to more than 4000 in the next three years as it pushes
through innovation in the century old conglomerate, its first chief technology officer (CTO) Gopichand
Katragadda said. More...

Suven Life Sciences gets patents for neurological drug

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 13-May-2015 , Business Standard)

With these new patents, Suven has a total of 16 granted patents from Europe and 17 from Hong Kong

India should not give way on IPR

(Ravi Kanth , 12-May-2015 , Livemint)

The Indian industrial and economic policy elite must not succumb to pressures from Washington and
Brussels More...

Patent office rejects J&J arm’s plea for HIV drug intermediate
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 12-May-2015 , The Financial Express)
In a setback to US consumer health behemoth Johnson & Johnson, India’s patent office has rejected an
application... More...

Protection against piracy: 'Bombay Velvet' producers move HC

(Meeta Pillai , 10-May-2015 , The New Indian Express)

Producers of upcoming Bollywood crime drama "Bombay Velvet" have moved the Delhi High Court
seeking a restraint on local cable operators and websites from showing or providing online access to
pirated versions of the Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma starrer movie. More...

India Rejects US Report on Intellectual Property as Unilateral

(IANS , 9-May-2015 , The New Indian Express)

India has rejected the US' annual report on intellectual property rights (IPR) and patents, describing it
as a "unilateral" action "inconsistent" with global trading rules, against the backdrop of its earlier
announcement on bringing a national IPR policy by early 2015, parliament was told on Friday. More...

Ericsson takes patent fight against Apple to Europe

(Reuters , 8-May-2015 , The Times Of India)

Swedish mobile telecom equipment maker Ericsson has filed lawsuits in Germany, Britain and the
Netherlands against Apple over technology licence payments. More...

Patent pressures
(OPINION » EDITORIAL , 7-May-2015 , The Hindu)

In its 2015 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights, the office of the United States Trade
Representative (USTR) has retained India in its “Priority Watch List”, noting however that bilateral
engagement between the two countries on IPR concerns had increased over the past year. More...

US lambasts India on IPR, trade policies

(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 7-May-2015 , Business Standard)

USITC initiates fresh round of investigations More...

Chinese company ZTE among world's top patent holders

(PTI , 7-May-2015 , The Times Of India)

China's leading telecom equipment manufacturer, ZTE Corp, was ranked third globally in patent
applications, the company said citing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). More...

Will Real IP Policy Stand up?

(Shamnad Basheer , 6-May-2015 , Indian Express)

Government has been speaking in two tongues on intellectual property. More...

IPR Policy to be Guided by National Interest

( The New Indian Express , 6-May-2015 , The New Indian Express)

Reacting to the US Trade Representative’s Special 301 report that placed India yet again on the ‘priority
watch list’ of countries with an “unfavourable” Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime, Commerce and
Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said India’s IPR policy will not be formulated under any
country’s pressure but will be guided by its national interest. More...

Software needs a stronger IPR regime

(VIPIN AGARWAL , 6-May-2015 , Business Line)

In the past few decades, India has emerged as a major hub for innovation in product research and
development across sectors. More...

US Welcomes India's Intellectual Property Policy

(PTI , 6-May-2015 , The New Indian Express)

The US pharma sector has welcomed India's recent moves on intellectual property, including bringing
out a draft policy and sustained engagement, while regretting the consistent barriers posed by the
country's pharma sector to US companies. More...

India fully aligned with international IPR, will safeguard its own interests, says Nirmala
(Dilasha Seth & Soma Das, ET Bureau , 4-May-2015 , The Economic Times)

India is fully aligned with international intellectual property rights standards and "there is no need for
anyone to question us", Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, rebuffing a US report
released last week that questions India's IP policies More...

India will not respond under pressure on IPR issues

(AMITI SEN , 3-May-2015 , Business Line)

The IPR policy to keep national interest in mind, says Nirmala Sitharaman More...

USTR’s praise of Modi’s remarks worries pharma companies

(Sushmi Dey , 2-May-2015 , The Times Of India)

The United States' appreciation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on intellectual property rights
(IPR) has stirred concerns among the public health groups as well as the domestic drug manufacturing
industry. More...

Talks on India-European Free Trade Association pact stuck over IPR issues
(PTI , 1-May-2015 , The Economic Times)

The negotiations between the European Free Trade Association and India over a free trade pact are
stuck due to intellectual property rights issues but the Swiss government is hopeful that talks could soon
resume. More...

US names India, China as partners that fail to protect intellectual property rights, hurt
(AFP , 1-May-2015 , IBN Live)

The United States on Thursday kept India and China on its Priority Watch List of trading partners that
fail to protect intellectual property rights (IPR), hurting the economy. More...
Coimbatore college’s novel windmill blade design wins patent
(Adarsh Jain , 30-Apr-2015 , The Times Of India)

Students and staff of Park College of Engineering and Technology here in the city have been awarded
patent by the Indian Patent Office for designing a low-speed windmill blade. More...

International seed day: farmers promote use of patent-free seeds

(R. Krishna Kumar , 27-Apr-2015 , The Hindu)

The movement against monopoly of patented seeds is gaining traction in the State, with hundreds of
activist-farmers forming a loose network to propagate the use of indigenous crops and promote the use
of patent-free seeds. More...

National IPR Policy still awaited

( Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 27-Apr-2015 , Business Standard)

November draft proposals had drawn flak; DIPP formulation ready but Cabinet nod yet to come; clashing
concerns on pharma sector a key area More...

Innovation needs protection

(Richard R. Verma , 26-Apr-2015 , LiveMint)

India and the US share a mutual interest in encouraging innovation and safeguarding intellectual
property rights More...

IPAB dismisses UK firm's plea to remove trademark Hypnos of Indian firm

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 24-Apr-2015 , Business Standard)

Appellate Board said UK-based Hypnos Ltd, which supplies beds to the British Royal Family, failed to
prove international reputation spill over to India More...

USIBC concludes pharmaceutical & biologics mission to India

(Our Bureau, Mumbai , 24-Apr-2015 , Pharmabiz)

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) concluded its pharmaceutical & biologics executive mission to
Hyderabad and New Delhi recently. More...

Peps wins intellectual property case against UK brand

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 24-Apr-2015 , Business Standard)

Spring mattress company Peps Industries today said it has won an intellectual property rights case
against a UK brand for using Hypnos brand name in the Indian market. More...

India must align patent laws with global standards to boost trade: PM Narendra Modi
(ET Bureau , 24-Apr-2015 , The Economic Times)

Batting for opening of sectors such as legal and finance to foreign players, Prime Minister Narendra Modi
on Thursday asked the services industry to overcome its fears, asserting that India is globally
competitive and suggesting that the country could become a hub for global arbitration with some
changes in legislation. More...
Despite GI tag, Kora silk has no takers
(TNN , 24-Apr-2015 , The Times Of India)

The congested lanes of Thiruvallur Street, located near Alangombu and Sirumugai, 40km from
Coimbatore, echo the rhythmic sounds of wooden panels as weavers operate the loom, creating colorful
designs on Saris adorned by millions of Indians across the country More...

Stempeutics gets process patent on novel product in China

(PT Jyothi Datta , 22-Apr-2015 , Business Line)

Even as it awaits regulatory approvals in India on its novel product targeting a limb disorder,
Stempeutics Research has crossed a milestone in China with this product. More...

Apple wins voice recognition patent case in China

(PTI , 22-Apr-2015 , The Times of India)

US tech giant Apple has won a case relating to patent on voice recognition technology in China over a
Chinese government agency and a Shanghai technology company. More...

Dr Reddy’s in a legal tangle over patent

(Trushna Udgirkar , 15-Apr-2015 ,

Sanofi Aventis has sued Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories which wanted to make a generic version of their
patented product Jevtana More...

India examines WTO option over EU drug suspension order

(EP News Bureau-Mumbai , 15-Apr-2015 , Express Pharma)

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) had in January suspended a number of medicines approved for
sale in the EU More...

Fears over EU plan for strict drug patent regime

(Sushmi Dey , 14-Apr-2015 , The Times Of India)

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Markel are set to discuss the India-EU free
trade agreement, public health groups and Indian pharmaceutical companies are concerned that the
European Commission may push for stringent patent regime for cheaper medicines manufactured at
home. More...

Mylan settles Viagra patent litigation with Pfizer

(Reuters , 14-Apr-2015 , Yahoo)

Drugmaker Mylan N.V said it settled a patent litigation with Pfizer Inc related to Viagra, paving the way
for the launch of the drug's generic version in the United States once approved. More...

Industrialist wins patent battle against nephew

(Sunil Baghel , 12-Apr-2015 , Mumbai Mirror)

Dr Keki Hormusji Gharda's nephew Darius Kavasmaneck had moved the high court saying his uncle
shouldn't be allowed to create rights on patents owned by him as their company had spent Rs 180 crore
between 2001 and 2010 on research and development. More...
Kerala's Ayurveda Patent Cell's work infructuous: CAG
(PTI , 12-Apr-2015 , The Economic Times)

The traditional Ayurvedic knowledge in Kerala remain unprotected as the literature digitised by the
state's 'Patent Cell' has not been included in the database of the Centre's TKDL, a CAG report has said.

Google’s patent to put an end to TV, film spoilers online

(PTI , 12-Apr-2015 , The Financial Express)

Search giant Google has been granted a patent for a system that would spot and hide spoilers about TV
shows, books and movies from a user’s social media feeds until they are up to date. More...

Azamgarh black clay pottery in race to get GI tag

(Binay Singh , 11-Apr-2015 , The Times Of India)

The unique black clay pottery of Nizamabad in Azamgarh district may soon join the league of
Geographical Indication (GI) tagged products. More...

India, EU to discuss FTA on April 13 in Hannover

(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 11-Apr-2015 , Business Standard)

EU to push for higher car emission standards More...

US Patent Office revokes elements of podcasting patent

(Reuters , 11-Apr-2015 , The Times Of India)

The US Patent Office revoked key elements of a Texas company's patent, which the firm deployed in
high-profile legal actions to claim ownership over a method for distributing podcasts and video episodes
on the internet. More...

Better intellectual property values luring Indian startups abroad

(Evelyn Fok & Varun Aggarwal , 10-Apr-2015 , The Economic Times)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says Make in India. More...

Natco takes patent blitz honed in India to US pharma market

(Bloomberg , 09-Apr-2015 , Livemint)

Natco expects to be among the first to win regulatory approval for its Copaxone generic, with sales
anticipated to start in the next six months More...

Court questions Google on patent values in Microsoft case

(Reuters , 09-Apr-2015 , The Times Of India)

A US appeals court appeared skeptical on Wednesday toward Google's bid to charge Microsoft a high
royalty rate to use some of the internet search provider's Motorola Mobility patents. More...

Modi visit will energise India-EU FTA talks: João Cravinho

( Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 09-Apr-2015 , Business Standard)

Interview with Ambassador of the European Union to India More...

India to soon finalise Doha round work programme

(Press Releases , 09-Apr-2015 , ZeeBiz)

India will soon finalise its work programme which will be discussed as part of the long-pending agenda
of Doha round of talks at the next WTO meet in Nairobi in December, a Commerce Ministry official said
on Thursday. More...

IndiaFilings Launches 30 Minute Online Trademark Filing Service

(Chennai, Tamil Nadu , 8-Apr-2015 , Business Wire India) a leading website that helps Entrepreneurs start and manage a business has launched
30 Minute Online Trademark Filing service. More...

Pharma companies dominate 2014 list of Indian firms filing for global patents
(Rupali Mukherjee , 04-Apr-2015 , The Times Of India)

Led by companies such as Ranbaxy, Wockhardt and Hetero, the pharma sector dominates the list of top
Indian filers under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in 2014, seeking protection internationally for
their inventions. More...

ICT and ONGC Energy receives patent for process to generate hydrogen from water
(BS B2B Bureau | Mumbai , 6-Apr-2015 , Business Standard)

The patent, granted by US Patent and Trademark Office, holds the potential to open up new vista for
generation of hydrogen from water on commercial scale in a sustainable manner in the coming years

IPL opening ceremony's music copyright issue settled

(IANS , 06-Apr-2015 , Hindustan Times)

The row between an official body that works to protect the rights of artists and the organisers of the
Indian Premier League's (IPL) opening ceremony over payment of fees for music usage at the
programme was resolved ahead of the event on Tuesday. More...

India's GI List Gets Longer with 20 New Products

(Express News Service , 5-Apr-2015 , The New Indian Express)

Wooden lacquer wear and toys from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi, Bengaluru rose onion,
Naga tree tomato, Mizo chilli, Makrana marble from Rajasthan, Nendran banana from Kerala and Meerut
scissors - the Geographical Indications (GI) Registry has just got longer. More...

After a decade: why we need to protect Section 3(d) of the patent law
(Anand Grover , 03-Apr-2015 , Business Line)

For affordable medicines; to ensure only true innovations are rewarded with patent protection More...

HC Restrains Centre From Appointing Babus in Copyright Board

( IANS , 3-Apr-2015 , The New Indian Express)

The Madras High Court has restrained the Centre from appointing any bureaucrat as chairman or
member of the Copyright Board and directed that its earlier order on appointments in quasi-judicial
boards be followed. More...

Procter & Gamble fails to secure patent for smart sanitary napkin in India
(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 2-Apr-2015 , The Financial Express)

Procter & Gamble (P&G), which manufactures ‘Whisper’, has failed to secure a patent in India for an
invention regarding a sanitary napkin that claims to signal the wearer indications on its status. More...

Spurt in number of IPR applicants from state

(Laxmi Ajai Prasanna , 2-Apr-2015 , The Hindu)

Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) has constituted a new advisory
committee on intellectual property rights (IPR) and has issued an order in this regard. More...

Research activity up in India, but patents are hard to come by

(Adarsh Jain , 2-Apr-2015 , The Times Of India)

More research may be happening in academic institutions and industries now than ever before, but the
quality of the research remains questionable. More...

Nendran Banana gets GI tag

(R. Sivaraman , 1-Apr-2015 , The Hindu)

Bangalore Rose Onion has also received the status More...

Compulsory licensing hit India’s image:Hetero Pharma

(DIVYA RAJAGOPAL , 31-Mar-2015 , The Economic Times)

In what is seen as a contrarian stand adopted by an Indian drug maker over intellectual property (IP),
Hyderabadbased Hetero Pharma said that the country has lost nearly $10 billion worth of investment by
not respecting IP norms. More...

Nine north-eastern Indian products gets geographical indication registr

(Bikash Singh , 30-Mar-2015 , The Economic Times)

The organic and exotic agricultural produce of Northeast India got leg up with as many as nine products
accorded geographical indication (GI) registry. More...

Boeing patents Star Wars-style force field technology

(PTI , 30-Mar-2015 , The Economic Times)

US aviation giant Boeing has been granted a patent for a Star Wars-style 'force field' technology that
would protect vehicles from nearby explosions. More...

Corrosion of WTO’S mandate

(D. Ravi Kanth , 31-Mar-2015 , Livemint)
WTO has done well as custodian of the multilateral trading system, but there have been a few ‘corrosive’
developments, as well as positive ones More...

Rasabale and Mattu brinjal losing ground

(Niranjan Kaggere, Bangalore Mirror Bureau , 30-Mar-2015 , Bangalore Mirror)

While diseases affect the banana variety, seawater flooding has nearly wiped out the brinjal crop More...

Nine north-eastern Indian products gets geographical indication registry

( Bikash Singh , 30-Mar-2015 , The Economic Times)

The organic and exotic agricultural produce of Northeast India got leg up with as many as nine products
accorded geographical indication (GI) registry. More...

Pakistan Farmers Challenge GI tag for Basmati rice

(Express News Service , 30-Mar-2015 , The New Indian Express)

The Intellectual Properties Appellate Board (IPAB), Chennai, has adjourned to July 8 the hearing on an
application filed by a Pakistan-based farmers organisation challenging the grant of geographical
indication (GI) tag for Basmati rice to certain Indian areas in the himalayan foothills spread between
Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. More...

Motorola found guilty of patent infringement

(Reuters , 26-Mar-2015 , The Times Of India)

Patent holding company Intellectual Ventures's second crack at holding Motorola Mobility liable for using
its technology without permission partially succeeded after a US jury in Delaware found Motorola
infringed a patent on multimedia text messaging. More...

SC stays HC order against Glenmark in patent case

(Amit Choudhary , 26-Mar-2015 , The Economic Times)

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed a Delhi high court order restraining Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
from manufacturing and selling its anti-diabetes drugs Zita and Zita-Met for allegedly infringing the
patent rights of US drug major Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD). More...

Facebook’s patent application rejected

(Our Bureau , 24-Mar-2015 , Business Line)

The patent office has refused to entertain Facebook’s application for patent to the “method and
apparatus for an application crawler” that is used to search the Web for files, including texts and videos.

Don't dilute Patent Act

(Ashwani Mahajan , 24-Mar-2015 , Deccan Herald)

Recent visit of US President Barak Obama to New Delhi has been boasted as a major breakthrough in
Indian diplomacy. More...

Open Invention Network calls Indian companies to join

(Evelyn Fok , 24-Mar-2015 , The Economic Times)
Open Invention Network, a community promoting open source innovation and patent non-aggression in
Linux, is reaching out to Indian companies to join its shared patent pool. More...

Big Pharma drives innovation in pain therapy development, despite declining patent
(EP News Bureau-Mumbai , 23-Mar-2015 , Express Pharma)

Patent applications for pain treatments between 2008 and 2012 were dominated by Big Pharma,
including Sanofi, Novartis and Merck & Co More...

Indian Court Sides with Merck in Patent Dispute

(Michael Mezher , 23-Mar-2015 , Regulatory Focus)

A prominent court in India has issued an interim injunction, overturning a previous ruling, in favor of US
drug maker Merck in a patent dispute with Glenmark Pharmaceuticals over an active ingredient used in
two of Merck's diabetes medicines, Januvia and Janumet. More...

Exclusive: Leaked Oppo patent reveals bezelless screen tech

(News , 22-Mar-2015 , GSMArena)

Curved displays seems to be the craze right now and even more so, after Samsung set the tone with the
Galaxy Note edge. More...

Curved displays seems to be the craze right now and even more so, after Samsung set the
tone with the Galaxy Note edge.
(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 22-Mar-2015 , Business Standard)

India needs to check high patent royalty payments demanded by foreign firms and bring them in line
with rates allowed by China and the US to ensure that its efforts to develop a robust local mobile
manufacturing base are not derailed, says a report. More...

India remains bit player, China marches ahead in patent filings

(D. Ravi Kanth , 20-Mar-2015 , Livemint)

India registered an increase of 5.6% in patent filings during 2013-14, while China notched up a rise of
18.7% More...

Government seeds stronger IP protection with agrochemicals

(Arun S , 20-Mar-2015 , The Financial Express)

While the move would benefit global chemical giants like Bayer, Syngenta, BASF, Dow, Monsanto and
DuPont, it is also seen as a precursor to similar exclusivity for pharmaceutical majors. More...

Patents are like nuclear weapons: Vivek Wadhwa

(ET Bureau , 20-Mar-2015 , The Economic Times)

Vivek Wadhwa, Indian-American tech entrepreneur and academician is an outspoken advocate of

abolishing software patents in the US. More...

India remains bit player, China marches ahead in patent filings

(D. Ravi Kanth , 20-Mar-2015 , Livemint)

India registered an increase of 5.6% in patent filings during 2013-14, while China notched up a rise of
18.7% More...

Chennai accounts for 17,000 of the 45,000 patent pleas in India

(Special Correspondent , 20-Mar-2015 , The Hindu)

Nearly 45,000 patent applications are filed in India in a year; of them, 17,000 are filed from Chennai,
said R.Devan, Deputy Controller of Patents and Designs, Patents Office, Chennai here on Wednesday

ndia's new patent laws bulldoze domestic industry, appease foreign firms
(K Yatish Rajawat , 19-Mar-2015 , First Post)

Sometimes a small sentence answers a lot of questions. For instance, Nirmala Sitharaman in reply to a
question in the Rajya Sabha yesterday said that the draft Indian Patent policy is almost ready. More...

India, Pharmacy to the Developing World, Must Honor IP Rights

(Dr. Kristina Lybecker , 18-Mar-2015 , IPWATCH DOG)

The United States and India are locked in a vitriolic debate over intellectual property rights in the
pharmaceutical sector. More...

HC to govt: Can Delhi get IP tribunal bench?

(Rupali Mukherjee , 18-Mar-2015 , The Times of India)

Clearance and disposal of trademark and patent disputes may soon get a leg up. The Delhi high court
has directed the government to look into the feasibility of setting up a permanent bench of the
Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) tribunal in the capital. This would ensure the smooth
functioning of the tribunal and help in the timely and effective disposal of trademark and patent cases,
according to legal experts. More...

USFDA plans to shift to an incentive based from a penalty based audits

(Soma Das , 18-Mar-2015 , The Economic Times)

In a marked departure from its approach to dealing with Indian pharmaceuticals companies, the US drug
regulator would now incentivize those adopting a culture of quality in addition to its usual practice of
pulling up those for manufacturing lapses, a top US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official
currently on a visit to India told ET. More...

IPAB impleads MP farmer body in basmati GI tag plea

(Manish Raj , 18-Mar-2015 , The Times Of India)

There is quite another facet distinctive of the aromatic, slender and long-grained Basmati rice,apart from
its delectable presence in cuisines across the country. It continues to be mired in a legal wrangle.

Apple did not infringe wireless patents: Jury

(Reuters , 17-Mar-2015 , The Times Of India)

A federal jury in Texas on March 16 said Apple Inc did not infringe five wireless technology patents
owned by Canadian patent licensing firm Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. More...
Patent Office refuses Wockhardt's application related to osteoarthritis drug
(BS Reporter | Chennai , 17-Mar-2015 , Business Standard)

The company claimed that its invention shows at least 25% reduction in soft stool effect as compared to
other drugs More...

Suven Life shares zoom 20 per cent on getting patent for drug
(PTI , 16-Mar-2015 , The Economic Times)

Shares of Suven Life Sciences soared 20 per cent today as the company has been granted a patent each
by the US and New Zealand for a drug used in the treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases. More...

IPR/patent issues: US calls for stock taking, India says wait

(AMITI SEN , 12-Mar-2015 , Business Line)

Washington unhappy with India’s unwillingness to change IP laws More...

High court raises bar for intellectual property forums, sets new rules
(A Subramani , 12-Mar-2015 , The Times Of India)

Cutting to size the role of bureaucrats in appointment of members and chiefs of statutory boards that
decide patent, trademark and other related disputes, the Madras high court on Tuesday quashed
existing selection criteria and ordered the reconstitution of the search committee to choose members of
such boards. More...

Certain provisions in Trademarks Act unconstitutional: Madras High Court

(PTI , 12-Mar-2015 , The Economic Times)

Madras High Court today declared as unconstitutional a sub-section of by More...

Hewlett-Packard patents invalidated in ServiceNow case

(Reuters , 11-Mar-2015 , The Times Of India)

A federal judge in California has invalidated four Hewlett-Packard Co patents for being too abstract,
marking a setback in the company's patent infringement lawsuit against competitor ServiceNow Inc.

IP Appellate Board upholds Wockhardt’s petition for relief in diabetes drug patent row
(OUR BUREAU , 11-Mar-2015 , Business Line)

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) on Wednesday ordered that Wockhardt need not
produce any additional documents for evidence in a patent case against Novartis AG relating to an anti-
diabetes drug. More...

UT court stays sale, transfer of copyrights of 'Dolly ki Doli' movie

(Ajay Sura,TNN , 11-Mar-2015 , The Times Of India)

A Chandigarh court on Tuesday stayed the sale or transfer of the copyrights of movie 'Dolly ki Doli' after
a petition was filed alleging that the producers of the film had violated the Copyright Act. More...
German co’s patent for asthma drug revoked
(Rupali Mukherjee , 10-Mar-2015 , The Times Of India)

India's Patent Office has revoked a patent on asthma drug, Spiriva (tiotropium bromide monohydrate)
held by German major Boehringer Ingelheim on an opposition filed by generic company, Cipla. More...

Former Google executive Lee confirmed to lead U.S. patent office

(Andrew Chung , 10-Mar-2015 , Reuters)

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Google Inc (GOOGL.O) executive Michelle Lee to head the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a position that has been vacant for more than two years. More...

Govt working to wrest Khadi trademark from German firm

(PTI , 09-Mar-2015 , The Economic Times)

Government is working in tandem with the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to expedite
the process of de-registering 'Khadi' trademark in the European Union by a German company,
Parliament was informed today. More...

Suven Life secures One (1) Product Patent each in Eurasia and Israel
(Capital , 09-Mar-2015 , Business Standard)

For NCEs developed as therapeutic agents for major depressive disorder More...

Patent office refuses patent for tosylate salt form of Bayer's sorafenib
(Gireesh Bbau | Chennai , 09-Mar-2015 , Business Standard)

Bayer's sorafenib drug Nexavar was the first to have a compulsory license in India More...

Patent for modified poultry feed

(TNN , 09-Mar-2015 , The Times Of India)

Panjab University (PU) has been granted a patent by Technology Information, Forecasting and
Assessment Council (TIFAC) for an invention entitled 'A Modified Poultry Feed for Production of Eggs'.

Patent controller issues draft guidelines for search & examination of patent applications
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 09-Mar-2015 , Pharmabiz)

The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM) of India has issued draft
guidelines for search and examination of patent applications. More...

Faster patent approvals on anvil for firms making in India

(Apoorva, Vidya Krishnan , 09-Mar-2015 , Livemint)

Patent applicants could soon jump the queue and fast-track to production if the views of an official panel
take the form of law More...

Will Indian generic pharma players live up to their billing?

(Rajabahadur V Arcot , 09-Mar-2015 , Deccan Herald)

Compared with many other industries in the country, save for the software industry, the Indian
pharmaceutical sector’s performance has been impressive and its future secure. More...

Suven Life up 5%, gets product patent in Eurasia & Israel

(Moneycontrol Bureau , 09-Mar-2015 ,

Shares of Suven Life Sciences (Suven) climbed 5 percent intraday Monday on getting product patent
each in Eurasia and Israel. More...

EU expected to reach out to India to restart FTA talks

(Elizabeth Roche , 8-Mar-2015 , Livemint)

Both sides may have lost an opportunity to give a push to talks, with Narendra Modi dropping plans to
visit Brussels during a visit to Europe next month More...

KAU bid to get GI tag for Marayoor sandal

(K. Santhosh , 8-Mar-2015 , The Hindu)

The Department of Wood Science of Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) has taken the initiative for
securing forest certification and registration of Geographical Indication for Marayoor sandal. More...

India is not being victimised: Meir Pugatch

(Sudipto Dey , 8-Mar-2015 , Business Standard)

Continuing its dismal run for the third year, India was ranked second from bottom among 30 countries
in the third edition of the annual international IP index brought out by the US Chamber of Commerce's
Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC). More...

Patent law firms look to tap demand from startups

(Vishal Dutta , 5-Mar-2015 , The Economic Times)

Intellectual property rights (IPR) law firms have spotted a new business opportunity in the growing
number of start-ups in the country that could be at risk from both competitors and impersonators.

Ilaiyaraaja irked with copyright infringement of his songs

(IANS , 5-Mar-2015 , The Times Of India)

Maestro Illayaraja, who has the rights to all the songs that he has composed in over 1,000 films, says
it's illegal for television channels and radio stations to play them without paying him. More...

Patent law firms look to tap demand from startups

(Vishal Dutta, ET Bureau , 5-Mar-2015 , The Economic Times)

Intellectual property rights (IPR) law firms have spotted a new business opportunity in the growing
number of startups in the country that could be at risk from both competitors and impersonators.

Trademark Through this App

(Express News Service , 5-Mar-2015 , The New Indian Express) a leading online portal launched India’s first mobile application for company
registration, trademark registration and tax registration. The mobile app was released by K Rosaiah,
Governor of Tamil Nadu. More...

Apple's Claims of Phone Patent Harm by Samsung Make Judges Wary

(Reuters , 5-Mar-2015 , NDTV)

Apple Inc told a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday that rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should be
barred from selling products that infringe on its smartphone patents, but the judges were sceptical.

Bengaluru based Stempeutics Research has been granted a US process patent for its stem-
cell based drug Stempeucel by the United States Patent and Trademarks Office.
(Peerzada Abrar, ET Bureau , 04-Mar-2015 , The Economic Times)

Bengaluru based Stempeutics Research has been granted a US process patent for its stem-cell based
drug Stempeucel by the United States Patent and Trademarks Office. More...

Huawei Bumps Up Patent Portfolio as 5G Era Draws Near: CEO

(Reuters , 04-Mar-2015 , NDTV)

China's Huawei Technologies, the world's second-biggest maker of network gear, is beefing up its patent
portfolio ahead of 5G, the next generation of mobile equipment, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Huawei Bumps Up Patent Portfolio as 5G Era Draws Near: CEO

(Reuters , 04-Mar-2015 , NDTV)

China's Huawei Technologies, the world's second-biggest maker of network gear, is beefing up its patent
portfolio ahead of 5G, the next generation of mobile equipment, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Indian firm challenges Apple over ‘iPhone’ brand

(Anupam Saxena,TOI Tec , 03-Mar-2015 , The Times Of India)

Apple is getting aggressive in India with the company reportedly setting a target to double iPhone sales
and increasing focus on e-commerce. More...

IPAB sets aside order against Cima Labs' painkiller for cancer
(BS Reporter | Chennai , 03-Mar-2015 , Business Standard)

The Assistant Controller shall consider the matter afresh More...

Natco Pharma ties up with Gilead on hepatitis C drug

(Bloomberg , 3-Mar-2015 , The Times Of India)

Natco Pharma Ltd., the Indian drugmaker that had challenged Gilead Sciences Inc.'s patent claims on a
blockbuster hepatitis C treatment in the Asian country, said it signed a licensing agreement with the US
company for the drug. More...
India-US ties still problematic
(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 03-Mar-2015 , Business Standard)

While merchandise trade grew at a sluggish 0.47% in FY14, Washington remains concerned about
India's IPR laws More...

IP Department hopes to see GI certification for every province in three years

(PETCHANET PRATRUANGKRAI , 3-Mar-2015 , The Nation)

THE Intellectual Property Department plans to extend its "one geographical indication, one province"
scheme to all provinces within three years to boost development of localised products and income for
local people. More...

The Legal Implications Of Medicinal Marijuana As A Geographical Indication For Jamaica

(Marsha Cadogan , 2-Mar-2015 , IP-Watch)

The EU-Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement between Caricom countries and the European Union,
facilitated interest in, and led to the subsequent enactment of geographical indication (GI) legislation in
most Caricom countries, including Jamaica. More...

Ericsson sues Apple for patent infringement

(Reuters , 28-Feb-2015 , The Times Of India)

Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson is suing Apple Inc for patent infringement after Apple
refused Ericsson's offer to have a court determine fair licensing terms, Ericsson said on Friday. More...

Qualifying norms for start-up patent subsidy scheme now relaxed

(Anita Babu , 26-Feb-2015 , Business Standard)

Many technology start-ups and small and medium enterprises could benefit from a government initiative
that provides financial assistance to file global patents, as the Centre has eased the qualifying norms.

No proposal to change patent law

(Press Trust of India , 25-Feb-2015 , Business Standard)

"There is no proposal to amend patent law... There is no proposal to anything to do with Indian Patent
Act," Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said while replying to questions in the Rajya
Sabha. More...

First Traditional Healer in State Set to Get Patent

(Archana Ravi , 24-Feb-2015 , The New Indian Express)

Shahul Hamid is all set to become the first traditional healer with a patent, if everything goes as
planned. More...

Verdict in trademark row delivered 6 years after order is reserved

(A Subramani , 22-Feb-2015 , The Times Of India)

Even by the snail pace of Indian judicial machinery, delivering a verdict six years after reserving the
order is a big delay, indeed. More...
Experts come ouExperts come out against draft National IPR policyt against draft National
IPR policy
(G. KRISHNAKUMAR , 22-Feb-2015 , The Hindu)

The draft prepared by the Centre’s IPR Think Tank has failed to address many pertinent questions
regarding intellectual property More...

Xiaomi to take legal action against websites selling its phones illegally
(Gulveen Aulakh , 21-Feb-2015 , The Economic Times)

Xiaomi will be taking legal action against websites selling its phones illegally and infringing on the
company's trademark in India where the Chinese handset maker has an ongoing patent dispute with
Ericsson. More...

Microsoft, ZTE do not infringe InterDigital patents: Court

(Reuters , 19-Feb-2015 , The Times Of India)

InterDigital, a patent licensing firm, lost an infringement fight on Wednesday as a US appeals court ruled
that wireless phones made by Nokia, since purchased by Microsoft, and ZTE do not infringe on
InterDigital patents. More...

Apple patents VR headset for iPhone

(AFP , 18-Feb-2015 , The Times Of India)

Apple has been awarded a patent on a headset that could let iPhones be part of augmented or virtual
reality displays. More...

Samsung to pay $15.7 million for patent infringements

( New Delhi , 16-Feb-2015 , India Today)

Samsung has been dragged to the court for patent issues yet again. More...

Suven gets patent for neurodegenerative drug in 4 countries

(16-Feb-2015 , DNA)

Pharmaceutical firm Suven Life Sciences has been granted one patent each by Australia, Canada, Japan
and New Zealand for its drug used in treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. More...

Big Pharma groupings urges US to ask India to change its IPR policies
(Soma Das , 12-Feb-2015 , The Economic Times)

Big Pharma groupings have urged the US government to keep nudging India to change its policies on
intellectual property rights, which they claim don't conform to global norms. More...

Delhi HC stays release of ‘Badmashiyaan’

(PTI , 11-Feb-2015 , Livemint)

The release has been stayed on Multi Screen Media’s plea alleging copyright infringement by the movie’s
producers More...
Ten-fold rise in patent applications, says Nasscom
(OUR BUREAU , 10-Feb-2015 , Business Line)

Frontline IT companies have seen a 10-fold increase in the number of patent applications made over the
last five years, an indication of the growing push towards automation and higher margin offerings.

Microsoft, Samsung settle dispute over patents

(Reuters , 10-Feb-2015 , The Times Of India)

Microsoft and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have settled a contract dispute over patent royalties, though
terms of the settlement are confidential, Microsoft said in a statement on Monday. More...

IBM sues Priceline for patent infringement

(Reuters , 10-Feb-2015 , The Times Of India)

IBM filed a lawsuit against Priceline Group, accusing it of infringing four IBM patents in running its travel
and dining websites. More...

New policies, other IP reforms could improve India's IP score: Meir Pugatch
(Jyotindra Dubey , 10-Feb-2015 , Business Today)

The US Chamber of Commerce's Global Intellectual Property Center released the third annual edition of
its International IP Index 2015 two days ago. More...

Venus Remedies scrip surges over 13% on patent win

(PTI , 09-Feb-2015 , The Economic Times)

Shares of pharmaceutical firm Venus Remedies Ltd today surged over 13 per cent after the company
secured Indian product patent for an antibiotic research product, Vancoplus. More...

IBM Sues Priceline for Patent Infringement

(MARIA ARMENTAL , 09-Feb-2015 , The Wall Street Journal)

International Business Machines Corp. is suing Priceline Group Inc., claiming the online travel giant built
its business on IBM’s inventions and owes it billions of dollars in royalties. More...

India may finally usher in pharma data protection

(Arun S , 9-Feb-2015 , The Financial Express)

Patent linkage would ensure patent controllers and drug regulators coordinate so that a generic versions
of a patented product are not approved by the latter during the term of a patent. More...

Indian drug cos worried about patent regime changes

(PT Jyothi Datta , 08-Feb-2015 , Business Line)

Seek clarification on US trade representative’s testimony that India has committed to address IP issues
that concern America More...
US has secured commitments from India on IPR, claims Michael Froman
(Soma Das & Dilasha Seth , 5-Feb-2015 , The Economic Times)

A remark tucked away in the top US trade official's testimony before American lawmakers, stating that
the US has secured commitments from India on intellectual property rights, has alarmed Indian
drugmakers and public health activists. More...

Global Intellectual Property Index: India's dismal run continues

(BS Reporter | New Delhi , 5-Feb-2015 , Business Standard)

India continues its dismal run in Global Intellectual Property Index score, occupying the 29th position
among 30 countries. More...

India ranked second last in Intellectual Property Index

(ET Bureau , 04-Feb-2015 , The Economic Times)

India has improved its rank marginally on the intellectual property (IP) index released by the US
Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. More...

HC asks patent office to review Gilead's case

(Rupali Mukherjee , 3-Feb-2015 , The Times Of India)

The Delhi high court has sent the decision of patent refusal for US firm Gilead's hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi,
back to the patent office on procedural grounds. More...

Samsung patent showcases new dual-edged screen design

(2-Feb-2015 , GSM Arena)

With MWC 2015 closing in fast all eyes are on manufacturers to usher forth their new device lineups.
Samsung's next flagship S device - the Galaxy S6 has long been in the rumor mill and is still expected to
make its first appearance at the Barcelona venue this year. More...

Patent application refused to Wockhardt for skin care drug

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 01-Feb-2015 , Business Standard)

It was refused because the drug was found incapable of industrial application More...

Delhi high court sets aside order on Gilead’s Sovaldi patent

(Apoorva & Vidya Krishnan Mail Me | Vidya Krishnan , 31-Jan-2015 , Livemint)

The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks had rejected a patent to the US drug maker
for the hepatitis C drug More...

Patent dispute: Novartis objects to Wockhardt filing fresh documents

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 30-Jan-2015 , The Financial Express)

Swiss pharma company Novartis has raised objections to Wockhardt filing additional documents in a
revocation petition by the latter against the former’s patent for anti-diabetes drug Vildagliptin. More...

Coffee Board to monetise ‘Coffees of India’ logos

(Vishwanath Kulkarni , 29-Jan-2015 , Business Line)
Exporters, traders, roasters and curers displaying the ‘Coffees of India’ and the other regional/speciality
coffee trademarks on their packages will now have to seek the Coffee Board’s permission to do so and
pay a fee for using each logo. More...

International health activists criticise President Obama’s attempts to undermine India's IPR
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 29-Jan-2015 , Pharmabiz)

US President Barack Obama’s comments during the India-US CEO Forum in New Delhi on Monday
January 26 with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have drawn harsh criticism from international
health activists. More...

Did PM concede to the US on IP and patents?

(Rema Nagarajan , 28-Jan-2015 , The Times of India)

Reports of Prime Minister Narendra Modi telling a conclave of Indian and US corporate chiefs that India
was ready to accept suggestions made by a joint working group with the United States on intellectual
property rights has led to howls of protest and accusations of Indian selling out and bending to US
interests. More...

US having a good dialogue with India on intellectual property issues: Mike Froman
(PTI , 28-Jan-2015 , The Economic Times)

The United States is having a good dialogue with the new Indian Government on issues related to
intellectual property (IP), a top Obama Administration trade official told lawmakers. More...

Demand for geographical indication status: This time for Gulbarga toor
(Harish Damodaran | Gulbarga , 28-Jan-2015 , Indian Express)

After Dehraduni basmati, Darjeeling tea and Malabar pepper, it is the turn of pulses millers and traders
in this Northeast Karnataka district to seek geographical indication (GI) status for “Gulbarga toor”.

Patent row no hurdle for Gilead Pharma’s Sovaldi launch

(DIVYA RAJAGOPAL , 28-Jan-2015 , The Economic Times)

US drug maker Gilead Pharma says that the recent decision by the patent office, which rejected patent
for one of its molecules, does not impact its India plans. More...

Will Modi give up India's intellectual property stand just to please Obama?
(G Pramod Kumar , 28-Jan-2015 , First Post)

Amidst the feel-good roadshow of Barrack Obama and Narendra Modi and the promise of $ 4 billion
American investment, something critical to the survival of India and the rest of the developing world
went under the radar - continuing pressure by America to dilute India’s intellectual property regime that
saves the lives of millions of people in India and elsewhere. More...

Pfizer earnings slip on loss of drug patent exclusivity

(AFP , 27-Jan-2015 , The Economic Times)

Pfizer reported Tuesday that revenues and profits fell again in the fourth quarter of 2014 as the drug
maker continued to suffer from the loss of exclusive rights to various treatments. More...
Japan’s Sharp, Coimbatore’s Sharp Ind told to settle trademark row amicably
(Our Bureau , 27-Jan-2015 , Business Line)

Japan’s entertainment electronics and consumer durables major Sharp Corporation and the Coimbatore-
based water pumps manufacturer Sharp Industries are expected to settle a trademark dispute between
them amicably. More...

Promote Indian drugs, US health groups urge Obama

(Sushmi Dey , 27-Jan-2015 , The Times of India)

Leading US health groups including AVAC, Oxfam America, amfAR, Health Global Access Project (GAP),
TAG (Treatment Action Group)and others have written to Barack Obama urging him to support India in
providing "high-quality, low-cost generic medicines essential for health care around the world". More...

CEOs from India, US brainstorm Intellectual Property Right, piracy among other issues
(PTI , 26-Jan-2015 , DNA)

ssues related with intellectual property rights, including piracy of films and software, figured prominently
during the India-US CEO Forum in New Delhi attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US
President Barack Obama. More...

Ready to Accept India-US Panel's IPR Suggestions: PM Modi

(Reuters , 26-Jan-2015 , NDTV)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the government is ready to accept suggestions made by a
joint working group with the United States on intellectual property rights (IPR). More...

Modi pledges open business environment, Obama raises IPR issue at US-India Business
( Delhi , 26-Jan-2015 , India Today)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the state should be driven by policies which should be
consistent so as to draw more investments, while revealing US investments in India jumped by 50 per
cent in the first six months of his government. More...

CEOs from India, US brainstorm Intellectual Property Right, piracy among other issues
(PTI , 26-Jan-2015 , DNA)

Issues related with intellectual property rights, including piracy of films and software, figured
prominently during the India-US CEO Forum in New Delhi attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and
US President Barack Obama. More...

India, US to enhance engagement on intellectual property rights issues

(PTI , 26-Jan-2015 , The Economic Times)

India and the US today agreed to enhance their engagement on intellectual property rights, a vexed
issue between the two countries. More...

World backs India against ‘bully’ US

(TNN , 25-Jan-2015 , The Times of India)
Apprehensive of the US exerting pressure on India to dilute the public health safeguards in its patent
laws, organizations from across the world have signed a global petition supporting India's patent law and
urging India to stand strong in the face of " US bullying". More...

India's patent laws under threat?

(TNN , 24-Jan-2015 , The Times Of India)

Setting up of a bilateral mechanism on intellectual property (IP) rights through the US-India trade policy
forum and the new draft national IP policy championing IP as the only way to promote innovation have
raised apprehensions among health activists that India might concede ground on IP during President
Obama's visit. More...

US 'threats' to Patent Act irks RSS outfit

(Suvojit Bagchi , 23-Jan-2015 , The Hindu)

Only days before President Barack Obama’s visit, Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), the powerful economic
wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has objected to the United States’ “threats” to India’s
domestic policies on Intellectual Property Right (IPR). More...

Govt may negotiate price of drugs before market entry

(Sushmi Dey , 23-Jan-2015 , The Times of India)

The government may negotiate prices of patented medicines with their manufacturers before allowing
pharmaceutical companies to launch them in India. More...

HC seeks Centre reply on Gilead plea for patent of Hep C drug

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 23-Jan-2015 , Business Standard)

Delhi High Court has sought the Government's response on US-based pharma firm Gilead Sciences Inc's
plea challenging rejection of its patent application for its Hepatitis C drug, sofosbuvir, marketed under
the brand name Sovaldi. More...

Setback to Natco pharma; US Supreme Court sends Teva patent case to Federal Circuit
(TNN , 22-Jan-2015 , The Economic Times)

In a setback to homegrown pharma player Natco, the US Supreme Court has sent back the patent case
related to Teva's multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone for a review by the Federal Circuit, which hears
appeals in patent, trademark and trade-related matters. More...

Blow for Natco, Mylan as US Supreme Court remands patent case

(fe Bureau , 22-Jan-2015 , The Financial Express)

The US Supreme Court has sent back to a federal Circuit Court a patent case over the multiple sclerosis
treatment drug, Copaxone. More...

‘Obama visit will pressurize India to alter patent law to suit US interests’
(Rema Nagarajan , 21-Jan-2015 , The Times of India)

US President Barack Obama's visit has set alarms bells ringing among those working to improve access
to medicines. More...
Medical charity warns India over patent rules
(AFP , 21-Jan-2015 , Medical Express)

Doctors without Borders on Wednesday warned the Indian government not to bow to US pressure to
amend patent regulations that allow millions access to affordable medicines, ahead of a visit by
President Barack Obama. More...

Natco slumps; US court rules for Teva in drug patent case

(Reuters , 21-Jan-2015 , The Economic Times)

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled Teva Pharmaceutical Industries can still benefit from patent
protection for top-selling multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone More...


(P A Francis , 20-Jan-2015 , Pharmabiz)

There has been a steady increase in disputes between Indian drug companies and the multinationals
over the grant of patents in the country ever since the Indian Patent Act was amended in 2005. More...

Global Patents Reflect Advances in Connected and Self-Driving Cars

(Reuters , 20-Jan-2015 , NDTV)

Technology advances in telematics and driver assistance systems are gathering steam as the enablers of
future connected and self-driving cars, according to an analysis of global patent applications released
Monday. More...

Hindustan Aeronautics’ patent filings see 10-fold rise in 3 years

(Huma Siddiqui , 19-Jan-2015 , The Financial Express)

State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) is enriching its patents repository fast. More...

Patented medicine
(Dr. Srinivasan Nagarajan, Sydney, Australia , 19-Jan-2015 , The Hindu)

As a professional adviser on IP matters in Australia, I agree with the main thrust of the article, “Patented
medicine and affordability” (Dec.22, 2014). More...

Patents are scourge on software industry, says Vishal Sikka

(PTI , 16-Jan-2015 , The Economic Times)

Terming patents as a "scourge" on the software industry, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka has said his company
is "rethinking" its approach on the subject. More...

Xiaomi bolsters its patent portfolio across globe as it fights patent battle in India
(ANI , 16-Jan-2015 , DNA)

Beset with a patent battle in India over its smartphones, Xiaomi is now trying to bolster its patent
portfolio in China and elsewhere. More...

India’s refuses patent to Gilead for its drug Sovaldi

(DIVYA RAJAGOPAL, , 16-Jan-2015 , The Economic Times)
India's patent office has refused a patent to US drugmaker Gilead for its blockbuster drug Sovaldi on the
grounds that the molecules and compounds of the drug were "known" elements. More...

IPR won't be part of model law on fake drugs, says UN arm

(Soma Das , 16-Jan-2015 , The Economic Times)

The UN agency for drug control has assured India and the other BRICS nations that it will steer clear of
intellectual property rights matters while drafting a model law to combat fraudulent drugs. More...

Monaco can't trademark 'Monaco', EU court rules

(AFP , 15-Jan-2015 , Zee News)

Monaco cannot register its own name as a trademark because the principality is too well known on
account of its royal family and Formula One race, an EU court ruled Thursday. More...

It’s time to ratchet up India’s IP stance

(Chirantan Chatterjee , 15-Jan-2015 , Hindustan Times)

NE implies that unlike an encrypted code in a software, ideas unless protected through intellectual
property (IP) are difficult to exclude from being used by others. NR in ideas gives rise to increasing
returns (IR). More...

Government taking steps to reduce patent backlog: Kant

(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 15-Jan-2015 , Business Standard)

Human resources in the IP office has not kept pace with the increase in filings More...

Patent filing sees unprecedented surge worldwide: WIPO

(Ragini Verma , 14-Jan-2015 , Livemint)

In 2012, 2.35 million patent applications, 6.58 million trademark class applications and 1.22 million
design applications were filed worldwide, says Gurry More...

Cipla moves HC against bar on sale of generic drug

(TNN , 14-Jan-2015 , The Times of India)

Cipla has filed an appeal in the Delhi high court against a recent order which restrained it from selling its
generic version of Novartis drug Onbrez in the domestic market. The matter is expected to come up for
a hearing on Wednesday. More...

India suffers from an unpredictable regulatory environment: John Castellani

(Nayanima Basu & Digbijay Mishra | New Delhi , 13-Jan-2015 , Business Standard)

The IPR think-tank has the critical task of developing a national IPR Policy that will advance the new
government’s goals of fostering a spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and growth in research and
development (R&D). More...

Trademark registry to look at claim of biryani eatery in Chennai

(Manish Raj , 12-Jan-2015 , The Times Of India)
It was an order in decidedly poor taste. Rapping the assistant registrar of the trademark registry in the
city for passing an order with "total non-application of mind", the Intellectual Property Appellate Board
asked it to consider afresh a trademark application by a biriyani eatery in Dindigul. More...

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Natco Pharma settle patent dispute

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 12-Jan-2015 , Business Standard)

The dispute was over the patent of Hepatitis B drug entecavir More...

India, US agree to restart talks on bilateral investment treaty

(Sachin Parashar , 12-Jan-2015 , The Times Of India)

India and the US have reaffirmed commitment to the long-pending Bilateral Investment Treaty with PM
Narendra Modi on Sunday conveying to visiting secretary of state John Kerry that New Delhi was
prepared to hold early talks for the same. More...

IBM again tops lists of US patent recipients

(IANS | New Delhi , 12-Jan-2015 , Business Standard)

IBM has received a record 7,534 patents in 2014 -- marking the 22nd consecutive year that the
company topped the annual list of US patent recipients, a company statement said here Monday. More...

Delhi HC stops Cipla’s generic drug sales

(Rupali Mukherjee , 10-Jan-2015 , The Times Of India)

In a move which may be a dampener for patients suffering from lung and respiratory diseases, the Delhi
high court has decided in favour of drug MNC Novartis, restraining generic firm Cipla from selling its
affordable version of respiratory drug Onbrez in the domestic market. More...

10 northeast products to get GI tag

(TNN , 10-Jan-2015 , The Times Of India)

Ten horticulture products from the northeast are set to get the much-coveted geographical indication
(GI) tag by March this year. More...

Glenmark wins patent row but says has no plans to launch produc
(E. Kumar Sharma , 09-Jan-2015 , Business Today)

The excitement was arguably more in the media than in the company or the analysts tracking it. More...

Glenmark Pharma wins patent suit against Abbott; stock gains

(ECONOMICTIMES.COM , 8-Jan-2015 , The Economic Times)

Shares of Glenmark Pharma moved higher in early trade after the company won patent suit against US
pharma major Abbott Biotechnology. More...

GI mark for basmati delayed as MP cos, farmers oppose APEDA

( Gireesh Babu & T E Narasimhan | Chennai , 07-Jan-2015 , Business Standard)

Apeda representatives said GI registration should be seen from a "national interest" perspective, as
Pakistan also is claiming rights over Basmati More...
Facebook Copyright Post Just a Hoax
(IANS , 07-Jan-2015 , The New Indian Express)

If you have received a Facebook copyright post in your news feed warning about your private
photographs and content, just ignore it. More...

Indian government plans to establish dynamic and balanced IPR policy

(India Correspondent , 07-Jan-2015 , The Pharma Letter)

Even as US President Barack Obama is slated to be the chief guest at India's Republic Day Parade on
January 26, action has revved up behind the scenes with the readying of the draft of the national
Intellectual Property Rights policy, reports The Pharma Letter’s India correspondent. More...

Tamil Nadu leads in ensuring GI protection in India

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 7-Jan-2015 , Livemint)

Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra were joint second in geographical indication protection; Goa and Punjab
claimed the least with two each More...

New IPR policy focuses on utility patents

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 7-Jan-2015 , Livemint)

First draft stresses the need to create new law that can facilitate the patenting of innovative utilitarian
inventions More...

Patent Office sets aside earlier order granting patent to Abbott's Humira
(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 06-Jan-2015 , Business Standard)

It had earlier granted patent without considering pre-grant opposition of Glenmark Pharma More...

Apple patent could lead to truly flexible iPhone

(Lance Whitney , 06-Jan-2015 , CNet)

The device described in the patent would use flexible materials for the display, housing, circuit boards
and batteries. More...

Patent Office revokes the patent of Roche's osteoporosis drug Bonviva

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 2-Jan-2015 , Business Standard)

Decision comes in a post-grant opposition filed by Cipla, and following an order from IPAB. More...

Apple gets patent for 'stylus-designed smart pen'

(ANI , 01-Jan-2015 , The Times Of India)

Tech giant Apple has been granted a patent for a stylus design of a smart pen capable of detecting hand
movements that enables translation into digital line drawings and text, adding into the list of their new
innovations. More...
Microsoft sues Indian company for technical support scam
(Yoshita Singh , 31-Dec-2014 , Livemint)

Microsoft’s filed a civil lawsuit for unfair and deceptive business practices and trademark infringement
against C-Cubed Solutions More...

Suven Life surges on securing three product patents

(SI Reporter | Mumbai , 30-Dec-2014 , Business Standard)

The company secured three product patents one each in Eurasia, Japan and Mexico. More...

SIMI, IM trademark on pipe bomb

(Rajiv Kalkod , 30-Dec-2014 , The Times Of India)

The improvised explosive device that went off on Church Street on Sunday night fits the bill of a typical
'pipe bomb', the go-to detonator of the Indian Mujahideen and the Students' Islamic Movement of India.

India-US panel: Access to medicines may be under threat

( Dr Gopal Dabade , 29-Dec-2014 , Deccan Herald)

Medicines when used appropriately can save lives. More...

Foreign pharma cos won 77% of all patents in last 10 years

(PTI , 28-Dec-2014 , Business Line)

India issued 4,614 drug patents between January 2005 and December 2014, of which 3,575 were given
to foreign drug makers More...

Chugai Pharma wins first instance patent infringement lawsuit for Oxarol ointment
(Tokyo , 26-Dec-2014 , Pharmabiz)

Chugai Pharmaceutical, one of Japan’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies with strengths
in biotechnology products, announced that the Tokyo District Court (Civil affairs No. 29, Chief Judge
Kazuhide Shimasue) has granted Chugai an overall victory for the first instance demanding the
suspension of patent infringement of the manufacturing process patent owned by Chugai (Patent No.
3310301) related to Oxarol Ointment 25 µg/g, a treatment drug for keratosis including psoriasis vulgaris
(Oxarol ointment) . More...

IPR must be a subject in law colleges, IITs and IIMs: Draft national policy
(hananjay Mahapatra , 26-Dec-2014 , The Times Of India)

Intellectual property rights may soon become one of the key courses in the education system as the IPR
Think Tank, in its draft national policy, has recommended that it be made a compulsory subject in all law
colleges, National Institute of Fashion Technology, agriculture universities and management institutes.

Micromax vs OnePlus: Delhi High Court lifts ban on OnePlus One, but case far from over
(Express News Service , 25-Dec-2014 , Indian Express)

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted relief to mobile company OnePlus by lifting the ban
imposed on the sales of its mobile phones by a single judge bench on December 16. More...
Micromax vs OnePlus: Delhi High Court lifts ban on OnePlus One, but case far from over
(Express News Service , 25-Dec-2014 , Indian Express)

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted relief to mobile company OnePlus by lifting the ban
imposed on the sales of its mobile phones by a single judge bench on December 16. More...

US ITC to Investigate Samsung's Patent Infringement Case Against Nvidia

(Hitesh Arora , 25-Dec-2014 , NDTV)

Samsung's infringement case against Nvidia over semiconductor-related patents will now be investigated
by the US International Trade Commission. More...

Patent issue won't affect our product launches: Xiaomi India head Manu Jain
(Gulveen Aulakh , 24-Dec-2014 , The Economic Times)

Xiaomi says it needs to be prepared to face obstacles such as the patent infringement allegation it is
fighting in India as it grows at a break-neck pace, already becoming the largest smartphone maker at
home in China and the No. 3 globally. More...

Role of IPR immense in knowledge economy

(SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT , 24-Dec-2014 , The Hindu)

When compared to China, India is way behind in filing Intellectual Property Rights applications, says
GSIB director. More...

40 years ago... And now: Cipla: The crusader for affordable drugs takes the patent battle to
(Dev Chatterjee , 24-Dec-2014 , Business Standard)

In 1935, when Khwaja Abdul Hamied set up Cipla in Central Mumbai to manufacture medicines in India,
few could have predicted that in the next few decades the company would take on the world's mightiest
multinationals on patents and produce low-cost drugs for the world's extreme poor. More...

Claris Lifesciences confirms patent challenge for its generic version of PROPOFOL in USA
(COMPANY NEWS , 24-Dec-2014 , Livemint)

Claris Lifesciences has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Propofol for Injection, 10
mg/ml with the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) with a Paragraph IV certification. More...

AstraZeneca files patent case against Aurobindo Pharma

(fe Bureau | Hyderabad , 24-Dec-2014 , Financial Express)

AstraZeneca has filed a patent infringement case against Aurobindo Pharma and Aurobindo Pharma
USA… More...

Patented medicine and affordability

(C. R. L. Narasimhan , 22-Dec-2014 , The Hindu)

India’s ongoing efforts at safeguarding its intellectual property rights (IPRs) have been facing challenges
from different directions. More...
Copyright Not for Making CDs: Piracy Cell
( Siva Sekaran , 21-Dec-2014 , The New Indian Express)

Using the copyright acquired for a feature film, no one can reproduce it in the form of CDs/DVDs evading
the particulars to be included as per Section 52 A of the Cinematograph Act, the Video Piracy Cell has
said in a counter affidavit before Madras HC, last week. More...

Govt studying options as Novartis-Cipla patent dispute moves to court

(Amiti Sen , 18-Dec-2014 , Business Line)

Cipla has requested the Centre to revoke Novartis’ patent on respiratory drug Onbrez More...

215 products registered as geographical indication: Govt

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 19-Dec-2014 , Business Standard)

As many as 215 products were registered as geographical indication (GI) till December 15, 2014,
government said today. More...

TM Registry Ordered to Examine Plea

(Express News Service , 18-Dec-2014 , Indian Express)

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has directed the TRADE Marks Registry to consider the
petition of a US based multi-national company, E I Du Pont De Nemours and Company, that has
challenged the trademark ‘Nomex’, registered by a pharmaceutical firm in Mumbai. More...

A doc’s call against patent overdose

(PT Jyothi Datta , 15-Dec-2014 , Business Line)

Public health groups have a supportive voice in American surgeon-author Atul Gawande in their fight to
break “secondary patents” that drug companies seek on existing medicines. More...

A doc’s call against patent overdose

(PT Jyothi Datta , 15-Dec-2014 , Business Line)

Public health groups have a supportive voice in American surgeon-author Atul Gawande in their fight to
break “secondary patents” that drug companies seek on existing medicines. More...

Government may not act on Cipla’s patent plea

(Sidhartha , 15-Dec-2014 , The Times Of India)

In a setback to Cipla, the homegrown generics medicine company, the government has so far found
little merit in its plea for waiver and cancellation of patent rights for five drugs over which Novartis has
exclusive rights. More...

Obama administration content with Modi govt taking 'baby steps' to improving country's
weak IPR laws
(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 15-Dec-2014 , Business Standard)

Obama administration content with Modi govt taking 'baby steps' to improving country's weak IPR laws
India-led BRICS opposes UN arm’s move on model drug law
(Soma Das , 15-Dec-2014 , The Economic Times)

India has spearheaded a move by BRICS countries to oppose a United Nations agency's move to float
without consultations with member states a model law on fraudulent drugs that has raised fears of
genuine generic drugs getting disrupted. More...

India-led BRICS opposes UN arm’s move on model drug law

(Soma Das , 15-Dec-2014 , The Economic Times)

India has spearheaded a move by BRICS countries to oppose a United Nations agency's move to float
without consultations with member states a model law on fraudulent drugs that has raised fears of
genuine generic drugs getting disrupted. More...

Apple Just Patented An Idea That Steve Jobs Would Have Hated
(Sam Colt | Business Insider , 14-Dec-2014 , Yahoo)

Apple recently filed a patent for a stylus that Steve Jobs would've hated. More...

Xiaomi's India ban exposes wider patent risks

(Reuters , 14-Dec-2014 , The Times Of India)

The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its
breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the
start of a string of patent challenges. More...

US closes out-of-cycle review of India's trade and patent policies

(HT Correspondent, Washington, , 14-Dec-2014 , Hindustan Times )

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced closure of the out-of-cycle review of
India’s trade and intellectual property rights practices, noting the progress made in recent months.


(TNN , 13-Dec-2014 , The Times Of India)

SC order to boost access to medicines More...

US concludes OCR of India's intellectual property policies

(Press Trust of India | Washington , 13-Dec-2014 , Business Standard)

Citing positive steps taken by the new Indian government in addressing America's concerns on
intellectual property (IP) rights, the US has concluded its Out-of-Cycle Review of India's intellectual
property policies. More...

Protecting patents will boost innovation in India

(RANJANA SMETACEK , 12-Dec-2014 , Business Line)

This is also essential to meet the healthcare challenges facing the country More...
Google, YouTube face patent suit in Germany
(Reuters , 12-Dec-2014 , The Times Of India)

Technology company Max Sound said it filed a lawsuit against Google and YouTube in Germany earlier
this month, alleging infringement of a video-streaming patent. More...

Max Sound files patent suit against Google, YouTube in Germany

(Reuters , 12-Dec-2014 , The Economic Times)

Technology company Max Sound Corp said it filed a lawsuit against Google Inc and YouTube in Germany
earlier this month, alleging infringement of a video-streaming patent. More...

Agriculture department starts Geographical Indication process for Lasalgaon onions

(TNN , 12-Dec-2014 , The Times Of India)

Onions from Lasalgaon will get the Geographical Indication (GI) tag soon as the agricultural department
of the state has started the process to grant the special status to the commodity produced in the
district. More...

Delhi HC stops sale of Xiaomi phones over patent case

(PTI , 11-Dec-2014 , Livemint)

The court restrained Xiaomi from making, assembling, importing or offering for sale its devices which
are infringing the patents of Ericsson More...

Will India, US Bridge Divide Over Intellectual Property Rights?

( Patralekha Chatterjee , 10-Dec-2014 , Intellectual Property Watch)

There is an uptick in India-United States relations. More...

India assumes frontline position in battles over intellectual property rights

(Amy Kazmin , 10-Dec-2014 , Financial Times)

As their cities grow more polluted, more people in India grapple with respiratory difficulties. More...

UN Office on Drugs and Crime scheduled to meet to firm up model law

(Dilasha Seth & Soma Das , 8-Dec-2014 , The Economic Times)

A United Nations agency is scheduled to hold two days of closed-door meetings in Vienna starting
Monday to firm up a model law prescribing harsh penalties for 'falsified' drug-related crimes, reviving
fears about seizures of Indian-made generics similar to those made by the European Union in 2008.

Cisco Systems sues rival Arista for patent infringement

(Reuters , 6-Dec-2014 , The Times Of India)

Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc filed two lawsuits against Arista Networks Inc, accusing
the smaller rival of copying its networking technologies. More...
Keryx Biopharma receives US patent for Auryxia covering orally administrable forms
(New York , 6-Dec-2014 , Pharmabiz)

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, a company focused on bringing innovative therapies to market for patients
with renal disease, announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office issued US Patent No. 8,901,349.

Burger King in trademark soup

(BS Reporter | New Delhi , 6-Dec-2014 , Business Standard)

Burger King has about 13,000 outlets across the world and has had a trademark registration in India
since 1979, which has been renewed by the company More...

Patent protection, a key issue for foreign hybrid seed companies

(TOMOJIT BASU , 05-Dec-2014 , Business Line)

With demand for hybrid seeds growing across the developing world for characteristics ranging from
drought- and pest-resistance to higher yield, the protection of technology that goes into making is
becoming a key issue for developers, usually large companies such as Monsanto, DuPont and Bayer.

Brands cry foul over counterfeit products on e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Snapdeal,
Amazon & others
(ET Bureau , 3-Dec-2014 , The Economic Times)

Consumer brands and channel partners are turning the heat on India's online retailers, accusing them of
not only undercutting prices but also encouraging the sale of counterfeit goods by sellers of dubious
origins on their sites. More...

New Google Glass Patent Tips Successor Will Feature Slimmer Profile
(Ketan Pratap , 03-Dec-2014 , NDTV)

Reports have started to emerge about Google's next-generation Glass wearable. On Monday, a report
suggested that the Google Glass successor will be powered by an Intel chip. More...

Cipla, Meda sue Apotex in US over nasal spray patent

(Our Bureau , 03-Dec-2014 , Business Line)

Swedish drug-maker Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc and India’s Cipla have sued Canadian pharmaceutical
company Apotex in the US Federal District Court in Delaware to enforce their patents covering nasal
spray Dymista. More...

Govt moves to protect 'khadi' trademark

(Sidhartha , 3-Dec-2014 , The Times Of India)

Hit by trademark infringement in Europe, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has
moved to quickly register 'khadi' as a 'wordmark' to check against further violation. More...

Public interest groups urge DIPP's IPR Think Tank not to revisit India’s Patent Act
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 3-Dec-2014 , Pharmabiz)

A large number of patient groups, public interest organisations including MSF, treatment providers and
academia world-wide have urged the newly constituted IPR Think Tank not to revisit or challenge
democratically-determined and legally-consistent intellectual property rules introduced under India’s
Patent Act. More...

India, Japan spar over higher intellectual property standards

(Nayanima Basu , 2-Dec-2014 , Business Standard)

India and Japan locked horns over a higher standard in intellectual property rights, with a special focus
on the pharmaceutical sector, at the negotiations for a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

IPAB asks UK-based bed maker and Indian firm to explore settlement
(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 02-Dec-2014 , Business Standard)

Hypnos claims to be the supplier of beds and upholstery for Royal Family and Royal Household in Britain.

Panel to draft intellectual property policy riddled with conflict of interest

(Rema Nagarajan , 1-Dec-2014 , The Times Of India)

Increased focus on India's intellectual property and patent law has put the spotlight on the IP think tank
set up by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). More...

CSIR files patent for leather tanning tech breakthrough

(PTI , 30-Nov-2014 , Zee News)

The CSIR has filed a patent for its breakthrough in leather tanning technology that does not require
water. More...

If US had a patent law like ours, they would discover many more drugs: Anand Grover
(Rema Nagarajan , 30-Nov-2014 , The Times Of India)

India's intellectual property (IP) law has been hailed as one of the most progressive for safeguarding
public interest, and several nations like Argentina, the Philippines and Brazil are looking to learn from it.

Government files for ‘Make in India’ trademark

(Nishtha Grover | New Delhi , 28-Nov-2014 , The Asian Age)

In order to prevent the misuse of the “Make In India” phrase and the symbol, the government has filed
for the trademark of the much celebrated phrase. More...

Intel wants government to strengthen protection for trade secrets under IPR policy
(Dilasha Seth , 28-Nov-2014 , The Economic Times)

Intel, the world's largest manufacturer of computer chips, has called on the Indian government to
strengthen protection for Trade secrets under the intellectual property rights policy, raising concerns
that the current regime is not strong enough. More...

Differences on intellectual property rights between India and US widen

(Asit Ranjan Mishra , 28-Nov-2014 , Livemint)
US disappointed at the stature of joint working group; India insists the group is important to resolve
bilateral issues More...

Patent expiries valued at $170 bn set Indian pharma to accelerate its complex generic
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru , 28-Nov-2014 , Pharmabiz)

Indian pharmaceutical industry will now be able to make further inroads and garner a fair share of the
global MARKET opportunity as blockbuster drugs valued at $170 billion are set to come off the patents.

Affordable healthcare is beyond compulsory licenses, US tells India

(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 26-Nov-2014 , Business Standard)

The discussion took place under the much-awaited India-US Trade Policy Forum More...

India to US: Tech companies violating copyright law

(Sidhartha,TNN , 26-Nov-2014 , The Times Of India)

For years, the US has blamed lax policing in countries such as India for a boost to piracy. More...

U.S. raises protection to firms in India, IPR issues

(Puja Mehra , 26-Nov-2014 , The Hindu)

Both countries to explore enhanced market access to farm products More...

India, US Trade Policy Forum meets after four years

(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 25-Nov-2014 , Business Standard)

Both sides have set a target of achieving $500 bn worth of trade in goods and services from the present
$100 bn More...

Modi urged to stand up to US pressure to change patent law

(Rema Nagarajan , 25-Nov-2014 , The Times of India)

US Trade Representative meeting high-ranking Indian officials during his India visit is worrying public
health activists that he will pressurise the government to weaken India's patent law which is seen to be
pro-public health, with in-built safeguards that prevent pharma companies from getting extensions on
patents by tweaking existing molecules and claiming them to be innovation. More...

India needs to look at IPR norms more closely: USTR Froman

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 25-Nov-2014 , Business Standard)

Raising concerns that issues related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) were impeding their bilateral
trade, the US today asked India to look more closely at its IPR norms and address this problem
mutually. More...

US urges India to toughen patent laws to draw investors

(AFP , 25-Nov-2014 , The Economic Times)
A top US trade envoy urged India on Tuesday to strengthen its drug and other intellectual property laws,
saying such a move is needed to draw vital investment to spur a sputtering economy. More...

Indian company receives US patent for Alzheimer treating med

(Saswati Mukherjee , 24-Nov-2014 , The Times of India)

BCM-95, the patented turmeric extract formulation from Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd has received a US
patent (US Patent No. 8859020) for a composition for the treatment of Alzheimers disease comprising
curcuminoid mixture and added essential oil of turmeric. More...

Arjuna Natural Extracts bags turmeric patent from US

(ET Bureau , 24-Nov-2014 , The Economic Times)

Arjuna Natural Extracts, a leading domestic manufacturer and exporter of botanical extracts, has said it
has been granted a US patent related to a turmeric extract used for treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Indian industry not taking advantage of IPR

(IANS | Kolkata , 24-Nov-2014 , Business Standard)

Due to lack of awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), the Indian industry is lagging behind in
exploiting benefits of registering and protecting trademarks internationally, an official said here Monday.

US trade rep Froman urges India to create ‘world class’ IPR regime
(Amiti Sen , 24-Nov-2014 , Business Line)

Pitching for tighter intellectual property protection in India, US Trade Representative Michael Froman has
said that the country needed to enforce a world-class IPR regime and deal with issues such as piracy,
counterfeiting, trade secrets and compulsory licensing. More...

IPR unique opportunity for 'Make in India' innovations: WIPO official

(IANS | Kolkata , 24-Nov-2014 , Business Standard)

With Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) set to "play a major role" in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's
"Make in India" campaign, Indian innovators and businesses need to opt for the Madrid System of
trademark registrations to manage their portfolios internationally, an IP official said Monday. More...

India’s patent problems

(Dipti Jain , 24-Nov-2014 , Livemint)

India’s IP administration, which was widely criticized for lack of transparency in the initial years, has
made its file movements and examination process public in just the first step More...

US industry patent lobby meeting with judges foiled

(Dilasha Seth & Soma Das , 24-Nov-2014 , The Economic Times)

Public health groups successfully prevented meetings that had been scheduled between a visiting
delegation of a US industry patent grouping and judges of the Delhi High Court and the Intellectual
Property Appellate Board last week after questioning the propriety of such discussions, people familiar
with the matter told ET. More...
National IPR policy relook: Government moves slowly
(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 24-Nov-2014 , Business Standard)

India-US talks begin today at a high level, with little progress on New Delhi's homework in the two
months since a review was to begin More...

Kerala biotech firm receives US patent for Alzheimer’s drug

(Sangeetha G. , 23-Nov-2014 ,

Turmeric extract formulation made by Kerala-based Arjuna Natural Extracts has received a US patent for
the treatment of Alzheimers disease. More...

Ebola vaccine running into patent cover in Canada?

(Sushmi Dey , 21-Nov-2014 , The Times Of India)

A Canadian patent protection may be blocking an Ebola vaccine even as the world is struggling to stop
the spread of the deadly virus. More...

Google, Rockstar Agree to Settle Patent Litigation

(Reuters , 21-Nov-2014 , NDTV)

Google Inc has agreed to settle litigation with patent consortium Rockstar, though terms of the deal
were not disclosed in a court filing made public this week. More...

Patent row: Delhi High Court asks Micromax to pay royalty to Ericsson
(y Soma Das & Anandita Singh Mankotia , 20-Nov-2014 , The Economic Times)

The Delhi High Court has asked homegrown handset maker Micromax to pay a royalty that amounts up
to 1% of the selling price of its devices to Ericsson for using the Swedish equipment maker's patents on
technologies that are essential to manufacture the products. More...

Claims of plagiarism pile on Kollywood

(Udhav Naig , 20-Nov-2014 , The Hindu)

The Tamil film industry has aggressively fought the issue of piracy, with some degree of success. But,
the issue of plagiarism within its own ranks has not been taken seriously enough. More...

MSU to host workshop on 'Patents: concept and practice'

(Prashant Rupera , 19-Nov-2014 , The Times Of India)

The Department of Chemistry of M S University's Faculty of Science in association with the Baroda
chapter of the Indian Society for Analytical Scientists and Infinvent IP is going to organize one day
workshop on 'Patents: concept and practice' on November 29. More...

India-US trade meet on Nov 25; IPR, market access on agenda

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 19-Nov-2014 , Business Standard)

Intellectual property rights, market access for agri products, visa matters and a boost to investments
are some of the issues that will come up for discussions during the Trade Policy Forum (TPF) meeting
between India and the US on November 25 here. More...
India-US trade meet on Nov 25; IPR, market access on agenda
(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 19-Nov-2014 , Business Standard)

Intellectual property rights, market access for agri products, visa matters and a boost to investments
are some of the issues that will come up for discussions during the Trade Policy Forum (TPF) meeting
between India and the US on November 25 here. More...

Govt’s engagement with MNCs on patent protection keeps domestic industry on edge
(Sushmi Dey , 19-Nov-2014 , The Times Of India)

The government's intention to engage with multinational companies and patent lawyers to discuss
protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in India has triggered concerns from the civil
society, local firms and those advocating affordable medicines. More...

India Divided on Whether to Break Bristol-Myers Drug Patent

(Rajesh Roy , 18-Nov-2014 , The Wall Street Journal)

The Indian government is divided about whether to break a patent on a Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.cancer
drug. More...

Campaign concerned over US-based IPOA's 'Innovation Dialog' being organised in India from
Nov 16-22
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 18-Nov-2014 , Pharmabiz)

The Campaign for Affordable Trastuzumab has expressed grave concern over the intent and purpose of
the “Innovation Dialog” being organised in India from November 16-22, 2014 by the Intellectual
Property Owners Association (IPOA), a US-based group consisting of large corporations and law firms.

Foreign drug makers urge government to review IPR think tank

(Soma Das , 18-Nov-2014 , The Economic Times)

Foreign drug makers are urging the government to review the membership of a think tank it has set up
to formulate intellectual property rights (IPR) policy in the next few months, saying that it lacks
representation from innovator firms and needs to be more balanced. More...

Government holding IP conference with MNCs, their lawyers, excluding civil society,
(Rema Nagarajan , 17-Nov-2014 , The Times Of India)

The government of India claims to seek balance of public and private interests in intellectual property
rights. More...

Life-saving drugs to show govt-fixed rates in bold red

(Sushmi Dey | New Delhi , 17-Nov-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

From January 2015, all life-saving drugs will come with a bold red strip on the pack highlighting the
price as fixed by the government and specifying if the drug is under price control. More...

Group writes to SC, HC CJs against US patent body

(Rema Nagarajan , 16-Nov-2014 , The Times Of India)
The Campaign for Affordable Transtuzumab, a group of individuals and organisations fighting to increase
access to medicines, has written to the chief justices of the Supreme Court and Delhi high court and to
the chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) expressing grave concern over the
meetings scheduled by the US lobby group Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPOA) with IPAB, a
quasi-judicial body, the Delhi HC and the offices of the Controller of Patents. More...

US stand on India's IPR regime not arm twisting: Diplomat Charles Rivkin
(DIVYA RAJAGOPAL , 15-Nov-2014 , The Economic Times)

The US will push India into giving adequate protection to intellectual property regime (IPR, a major bone
of contention between the two countries. More...

Appeal to chief justices to cancel meetings with US patent lobby

(Rema Nagarajan , 15-Nov-2014 , The Times Of India)

The Campaign for Affordable Transtuzumab, a group of individuals and organisations fighting to increase
access to medicines, has written to the chief justices of the Supreme Court and the Delhi Court and to
the chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) expressing grave concern over the
meetings scheduled by the US lobby group, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPOA) with IPAB, a
quasi-judicial body, the Delhi High Court and the offices of the Controller of Patents. More...

A reality check on intellectual property concerns

(Moushami Joshi, Srividhya Ragavan , 15-Nov-2014 , The Hindu)

Alarms were sounded when the Indian Supreme Court rightly refused to endorse ever-greening of
patents and denied patent protection on Glivec, a drug owned by Novartis.” More...

American envoy to focus on IPR protection during his visit

(Satyanarayan Iyer , 14-Nov-2014 , Business Line)

Emphasising that intellectual property rights (IPR) protection is in the “best interests of India,” the US
Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin said that is will be one of
the main focus areas of his visit. More...

Why it is important for India to defend its IPR

(DG SHAH , 14-Nov-2014 , Business Line)

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is currently engaged in the Out-of-Cycle
Review (OCR) of India’s intellectual property rights (IPR) regime, tracking its “progress” since March
2014. This article addresses the OCR and why it is important for India to defend its IPR regime. More...

Conflict of interest: US patent lobby to meet Indian judiciary, patent officials

(Rema Nagarajan , 13-Nov-2014 , The Times of India)

In a glaring instance of conflict of interest many pharmaceutical MNC representatives from the US will be
meeting members of judicial tribunals and higher judiciary and officers who are dealing with intellectual
property (IP) cases of these companies on a visit to India next week. More...

India, US IPR dialogue to begin this month

(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 12-Nov-2014 , Business Standard)
India says it will engage bilaterally through the TRADE Policy Forum but not cooperate in the review
process More...

Sun Basks in Taro After-glow

(11-Nov-2014 , The Economic Times.)

Sun Pharma's stock hit a new high of `932 on Monday on strong performance of Taro, the Israeli
company it acquired in 2010. This also pushed its latest buyout Ranbaxy Labs to a record high of
`697.50.Sun Pharma stock got listed in 1994, an issue that was oversubscribed 55 times. More...

US lobbyists lose fire ahead of trade intellectual property review

(AESHA DATTA/AMITI SEN , 10-Nov-2014 , Business Line)

The US pharmaceutical lobby seems to have become less aggressive in its efforts to make India tighten
its intellectual property norms to give more protection to their own industry. In a recent proposal sent to
the US Trade Representative (USTR), which is carrying out an investigation into India’s intellectual
property regime, the Global Intellectual Property Centre (GIPC), an arm of the US Chambers, has
refrained from talking about any sanctions against the country. The same body, however, had asked for
India to be listed as a priority country as late as April this year. More...

Sun Pharma, Ranbaxy Laboratories hit new high

(SI Reporter , 10-Nov-2014 , Business Standard)

Shares of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries and Ranbaxy Laboratories have hit their respective lifetime
high and are up over 4% each on NSE after Sun Pharma’s US subsidiary, Taro Pharmaceutical
Industries, reported a strong 49% year on year growth in net profit to $143.4 million for the quarter
ended September 2014. More...

Cautious Japan Inc Reaches Out Via Lawyers

(Deepali Gupta , 10-Nov-2014 , The Economic Times.)

Business enquiries from Japan have nearly doubled since last year but actual work has increased only 5-
10%, lawyers said. Most Japanese business houses are watching for regulatory changes to simplify
norms for control and exit clauses. More...

NRIs filed 78% of the patent pleas in India

(Sushmi Dey , 07-Nov-2014 , The Times Of India)

India registered the third highest rate for patent filings by non-residents at 78% of the total
applications, ahead of China at 18%, Japan at 16% and the US at 50%, the latest data from the Indian
patent office showed. More...

US Federal Trade Commission settles first case in crackdown on 'patent trolls'

(Reuters , 06-Nov-2014 , The Economic Times)

The US Federal Trade Commission has for the first time taken action against a patent assertion entity
(PAE) under its consumer protection authority, the agency said on Thursday. More...

LG, Google strike patent-sharing

(AFP , 5-Nov-2014 , Livemint)

The deal covers patents on a ‘broad range of products and technologies” that already exist and will be
filed in the next 10 years. More...
Origiin IP considers Indian Patent Office effort to simplify analysis of patent applications a
positive move
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru , 5-Nov-2014 , Pharmabiz)

Origiin IP Solutions views the move by the Indian Patent Office to simplify the method of analysing the
patent applications of pharma companies a positive development. More...

Kaththi gets embroiled in plagiarism controversy once again

(M Suganth , 4-Nov-2014 , The Times Of India)

The controversies around AR Murugadoss's Kaththi just refuse to die down. Minjur Gopi, who had earlier
filed a case in the Chennai City Civil Court stating that the story of the film was his, has now appealed
again to the court after it had dismissed his petition earlier in September. More...

Indra Nooyi-headed Pepsi-Co backs India's much-disputed Intellectual Property Rights

(Dilasha Seth & Soma Das , 4-Nov-2014 , The Economic Times)

US pharmaceutical companies may be gunning for India's patent regime, but New Delhi has found a
prominent MNC ally in this high-profile dispute. Indra Nooyi-headed Pepsi-Co has backed India's regime
of intellectual property rights, it said in comments to the US Trade Representative. More...

Trademark war: ‘Khadi’ registered in Germany, Spain

(Sidhartha , 4-Nov-2014 , The Times Of India)

The government's efforts to promote 'khadi' are facing a trademark hurdle with the brand having been
registered abroad, in countries such as Germany, as well as in India. More...

MNCs ,other organisations, like Pepsi, IPA back India's IP regime

(PTI , 03-Nov-2014 , The Economic Times)

Multinational organisations including PepsiCo and industry associations like IPA, have come in favour of
India's intellectual property regime, which is being reviewed by the US administration. More...

Cipla-Novartis patent row: DIPP looking into merit of case

(PTI , 02-Nov-2014 , The Economic Times)

The Commerce and Industry Ministry is looking into the merit of Cipla's demand for revocation of
patents of Swiss drug major Novartis for respiratory drug Indacaterol citing the need for public health
access. More...

Commerce Ministry Looking Into Merit of Case in Cipla-Novartis Patent Row

(Press Trust of India , 02-Nov-2014 , NDTV)

The Commerce and Industry Ministry is looking into the merit of Cipla's demand for revocation of
patents of Swiss drug major Novartis for respiratory drug Indacaterol citing the need for public health
access. More...

Roche-Cipla patent row mediation fails

(Rupali Mukherjee , 31-Oct-2014 , The Times of India)
Efforts to end the long and bitter patent tussle between domestic pharma company Cipla and
multinational Roche over a lung cancer drug have come to a naught, with the Delhi high court-appointed
mediator submitting its "failure" report in the case. More...

Johnson & Johnson may buy electrolyte drink ORS-L for Rs 700cr
(Boby Kurian, TNN , 30-Oct-2014 , The Times of India)

The world's sixth largest consumer health and pharma giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has emerged as a
front-runner to acquire electrolyte energy drink business of Jagdale Healthcare in a deal estimated at Rs
700 crore, people directly involved with the matter said. More...

Cipla asks government to revoke five patents held by Novartis

(ET Bureau , 30-Oct-2014 , The Economic Times)

It also urged the government to consider COPD as an epidemic worthy of being qualified as a "public
health crisis" as it claims 50 lakh lives annually in India, which is more than the toll from HIV-AIDS,
malaria, cancer and tuberculosis. More...

Patent office eases rule for pharma companies

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 29-Oct-2014 , Livemint)

Office drops a proposed clause that would have enforced a more stringent examination of patent
applications More...

Update on the grant of Patent to the Company

(BSE , 29-Oct-2014 , Business Line)

Omkar Speciality Chemicals Ltd has informed BSE that the Companys claim for process patent for an
Advance Intermediate namely "BENZENESELENINIC ANHYDRIDE”, having special applications in
pharmaceutical industry has been accepted by the Patents Office, Govt. of India, vide their Certificate
No. 022/11999 Patent Registration No. 263298 dated October 17, 2014. More...

The IPR stand-off

(Business Standard Editorial Comment , 28-Oct-2014 , Business Standard)

Behind India's confrontation with the US on intellectual property More...

Under US pressure, Indian government is getting its act together on IP matters

(27-Oct-2014 , The Pharma Letter)

The pressure from the US government on India seems to be working. More...

Modi’s chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian had opposed India on IPR till recently
(TNN , 25-Oct-2014 , The Times Of India)

he man who has been appointed the chief economic adviser to the government of India Arvind
Subramanian was until recently urging the US to initiate disputes against India before the World TRADE
Organization. More...

Centre mulls trademark for Brand Khadi

(Reshmi R Dasgupta & Vijaya Rathore , 25-Oct-2014 , The Economic Times)
Finally khadi seems to be on the way to getting its due, not only on the catwalk but also officially.

Govt sets up 6-member IPR think tank

(Dhananjay Mahapatra , 25-Oct-2014 , The Times Of India)

Taking into account India's dismal performance in protecting intellectual property rights over drug and
agricultural products, the Centre has formed a six-member 'think tank' to draft national IPR policy and
suggest legal means to handle undue pressure exerted by other countries on this issue. More...

Intellectual Property Rights and India's competitiveness

(Amit Kapoor , 22-Oct-2014 , The Economic Times)

Intellectual Property Rights are important from the standpoint of maintaining present as well as ensuring
future competitiveness. More...

Trademark name issue being sorted out: Abhishek Bachchan

(Arun Venugopal , 22-Oct-2014 , The Hindu)

Chennai FC, a football club in the city, had sent a legal notice to Chennayin FC, asking to desist from
using its trademark name. More...

DU to soon have policy on registration of patents

(PTI , 19-Oct-2014 , Zee News)

What research exactly is patentable? What are the legal issues involved? If the student pursues a
research using university infrastructure, is the outcome students' intellectual property? More...

Erode-based phone manufacturer claims it has challenged trademark of iPhone in IPAB

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 19-Oct-2014 , Business Standard)

The company said that it has filed a rectification application to remove the trademark of iPhone from
Indian Trademark Registry More...

Medical charity accuses US of pushing India to ease patent rules

(AFP , 18-Oct-2014 , The Economic Times)

Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Saturday accused the United States of ratcheting up
pressure on India's new government to relax strict patent conditions which have made the country the
"world's pharmacy" More...

US complaints about India's IPR regime are bullying attempts

(Bibek Debroy , 16-Oct-2014 , The Economic Times)

If India agrees to higher standards of IPR protection than necessary, one needs to ask what India gets in
return. More...

India says will not cooperate with US on IPR regime review

(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 16-Oct-2014 , Business Standard)
The Government of India has told American authorities that it will not cooperate with the out-of-cycle
review (OCR) initiated by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) as part of the latter’s annual
‘Special 301 Report’, on India's supposedly slack intellectual property rights (IPR) regime. More...

Patent office invites final comments on 'Revised draft guidelines for examination of patent
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 16-Oct-2014 , Pharmabiz)

The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM) has invited final comments and
suggestions from the stakeholders and others on “Revised draft guidelines for examination of patent
applications in the field of pharmaceuticals”. More...

US launches review of India's patent regime

(Press Trust Of India , 15-Oct-2014 , Business Standard)

The US on Tuesday launched a review of India's Intellectual Property Regime, in which the focus is to
measure the engagement that New Delhi has pursued in terms of intellectual property. More...

US to launch fresh review of India's patent regime

(Sidhartha , 14-Oct-2014 , The Times Of India)

Within days of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's return from the US, the US TRADE Representative (USTR)
has launched a fresh offensive against India's intellectual property rights (IPR) regime, a move that may
lead to the government going slow on a bilateral dialogue with Washington. More...

Pharma patent regime may get stricter, say experts

(Soumonty Kanungo , 14-Oct-2014 , DNA)

In order to boost dollar inflows in pharma sector and establish stronger IPR regime, govt may affect
patent amendments. More...

GI tag for basmati rice: Pakistan is MP’s new enemy

(Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal , 13-Oct-2014 , The Indian Express)

Madhya Pradesh which early this year celebrated a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for its basmati rice
now has a new enemy: Pakistan. More...

Patent considerations
(Patrick Kilbride , 13-Oct-2014 , The Indian Express)

Among other things, they committed to establishing an annual intellectual property (IP) working group
as a core element of the bilateral trade policy forum. More...

Pfizer wins patent for Voriconazole in India

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 12-Oct-2014 , Business Standard)

The patent application was opposed by pharma firms including Ranbaxy Labs and Natco Pharma More...

Bose and Beats Agree to Settle Headphone Patent Dispute

(Reuters , 11-Oct-2014 , NDTV)
A high-profile patent spat over noise cancelling headphones between Bose Corp and Beats Electronics
ended on Friday with the two sides settling the case out of court. More...

Playing the frenemy card

(Viveka Roychowdhury , 10-Oct-2014 , Express Pharma)

The pricing pill looks set to choke pharmaceutical companies in India again. On October 9, barely a
fortnight after the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) withdrew its now infamous ‘internal
guidelines’, a Spicy IP blogpost reported that the All India Drug Action Network (AIDAN) had filed yet
another PIL in the Delhi High Court. The AIDAN’s PIL alleges that the NPPA’s volte face was a result of
'browbeating' by the Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP). The PIL reportedly refers to
internal memos where the DoP has sent an endorsed copy of its opinion on the guidelines and directed
the NPPA to withdraw them. AIDAN alleges that this amounts to ‘sabotaging the efforts of the Union
Government and the stand taken by the Union Government in their two affidavits' at 'huge financial
benefits to the pharmaceutical industries.' More...

PILs challenge NPPA decision on price cap

(Apoorva | C.H. Unnikrishnan , 10-Oct-2014 , Livemint)

Two public interest litigations (PILs) filed on Thursday in the Supreme Court and Delhi high court
challenged a 22 September decision by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) to
withdraw internal guideline to set prices of non-essential drugs following directions from the department
of pharmaceuticals. More...

Google-Rockstar patent lawsuit goes to California court

(Reuters , 10-Oct-2014 , The Times Of India)

Google Inc will fight patent holder Rockstar Consortium in a California court instead of a Texas court that
lawyers consider more friendly toward plaintiffs. More...

IPAB to take up TVS Motor’s patent appeal

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 10-Oct-2014 , The Financial Express)

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) will hear TVS Motor Company’s appeal against...

Apple granted patent for digital newspaper

(Business Insider , 8-Oct-2014 , The Times Of India)

APPLE has been granted a patent for a flexible display that can be used as a self-updating digital
newspaper. More...

Samsung initiates arbitration against Microsoft after patent royalty lawsuit

(Nate Raymond , 7-Oct-2014 , Livemint)

The arbitration was commenced under the terms of a business collaboration agreement More...

Sri Lanka seeks cinnamon trademark

(AAP , 06-Oct-2014 , Yahoo Finance)

Ten years after the Asian tsunami devastated Sarath Kumara's cinnamon plantation in Sri Lanka, forcing
him to start over with nothing, the farmer faces a new threat from further afield. More...
The patent discord
(Feroz Ali , 06-Oct-2014 , The Financial Express)

India is probably the only country that is consciously working towards a system of open prosecution of
patents. More...

DIPP Dismisses PM Modi’s Efforts To Resolve IPR Issues, Says India’s IPR Laws TRIPS
(Purba Das , 06-Oct-2014 , Business Insider)

In what could be a dismissal of Prime Minister Modi's efforts to resolve the US concern regarding India's
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) laws, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has
pointed out that there's already a committee to discuss IPR issues between the US and India. More...

Govt mulls IPR courts to fast-track cases

(Arun S , 06-Oct-2014 , The Financial Express)

The government is working on a new, comprehensive policy on intellectual property rights (IPR), which
would pave the way for setting up special IPR courts comprising experts to fast-track adjudication on
infringement cases concerning all forms of IPRs, official sources told FE. More...

Government says India’s intellectual property regime fully compliant with WTO norms
(ET Bureau , 4-Oct-2014 , The Economic Times)

India's intellectual property regime is fully compliant with WTO norms, the government said on Friday,
two days after the two countries decided to set up a high-level working group on IPR during Prime
Minister Narendra Modi's US visit to sort out the contentious issue. More...

India’s intellectual property regime fully compliant with WTO norms: Government
(ET Bureau , 4-Oct-2014 , The Economic Times)

India's intellectual property regime is fully compliant with WTO norms, the government said on Friday,
two days after the two countries decided to set up a high-level working group on IPR during Prime
Minister Narendra Modi's US visit to sort out the contentious issue. More...

India says US agrees to its stand on IPR

(BS Reporter | New Delhi , 04-Oct-2014 , Business Standard)

Says bilateral forum, mentioned in Obama-Modi statement, already exists More...

India’s intellectual property regime fully compliant with WTO norms: Government
(ET Bureau , 04-Oct-2014 , The Economic Times)

India's intellectual property regime is fully compliant with WTO norms, the government said on Friday,
two days after the two countries decided to set up a high-level working group on IPR during Prime
Minister Narendra Modi's US visit to sort out the contentious issue. More...

DIPP Statement on Bilateral Mechanism for Discussing IPR Issues with USA
(3-Oct-2014 , Business Standard)

The US- India Joint Statement issued by the Prime Minister of India and the President of the United
States of America after the bilateral summit had the following reference to IPR issues Agreeing on the
need to foster innovation in a manner that promotes economic growth and job creation the leaders
committed to establish an annual high level Intellectual Property (IP) Working Group with appropriate
decision making and technical level meetings as a part of the TRADE policy forum. More...

Country's IPR regime is fully compliant with global norms: Government

(PTI , 04-Oct-2014 , The Economic Times)

Amidst the US raising concern over the country's IPR laws, government today said its intellectual
property rights regime is fully compliant with the global norms. More...

Has PM Modi bowed to US pressure on patent laws?

(Rema Nagarajan , 03-Oct-2014 , The Times Of India)

A paragraph buried in the US-India joint statement, which talks of establishing an annual high-level
Intellectual Property (IP) working group as part of the Trade Policy Forum, has made health activists
across the world apprehensive that the Modi government might be bending to US pressure to change its
patent laws. More...

Real-time online app opens India’s patent process to public eye

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 2-Oct-2014 , Livemint)

The public will be able to access digital updates at each stage of file movement on the patent office’s
website from September More...

Apple wins LTE patent case against WiLan

(Reuters , 2-Oct-2014 , The Times Of India)

Canadian patent licensing company WiLan Inc said a US judge had ruled in favor of APPLE Inc in a
litigation case against it. More...

Online push buoys patent filings

(P. T. JYOTHI DATTA , 1-Oct-2014 , Business Line)

The Government’s efforts to encourage people to file their patent applications online seem to be paying
off. More...

Modi must resist U.S. pressure on drug patents - MSF

(NITA BHALLA , 30-Sep-2014 , Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi must not give in to U.S. pressure to change intellectual property laws
which allow India to produce generic medicines poor people can afford, the medical charity Doctors
Without Borders (MSF) said. More...

The right prescription in the IPR debate

(29-Sep-2014 , Hindustan Times)

Chief on the list will be the US TRADE Representative’s (USTR’s) requirement that India wind back parts
of its posture on patents. More...

The right prescription in the IPR debate

(29-Sep-2014 , Hindustan Times)

Chief on the list will be the US TRADE Representative’s (USTR’s) requirement that India wind back parts
of its posture on patents. More...

India’s draft rules on patenting drugs draw mixed response

(29-Sep-2014 , Livemint)

India’s latest draft rules on patenting drugs that say modifications of existing medicines can be patented
only if they show increased therapeutic value has drawn sharp reaction from international pharma
companies. More...

IPR: US expert hopes to see commitment from Modi

(Press Trust of India | New York , 28-Sep-2014 , Business Standard)

Underscoring the need to strengthen India's IP policy for creating a conducive environment for foreign
investors, a US expert has expressed hope to see a principled commitment by Prime Minister Narendra
Modi to amend country's patent laws to boost economic growth and global competitiveness. More...

NGOs call upon Modi not to commit flexibilities in Indian Patents Act during his US visit
(Ramesh Shankar , 24-Sep-2014 , Pharmabiz)

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to the United States next week, experts and
NGOs in the pharma sector have called upon the Prime Minister not to make any legal or political
commitment that compromises flexibilities in the Indian Patents Act for facilitating access to medicines
and safeguarding public health, which is based on policies and principles approved by Indian Parliament
and is fully consistent with international laws. More...

NPPA withdraws May drug price control guideline

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 24-Sep-2014 , Livemint)

India’s drug price regulator scrapped a May guideline giving itself sweeping powers to set the price of
non-essential medicines. The move is likely to find favour with drug companies that have protested and
also legally challenged a July order by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) capping the
price of 108 non-essential drugs More...

BITTER PILL - Drug pricing: `Govt bowed to lobbies'

(24-Sep-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

In a move that will disappoint many patients, the government has withdrawn certain powers of the drug
pricing regulator that allowed it to cap prices of widely-prescribed anti-diabetes, cancer, tuberculosis,
HIV and cardiac medicines. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said it is withdrawing
“with immediate effect“ a May 29 guideline that had allowed it to put price caps on crucial drugs, to
comply with a government “direction''. More...

US raps India's IPR regime

(Rupali Mukherjee | TNN , 23-Sep-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

US has rapped India's weak intellectual property regime on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's
visit to the country , saying US companies “seek to invest“ in India, but “need transparent governance, a
fair regulatory environment, and strong legal mechanisms“ to protect their investments More...

Cipla grants patent rights in Rifaximin Complexes family to Salix Pharma

(Our Bureau, Mumbai , 19-Sep-2014 , Pharmabiz)

Cipla, a Rs.9,800 crore plus fifth largest Mumbai based pharma major, has signed an agreement with
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a US-based speciality pharmaceutical company. More...

Software patent guidelines in the offing, says official

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 19-Sep-2014 , Business Standard)

Currently, software is not patentable under the existing Act and it needs to be registered under
copyright More...

Fresh opposition on Gilead’s Hepatitis C drug

(PT JYOTHI DATTA , 18-Sep-2014 , Business Line)

The last word is far from heard on drugmaker Gilead’s Hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir in India. More...

India sends substandard generic drugs to Africa, say researchers

(Anna Edney , 18-Sep-2014 , Livemint)

Generic drugs that some Indian companies send to African countries are lower quality than the same
medicines the companies sell at home and outside Africa, according to tests of 1,470 samples,
researchers said. More...

A strong IPR regime benefits India

(17-Sep-2014 , The Financial Express)

India’s growing population, at 1.3 billion citizens now, represents the second-largest consumer MARKET
in the world, and may soon be the largest. Its productive capacity is also growing More...

Draft Guidelines could lead to unnecessary bias against pharma patent applications: USIBC
(Ramesh Shankar , 15-Sep-2014 , Pharmabiz)

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has stated that the Draft 'Guidelines for Examination of Patent
Applications in the Field of Pharmaceuticals' issued recently by the Indian Patent Controller could lead to
an unnecessary bias against pharmaceutical patent applications. More...

Gilead to license Sovaldi to Indian generics drug firms Read more at:
(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 15-Sep-2014 , Livemint)

The licensing agreements will allow the generic drug companies to make and sell copies of the expensive
pill for low- and middle-income countries at lower prices More...

Weaker currency, patent expiration boost for healthcare firms

(Sneha Padiyath , 15-Sep-2014 , Business Standard)

Stocks of Indian pharma companies seem to be in the pink of health as investor-interest in them rises
on the back of a weakening currency, the expiry of generic-drug patents later this year and a slew of US
FDA approvals. More...
Government to hear out US pharma companies' patent fears
(Sidhartha , 15-Sep-2014 , The Economic Times)

After months of skirmishes, the government is finally going to sit down with American pharma giants
this week to hear out their concerns, a move that comes weeks before Prime Minister Narendra Modi
leaves for the US. More...

India uses ancient texts to foil US bid to patent lotus to treat obesity
(Vanita Srivastava , 14-Sep-2014 , Hindustan Times)

The claim made by a US company on the usefulness of lotus and cowhage (a herb) for treatment of
obesity and hunger at the European Patent Office (EPO) has been foiled by India, largely because of
submission of prior art evidence from ancient Hindu texts that refutes the claim of novelty. More...

Increasing patent expiration may brighten India's export prospects: CARE Ratings
(Sanjay Pingle , 13-Sep-2014 , Pharmabiz)

CARE Ratings has pointed out that the drug patent expiry in the USA will create new opportunity for
Indian pharmaceutical industry in the coming years and the pharma industry will gain a larger foothold
in the world's generic market. More...

PM Modi's US Visit: India, US discuss WTO, visa, IPR related issues

(PTI , 12-Sep-2014 , The Economic Times)

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, a senior American official today met Commerce
and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman and discussed various issues including India's stand in the WTO on the
food security issue. More...

India’s drug industry to touch $48 billion by 2018

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 12-Sep-2014 , Livemint)

Industry may see growth on back of patent expiry of some blockbuster drugs in US and local demand

Fresh, detailed norms for drug patent filing examiners

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 12-Sep-2014 , The Financial Express)

Fresh and detailed guidelines are being put in place for examiners of drug patent filings More...

McDonald's Files Trademark Petition for 'McBrunch'

(BurgerBusiness , 11-Sep-2014 , NDTV)

McDonald's is in need of a secret weapon that will help boost sales and bring back lost customers.

Novartis files lawsuit against Zydus

(Premal Balan & Sohini Das | Ahmedabad , 10-Sep-2014 , Business Standard)

Zydus is accused of infringing patents related to a drug used to treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
diseases More...
IPR policy on the cards to protect national interests, says Nirmala Sitharaman
(ET Bureau , 09-Sep-2014 , The Economic Times)

India has proposed a national intellectual property rights (IPR) policy to safeguard its interests and bring
clarity to existing laws ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US this month. More...

Novartis drags DRL to US court for patent violation

(fe Bureau | The Financial Express , 09-Sep-2014 , The Indian Express)

Switzerland-based Novartis AG and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) have sued Dr Reddy’s
Laboratories in a the United States’ District Court for the District of Delaware for a patent infringement
action on the drug Gleevec. More...

Poly Medicure wins long patent battle against German pharma giant B Braun
(Soma Das , 8-Sep-2014 , The Economic Times)

Poly Medicure, an Indian medical devices firm with annual sales of just over Rs 320 crore, has won a
five-year long patent battle with Rs 40,000 crore German medical devices and pharma giant B Braun as
the European Patent Office (EPO) revoked two of the latter's patents covering features of intravenous
(IV) safety catheters. More...

India revamps intellectual property policy in face of western anger

(Amy Kazmin in New Delhi , 8-Sep-2014 , The Financial Times)

India is hiring 1,000 officials for its patent offices and has vowed to clear the backlog of all pending
applications over the next 18 months as it seeks to defend itself against western allegations that it
tramples on companies’ intellectual property rights. More...

Gitam scholars patent millet biscuits

(TNN , 5-Sep-2014 , The Times Of India)

Researchers of Gitam University's food science and technology department have successfully registered
a patent for millet rich biscuits. More...

Sun Shines on Pharma Chart, Wockhardt Dims

(Kiran Somvanshi , 5-Sep-2014 , The Economic Times.)

Mumbai-based Sun Pharma has made it to the top of the domestic drug makers' leaderboard through
overseas acquisitions and quadrupling of revenue in five years. Others like Aurobindo Pharma and
Glenmark, too, have outperformed their peers during this period. More...

Sun-Ranbaxy deal may hit fair trade: CCI

(Agencies , 05-Sep-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Launching the first-ever public scrutiny of an M&A deal in India, the fair trade watchdog on Thursday
said it has prima facie found that the $4-billion merger of Ranbaxy Labs into rival Sun Pharma is likely to
have an “appreciable adverse impact” on competition in the market. More...

Apple loses bid for Samsung US sales ban after patent win
(Joel Rosenblatt , 28-Aug-2014 , Livemint)

A US Judge denied Apple’s bid for what the company had pitched as a narrowly tailored ban on some
older Samsung smartphone models More...
Disney patents filing reveals plan for flying puppets
(Reuters , 27-Aug-2014 , The Times Of India)

Walt Disney has filed for three drone-related patents that it says could lead to an era of aerial movie
screens and larger-than-life puppets flying through the sky. More...


(P A Francis , 27-Aug-2014 , Pharmabiz)

The Section 3(d) of the amended Indian Patent Act of 2005 is a key safeguard against ever greening of
a drug patent by the inventor companies by making some incremental changes to the original molecule.

Gwyneth Paltrow slapped with copyright infringement lawsuit

(Press Trust of India | Los Angeles , 27-Aug-2014 , The New Indian Express)

Gwyneth Paltrow has been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit over her lifestyle website Goop.

Raisoni students file 70 patents in three years

(Vaibhav Ganjapure , 12-Jun-2015 , The Times Of India)

Students of GH Raisoni College of Engineering (GHRCE) made the city proud by filing 70 patents of their
research that included many public-utility ones. More...

Researchers earn patent for wooden honey box

(TNN , 23-Aug-2014 , Business Standard)

For the first time in India, two farmers, who are also researchers, have got design patent for their
wooden honey box design. Efforts are on to get process patent for the same product, as it uses a simple
method to extract honey without damaging the honeybee colony. More...

Monkey does not own selfie, rules US Copyright Office

(Express News Service | New Delhi , 22-Aug-2014 , The New Indian Express)

The copyright regulator ruled that "the Office will not register works produced by nature, animals, or
plants. More...

IPAB allows Pfizer to appeal against rejection of patent for Tofacitinib

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 22-Aug-2014 , Business Standard)

Patent Office rejected Pfizer's application in June, 2011, and a review application in March 27, 3014

Microsoft-backed patent buyer to layoff 19% employees

(Reuters , 20-Aug-2014 , The Times Of India)

Patent buyer Intellectual Ventures announced its second round of staff cuts this year, saying it will
reduce its global workforce by 19% as the firm increasingly turns to litigation to generate licensing
revenue. More...
US Patent to VIT Alumnus for Travel Aid Gizmo that Doesn't Need Internet
(V NarayanaMurthi , 20-Aug-2014 , The New Indian Express)

Imagine travelling in a long-distance train with no idea about the current location, no internet
connectivity to identify the spot through GPRS and not knowing when to alight. More...

Payyannur Pavithra Mothiram in a Geographical Indication tag ownership tussle

(P Sudhakaran , 20-Aug-2014 , The Times Of India)

Payyannur Pavithra Mothiram, a unique gold ornament with a mythical tradition has been caught up in a
battle over the Geographical Indication registration awarded to it in 2004. More...

Apple’s curved touchscreen patents hints at smartwatch

(Techradar , 20-Aug-2014 , The Times Of India)

Moto 360 will bring the first circular screen to wearables, but it looks like Apple may be looking to one-
up Motorola with a curved touchscreen. More...

Rise in ex-parte orders upset generic drugmakers' future business plans

(Soma Das , 19-Aug-2014 , The Economic Times)

A growing number of cases in the pharma sector, where courts forbid Indian drugmakers from launching
generic versions of patented drugs (ex-parte injunction, without even hearing defendants) or ask them
to furnish undertakings proclaiming that they have no plans to launch such a drug, has rattled domestic
drugmakers. More...

Govt set to revise patent norms for pharma

(Sushmi Dey | New Delhi , 19-Aug-2014 , Business Standard)

Guidelines won't replace present structure, but will let examiners adopt standard procedure in evaluating
complex applications More...

Swedish retailer Ikea locks horns over brand name with Varanasi-based fabric maker Ekaya
(Maulik Vyas , 18-Aug-2014 , The Economic Times)

Swedish retailer Ikea has objected to a Varanasi-based fabric maker's brand name 'Ekaya' on the
grounds that it can create confusion among its customers as it sounds pretty similar to its own and
urged the Registrar of Trademarks to strike it down. More...

Cipla Favours Zero Monopoly in Healthcare

(ENS Economic Bureau , 18-Aug-2014 , The New Indian Express)

Amid growing tension with the US over Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)-related issues, pharma major
Cipla said free competition, zero monopoly in healthcare and adoption of a pragmatic IPR policy will aid
growth of pharma sector. More...

BU Prof’s Patented Technique to Purify Water Could Bring Hope to Several Lives
(Bharath Joshi , 18-Aug-2014 , The New Indian Express)
Millions of children can be saved from the ill-effects of fluoride and arsenic contamination in water with
the use of a nanoparticle technology patented by a Bangalore University professor. More...

Indian drug regulator plugs quality gaps after drawing flak from USFDA
(Our Bureau , 17-Aug-2014 , Business Line)

The Indian drug regulator, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, is busy reforming itself and
plugging all quality gaps by organising skills development programs for its officers and inspectors to
make them more attuned to international standards. More...

India’s action in WTO

(New Delhi Times , 17-Aug-2014)

On January 1 1995 when World Trade Organization came into existence the entire economy of the world
was affected in respect of international trade because WTO framed the new global trade rules for
international trade. More...

Research lab to help fight patent war

(Shounak Ghosal , 13-Aug-2014 , The Times Of India)

A laboratory, devoted to research and document qualities of certain indigenous plants and crops that are
at the risk of being patented by multi-national companies, started rolling off EM Bypass on Tuesday.


(P A Francis , 15-Aug-2014 , Pharmabiz)

A new trend of collusion of multinational drug corporations with large Indian companies is emerging in
the Indian pharmaceutical market to overcharge essential drugs which are under patent. More...

Samsung-Apple patent war: What was it good for? Nothing

(Bloomberg , 13-Aug-2014 , The Times Of India)

The decision by Apple to scale back its patent battle with Samsung may represent more of a reboot than
a truce. More...

Delhi HC issues notice on a PIL filed by Prof. Shamnad Basheer, seeking overriding powers of
RTI Act against other Statutes and for declaring S.144 of Patent Act ultravires
(Apoorva Mandhani , 6-Aug-2014 , Live

Delhi High Court today issued notice in a Public Interest Litigation filed by Prof. Shamnad Basheer,
founder of SpicyIP and leading academician in the country, with path-breaking research in the field of
Intellectual Property Rights, praying inter alia to declare that the mechanism under the Right to
Information Act, 2005 overrides all other mechanisms under any other statute or rule for discharge of
information from public authorities to the extent of inconsistencies therein and to declare Section 144 of
the Patents Act, 1970 is ultra vires the Constitution of India. More...

Samsung, Apple drop patent disputes pending in courts outside US

(By Reuters , 06-Aug-2014 , The Economic Times.)

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc said they had agreed to drop all patent litigation outside the
United States, scaling down a protracted legal battle between the smartphone rivals. The iPhone and
Galaxy handset makers issued nearly identical statements announcing the global ceasefire while vowing
to pursue ongoing litigation in the United States, which analysts say involves much bigger amounts of
potential damages More...

Apple, Samsung agree to end patent lawsuits outside US

(06-Aug-2014 , BusinessLine)

Apple and Samsung, two of the world’s top technology companies, agreed to end ongoing patent
lawsuits against each other outside of the US, the companies said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

FDA chief who cracked down on erring chemists shunted out

(Prafulla Marpakwar , 6-Aug-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Bowing to the mounting pressure of chemists and a section of multinational firms, CM Prithviraj Chavan
on Tuesday shunted out Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Mahesh Zagade on the
ground that he has completed his tenure. While no new assignment has been given to Zagade, director
of municipal administration Purushottam Bhapkar will replace him. Significantly , Bhapkar, an IAS officer
of the 1997 batch, did not complete even one year as the director. More...

CCI to scan drug patent settlements

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 3-Aug-2014 , Livemint)

The country’s competition regulator may examine details of patent settlements being negotiated
between foreign branded medicine companies and local generic drug makers as these agreements may
restrict the access of cheaper drugs to the sick. More...

Get wonder drugs that cure hepatitis at subsidized cost, patients and doctors in Mumbai urge
health ministry
(Times News Ntework , 28-Jul-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

City patient groups, NGOs and doctors have jointly petitioned the Union health ministry to procure two
wonder drugs, which promise 90% cure for hepatitis C patients, at a subsidized cost. More...

More drug price caps soon Regulator examines prices of vaccines & medicines used in
treatment of cancer, asthma, TB & malaria
(Sushmi Dey | New Delhi , 15-Jul-2014 , Business Standard)

The government is scrutinising prices of vaccines and drugs used to treat cancer, viral infections,
asthma, tuberculosis and malaria after having slashed prices of expensive anti-diabetic and
cardiovascular medicines. More...

Bombay HC upholds IPAB order on Nexavar’s generic copy

(Khushboo Narayan, C.H Unnikrishnan , 15-Jul-2014 , livemint)

The Bombay high court on Tuesday dismissed a challenge by Bayer AG against a decision to allow drug
maker Natco Pharma Ltd to manufacture and sell a generic copy of a patent-protected cancer drug made
by the German company. More...

Pharma Cos Find New Price Controls Difficult to Swallow

(Divya Rajagopal , 15-Jul-2014 , The Economic Times.)

The drug price regulator's move to control the prices of more commonly used diabetes and heart-disease
medicines has made pharmaceutical companies furious, as they fear it would wipe out their margins just
when they seemed to recover from the previous government's decision to slash the prices of more than
300 drugs. More...

QUALITY ISSUES - Glenmark joins pharma cos setting up US plants

(15-Jul-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

With quality issues continuing to dog domestic pharma industry , more companies are de-risking their
growth strategy by setting up manufacturing facilities in the US, the world's most lucrative market. The
latest to jump on the bandwagon is Mumbaibased Glenmark Pharma, which is planning to set up a
greenfield facility to serve the US market, which has sales of generic drugs totalling $65 billion. Over the
years, leading companies like Ranbaxy , Sun Pharma and Dr Reddy's have either invested in greenfield
facilities or acquired existing plants to grow their share in the fast-growing generics business. India is
the largest supplier of generic medicines to the US, around 20% in volume and 12% in value terms,
according to IMS. More...

Diabetes, cardiac drugs to become up to 35% cheaper

(14-Jul-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Coping with the inflation demon will become a tad easier for the burdened consumer. In a move that has
shaken the pharma industry , prices of widely-used expensive anti-diabetic and cardiac medicines will
reduce over the next few weeks by as much as 35%, with the drug pricing regulator, the National
Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), deciding to bring them under price control. More...

India emerges world's top consumer of antibiotics

( , 14-Jul-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

India has emerged as the world’s largest antibiotics consumer, with a 62% rise in use over the past
decade. ‘Global Trends in Antibiotic Consumption, 2000-2010’, a study by Princeton University scientists,
has found that worldwide antibiotic use has risen 36% in the same period, with Brics countries — Brazil,
Russia, India, China and South Africa — accounting for over three-quarters of the surge. Among 16
antibiotics groups studied, cephalosporins, broad-spectrum penicillins and fluoroquinolones accounted
for over half the increase — consumption rising 55% from 2000. More...

Merck seeks to settle patent row with Glenmark

(Rupali Mukherjee, TNN , 12-Jul-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

In the long-winding patent battle on a widely-prescribed diabetes drug, Januvia (sitagliptin),

multinational company Merck (MSD) has sought a settlement to end the dispute with generic company,
Glenmark on the blockbuster drug. Last year, US-based Merck's subsidiary in India dragged Glenmark to
court, seeking a stop on the sale of a more affordable version of its diabetes drug, Januvia, joining the
list of MNCs engaged in turf wars with generic companies in the country. More...

Google, Dropbox and other top tech companies band together to fight patent trolls
(Martyn Williams , 10-Jul-2014 ,

Google, Dropbox and a few other high-tech firms have come up with a new way to help defend
themselves against patent trolls. Patent trolls, or “non-practicing entities,” are companies that buy up
old patents and try to monetize them by accusing others of infringement. They usually request a one-off
licensing fee to end a lawsuit, something many companies reluctantly pay because it’s cheaper than
defending the claim. More...

Unconventional Energy Boom Drives Oil and Gas Patents to Record

(Reuters , 30-Jun-2014 ,

A boom in the search for unconventional forms of energy such as shale gas or oil sands has led to a
record high in new oil and gas patents filed across the world, research published by Thomson Reuters'
legal business showed. More...

Copyright shocker on Thyagaraja kritis

(25-Jun-2014 , The Hindu)

A spate of copyright-violation notices issued to video channels on YouTube for uploading Carnatic music
rendition of compositions of saint Thyagaraja, has raised the hackles of musicians and fans of the art
form. More...

US company denied patent on anti-cancer drug

(Rupali Mukherjee | TNN , 24-Jun-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

The Indian Patent Office has refused a patent on US firm Abraxis BioSciences' anti-cancer drug
Abraxane, paving the way for domestic companies to launch affordable versions in the local market. The
application was refused on the grounds of the US firm's claims lacking of inventive step, not being
patentable and insufficiency, legal sources say. More...

Patent medicine
(Tarun Khanna , 23-Jun-2014 , The Economic Times.)

In the patenting literature, economists and legal scholars have focused on improving the quality of prior
art available to patent examiners and mitigating the filing and granting of patents where prior art exists
in common knowledge. More...

Mahindra to Review Tesla Patents for Applicability to its Electric Vehicles

(Press Trust of India , 22-Jun-2014 ,

Homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra, which has been developing a range of electric vehicles,
will review technology patents that American electric carmaker Tesla Motors has made free for
applicability to its products. More...

Microsoft's Android Patents Revealed for the First Time

(NDTV Correspondent , 17-Jun-2014 ,

Microsoft's smartphone platform might be a distant third compared to Google's Android and Apple's iOS,
but Microsoft has been earning a significant amount of money from Android device manufacturers
through its patents, and has even sued some of these companies More...

Nissan and BMW Keen To Collaborate with Tesla

(AFP , 17-Jun-2014 ,

Electric car-makers Nissan and BMW are keen to collaborate with rival Tesla after the US company
agreed to share its patents with competitors, the Financial Times reported today. More...

MNC drug companies like Roche, Merck Serono, Novartis see top deck reshuffle
(Divya Rajagopal , 17-Jun-2014 , The Economic Times.)

Multinational drugmakers including Roche, Merck Serono, Novartis and Bristol Myers Squibs are
witnessing top-level changes in their management in India, with their chief executives exiting the
country at a time when the Rs 72,000-crore market appears to be as challenging as it is potentially
lucrative. More...
Nirmala Sitharaman discusses intellectual property rights related issues with officials
(PTI , 17-Jun-2014 , The Economic Times.)

Amidst the US targeting India's intellectual property rights regime, Commerce and Industry Minister
Nirmala Sitharaman today discussed various IPR related issues with her officials More...

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to its technology in an unusual effort
to encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasoline-burning vehicles.
(Ameya Naik , 13-Jun-2014 ,

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the company will allow other automakers to use their patents and will
not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use their technology. The
message to the world is loud and clear, that the company wants electric vehicles on the road and the
only way they see it happening is getting through to the competition and sharing expertise. More...

Roche and Cipla are ordered to mediate in a new twist on Indian IP fights.
(Eric Palmer , 13-Jun-2014 , Fierce Pharma)

Roche and Cipla are writing a new chapter in the bitter battles that have been fought by Western
drugmakers over their patents in India. They are in mediation over the patent for Roche's blockbuster
cancer fighter Tarceva, in what may be the first case to take this route. More...

Electric Car Maker Tesla Handing Over the Keys to its Technology
(Associated Press, San Francisco, California , 13-Jun-2014 ,

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to its technology in an unusual effort to
encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasoline-burning vehicles. More...

Patent Case Against Facebook Goes to Trial in the US

(Associated Press , 12-Jun-2014 ,

Facebook infringed on patents held by a Dutch computer programmer who tried to launch a similar site
called "Surfbook" more than a decade ago, according to a lawsuit heard by a federal jury Wednesday.
The civil trial was underway in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, where social media giant Facebook is
being sued by a holding company called Rembrandt Social Media. More...

Plea alleges patent process biased against Indians

(TNN , 22-May-2014 , The Times of India)

Highlighting an anomaly in patent laws, a PIL filed in the Madras high court has said that while foreign
applicants are eligible for express processing of their applications, similar facility is being denied to
Indian individuals and companies, resulting in delay in awarding patent for Indian products More...

USFDA warns Sun Pharma on import ban

(Reuters , 21-May-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Generic drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries’ response to an import ban on one of its plants lacked
“sufficient corrective actions”, the US Food and Drug Administration said in a warning letter published on
Tuesday. The FDA banned imports from Sun Pharma’s Karkhadi plant in Gujarat in March, but the
reason for the ban was not clear at that time. More...
Merck HIV Drug Strategy Seen Shielding Patent: Corporate India
(Ketaki Gokhale , 20-May-2014 , Bloomberg)

Merck & Co. (MRK) is set to sell an HIV medication in India by mid-year in partnership with local
company Cipla Ltd. (CIPLA), a strategy that may help the U.S. drugmaker protect its patent as the Asian
nation seeks cheaper generics. More...

Apple, Samsung, Google Stop Suing Each Other And Start Focusing On Patent Reform
(Cameron Fuller , 20-May-2014 , International Business Times)

With Apple, Samsung and Google calling a truce on their interlocking patent lawsuits, the money they’ll
save in legal costs and damages is now expected to go to innovation and patent reform. Good news for
consumers, bad news for patent trolls. More...

US Court Refuses to Revive Samsung Patent Case Against Apple

(Reuters , 14-May-2014 ,

A US appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a decision by the International Trade Commission that Apple
Inc was innocent of violating three patents owned by Samsung Electronics to make its iPhones and
iPads. More...

Copyright act violated, 2 held

(Mohammed Akhef , 14-May-2014 , The Times Of India)

The crime branch of the city police on Tuesday arrested two persons under the Copyright Act for
allegedly downloading and distributing songs and movies from a mobile shop he runs. More...

Column: Get prudent with the patents law

(Pravin Anand , 13-May-2014 , The Financial Express)

To start with, India should rethink its ‘ever-greening’ argument given to justify Section 3(d) rules

Defending India’s patent law

(Prabha Sridevan , 12-May-2014 , The Hindu)

No one can attack India’s well-founded Intellectual Property regime as being weak merely because a
drug that is claimed to be an invention fails the test of law More...

UK to review EU ban on Indian mangoes; IPR attorneys welcome call

(A Subramani , 11-May-2014 , The Times Of India)

Intellectual Property Rights Attorneys Association here has welcomed the British parliament's decision to
go into the controversial European Union ban on the import of mangoes from India, and go through
India's inspection process to prevent pest and insecticide presence in export materials. More...

Govt looking at incentive scheme to retain patent examiners

(Amiti Sen , 11-May-2014 , Business Line)

With the Indian Patent Office finding it difficult to retain patent examiners on Government pay-scales, a
move is underway to increase remuneration by introducing an incentive scheme. More...
Pfizer, Roche end association with US-India Business Council
(Soma Das , 9-May-2014 , The Economic Times)

Tension over intellectual property rights (IPR) between the US and India has led to cracks in the US
India Business Council (USIBC), a grouping of hundreds of companies present in both countries, to the
extent that a section of Big Pharma has chosen to end its association with the organisation seemingly in
a huff. More...

Don’t Buckle under US Pressure on IP Rights

(The New Indian Express , 8-May-2014 , The New Indian Express)

Special 301 report 2014, the US Trade Representative (USTR) has identified India as a “priority watch
country” for failure to protect intellectual property. More...

Patent institute remains non-starter after recruitment ban

(Shishir Arya , 7-May-2014 , The Times Of India)

There is jubilation over Nagpur Orange getting a geographical indication (GI) tag but a massive building
of the very department dealing in such matters, which include patents and intellectual property rights,
awaits to get a befitting status. More...

India needs to modify Intellectual Property Rights regime to attract FDI: Report
(PTI , 07-May-2014 , The Economic Times)

India needs to modify its Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime and fast-track legal system to attract
foreign investments, a report said today. More...

Cancer drug patent waiver move lifts hopes

(Shimona Kanwar , 7-May-2014 , The Times Of India)

For 60-year-old Gian Tomar, who hails from Sirmour district in Himachal Pradesh, financial crunch has
been more painful than his wife's suffering with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML), a type of blood
cancer. More...

After BMS's patent rights for Dasatinib, expensive drugs should be brought under price
( ET Bureau , 7-May-2014 , The Economic Times)

The health ministry has reportedly sought a waiver of drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb's (BMS) patent
rights for cancer drug Dasatinib, citing an emergency. More...

PDKV becomes guardian of Nagpur orange

(Shishir Arya , 07-May-2014 , The Times Of India)

As the good old Nagpuri Santra gets a special status on the basis of its geographical origin, Akola-based
Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV) has become the guardian of this household fruit. More...

Bayer to buy Merck arm for $14bn

(TNN , 07-May-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Germany’s Bayer has trumped rival bidders for Merck & Co’s consumer care business in a $14.2-billion
deal, adding to a string of major cross-border deals in the healthcare industry. “This acquisition marks a
major milestone on our path towards global leadership in the attractive non-prescription medicines
business,” Bayer’s CEO Marijn Dekkers said in a statement on Tuesday. More...

India spending billions of dollars on IPR imports: ASSOCHAM

(Capital Market , 6-May-2014 , Business Standard)

India is estimated to have spent a tidy sum of over USD five billion in the fiscal 2013-14 on imports of
the intellectual property rights (IPRs) clearly negating concerns over India's IPR track record by the
countries like the US which has been threatening trade sanctions against New Delhi by putting it under
the Priority Watch List under an American trade law, an ASSOCHAM paper on IPR Imports has pointed
out. More...

US faces pressure to take India to WTO

(Sidhartha , 6-May-2014 , The Times Of India)

The US government is coming under intense pressure from lawmakers to act against India at the World
Trade Organization (WTO) for what they say are violations of patent rules. More...

Intellectual Property Rights Attorneys Association petitions British envoy over mango ban
(PTI , 6-May-2014 , The Economic Times)

With the British Parliament scheduled to debate EU ban on mango imports from India on May 8, the city-
based Intellectual Property Rights Attorneys Association (IPRAA) has written to the British high
Commissioner in India seeking UK's intervention in the matter. More...

Apple-Samsung jury leaves $120 million patent verdict intact

(Joel Rosenblatt , 6-May-2014 , Livemint)

The jury recalculated damages and arrived at the same grand total as three days ago More...

Government mulls cancer drug patent waiver for Dasatinib

(Sidhartha , 05-May-2014 , The Economic Times)

The health ministry has reopened the issue of waiving a global drug giant's patent rights for Dasatinib, a
cancer drug, arguing the move is needed to deal with an "emergency". More...

S wants more transparency on inter-ministerial panel on compulsory license issue

(Joseph Alexander, New Delhi , 05-May-2014 , Pharmabiz)

While keeping India in its `priority watch list’ as in the previous years, the US Trade Representative
(USTR) 2014 “Special 301 Report’ has called for greater transparency about the ongoing inter-ministerial
process that is considering over a dozen patented medicines as candidates for government- initiated
compulsory licenses. More...

Apple vs Samsung: Patents at dispute

(AP , 05-May-2014 , The Times Of India)

Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making
claims that the other copied patented mobile device features. More...
Govt mulls cancer drug patent waiver
(Sidhartha , 5-May-2014 , The Times Of India)

The health ministry has reopened the issue of waiving a global drug giant's patent rights for Dasatinib, a
cancer drug, arguing the move is needed to deal with an "emergency". More...

US expects its restraint on IPR to pay off after polls

(Shastri Ramachandaran , 5-May-2014 , DNA)

The Obama administration wants American big business, especially Big Pharma, to pause before reviving
the push to prise open the Indian market. More...

India Shaken But Not Stirred by US Concerns About Patent Laws

(Sunitha Natti , 04-May-2014 , The New Indian Express)

India had a few anxious moments on April 26, when countries and companies globally observed World
Intellectual Property Day. More...

Amarin Pharma files patent infringement case against Dr Reddy's Laboratories on lipid
lowering drug, Vascepa
(PTI , 04-May-2014 , The Economic Times)

Dublin-based Amarin Pharma has filed a patent infringement case against Dr Reddy's Laboratories
alleging that the latter is attempting to come out with generic versions of its patented drug Vascepa.

Make essential drugs affordable for all: Cipla

(PTI , 04-May-2014 , ZeeBiz)

Amid US firms' allegations of patent norm violations against Indian pharma companies, leading domestic
drug maker Cipla has said that "essential" medicines be made available to people at affordable rates and
should not be sold under "monopoly". More...

Cipla for Making Essential Drugs Affordable for All

(Press Trust of India , 4-May-2014 ,

Amid American firms' allegations of patent norm violations against Indian pharmaceutical companies,
domestic drug maker Cipla has said that "essential" medicines should be made available to people at
affordable rates and not be sold under "monopoly". More...

Amarin files patent case against DRL on lipid lowering drug

(Press Trust of India | Hyderabad , 04-May-2014 , Business Standard)

Amarin alleges Abbreviated New Drug Application seeking to market generic version would infringe
patent of Vascepa on 16 counts More...

Drug MNCs stall generics with RTI

(Rupali Mukherjee , 03-May-2014 , The Times Of India)

A huge spurt in infringement suits (stay orders) recently against domestic drug companies highlight that
multinational firms are increasingly using the right to information (RTI) route to enforce intellectual
property and block entry of affordable generics. More...
Patent trial: US jury orders smartphone maker Samsung to pay Apple $119.6 mn
( Reuters , 3-May-2014 , The Economic Times)

A US jury on Friday ordered Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to pay $119.6 million to Apple Inc, a big loss
for the iPhone maker in the latest round of their globe-spanning mobile patent litigation. More...

US jury says Samsung, Apple both infringed patents

(Reuters , 03-May-2014 , The Times Of India)

A US jury on Friday ordered Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to pay $119.6 million to Apple Inc, a big loss
for the iPhone maker in the latest round of their globe-spanning mobile patent litigation. More...

USTR report: Global drug makers, patient groups lock horns over Indian pharma IPR
(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 2-May-2014 , Livemint)

Report retains India on its ‘priority watch’ list of countries that are alleged violators of US patent laws.

Patent relief
(Summary , 2-May-2014 , The Indian Express)

India escapes being downgraded by the US for IP violations, with a compelling self-defence. More...

Commerce secy raps US step on IPR issue

(Nayanima Basu , 2-May-2014 , Business Standard)

The Union commerce secretary has rapped the US Trade Representative’s (USTR’s) decision to retain
India on that country’s “Priority Watch” (PW) list for various perceived deficiencies in India’s intellectual
property rights (IPR) rules. More...

Column: The US IPR hypocrisy

(Biswajit Dhar , 02-May-2014 , The Financial Express)

The USTR Special 301 report on IP violations singles out India for naming and shaming More...

India won't participate in unilateral US probe on IPR

(PTI , 01-May-2014 , The Economic Times)

India today made it clear it will not take part in any unilateral investigation by the US on its intellectual
property rights (IPR). More...

India dodges bullet from Big Pharma in patent war

(Chidanand Rajghatta , 01-May-2014 , The Times Of India)

The Obama administration has resisted pressure from the American domestic business lobby, notably
Big Pharma, and avoided escalating a simmering trade dispute with New Delhi. More...

India invites U.S. to discuss IP, market access after polls

(Manoj Kumar, NEW DELHI , 01-May-2014 , Reuters)
India said on Thursday it would hold trade talks on intellectual property rights with the United States
after its general election, buying time to address friction over drug patents until a new government is
formed. More...

India invites US to discuss IPR

(Reuters , 1-May-2014 , The Financial Express)

US wants access to the Indian market for its own firms. More...

US-India business lobby for dialogue on IPR issues

( IANS , 01-May-2014 , The Economic Times)

As the US retained India on its Priority Watch List of ten countries with "growing concerns" about
protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), a US-India business advocacy group called for a dialogue
on the issue. More...

Apple Inc. vs Samsung Electronics patent case: Jurors end day without verdict
(Associated Press | San Jose , 01-May-2014 , The Indian Express)

California jurors failed to decide a patent-infringement case involving the world's two biggest
smartphone makers. More...

India defends IPR laws, won't take part in unilateral US probe

(PTI , 01-May-2014 , ZeeBiz)

Stressing that its IPR regime complies with international laws, India on Thursday bluntly said it will not
take part in any unilateral investigation by the US on its intellectual property rights. More...

Intellectual Property Right experts flay EU ban on Indian mangoes

(A Subramani , 30-Apr-2014 , The Times Of India)

While the European Union's ban on Indian mangoes, including the famed Alphonso varieties, set to take
effect on May 1, intellectual property right (IPR) attorneys in the country are citing provisions of Free
Trade Agreements (FTAs) between EU and India and saying the former should have resolved the issue
under the WTO instead of imposing unilateral ban. More...

No downgrade but India still on US priority watch list on intellectual property rights
(Asit Ranjan Mishra , 30-Apr-2014 , Livemint)

US trade representative says it will try to resolve ongoing concerns through bilateral engagement

U.S. resists pressure to give India worst offender rating in IP review

(Krista Hughes , 30-Apr-2014 , Reuters)

The United States has resisted lobbying by U.S. drug and pharmaceutical companies to take tougher
trade action against India for its intellectual property policies, deciding against risking ties with a likely
new government in New Delhi. More...

India not in the worst IPR classification of US

(PTI , 30-Apr-2014 , Zee News)

The US on Wednesday kept India out of Priority Foreign Country list, a worst classification, and said it
will hold discussions with the next government in New Delhi on enforcement and protection of
intellectual property rights. More...

Respect for intellectual property rights leads to innovation, investment

(Aesha Datta , 30-Apr-2014 , Business Line)

Need to see how India can improve its IP system: US trade chamber official More...

Pfizer isolated in campaign against Indian patent regime, say Indian pharma alliance
(Soma Das , 30-Apr-2014 , The Economic Times)

A grouping of top domestic drugmakers, Indian Pharma Alliance, has told the government that global
pharma giant 'Pfizer Inc is getting isolated in its campaign' to push the US to 'downgrade India' to a
'priority foreign country' in a review of its intellectual property (IP) regime. More...

Europe warns Google, Samsung on phone patent abuse

(AP , 29-Apr-2014 , The Economic Times)

The European Commission moved on Tuesday to stem aggressive patent lawsuits by smartphone and
tablet makers against rivals, ruling that Motorola Mobility had broken EU law by taking such action
against Apple. More...

Novartis files injunctions against 4 cos

(Times News Ntework , 29-Apr-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Drug MNCs are aggressively guarding their home turf and taking measures to safeguard against
competition. Novartis has filed injunctions in the Delhi high court against four generic companies
including Glenmark Generics, Cadila Healthcare, Alembic Pharma and Bajaj Healthcare, preventing them
from launching generic versions of its blockbuster anti-diabetic drug Galvus (Vildagliptin). More...

AstraZeneca rejects Pfizer’s 2nd $100bn offer

(Reuters , 29-Apr-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

US drugmaker Pfizer is working on its next move in a potential $100 billion battle for Britain’s
AstraZeneca after having two bids rejected, as deal-making grips the healthcare industry. Pfizer said on
Monday it made a 59-billion pounds ($99 billion) bid for AstraZeneca in January and had contacted its
British rival again on April 26 seeking further discussions about a takeover. More...

There is a rush for patents

(Madhumathi D. S. , 29-Apr-2014 , The Hindu)

Karnataka working on a new intellectual property policy More...

Alibaba on Patent-Buying Spree May Avoid Tech IPO Pitfall

(Susan Decker , 29-Apr-2014 , Bloomberg)

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is beefing up its patent holdings in the U.S., a move that may help avoid the
pitfalls that bedeviled Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. ahead of their initial public offerings.
Apple, Samsung set for closing arguments in patent trial
(AP , 28-Apr-2014 , The Times Of India)

The high-stakes battle between the world's largest smartphone makers is scheduled to wrap up this
week after a month-long trial that has pulled the curtain back on just how very cutthroat the
competition is between Apple and Samsung. More...

Aurobindo Pharma in patent litigation cases in US

(PTI , 28-Apr-2014 , Livemint)

Three multinational drug makers take Aurobindo to court in separate cases More...

Apple patents technology to prevent texting and driving

(Agencies , 28-Apr-2014 , The Times Of India)

American tech giant Apple has filed a patent application for a system that aims to make texting at the
wheel impossible by blocking drivers from sending messages from cellphones. More...

HC asks Centre to reply on appointments in patents panel IPAB

(PTI , 28-Apr-2014 , Zee News)

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought a response from the Centre on a plea seeking quashing of
certain provisions that lay down criteria for appointment of Vice Chairman and the judicial member of
the patents' panel. More...

Govt Urged to Encourage Patents

( Express News Service - CHENNAI , 28-Apr-2014 , The New Indian Express)

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is the next milestone in services sector revolution that’s being
engineered by the middle class, said P Vanangamudi, Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law
University. More...

Apple patent lawsuit against Google revived by US appeals court

(Reuters , 28-Apr-2014 , NDTV)

A U.S. appeals court on Friday revived patent claims Apple made against Google subsidiary Motorola
Mobility that were dismissed by an Illinois court shortly before trial. More...

India strikes a balance on IPR regime

(Sudipto Dey | New Delhi , 27-Apr-2014 , Business Standard)

As India awaits the outcome of Special 301 report brought out by the office of the US Trade
Representative, an annual survey of countries with lax intellectual property rights regime, the
administration is getting ready to set its own IPR house in order. More...

New Apple patent seeks to prevent drivers from texting

(PTI , 27-Apr-2014 , The Economic Times)

American tech giant Apple has filed a patent application for a system that aims to make texting at the
wheel impossible by blocking drivers from sending messages on cell phones. More...
Step up patent awareness drive
(Our Bureau , 27-Apr-2014 , Business Line)

There is an urgent need to create IP awareness to augment domestic filing of IP applications, said
Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and
Industry. More...

American drug major Abbott backs India’s drug patent regime

(Sidhartha , 26-Apr-2014 , The Times Of India)

The government has received support from an unexpected quarter in its battle against the US on the
intellectual property (IP) regime. More...

Ballot Petty' and 'Netamaker' Slug It out over IP Rights

(Nidheesh M K - KOCHI , 26-Apr-2014 , The New Indian Express)

It’s raining apps in Kerala as many companies in the state, both big and small, have developed
applications in Android and other platforms; so do controversies. More...

Geological Indications tag for Nagpur orange, Kannauj perfume

(A Subramani , 26-Apr-2014 , The Times Of India)

Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Day is observed on April 26. But the celebrations seem to have reached
India a day early. More...

U.S. envoy calls on India to engage in discussions regarding intellectual property rights
(ANI | New Delhi , 26-Apr-2014 , Business Standard)

U.S. Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell, has asked India to engage in discussions related to Intellectual
Property Rights (IPR). More...

Innovation that includes

(Shamnad Basheer , 26-Apr-2014 , The Indian Express)

The pharmaceutical industry needs to shed its archaic blockbuster model. More...

India's pharma export growth hits a 15-year low as US holds on to import curbs
(25-Apr-2014 ,

Hit hard by the continuing row over intellectual property rights related to generic equivalents of some
patented medicines and regulatory concerns in the West over the quality of India-made drugs,
pharmaceutical exports from the country registered the slowest growth in at least 15 years of 1.2 per
cent to $14.84 billion last fiscal. More...

India: Robin Hood of the pharma world

(Feroz Ali Khader , 25-Apr-2014 , Business Line)

India’s pro-consumer patent regime is an exciting alternative to the dominant IP model pushed by the
US More...
US envoy raises IPR, taxation issues with India
(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 25-Apr-2014 , Business Standard)

US had been extremely critical of some of India's trade and industrial policies. More...

Nude patent heels must-have fashion!

(IANS , 25-Apr-2014 , The Times of India)

Nude court shoes are storming up the fashion charts - thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge, who has
made them a must-follow trend. More...

U.S. appeals court revives an Apple patent lawsuit against Google

(Diane Bartz and Dan Levine , 25-Apr-2014 , Reuters)

A U.S. appeals court on Friday revived patent claims Apple made against Google subsidiary Motorola
Mobility that were dismissed by an Illinois court shortly before trial. More...

Not facing any significant IPR challenges in India: Abbott

(Press Trust of India | Washington , 25-Apr-2014 , Business Standard)

They added that India was an investment priority and fundamentally important to the future of the
company. More...

United States’ 1999 assurance to WTO may help India’s IPR case
(Dilasha Seth & Soma Das , 25-Apr-2014 , The Economic Times)

An undertaking given by the United States to a WTO dispute settlement panel on unilateral trade action
in 1999 may prove to be an important ammunition in New Delhi's hands if the Obama administration
takes action against India on its intellectual property regime. More...

Pfizer complains about India’s intellectual property regime again

(Soma Das , 24-Apr-2014 , The Economic Times.)

In a letter to Jaishankar, India's Ambassador to the US a copy of which was seen by ET, Pfizer's senior
vice-president for global policy and international public affairs, Justin McCarthy, has said that "a series of
regulatory initiatives and legal challenges have frayed relations between the Indian government and
global pharmaceutical firms", and urged the government to "shift from using destructive IP policy as an
access strategy" More...

Ericsson takes Intex to court over patent infringement

(Staff Reporter , 24-Apr-2014 , The Hindu)

The Swedish-based company moved the Delhi High Court last week, saying that it was taking legal
action after failing to negotiate a licence agreement with Intex for "products compliant with GSM, EDGE,
and UMTS/WCDMA standards. More...

Abbott wins patent battle against Glenmark

(BS Reporter , 23-Apr-2014 , Business Standard)

US-based Abbott Labs has won a patent battle against Glenmark Pharmaceuticals related to generic
launch of Abbott's version of anti-hypertension drug, Tarka ((trandolapril/verapamil hydrochloride).

India businesses unlikely to be affected immediately

(HT Correspondent , 23-Apr-2014 , Hindustan Times )

While Novartis AG, GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly are unclear about the long-term impact of deal on their
India businesses, there is unlikely to be any direct or immediate impact. More...

Glenmark Pharma drops after losing appeal to invalidate Abbott's TARKA patent
(Capital Market , 22-Apr-2014 , Business Standard)

Key benchmark indices trimmed intraday gains in early afternoon trade. More...

Samsung files 'patent-infringement' suit against Apple

(ANI , 22-Apr-2014 , Zee News)

Samsung has filed a 'patent- infringement' case against Apple saying that the American multinational
infringed the '239 patent in its iPhone through the use of FaceTime. More...

Govt prepares to battle US pressure on patents

(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 22-Apr-2014 , Business Standard)

Top officials meet amid apprehension of sanctions under US law; decide to take Washington to the World
Trade Organization if such action taken. More...

Glenmark loses patent case to Abbott; stock plunges

(R. Yegya Narayanan , 22-Apr-2014 , Business Line)

Shares of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals were down by Rs 17.45 on the BSE after the company said it has
lost its appeal to invalidate Abbott Laboratories' Tarka (trandolapril/verapamil hydrochloride) patent in a
US court. More...

Boost for Natco Pharma as Teva denied stay in Copaxone patent fight
(Lawrence Hurley , 21-Apr-2014 , Livemint)

US Supreme Court denies Teva’s request to stay ruling that favours developers of generic versions of
Copaxone. More...

We need to open up defence 100 pc to FDI: Amitabh Kant, DIPP secretary

(ET Bureau , 21-Apr-2014 , The Economic Times)

Compulsory licensing has been over talked about. More...

India-US ties headed for rough weather over drug IP issue

(Amiti Sen , 20-Apr-2014 , Business Line)

Facing the threat of sanctions by the US for what it terms India’s lax intellectual property (IP) rules, the
Commerce Ministry is studying the possible impact on trade with the US if Washington goes ahead with
its action. More...
Patent rights meet on US concerns
(BS Reporter | New Delhi , 19-Apr-2014 , Business Standard)

Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth will on Monday meet officials from various ministries to discuss concerns
raised by the US on India’s management of intellectual property rights (IPRs), it is learnt. More...

On Mobile settles patent infringement dispute with US firm

(Agencies , 19-Apr-2014 , The Times Of India)

Mobile VAS company OnMobile has settled a patent infringement case with US-based Synchronoss
Technologies for $ 3 million or about Rs 18 crore. More...

Committee of secretaries to take up Indo-US IPR issues

(fe Bureau | New Delh , 19-Apr-2014 , The Financial Express)

A committee of secretaries, led by cabinet secretary Ajit Seth, will meet next week to discuss the issues
related to India’s intellectual property rights and the concerns raised by the US on the same. More...

Insecticides (India) gets patent for insecticide preparation process

(PTI , 18-Apr-2014 , The Economic Times)

Agrochemical firm Insecticides (India) Ltd has been granted a patent for the preparation process of a
chemical compound to control pests. More...

Apple-backed patent group Rockstar loses bid to move Google case

(Reuters , 18-Apr-2014 , The Times Of India)

A US judge on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation
from Google's home turf in California to Texas, according to a court ruling. More...

‘Patent laws for IT sector needs clarity’

(Our Bureau , 16-Apr-2014 , Business Line)

The need for clearer regulations with regard to patents for computer-related inventions was underlined
by experts at the two-day executive programme on Strategic Intellectual Property Management for
Electronics and IT Sector, which began here today. More...

Cadila, Depomed Inc settle patent dispute

(BS Reporter | Ahmedabad , 15-Apr-2014 , Business Standard)

The settlement permits Cadila and Zydus to begin selling generic versions of Gralise More...

NSE alleges software trademark violation; sues domain registrar

( Khushboo Narayan | Malvika Joshi , 15-Apr-2014 , Livemint)

The firm drags GoDaddy and a Hyderabad-based tech firm to court over alleged copyright and
trademark infringement of its software. More...

Indian laws should not be considered discriminatory: Group

(Press Trust of India | Washington , 15-Apr-2014 , Business Standard)

Asserting that Indian patent and pharma laws falls within the bounds of what is allowed under the rules
of the World Trade Organization, a top American non-profit consumer rights advocacy group has said
Indian pharma laws should not be considered discriminatory. More...

Novartis Sues Dr Reddy's Labs Over Patent Infringement

(ENS Economic Bureau - HYDERABAD , 15-Apr-2014 , The New Indian Express)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation moved the District Court of Delaware, US against city-based Dr
Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (DRL) for alleged infringement of its patents. More...

Cadila, Depomed settle US patent dispute on neuro pain drug Gralise

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 15-Apr-2014 , Livemint)

Cadila can now launch its generic version of Gralise in the US soon after the expiry of Depomed’s
original patent. More...

Indian patent and pharma laws should not be considered discriminatory: Public Citizen
(PTI , 15-Apr-2014 , The Economic Times)

Asserting that Indian patent and pharma laws falls within the bounds of what is allowed under the rules
of the World Trade Organization, a top American non-profit consumer rights advocacy group has said
Indian pharma laws should not be considered discriminatory. More...

Are intellectual property and patent laws hampering innovation, research and development?
(Ruchi Kumar , 14-Apr-2014 , DNA)

With over 200,000 filings, 2013 saw the highest intellectual property applications, says UN report.

FICCI discusses IPR issue with US delegation

(PTI , 14-Apr-2014 , Buisness Line)

Industry body FICCI today raised the issue of US proposal to declare India as a ‘Priority Foreign Country
for IPR violations with a visiting delegation of American companies. More...

Are intellectual property and patent laws hampering innovation, research and development?
(Ruchi Kumar , 14-Apr-2014 , DNA)

With over 200,000 filings, 2013 saw the highest intellectual property applications, says UN report.

Natco moves to oppose Gilead hepatitis C drug patent

(Ramnath Subbu , 12-Apr-2014 , The Hindu)

Under India’s patent laws, a third party can dispute the validity of a pending patent application. More...

Experts highlight importance of intellectual property rights

(TNN , 11-Apr-2014 , The Times Of India)
Protecting intellectual property right is very important. More...

Natco seeks to block Gilead’s drug

(REUTERS , 11-Apr-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Natco Pharma has formally asked the Indian patent office to deny US drug maker Gilead Sciences’ new
Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi a patent in India, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. If
successful, the move could clear the way for the Indian company to launch a cheap generic version of
the drug. More...

Sun Pharma Refutes Allegations of Insider Trading Ahead of Ranbaxy Acquisition

(Our Bureau, Mumbai. , 10-Apr-2014 , The Economic Times.)

Sun Pharma on Wednesday refuted allegations of insider trading by Sudhir Valia, the executive director
and brother-in-law of managing director Dilip Shanghvi, in the run-up to the Ranbaxy deal. More...

SAIL encashes bank guarantees of re-rollers misusing its trademark

(ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi , 10-Apr-2014 , The Financial Express)

Over more than a year, SAIL has been receiving tip-offs that spurious steel products bearing its
trademark have flooded marketsmarkets across the country. More...

Natco seeks to block Gilead's hepatitis C drug patent in India - source

(Zeba Siddiqui , 10-Apr-2014 , Reuters)

India's Natco Pharma Ltd (NATP.NS) has formally asked the Indian patent office to deny U.S. drugmaker
Gilead Sciences Inc's (GILD.O) new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi a patent in India, a source with direct
knowledge of the matter said. More...

SUN-RANBAXY DEAL: Pharma MNCs May Need New Prescription for Growth Here
(Divya Rajagopal , 10-Apr-2014 , The Economic Times.)

Sun Pharmaceutical’s acquisition of Ranbaxy Laboratories, the largest consolidation move in the Indian
market, may force multinational pharmaceutical companies to change their strategy considering that the
combined entity will become the country’s largest drug maker and the fifth-largest generic company in
the world. It will command a turnover of $4 billion globally, while in India it will have estimated sales of .
6,921 crore More...


(Rupali Mukherjee TNN , 10-Apr-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Admitting there are “challenges” in every acquisition, and even in this one, Sun Pharma chairman Israel
Makov expressed confidence in handling them, including the sticky FDA issue which has been plaguing
Ranbaxy over the past six years. In an interview with TOI, he said the company will reconsider whether
it wants to use the Ranbaxy brand in the US — its largest and most lucrative market, and where it has
faced a huge distrust. On the manpower front, he said the plan is to keep everyone who is good.
Excerpts… More...

D-St questions Ranbaxy spike

(Times News Ntework , 10-Apr-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

The 33% rise in Ranbaxy’s stock in just six days prior to the announcement of its merger with Sun
Pharma has come under public scrutiny, raising pressure on market regulator Sebi to dig deeper into the
trading patterns in the counter for any possible violations of securities laws. More...

Samsung should pay over $2 bln for patent infringement: Apple

(ANI | Washington , 09-Apr-2014 , Business Standard)

The figure comes from evaluating the scale of infringement, time span and the head-to-head rivalry
between Apple and Samsung More...

Rovi loses patent fight with Amazon

(Reuters , 09-Apr-2014 , The Times Of India)

Rovi has lost a patent fight with when a federal appeals court upheld a US district judge's
ruling in favour of the world's largest online retailer. More...

Popular Ghee Brand Loses Trademark

(Express News Service - CHENNAI , 09-Apr-2014 , The New Indian Express)

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board cancelled the trademarks ‘Udhayam’ and ‘GRB’s Udhayam’ of a
popular ghee brand in the southern States in an order passed by the board on Friday. More...

Court relief on NTT Docomo’s patent plea for network tech

(Sajan C Kumar | Chennai , 08-Apr-2014 , The Financial Express)

In a major relief to Japan-based telecommunication major NTT Docomo More...

BlackBerry wins patent lawsuit against NXP in the US

(Reuters , 08-Apr-2014 , NDTV)

A federal jury in Florida on Monday ruled in favor of Blackberry Ltd in a lawsuit accusing the company of
infringing three patents belonging to Dutch semiconductor company NXP BV. More...

Teva's patent plea rejected in US: Natco

(TNN , 7-Apr-2014 , The Times Of India)

Hyderabad-based Natco Pharma said on Friday in a BSE filing that the US Patent and Trademark Office
has issued a final office action rejecting Israel-based Teva Pharma's application on its blockbuster drug
Copaxone. More...

US Patents rejects Teva's plea on Copaxone; Natco shares up

(ET Bureau. , 5-Apr-2014 , The Economic Times)

The US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected the application of Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical seeking
re-issue of patent for its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone. More...

Apple loses bid to show patent use in trial

(Bloomberg | San Jose/ California , 5-Apr-2014 , Business Standard)

Apple Inc, accusing Samsung Electronics Co of misleading jurors at the start of a $2-billion trial over
smartphone technology, lost its bid to show jurors how it uses three of five patents disputed in the case.
Poll fever cure: Ragaflam, Namo tablets fly off pharmacy shelves
(Rahul Anand TNN , 5-Apr-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

As election fever grips the country, Namo and Ragaflam tablets, named after BJP’s Narendra Modi and
Congress’s Rahul Gandhi, are flying off pharmacy shelves. Neither Modi nor Rahul may have all the
answers to what ails the nation, but generic drugs named after them are certainly getting people’s
votes. More...

Biocon rejects Novartis patent accusations

(AFP , 04-Apr-2014 , Livemint)

Biocon has a reputation for respecting all valid intellectual property and intends to operate within the
applicable laws, the firm said More...

Novartis sues Biocon for patent breach

(BS Reporter | Zurich , 4-Apr-2014 , Business Standard)

According to industry estimates, Galvus, one of the best-selling medicines of Novartis, clocks Rs 200
crore of sales annually More...

Samsung: Patents Developed by Google Engineers

(AP , 03-Apr-2014 , The New Indian Express)

Samsung fired back at Apple's accusations of patent theft Tuesday, saying the South Korean tech giant
didn't write any of the Android software on its smartphones and tablets, Google did. More...

IPAB defers hearing on trademark dispute between Diageo, Khoday

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 03-Apr-2014 , Business Standard)

Dispute is on Khoday Brewing's registration of 'Black Label' for beer More...

Lupin Approaches Cabinet Secy to Push FII Cap Proposal

(Deepshikha Sikarwar & Soma Das, New Delhi. , 3-Apr-2014 , The Economic Times.)

Lupin has approached the nation’s senior most bureaucrat, seeking his intervention to secure approval
to increase foreign institutional investor (FII) holding in the pharmaceutical major to 49% from 33%,
according to a person with knowledge of the matter. More...

Torn Records Led to Sun Plant’s Ban

(Soma Das, New Delhi , 3-Apr-2014 , The Economic Times.)

Torn documents, partially destroyed raw data showing undesirable results and unclean toilets were
among the reasons cited by the US drug regulator for the ban it imposed last month on a Gujarat based
facility of Sun Pharma, the largest Indian drugmaker by market capitalisation. More...

PE ChrysCap invests $40m in Torrent Pharma

(Rupali Mukherjee TNN , 3-Apr-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Private equity firm ChrysCapital has invested around $40 million in drug company Torrent Pharma,
expanding its portfolio of healthcare companies and taking up the total exposure in the sector to nearly
$300 million. ChrysCapital, which has over $2.5 billion assets under management in India, will hold the
largest non-promoter stake — of around 3% — in the drug firm, sources close to the development told
TOI. More...

Novartis sues Biocon for patent infringement on Galvus

( Archana Shukla, CNBC-TV18 , 03-Apr-2014 , MoneyControl)

In yet another patent infringement battles in India, Swiss drug maker Novartis has taken Indian biotech
firm Biocon to court on anti-diabetes drug. More...

Compulsory licence for another cancer drug?

(Amiti Sen , 2-Apr-2014 , Business Line)

DIPP wants to know why generic version of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s drug is needed More...

Samsung puts 'blame' on Google in Apple patent trial

(AP , 2-Apr-2014 , The Times Of India)

Samsung fired back at Apple's accusations of patent theft, saying the South Korean tech giant didn't
write any of the Android software on its smartphones and tablets, Google did. More...

GI tags stopped as poll code is in force

(R. Sivaraman , 2-Apr-2014 , The Hindu)

The tags help identify goods — originating from a definite territory — with special characteristics More...

Chipmaker Marvell fined $1.54 billion over patent violation

(Reuters , 2-Apr-2014 , The Times Of India)

A federal judge ordered Marvell Technology to pay nearly $1.54 billion to Carnegie Mellon University for
selling billions of semi-conductors that infringed the school's two hard disk drive patents. More...

Natco Pharma, Teva Patent Row Now in US Court

(ENS Economic Bureau - HYDERABAD , 2-Apr-2014 , The New Indian Express)

Natco Pharma Ltd’s plan to sell multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone is likely to be further delayed with the
patent battle between Natco and the innovator company Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd among
others, entering a new phase. More...

Apple and Samsung trade barbs as new patent trial opens

(AFP , 2-Apr-2014 , The Economic Times)

Lawyers for Apple and Samsung exchanged barbs as a major new patent trial opened Tuesday, and
debated the role of a company not even part of the case. Google. More...

Copyright Suit Against Bieber, Usher Dismissed

(AP - NORFOLK, VIRGINIA , 01-Apr-2014 , The New Indian Express)

A judge has dismissed a $10 million lawsuit that claimed Justin Bieber and Usher copied parts of a song
written by two Virginia songwriters. More...
Intellectual property office mops up 282cr despite staff crunch
(A Subramani , 31-Mar-2014 , The Times Of India)

Despite battling severe staff crunch and requiring critical infrastructure, the intellectual property office
has mopped up more than Rs 282 crore in revenue for 2012-13. More...

US Supreme Court to scrutinise eligibility of software for patent protection

(Reuters , 31-Mar-2014 , NDTV)

The U.S. Supreme Court will on Monday delve into the hotly contested question of when software is
eligible for patent protection. More...

Patent trolls target US businesses, consumers ultimately foot the bill

( Heesun Wee , 31-Mar-2014 , CNBC)

Patent asserting groups that bully businesses and entrepreneurs into paying licensing fees or
settlements—as opposed to actually using the patents—are not new, especially in the technology space.

In trademark battle, TN co beats US clothing giant

(Manish Raj , 29-Mar-2014 , The Times Of India)

In another example of David trouncing Goliath, an Erode-based hosiery manufacturer has humbled a US
clothing giant by staving off a trademark infringement suit. More...

First Case: Ed Seizes Assets for Faking SAIL Trademark

(PTI - NEW DELHI , 28-Mar-2014 , The New Indian Express)

In the first case of money laundering charges being slapped for violation of the Trade Marks Act in the
country, the Enforcement Directorate has seized Rs 7 crore assets of two Chhattisgarh based firms for
allegedly fake branding of public sector SAIL. More...

Corning joins growing US firms doing business in India

(Yashwant Raj , 28-Mar-2014 , Hindustan Times)

They had heard harrowing stories about infrastructure, bad patent laws. More...

Cisco sued by Spherix for patent infringement

(Reuters , 27-Mar-2014 , The Times Of India)

Spherix Inc, which buys and licenses technology patents, said it filed a lawsuit against Cisco Inc alleging
infringement of 11 patents Spherix acquired from Nortel Networks. More...

New-age zamindars
(Bhupesh Bhandari | New Delhi , 27-Mar-2014 , Business Standard)

Thanks to the regime of product patents India inherited, home-grown companies like Cipla found their
attempts to make medicines blocked by multinationals. More...
Cheaper Versions of Cancer Drug Dasatinib Will Have to Wait
(Dilasha Seth & Soma Das, New Delhi , 27-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times.)

The department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) has shot down a health ministry proposal to
consider a government-initiated compulsory licence (CL) for cancer drug Dasatinib on the ground that it
is unaffordable. This comes at a time when the US is reviewing India’s intellectual property regime that,
in the worst case, could lead to trade sanctions. More...

Patent opportunis
(Feroz Ali Khader , 27-Mar-2014 , The Indian Express)

India’s trailblazing balance of patent law and necessary access falls foul of an IP index released by US
companies. More...

Apple wins patent ruling against Samsung in Japan

(ANI , 26-Mar-2014 , The Times Of India)

Apple has won another legal bout against Samsung in its ongoing patent row. More...

IPAB stays revocation of Pfizer's patent on drug Detrol

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 26-Mar-2014 , Business Standard)

Justice K N Basha says that Ranbaxy had enough time to appear and argue the matter of stay petition

Patent seal on device to check vehicle pollution

(Abhijeet Patil , 26-Mar-2014 , The Times Of India)

A motor mechanic from Tardel, a non-descript village around 30km from Kolhapur, has earned the
patent for a device developed by him, which he claims can bring down fuel consumption in both two-
and four-wheelers. More...

Apple wins another legal bout against Samsung in patent row

(ANI | Washington , 26-Mar-2014 , Business Standard)

Samsung said it will analyze the decision and possibly appeal it More...

Indian generic drug firms court US off-patent market

(Pallavi Ail , 25-Mar-2014 , Financial Express)

With $32 billion worth of drugs going off patent in the next two years. More...

Plea against Gilead's patent bid

(TNN , 25-Mar-2014 , The Times Of India)

A patient group and a UK-based intellectual property law firm have together filed a patent opposition
before the Delhi Patent Office to prevent US-based pharma company Gilead from gaining protection on a
life-saving hepatitis-C drug in India. More...

IPAB to take up Wockhardt plea against Novartis

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 25-Mar-2014 , Business Standard)
The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has decided to proceed with the hearing of a revocation
petition by Wockhardt against the patent of a diabetes drug of Swiss pharma major Novartis, even as a
dispute between the parties on an alleged infringement of patent of the same product is pending with
the Delhi High Court. More...

Delay in Microsoft deal may lead to more Nokia patent concessions

(Reuters , 24-Mar-2014 , NDTV)

Nokia does not expect to close the sale of its phone business to Microsoft until April as talks with Asian
regulators drag on, it said on Monday, fuelling speculation it may have to make technology patent
concessions to get the deal done. More...

Friction over drug patents

(24-Mar-2014 , The Hindu)

Differences over intellectual property rights (IPRs) have emerged as a strong undercurrent in India’s
economic relations with the U.S. More...

India ready to discuss intellectual property rights norms at WTO if US wants: Anand Sharma
(PTI , 23-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times)

Rejecting US allegations related to intellectual property rights (IPR), India said that it is ready to discuss
the matter at WTO as it has not breached any international agreement. More...

Changes to India's patent law will impact prices of life-saving drugs

(Rupali Mukherjee , 23-Mar-2014 , The Times Of India)

India's trade and investment policies, particularly balancing right to health with intellectual property and
public health safeguards, are being questioned in a US investigation. More...

Indian pharma sector still attractive for foreign investors

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 23-Mar-2014 , Livemint)

Section 3(d) of India’s patent law that denies patent protection for modified forms of already known
drugs, unless they are proved to result in higher therapeutic benefits, has irked many foreign drug
makers. More...

IPAB to take up Wockhardt plea against Novartis

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 22-Mar-2014 , Business Standard)

A patent infringement case between the two over a diabetes drug is pending with the Delhi HC. More...

Health organisations demand affordable access to oral HCV drugs; oppose patent on new
hepatitis C drug
(Our Bureau , 22-Mar-2014 , Pharmabiz)

With the availability of oral drugs promising to simplify and improve hepatitis C treatment in India, the
Delhi Network of Positive People wants the ministry of health to start rolling out treatment with the
same, for the millions of patients waiting. More...
Apple's new patent hints at stylus for iPad
(Techradar , 21-Mar-2014 , The Times Of India)

Apple's latest patent is titled simply "Input Device Having Extendable Nib," but don't let that fool you;
this may be the long-awaited iStylus. More...

Pharma firm gets FDA notice

(Maitri Porecha , 21-Mar-2014 , DNA)

Drug authority issues notices to Wockhardt’s three plants in Aurangabad and seeks explanation on poor
compliance with good manufacturing practices. More...

Quality Woes Point to a Generic Drugs Shake-out: Novartis CEO

(Ben Hirschler & Caroline Copley, Basel, Switzerland. , 21-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times.)

Recent manufacturing problems in India suggest some makers of generic drugs will struggle to compete
in the face of a rising quality bar, pointing to a likely shake-out in the low-cost sector, according to
Novartis. Chief executive Joe Jimenez said the Swiss group’s Sandoz unit — a world leader in making
cheap off-patent medicines — was well placed to thrive in an era of tougher standards. More...

Indian Data Comes in Handy for US Tirade against Sub-standard Drugs

(Our Bureau, New Delhi , 20-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times.)

About 2.3% of drugs tested by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) since December 2012 were
found to be sub-standard. As many as 1,123 samples were tested of which 26 failed to qualify,
according to a surveillance report prepared by the central drug regulator early this month. More...

Merck HIV drug strategy in India seen shielding patent

(Ketaki Gokhale , 20-Mar-2014 , Livemint)

Merck is set to sell an HIV medication in India by mid-year in partnership with local company Cipla

US leads the world in use of compulsory licenses: KEI

(PTI , 20-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times)

While the US Government and strong American pharma sector have been up in arms against India for
issuing compulsory licence in the sector, an eminent global non-governmental organisation has said that
it is the United States which leads the world in use of compulsory licenses. More...

Google, Viacom Settle YouTube Copyright Suit

(PTI - NEW YORK , 18-Mar-2014 , The New Indian Express)

Google and Viacom announced a settlement today in a long-running lawsuit claiming the Internet giant's
YouTube video-sharing site promoted copyright infringement. More...

On intellectual property, a new strategy

(Meir Perez Pugatch , 17-Mar-2014 , The Indian Express)

India could use IP rights to take its rightful place as a leader in global innovation. More...
India undermining intellectual property: Pfizer
(PTI , 14-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times.)

Months after its patent for a cancer medication was revoked by India, American firm Pfizer has told US
lawmakers that New Delhi is undermining intellectual property by misuse of its compulsory licence
provisions. More...

Google unmasks patent accuser

(Bloomberg | Washington , 14-Mar-2014 , Business Standard)

Google Inc wanted to find out who was behind a company called Suffolk Technologies LLC that accused
the world's largest search engine's owner of using its internet-search technology without permission.

FICCI lambasts US for pressurising India to increase IPR protection beyond TRIPS
(Our Bureau, Mumbai , 14-Mar-2014 , Pharmabiz)

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry has taken strong exception to the effort
being made by the US to declare India as 'Priority Foreign Country' under the Special 301 provisions of
the US Trade Act of 1974. More...

US firms like Honeywell and Boeing, professors back India on patent regime
(Dilasha Seth , 14-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times)

Leading US companies such as Honeywell and Boeing, and professors of US universities have backed
India before the US by shopping-chip" More...

Drug makers pump up injectables as US patent cliff looms

(Pallavi Ail , 13-Mar-2014 , Financial Express)

Indian and foreign generic drug makers seem to focus increasingly on the relatively fast-growing
injectables segment to ramp up their revenues. More...

How to strengthen India's case on intellectual property rights

(ET Bureau , 12-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times)

New Delhi is well within its rights to rebuff the US pharma lobby's attempt to label India a habitual
intellectual property rights offender. More...

Big Pharma still betting on "messed up" Indian drugs market

(Ben Hirschler and Zeba Siddiqui , 12-Mar-2014 , Reuters)

Global drugmakers have had a nauseous time in India's $14 billion market. More...

The thorn in India-US business ties

(Arvind Subramanian , 12-Mar-2014 , Business Standard)

As the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) turns its lens on India's intellectual property and
patents regime, Business Standard brings you what Arvind Subramanian, columnist and economist,
Strand Lifesciences’ virtual liver gets US patent
(Our Bureau , 12-Mar-2014 , Business Line)

Strand Lifesciences has received a US patent for virtual liver, which would aid the pharmaceutical
industry in understanding liver-related issues better. More...

US and India could accomplish a lot together: Obama

(Chidanand Rajghatta,TNN , 12-Mar-2014 , The Times of India)

India's new ambassador to the United States, Dr S Jaishankar, presented his credentials to President
Obama at the White House on Monday in a formal ceremony at which the American President essayed
an anodyne ''the U.S and India could accomplish a lot together,'' at a time New Delhi has largely fallen
off Washington's radar, in part because of India's pre-occupation with the general elections. More...

How to strengthen India's case on intellectual property rights

(ET Bureau , 12-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times)

New Delhi is well within its rights to rebuff the US pharma lobby's attempt to label India a habitual
intellectual property rights offender. More...

Sun Pharma recalls batch of drug in US

(Times News Ntework , 11-Mar-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Following Ranbaxy’s drug recall in the US, another domestic company, Sun Pharma has recalled 2,528
bottles of its generic version of diabetes drug Glumetza. More...

Indian patent laws sound, unchallenged: Drug companies tell US International Trade
(Soma Das , 11-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times)

The World Health Organization has strongly endorsed India's patent laws and no country, including the
United States, has challenged these laws at the WTO claiming that these infringe trade-related
intellectual property rights, Indian drugmakers have told the US International Trade Commission.

Clinical trials: SC asks govt to give details on deaths

(Agencies , 11-Mar-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

he Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to provide details on the number of deaths and severe
adverse effects caused to people who were subjected to clinical trials. More...

Indian patent laws sound, unchallenged: Drug companies tell US International Trade
(Soma Das , 11-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times)

The commission, a quasi-judicial body set up by the US Congress, is investigating whether Indian
policies discriminate against American manufacturers and is due to submit its views later this year.

GSK pays $1bn to up stake in Indian arm to 75% from 50.7%

(Times News Ntework , 11-Mar-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

GlaxoSmithKline Plc has increased its stake in its Indian pharma subsidiary, GlaxoSmithKline
Pharmaceuticals, from 50.7% to 75%, following a recent open offer. The company announced that the
subsidiary will remain publicly-listed. The offer of Rs 3,100 per share values the transaction at
approximately Rs 6,400 crore ($1 billion). More...

Cipla may put patent for new HIV drug in open access pool
(C.H. Unnirkishnan , 10-Mar-2014 , Livemint)

Cipla says product under development, doesn’t have a time frame for completion as yet More...

U.S. pharma companies benefit from large Indian generic market

(Ramnath Subbu , 9-Mar-2014 , The Hindu)

The tirade by the U.S. against India with regard to its ‘unfriendly’ business environment, particularly the
Indian pharmaceutical sector, is largely misplaced according to the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance.

A flimsy case against Indian pharma

(Mike Palmedo , 09-Mar-2014 , Business Line)

Much of the controversy surrounds flexibilities in Indian patent law designed to promote access to
generic medicines. More...

MNC buys Mangalore fisheries college's patent

(Staff Correspondent , 8-Mar-2014 , The Hindu)

In a major boost for the research capabilities of the College of Fisheries in Mangalore city, its patent on a
shrimp disease testing kit will be sold to a private multinational company for mass distribution. More...

Seed savers network formed to fight intellectual property rights by corporations

(Jayashree Nandi , 07-Mar-2014 , The Times of India)

Farmers from 15 states are all set to form a national seed savers network that will be one of the largest
repositories of seeds for crops and vegetables in India. More...

Sun Pharma Seeks to Enter Japan Via Buys, Deals

(REUTERS , 07-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times.)

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, India’s biggest drugmaker by market value, is looking for partnerships or
acquisitions to enter Japan, an especially lucrative market for manufacturers of low-cost drugs, a senior
executive said. More...

Patent office issues draft pharma norms

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 7-Mar-2014 , Livemint)

The guidelines are aimed at minimizing the risk of patent litigations of the kind that Novartis AG fought
for seven years over its cancer drug Glivec. More...

U.S. fears for patents on next-generation drugs in India

( Douglas Busvine and Zeba Siddiqui , 06-Mar-2014 , Reuters)

The United States on Thursday voiced concern over protection of patents on safer and more effective
next-generation medicines in India amid fears that authorities are considering allowing more Indian
firms to make new varieties of cheap generic drugs still on patent. More...

Now, Indian industry raises its voice against US

(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 06-Mar-2014 , Business Standard)

High chances that US in its Special 301 report will put India as 'Priority Foreign Country' More...

Patent filing fees doubled for cos, up 60% for individuals

(Rupali Mukherjee , 6-Mar-2014 , The Times Of India)

Invention and innovation will now cost more. More...

Targeting India’s IP laws undermines WTO’s legitimacy’

(PTI , 6-Mar-2014 , Business Line)

A Geneva-based inter-governmental organisation of developing countries has slammed America and

developed world countries for pressurising India over its IP (intellectual property) laws, which it alleged
undermines the legitimacy of WTO. More...

Patent attorneys demand fair deal for Indian applicants

(A Subramani , 5-Apr-2014 , The Times Of India)

Highlighting a major anomaly in the Indian Patents Act, 1970 which provides for fast-track award of
patent to foreign entities, attorneys specializing in patents have demanded similar facility for individuals
and companies from India as well. More...

Sharma Accuses US of Trade Protectionism

(Our Bureau, New Delhi , 5-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma on Tuesday accused the United States of protectionist
trade policies while asserting that India’s trade and intellectual property rights are compliant with the
respective multilateral regimes. More...

PSU Insurers may Stay Out of GSK Open Offe

(Dheeraj Tiwari & Soma Das, New Delhi , 5-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

State-run financial institutions Life Insurance Corporation, General Insurance Corporation of India and
Oriental Insurance are unlikely to take part in UK drug maker GlaxoSmithKline’s ongoing open offer to
shareholders of its Indian subsidiary GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. More...

India’s IPR regime in line with global pacts: Sharma

(Times News Ntework , 5-Mar-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

The government on Tuesday said its laws on intellectual property were fully in line with global
agreements and rejected arguments that New Delhi had not followed global practices. More...

Sanofi files cases against Glenmark on patent infringement

(PTI , 05-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times)
French drug-maker Sanofi filed patent infringement petition against Glenmark on cardiac drug Multaq, in
the district court of Delaware, on three counts. More...

India must call the US' bluff on patents

(Arvind Panagariya , 04-Mar-2014 , Business Standard)

Apart from the deterioration of the business environment generally, which impacts both domestic and
foreign investors, retrospective taxation has figured most prominently in the media as the principal
cause of growing scepticism among foreign investors. More...

Foundation stone laid for Intellectual Property Appellate Board building in Chennai
(Manish Raj , 04-Mar-2014 , The Times Of India)

Supreme Court judge Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifulla has laid the foundation stone for a new building of the
Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) at Kelambakkam on the outskirts of Chennai. More...

Anand Sharma accuses US of protectionism, says India's patent laws WTO compliant
(Reuters , 04-Mar-2014 , Business Standard)

Says has approached finance ministry to ease gold import curbs More...

Is the Indian patent regime weak?

(4-Mar-2014 , The Financial Express)

India's Patent Act is no weak IPR regime given its ability to scupper ever-greening bids through an
innovation filter. More...

Cadila R&D unit served closure notice over pollution

(Paul John TNN , 4-Mar-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

The Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has issued closure notices to the research wing of pharma
major Cadila Healthcare— Zydus Research Centre (ZRC)—at Changodar on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
The notice was issued on March 1 after the company was found allowing waste water from its
laboratories to percolate through a dead borewell into an underground aquifer. More...

Outside the patent monopolies

(Ritu Kamal , 4-Mar-2014 , The Indian Express)

India’s role in pharmaceutical patent wars has broadened access to healthcare. More...

AstraZeneca Jumps 20% on Delisting Plan

(Our Bureau, Mumbai , 4-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

British drug maker AstraZeneca’s India unit has revived its plan of delisting the company from the stock
markets, an announcement about which sent the company’s shares soaring 20% to hit the upper circuit
on the BSE on Monday. More...

Google, Samsung said to express Microsoft-Nokia concern to China

(Steven Yang , 03-Mar-2014 , Livemint)
Google, Samsung express concern that Microsoft’s bid to take over Nokia may result in higher patent
licensing fees. More...

Natco wins Indian patent dispute case

(Special Correspondent , 03-Mar-2014 , The Hindu)

Natco Pharmaceuticals, the Hyderabad-based drug manufacturer, has won a patent case against Teva
Pharmaceuticals of Israel. More...

Novartis Chief Rules out Merger with Rival Roche

(Reuters Zurich , 3-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

Swiss pharma group Novartis will work more closely with rival Roche but rules out a merger, its
chairman said in a newspaper interview on Sunday. Asked whether the two companies wanted to stay
independent, Joerg Reinhardt, who took over as Novartis chairman in August, told Swiss newspaper
SonntagsZeitung: “Absolutely.” More...

Sequoia Looks to Exit GVK Bio

(Sneha Shah , 3-Mar-2014 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

Venture capital fund Sequoia Capital is looking to exit its seven-year-old investment in GVK Group’s GVK
Biosciences, a biotech research and development outsourcing company. The fund has appointed
investment bank Avendus to look for buyers for its 20% stake in the company, said three people with
knowledge of the development More...

Bid to get GI tag for Tirunelveli 'halwa', Tuticorin macaroons

(TNN , 3-Mar-2014 , The Times Of India)

After 'Kancheepuram Silk', 'Madurai Malli' and Coimbatore wet grinders, makers of 'Tirunelveli Halwa',
famous for its taste and long shelf-life and Tuticorin macaroons, an Indianised dish of European
macaroons, are trying to get Geographical Indication tag. More...

Innovation Incubator
(Deepshikha Punj , 3-Mar-2014 , The New Indian Express)

In 2012-13, 94 patents were filed, and Indian trademark and design and copyright registered by the
Institute, a rise of nearly 400 per cent from 2008-09, in which 19 were filed. In 2013-14, already 89
patents have been filed. More...

Tirupati laddu gets stern with imitators

(Our Bureau , 02-Mar-2014 , Business Line)

Makers of clones or identically named versions of the Tirupati laddu, beware. More...

Govt cautious on cancer drug patent regimes

(Sidhartha , 1-Mar-2014 , The Times of India)

Amid heightened scrutiny of the intellectual property regime, the government has decided to tread with
caution on a compulsory licence for a cancer drug to ensure that its decision is in line with the legal
provisions. More...
Apple wins dismissal of $2.2-bn German patent suit
(Bloomberg | Berlin , 1-Mar-2014 , Business Standard)

The rulings are a blow to Munich-based patent holding company IPCom, which has sued mobile-device
makers over technology it acquired from Robert Bosch GmbH in 2007 More...

Now, Geographical Indication rights for 'Tirupati laddu'

(IANS | Hyderabad , 28-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), which runs the affairs of the richest Hindu temple, is enforcing
Geographical Indication (GI) rights for its famous 'Tirupati laddu'. More...

Applications for trademark on the rise

(Bindu D Menon , 28-Feb-2014 , Business Line)

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has said that the number of applications for trademark
from India is on the rise, with more companies seeking brand protection. More...

Apeda moves patent board over order on basmati rice

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 27-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

The move by IPAB came amidst protests from rice producers, processors and the state govt of MP,
against the Apeda's application for registration of basmati as GI in class 30 under the Geographical
Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, More...

Apple asks Chinese court to overturn patent ruling

(AFP , 27-Feb-2014 , The Economic Times)

US technology giant Apple on Thursday asked a Beijing court to strike down a patent ruling by state
authorities, as it fights an intellectual property battle with a Chinese firm. More...

Ranbaxy Suspends Shipment of Drug Ingredients from Two Plants

(Our Bureau, New Delhi , 26-Feb-2014 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

Gurgaon-based drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories on Tuesday said it has suspended all shipments of
drug ingredients produced at two of its India-based plants located at Dewas and Toansa ‘voluntarily’ to
review processes and controls. The Punjab-based Toansa facility and Madhya Pradesh-based Dewas
plant are already facing a ban from the US drug regulator on quality concerns More...

Drug Regulator Seen Failing US Quality Test

(Divya Rajagopal , 26-Feb-2014 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

US drug regulator Margaret Hamburg’s recent visit to India has done little to clear the air about the
quality of drugs manufactured by Indian companies and one reason for this may be India’s drug
controller. There is a growing perception in the US that the drug regulator is unwilling to monitor the
quality of drugs manufactured by the local companies, said Roger Bate of Washington DC-based think
tank, the American Enterprise Institute. More...

Patent laws safe from US challenge: India

(Amiti Sen , 25-Feb-2014 , Business Line)

India has said its patent laws cannot be successfully challenged by the US either in a bilateral or
multilateral forum as they strictly comply with the intellectual property agreement of the World Trade
Organization. More...

Chinese firm awaits ruling in Apple Siri patent infringement lawsuit

(Agence France-Presse , 25-Feb-2014 , NDTV)

A Chinese company suing Apple over similarities between its product and the "Siri" personal assistant
believes its case has merit and is awaiting a court ruling, a lawyer said Tuesday. More...

US industry wants India designated Priority Foreign Country

(PTI , 25-Feb-2014 , The Economic Times)

Ramping up their anti-India campaign, an influential section of American businesses, in particular those
from the pharma and manufacturing sectors, here on Monday urged the Obama Administration to
designate India as a Priority Foreign Country. More...

India, US trade spat intensifies

(Sidhartha TNN , 25-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Amid the ongoing trade spat, the government has advised deputy US Trade Representative Wendy
Cutler to defer her planned trip to India next month in the view of the “flux” as well as the fiscal year-
end commitments of officials. More...

US, India must stop trading petty insults over various issues
(ET Bureau , 25-Feb-2014 , The Economic Times)

This is more substantive than the childish tantrums over cancelled or postponed visits to India of senior
US officials in the wake of India's tough stance and childish retaliations against US embassy personnel
over the US decision to prosecute Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade. More...

India ready to take on US over patents at World Trade Organization

(TNN , 25-Feb-2014 , The Times Of India)

The government is readying for a fresh battle with the US at the World Trade Organization in the wake
of the continued pressure over its intellectual property rights regime. More...

57 farm products enjoy GI status in India

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 24-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

Government has granted Geographical Indicator status to around 57 agricultural products such as
Darjeeling tea, Pokkali rice and Dharwad Pedha in the last ten years. More...

US-India trade war worsens

(Sachin Parashar TNN , 24-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

India-US ties are again under stress—this time over trade and investment. There are calls in the US for
designating India a Priority Foreign Country (PFC), the worst downgrading of status by the US Trade
Representative for inability to protect intellectual property rights. More...

India set to take on US over probe into IPR laws

(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 24-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)
To deny visa to trade officials planning to scrutinise country's trade & industrial practices More...

India-US ties are under stress again, this time over trade and investment
(Sachin Parashar , 23-Feb-2014 , The Times Of India)

US pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer have demanded that India amend its patents law by doing
away with section 3(d) altogether. More...

Apple, Samsung fail to reach settlement in US patent infringement case

(ANI | Washington , 23-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

The mediator's settlement proposal to the parties was unsuccessful More...

India hardens stance against US Says Disputes Should Go To WTO, Officials To Skip Trade
Body Meet
(Sidhartha TNN , 22-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

The government is set to ask all its officials to stay away from any interaction with a delegation from the
US International Trade Commission (USITC), a quasi-judicial agency, probing the impact of India’s trade
and investment regime on the American economy in what is seen as the latest sore point in economic
ties between the two countries. More...

‘Illegal e-purchase of pharma drugs a growing concern’

(Sanjiv Shivadekar TNN , 22-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

There are growing concerns in the state food and drug administration (FDA) over Maharashtra’s gradual
rise as a hub for drugs sold overseas through illegal internet pharmacies. More...

APEDA rues delay in traditional basmati growers' protection by MP govt

(Shashikant Trivedi | Bhopal , 20-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) on Thursday said that
intervention of Madhya Pradesh government will unnecessarily delay the process of protecting
"traditional" basmati rice growers of India. More...

India has to indicate its position on certain aspects of IPR: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
(Vidya Krishnan , 20-Feb-2014 , Livemint)

Biocon head addresses issue of US lobbies demanding trade sanctions against India if it does not take a
tough stand on intellectual property rights. More...

Ranbaxy, Teva Settle US Case Over Competition

(OUR BUREAU NEW DELHI , 20-Feb-2014 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

Ranbaxy Laboratories, the largest India-based drugmaker, and Israeli generic drug giant Teva Pharma
have reached a settlement with the New York Attorney General, which will end a 2010 pact between the
two companies that “restricted competition” in the US market. More...

Ranbaxy, Teva settle claims in US

(Agencies , 20-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)
Ranbaxy Laboratories and Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals have agreed to settle allegations levelled
by New York state that the two rival generic drug makers made an unlawful agreement to restrict
competition. More...

Onerous licensing regime killing legal digital music

(TNN , 20-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Last Friday, one of four major legal music streaming services — Dhingana — shut down, leaving only, Saavn, and Hungama as the remaining digital music outlets broadcasting music from India
for consumption in India and abroad. This follows another recent shutdown of Flyte, a music download
service offered by Flipkart, a company that has raised over $200 million to date. More...

India should put more resources to keep pace with global practices: de Acedo
(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 20-Feb-2014 , Livemint)

Etienne Sanz de Acedo speaks about the critical issues that India should address in the transformation
phase More...

GI Basmati: CM urges PM to step in for state's inclusion

(TNN , 20-Feb-2014 , The Times of India)

Expressing 'shock and deep dismay' over apex agency monitoring India's agricultural exports deciding to
oppose inclusion of Madhya Pradesh areas for Geographical Indication tag for basmati, chief minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene in state's favour.

Patent error
(Shamnad Basheer , 20-Feb-2014 , The Indian Express)

In its criticism of India’s IP regime, the US takes its cue from flawed rankings. More...

‘Indian drug cos must meet US standards’

(Times News Ntework , 19-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

When US Food & Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg signed off her 9-day visit to
India on Tuesday, she praised everything Indian with a steely demand for quality. More...

Intellectual property and economic development

(Rod Hunter , 20-Feb-2014 , Business Day)

In his recent State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama reiterated his ambition to complete
the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade agreement among the US and 11 Pacific countries.

US FDA Plans to Deploy More Inspection Staff in India

(Divya Rajagopal , 19-Feb-2014 , The Economic Times, Mumbai.)

The US Food and Drug regulator said on Tuesday that it will increase the number of its inspection staff in
India. Currently, the FDA deploys 12 officials in India, which the regulatory body plans to increase by 19,
said Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration in the course of an interaction
in Mumbai. More...
A FAIR GAME: RPG Life loses domain name battle
(Lubna Kably TNN , 19-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

A complaint filed by RPG Life Sciences, a pharma company that is part of the diversified RPG Group,
against the owner of the domain name ‘’ has been denied by an international arbitration
panel. Interestingly, the owner has now offered to sell the domain name to RPG Life. More...

Separate Copyright Office for Authors, Performers: Raju

( IANS - NEW DELHI , 19-Feb-2014 , The New Indian Express)

A separate copyright office and a permanent copyright board is being set up to provide better services to
the authors, performers and creators of various works," Raju said. More...

Indian firms under pressure on drug patent regime, as global majors mount lobbying
(Yashwant Raj and Himani Chandna Gurtoo , 19-Feb-2014 , Hindustan Times)

India is defending its patent regime more aggressively than ever before from attacks in the US that have
come to define the state of ties between the two countries lately. More...

Research funding body a growth tonic for pharma cos

(TEAM TOI , 18-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Research and development (R&D) in innovation and technology-driven sectors is expected to get a boost
with the fi nance minister announcing the setting up of a ‘research funding organisation’ to fund projects
selected through a competitive process. More...

Success strategies for Indian pharma industry in an uncertain world

(Manish Panchal, Charu Kapoor and Mansi Mahajan , 17-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

The Indian pharmaceutical industry is going through a period of significant volatility and uncertainty,
requiring companies to re-visit their traditional growth strategies to succeed More...

IISc professor’ virtual liver product gets patent in US

(Anshul Dhamija , 17-Feb-2014 , The Times Of India)

Strand Life Sciences, founded by professors at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, was awarded a
patent in the US last week for its two-year-old virtual liver product, used by pharmaceuticals companies
across the world to test new drug toxicity in the liver. More...

Novartis puts pressure on India over patent abuse

(Andrew Ward in London and Amy Kazmin in New Delhi , 16-Feb-2014 , The Financial Times)

Novartis has urged US and European governments to “apply pressure” on India to respect intellectual
property and warned New Delhi that its stance on patents is deterring investment. More...

Geographical indication tag to Patan patola to end feud over name

(Rupam Singh Gupta , 15-Feb-2014 , The Times Of India)

The geographical indication (GI) tag to Patan patola puts an end to the conflict between the Salvi
brothers of Patan and the Rajkot weavers over the name patola. More...
Indian policy on clinical research restrictive: US pharma cos
(Press Trust of India | Washington , 15-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

American pharma companies and their advocacy groups today rued at the alleged restrictive India
policies on clinical research, saying such policies are harming the companies. More...

India has strong legal framework to protect intellectual property rights: Boeing
(PTI , 15-Feb-2014 , The Times Of India)

Even as a section of the US' corporate sector lobbies against India over protection of intellectual
property rights, American aircraft major Boeing, On Saturday said the country has a strong legal
framework to protect such rights. More...

Doctors association slams US for pressuring India on pharma patent laws

(PTI , 15-Feb-2014 , The Economic Times)

A Geneva-based non-profit doctors association has criticised the US and its pharma lobby for exerting
pressure on India over its patent laws, saying such actions undermine the global trading system. More...

Patent troll Intellectual Ventures lays off 5% employees

(Reuters , 14-Feb-2014 , The Times Of India)

Privately held patent owner Intellectual Ventures has cut about 5% of its global workforce and
"consolidated positions" in a corporate restructuring. More...

Suven Life Sciences gets patent approval from New Zealand

(14-Feb-2014 , Business Line)

Suven Life Sciences has received patent rights from New Zealand for two products More...

Time to call the US bluff on pharmaceuticals

(Shishir Asthana | Mumbai , 13-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

While Indian drug makers are expected to adhere to norms in the US, one of their key markets, why
aren't US companies operating in India following the laws here? More...

India faces US sanction threat

(Rupali Mukherjee , 13-Feb-2014 , The Times Of India)

India is facing multiple threats on its trade and investment policies. More...


(R SRIRAM & DIVYA RAJAGOPAL MUMBAI , 13-Feb-2014 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

The US Chamber of Commerce may think India is an inhospitable terrain for innovation, but surprisingly,
Big Pharma doesn’t agree. Merck Serono, whose pharmaceutical roots go back to 1668, has not only
become the latest global giant to support lower pricing for emerging markets and but has also opposed
incremental innovation — a favourite bugbear of the Indian government and local industry. More...
U.S. probing ‘discrimination’ in Indian trade policies
(Narayan Lakshman , 13-Feb-2014 , The Hindu)

India’s policies for regulating foreign trade and investment, particularly in the context of intellectual
property rights affecting the pharmaceutical industry, were in the crosshairs of the US Congress this
week, as a lengthy investigation was launched into whether such policies were harming the US economy
by discriminating against American firms. More...

Trade team in US to explain India’s position

(P. T. Jyothi Datta , 12-Feb-2014 , Business Line)

Indian drugmakers and IT representatives will be in Washington tomorrow, making submissions before
the US International Trade Commission to explain India’s trade policies. More...

A duel on drugs
(T S Vishwanath , 12-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

The discussions between the SA govt and pharma giants on intellectual property policy should keep both
the needy and the inventor in mind More...

Majority of Indian IT-BPM firms at an initial stage of IP development: Report

(Rajesh Kurup , 12-Feb-2014 , Business Line)

Majority of the Indian Information Technology-Business Process Management firms are at an initial stage
of Intellectual Property rights development. More...

US FDA Refuses to Sweeten Indian Drug Cos’ Bitter Pill

(Soma Das , New Delhi , 12-Feb-2014 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

The head of the US drug regulatory body has turned down Ranbaxy Laboratories’ plea to allow
drugmakers to continue exporting from banned manufacturing facilities while they take remedial
measures to rectify the issues flagged. More...

‘EU rules denying kids of cancer drugs’

(Kounteya Sinha TNN , 12-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Children with cancer are being denied entry into potentially life-saving drug trials because of loopholes in
European Union regulations. Of the 28 cancer drugs which have received authorization in Europe since
2007, 26 have the potential to work on children but 14 of them have been waived from being tested on
under-18-year-olds. More...

‘Dumb Starbucks’ a TV stunt, shut down

(12-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Long lines formed outside the shop over the weekend as word of mouth and social media attracted large
crowds. On Monday Canadian comedian Nathan Fielder, known for a Comedy Central prank show, said it
was his idea. In a “press meet” outside the shop, he said: “By adding the word ‘dumb’, we are legally
allowed to use the Starbucks name and logo. More...

Editorial: Patent problems

(12-Feb-2014 , The Financial Express)

While the agreement between the US FDA and its Indian counterpart to share information and perhaps
coordinate action is good news as both regulators will now be on the same page, the need of the day is
for the Indian regulators to be more stringent and conduct more surprise tests in the manner the FDA
does. More...

After Starbucks parody, trademark violations take center stage: Here's all you need to know
about Trademark laws
(Vishal Manve , 11-Feb-2014 , DNA)

When King, the makers of popular game, Candy Crush Saga trade-marked the word Candy, there were
protests around the world. More...

CII feels International IP Index does not give true picture of India's IP ecosystem
(ANI | New Delhi , 11-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

Commenting on the Global Intellectual Property Centre's International IP Index 2014 which presents
India as the weakest among 25 countries, the Confederation of Indian Industry on Tuesday said the
index does not represent the true picture of India's IP ecosystem. More...

Nokia, HTC settle long-running patent battles, agree on collaboration

(ANI , 11-Feb-2014 , DNA)

Nokia and HTC have reportedly settled their long-running patent infringement battles by agreeing on a
'patent and technology collaboration' that would settle all outstanding litigation. More...

Big Pharma's profiteering protests

(Amit Gupta , 11-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

The war against the Indian patent regime is little more than multinationals' chagrin at their inability to
exercise monopolies More...

India Raises Concerns over FDA Actions on Local Drug Companies

(Our Bureau, New Delhi , 11-Feb-2014 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

India will issue an informal note to the US in which it will protest against the “disproportionate” action
targeting Indian pharmaceutical companies, commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma said after
his meeting with visiting US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) chief Margaret Hamburg More...

COFFEE TIME JOKE? ‘Dumb Starbucks’: A parody cafe in LA

(Adam Withnall , 11-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

An independent coffee shop has opened up in LA using the same name, logo and store layout as any
branch of the Starbucks chain — with one crucial exception — the prefix ‘dumb’. “Dumb Starbucks” has
rocketed to social media fame by claiming to be completely legal under “parody law”, with its mysterious
owners insisting it makes “fair use” of the chain’s famous brand. More...

India faces trade action from US

(Times News Ntework , 11-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Washington’s Retaliatory Move Aimed At Govt’s Stance On Patent Regime More...

India faces US trade action over patents

(TIMES NEWS NETWORK , 11-Feb-2014 , The Times Of India)

The US, which recently downgraded the DGCA’s safety ratings, is expected to announce traderelated
measures in what is seen as a retaliatory move against India’s recent stand on the patent regime.

US challenges India's requirements for solar products in WTO

(IANS | Washington , 11-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

In another potential blow to India-US ties after the Khobragade affair, US Monday challenged India's
domestic content requirements in Phase II of India's National Solar Mission. More...

India patent regime not about access to medicine: U.S body

(Staff Reporter , 11-Feb-2014 , The Hindu)

Representative Michael Froman set to announce a trade enforcement action tied to India, the highly
influential U.S Chamber of Commerce has lashed out at India’s recent pattern of pharma patent denials,
pointing out that the country’s actions “are not about access to medicine.” More...

US business pressure again on Indian IPR

(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 11-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

Tells trade representative's office that New Delhi's already bad record got worse last year; wants action,
even as bilateral investment treaty being negotiated. More...

India, US seek to better drug-making processes

(fe Bureau , 11-Feb-2014 , The Financial Express)

No surprise checks on drug firms as US FAA and its Indian counterpart agree to coordinate in drug
making. More...

Intellectual property rights: US set to punish India

(TNN , 10-Feb-2014 , The Economic Times)

Tensions over the Khobragade episode are yet to fully dissipate, but the two sides are locking horns
again over intellectual property rights. More...

Immense opportunities await Indian pharma manufacturing industry: Study

(Peethaambaran Kunnathoor, Chennai , 10-Feb-2014 , Pharmabiz)

Immense opportunities are waiting for the Indian pharmaceutical industry, both at the domestic and at
the global level, and the future will be extremely promising with many more milestones, according to a
research study conducted by Dr G Selvaraju, former director of drugs control, Tamil Nadu for the
Vinayaka Mission University, Salem, Tamil Nadu. More...

India raises concerns over USFDA actions

(10-Feb-2014 , Hindustan Times)

The government on Monday expressed clearly to the US its growing unease over its drug regulator
USFDA’s "disproportionate penalties" on India’s generic pharmaceutical companies, many of these which
have been rattled by a string of import bans without getting sufficient opportunity to clarify details.
IPA slams methodology used by US Chamber of Commerce to rank IP environment of India
(Joseph Alexander , 10-Feb-2014 , Pharmabiz)

The Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, representing large domestic drug-makers in India, has taken
exception to the methodology that the Global Intellectual Property Centre of the US Chamber of
Commerce adopted to rank India in the recent International Intellectual Property index. More...

HTC, Nokia ink deal on patent lawsuits

(AFP | Taipei , 09-Feb-2014 , The Financial Express)

Under the deal, HTC will make payments to Nokia and the collaboration will involve HTC’s LTE patent
portfolio. More...

Trade Groups Seek More US Pressure on India over Patent Protection

(Bill Berkrot | Reuters - US Chamber of Commerce , 8-Feb-2014 , The New Indian Express)

The US Chamber of Commerce on Friday called on the government to ratchet up pressure on India over
intellectual property rights, in a move that could help prevent Indian companies from producing cheap
generic versions of medicines still under patent protection. More...

Novartis sues Dr Reddy’s Laboratories over patent infringement on cancer drug

(fe Bureau | Hyderabad , 8-Feb-2014 , The Financial Express)

The patent and Novartis' new drug application, approved by the FDA in 2001. More...

HTC, Nokia reach truce in patent dispute

(AFP , 8-Feb-2014 , The Times of India)

Taiwan's smartphone maker HTC said it has signed a patent and technology collaboration agreement
with Finnish phone giant Nokia to end all pending patent litigation between them. More...

Apple gets patent for autocorrect review system: Report

(ANI , 07-Feb-2014 , The Times Of India)

Apple has reportedly patented an autocorrect review system in which autocorrect changes are
highlighted to a user once they press the send button. More...

Cancer drug may lose patent shield

(Rupali Mukherjee , 7-Feb-2014 , The Times Of India)

The government is studying options to issue a compulsory licence on life-saving anti-cancer drug
dasatinib, which could bring down its price by over 90%. More...

Roche sues Biocon, Mylan, DCGI over breast cancer drug

(Soma Das , 7-Feb-2014 , The Economic Times)

The Indian arm of Swiss pharma major Roche, which unexpectedly gave up its patent on it s $6 billion
breast cancer drug Herceptin in India last year, has sued Bangalore based BioconBSE 2.29 % and US
generic giant Mylan Inc in Delhi High Court for launching world's first biosimilar version of the original
drug in India. More...
Patents and Copyrights Are Not for Violation
(The New Indian Express , 7-Feb-2014 , The Times Of India)

India has for the second time in succession found itself at the bottom of the International Intellectual
Property Index issued by the US apex trade body’s Global Intellectual Property Centre. More...

Big pharma firms pushes for US action against India over patent worries
(Reuters , 06-Feb-2014 , The Economic Times)

Global pharmaceutical firms are pressuring the United States to act against India to stop more local
companies producing up to a dozen new varieties of cheap generic drugs still on-patent, sources with
direct knowledge of the matter said. More...

Turning down knowledge

(Business Standard Editorial Comment , 05-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

Troublingly, India is an outlier on intellectual property. More...

Cisco, Google sign patent-sharing agreement

(Reuters , 05-Feb-2014 , The Times Of India)

Google Inc entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement with Cisco Systems Inc, the internet search
giant's second such deal in as many months. More...

India slips in rankings as slowdown hits pharma

(Rupali Mukherjee | TNN , 4-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

India has slipped from the 8th rank as forecast in 2016 to the 11th position in 2017, figures culled from
IMS Health said. The downgrade suggests that the market may not be growing at the pace projected
earlier, and has lost value due to the currency fluctuation, impacting the country’s global ranking,
experts say. More...

Mylan launches biosimilar for cancer

(TNN , 4-Feb-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Mylan Inc, a leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical company, said that its Indian subsidiary Mylan
Pharmaceuticals has launched the world’s first trastuzumab biosimilar in India. The product, which will
be marketed under the brand name Hertraz, is a biosimilar to Roche’s Herceptin More...

Registering trademarks turns cheaper for firms

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 3-Feb-2014 , Livemint)

New system works on a single registration fee to be paid in India, is likely to help firms save more
money More...

Patent filing by IIT Bombay up by nearly 400%, students major contributors

(Mihika Basu , 3-Feb-2014 , The Indian Express)

In 2012-13, 94 patents were filed and Indian trademark and design and copyright registered, a rise of
nearly 400 per cent from 2008-09, when 19 were filed. More...
India's IP environment has deteriorated in last 2 years: Jasper MacSlarrow
(Sudipto Dey , 02-Feb-2014 , Business Standard)

Interview with Executive Director of International IP, Global Intellectual Property Center, US Chamber of
Commerce More...

Apple gets 'sapphire window' and pressure-sensitive display patents granted

(Robin Sinha , 31-Jan-2014 , NDTV)

Apple, a tech firm best known for its innovations, after introducing a sapphire- based fingerprint sensor
on its iPhone 5s, got one of its important patents granted by the USPTO on Thursday, detailing a cutting
and processing method for sapphire material. More...

Twitter buying 900 IBM patents to end infringement dispute

(Susan Decker , 31-Jan-2014 , Livemint)

The agreement also resolves a dispute that prompted IBM to write to Twitter last year about possible
infringement of at least three patents. More...

IPAB sets aside Patent Office's order for Roche's anti-viral drug
(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 30-Jan-2014 , Business Standard)

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board has set aside an order of Indian Patent Office, which revoked
the patent of Hoffmann-La Roche's antiviral drug Valganciclovir, branded as Valcyte, and remanded the
matter back to the patent official for fresh consideration. More...

Protecting patents: India worst in world

(Surabhi Agarwal | New Delhi , 30-Jan-2014 , Business Standard)

Ranking by arm of US Chamber of Commerce; study says all BRICS countries lack the required drive to
enforce patents; Indian law & SC rulings rapped More...

Basmati WARS
(Summary , 30-Jan-2014 , The Financial Express)

Madhya Pradesh joining the battle for geographical indications gives it a new twist More...

Doha talks will be back on track: WTO

(Times News Ntework , 29-Jan-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

The Doha Round of talks on lowering world trade barriers would resume this year, following the
successful trade talks in Bali recently:WTO More...

Venus Remedies bags US patent for painkiller injection

(PTI , 29-Jan-2014 , The Economic Times)

Venus Remedies Ltd, a research oriented global pharmaceutical company today said it has bagged a
patent from US Patent Office for Achnil, a once-a-day painkiller injection developed by Venus Medicine
Research Centre, the R&D wing of Venus Remedies. More...
Apple patents 'magnetic add-on camera lens' for iPhones
(ANI | Washington , 29-Jan-2014 , Business Standard)

The external camera lens could be attached securely to the iPhone with magnets and aligned with its
camera. More...

US Record Company Sues Vietnam Site for Copyright

(Chris Brummit | AP - HANOI , 28-Jan-2014 , The New Indian Express)

A record company that accuses a Vietnamese entertainment portal of making its songs available for free
download has filed suit in an American court against the U.S- venture capital firm which invested in the
website, seeking millions in damages for copyright violations. More...

Ericsson agrees to end patent dispute with Samsung

(Reuters | Stockholm , 28-Jan-2014 , Business Standard)

Ericsson said on Monday it had signed a cross-licensing deal with Samsung Electronics Co, ending a
long-running patent dispute and boosting fourth-quarter sales by 4.2 billion crowns. More...

Google, Samsung sign patent agreement

(Eric Pfanner | Washington , 28-Jan-2014 , Business Standard)

The deal covers existing patents as well as some that would be filed during the next 10 years. More...

GI battle: Madhya Pradesh govt puts basmati in a rice soup

(Sandip Das , 28-Jan-2014 , Indian Express)

The state has asked for inclusion in basmati rice growing zone although being outside the Indo-Gangetic
plain. More...

MSF criticises Bayer CEO's comments on CL issued by Indian patent office on Nexavar
(Ramesh Shankar , 28-Jan-2014 , Pharmabiz)

German drug major Bayer's CEO Marijn Dekkers' reported comments that “We did not develop this
medicine for Indians,” have come in for severe criticism from the international medical humanitarian
organization Médecins Sans Frontières. More...

Sanofi India stock likely to be re-rated on company's improving fundamentals

(Narendra Nathan , 27-Jan-2014 , The Economic Times)

Sanofi India is a subsidiary of Sanofi, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. More...

Patented drugs face price caps

(Sidhartha , 27-Jan-2014 , The Times Of India)

After sitting on it for years, the government is finally initiating steps to regulate the price of patented
medicines and medical devices, a move that may provide relief to patients suffering from life-
threatening diseases. More...
Safeguarding your intellectual property rights
(Sakina Babwani , 27-Jan-2014 , The Economic Times)

Have you wondered what you would do if someone sells their products under your brand name or uses
the content you have written without your permission? More...

Google and Samsung Electronics, which are frequently involved in patent infringement
lawsuits but not against each other, announced that they have reached a global patent cross-
licensing agreement.
(Reuters , 27-Jan-2014 , The Times Of India)

Google and Samsung Electronics, which are frequently involved in patent infringement lawsuits but not
against each other, announced that they have reached a global patent cross-licensing agreement.

IPAB directs patent office to consider Schering Corporation's application afresh

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 26-Jan-2014 , Business Standard)

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board has directed the patent office to consider the patent
application of US-based Schering Corporation for a crystalline form of a compound for treatment of heart
related disease afresh. More...

USFDA bans Ranbaxy’s 4th plant

(Rupali Mukherjee , 25-Jan-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

India’s largest drug maker Ranbaxy faced fresh regulatory trouble due to manufacturing violations at its
fourth domestic facility, which may threaten new drug launches and jeopardize lucrative revenues from
the US, the world’s biggest pharma market. More...

Developed cancer drug for 'western patients' who could afford, not 'for Indians': Bayer's CEO
(AFP , 25-Jan-2014 , The Times Of India)

Global medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres slammed on Friday a statement by Bayer's chief
executive that the giant German firm only developed its cancer drug Nexavar for people who could
afford the medicine, not "for Indians". More...

European office upholds 3G patent disputed by Nokia, HTC, Apple

(PTI , 25-Jan-2014 , Zee News)

The European Patent Office has upheld a narrowed version of a patent on 3G technology rejecting claims
from Nokia, HTC, Apple, Ericsson and Vodafone. More...

Nokia says Indian mobile app downloads rise 15-fold globally

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 24-Jan-2014 , Business Standard)

Mobile handset company Nokia has seen a 15-fold increase in downloads of applications developed by
Indian companies globally on a yearly basis. More...

Google, Intellectual Ventures face off as patent trial begins

(Reuters , 24-Jan-2014 , The Times Of India)

Opening statements began in patent owner Intellectual Ventures' trial against Google's Motorola Mobility
unit in a lawsuit that could be a bellwether on public opinion toward intellectual property. More...
GI tag won, hopes soar for MP’s basmati
(Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal , 24-Jan-2014 , The Indian Express)

Basmati rice, in the cultivation of which Madhya Pradesh has already taken long strides, has finally got
what it had been seeking for a long time: a geographical indication tag. More...

Qualcomm buys Palm patents from Hewlett-Packard

(AP , 24-Jan-2014 , The Times Of India)

Cellphone chip-maker Qualcomm said that it has acquired patents once owned by smartphone maker
Palm from Hewlett-Packard for an undisclosed amount. More...

Mera-vala pink
(B Desikan , 23-Jan-2014 , Business Line)

Colours, sounds, smells, gestures and moves… you can trademark them all. More...

Apple wins 'autocomplete' patent claim against Samsung

(TOI Tech & Agencies , 23-Jan-2014 , The Times Of India)

Apple has won a patent claim against Samsung, after a US Judge ruled that the South Korean
electronics giant infringed on auto complete patent owned by the iPhone maker. More...

With a GI tag in the bag, Udupi farmers cash in on rare green brinjal
(AJ Vinayak , 23-Jan-2014 , Business Line)

‘Mattu Gulla’, a special variety of green brinjal grown in Karnataka’s Udupi district for over five centuries
now, is now attracting special attention from growers. More...

HC Restrains Jubilant Co from Infringing Pidilite's Trademarks

(PTI , 23-Jan-2014 , The Indian Express)

Holding that it was a case of an infringement of copyright and passing off goods in someone else's
name, the Bombay High Court has restrained M/s Jubilant Agri & Consumer Products Ltd from using the
registered trademarks of M/s Pidilite Industries Ltd. More...

IPAB refers opposition to anti-cancer drug to patent office

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 22-Jan-2014 , Business Standard)

Board has set aside an earlier order of Assistant Controller of Patent stating that it was passed in
'flagrant violation of principles of natural justice' More...

Merck to Bristol-Myers Face More Threats on India Drug Patents

(Ketaki Gokhale , 21-Jan-2014 , Bloomberg)

Pharmaceutical companies from Merck & Co. to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. face fresh threats to protecting
their patents in India as a government-appointed panel prepares to evaluate more drugs for local
makers to copy. More...
Sherlock Holmes just escaped the bonds of copyright, new adventures beckon
(21-Jan-2014 , The Times Of India)

Its elementary a character in public domain cannot be appropriated as private intellectual property.

Biocon’s copy of Roche breast cancer drug still expensive for India
(Naomi Kresge, Ketaki Gokhale , 21-Jan-2014 , Livemint)

Biocon will sell its version of Herceptin, which it is calling Canmab, at a 25% lower price More...

No More 'Tricky' Postures can Get a Yoga Copyright

( Wilson George Thomas - COIMBATORE , 20-Jan-2014 , The New Indian Express)

Practitioners of yoga lose no time in waxing eloquent of its antiquity. More...

IBM leads in tech patent filings in 2013

(ANI , 20-Jan-2014 , The Times Of India)

IBM has retained its patent crown in 2013, while Google climbed to No. 11 in the rankings. More...

Google set to face Intellectual Ventures in landmark patent trial

(Reuters , 20-Jan-2014 , The Economic Times)

Intellectual Ventures is set to square off this week against Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit in the first
trial that the multibillion-dollar patent-buying firm has undertaken since it was founded. More...

Unbranded generics way to cheaper cure

(Rupali Mukherjee | TNN , 18-Jan-2014 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Rajasthan, TN implement Model that cuts prices of branded drugs by at least 30%. More...

Patent mapping system to find more innovation

(Leslie D’Monte , 16-Jan-2014 , Livemint)

Patent maps provide visual representation of where universities, companies and other organizations are
protecting intellectual property produced by their research More...

Swarovski drops 'Crystal' mark after Indian company challenge

(Manish Raj , 17-Jan-2014 , The Economic Times)

In a letter to the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, Austrian crystal jewellery and accessories maker
Swarovski said it will not renew its trademark 'Crystal Glamour' for its clothing, footwear and headgear

No copyright over yoga, pranic healing techniques: HC

(Aneesha Mathur , 15-Jan-2014 , The Indian Express)
The court has held that the expression ‘pranic healing’ cannot be monopolised as trademark by the
institute. More...

India has an impeccable Copyright Act - now it needs teeth: Javed Akhtar
(Arnab Banerjee , 15-Jan-2014 , The Times Of India)

Poet and writer Javed Akhtar is also Vice President of the Brussels-based International Confederation of
Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), addressing copyrights, intellectual property rights, etc.

Allergan wins lawsuit against Lupin, two others over Lumigan

(Susan Decker , 14-Jan-2014 , Livemint)

The patent will prevent copies of Allergan’s Lumigan glaucoma treatment from entering the US until
2027. More...

Gujarat-based CMSCRI gets European patent for 'green plastic'

(Avinash Nair | Ahmedabad , 13-Jan-2014 , The Financial Express)

The institute developed biodegradable plastic by using a residue generated from Jatropha. More...

Why India needs to take intellectual property seriously

(Rod Hunter , 11-Jan-2014 , Business Standard)

Without reform of IP law, Indian companies - and broader economic growth - will remain stunted.

Pharma companies rope in third-party advisors to deal with compliance issues

(Pallavi Ail | Mumbai , 11-Jan-2014 , The Financial Express)

Inadequate resources, coupled with rising demand, has proved to be a stumbling block for Indian
pharmaceutical companies More...

Apple did not violate Google patents: US court

(Reuters , 11-Jan-2014 , The Times Of India)

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a decision by the International Trade Commission
in April that Apple did not violate a Google patent to make the popular iPhone. More...

Solvay wins two rare earth mixed oxides patent cases against HySci in China
(BS B2B Bureau | Brussels , 10-Jan-2014 , Business Nair)

Solvay has won two rare earth mixed oxides patent cases against China-based HySci (Tianjin) Specialty
Materials Co Ltd. Solvay was awarded RMB 5.6 million (Euro 0.67 million) in damages and HySci was
ordered to immediately stop the production and the sale of certain rare earth mixed oxides used in
automotive catalysts. More...

After Basmati rice, MP govt to seek patent for rare poultry breed
(Shashikant Trivedi | Bhopal , 09-Jan-2014 , Business Standard)
Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development department will file applications for patenting breed soon.

Glenmark's anti-diabetes drugs shake up Indian anti-diabetes market

(DIVYA RAJAGOPAL , 9-Jan-2014 , The Economic Times)

Mumbai-based Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has shaken up India's Rs 3,000-crore lucrative anti-diabetes

market dominated by multinationals with its new drugs, Zitamed and Zita. More...

Pharma FDI: No Ban on Non-compete Clause

(Our Bureau, New Delhi , 09-Jan-2014 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

The government has decided against a blanket ban on the incorporation of a ‘non-compete’ clause if an
Indian pharma company is acquired by a foreign drug company. The ban was mooted by the
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) as a safeguard to ensure large scale acquisition of
Indian pharma companies does not lead to shortage of critical drugs. More...

Apple, Samsung agree to mediation in US patent fight

(Reuters | San Francisco , 9-Jan-2014 , Business Standard)

The rivals are facing a March trial date in the United States More...

Ghansal rice variety set to attain GI status

(Nikhil Deshmukh , 9-Jan-2014 , The Times Of India)

Following the footsteps of Kolhapur jaggery, the Ghansal variety of rice grown in the Ajara tehsil is set to
attain geographical indication status to preserve its aroma and peculiarity. More...

Centre to SC: No advantage in contesting US patent of wheat variety

(Utkarsh Anand , 8-Jan-2014 , The New Indian Express)

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it was not "advantageous" to contest the United States'
patent of a wheat variety, similar to Indian Nap Hal, since the patent granted to American multinational
chemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto had already expired in 2010. More...

Nestle's cumin extract patent bid raises hackles

(Sushmi Dey | New Delhi , 8-Jan-2014 , Business Standard)

Company claims new use for kala jeera extract, provoking alarmed campaigners here and abroad; says
reaction not based on facts More...

India sees sharp drop in patent applications

(Mihika Basu , 8-Jan-2014 , The Indian Express)

While patent filing at the Indian patent office has seen a rise of 23.97 per cent from 2007-08 to 2012-
13, assessment shows that only a meagre 22 per cent of them have been filed by Indian applicants in
2012-13. More...

Madhya Pradesh’s basmati plea may delay India’s geographical indication battle
(Sanjay Vijayakumar , 7-Jan-2014 , The Economic Times)
India's battle to protect the distinctive identity of basmati rice name, fought in part through a filing for a
geographical indication protection by state-run export registration agency Apeda, is facing a hurdle in
Madhya Pradesh. More...

Student Gets Patent for her Innovation

(Express News Service - KOCHI , 07-Jan-2014 , The New Indian Express)

An MTech student from Alappuzha has developed a sensor faucet with a sensor-controlled flow kit which
ensures that water is provided manually through the water taps in case of electronic failure. More...

Software patents: US Supreme Court needs to clear the air

(Anurag K Agarwal , 6-Jan-2014 , DNA)

Granting a patent involves three important criteria – novelty or inventive step, non-obviousness and
utility. More...

Microsoft’s Nokia deal to face China limits on patent fees

(Bloomberg , 2-Jan-2014 , The Economic Times)

Chinese mobile phone makers asked regulators to make sure Microsoft's 5.44-billion euro bid to take
over Nokia Oyj's handset business doesn't result in higher patent fees on wireless technology, said two
government officials with knowledge of the matter. More...

Health ministry sought tough laws for drugs, clinical trials.

(By PTI , 01-Jan-2014 , The Economic Times)

As India inches towards being a polio-free country, the health sector made some rapid strides in
strengthening regulations for drugs and clinical trials, and saw stronger food laws and re-establishment
of an elected medical regulator during 2013. More...

Glenmark faces patent infringement suit in US

(PTI , 1-Jan-2014 , The Economic Times)

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has been slapped with a patent infringement case by US-based Cephalon Inc
over plans to sell generic version of leukaemia treatment drug Treanda in the American market. More...

Samsung, Apple working on patent deal: Report

(TOI Tech , 31-Dec-2013 , The Times Of India)

Arch rivals Apple and Samsung are reportedly back to the negotiating table. More...

Haleem makers vie for international geographical indication tag

(Rohit PS , 31-Dec-2013 , The Times Of India)

The savoury Haleem may soon be sold in Europe with the Hyderabadi tag proudly displayed on the
packaging if makers manage to bag an international geographical indication tag for it. More...

Naidu has Patent for Graft: Botcha

(Express News Service - HYDERABAD , 31-Dec-2013 , The New Indian Express)

Taking exception to TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu alleging that AICC supremo Sonia Gandhi is
encouraging corruption in the country, PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana said Naidu was the
embodiment of corruption and had got ‘patent rights’ for graft. More...

PIL wants additional statutory protection for GI-tagged handicrafts

(Subra Mani , 30-Dec-2013 , The Times Of India)

While GI-tagged liquor and spirits of foreign make enjoy additional protection in India, nearly 130 Indian
handicraft products having GI status do not have such additional protection overseas, intellectual
property rights (IPR) attorneys have informed the Madras high court. More...

The cancer divide

(Gardiner Harris , 30-Dec-2013 , Livemint)

Alka Kudesia needs an expensive drug to treat her breast cancer, but refuses to tell her children for fear
they will take loans to buy the medicine and spend the rest of their lives in debt. More...

Sole right to make ‘Tirupati laddu’ will vest with TTD

(R. Sivaraman , 30-Dec-2013 , The Hindu)

Madras High Court restrains Chennai sweet stall from making and selling ‘laddus’ under a near similar
name. More...

2013: Few bitter pills, booster injections for pharma sector

(Press Trust of India , 29-Dec-2013 , NDTV)

Domestic firms coming under increased scrutiny of global regulators, resulting in Ranbaxy paying a
record $500-million fine, and drugs becoming cheaper in India thanks to a new pricing policy marked a
roller-coaster year 2013 for the pharma industry. More...

Traditional knowledge, culture can be patented

(Rupali Mukherjee , 27-Dec-2013 , The Times Of India)

Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expression reflecting a community's cultural and social
identity, handed down generations, may soon be recognized as a form of intellectual property. More...

Google files lawsuit against Apple, Microsoft backed Rockstar patent group
(ANI , 27-Dec-2013 , Zee News)

Google has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Apple and Microsoft backed consortium Rockstar, claiming
that its patent campaign is unfairly targeting Google's Android partners and customers. More...

Govt may have to Reset Prices of Essential Drugs

(Soma Das , 24-Dec-2013 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

Seven months into the new pharma pricing regime, the government may have to go back to the drawing
board and reset prices of essential drugs, adding to the prevailing confusion in the domestic drug
market. More...

CMIA’s summit to provide platform to patent holders

(Mohammed Akhef , 24-Dec-2013 , The Times Of India)
The Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture will organise a first-of-its-kind innovation
summit on January 7 for industries, education and service sectors to discuss ways of exploring more
opportunities. More...

New patenting norms may put India's software innovation into sleep mode
(Surabhi Agarwal | New Delhi , 24-Dec-2013 , Business Standard)

Technology experts argue the guidelines defeat the very objective of most software applications - to be
hardware agnostic and interoperable More...

Chennai Patent Office revokes Pfizer's second patent on Detrol

(Our Bureau, Mumbai , 24-Dec-2013 , Pharmabiz)

In yet another blow to the multinational drug companies in patent cases in India, the Chennai Patent
Office has revoked Pfizer's patent on Detrol, a drug used to manage overactive bladder symptoms.

Japanese companies keen to establish telecom gear test labs in India

(Kalyan Parbat , 24-Dec-2013 , The Economic Times)

Japanese companies are keen to establish telecom gear test labs in India even as the government
prepares to invite bids from private lab operators to pave the way for local testing from July 2014.

Pharma firms might resume sales of analgin-based drugs

(Sushmi Dey , 23-Dec-2013 , Business Standard)

Soon, drug makers might be able to resume the sale of analgin, the popular pain-relief drug. The Drugs
Controller General of India is considering the recommendations of its advisory body to revoke the
suspension of the sale of analgin-based medicines in the country More...

New patenting norms may put India's software innovation into sleep mode
(Surabhi Agarwal , 23-Dec-2013 , Business Standard)

Patenting of software applications could virtually become impossible in the country if the draft guidelines
on computer-related innovation come into force. The rules, the first ever for software applications in the
country, were recently issued by the patent office and mandate each new software to be "machine-
specific" and packaged with "new hardware" to qualify for a licence. Technology experts argue the
guidelines defeat the very objective of most software applications - to be hardware agnostic and
interoperable. More...

He Has the Patent to Cure Many Ills

(Shevlin Sebastian , 22-Dec-2013 , The New Indian Express)

This was Shet’s 79th patented invention in his 30-year career as an inventor. More...

Ramnad farmers seek GI tag for their ‘Madurai Malli’ plants

(Walter Scott , 21-Dec-2013 , The Hindu)

Claiming that ‘Madurai Malli’ which was recently given the coveted Geographical Indication tag, had its
origin in Ramanathapuram, farmers have urged the district administration to help them secure GI mark
also for the plants raised in the district and which produced ‘Madurai Malli.’ More...
Apple granted patent for flexible sapphire display
(TOI Tech , 20-Dec-2013 , The Times Of India)

Flexible and bendable screens are the new buzzwords in the technology industry, with all major
manufacturers readying display panels for the next generation of gadgets. More...

Hisar university issued patent to estimate multi residue in milk and milk products
(Madhvi Sally , 20-Dec-2013 , The Economic Times)

Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Hisar has been issued a patent on a technique
for estimation of multi residue in milk and milk products, announced the Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.S.
Khokhar. More...

Patent war spills over to non-cancer drugs

(Rupali Mukherjee , 19-Dec-2013 , The Times Of India)

The turf war between Big Pharma and generic companies, which was largely restricted to exorbitantly
priced drugs for cancer and HIV, is now spilling over to chronic and lifestyle problems. More...

ZTE says India operations unaffected in Vringo patents row

( Danish Khan , 18-Dec-2013 , The Economic Times)

Chinese telecom gear maker ZTE said that the Delhi High Court has set aside the injunction sought
against the company's products by Vringo Inc. More...

Lack of awareness about GI spelling doom for many products

(Press Trust of India | Kolkata , 18-Dec-2013 , Business Standard)

Lack of awareness about the importance of geographical indicators for goods is pushing many products,
unique to India, out of business, according to the Trade Marks & GI Registry, the Intellectual Property
office of India. More...

Indian pharma company wins patent war against US firm

(Express News Service , 18-Dec-2013 , The Indian Express)

Gujarat-based La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd has successfully got revoked the Indian patent held by a US
firm for a proprietary probiotic formulation, named Renadyl. More...

GSK to spend $1 billion to raise stake in Indian unit

(Reuters , 16-Dec-2013 , NDTV)

GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Monday it plans to raise its stake in its Indian pharmaceutical unit to up to
75 per cent from 50.7 per cent through an open offer in a deal worth about 629 million pounds. More...

Presence of law to protect copyright 'not effectual': CJI

(PTI , 15-Dec-2013 , Zee News)

Observing that the revenue of conventional record labels has plunged in recent years due to copyright
infringement, Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Sunday said in spite of the existence of a law, its
implementation was not "effectual" as envisaged. More...
MNCs lead in patenting of both product and processes in India after change in patent law:
Origiin IP
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru , 14-Dec-2013 , Pharmabiz)

Origiin IP Solutions LLP has observed that there is an impressive number of foreign multinational
pharmaceutical companies which have taken a lead in patenting activities in India. More...

Nod for anti-depressant cheers Indian pharma

(BS Reporter | Mumbai , 13-Dec-2013 , Business Standard)

Five companies get US regulator's approval for Cymbalta generic More...

Seoul court rules in favour of Apple in patent row with Samsung

(ANI | Washington , 13-Dec-2013 , Business Standard)

A Seoul court has reportedly ruled that Apple did not infringe on some of Samsung's patents, in a patent
battle that has spread to multiple continents. More...

Cadila, Zydus Pharma in pact with Warner Chilcott to settle US patent issue
(Our Bureau , 12-Dec-2013 , Business Line)

Warner Chilcott had lodged a suit in the Delaware federal court in 2011 seeking to stop Cadila
Healthcare and its US unit from launching a generic version of Asacol. More...

Medicines Patent Pool, BMS sign agreement to increase access to key HIV medicine
(Rupali Mukherjee , 12-Dec-2013 , The Times Of India)

The Medicines Patent Pool, a UN-backed organisation, and pharma company Bristol-Myers Squibb have
signed a licensing agreement to increase access to a key HIV medicine, atazanavir, in 110 developing
countries, including India. More...

11 more items from Bengal identified for GI tag

(Our Bureau , 12-Dec-2013 , Business Line)

After Darjeeling tea, 11 more items from West Bengal are in line to get Geographical Indication tag.

HC Favours Colgate in HUL Ad Row

(Our Bureau , 12-Dec-2013 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

The battle for supremacy in the oral care segment took another interesting turn on another turf when
market leader Colgate Palmolive obtained a favourable court order against its arch rival Hindustan
Unilever (HUL), India’s largest consumer goods company. More...

Apple Inc scores legal victory over Samsung on sales of iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 in South Korea
(Reuters , 12-Dec-2013 , The Indian Express)

Apple Inc products such as the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPad2 do not violate Samsung Electronics
patents, said a Seoul judge. More...
Cadila Healthcare gains after settling patent litigation with Warner Chilcott
(Capital Market , 12-Dec-2013 , Business Standard)

Cadila Healthcare rose 2.63% to Rs 744.50 after the company said it has settled a patent litigation with
US-based Warner Chilcott Company LLC. More...

Samsung loses patent lawsuit in South Korea against Apple

(IANS , 12-Dec-2013 , Business Standard)

The three technologies under the legal dispute included those related with multi-tasking service while
writing text messages. More...

Former Google executive Michelle Lee to run US patent office

(Reuters , 11-Dec-2013 , The Economic Times)

Former Google Inc executive Michelle Lee has been named deputy director of the US Patent and
Trademark Office and will run the agency until a new director is named, the agency said on Wednesday.

MSME Dept Bats for IPR

( Express News Service - CUTTACK , 11-Dec-2013 , The New Indian Express)

The State MSME Department has pressed the entrepreneurs, manufacturers and producers to protect
their innovations, designs and work processes through Intellectual Property Rights. More...

Apple granted patent for curved touchscreen

(ANI , 11-Dec-2013 , The Economic Times)

Apple has been reportedly granted patent for curved touchscreen designs for smartphones and other
devices. More...

Intellectual Property Appellate Board crippled due to poor infrastructure, PIL says
(A Subramani , 10-Dec-2013 , The Times Of India)

Despite being a premier body settling disputes over intellectual property rights and trademark rows, the
Intellectual Property Appellate Board headquartered in Chennai has neither proper infrastructure nor
finance to function efficiently, said a PIL in the Madras high court. More...

No clarity on pricing, patents

(P. T. Jyothi Datta , 10-Dec-2013 , Business Line)

Interview with Pfizer India chief, Aijaz Tobaccowalla, on prospects and pitfalls of doing business in India.

With most patents, China biggest intellectual property growth driver, says report
(Vanita Srivastava , 10-Dec-2013 , Hindustan Times)

China– with the highest number of patents filed and received– was the biggest driver of the intellectual
property growth in 2012, according to the World Intellectual Property Organisation. More...
Baring India sees geographical diversification driven by patent expires, rise in R&D spend as
2 emerging trends
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru, , 10-Dec-2013 , Pharmabiz)

Baring India, a leading private equity fund, signals that Indian pharmaceutical sector seems to suggest
two clear emerging trends. More...

Global patents for Mahindra Two Wheelers

(10-Dec-2013 , The Indian Express)

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd — the scooter and motorcycle making arm of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd —
has obtained international patents for four of its indigenously developed technologies. More...

Sell drugs at govt rates, not higher prices mentioned on box, says SC
(Utkarsh Anand , 10-Dec-2013 , The Indian Express)

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that drug manufacturers and retailers cannot sell medicines at
higher prices mentioned on the label of the boxes if the government notifies a lower rate. They must
implement the price fixed under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order (DPCO) within 15 days from the date
of notification. More...

No reprieve for drug cos in new DPCO prices

(Jayati Ghose, Indu Bhan , 10-Dec-2013 , The Financial Express.)

Reducing the leeway for drug firms to sell older stocks of price-regulated medicines in the market at
previously notified — rather than new — prices, the Supreme Court on Monday held that the firms are
liable to replace these stocks within the grace period provided by the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing
Authority (NPPA). More...

Drug retailing: SC upholds 15-day deadline for price-control rollout

(BS Reporter , 10-Dec-2013 , Business Standard)

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that manufacturers and importers of pharmaceutical products must
implement the Drugs (Prices Control) Order within 15 days from the date of notification or receipt of the
order. More...

European Union warns Nokia not to become 'patent troll

(AP , 09-Dec-2013 , The Economic Times)

Europe's top regulator has warned Nokia not to try to become a "patent troll'' after the Finnish company
sold most of its cellphone-making business to Microsoft Corp. this year but retained its patent portfolio.

India records growth in patent filings

(Rupali Mukherjee , 09-Dec-2013 , The Times Of India)

Global patent filings in 2012 increased at its strongest rate in nearly two decades as industrial-design
registration notched its best-ever rate of growth, a report says. More...

Samsung may need to offer more to settle patent dispute: Almunia

(Reuters , 09-Dec-2013 , The Economic Times)
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will likely need to do more to settle an investigation over whether its use of
patent lawsuits against Apple Inc breached EU rules, the EU antitrust chief said on Monday. More...

Global patent growth hits 18-year high: World Intellectual Property Organization
(AFP , 09-Dec-2013 , The Economic Times)

Global patent filings grew at their fastest pace in almost two decades in 2012, with China the driving
force, the UN's intellectual property agency said Monday. More...

Patents law
(Poonam Jain , 9-Dec-2013 , The Times Of India)

Anirban Mazumdar, associate professor of law at West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences,
on career options in patents law. More...

WTO: 5 Gains for World Trade

(9-Dec-2013 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

Even the diehard optimist did not believe the Bali Ministerial of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
would achieve anything.The sceptics said its failure would be a nail in the coffin of multilateral attempts
at equitable trade orders, after all in its 12 years the Doha Round had nothing to show. Unexpectedly,
Bali did deliver a result.ET deciphers the gains from Bali..... More...

US Supreme Court case could mean 'death' of software patents

(Associated Press , 7-Dec-2013 , IBN Live)

The US Supreme Court decided Friday to hear an appeal of a lower court decision that a federal judge
called the "death" of software patents. More...

US House passes IT firms-backed patent bill

(Reuters , 06-Dec-2013 , The Times Of India)

The US House of Representatives has approved a bill aimed at reining in "patent trolls," companies that
buy or license patents from others, then extract licensing fees or file infringement lawsuits viewed by
many as frivolous. More...

Govt may issue compulsory licences on diabetes drugs

( C.H. Unnikrishnan , 5-Dec-2013 , Livemint)

Health ministry panel may suggest compulsory licences for at least two patented drugs that are yet to
be identified. More...

India to showcase drugmaking facilities to global regulators

(Raji Reddy Kesireddy , 4-Dec-2013 , The Economic Times)

India is showcasing its best pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities to regulators from emerging
economies to counter adverse publicity the country's drug industry has endured in recent times. More...

IPAB scraps 7 trademarks of TT Industries in favour of Korean firm Tageu Tec

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 04-Dec-2013 , Business Standard)
South Korean firm says TT Industries has not sold or marketed a single product under the impugned
marks despite obtaining registration. More...

Indian pharma seeks women part-time sales force in Tier II cities to ensure diversity,
stability in cos
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru , 04-Dec-2013 , Pharmabiz)

Indian pharma companies are now seeking out to employ women part time sales work force in Tier II
cities. The move comes in because the industry is seen grappling with an attrition rate of 18-20 per cent
particularly in sales and marketing. More...

J&J faulty implants: $2.5b payout in US, Indians left in lurch

(Sumitra Deb Roy , 4-Dec-2013 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson recently agreed to pay $2.5 billion (over Rs 15,000 crore) as
compensation to around 8,000 US citizens who had sued the company after being fitted with its faulty
hip implants More...

Pharma industry has a deep culture of corruption

(Chirantan Chatterje , 3-Dec-2013 , Business Line)

Circumventing 56 patents protecting a medicine to re-invent a novel process and procure a 57th one for
Eli Lilly’s drug Cefaclor had been Ranbaxy’s biggest claim to fame in the last couple of decades. But in
2013, the situation flipped in what can be termed as its summer of dirty medicine. More...

Medical Device Cos Urge Govt not to Punish All for a Quality Lapse
(Soma Das , 03-Dec-2013 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

Cos want input providers, component suppliers to also be held responsible for a faulty device More...

Pharmaceuticals: Compulsory licensing & reasonable efforts

(Anurag K Agarwal , 02-Dec-2013 , DNA)

Globally harmonised patenting laws recognise the sovereignty of nations like India which retain the right
to compulsory licensing. More...

Govt to dissolve panel on patented drug pricing

(Sushmi Dey , 2-Dec-2013 , Business Standard)

Almost six years after forming a committee to derive a mechanism to negotiate and bring down prices of
patented medicines in the country, the government has decided to dissolve the panel and dump the
report the body submitted at the start of this year. More...

US biotech firm Kibow to enter India after favourable patent ruling

( C.H. Unnikrishnan , 2-Dec-2013 , Livemint)

Kibow has sought marketing approval for Renadyl, a biological supplement that helps kidney patients
sustain themselves without dialysis, and has already set up a local entity. More...

14 items on GI tag list

(A Subramani , 2-Dec-2013 , The Times Of India)

Oranges of Nagpur, paintings of Kangra, Moradabad metal craft and Kolhapur jaggery are among 14
items waiting for Geographical Indications (GI) tag. More...

Facts about the WTO

(AAP , 2-Dec-2013 , Yahoo)

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) meets for its ninth ministerial conference on the Indonesian island
of Bali this week, fighting to salvage a deal on slashing barriers to global commerce. More...

IP tribunal upholds US company’s product patent

(Our Bureau , 29-Nov-2013 , Business Line)

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board has upheld its 2009 decision to grant US-based Kibow Biotech
a patent for a probiotic dietary supplement that will augment kidney function, according to a statement
by the company. More...

India to investigate Ericsson in smartphone patent row

(Reuters | Stockholm , 28-Nov-2013 , The Financial Express)

Ericsson had sued Micromax in March 2013 for patent infringement. More...

Interview Dr. Jeremy Desai - “The pharma industry is going through a major transition”
(Sheetal Srivastava , 28-Nov-2013 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

Dr. Jeremy Desai, president and COO of Apotex Inc. discusses with Sheetal Srivastava the future of the
pharmaceutical industry More...

Wockhardt Revenues may Dip Up to $250 m on USFDA Ban

(Divya Rajagopal , 28-Nov-2013 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

Wockhardt may suffer an annual revenue fall of up to $250 million and its American operations may
grind to a halt after the US’s drug regulator banned the sale of medicines produced from the firm’s
Chikalthana plant in the world’s biggest pharma market. More...

KKR Set to Pick Up 35% Stake in Gland Pharma

(Arun Kumar , 28-Nov-2013 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

At about . 1,300 crore, it will be one of the largest private equity deals in pharmaceutical sector More...

Wockhardt’s 2nd plant faces US ban

(Rupali Mukherjee , 28-Nov-2013 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Drug major Wockhardt suffered a huge blow on Wednesday with the US Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) banning products shipped from its key plant located at Chikalthana in Maharashtra. More...

Centre mulling new premises for Intellectual Property Appellate Board in Chennai
(Aparna Ramalingam , 27-Nov-2013 , The Times Of India)
The Union commerce ministry is in the process of setting up new premises for the Intellectual Property
Appellate Board (IPAB) here. More...

Industry to benefit from utility model for patents

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 27-Nov-2013 , Business Standard)

After the elections, Centre may bring an amendment in the 2014 sessions of the Parliament, to accept
the utility model in Indian Patent Act More...

Government mulls stricter norms for patents in pharma space

(Soma Das , 27-Nov-2013 , The Economic Times)

In a move that could usher in more transparency in the pharma patent landscape, the Indian Patent
Office is considering a proposal that seeks to make it mandatory for drug firms to disclose the WHO-
assigned generic names of drugs, whenever known, while applying for their patent. More...

EU lays down data protection steps for US

(27-Nov-2013 , The Economic Times)

The EU on Wednesday laid down steps Washington must take to restore trust after a huge spying
scandal, including giving EU citizens the right to US legal redress to protect personal data. More...

WTO deal teeters, some blame Indian electioneering

(Reuters , 27-Nov-2013 , NDTV)

India may hold the key to the credibility of the World Trade Organization and to a trillion-dollar trade
deal that apparently was derailed this week, diplomats in Geneva said on Tuesday. More...

Biocon, Mylam get approval for biosimilar of cancer drug Herceptin

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 26-Nov-2013 , Livemint)

Biocon says the biosimilar Trastuzumab will be sold in India under the brand name Canmab. More...

Sony seeks ‘SmartWig’ patent in US

(Grace Huang , 26-Nov-2013 , Livemint)

SmartWig hairpieces can be used to navigate, check blood pressure or control a slideshow and can
communicate wirelessly with another device. More...

Govt should not interfere with cross-fertilisation in Indian pharma sector

(Habil Khorakiwala , 26-Nov-2013 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

The last 10 years in the Indian pharmaceutical industry have been characterised by many events that
led to its stellar performance. More...

The NDTV Dialogues: Why is India's healthcare in critical condition?

(Sonia Singh , 25-Nov-2013 ,

India's health parameters are amongst the worst in the world right now and a child born in India today
has less chances of survival than in Nepal or Bangladesh. On The NDTV Dialogues, Dr Srinath Reddy,
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Dr Binayak Sen and Dr Ashok Seth join NDTV's Sonia Singh to look at why
India's healthcare is in a critical condition. More...

Suggestion of WTO complaint irks public health workers in India

(P. T. Jyothi Datta , 25-Nov-2013 , Business Line)

A US trade lawyer’s observation on the possibility of hauling India to the World Trade Organisation, “for
violating international patent treatises”, has ruffled feathers back in India. More...

European Patent Office to slash fee to euro 5,000 by 2015

(BS Reporter | Hyderabad , 25-Nov-2013 , Business Standard)

Says lack of complete database on Indian patents slowing down patent filing by local inventors. More...

Indian health activists move to prevent Gilead’s drug patent

(Andrew Jack in London , 24-Nov-2013 , The Financial Times )

Indian health activists are seeking to prevent Gilead from patenting its new treatment for Hepatitis C in
the country in a fresh battle over affordable access to medicine. More...

Gilead’s patent application on hepatitis C drug opposed

(P. T. Jyothi Datta , 23-Nov-2013 , Business Line)

US drug-maker Gilead Sciences’ patent application on hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir has been opposed at
the Indian Patent Office by legal group I-MAK — Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge. More...

Samsung shares rise despite patent case setback

(AFP , 22-Nov-2013 , The Times Of India)

South Korean markets took in stride a US federal jury's order for Samsung to pay $290 million in
damages to Apple, with Samsung shares going up 0.69% on Friday. More...

Now, a bid to trademark ‘stem cells’

(Bindu D. Menon , 22-Nov-2013 , Business Line)

After bima (insurance) and manjal (turmeric), a company now wants to be the brand owner of the word
‘stem cell’. More...

India, EU should address regulatory problems, tariff issues

(PTI , 22-Nov-2013 , The Economic Times)

Seeking deeper co-operation with India, European Union today said both sides need to work on
eliminating tariff barriers and regulatory difficulties in their bilateral economic exchanges. More...

Creative Commons: thinking beyond copyright

(T. Ramachandran , 22-Nov-2013 , The Hindu)

Are there ways of going beyond copyright when it comes to promoting and sharing original work and
content online? Yes, think of Creative Commons, which has been relaunched in India. More...
Biocon ups generic war with nod for Roche's cancer drug clone
(Soma Das , 22-Nov-2013 , The Economic Times)

Two months after the Swiss innovator firm Roche threw in a surprise by announcing that it would no
longer pursue a patent on breast cancer drug Herceptin in India, it will have to brace up for generic
competition, probably much earlier than it anticipated. More...

India’s monopoly regime stops us from making many drugs here: Cipla’s Hamied
( C.H. Unnikrishnan , 22-Nov-2013 , Livemint)

Cipla’s market is not India alone and it has to go global, says Yusuf K. Hamied, who stepped down as
MD in February. More...

US Jury awards Apple $290 million in Samsung patent case

(AFP , 22-Nov-2013 , The Economic Times)

A US federal jury Thursday ordered Samsung to pay $290 million in damages to Apple in a partial retrial
of the blockbuster patent case involving the two smartphone giants. More...

Microsoft sues Acacia over smartphone patents

(Reuters , 21-Nov-2013 , The Times Of India)

Microsoft filed a lawsuit against Acacia Research, charging that Acacia broke a contract to license various
smartphone and mobile computing technologies to Microsoft. More...

US house panel passes bill targeting ‘patent trolls’

( Reurtes , 21-Nov-2013 , Livemint)

The bill requires companies filing infringement lawsuits to provide specific details on what patent is
infringed, how it is used. More...

IPAB revokes a patent of US-based Kibow Biotech

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 20-Nov-2013 , Business Standard)

The revocation petition was filed by the Indian firm after it was challenged by Kibow Biotech in the
Madras High Court. More...

Samsung sued for patent infringement

(AFP , 20-Nov-2013 , The Times Of India)

A Taiwanese electronics company said that it has filed a lawsuit against South Korean tech giant
Samsung for allegedly infringing on its optics technology patents. More...

Expiry of patent to make rheumatic drugs cheap

(Shimona Kanwar , 20-Nov-2013 , The Times Of India)

With the patent date of drugs used in the treatment of rheumatic diseases nearing its expiry, those
suffering with the crippling disease would soon be able to afford the expensive treatment. More...
When Cadbury replaced its eclairs
(Viveat Susan Pinto | Mumbai , 19-Nov-2013 , Business Standard)

Mondelez, the parent, recently, was asked to remove three of its Chocolate Eclairs label trademarks by
the Intellectual Property Appellate Board following a case lodged by rival ITC. More...

Emerging economies' trademark filings rise

(AAP , 18-Nov-2013 , Yahoo Finance)

Emerging economies have almost tripled their trademark applications over the past three decades,
underscoring the growing store they place in branding, the World Intellectual Property Organisation
says. More...

‘It’s Wholly Reasonable for India to Think About Pricing’

(Divya Rajagopal & Sagar Malviya , 18-Nov-2013 , The Economic Times,Mumbai)

Glaxo CEO Andrew Witty says MNCs need to look at things from India’s perspective. It might hurt to go
through price adjustments but there are alternative ways to have a good dialogue More...

'Superbugs may erase medical advances'

(Charlie Cooper , 18-Nov-2013 , The Times of India, Mumbai.)

Even Routine Operations Could Become Deadly 'In The Very Near Future', say Doctors. More...

Whose tribunal is it anyway?

(Justice Prabha Sridevan , 18-Nov-2013 , The Hindu)

The independence of specialist tribunals must be ensured. But this is not happening, as the functioning
of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board shows More...

WikiLeaks expose: Drug makers see red

(Sushmi Dey | New Delhi , 16-Nov-2013 , Business Standard)

Approach govt to open negotiations on generics More...

Natco wins patent war against Teva

(Fe Bureau : New Delhi/ Hyderabad , 15-Nov-2013 , The Indian Express)

Hyderabad based-Natco Pharma has won a patent battle against Israeli drug giant Teva
Pharmaceuticals, which could enable it to launch a generic version of the multiple sclerosis drug
Copaxone in the US market in 2014. More...

Emerging economies' trademark filings climb sharply: WIPO

(AFP | Geneva , 14-Nov-2013 , Business Standard)

Emerging economies have almost tripled their trademark applications over the past three decades,
underscoring the growing store they place in branding, the World Intellectual Property Organization said
today. More...

Apple wants $380 mn in patent trial with Samsung

(PTI , 14-Nov-2013 , Business Line)
Apple demanded today that Samsung Electronics pay it $380 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad
features, as a billion-dollar patent fight between the world’s two biggest smartphone makers resumed in
a Silicon Valley courtroom. More...

Jury selection starts in Samsung-Apple patent trial

(DPA , 13-Nov-2013 , Business Line)

Smartphone giants Apple and Samsung renewed their US court battle on Tuesday in a trial to determine
damages for Samsung’s violation of Apple’s iPhone and iPad patents. More...

Ignorance to blame for basmati setback

(TNN , 11-Nov-2013 , The Times Of India)

Indian inventors lack the knowledge of patenting and hence lose out to international competitors.

Government rejects BDR Pharma's CL application for anti-cancer drug

(PTI , 10-Nov-2013 , The Economic Times)

The government has rejected a compulsory licensing application by BDR Pharmaceuticals to manufacture
the generic version of patented anti-cancer drug 'Dasatinib', a decision that is seen as evidence that IP
rules prevail in India. More...

Rakesh Roshan to pursue Krrish 3 copyright violation case

(Geety Sahgal , 9-Nov-2013 , The Indian Express)

Rakesh Roshan is a relieved man that the Bombay HC did not entertain an appeal by Uday Singh Rajput.

Reliance Telecom's domain name plea rejected

(LUBNA KABLY , 8-Nov-2013 , The Times Of India)

The company filed a complaint against the domain name holder with World Intellectual Property
Organisation (WIPO), an international arbitration service provider for settlement of domain name
disputes. More...

Cadbury loses battle with ITC over Chocolate Eclairs

(Sanjay Vijayakumar , 07-Nov-2013 , The Times Of India)

After Kellogg's and Bata, it is now the turn of Cadbury to lose a trademark for non-use, 'eclairs' in this
case, leaving experts intrigued as to why the chocolate maker couldn't come up with enough evidence of
its use when asked in a court. More...

Apple patents tech for tracking homes via iPhone

(ANI , 06-Nov-2013 , The Times Of India)

Apple has reportedly patented a technology that would allow users to track certain events in their home
while they are commuting back home or away for a holiday. More...

It’s strategies sans frontiers in pharma patent filings

(Pallavi Ail , 6-Nov-2013 , The Financial Express)

Despite seemingly strict criteria, pharmaceutical patents are not that hard to come by in India More...

Takeda drags DRL to US court for infringement

(ENS Economic Bureau - HYDERABAD , 6-Nov-2013 , The Indian Express )

Japanese pharma major Teijin Ltd and Takeda Pharmaceutical USA Inc together dragged city-based Dr
Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (DRL) to a US court allegedly for infringing their patent. More...

Japan's Eisai to launch breast cancer drug in India

(DIVYA RAJAGOPAL , 6-Nov-2013 , The Economic Times)

Japan's Eisai Pharma, a 741 billion yen ( Rs 46,439-crore) pharma major, is slated to launch in India its
novel anti-cancer drug Eribulin, sold under the brand name of Halaven, as part of its strategy to expand
its presence in the emerging markets. More...

Strong patent regime needed for GM crops, says MoS Tariq Anwar
(IANS , 05-Nov-2013 , The Economic Times)

Congress 2013 began here Tuesday with union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar calling for a
strong patent regime to regulate genetically modified (GM) crops in the country. More...

In patent fight, IBM's arsenal dwarfs Twitter's

(Reuters , 05-Nov-2013 , The Times Of India)

International Business Machines Corp's patent demand against Twitter Inc as it approaches an initial
public offering highlights how few patents the social media company possesses compared with the
established tech players. More...

GI tag: applications filed for eight articles

(Special Correspondent , 05-Nov-2013 , The Hindu)

Applications have been submitted for getting Geographical Indication (GI) tag for eight articles,
according to P.Sanjai Gandhi, Geographical Indication (GI) Attorney and Additional Government Pleader.

Samsung extends patent licence deal with Nokia

(Reuters , 4-Nov-2013 , The Times Of India)

Finland's Nokia said Samsung Electronics has extended a phone patent licence agreement between the
two companies for five years. More...

BDR’s compulsory licence bid for MNC cancer drug rejected

(Rupali Mukherjee , 31-Oct-2013 , The Times OF India)

India's second compulsory licensing application filed by domestic company BDR Pharma on dasatinib, an
anti-cancer drug patented by Bristol-Myers Squibb, has been rejected by the Indian Patent Office,
denying millions of patients access to the affordable version at a fraction of the cost of the patented one.
Nokia wins mobile patent judgment in UK against HTC
(Reuters , 30-Oct-2013 , The Economic Times)

Finnish telecoms group Nokia scored another victory on Wednesday in its patent battle against Taiwan-
based rival HTC Corporation with a British court ruling in its favour over mobile telecoms technology.

IPAB refuses use of trademark 'Sony' by India's AB Textiles

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 29-Oct-2013 , Business Standard)

The IPAB came down heavily on the decision of the deputy registrar in refusing the Japanese firm's
opposition and allowing the textile firm to register the trade mark. More...

IPAB refuses use of TM 'Sony' by Indian firm

(Gireesh Babu , 28-Oct-2013 , Business Standard)

Sides with Sony Corp in trademark case. More...

Samsung files patent to rival Google Glass

(26-Oct-2013 , DNA)

The South Korean firm's patent, filed on March 8, shows that it is working on a device it calls 'Sports
Glasses' that are likely its response to Google's Internet-connected eyewear. More...

Getting IP owners to blow the whistle can check piracy

(TNN , 26-Oct-2013 , The Times Of India)

Containing infringement of intellectual property rights and piracy will require efforts to educate people
about its impact. More...

Samsung files patent to rival Google Glass

(ANI , 26-Oct-2013 , DNA)

The South Korean firm's patent, filed on March 8, shows that it is working on a device it calls 'Sports
Glasses' that are likely its response to Google's Internet-connected eyewear. More...

GIPC urges India to strengthen IP laws to utilize its vast knowledge pool and create more
(Our Bureau , 25-Oct-2013 , Pharmabiz)

The US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Centre has urged India to encourage
innovation in the country and strengthen its Intellectual Property laws to utilize its vast knowledge pool
and create more jobs. More...

Emerging markets like Brazil, South Africa initiate reforms in patent laws in line with India’s
IP policy
(ET Bureau , 24-Oct-2013 , The Economic Times)

Days before the Supreme Court ruled that Novartis’ cancer drug Glivec is not a new invention good
enough to be granted patent in April, a top executive of Pfizer had told a US Congress sub-committee,
“India’s action reverberates far beyond its borders.” More...
US pharma firms lobby to protect patents in India
(Amiti Sen , 23-Oct-2013 , Business Line)

US pharma majors are putting pressure on the Government to stop issuing permits to domestic
companies for making low-priced copies of patented life saving drugs. More...

India yet to seriously take up loopholes in new EU regulation on customs enforcement

(Joseph Alexander, New Delhi , 22-Oct-2013 , Pharmabiz)

India is yet to seriously take up with the European Union the alleged loopholes in the recent EU
regulation on customs enforcement of intellectual property rights even as the public interest groups
claimed that the new regulation was nothing better than the original one of 2003 that led to the seizure
of Indian generic drugs and could pose serious hurdles again for Indian industry. More...

'India has failed to recognise IP rights;deterring investors'

(PTI , 21-Oct-2013 , The Economic Times)

A US trade body has asked India to spur innovation and strengthen its intellectual property laws, saying
failure to recognise IP rights was dissuading investors and keeping Indian economy in a logjam. More...

?'India is committing selective genocide in healthcare'

(Rema Nagarajan , 20-Oct-2013 , The Times Of India)

The recent release of the documentary Fire in the Blood has revived the debate on whether patents
block access to life-saving medicines. More...

When patents, not patients, matter more

(Narayan Lakshman , 19-Oct-2013 , The Hindu)

Neither the long-term health of their clientele nor the affordability or true effectiveness of a drug
matches profit-making as a motivator for drug companies. More...

PGI for patent cell to market research

(Shimona Kanwar , 19-Oct-2013 , The Times Of India)

In a recent open house the PGI faculty sought the director's permission to allow their medical research
to be translated into marketable commodities for affordable healthcare. More...

Samsung offers to stop patent lawsuits in Europe

(AP , 18-Oct-2013 , The Times Of India)

Samsung Electronics has offered not to launch any patent lawsuits over key mobile telephone
technology in Europe for the coming five years, in hopes of avoiding a fine from the European
Commission. More...

Samsung offers concessions to EU in patent case

(AP , 17-Oct-2013 , The Times Of India)

The European Commission is calling for comments or objections to a proposal by Samsung to end one
type of patent dispute over mobile telephones in Europe for the coming five years. More...
Invention to detect fake currency gets US patent
(Laxmi Ajai Prasanna , 15-Oct-2013 , The Times Of India)

Rarely though there is a 400 per cent increase in counterfeit currency circulation in the country
according to the national financial intelligence unit. More...

Nokia India tax dispute: India to discuss case WTO cooperation with Finland
(fe Bureau , 15-Oct-2013 , Financial Express)

Nokia's dispute with Indian tax authorities is likely to figure in a high level bilateral meeting. More...

New Ferrari revealed in patent images

(Autocar India , 14-Oct-2013 , Hindustan Times)

Several official illustrations, which appeared online after being submitted for design registration, show
the new Ferrari in detail. More...

Madras HC sets aside IPAB order in Enercon GmbH patent case

(Gireesh Babu | Chennai , 11-Oct-2013 , Business Standard)

Court has directed IPAB to look at maintainability of petition filed by Indian partner and submit its
decision within two months. More...

Samsung gadgets to face US import ban over Apple patent row

(ANI , 09-Oct-2013 , Business Standard)

Apple won a case at the US International Trade Commission that found Samsung had infringed the two
patents. More...

US patents granted to inventions to contain suicide bombers

(Bloomberg , 7-Oct-2013 , The Economic Times)

Among the recently granted US patents is an invention to contain suicide bombers, technology that
prevents you from getting shot, and a way to rest in peace. More...

Indian pharma majors step up R&D spend by 19.7% in 2012-13

(Sanjay Pingle, Mumbai , 7-Oct-2013 , Pharmabiz)

Expenditures on Research & Development by 30 leading Indian pharmaceutical companies have gone up
significantly by 19.7 per cent during the year ended March 2013 over the previous year. More...

The right cure for pharma frauds

(KPMG , 06-Oct-2013 , Business Line)

Drugs estimated at $116 billion are going off-patent in the next five years. More...

Kalanamak rice, ‘Buddha’s gift’, awarded GI tag

(Manish Raj , 4-Oct-2013 , The Times Of India)
If you think Basmati rice, a subject of many patent battles, is the best, here is Kalanamak rice More...

Ispat Nigam Limited eyes patent route to consolidate position

(Manish , 03-Oct-2013 , The Times Of India)

State-run steel major Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited which expects to complete its 6.3 million tonnes
per annum expansion plan soon, now also aims to strengthen its research and development wing to
consolidate its position in the steel industry. More...

India's IPR regime - Moving beyond the myths of US pharma

(Hemant Krishan Singh & Aman Raj Khanna , 03-Oct-2013 , Business Standard)

It is time for the Indian government to address the growing trust deficit with foreign pharmaceutical
manufacturers on the question of IPRs and improve the enforcement of patent protection. More...

US, EU irked by India’s compulsory licence plan for green technologies

(Amiti Sen , 02-Oct-2013 , Business Line)

The US and the EU have raised strong objections to India’s decision to allow compulsory licensing in the
green technology sector. More...

Restricting FDI in pharma may prove counter-productive

(Subir Roy | Kolkata , 1-Oct-2013 , Business Standard)

One way India can ensure supply of cheap generics is by reviving the half-dead state-owned pharma
companies. More...

Patent battles healthy for pharma

(Rajeshwari Hariharan , 30-Sep-2013 , DNA)

The Indian pharma space has seen a number of battles between innovators and generic companies —
the Novartis war and Merck-Glenmark being one of the recent ones. More...

‘Patan Patola’ gets GI registration

(R. Sivaraman , 30-Sep-2013 , The Hindu)

Patan Patola a double-sided saree from Gujarat and a favourite of Congress president Sonia Gandhi has
got recognition from Geographical Indication Registry. More...

Nilambur teak to get geographical indication tag soon

(T P Nijish , 30-Sep-2013 , The Times Of India)

Nilambur teak will soon become the first forest resource from India to get GI (geographical indication)
tag of World Trade Organisation. More...

Patent battles healthy for pharma

(Rajeshwari Hariharan , 30-Sep-2013 , DNA)

The Indian pharma space has seen a number of battles between innovators and generic companies the
Novartis war and Merck - Glenmark being one of the recent ones More...
TN distillery stopped from brewing French Cognac
(Express News Service - CHENNAI , 30-Sep-2013 , The New Indian Express)

The Madras High Court has restrained a firm in the State from manufacturing and selling a branded
liquor saying the brand name ‘French Cognac’ enjoyed Geographical Indication protection and that it
exclusively belonged to a French company. More...

Indian pharma market isn’t going to be that rosy

(Ramnath Subbu , 29-Sep-2013 , The Hindu)

Glenn Saldanha, Chairman & Managing Director, spoke to The Hindu on a range of issues in the
pharmaceutical industry. More...

DRL would infringe on Lunesta patent: US court

(Press Trust Of India : Hyderabad , 28-Sep-2013 , The Indian Express)

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
would infringe on the patent of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals blockbuster drug Lunesta. More...

New ordinance against piracy

(TNN , 28-Sep-2013 , The Times Of India)

However, the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012, which came into force in July 2012 following the
President's assent, has the provision for punishment up to two years along with a fine for dealing in fake
cassettes, CDs and DVDs. More...

Samsung moves to appease EU on Apple patent fight

(AFP , 27-Sep-2013 , The Economic Times)

South Korea's Samsung has answered accusations by Brussels that the company abused its dominant
market position by taking out unfair injunctions against rival Apple, the European Commission said on
Friday. More...

Dr Reddy’s loses insomnia drug patent case in US court

(Our Bureau , 27-Sep-2013 , Business Line)

A US Court of Appeals has ruled that Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd infringed on the patent of insomnia
drug Lunesta of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. More...

Obama to raise industry concerns at patent regime in India with Singh

(BS Reporter | New Delhi , 27-Sep-2013 , Business Standard)

Alliance for Free Trade with India today urged the US President to 'stand up for the American industry'.

Tech giants fear spread of patent wars to Europe

(Danny Hakim , 27-Sep-2013 , Business Standard)

The European headquarters of Google Inc in Dubin, Ireland. Google is concerned about a proposed
change in the European Union's patent court system. More...
Japan fines Apple for patent infringement
(IANS - TOKYO , 26-Sep-2013 , The New Indian Express)

Saito filed an application with Tokyo Customs for an injunction against iPod imports for the patent
infringement in 2007, said the report. More...

Refrain aggressive buying of large-cap pharma firms: G Chokkalingam, Centrum Wealth

(ET Now , 26-Sep-2013 , The Economic Times)

G Chokkalingam: I am nervous on very large-cap pharma companies because ever since the courts have
revoked patent for pharma companies, we have seen a lot of qualitative restriction, especially from the
US for Indian pharma companies. More...

Forest files patent suits against Lupin, Ranbaxy and others

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 26-Sep-2013 , Business Standard)

Joint lawsuits have been filed in the Court for the District of Delaware. More...

Cautious moves
(Sujay Mehdudia , 26-Sep-2013 , The Hindu)

Governments should safeguard public interests while negotiating Free Trade Agreements, says a CUTS
study. More...

US wants MNCs to have right to sue India abroad

(Rupali Mukherjee , 25-Sep-2013 , The Times Of India)

Most bilateral investment treaties include a broad definition of investment, covering just every aspect
from financial transactions to intellectual property to any form of asset, Dhar added. More...

Suven Life Sciences gains after securing three product patents

(Capital Market , 25-Sep-2013 , Business Standard)

Suven Life Sciences rose 2.29% to Rs 44.65 at 11:13 IST on BSE after the company said it has secured
three product patents corresponding to the new chemical entities for the treatment of disorders
associated with Neurodegenerative diseases. More...

Samsung, LG end patent dispute over display tech

(AFP , 24-Sep-2013 , The Times Of India)

South Korean electronic giants Samsung and LG have agreed to end a year-long battle over display
technology patents that spawned a series of lawsuits. More...

HTC violates Nokia's patents: US judge

(Reuters , 24-Sep-2013 , The Times Of India)

HTC Corporation infringed on two Nokia patents in making its mobile telephones and tablets, a judge
said in a preliminary ruling issued on Monday for the US International Trade Commission. More...
Kerala man gets US patent for device that generates power 'anywhere, anytime'
(Indo-Asian News Service , 24-Sep-2013 , NDTV)

MC David, a 57-year-old amateur magician from Kerala, has secured a US patent for an invention that
generates electricity "anywhere, anytime". More...

Samsung, LG end patent dispute on display technology

(AFP , 24-Sep-2013 , The Economic Times)

South Korean electronic giants Samsung and LG have agreed to end a year-long battle over display
technology patents that spawned a series of lawsuits. More...

Dr Reddy's plunges nearly 2% on patent infringement suit

(ECONOMIC TIMES.COM , 23-Sep-2013 , The Economic Times)

Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd plunged as much as 1.85 per cent in a weak market on Monday, after
Genzyme Corporation, a fully-owned subsidiary of drug major Sanofi-Aventis, filed a suit against Dr.
Reddy's Laboratories. More...

Pharmaceutical Price Regulation - Is the government being two-faced?

(DNA/Saurav Datta , 23-Sep-2013 , ZeeNews)

Pharmaceutical Prices Regulation- the government’s deception needs to be called out. More...

Genzyme Corporation files patent infringement suit against DRL

(PTI , 22-Sep-2013 , The Economic Times)

Genzyme Corporation, a fully-owned subsidiary of drug major Sanofi-Aventis, has filed a suit against Dr.
Reddy's Laboratories alleging that the Indian drug maker infringed patents of its blockbuster cancer drug
Mozobil on three counts. More...

Watson Laboratories send patent challenge notice to Ranbaxy for acne drug
(PTI , 20-Sep-2013 , The Economic Times)

Drug firm Ranbaxy Laboratories has said its US arm has received a notice from Watson Laboratories Inc,
challenging the patent of acne treatment drug Absorica. More...

Ranbaxy to contest US pharma company to protect drug patent

(Our Bureau , 20-Sep-2013 , Business Line)

Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc, the US-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd, has
received a Paragraph IV Certification Notice of filing from Watson Laboratories Inc of an Abbreviated
New Drug Application to the US Food and Drug Administration for a generic version of Absoric
(isotretinoin capsules), the company said in an official statement on Thursday. More...

Teva drug copy to boost Natco Pharma sales

(Bloomberg , 19-Sep-2013 , Livemint)

Natco says sales will jump 62% in two years once it starts selling generic version of Copaxone to treat
multiple sclerosis More...
Princeton Sues Princeton for a Share of Its Patent Millions
(David Voreacos and Susan Decker , 19-Sep-2013 , Business Week)

More than three decades ago, Princeton University professor Edward Taylor invented the compound that
became the anticancer drug Alimta. More...

Are Indian pharma companies being victimised by US FDA?

(Shishir Asthana | Mumbai , 17-Sep-2013 , Business Standard)

US FDA has increased its focus on Indian pharma cos but is it deliberate. More...

In pursuit of geographical indication tag

(S M Arun , 17-Sep-2013 , The Times Of India)

Geographical Indication tag has been sought for four products Erode turmeric, Salem mango, Hosur rose
and Namakkal makkal stone work that have a distinctive character compared to similar products from
other parts of the state. More...

Nagpur firm's drug developed for crop protection gets US patent

(Press Trust Of India | Ahmedabad , 16-Sep-2013 , Business Standard)

He claimed that this drug can reduce use of pesticides to the tune of Rs 50,000 cr. More...

US drug regulator red flags Ranbaxy, Strides

(HT Correspondent , 16-Sep-2013 , Hindustan Times)

The US drug regulator has blacklisted Ranbaxy Laboratories’ Mohali plant, its third factory to face such
an import ban, dealing a body blow to the company’s reputation and bringing its share prices crashing
by 30.3% on Monday. More...

India's War On Intellectual Property Rights May Bring With It A Body Count
(16-Sep-2013 , Forbes)

Last month, drug maker Roche withdrew its patents for the breast-cancer drug Herceptin in India — and
thus gave tacit approval to other companies to make low-cost generic versions of the drug. More...

Foreign drug makers won 77% of all patents in last 3 years

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 15-Sep-2013 , Livemint)

India issued 1,001 drug patents between April 2010 and March 2013, of which 771 were given to foreign
drug makers. More...

Amended Patents Act: Of medicines and increased back-room activities

(P. T. Jyothi Datta , 15-Sep-2013 , Business Line)

Multinational pharmaceutical companies such as Novartis have been major beneficiaries of India’s patent
regime. More...

Indian pharma draws more scrutiny as US exports rise

(Reuters | Mumbai , 14-Sep-2013 , Business Standard)

India produces nearly 40% of generic drugs and over-the-counter products and 10% of finished dosages
in the US. More...

Petition against trademark on temple dismissed

(Express News Service - KOCHI , 13-Sep-2013 , The New Indian Express)

The Kerala High Court on Thursday dismissed a plea against a decision by the Controller General of
Patents, Designs and Trademarks granting certificate of trademark on the picture of the deity at Attukal
Devi Temple and the description that the temple is the ‘Sabarimala of women.’ More...

Who used my Ajinomoto, the real maker asks

(Viveat Susan Pinto | Mumbai , 13-Sep-2013 , Business Standard)

The latter is a registered trademark of Ajinomoto Co Inc, a Japanese food ingredients major, which has
been operating in the domestic market for the last 10 years. More...

Interesting turn in Dasatinib patent war

(Rupali Mukherjee , 12-Sep-2013 , The Times Of India)

The BMS affidavit is an attempt ``to mislead the court through false information'', when the order by
the Patent Office has not been communicated officially, yet. This may influence the court decision,
Andreya Fernandes of the law firm said. More...

BDR Pharmaceuticals plea for compulsory licence on cancer drug rejected

(DIVYA RAJAGOPAL , 12-Sep-2013 , The Economic Times)

The Indian Patent Office has rejected Mumbai-based BDR Pharmaceuticals application for compulsory
licence on cancer drug Dasatinib according to an affidavit filed by Bristol Myers Squibb, the patent holder
for the drug. More...

Apple, Google back in court over mobile phone patent lawsuit

(Diane Bartz , 12-Sep-2013 , Reuters)

Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility on Wednesday squared off in court over whether a judge
should reopen a lawsuit in which the companies accuse one another of illegally using patented mobile
phone technology. More...

ApplGoogle back in court over mobile phone patent lawsuit

(Reuters , 12-Sep-2013 , The Economic Times)

Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility on Wednesday squared off in court over whether a judge
should reopen a lawsuit in which the companies accuse one other of illegally using their patented mobile
phone technology. More...

Samsung sued by Dyson over patent violation

(Reuters , 12-Sep-2013 , The Times Of India)

British manufacturer Dyson said it had begun legal action against Samsung Electronics, to protect
against what it claims is a "cynical rip off" by the Korean group of the British firm's patented technology.
Wockhardt stock soars on patent row settlement
(Sushmi Dey | New Delhi , 11-Sep-2013 , Business Standard)

Deal allows drug major to sell generic version of Neudexta from 2026. More...

Mylan will not shy away from pursuing ‘frivolous’ patents

(P. T. Jyothi Datta , 11-Sep-2013 , Business Line)

Multinational drug-maker Mylan has hinted that it is willing to get its hands dirty in India, even if this
meant pursuing frivolous or invalid patents to bring in less-expensive generic medicines. More...

Panel backs compulsory licence on cancer drug

(Vidya Krishnan , 11-Sep-2013 , Livemint)

If the DIPP approves the recommendation, it will be India’s second compulsory licence. More...

Siddhivinayak Temple trust moves to patent ' Mahaprasad'

(DNA , 11-Sep-2013 , Zee News)

The Siddhivinayak Temple Trust proposes to patent the mahaprasad laddus that it sells to devotees, who
visit the city’s most popular shrine to Lord Ganesh. More...

Losing ground to Big Pharma, bit by BIT

(Prabhash Ranjan/ Deepak Raju , 6-Sep-2013 , The Hindu)

India needs to revisit its bilateral investment treaties programme to ensure that multilateral gains on
patents are not lost. More...

Microsoft wins jury trial over Google’s patent licensing

(Bloomberg , 5-Sep-2013 , Livemint)

The jury in Seattle acts in its first day of deliberations and awards Microsoft about $14.5 million in
damages: reports More...

Salim-Javed settle with producers over copyright of Zanjeer

(PTI , 4-Sep-2013 , DNA)

Under section 38(3)(c) of the Act, a court can grant permanent injunction in cases where the defendant
invades plaintiff's right, and the invasion is such that compensation in money would not afford adequate
relief. More...

Roche had lost patent on breast cancer drug, Herceptin in Europe earlier
(Rupali Mukherjee , 04-Sep-2013 , The Times Of India)

Multinational pharmaceutical company Roche which decided to drop monopoly rights on its blockbuster
breast cancer drug, Herceptin in India, had lost the same patent in Europe earlier More...

Patent lies and convenient truths

(Shamnad Basheer , 4-Sep-2013 , The Hindu)
The attempt by U.S. pharma majors to falsely depict India as an under-protector of intellectual property
smacks of hypocrisy More...

Why Nokia didn't sell patents to Microsoft

(Reuters , 04-Sep-2013 , The Times Of India)

Nokia may have sold its handset business to Microsoft, but by hanging on to its valuable patent
portfolio, the Finnish company could also get a big future payoff at the expense of Android phone
makers. More...

Nokia patent move may mean big payoff post Microsoft

(Dan Levine , 4-Sep-2013 , Reuters)

Nokia may have sold its handset business to Microsoft Corp but by hanging on to its valuable patent
portfolio the Finnish company could also get a big future payoff at the expense of Android phone
makers. More...

Kolkata doctors patent neem extract to fight cancer

(Prithvijit Mitra , 3-Sep-2013 , The Times Of India)

A neem extract, which fortifies the immune system and helps fight cancer, has been patented by the
Chittaranjan National Cancer Research Institute. More...

Cost cutting: Silicon Valley patent office shelved

(AP , 02-Sep-2013 , The Times Of India)

Silicon Valley's high-tech firms are fighting what they consider a deeply personal federal cut this
summer that shelves a planned patent office in this innovation-fueled region. More...

Exhibition of Bengal sarees, handicrafts begins

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 30-Aug-2013 , Business Standard)

An exhibition of exquisite and exclusive handicrafts and handloom creations from West Bengal is on here
in the run up to the Durga Puja. More...

Indian patent law doesn't discriminate against US companies: IPA

(Soma Das, ET Bureau , 29-Aug-2013 , The Economic Times)

India's intellectual property policy doesn't discriminate against US firms, Indian Pharma Alliance (IPA)
representing major domestic drugmakers has told Pfizer's Intellectual Property chief Counsel Roy
Waldron. More...

Indian patent regime a thorn in the flesh of global drug makers: Arun Narasani
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru , 29-Aug-2013 , Pharmabiz)

Brain League IP Services and Origin IP Solutions LLP have expressed that India needs to be taken
seriously by global pharma majors when it comes to revoking of patents. More...

Govt refutes Novartis' allegations on patents

(PTI , 28-Aug-2013 , ZeeNews)
Tearing into the allegations made by Novartis on India's 'discriminatory' patent practices, the
government has said global firms, including the Swiss drug major, have benefited more from the
country's rules cornering over 80 percent of the patents granted. More...

Patent regime not discriminatory, India tells Novartis

(Special Correspondent , 28-Aug-2013 , The Hindu)

Commerce Secretary S. R. Rao has asserted that global firms, including Swiss drug major Novartis AG,
have benefited more from the country’s rules. More...

More companies take to trademarks

(Our Bureau , 28-Aug-2013 , Business Line)

An increasing number of Indian companies are registering their trademarks. More...

Chennai region has the highest number of patents filed in India

(Express News Service - CHENNAI , 28-Aug-2013 , Indian Express)

Chennai region has the highest number of patents filed in India and it accounts for 30 to 35 per cent of
the total patents filed last year, according to Chaitanya Prasad, controller general of patents, designs,
trademarks and registrar of geographical indications. More...

Right prescription for pharma

(S. Srinivasan , 28-Aug-2013 , Business Line)

The Parliamentary Standing Committee report is correct in recommending a cautious approach to FDI in
pharma. More...

Applications for registering trademark increasing 12% annually

(Press Trust of India | Chennai , 27-Aug-2013 , Business Standard)

The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks under the Commerce Ministry has received
over 1.94 lakh applications from industries for registering their trademarks in the last fiscal and it is
growing at 12% annually, a top official said today. More...

RCI getting ready to patent its technology

(Jatinder Kaur Tur , 27-Aug-2013 , The Times Of India)

Research Centre Imarat is all set to go for patenting of its products and technologies, its director G
Satheesh Reddy said during the organization's silver jubilee celebrations. More...

Dictionary words in software patent guidelines puzzle industry

(C.H. Unnikrishnan | Leslie D’Monte , 26-Aug-2013 , Livemint)

Terms not defined in draft guidelines on patents for computer-related inventions leaves room for
misinterpretation. More...

Techie's plastic-to-fuel device passes patent office tests

(Manish Raj, TNN , 26-Aug-2013 , The Times Of India)
Is necessity the mother of invention? Well, not always. More...

Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance slams US over charges on Indian patent law

(PTI , 25-Aug-2013 , The Economic Times)

Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance has contested US allegations that India's patent Act is discriminatory and
said America can go to WTO's dispute settlement mechanism if such is the case. More...

IPA slams US over charges on Indian patent law

(Press Trust of India | New Delhi , 25-Aug-2013 , Business Standard)

Says, America can go to WTO's dispute settlement mechanism More...

Microsoft, Motorola set for second round of trial over patents

(Bill Rigby | Dan Levine , 25-Aug-2013 , Livemint)

The argument between the companies is just one facet of a wide-ranging global patent war surrounding
smartphone and Internet technology. More...

Patent litigation case: Apple, Samsung do not have to disclose profit details
(Reuters , 24-Aug-2013 , The Indian Express)

Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd do not have to make public the financial details submitted to
a US court during high-profile patent litigation, a federal appeals panel ruled on Friday. More...

Judge upholds $1.17 billion patent verdict against Marvell

(Bernard Vaughan , 24-Aug-2013 , Yahoo News)

A federal judge on Friday upheld a $1.17 billion award a jury imposed on chipmaker Marvell Technology
Group Ltd for infringing two patents held by Carnegie Mellon University. More...

Google buys patents from Apple Inc product manufacturer Hon Hai
(Reuters : San Francisco , 24-Aug-2013 , The Indian Express)

Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry said it sold Google Inc part of a patent portfolio involving the
superimposition of virtual images on real-world photos. More...

Ratlami Sev all set to get global recognition

(Vivek Trivedi, Daily News & Analysis , 23-Aug-2013 , Daily Bhaskar)

Ratlami Sev renowned for its unique crispiness and non-staining quality is all set to attain global
recognition as an application has been filed for receiving Geographical Indication certification for this
product. More...

Individual cases to dictate MNC drug cos’ approach to patents

(DIVYA RAJAGOPAL , 22-Aug-2013 , The Economic Times)

Swiss drug maker Roche's move to give up its India patent for anti-cancer drug Herceptin is unlikely to
set a precedent for multinational drug manufacturers, a lobby group of MNC drug manufacturers said.
Compulsory Licenses and “Statements of Working” in India
(Michael Lin , 21-Aug-2013 , IPWatchDog)

This brief note provides an update of the quickly-changing Compulsory License and Statement of
Working situations in India. More...

Serum, Univ of Pune bag US patent for new vaccine adjuvant from Ashwagandha
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru , 21-Aug-2013 , Pharmabiz)

Serum Institute of India and the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Pune’s work
leading to an innovative product and technology using Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera as vaccine
adjuvant has received the US patent. More...

1.58 lakh patent applications pending for examination: Govt

(PTI , 20-Aug-2013 , The Hindu)

As many as 1.58 lakh patent applications are pending for examination before the government due to
manpower shortage, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. More...

AOL patent sale case dismissed

(Reuters , 20-Aug-2013 , The Times Of India)

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit accusing AOL and some of its executives of fraud for
repurchasing 14.8 million shares in 2011 without disclosing that the company would sell a $1 billion
portfolio of patents to Microsoft months later More...

IPAB revokes one more patent of Aloys Wobben in a petition of Enercon India
(BS Reporter | Chennai , 18-Aug-2013 , Business Standard)

This is the fourth patent of Wobben the Appellate Board revokes since the beginning of June this year.

Novartis lashes out at India for not respecting IPR

(PTI , 18-Aug-2013 , Business Line)

Hitting out at India’s way of dealing with Intellectual Property Rights issues, drug major Novartis has
said India is losing investments in research and development from MNCs to China due to lack of an
ecosystem that fosters innovation. More...

Cipla chief calls for ‘obligatory’ drug licensing

(PTI , 17-Aug-2013 , The Hindu)

The Chairman of pharmaceutical firm Cipla has asked the Indian government to push for ‘obligatory
licensing’ of drugs to improve access to essential medicines in the Third World. More...

Roche's patent pain to be Biocon's gain

(Reghu Balakrishnan , 17-Aug-2013 , Business Standard)

Indian firm to soon launch copycat of anti-breast-cancer drug. More...

Swiss drug major Roche to drop anti-cancer drug Herceptin patent in India
(DIVYA RAJAGOPAL , 16-Aug-2013 , The Economic Times)

Swiss drug major Roche has decided not to pursue its patent for anti-cancer drug Herceptin, the patent
which had come up for extension till 2019, paving the way for generic drug makers to manufacture this
drug. More...

No hostile climate for US-based companies: Nirupama Rao

(PTI , 15-Aug-2013 , The Economic Times)

In the op-ed,'India honors not dishonors patent laws', Rao said the most prominently cited example of
alleged patent infringement is actually a case study in patent protection. More...

No plans to restore Herceptin patent in India, says Roche

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 15-Aug-2013 , Livemint)

Move marks change in strategy by Roche, which was otherwise aggressive in protecting patents More...

Panel for FDI ban in pharma companies

(Mahendra Singh , 14-Aug-2013 , The Times Of India)

A Parliamentary panel has recommended a ban on foreign direct investment in existing pharmaceutical
companies, a suggestion which is going to provide ammunition to the commerce and industry ministry
that has been opposing the entry of overseas players that are acquiring stakes in Indian drug
manufacturers. More...

Roche misses renewal deadline, loses Herceptin patent in India

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 13-Aug-2013 , Livemint)

If Roche does not restore the patent in six months, manufacturers can legally produce the drug in the
country More...

Sudarshan Chemicals wins UK patent case

(Dileep Athavale , 13-Aug-2013 , The Times Of India)

The High Court of UK has exonerated Pune-based pigments and performance colorant manufacturer
Sudarshan Chemicals in a patent-related appeal raised by German chemicals major Clariant Produkte
(Deutschland) and awarded costs and damages for wrongful threats to Sudarshan. More...

Ajanta Pharma succeeds in revoking 2 Allergan patents

(Our Bureau, Mumbai , 12-Aug-2013 , Pharmabiz)

In yet another landmark victory to the Indian patent scenario, Ajanta Pharma, a specialty focused
pharmaceutical formulation company, emerged successful in revoking two composition patents of
Allergan Inc. used for eye-related treatments. More...

iWar and Peace

(Reynolds Holding , 12-Aug-2013 , Business Standard)

Apple appeal may bring smartphone patent ceasefire More...

Drug companies seek PM role in new pricing enforcement
(Soma Das , 12-Aug-2013 , The Economic Times)

Top domestic drugmakers have urged the prime minister's office to intervene in the manner the new
drug pricing control order is being implemented, complaining that 'all sections of the pharmaceutical
industry are frustrated'. More...

Sun Pharma to pay Rs 2,517 crore to settle patent suit

(PTI , 11-Aug-2013 , The Economic Times)

Drug firm Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has said it will pay its dues of Rs 2,517.41 crore soon as part of
settlement agreement with Wyeth(now a division of Pfizer Inc.) and Altana Pharma AG (now known as
Takeda GmbH). More...

Apple wins patent fight against Samsung

(ANI , 11-Aug-2013 , DNA)

As the ITC has sent the findings to President Barack Obama to be reviewed within 60 days and if he
gives his veto, Samsung might as well be out of the US market. More...

New vaccine adjuvant from 'Ashwagandha' gets US patent

(Vishwas Kothari , 10-Aug-2013 , The Times Of India)

The US patent office has granted patent to an innovative industry-academia research project that has
led to a new vaccine adjuvant extracted from ' Ashwagandha', also known as Indian Ginseng, a
medicinal plant used in Ayurveda as an immunity enhancer. More...

Sun Pharma posts R1,276 cr Q1 loss on patent settlement

(ENS Economic Bureau , 10-Aug-2013 , The Indian Express)

India's largest pharmaceutical firm by market capitalisation, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, on Friday
reported a net loss of Rs 1,276.1 crore for the April-June quarter, resulting from an exceptional charge
on account of the settlement in a patent infringement litigation related to generic versions of Protonix.

IPAB revokes two patents of Allergan's ophthalmic drugs

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 09-Aug-2013 , Business Standard)

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board has revoked two patents related to two ophthalmic drugs of
US-based Allergan Inc, finding that the claimed inventions were obvious. More...

Allergan loses patents for two drugs

(R. Sivaraman , 09-Aug-2013 , The Hindu)

Ajantha Pharma alleged that the patent was obtained on false representation More...

India revokes patents on Allergan eye drugs Ganfort and Combigan

(Reuters , 9-Aug-2013 , The Economic Times)

India revoked patents on two of Allergan Inc's eye drugs on Thursday, the latest in a series of
intellectual property setbacks suffered by Western drugmakers. More...
Apple vs Google: Court ruling revives patent case
(Reuters , 08-Aug-2013 , The Times Of India)

A US appeals court ruled that Apple should be able to renew its arguments at the International Trade
Commission that Google's Motorola Mobility unit violated two patents relating to the iPhone. More...

Javed Akhtar's on a copyright mission

(Subhash K Jha , 6-Aug-2013 , DNA)

After taking up the issue of copyright and royalty rights for Bollywood writers, Akhtar now wants to
highlight cross-border copyright infringement More...

Low IPR awareness costing Indian SMEs heavily

(Komal Amit Gera | Chandigarh , 05-Aug-2013 , Business Standard)

All states in India now have patent facilitation centres and SMEs need to consult them to find out how
they can benefit from them More...

Kolkota Patent Office denies reports of partly revoking patent to Roche’s cancer drug
(Our Bureau, New Delhi , 05-Aug-2013 , Pharmabiz)

Patent authorities in India have denied reports that India had partly revoked patent granted to Roche for
its breast cancer drug herceptin. More...

Patent Office clarifies action on Roche application

(Our Bureau , 05-Aug-2013 , Business Line)

Says drug-maker ignored opportunities to be heard. More...

Roche lost Herceptin patent due to procedural problems

(Vidya Krishnan , 4-Aug-2013 , Livemint)

Health ministry says patent for the breast cancer drug had lapsed due to procedural delays on the part
of the Swiss company. More...

India partly revokes Roche cancer drug patent

(Reuters , 04-Aug-2013 , The Times Of India)

India has partly revoked patents granted to Roche Holding AG for its breast cancer drug Herceptin, a
spokesman for the drugmaker confirmed on Sunday. More...

Apple import veto risks undermining patent protection push

(James Politi , 04-Aug-2013 , CNBC)

President Barack Obamas move to overturn a looming import ban on older iPhone and iPad models
favoring Apple over Samsung in a long running legal battle risks undermining the US administration's
aggressive push for stricter intellectual property regimes around the world. More...
GSK’s breast cancer drug patent upheld till 2019
(Rupali Mukherjee , 3-Aug-2013 , The Times Of India)

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board has upheld a patent granted on the original compound
(lapatinib) of GSK's breast cancer drug, Tykerb, which ensures monopoly rights on the drug till 2019 in
the domestic market. More...

Organic kaipad rice set to get pride of place

(Byju Aryad | ENS - KOCHI , 02-Aug-2013 , The New Indian Express)

Kaipad, a rice variety from the state, will soon receive a Geographical Indications tag. More...

IPAB upholds patent on basic compound of GSK's breast cancer drug

(Rupali Mukherjee , 02-Aug-2013 , The Times Of India)

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has upheld a patent granted on the original compound
(lapatinib) of GSK's breast cancer drug, Tykerb, which ensures monopoly rights on the drug till 2019 in
the domestic market. More...

In desi Viagra market, companies fight over names

(Manish Raj , 2-Aug-2013 , The Times Of India)

Kamagra Silagra, Edegra, Penegra, Zenegra the complete list can fill reams. More...

Delhi HC reserves verdict on MSD-Glenmark drug patent row

(PTI , 01-Aug-2013 , Livemint)

US firm had earlier appealed against the order refusing to restrain Glenmark from manufacturing Zita
and Zita-Met. More...

India Asks U.S. To Stiffen Their Own Laws on Patent Regime

(SiliconIndia , 01-Aug-2013 , SiliconIndia)

For some time now the U.S. government was criticizing India’s laws on intellectual property rules.

GI tag for Nagpur orange, Dharmavaram saris

(Sharath S. Srivatsa , 1-Aug-2013 , The Hindu)

The juicy Nagpur orange, the famous tribal Warli art, Dharmavaram saris and Kerala’s Kaipad rice have
been cleared for inclusion in Geographical Indications registry in the country. More...

India asks US to tighten patent regime to curb misuse

(Amiti Sen , 31-Jul-2013 , Business Standard)

Our intellectual property rules are in compliance with global rules, says Govt. More...

Mirna Therapeutics Announces Important Expansion of microRNA Patent Portfolio

(AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE) , 30-Jul-2013 , Yahoo)

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Allows microRNA Mimic Composition of Matter Patent. More...
Patents are not just about pharma
(RISHIKESHA T. KRISHNAN , 30-Jul-2013 , Business Line)

Innovators in IT and other sectors need protection as well. More...

Obama’s recent orders on ‘patent trolls’ could impact biotech cos more than pharma cos
(Nandita Vijay , 30-Jul-2013 , Pharmabiz)

Intellectual Property has been a strategic tool for business advantage in the developed regions for quite
a while now. More...

Natco Pharma up 20% post US ruling on Copaxone patent case

(29-Jul-2013 , Money Control)

We are pleased to announce the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruling, reversing a district
court's finding related to Teva's US patent for Copaxone," Natco said in its filing More...

Domestic IPR: Dependence on imported equipment proves costly

(T. E. Raja Simhan , 28-Jul-2013 , Business Line)

Large-scale dependence on imported equipment deprived the Indian telecom industry from developing
its own Intellectual Property Rights. More...

Small Indian retailer locked in trademark fight with Gap

(Abhaya Srivastava , 28-Jul-2013 , Livemint)

In March, the owners of Green the Gap were slapped with a legal notice by Gap asking them to change
their name within 14 days. More...

New techs to drive patent filings in India

(BS Reporter | Hyderabad , 26-Jul-2013 , Business Standard)

Patent filings in India would be more and more driven by new technologies, which are either kept secret
or patented. In line with this, there will be a big shift towards protection of innovation rather than just
granting the patents, said Chaitanya Prasad, Controller General of Patents, Design and Trade Marks,
Indian Patent Office. More...

S. Africa group writes to USTR in support of Indian drugs

(P. T. Jyothi Datta , 25-Jul-2013 , Business Line)

As India’s intellectual property protection policy comes under intense criticism in the United States a
pro-health group, South Africa’s Treatment Action Campaign, has come out in support of the Indian
generic drugs industry. More...

Google buys speech rec patents from SR Tech

(Richard Chirgwin , 24-Jul-2013 , The Register)

A company established last year to negotiate royalties from patents filed by previously low-profile
individuals from Cincinnati has vaulted into public eye courtesy of Google, which has bought rights to
two of its patents. More...
Natco drops Albupax launch despite overcoming patent, safety hurdles
(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 23-Jul-2013 , Livemint)

While Natco has been unable to launch its biosimilar version of the breast cancer drug, three other firms
have introduced theirs. More...

Price control, IP Act & regulatory framework: Revisiting some imp issues about Indian
(Ramesh Adige , 23-Jul-2013 , The Economic Times)

Pricing of patented medicines, though, continues to evade an equitable solution and discussions are
ongoing. More...

UCB drags 15 cos to court for patent violation

(fe Bureau : Hyderabad , 23-Jul-2013 , The Financial Express)

Belgium-based UCB Inc, a global biopharmaceutical company focusing on central nervous system and
immunology treatment and research, has filed separate patent infringement cases against as many as
15 drug makers in a Delaware court to prevent generic drug makers such as Ranbaxy, Aurobindo, Sun
Pharma, Glenmark, Sandoz, Glenmark, Watson from entering the market with versions of its epilepsy
treatment drug Vimpat. More...

Health ministry ups ante against patents

(Sidhartha , 23-Jul-2013 , The Times Of India)

The health ministry has asked for a cancellation of patent to Trastuzumab a medicine which treats a
form of breast cancer using a rarest of the rare provision in the Indian Patents Act. More...

UCB files cases against Ranbaxy, Aurobindo, Glenmark, Sun Pharma, others on patent issue
(PTI , 22-Jul-2013 , The Economic Times)

UCB, a global biopharma company, alongwith others has filed separate cases against as many as 15
drug makers, including India's Ranbaxy, Aurobindo, Zydus, Sun PharmaBSE -1.08 %, GlenmarkBSE
0.83 % and Alembic Pharmaceuticals for allegedly infringing its patented drug Vimpat. More...

Forgotten email patent holder pings Chennai

(Karthikeyan Hemalatha , 19-Jul-2013 , The Times Of India)

He has a patent for email and is fighting to be recognized for it. More...

The growing trust deficit in India

(Pramath Raj Sinha , 18-Jul-2013 , Livemint)

The recent Merck Sharp and Dohme vs Glenmark case highlights an important regulatory gap between
Indias drug licensing authorities and its patent offices. More...

Mylan says court dismisses some of Teva's patent claims on MS drug

(Pallavi Ail in Bangalore and Bill Berkrot in New York , 17-Jul-2013 , Reuters)
A federal court in New York ruled that Mylan Incs generic application for a multiple sclerosis drug has not
infringed some of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries patents Mylan said. More...

IPAB lays rules for granting of interim orders

(Sruthisagar Yamunan - CHENNAI , 16-Jul-2013 , The New Indian Express)

In a major judgement that has come as a respite to patent law practitioners in the country, the
Intellectual Property Appellate Board has asserted that it indeed had powers to grant interim orders on
applications and has framed guidelines to be followed for issuing the same. More...

NGOs call upon Indian govt to reject US pressure on economic policies including CL on life-
saving drugs
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 16-Jul-2013 , Pharmabiz)

A coalition of over 75 civil society groups in the country, under the banner of Forum Against Free Trade
Agreements in India, has called upon prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh to review its forthcoming
economic engagements with the USA, and to reject pressure from the US government and business
lobby groups on India’s economic policies, including its recent decision to allow compulsory licensing for
life-saving drugs. More...

Glenmark Pharma inches up after confirming patent fight for a generic in US

(Capital Market , 15-Jul-2013 , Business Standard)

The announcement was made after market hours on Friday, 12 July 2013. More...

India has weak intellectual property rules: Michael Froman

(Nayanima Basu | New Delhi , 15-Jul-2013 , Business Standard)

Michael Froman, who was appointed the US Trade Representative on June 21, is President Barack
Obama's principal advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on international trade and investment issues.

SMS, RTI potent tools of drug companies fighting patent battle

(Soma Das, ET Bureau , 15-Jul-2013 , The Economic Times)

As patent wars heat up in the pharma space, mobile phone messages and Right to Information filings
have emerged as potent weapons in the hands of multinationals keen to delay competition from low-cost
generic versions of their patented products in India. More...

US visa is non-tariff barrier for IT, says FM

(BS Reporter | Washington , 13-Jul-2013 , Business Standard)

He said Indian law affirms intellectual property rights and the process of granting compulsory licence
and patent registration were World Trade Organisation-compliant and subject to judicial review. More...

Chidambaram tells US India respects IPRs

(Arun Kumar | IANS - WASHINGTON , 12-Jul-2013 , The New Indian Express)

Chidambaram stressed the "importance of India becoming a manufacturing hub for meeting its own
domestic needs and for rebalancing the global economy". More...
Glenmark confirms patent challenge for its generic versions of VIMPAT in the US Court
( Vishal Dutta, ET Bureau , 12-Jul-2013 , The Economic Times)

Mumbai-based Glenmark Generics Ltd confirms that it has filed Abbreviated New Drug Applications for
Lacosamide tablets and oral solution with the US drug authorities with a Paragraph IV certification for
the Orange-Book listed patent. More...

US welcomes India's decision on PMA, express concerns over IPR

(Press Trust of India | Washington , 12-Jul-2013 , Business Standard)

Welcoming the recent Indian decision to put a hold on its policy of Preferential Market Access the United
States has expressed its concern over continued investment climate in India and its policies related to
Intellectual Property Regime. More...

Metro planning to patent indigenous electrical design

(Rumu Banerjee , 12-Jul-2013 , The Times Of India)

It was lack of space at the upcoming Chirag Dilli Metro station that made Delhi Metro think up an
indigenous electrical solution it is now planning to patent. More...

US to probe China's Sany Heavy for alleged patent infringement

(Reuters , 12-Jul-2013 , The Economic Times)

The US International Trade Commission will launch a probe into Sany Heavy Industry Co Ltd after
Manitowoc Co Inc accused China's biggest maker of construction equipment of infringing its crawler
crane patents. More...

Visa issues, patents to dominate India-US trade talks

(Amiti Sen , 11-Jul-2013 , Business Line)

While concerns on visa restrictions for Indian professionals top the country’s agenda in the India-US
high-level bilateral trade talks that started on Thursday, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma will also
make a case for allowing LNG exports to India and the need to finalise a social security agreement that
would save over $1 billion of annual contributions made by temporary Indian workers. More...

Monsantos climate-resilient crop patent claims rejected

(Sanjay Vijayakumar , 10-Jul-2013 , The Economic Times)

India's patent appeals board has denied Monsanto a patent for a genetically-engineered method of
increasing climate resilience in plants. More...

Anand Sharma defends India’s IP Law at Indo-French CEOs meet

(ET Bureau , 10-Jul-2013 , The Economic Times)

Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma defended India's intellectual property regime in his
address at the Indo-French CEOs forum in Paris on Monday. More...

Monsanto’s climate-resilient crop patent claims rejected

(Sanjay Vijayakumar , 10-Jul-2013 , The Economic Times)

India's patent appeals board has denied Monsantoa patent for a genetically-engineered method of
increasing climate resilience in plants. More...
Generic Pharma Association study says patent settlements netted $25.5 bn in savings for US
health system
(Our Bureau, Mumbai , 10-Jul-2013 , Pharmabiz)

Generic pharmaceuticals launched prior to patent expiration due to a patent settlement helped the US
health system save $25.5 billion from 2005-2012 and brought generic medicines to market on average
81 months sooner than patent expiry, according to a new analysis conducted for the Generic
Pharmaceutical Association by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. More...

Falling standards of pharma companies is industry's big bane: GV Prasad, Chairman, Dr

Reddy’s Lab
(CR Sukumar & Raji Reddy Kesireddy , 10-Jul-2013 , The Economic Times)

The pharmaceutical industry is facing pressure from regulators in the US because companies have
allowed standards to decline, the head of one of India's biggest drug makers has said. More...

The Holy Grail of new drug development

(Professor of Corporate Strategy and Policy at IIM-B, Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge
for India. , 9-Jul-2013 , Business Line)

Pioneering Indian pharmaceutical companies started on the journey of new drug development in the
early 1990s when India announced its decision to sign the WTO agreement and bring in a product patent
regime in drugs from January 1 2005. More...

SSWL soars on bagging patent for semi-full face wheels

(SI Reporter | Mumbai , 9-Jul-2013 , Business Standard)

The patent is for the company's innovative design concept in semi-full face wheels. More...

Trademark registration goes global from Monday

(A Subramani , 07-Jul-2013 , The Times Of India)

Come Monday, the Madrid Protocol for a single window trademark registration for 90 member-countries
will come into operation. More...

Protect innovation to secure growth

(Ron Somers , 6-Jul-2013 , Business Standard)

There are grave concerns about intellectual property protection in India. More...

US patent for Gujarat weed that gives IQ high

(Tushar Prabhune , 07-Jul-2013 , The Times Of India)

Sounds unbelievable, but the humble seaweed growing in abundance along Gujarat's 1,600-km coastline
can yield a health drink that boosts brain functioning and increases immunity. More...

Venus Remedies surges after Japan grants patent for 'Elores'

(SI Reporter | Mumbai , 03-Jul-2013 , Business Standard)

The company is expecting to launch this product in Japanese market by end of 2015. More...
EU threat to Indian farmers
(K P Prabhakaran Nair , 3-Jul-2013 , The New Indian Express)

The protective cover given to the EU products under the Geographical Indication tag with over 3,000
registered GIs, of which 130 are for dairy products, will make things worse for Indian dairy products.

Apple's Siri in China court over alleged patent infringement

(Agence France-Presse , 03-Jul-2013 , NDTV)

A case against US technology giant Apple brought by a Chinese firm for alleged patent infringement in
its digital personal assistant "Siri" has begun in a Shanghai court, state media said on Wednesday.

Apple applies for 'iWatch' trademark in Japan

(Associated Press - TOKYO , 3-Jul-2013 , The New Indian Express)

Apple Inc. has applied for a trademark in Japan for "iWatch" as rumors suggest it may be developing a
smart wristwatch. More...

IP environment deteriorating in India: US pharma industry

(Press Trust of India | Washington , 2-Jul-2013 , Business Standard)

India however maintained that the India Patent Act was in accordance with the TRIPS Agreement & the
Paris Convention. More...

US ups its pressure on India over generics industry

(Regulatory , 01-Jul-2013 , PMLive)

Follows complaints from Pfizer about the country’s patent laws. More...

Patent Fight Short Circuits 'Laser Peg' Toy Plan

(Ashley Lagzial , 30-Jun-2013 , CNBC)

It took several years for inventor Jon Capriola to get his toy to market. More...

Indian varsities account for 5% of patents

(DNA Correspondent , 27-Jun-2013 , DNA)

Universities in India are not only gradually upgrading their innovation radars, but are also increasingly
filing patent applications on innovations. More...

Sun, Merck sign patent licensing agreement for Januvia

(Archana Shukla ,CNBC-TV18 , 27-Jun-2013 , MoneyControl)

Merck Sharp & Dhome and Sun Pharma, who have a co-marketing tie up for Merck's diabetes drug
Januvia, have now included a patent licensing agreement in their arrangement in a bid to strengthen
their case. More...
Apple loses bid to add Galaxy S4 to Samsung patent lawsuit
(Bloomberg , 27-Jun-2013 , Livemint)

Judge rules that adding another product to the Apple-Samsung patent lawsuit is a tax on the court’s
resources More...

India ready to discuss patent policies with U.S. lawmakers

(PTI , 26-Jun-2013 , The Hindu)

Asserting that the Indian Patents Act related to pharmaceutical products is not discriminatory against
foreign companies, Indian Ambassador to the United States, Nirupama Rao, offered lawmakers
concerned to discuss the issue for the sake of long-term bilateral and strategic partnership between the
two countries. More...

Intellectual Property creation witnessing steady growth in India: Report

(PTI , 26-Jun-2013 , The Economic Times)

The country's contribution to Intellectual Property creation is witnessing a steady growth, however,
investments in R&D and patent activities in the country are still relatively slow when compared to
developed nations, a report says. More...

WIPO reaches agreement on treaty for blind

(Pankaj Mishra , 26-Jun-2013 , Livemint)

India has 63 million visually impaired people, of whom about 8 million are blind, according to WHO

GI Tag: Varanasi-Mau-Bhadohi leading in UP

(Saurabh Gupta , 26-Jun-2013 , SME Times)

Varanasi, Bhadohi and Mau clusters, the three very renowned districts of Uttar Pradesh, are now having
the Geographical Indications tag. More...

India ready to discuss patent policies with US lawmakers: Nirupama Rao

(PTI , 26-Jun-2013 , The Times Of India)

Asserting that the Indian Patents Act related to pharmaceutical products is not discriminatory against
foreign companies, the Indian ambassador to the United States, Nirupama Rao, offered concerned
lawmakers to discuss the issue for the sake of long-term bilateral and strategic partnership between the
two countries. More...

NPPA formula for fixing ceiling prices of essential drugs under new DPCO confusing
(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 26-Jun-2013 , Pharmabiz)

Even as the drug price regulator NPPA has started fixing ceiling prices of 348 essential drugs as per the
new DPCO 2013, confusion prevails over the formula being used by the NPPA for calculation of ceiling
prices as the industry says that it is contrary to the formula specified in the NPPP 2012 and the DPCO
2013. More...

Merck Sharp and Dohme Corporation gets relief on diabetes drug patent row
(TNN , 26-Jun-2013 , The Times Of India)

The Delhi high court has restrained an Indian pharmaceutical company from launching its diabetes drug
allegedly having identical molecule and derivative salt of the patented drug manufactured by US
drugmaker Merck Sharp and Dohme Corporation. More...

Shilpa Medicare in pact with medicines patent pool for entering HIV space
(P. T. Jyothi Datta , 26-Jun-2013 , Business Line)

The United Nations-backed Medicines Patent Pool, Shilpa Medicare and Gilead Sciences have entered
into an agreement to increase the access to medicines for HIV/AIDS treatment. More...

Breakingviews - India should take U.S. pharma complaints seriously

(Katrina Hamlin , 25-Jun-2013 , Reuters)

U.S. drug giants are once again pushing for stronger patent protection in India. Their arguments may be
transparently self-serving - but there are still good reasons for India to take note. More...

India counters US over patents

(Sidhartha , 25-Jun-2013 , The Times Of India)

The government has taken on the United States, defending its intellectual property regime, and has
gone to the extent of suggesting that Washington could draw from the Indian experience in checking
frivolous patents. More...

Court upholds Apple’s $ 625 mn patent victory

(DPA , 25-Jun-2013 , Business Line)

The US Supreme Court yesterday upheld lower court rulings that cleared Apple of three patent violations
that carried fines of 625 million dollars. More...

Google patents photo-capturing walking stick

(ANI , 24-Jun-2013 , The Times Of India)

Google has got its new invention, a walking stick that takes pictures whenever it hits the ground,
patented. More...

European wines seek geographical indication tag with India proposing a steep duty cut
(ET Bureau , 24-Jun-2013 , The Economic Times)

Popular European wine brands are making a beeline for geographical indication registration in India.

US Secretary of state's complex task in today's talks

(Jyoti Malhotra | Toronto , 24-Jun-2013 , Business Standard)

US Admn seems divided on supporting India membership in APEC; Afghan and trade issues also to come
up. More...

Intas settles patent litigation with Hoffmann-La Roche for capecitabine tablet
(Vishal Dutta , 24-Jun-2013 , The Economic Times)

Ahmedabad-based drug maker Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd and its US-based wholly owned subsidiary
Accord Healthcare Inc. has entered into a settlement and license agreement with Hoffmann-La Roche
Inc. to resolve pending patent litigation on XELODA Tablets. More...

Developed markets turn spotlight on generic drug settlements

(Ravi Ananthanarayanan , 23-Jun-2013 , Livemint)

Increasing scrutiny poses uncertainty for Indian generic firms, adding to the list of uncertainties for
investors. More...

India pushes back against US industry's charges

(Indira Kannan | Toronto , 21-Jun-2013 , Business Standard)

Just ahead of the next round of the strategic dialogue with the United States, the Indian government is
pushing back against allegations from American industry groups that it engages in discriminatory trade
practices and does not respect global intellectual property standards More...

Patent justice
(21-Jun-2013 , The Hindu)

The U.S Supreme Courts landmark ruling that DNA segments are a product of nature and hence not
patent-eligible has worldwide significance because it settles the controversial issue of patenting human
genes in the one jurisdiction where it has come to matter the most. More...

FTC is said to plan inquiry of frivolous patent lawsuits

(Edward Wyatt, The New York Times , 20-Jun-2013 , NDTV)

The chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission is expected on Thursday to recommend a sweeping
investigation of "patent trolls," companies that buy large portfolios of technology patents and use them
to sue software designers and makers of products like smartphones and tablet computers, people
briefed on the inquiry said. More...

Zydus infringed Takeda Pharma's patent : US court

(Sohini Das | Ahmedabad , 20-Jun-2013 , Business Standard)

Zydus Pharmaceutical USA, a subsidiary of Ahmedabad-based Cadila Healthcare, has lost a patent
infringement suit in the US. More...

The patent truth

(Ritu Kamal , 20-Jun-2013 , The Indian Express)

The US Supreme Court's judgment on gene patents is fair to patients. More...

Ranbaxy, 8 other companies fined Rs 1,000 crore

(TNN , 20-Jun-2013 , The Times Of India)

EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday imposed fines totalling 146 million euros (Rs 1,150 crore) on nine
global drugmakers, including Ranbaxy, for blocking the supply of cheaper versions of Danish company
Lundbeck's antidepressant drug citalopram. More...

Dr Reddy’s sued for infringement of thyroid injection patent

(PTI , 19-Jun-2013 , The Hindu)
U.S. drug maker AbbVie filed petition in U.S. court More...

IIT-D scholars patent prosthetic limb guided by good leg

(Naveed Iqbal , 19-Jun-2013 , The Indian Express)

Two young scientists from IIT-Delhi have received a provisional patent for the prototype of a prosthetic
limb that will enable amputees to walk "without having to drag their leg". More...

Drug price control formula leaves companies shaky, cos approach pharma department
(Soma Das , 19-Jun-2013 , The Economic Times)

The government's interpretation of 'brand' while fixing price caps of essential drugs has prompted
leading domestic manufacturers to approach the pharma department and seek a halt to immediate
implementation of the new drug price control order. More...

In India, copycat drug firms get off lightly compared with US

(Jayati Ghose , 18-Jun-2013 , The Indian Express)

Indian drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries last week agreed to pay $550 million to New York-
based Pfizer as part of an out-of-court settlement of the Protonix patent infringement lawsuit. More...

Copyright issue plagues Shah Rukh Khan’s Om Shanti Om

(MAYURA JANWALKAR , 18-Jun-2013 , The Indian Express)

Nearly six years after the movie's release, Ajay Monga — claiming to be the original script writer of the
Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Om Shanti Om, that released in November 2007 — has
sought restoration of a suit he had filed earlier alleging infringement of his copyright. More...

Venus Remedies gets patent for Potentox from Mexico

(PTI , 17-Jun-2013 , Business Line)

Venus Remedies Limited, a research-based global pharmaceutical company, has received patent from
Mexico for its novel antibiotic product Potentox. More...

US Supreme Court's judgment on gene patents is neither ethical nor logical

(Noah Feldman , 17-Jun-2013 , The Economic Times)

Can you patent genes? In Association for Molecular Pathology vs Myriad Genetics, the US Supreme Court
answered this imponderable question with a split decision you can't if they are naturally occurring and
you've simply discovered the gene but if you've crafted a synthetic gene you've invented it and you can
keep the patent. More...

J&J’s Depuy Synthes Wins $16 Million in Patent Case

(Phil Milford , 16-Jun-2013 , Bloomberg)

Johnson & Johnsons DePuy Synthes unit, a maker of artificial spinal repair products, won $16 million in
damages from Globus Medical Inc. More...

Patent body dismisses HUL's appeal on hair-conditioner

(T E Narasimhan , 15-Jun-2013 , Business Standard)
The Intellectual Property Appellate Board has dismissed an appeal by fast-moving consumer goods
company Hindustan Unilever Ltd for recognising the company's patent claim for a hair-conditioning
agent. More...

Now, licence to play copyrighted music in public places

( Express News Service - BANGALORE , 15-Jun-2013 , The New Indian Express)

Next time you hear your favourite song playing at a bar, restaurant or even an airplane remember that
the shopowner might well be in contravention of the Copyright Act of 1957 which makes it mandatory
for public establishments playing copyrighted music to procure a public performance licence. More...

Patent ruling a boost to genetic research

(The New Indian Express , 15-Jun-2013 , The New Indian Express)

The US Supreme Courts ruling that DNA in the human genome is a “product of nature” that cannot be
patented is of great significance. More...

'Happy Birthday' song in court over copyrights issue

(PTI , 14-Jun-2013 , The Indian Express)

The beloved 120-year-old ditty 'Happy birthday to you' is in court over copyright issues after a
documentary film company filed a USD 5 million lawsuit to bring the popular song into public domain.

GI certificate for Toda embroidery formally handed over to tribals

(Special Correspondent , 13-Jun-2013 , The Hindu)

Toda tribal representatives on Thursday formally received a Geographical Indication certificate for their
unique embroidery, which is known for its striking colours. More...

Pfizer’s India patents, revenue grow despite adverse testimony

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 14-Jun-2013 , Livemint)

Firm says India’s patent regime protectionist, but has been one of the top patent winners in pharma in
the country. More...

US court says human genes cannot be patented

(AP , 14-Jun-2013 , The Times Of India)

The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring
human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and
biotechnology industries. More...

Sun Pharma sues Novartis in US court

(Sushmi Dey | New Delhi , 13-Jun-2013 , Business Standard)

Demands rights to Gleevec generic before Novartis' patent expires More...

Sun to pay Pfizer, Takeda Rs 3K cr over Protonix patent

(Ashish K Tiwari , 13-Jun-2013 , DNA)
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries will pay as much as Rs 3,178 crore this year as its share of the
settlement reached with US-based Pfizer Inc and Japans Takeda Pharma in the case of patent
infringement relating to generic Protonix a blockbuster acid reflux medicine. More...

Eastern Mills in carpet city Bhadohi has loose ends to tie up as IKEA bolsters link
(Nivedita Mookerji | Bhadohi (near Varanasi) , 13-Jun-2013 , Business Standard)

The group, which started supplying to the global retail major four years ago, is seeing winds of change
at its factories. More...

Goa government seeks geographical indication status for azulejos, crochet, coconut craft
(Anisha Francis , 13-Jun-2013 , The Times Of India)

The office of the development commissioner for handicrafts has sought GI status for three handicraft
items they claim are unique to Goa—azulejos crochet and the centuries-old handicraft of coconut
carving. More...

Sun Pharma in action after reaching settlement on patent lawsuit

(Capital Market , 13-Jun-2013 , Business Standard)

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries after market hours on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 announced that it
together with its subsidiaries, has settled an ongoing litigation pending in the United States District
Court, District of New Jersey regarding Sun Pharma subsidiary's generic pantoprazole. More...

A Strategy for Combating Patent Trolls

(CHARLES E. SCHUMER , 12-Jun-2013 , The Wall Street Journal)

With so many weak patents being used just to get a payoff, it's time to make patents stronger. More...

Patents must balance profit with social cost

(The New Indian Express , 12-Jun-2013 , The New Indian Express)

The US Supreme Court’s verdict on a rather unique case, which seeks to answer the question if human
genes can be patented, will soon be available. More...

India needs to show the world it respects intellectual property rights: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
(PTI , 10-Jun-2013 , The Economic Times)

India needs to show the world that it respects intellectual property rights if it wants global
pharmaceutical firms to invest in India, according to Biocon Chairman and Managing Director Kiran
Mazumdar-Shaw. More...

Is it all right for firms like Myriad Genetics to patent genes?

(Hari Pulakkat , 10-Jun-2013 , The Economic Times)

The US Supreme Court will rule on Monday on a case challenging some patents by Myriad Genetics, a
company that offers predictive genetictesting services for breast cancer More...

New US biz centre to boost ties with Indian SMEs

(Vijay C Roy | Chandigarh , 10-Jun-2013 , Business Standard)
ABC's activities will include dissemination of catalogues of US and Indian products to potential buyers,
and staging of workshops and seminars on topics ranging from trade and finance to IPR. More...

Copy right?
(Shubashree Desikan , 09-Jun-2013 , The Hindu)

With the publishers taking up the case against course packs, students have also jumped into the fray to
represent their side. More...

Tata Motors moves court against trademark infringement

(Press Trust of India , 09-Jun-2013 , Business Standard)

Tata Motors has filed a complaint before a Delhi court alleging infringement of its trademark and
copyright by unknown persons manufacturing and marketing spurious ancillary automobile products
under its name. More...

Delhi University students impleaded on copyright row

(Shubashree Desikan , 9-Jun-2013 , The Hindu)

With the publishers taking up the case against course packs, students have also jumped into the fray to
represent their side. More...

Google files 'facial password' patent to increase Android security

(ANI , 7-Jun-2013 , DNA)

It says examples of the requests that might be made include, a frown, a tongue protrusion, an open-
mouth smile, a forehead wrinkle, an eyebrow movement. More...

Motorola settles patent dispute with TiVo

(AP , 07-Jun-2013 , The Times Of India)

Motorola Mobility said that it has reached a settlement with digital video recording pioneer TiVo ahead of
a patent trial that was to start in a Texas court next week. More...

Google files 'facial password' patent to increase Android security

(ANI , 07-Jun-2013 , DNA)

It says examples of the requests that might be made include, a frown, a tongue protrusion, an open-
mouth smile, a forehead wrinkle, an eyebrow movement. More...

US lawmakers express concern over Indian economic policies

(PTI , 7-Jun-2013 , The Indian Express)

US lawmakers and some top business organisations of the country have alleged that the "restrictive"
and "protectionist" policies of India is hampering bilateral trade, an issue said to be of deep concern for
the Obama administration. More...

Apathy leaves tangaliya in tangles

(Rupam Singh Gupta , 7-Jun-2013 , The Times Of India)
It has been almost four years since tangaliya, a 700-year-old indigenous craft of Saurashtra, got the
geographical indication tag. More...

Mumbai firm loses Maggi trademark to Nestle

(Sruthisagar Yamunan - CHENNAI , 6-Jun-2013 , The New Indian Express)

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board has held as invalid a Mumbai-based firm’s claim over the
trademark Maggi a world famous brand name that has been popularised by Swiss firm Nestle. More...

Samsung gets a bite on Apple in epic patent war

(Chidanand Rajghatta , 6-Jun-2013 , The Times Of India)

A US trade panel has ruled that homegrown legend Apple has infringed on a patent held by South
Korean giant Samsung, providing a surprising new twist to the ongoing war between the two electronic
majors. More...

Now, an exchange for trading patent rights

(New York Times News Service , 05-Jun-2013 , The Hindu)

Patent rights, which are usually bought and sold in private transactions, are set to be publicly traded on
a new exchange. More...

iPhone 4 imports banned in US patent case

(AP , 05-Jun-2013 , The Times Of India)

A US trade agency on Tuesday issued a ban on imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2
after finding the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics. More...

Pfizer's slams India's patent regime, says Indian standards are vague and malleable
(Soma Das , 5-Jun-2013 , The Economic Times)

American drugmaker Pfizer Inc has slammed the patent regime in India telling a domestic industry body
in a letter that all patents that the company has managed to get in the country do not have any
meaning. More...

Apple Inc. infringes Samsung patent on older iPhones, iPads: US agency

(Associated Press , 5-Jun-2013 , The Indian Express)

Samsung Electronics scored a victory over rival Apple Inc in their long-running dispute over mobile
device patents after a US trade agency issued an order banning older but still-popular Apple products
from the US market. More...

iPhone 4 imports banned in US patent case

(AP , 5-Jun-2013 , The Economic Times)

A US trade agency on Tuesday issued a ban on imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2
after finding the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics. More...

More drug companies join patent pools to aid drug discovery for neglected diseases
(Rema Nagarajan , 04-Jun-2013 , The Times Of India)
As drug pipelines dry up and finding new treatments for diseases afflicting the developing world remains
a challenge, governments, drugs companies, research institutes and donors are forging partnerships to
boost drug discovery. More...

Pfizer gets relief in patent revocation case for anti-cancer drug 'Sutent'
(PTI , 04-Jun-2013 , The Economic Times)

In a relief to pharma major Pfizer, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board here has set aside the
revocation of the patent of the company's anti-cancer drug 'Sutent.' More...

White House issues orders to curb 'patent trolls'

(AFP , 04-Jun-2013 , The Times Of India)

The White House issued a series of executive orders aimed at curbing so called patent trolls who use the
legal system to stifle innovation especially in the tech sector. More...

Commerce Dept bats for pharma exporters

(Our Bureau , 3-Jun-2013 , Business Line)

The Commerce Department has come out in strong support of the Indian pharmaceutical industry facing
criticism from the media on quality issues following a series of action taken by the US drug controller
against top Indian companies. More...

Shire, Teva settle generic Intuniv patent infringement lawsuit

(Philadelphia , 03-Jun-2013 , Pharmabiz)

Shire LLC a subsidiary of Shire plc. has settled its litigation against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. in
connection with Teva’s Abbreviated New Drug Application for a generic version of Shire’s Intuniv
extended release tablets for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. More...

US drug firm raises red flag over ‘blatant’ patent violation

(Gaurav Choudhury , 02-Jun-2013 , Hindustan Times)

US pharmaceutical giant Merck Sharp and Dohme said it is concerned about the blatant patent violation
in India over two of its blockbuster anti diabetes drugs Januvia and Janumet. More...

Apple Inc vs Samsung group: Panel to review split ruling in patent fight
(Reuters , 31-May-2013 , The Indian Express)

A trade panel that specializes in patent cases will reconsider a split decision made by one of its judges in
a long-running patent battle between Apple Inc and Samsung group. More...

Surti zari set for global presence

(Melvyn Reggie Thomas , 31-May-2013 , The Times Of India)

Surtizari one of the oldest crafts of Gujarat is all set to mark its exclusive presence in the country and
abroad with 21 zari manufacturers from the city getting nod from Chennai based Geographical Indication
Registry to manufacture zari and sell their products using the official logo SuratZari Craft. More...

Can genes be patented?

(Devangshu Datta , 30-May-2013 , Business Standard)
Angelina Jolie has inadvertently highlighted a key question about patenting. More...

Patents that have brought the Everest closer

(Leslie D’monte , 29-May-2013 , Livemint)

Several new products under patent aim to make the climb to world’s highest peaks safer and easier.

Pfizer, pharma sector spar over patent protection issues

(P. T. Jyothi Datta , 29-May-2013 , Business Line)

Multinational drug-maker Pfizer and a key association of the Indian pharmaceutical industry have locked
horns over the protection of intellectual property in India. More...

Apple patent case against Samsung set for additional US review

(Bloomberg , 29-May-2013 , Livemint)

US trade panel seeks more information before deciding whether Samsung should be barred from
entering the US. More...

ndian pharma companies filed 417 DMFs in US during 2012 and 79 in Q1 of 2013
(Sanjay Pingle, Mumbai , 27-May-2013 , Pharmabiz)

ndian pharmaceutical companies filed 417 Drug Master Files with the US FDA during the year 2012 as
against 404 DMFs in the previous year. The DMF filings during the year 2010 and 2009 were at 311 and
271 respectively. More...

Microsoft did not violate Google patent: ITC

(Reuters , 24-May-2013 , The Economic Times)

Microsoft Corp did not violate a patent owned by Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility when it made its
popular Xbox, the International Trade Commission said on Thursday. More...

Indian pharma under the microscope

( Vidya Krishnan, C.H. Unnikrishnan , 23-May-2013 , Livemint)

The local drug industry also faced intellectual property related issues while exporting drugs. More...

Apple wants to include Samsung Galaxy S4 in patent lawsuit

(AFP , 23-May-2013 , The Times Of India)

Apple has asked a federal judge in Silicon Valley to add Samsung's new flagship Galaxy smartphone to
the list of devices targeted in a patent lawsuit involving Siri personal assistant software. More...

Patent row: Delhi HC to hear diabetes drug case

(CNN-IBN , 23-May-2013 , IBN Live)

The patent battle between US pharmaceuticals major Merck Sharp and Dohme and Indian firm Glenmark
Pharmaceuticals over the sale of diabetes drug Januvia comes up for hearing in the Delhi High Court on
Thursday. More...
Apple wants patent lawsuit to include Samsung Galaxy S4
(AFP , 23-May-2013 , Hindustan Times)

Apple has asked a federal judge in Silicon Valley to add Samsung's new flagship Galaxy smartphone to
the list of devices targeted in a patent lawsuit involving Siri personal assistant software. More...

ICAR moves to patent Goa’s Feni manufacturing process

(PTI , 21-May-2013 , Business Line)

After obtaining Geographical Indication status for the famous Goa Feni researchers and producers in the
coastal State are now trying to patent the process to manufacture this local brew, which is also known
for its medicinal benefits. More...

Japan FTA widening trade deficit, government says

(TNN , 18-May-2013 , The Times Of India)

The government on Friday admitted that the trade agreement with Japan was resulting in greater
benefit to exporters from the East Asian giant, reflected in widening trade deficit. More...

When it is right to copy

(Apar Gupta , 18-May-2013 , The Indian Express)

Intellectual property litigation is not a binary battle between the rights-holder and the infringer. More...

Brain League expects developing nations to follow India, may frame tough patent laws
(Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru , 18-May-2013 , Pharmabiz)

Brain League, the Intellectual Property company serving national and global markets, sees that many
developing countries could follow India model in enacting tough drug patent laws. More...

Apple to make Galaxy S4 part of patent battle

(TOI Tech , 15-May-2013 , The Times Of India)

Apple plans to include the newly launched Galaxy S4 in its patent battle against South Korean giant
Samsung. According to Foss Patents, after analyzing. More...

US keenly watching Indian moves on compulsory licensing in pharma sector

(Joseph Alexander, New Delhi , 15-May-2013 , Pharmabiz)

Placing India again in the 'Priority Watch List in 2013', the United States has expressed concerns on the
Supreme Court decision on the patent issue in the pharmaceutical sector and said it would be keenly
watching the developments concerning the compulsory licensing. More...

Bangalore Blue Grapes gets Geographical Indication status

(Rhik Kundu , 15-May-2013 , The Times Of India)

Bangalore Blue Grapes, exclusively grown in districts around the city, has been given the Geographical
Indication status. More...
Court dismisses Roche's patent petition against Intas
(BS Reporter , 14-May-2013 , Business Standard)

According to Roche Intas was in the process of selling erlotib the generic version of the drug in TN.

Suven Life gets three patent products for CNS molecules

(PTI , 11-May-2013 , Zee News)

Life Sciences today said it has received a total of three product patents for CNS molecules, which could
be used for treating various central nervous system disorders. More...

Kebabs from Lucknow may get geographical indication recognition soon

(Rajiv Srivastava , 11-May-2013 , The Times Of India)

Soon after the Lucknow Zardozi was accorded geographical indication recognition, the delicious kebabs
from the city of nawabs, the petha and marble from Agra and dress material and cotton bedsheets from
Mau are next in line to get the GI tag a form of Intellectual Property Right from the Controller General of
Patents Designs and Trademarks. More...

MSF wants newly appointed WTO DG to ensure access to medicines for all WTO member
(Our Bureau , 10-May-2013 , Pharmabiz)

Médecins Sans Frontières an international medical humanitarian organisation, wants the incoming
director general Roberto Azevedo of the World Trade Organisation to focus on making access to
affordable medicines a priority. More...

India, EU yet to reach consensus on vexed issues for FTA

(Press Trust of India , 08-May-2013 , Business Standard)

India and the EU, which are negotiating a free trade agreement since 2007, have yet to reach a
consensus on vexed issues including duty cuts in automobile sector, Parliament was informed today.

Top generic drugmakers look to US as patents end

(Reuters , 08-May-2013 , NDTV)

India's top drugmakers, among the world's biggest producers of cheap generic medicines, are looking
beyond their own shores to generate revenue, seeking to profit from big-selling drugs going off-patent
this year in the lucrative U.S. market. More...

Don't link compulsory licensing with price: Pharma companies

(Soma Das , 8-May-2013 , The Economic Times)

Indian drug makers have urged the government to retain the option of compulsory licensing of a
patented drug even as it considers a policy that will allow it to negotiate with drug companies on prices
of patented drugs. More...

German beer company allowed to retain trademark

(Sruthisagar Yamunan , 8-May-2013 , Indian Express)
What could happen if you get a trademark registered and do not use it for a long time? More...

Google files patent for Policy Violation Checker tool

(ANI , 07-May-2013 , The Times Of India)

Google has reportedly filed a patent for a tool that will detect potentially problematic phrases or words
from electronic correspondence which in turn will help companies or individuals avoid lawsuits. More...

Bajaj’s two-wheeler patent not to be revoked

(R. Sivaraman , 06-May-2013 , The Hindu)

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board here on Thursday dismissed an application of LML seeking to
revoke patent granted to Bajaj Auto Ltd. in respect of an improved two-stroke engine for its two-
wheelers. More...

EU regulator takes aim at Google over Apple mobile patent lawsuit

(Reuters , 06-May-2013 , The Economic Times)

The European Commission said it believed Motorola Mobility, a unit of Google, was abusing its market
position by seeking and enforcing an injunction against Apple in Germany over patents essential to
mobile phone standards. More...

A reflection of tradition
(ANASUYA MENON , 05-May-2013 , The Hindu)

A sale of traditional Aranmula mirrors is on at the Kairali outlet. More...

How patent wars are hurting IT companies

(Reuters , 4-May-2013 , The Times Of India)

Patent demands are taking a big toll on technology companies, with results that range from forcing
companies to tweak their products to exiting their business altogether, according to a study from the
Santa Clara University School of Law. More...

Bajaj Auto wins 7-year patent spat against LML

(Ashwin Mohan , 2-May-2013 , The Economic Times)

In a boost for India's leading two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto, the Chennai bench of the IPAB or
the Intellectual Property Appellate Board has dismissed an appeal filed by rival LML Ltd which had
sought the revocation of a patent granted to Bajaj Auto on air & fuel intake systems for engines. More...

US slams patent, trade policies

(Sidhartha , 2-May-2013 , The Times of India)

A United Nations report projected that FDI in Africa will touch $100 billion in 2014 where India trails
France United States United Kingdom, China, Malaysia and Korea. Airtel can look at more in market
acquisitions in Africa while it looks to stabilize the $10.7-billion buyout of Zain's continental unit three
years ago. More...

U.S. trade office hits out at Novartis ruling

(Narayan Lakshman , 2-May-2013 , The Hindu)

Appears to confirm that India’s law creates a special, additional criterion for select technologies More...

Teva settles patent dispute with Orchid Pharma

(C R Sukumar , 1-May-2013 , The Economic Times)

Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has settled patent dispute with the Indian
pharmaceutical firm Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals pertaining to Parkinsons disease drug Azilect in
the US market. More...

Patented drug entry could be delayed in India: Deloitte

(PTI , 1-May-2013 , Business Line)

Launch of patented drugs in India could be delayed due to the government’s “thought process on linking
patented drug prices to the country’s per—capita income”, according to a report by consultancy firm
Deloitte. More...

Indian tech start-ups filing patents to get government funding

(Harsimran Julka , 1-May-2013 , The Times Of India)

The Centre has announced a scheme through which it will provide financial support to young technology
companies filing international patents a move that underscores the growing support for emerging
ventures in the country. More...

Motorola buy delivers Google more heartbreak than patent help

(Bloomberg , 29-Apr-2013 , Livemint)

Microsoft owes only pennies in royalties per sale of Xbox and Windows instead of billions Google sought
in patent case More...

WTO unimpressed with patent violation charges against India

(Amiti Sen , 26-Apr-2013 , Hindu Business Line)

No country has objected to India issuing compulsory licence or refusing patent for drugs: WTO chief
Pascal Lamy. More...

Ever-greening of patents cannot be permitted: DIPP

(PTI , 26-Apr-2013 , The Economic Times)

Amid concerns expressed by multi-national companies over the Supreme Court's judgement in the
Novartis India today said its laws are WTO compliant and no country could allow "ever-greening" of
patents. More...

An asymmetric deal
(Devashish Mitra , 26-Apr-2013 , The Indian Express)

India has limited bargaining power in negotiating the EU-India FTA. More...

Microsoft gets upper hand in first Google patent trial

(Bill Rigby , 26-Apr-2013 , Reuters)
Microsoft Corp came out on top in the first of two patent trials versus Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit
on Thursday, as a federal judge in Seattle ruled largely in its favor. More...

Microsoft signs Android patent deal with ZTE

(ANI , 25-Apr-2013 , Zee News)

Microsoft has signed a patent deal with China’s smart phones maker ZTE linked to its use of the Android
and Chrome operating systems. More...

Lucknow zardozi gets GI registration

(Virendra Singh Rawat | New Delhi/ Lucknow , 24-Apr-2013 , Business Standard)

The world famous textile embroidery handicraft of ‘Lucknow Zardozi’ is now a brand. More...

German court dismisses Nokia patent claims against HTC

(AFP , 24-Apr-2013 , The Economic Times)

Taiwan's top smartphone maker HTC said Wednesday it was "delighted" after a German court dismissed
another patent infringement complaint brought against it by Finnish phone giant Nokia. More...

IPAB complains lack of manpower, infrastructure as major hurdles

(BS Reporter | Chennai , 24-Apr-2013 , Business Standard)

It also complained on the allocation of insufficient funds, which lead the Board to reduce the circuit
sittings in the last quarter of the financial year 2012-13 More...

Apple wins patent case on eve of results

(Bloomberg | Washington , 24-Apr-2013 , Business Standard)

Averts iPhone 4 import ban after Motorola Mobility loses case More...

FTA talks with EU on the fast track, Sharma tells LS

(ENS Economic Bureau - NEW DELHI , 23-Apr-2013 , The New Indian Express)

Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Monday informed the Lok Sabha that the
negotiations between India and the European Union (EU) for a free trade agreement (FTA) have been
intensified. More...

Parliamentary panel asks govt to protect dairy sector under India-EU FTA
(PTI , 23-Apr-2013 , The Economic Times)

A Parliamentary panel today urged the government to take adequate steps for protecting the interest of
domestic dairy sector under the proposed India-EU bilateral free trade agreement (FTA). More...

VirnetX sues Microsoft over Skype patent infringement

(ANI , 23-Apr-2013 , Zee News)

Internet security software company VirnetX has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, saying the software
giant’s Skype service violates six of its patents. More...
GI tag to add grandeur to Mamallapuram sculptures
( Express News Service - CHENNAI , 23-Apr-2013 , The New Indian Express)

Efforts are afoot to get the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the stone sculptures made in
Mamallapuram and wooden sculptures of Thammampatti, the State Assembly was told on Monday.

Copyright organisation asks colleges to buy licence to photocopy book portions

(Soma Das & Urmi Goswami , 22-Apr-2013 , The Economic Times)

This summer, many students cramming for their exams are confused whether their photocopied notes
are legal or not. More...

Madras HC bars Ravikumar Distilleries from using trademark

(Our Bureau , 21-Apr-2013 , Business Line)

In response to the petition filed by the IMFL manufacturer Golden Vats Pvt Ltd regarding trademark
violation by the Puducherry-based listed entity Ravikumar Distilleries Ltd, the Madras High Court has
granted an interim injunction restraining the latter from using the brand Golden Vat. More...

India now in position of a thought leader on pharma patents: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
(Kiran Mazumdar Shaw , 19-Apr-2013 , The Economic Times)

Weeks after the Supreme Court ruling on Novartis AG's cancer drug, Glivec, one thing is clear: India is
now in the position of a thought leader on pharmaceutical patents. More...

Bring down patent walls in pharma, free the knowledge locked up by patent holders
(Rajni Bakshi , 19-Apr-2013 , The Economic Times)

Following the Supreme Court judgment rejecting Novartis' claim for a patent, there has been
impassioned debate about patents versus patients, and profits over people. More...

India, EU eye more sops, fail to clinch trade deal

(TNN , 17-Apr-2013 , The Times Of India)

India and the European Union failed to clinch a deal on the Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement
that has been in the works for six years as both sides sought more concessions for the deal to go
through. More...


(P A Francis , 17-Apr-2013 , Pharmabiz)

The issue of linking grant of marketing approval to the patent status of a drug is being raised by the
multinational drug companies once again in the country. More...

Another India-EU meet in June to thrash out FTA irritants

(ET Bureau , 17-Apr-2013 , The Economic Times)

India and European Union will hold another ministerial meeting in June to trash out the contentious issue
dogging the free trade pact that has been in the works for nearly six years, suggesting that the Brussels
ministerial failed to achieve any significant progress. More...
EU court rejects Spain, Italy challenge to landmark patent law
(AFP , 16-Apr-2013 , Livemint)

Spain and Italy had complained against a provision requiring that a patent be translated into only three
languages—English, French and German More...

Big pharma's uncertain future in India

(Sushmi Dey , 16-Apr-2013 , Business Standard)

Multinationals are worried about the country's patent regime, but India is too big a market to be
ignored. More...

Novartis patent verdict not a problem, other issues pose risks to Indian pharma innovation
(Hari Pulakkat & DIVYA RAJAGOPAL , 16-Apr-2013 , The Economic Times)

The recent Supreme Court judgement against Novartis has reopened old debates on drug patents,
affordable healthcare and India as a destination for pharma innovation. More...

US justices wary of wide human gene patent ruling

(Reuters , 16-Apr-2013 , The Times Of India)

US Supreme Court justices on Monday signaled reluctance to issue too broad a ruling about patents on
human genes, and some indicated they might seek a compromise distinguishing between types of
genetic material. More...

Only 3% of patents filed by MNC pharma firms under dispute: Study

(DIVYA RAJAGOPAL , 16-Apr-2013 , The Economic Times)

On April 1, when the Supreme Court rejected Swiss pharmaceutical major Novartis' plea for a patent on
an updated version of its cancer drug Glivec, it evoked different reactions: More...

Delhi HC order on Januvia revives MNCs' clamour for patent linkage

(Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai , 16-Apr-2013 , Pharmabiz)

The Delhi High Court's recent interim order in the Merck versus Glenmark case over the diabetes drug
Januvia has once again revived the multinational drug companies' clamour for patent linkage in the
country, for linking marketing approval of a product to its patent status. More...

India, EU talks on FTA expected to make headway

(Press Trust of India , 15-Apr-2013 , Business Standard)

Reduction on import duty in the auto sector & raise in the FDI cap for the insurance sector are high on
EU's demands More...

Why Novartis case will help innovation

(Achal Prabhala, Sudhir Krishnaswamy , 15-Apr-2013 , The Hindu)

The Supreme Court judgment on Glivec is a blow for a patent regime with a higher threshold of
inventiveness More...
With 219 patents, Novartis might have little to complain about
(Sushmi Dey , 15-Apr-2013 , Business Standard)

Data contradicts Swiss drug major's claim that India does not respect IPR More...

U.S.Supreme court weighs patentability of human genes

(Reuters , 15-Apr-2013 , The Indian Express)

Soon after learning that his son had autism, Hollywood producer Jon Shestack tried to get researchers
investigating the genetic causes of the disorder to pool their DNA samples, the better to identify genes
most likely to cause that disorder. More...

Indian perfume-maker wins right to ‘Gatsby’ trademark

(R. Sivaraman , 15-Apr-2013 , The Hindu)

Who would have thought Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby, a fictional character portrayed as a decadent dandy
in the 1920s, will leave an ‘intellectual’ legacy to fight over? More...

Impromptu poet with a trademark headgear

(Rajagopalan Venkataraman , 15-Apr-2013 , The New Indian Express)

There was a special reason why singer P B Sreenivas who passed away on Sunday afternoon was attired
in a headgear, similar to the Mysore Peta. The man with the lilting voice felt he looked infinitely better
when he wore it. More...

Patent expiry hits profitability of top 15 global pharma cos in 2012, Novartis overtakes Pfizer
in sales
(Sanjay Pingle , 15-Apr-2013 , Pharmabiz)

International pharmaceutical companies' are passing through difficult phase and are facing challenging
operating environment with loss of patent exclusivity and limited R&D success. More...

MSD-Glenmark case replay of Bayer-Cipla patent feud

(Jayati Ghose , 13-Apr-2013 , Indian Express)

In the 2010 Bayer-Cipla case on "patent linkage", a single-judge bench of the Delhi High Court and,
subsequently, a division bench had refused to ask the government to link the patent status of a drug to
grant of marketing approval for generic versions. More...

India-EU FTA won't hit generic drugs industry: EU envoy

(Nayanima Basu , 13-Apr-2013 , Business Standard)

EU had demanded an amendment to the Indian patent law, in the wake of a patent being rejected to
Novartis, for its cancer drug, Glivec. More...

A patent victory under threat

(Brook K. Baker , 12-Apr-2013 , Business Line)

Proposed clauses in the EU-India FTA could undo all gains from the Supreme Court’s Glivec ruling.
No patent extension clause in free trade deal: EU
(Vidya Krishnan , 12-Apr-2013 , Livemint)

Pact with India won’t impose data exclusivity, demand anything that goes beyond trade-related IPR,
says EU official More...

Drug patent row: HC seeks Glenmark’s response by May 22

(PTI , 12-Apr-2013 , Business Line)

The Delhi High Court today sought the response of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on US drug major Merck
Sharp and Dohme’s appeal against the single judge bench order refusing to restrain the Indian firm from
manufacturing and selling anti-diabetes drugs Zita and Zita-Met. More...

India refutes US charges over trade barriers

(Asit Ranjan Mishra , 12-Apr-2013 , Livemint)

Commerce ministry says India’s policies are consistent with its international and bilateral obligations

Law change linked to EU's demand for wider patent term

(Sushmi Dey , 12-Apr-2013 , Business Standard)

Currently, article 33 of the WTO's agreement on TRIPs provides for 20 years of patent protection from
the date of filing of patent application. More...

Lawyers can be patent agents without clearing exam: HC

(A Subramani , 12-Apr-2013 , The Times Of India)

A controversial amendment to the Patents Act, 1970, through which a lawyer's automatic right to appear
before tribunals as 'patent agent' was taken away by the Centre and the controller of patents, More...

Patients or patents?
(Vidya Krishnan & Jacob Koshy , 12-Apr-2013 , Livemint)

India’s top court misses an opportunity to answer this question decisively with an all-too-specific
judgement in the contentious Glivec case More...

Should pharma MNCs be peeved?

(Bhupesh Bhandari , 11-Apr-2013 , Business Standard)

In spite of all their complaints, pharma MNCs have been gaining market share in India. More...

After Glivec verdict, India might face patent regime heat

(Sushmi Dey | New Delhi , 10-Apr-2013 , Business Standard)

Stir has already begun with Anand Sharma defending govt's patent regime at WIPO Geneva this week

Drug patent row: U.S. firm files appeal against interim order
(PTI , 10-Apr-2013 , The Hindu)

U.S. pharmaceutical major Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) has filed an appeal before the Delhi High
Court, challenging its single bench order refusing to grant interim relief to it on a patent row against
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. More...

Trade deal with European Union will TRIP patent law

(Dinesh C. Sharma , 10-Apr-2013 , India Today)

When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets German Chancellor Angela Markel this week, the long
pending India-EU Broad Based Trade and Investment Agreement will be high on his agenda. More...


(P A francis , 10-Apr-2013 , Pharmabiz)

The free trade agreement between Indian government and the European Union is expected to be
finalized by the middle of this month. More...

The Indian way in pharma regulation

(Subir Roy , 9-Apr-2013 , Business Standard)

The Supreme Court verdict denying a patent to Novartis for an updated version of the firm's anti-cancer
drug Glivec may have a far greater impact in India and outside than was earlier realised, when India
became TRIPS compliant by amending its patent Act in 2005. More...

Novartis case: Anand Sharma defends India's patent regime, advocates affordable healthcare
(ET Bureau , 9-Apr-2013 , The Economic Times)

A week after the Supreme Court rejected Swiss pharma firm Novartis' patent plea for Glivec, commerce
and industry minister Anand Sharma on Monday strongly defended India's decision not to give patent
protection to the drug at the World Intellectual Property Organisation in Geneva. More...

Purdue sues Dr Reddy’s for patent infringement

(ENS Economic Bureau , 9-Apr-2013 , The New Indian Express)

In yet another patent infringment suit, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd was dragged to court, by Purdue
Pharma LP, which filed a petition in New Jersey Federal Court for alleged infringement of its insomnia
drug — Intermezzo. More...

Global trademark registration: India joins Madrid Protocol

(PTI , 08-Apr-2013 , The Hindu)

India on Monday joined the Madrid Protocol which will enable domestic companies and entrepreneurs to
obtain cost effective global trademark registration. More...

Most big patented drugs skip India

(Rupali Mukherjee , 8-Apr-2013 , The Times Of India)

Big pharma may be crying hoarse over India's "weak'' intellectual property environment, but over the
past five years or so, they have introduced only a handful of their patented blockbusters in the country.
Fear in Indian pharma over EU's demand to seize drugs in transit
(Sushmi Dey , 8-Apr-2013 , Business Standard)

Indian pharmaceutical firms have faced trouble over IPR-related issues in European ports in the past as
well More...

Pharma verdicts bring major changes in patents

(Niraj Mishra | ENS - NEW DELHI , 8-Apr-2013 , The New Indian Express)

The recent landmark judgements by the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court in the Novartis and the
Merck cases respectively have brought about largescale changes in the global pharma industry relating
to the manufacture, marketing and even patent protection laws. More...

Patent loss pushes Lipitor to 17th rank in 2012, Abbott's Humira is world's largest selling
(Sanjay Pingle , 8-Apr-2013 , Pharmabiz)

The most significant development in the global pharmaceutical market in 2012 is the displacement of
Lipitor of Pfizer from its number one pharmaceutical product by Humira of Abbott. More...

Indian pharma is high on profit, low on R&D

(Business Standard , 8-Apr-2013 , Business Standard )

The Indian pharmaceutical sector is in the news, with generic makers winning a series of administrative
and judicial victories against patent-holders. More...

Patent industry gets ready with budding agents

(Atul Sethi , 8-Apr-2013 , The Times Of India)

Twenty-three-year-old R Srinivas is a botany graduate who spends most of his time reading up the
Indian Patents Act nowadays. More...

India: pariah or pathbreaker of pharma world?

(8-Apr-2013 , DNA)

The Supreme Court ruling last week dismissing Swiss drug major Novartis AG’s bid for a patent for its
cancer drug Glivec hinged on the interpretation of Section 3(d) of India’s patent law which defines what
are not “inventions” under Indian law, and therefore not patentable. More...

First patent war in India’s diabetes market gets intense

(C.H. Unnikrishnan , 07-Apr-2013 , Livemint)

HC has rejected interim relief to Merck against Glenmark saying it had not made a strong case for an
injunction. More...

If you erode patents, where will innovations come from?, asks Dr Brian Druker
(Chidanand Rajghatta , 7-Apr-2013 , The Economic Times)

As a physician I want to see patients get the best treatment at an affordable cost. More...
Patent justice
(Sakthivel Selvaraj , 7-Apr-2013 , The Hindu)

The Supreme Court’s patent denial to Novartis for its anti-cancer drug Gleevec leaves the door open for
Indian pharmaceutical companies to produce their own versions of the drug. More...

And now, patents for genes

(Livemint , 07-Apr-2013 , Livemint)

India must quickly