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“Novartis AG v Union of India” Patent Case

In 2006, the Indian patent office had rejected the patent application for Novartis cancer drug, “Glivec” on grounds that – –    The original molecule imatinib was in public domain before 1995—the cut-off year...

Everything About “Foreign Filing Permit” That An Indian Inventor Should Know 0

Everything About “Foreign Filing Permit” That An Indian Inventor Should Know

In the area of “Intellectual Property”, a patent applicant is required to obtain a written Foreign Filing License FFL permit from the national patent office prior to applying for a foreign patent. When FFL...

A Sneak Peak into Defensive Patent License, Launching in Feb 2014 0

A Sneak Peak into Defensive Patent License, Launching in Feb 2014

The Defensive Patent Licence (DPL) will be formally launched on February 28, 2014 at a conference in Berkeley. It is a patent license proposed by directors of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy...

WARF Patent Challenge & Patent Eligibility of Stem Cells Innovations 0

WARF Patent Challenge & Patent Eligibility of Stem Cells Innovations

The pluripotent stem cell patents issued in the name of The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (“WARF”), the non-profit technology transfer office of the University of Wisconsin at Madison are related to human embryonic stem...

China Pushes Anti-trust Probe of Nokia-Microsoft Acquisition To II Phase, To Protect Local Brands 0

China Pushes Anti-trust Probe of Nokia-Microsoft Acquisition To II Phase, To Protect Local Brands

While the Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia  has already been given the green light in other countries, including the United States and Europe and the two companies are expected to close it in the first quarter...

How Trade Secrets Protect Intellectual Property? 1

How Trade Secrets Protect Intellectual Property?

“Trade Secrets” in which a company keeps vital information a secret rather than disclosing it for patent protection, can be vital to companies operating in some specific businesses. For instance, startups who have to...

TPP & Its Connection with Intellectual Property as a Global Economic Strategy 1

TPP & Its Connection with Intellectual Property as a Global Economic Strategy

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty is a 12-nation trade pact that is designed by the US and that aims to eventually include all of the Asia-Pacific countries. At present, the TPP member countries are:...

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