User: Genecampaign Topic: IP
Category: patents :: everywhere
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Seed companies say Monsanto spreading falsehoods on patent rights 22.9.2016 ET: Agriculture
Officials of the patent office have clarified in a meeting that while genes and biotechnology processes can be patented, seeds and transgenic plants cannot be patented.
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Corrected: Tech licensing firm Tessera to buy DTS to grow in audio market 21.9.2016 Sify Finance
(Corrects to say "provider of audio technology" not "maker of audio equipment" in fourth bullet and first paragraph)
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Accenture breaks blockchain taboo with editing system 20.9.2016 Sify Finance
By Jemima Kelly
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Tech licensing firm Tessera to buy DTS to grow in audio market 20.9.2016 Sify Finance
By Aishwarya Venugopal and Rishika Sadam
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Apple has just filed a patent aimed at reinventing, the paper bag! 20.9.2016 DNA: Opinion
Apple has filed for a patent. And not just any patent. A patent for a paper bag. Yes, the maker of the iPhone, MacBooks and iPads plans to reinvent the paper bag. Here’s what’s different. In March, Apple filed for a patent application which includes an abstract description, “A paper bag is disclosed. The paper bag may include a bag container formed of white solid bleached sulfate paper with at least 60 percent post-consumer content.” Shedding more light on the bag, the first claim hints at the paper bag’s handle is formed entirely of paper fibers knitted in an 8-stitch circular-knit pattern and has a diameter of at least 6.5 millimeters. The patent has gone on to describe the bag extensively, with statements such as, “Those skilled in the art will readily appreciate that the detailed description given herein with respect to these figures is for explanatory purposes only and should not be construed as limiting.” However, Apple has not shared any details as to what it plans to do with this classic patented ...
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dna Tech Reads: From an Tesla's Hyperloop in India to the iPhone 7 teardown 18.9.2016 DNA: Mumbai
1. NASA's Cassini to make final, closest observations of Saturn Beginning on November 30, Cassini's orbit will send the spacecraft just past the outer edge of the main rings. Read more here . 2. Indian-origin scientist Ramesh Raskar bags Lemelson-MIT Prize worth 500,000 dollars Ramesh Raskar currently has more than 75 patents to his name and has written over 120 reviewed publications. Read more here . 3. Tesla’s Hyperloop may just see a pilot happening at the Mumbai-Pune Expressway Nitin Gadkari, said he held a meeting with Musk and senior officials from Tesla suggesting that they explore Hyperloop opportunities in India. Read more here . 4. Hubble telescope captures best view of comet 332P disintegrating The resulting debris is now scattered along a 4,828-km-long trail. Read more here . 5. iPhone 7 teardown reveals battery capacity: Report Chipworks shared some interesting details on the iPhone 7 teardown process. Read more here ...
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I had 15 clients calling me in a day asking if they could get on to Pokemon Go: Ansible's Travis Johnson 14.9.2016 ET: Brand Equity
Johnson feels their work can help in getting young people to participate in the political processes of the country.
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HP to acquire Samsung's printer business for $1.05 billion 13.9.2016 DNA: Wide Angle
IT major HP today said it will acquire Samsung Electronics' printer business in a deal valued at USD 1.05 billion, a move that will allow the US-based company further consolidate its position in the USD 55 billion A3 copier industry. The acquisition will bring an intellectual property portfolio of more than 6,500 printing patents and a workforce of about 6,000 employees globally, including nearly 1,300 researchers and engineers. Samsung has key engineering centre in South Korea with operations in the US, India, China, Japan, Russia, Canada, Brazil and other countries. HP, created as part of the breakup of Hewlett-Packard Co. last year, sells personal computers. However, it gets a significant chunk of its profit from supplying ink and toner for the printers it sells. However, HP's printing division revenue fell 14 per cent in the latest quarter, while overall sales was down about 4 per cent to USD 11.9 billion. In India, HP is estimated to have close to 2,000 employees in the printer division, including ...
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Microsoft to reportedly unveil Surface All-in-one PC in October 10.9.2016 DNA: Evolutions
Microsoft is likely to host an event in October to launch the new Surface device.
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India's embrace of mediocrity 8.9.2016 Rediff: Columns
Indians thrive in ordinariness -- from academia and science to business and military power. Sports is just an apt metaphor, says Shekhar Gupta.
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NPCI is attempting to get a patent for its UPI technology 7.9.2016 ET: Policy
Unified Payments is a seamless payments mechanism that allows bank customers to send and receive money via a smartphone in real time.
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Sony to create new category of in-home lifestyle products exclusively for India 6.9.2016 ET: Electronics
Hibi said Sony is studying possibility of setting up its own factory in India, an option that’s may become viable with the planned implementation of GST.
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Grape farmers demand central assistance to import disease free varieties 31.8.2016 ET: Agriculture
EU has proposed to reduce the minimum residue level of chlormequat chloride, the growth regulator used on grapes, from 0.05 parts per million to 0.01 per cent.
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Arvind Panagariya sees good monsoon and reforms pushing growth to 8% this year 30.8.2016 ET: Indicators
"I feel we should cross 8 per cent because nothing I see takes away from what we had last year," Panagariya said.
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India to be amongst top five global pharma innovation hubs by 2020: Assocham 29.8.2016 Sify Finance
[India], Aug 29 (ANI): To push India into top five pharmaceutical innovation hubs by 2020 and establish global presence by launching one out of every five to 10 drugs discovered in India at global
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iPhones in the future may save images and fingerprints of thieves 26.8.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
Apple is reportedly attempting to crack down on iPhone thieves with their newer models, by secretly gathering biometric information on them. A patent filed by the company, and published today , describes a system that covertly captures a photo and a fingerprint of a phone thief. The fact that Apple has filed a patent means we could even see this feature in upcoming iPhone and iPad models. According to the filing, the security system would be triggered by someone other than the user attempting to unlock the phone, or a unauthorized access by a third party device. In addition, the patent says the iphone may take “one or more fingerprints, one or more images of a current user of the computing device, video of the current user, audio of the environment of the computing device, forensic interface use information, and so on. The computing device may then provide the stored biometric information for identification of one or more unauthorized users." However, Apple’s TouchID fingerprint sensor may not yet be at ...
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A look at India's 15-place jump in Global Innovation Index 25.8.2016 ET: Indicators
This holistic approach to innovation was particularly relevant to India, although Dutta had a global perspective in mind when he conceived the idea.
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IIT Council clears Project Vishwajeet to raise IITs at par with the world's best 24.8.2016 ET: Education
Professors would teach a semester in the IIT for the next three years. They would be compensated as per their current compensation structure.
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Gillette sues Schick maker over claims for Mach3 rival 24.8.2016 Sify Finance
By Jonathan Stempel
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Swamy attacks CEA Arvind Subramanian again 21.8.2016 TOI: Home
Swamy had in late June trained his guns on Arvind Subramanian and demanded his sacking for allegedly taking anti-India stance when he was an IMF economist at Washington prior to joining the Finance Ministry. Arun Jaitley had debunked Swamy's call saying "Government has full confidence in CEA."
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