User: prashantiyengar Topic: IP
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Delhi High Court asks Roche to explain lawsuit over Avastin copy 24.5.2016 ET: Pharma
Roche, which invented the drug and markets it under the blockbuster brand ‘Avastin’, has argued that Hetero’s drug is not a biosimilar to bevacizumab.
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Press Release from Business Wire : Crystalplex Corp. 20.5.2016 TOI: Intl Business
PITTSBURGH, (BSW) -Crystalplex Corp., a pioneer in the development of high stability quantum dots, has announced a new development enabling increased brightness and color stability for LCD displays using cadmium-freeSapphire™ quantum dots.
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India's new IPR policy will foster innovation: US official 18.5.2016 ET: Policy
The remarks assume significance as the US continues to put India on its priority watch list for IPR through its Special 301 report which was released last month.
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Govt opens Tatkal window for faster patents to startups 18.5.2016 TOI: India Business
In a bid to encourage startups to patent their technologies, the government has slashed the fee by up to 80% and opened a special (Tatkal) window to expedite clearances for them as well as entities that route their global patent applications via the Indian Patents Office.
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Press Release from Business Wire : EnvisionTEC 17.5.2016 TOI: Intl Business
DEARBORN, (BSW) -EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of professional grade 3D printing solutions, announced today the launch of the SLCOM™ 1 industrial composite 3D printer.
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Pharma exports growth heading for a sharp decline, Crisil says 17.5.2016 TOI: India Business
ith the value of drugs going off-patent declining amid an increase in pricing pressures, exports growth in pharmaceutical formulations (in US dollar terms) would decline sharply to 10%-12% annually over the next five years, compared with a growth of about 19% achieved in the last decade, ratings agency Crisil has said.
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#dnaEdit: India must resist pressure to amend its patent laws 17.5.2016 DNA: Top News
The National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy promises to overhaul patents administration in India, but has raised concerns in the pharmaceutical industry and among those who seek a balance between IPR and free access to knowledge. Finance minister Arun Jaitley has asserted that India would retain its right to compulsory licensing in public interest to meet contingencies, and there would be no changes to Section 3(d) of the Indian Patents Act, which prevents ever-greening of drug patents. Though the policy claims that India’s patent laws are compliant with the Doha Declaration and the TRIPS (Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) Agreement, certain provisions in the policy document have alarmed the generic drugs industry. It promises to “carry out legislative changes” whenever existing laws become inadequate to address changes in the knowledge field.  With India constantly pressured by developed countries to amend its patent laws, it is feared that these changes can proceed only ...
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Intellectual Property Rights policy to help commercialise patents, copyrights: Government 16.5.2016 ET: Policy
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.
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Need to speed up process of granting patents: Wockhardt Chairman Habil Khorakiwala 16.5.2016 ET: Policy
The patent grant for a product is for 20 years and it hurts the industry if 8-10 years is taken to clear the application, he added.
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Philips eyes almost billion euro IPO windfall 16.5.2016 TOI: Intl Business
The Hague, May 16, 2016 (AFP) -Dutch electronics giant Philips announced Monday it will float 25 percent of its shares in a highly anticipated IPO of its lighting arm which could raise almost one billion euros. The Amsterdam-based company said it would release some 37.
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US Special 301 report on IPR a unilateral measure: Nirmala Sitharaman 16.5.2016 ET: Policy
It was alleged that India's IPR regime is not in compliance with global norms, a charge India strongly contests at all forums.
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Philips eyes almost billion euro windfall in May 27 IPO 16.5.2016 TOI: Intl Business
The Hague, May 16, 2016 (AFP) -Dutch electronics giant Philips announced Monday it would float 25 percent of its shares in a highly anticipated IPO set for May 27 which could raise almost one billion euros. The Amsterdam-based company said it would release some 37.
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Gilead Sciences withdraws writ petition in support of consolidating hearings over patent rights 16.5.2016 ET: Pharma
Legal experts questioned Gilead's decision to take up the matter at the Delhi HC, saying it ought to have directly approached the Kolkata Patent Office.
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IPR policy lacks specifics, won't be enough to foster innovation: Lobby groups 16.5.2016 ET: Policy
Some experts said the policy is an attempt to calm the nerves of India’s trade partners – especially the US – but has left stakeholders wanting more.
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Samsung patented a smartwatch that can project a screen onto your hand 15.5.2016 DNA: India
Samsung may just have the solution to the small screen problem on smartwatches. A projector on the smartwatch that uses your forearm or hand as a second which allows the smartwatch to display additional options. The company has filed for the patent, which was published on United States Patent and Trademark Office's official website shows details of how the smartwatch is expected to work. The new technology will work in tandem with three components: A camera, an image projector, and processor.  The image projector will display the second screen on your arm and the camera will capture all the interactions with the additional screen while the processor relays the information between the camera and image projector. “A wearable device that is configured to be worn on the body of a user and a control method thereof are provided. The wearable device includes an image projector configured  to project a virtual user interface (UI) screen, a camera configured to capture an image, and a processor configured to ...
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IPR policy to promote R&D, bring down waiting period: Nirmala Sitharaman 15.5.2016 ET: Policy
Talking about steps to reduce pendency of applications, Sitharaman said the ministry is recruiting people and giving them training and modernising offices.
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Patent cases hit as IPAB goes headless 14.5.2016 TOI: India
Patent and trademark disputes pending for years before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) will suffer some more delay, as the national body has now been reduced to a headless and a one-member institution.
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India unveils intellectual property rights policy 14.5.2016 Sify Finance
The Indian cabinet has given its approval to the country's first Intellectual Rights Property (IRP) policy in a bid to give an impetus to ease of doing business in the country.
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IPR policy to ensure patents don’t hit affordability of life-saving drugs: FM Arun Jaitley 14.5.2016 ET: Policy
Finance minister Arun Jaitley, who unveiled the policy after getting clearance from the Union cabinet, said the process to register a trademark may take only a month from next year.
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By 2017, it will only take one month to register trademarks, FM Jaitley promises 14.5.2016 DNA: Mumbai
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government is putting in place a mechanism to drastically bring down the time period for registration of a trademark to one month by 2017. He said: "Now in India, we have a very effective and a robust trademark law in place... It takes a lot of time for getting the registration done and our plan is to facilitate online applications and bring down the time period to one month by 2017." The move would help in cutting down the pendency of applications. The total number of patent applications and trademark registration requests pending as on February 1, 2016, are 2,37,029 and 5,44,171 respectively. Talking about the national IPR policy, the minister said capacity would be built to achieve objectives of the policy. Further, he said one has to balance the consideration of inventibility with public health considerations so that cost of medicines does not become prohibited because patent may itself create a monopoly. On compulsory licensing (CL), he said so far, ...
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