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The patent opposition process (Market intelligence)
Interested parties can use the two-stage opposition procedure to challenge a patent either pre or post-grant a broad window in which to take action
The viability of trade secret protection (Market intelligence)
Trade secrets can become a key factor in a business’s success. But this category of unconventional rights is largely ambiguous and unregulated
Protecting inventions in the life sciences sector (Market intelligence)
Although the life sciences industry offers huge potential for profit, rights holders must first negotiate a sensitive and complex legal framework
Protecting software (Market intelligence)
Software is too functional to be covered by copyright and too abstract to be embraced by patent law. So how can it be protected?
Geographical indications and traditional knowledge (Market intelligence)
Traditional knowledge usually lacks novelty, making it hard to obtain patent protection. So how can its misappropriation, abuse and misuse be prevented?
The keys to success in patent litigation (Market intelligence)
Winning a patent litigation suit can be tricky but by taking various key factors into account, rights holders can boost their chances of success
Designs: ensuring eye appeal (Market intelligence)
A design right protects a product’s unique visual identity. However, the dual nature of this right can lead to considerable confusion
Developing an effective anti-counterfeiting strategy for India (Market intelligence)
Anti-counterfeiting efforts in India are often dismissed as ‘luxury litigation’, but an effective strategy can benefit both rights holders and the country
The pitfalls of compulsory licensing in India (Market intelligence)
Compulsory licences can mitigate the impact of exclusive rights. However, the compulsory licensing provisions must be used sparingly to avoid stifling innovation
The parallel importation myth (Market intelligence)
Brand owners have long felt the law to be on the side of parallel importers. However, recent case law offers another perspective
Intellectual property and the Internet (Market intelligence)
By putting in place a well-crafted IP management programme, companies can maximise the benefits of and handle the challenges posed by the Internet
Successful licensing strategies: making the most of voluntary out-licensing (Market intelligence)
Out-licensing can bring major benefits to both licensees and rights holders, offering higher profits and enhanced competition. However, reluctance to outlicense still remains
Start-ups, data privacy and trade secrets (Market intelligence)
For many start-ups, the data they possess is their biggest source of value. These fledgling companies must have a defined strategy for protecting data as both a business asset and an IP right.
Protecting trade secrets in India (Market intelligence)
One of the biggest challenges that businesses face is the protection of their confidential business information. Not all types of information qualify for protection under the patent and copyright laws, but India offers avenues for trade secret protection.
Protection of GUIs under the Designs Act (Market intelligence)
Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are interfaces that allow users to interact and exchange information with electronic devices. Since GUIs are increasingly key to success in the market for software products, their protection has become more important than ever.
India’s CRI patent examination guidelines: three revisions, three visions (Market intelligence)
Despite or perhaps because of the three attempts by the Indian Patent Office to establish guidelines on computer-related inventions (CRIs), a great deal of confusion remains. This chapter looks into the evolution of the guidelines and what it means for IT businesses.
The patent opposition process (Market intelligence)
India's patent law provides for both pre-grant and post-grant opposition. This provides efficient and effective tool for parties interested in preventing or revoking the grant of a non-meritorious patent in an economical and swift manner.
The interplay between patents and anti-competitive practices (Market intelligence)
Antitrust laws aim to foster competition in the market by preventing abuse of dominant positions which patent rights naturally create. But the two fields of law are not necessarily antithetical, as both aim to balance interests and protect public interests.
Protecting intellectual property in media and entertainment (Market intelligence)
With more growth and investment, new players on the rise and rapid advancements in technology, the protection and enforcement of intellectual property has gained more importance in media and entertainment. A number of pressing issues related to this sector have come to the fore in India.
Belgium (Market intelligence)
A patent holder has several options to enforce its rights in Belgium. It can initiate substantive proceedings to obtain damages, an injunction and other measures available under the Patent Act (28th March 1984) (see question 16).
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