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Creation of an IP division in Delhi is superficial for now, but could pay dividends in the long run

The new specialist court is a good signal for India even if its practical effects in the short term will be limited

Creation of an IP division in Delhi is superficial for now, but could pay dividends in the long run
Delhi High Court ruling against AstraZeneca could spell trouble for pharma innovators
29 Jul 2021

Delhi High Court ruling against AstraZeneca could spell trouble for pharma innovators

A recent decision puts selection drug patents in jeopardy

New IP division at Delhi High Court is another step forward for Indian patent litigation
9 Jul 2021

New IP division at Delhi High Court is another step forward for Indian patent litigation

Judges announced for new bench that will handle patent office appeals as well as infringement litigation

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9 Sep 2021

Private practice leadership roundtable

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8 Jul 2021

Nokia launches patent litigation against Oppo across Europe and Asia

The two companies have been re-negotiating a 2018 licensing deal covering wireless technologies Read more

29 Jun 2021

Patenting activity in India remains strong despite pandemic

Indian Patent Office also largely maintained its efficiency gains during 2020, after years of investment in examination capacity Read more

28 Jun 2021

With patent licensors already knocking at the door, Reliance Jio will need IP savvy to deliver $50 handset

Asia’s richest man has promised the world’s cheapest smartphone; controlling IP costs will be key Read more

Designs

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15 Apr 2021

How India can chart a course to IP leadership

Top voices from industry and private practice reckon with the strengths and weaknesses of country’s IP environment Read more

29 Sep 2020

Impact of new hires felt as examinations surge at Indian patent office

Filings continue to grow as authorities say greater efficiency continues to be a priority Read more

11 Aug 2020

India’s IP office backs calls to abolish patent appeal board

Public records request reveals high-level support for a reform that would hand patent validity questions back to the courts Read more

17 Jul 2020

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course

Telco plans to make smartphones and produce made-in-India 5G network gear. The company recently landed in hot water for copying the design of Zoom’s teleconferencing platform Read more

Finance

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17 Jul 2020

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course

Telco plans to make smartphones and produce made-in-India 5G network gear. The company recently landed in hot water for copying the design of Zoom’s teleconferencing platform Read more

5 May 2020

Data the key focus of big tech inroads in India

Investments by Facebook and Silver Lake in telecoms leader Reliance Jio bring lively discussion over data ownership to the fore Read more

22 Jul 2019

Indian startups clash over payment patent

Dispute over secure QR transaction tech follows years of government efforts to stimulate patent filing among the country’s venture-backed companies Read more

5 Jun 2018

Coolpad hints at India suit against Xiaomi, but it may not have much ammunition there

Shenzhen-based Coolpad is seeking to keep up the pressure on Xiaomi as the start-up heads toward its initial public offering in Hong Kong. This time, chief IP officer Nancy Zhang has stated that Coolpad is open to expanding the pair's litigation… Read more

Frand/SEPS

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4 Mar 2021

India’s Reliance Jio faces SEP suit in Delhi court

Dolby sues telco provider that’s making a play to be the country’s top tech champion with a new smartphone project Read more

2 Mar 2021

New data sheds light on the globalisation of SEPs

Update to study of ‘core’ 5G assets still has Huawei in the driver’s seat, while another report shows growing importance of markets like India and Southeast Asia Read more

7 Jan 2021

Delhi court limits confidentiality measures in high profile SEP suit

Judge rules that in-house Xiaomi representatives must have access to evidence relied on by InterDigital in FRAND case Read more

2 Dec 2020

Philips turns up the heat on Chinese phone brands in India

New cases against Vivo and Xiaomi added, with company seeking injunctions from Delhi High Court Read more

Law & Policy

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26 Jun 2021

For India and other countries, an IP waiver is a distraction not a solution to the covid-19 vaccine crisis

A TRIPs suspension will not provide the shot in the arm that millions of Indians need, but the country does have a major role to play in supplying vaccines to the world Read more

17 Jun 2021

Everything you need to know about the covid-19 IP waiver negotiations

With text-based discussions of a TRIPS suspension about to get underway, IAM highlights the key issues to be aware of. Read more

18 May 2021

India resists calls to use existing compulsory licensing powers for covid drugs

Despite advocacy of TRIPS waiver, the country’s government has expressed reluctance to bypass patent rights Read more

5 May 2021

Top judge's blueprint for the future of IP litigation in India

The Long Read: Justice Manmohan Singh was the chair of the recently abolished Intellectual Property Appellate Board and before that sat on the bench of the Delhi High Court where he presided over a series of landmark patent cases. In an exclusive interview, he talks about his shock at the Indian government's decision to do away with the board but argues that rights holders should not lose hope for the future Read more

Litigation

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27 May 2021

India – slowly but surely

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7 May 2021

InterDigital's Indian anti anti-suit injunction confirmed in escalation of Xiaomi dispute

According to the US company’s latest quarterly filing, the Delhi High Court has made an earlier interim ruling permanent Read more

5 May 2021

Top judge's blueprint for the future of IP litigation in India

The Long Read: Justice Manmohan Singh was the chair of the recently abolished Intellectual Property Appellate Board and before that sat on the bench of the Delhi High Court where he presided over a series of landmark patent cases. In an exclusive interview, he talks about his shock at the Indian government's decision to do away with the board but argues that rights holders should not lose hope for the future Read more

4 Mar 2021

India’s Reliance Jio faces SEP suit in Delhi court

Dolby sues telco provider that’s making a play to be the country’s top tech champion with a new smartphone project Read more

Market Developments

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15 Apr 2021

How India can chart a course to IP leadership

Top voices from industry and private practice reckon with the strengths and weaknesses of country’s IP environment Read more

4 Mar 2021

India’s Reliance Jio faces SEP suit in Delhi court

Dolby sues telco provider that’s making a play to be the country’s top tech champion with a new smartphone project Read more

2 Mar 2021

New data sheds light on the globalisation of SEPs

Update to study of ‘core’ 5G assets still has Huawei in the driver’s seat, while another report shows growing importance of markets like India and Southeast Asia Read more

14 Dec 2020

The Asia IP Elite – a shared commitment to excellence across very different markets

IAM reveals the top in-house IP teams from India, Southeast Asia and Australasia Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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7 May 2021

InterDigital's Indian anti anti-suit injunction confirmed in escalation of Xiaomi dispute

According to the US company’s latest quarterly filing, the Delhi High Court has made an earlier interim ruling permanent Read more

26 Oct 2020

Headache relief for high-tech patent owners as working requirements ease in key Asian markets

Requirements to practise granted patents have long complicated the strategies of IP owners in India and Indonesia, but recent weeks have brought positive developments for rightsholders in both countries Read more

13 Oct 2020

Indian court to welcome more SEP cases with new rules for patent disputes

Delhi High Court moves to standardise the structure of patent lawsuits and enshrine licensor-friendly measures such as confidentiality clubs Read more

9 Oct 2020

Indian court hands InterDigital anti anti-suit injunction in Xiaomi fight

Ruling declares that earlier Chinese decision had “effectively rendered it impossible for the plaintiff to continue to prosecute these proceedings” Read more

Patent Pools

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4 Sep 2020

Xiaomi’s patent plays prepare it for a global role

The Beijing-based smartphone manufacturer has been busy doing licensing deals and making acquisitions, not only to build its strength at home but also on the international stage Read more

27 Feb 2020

India Inc's increasing exposure to the licensing world poses big challenges

Reliance Industries, Wipro and other tech players discussed the barriers to getting an out-licensing programme up and running at IPBC India in Bengaluru Read more

17 Jul 2018

After almost a decade of litigation, Philips wins India’s first-ever SEP infringement decision

Dutch company comes out on top in the first Indian SEP trial to go the distance. But the ruling does not offer much guidance on what's FRAND, practitioners explain. Read more

25 Jun 2018

No settlement for Xiaomi and Ericsson in India, but the Chinese firm can sell MediaTek-powered devices there

Some recent statements by MediaTek CFO David Ku stirred rumours that Xiaomi and Ericsson had settled their patent dispute in India, but the Swedish telecom has confirmed to IAM that there is no truth to this. It means Xiaomi will head into its Hong… Read more

Patents Law

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26 Jun 2021

For India and other countries, an IP waiver is a distraction not a solution to the covid-19 vaccine crisis

A TRIPs suspension will not provide the shot in the arm that millions of Indians need, but the country does have a major role to play in supplying vaccines to the world Read more

17 Jun 2021

Everything you need to know about the covid-19 IP waiver negotiations

With text-based discussions of a TRIPS suspension about to get underway, IAM highlights the key issues to be aware of. Read more

27 May 2021

India – slowly but surely

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18 May 2021

India resists calls to use existing compulsory licensing powers for covid drugs

Despite advocacy of TRIPS waiver, the country’s government has expressed reluctance to bypass patent rights Read more

Strategy

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14 Dec 2020

The Asia IP Elite – a shared commitment to excellence across very different markets

IAM reveals the top in-house IP teams from India, Southeast Asia and Australasia Read more

20 Oct 2020

Proposal to waive TRIPS is the latest sign of deepening global IP rifts over covid-19

WHO-backed proposal seeks to suspend key multilateral protections for patents and trade secrets Read more

4 Sep 2020

Xiaomi’s patent plays prepare it for a global role

The Beijing-based smartphone manufacturer has been busy doing licensing deals and making acquisitions, not only to build its strength at home but also on the international stage Read more

12 Aug 2020

Reimagining the patent grant process

Issuance of IP rights must be capable of rapid and radical change to keep up with the tech it protects Read more

Technology Licensing

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26 Jun 2021

For India and other countries, an IP waiver is a distraction not a solution to the covid-19 vaccine crisis

A TRIPs suspension will not provide the shot in the arm that millions of Indians need, but the country does have a major role to play in supplying vaccines to the world Read more

17 Jun 2021

Everything you need to know about the covid-19 IP waiver negotiations

With text-based discussions of a TRIPS suspension about to get underway, IAM highlights the key issues to be aware of. Read more

7 May 2021

InterDigital's Indian anti anti-suit injunction confirmed in escalation of Xiaomi dispute

According to the US company’s latest quarterly filing, the Delhi High Court has made an earlier interim ruling permanent Read more

26 Oct 2020

Headache relief for high-tech patent owners as working requirements ease in key Asian markets

Requirements to practise granted patents have long complicated the strategies of IP owners in India and Indonesia, but recent weeks have brought positive developments for rightsholders in both countries Read more

Trade Secrets

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26 Jun 2021

For India and other countries, an IP waiver is a distraction not a solution to the covid-19 vaccine crisis

A TRIPs suspension will not provide the shot in the arm that millions of Indians need, but the country does have a major role to play in supplying vaccines to the world Read more

17 Jun 2021

Everything you need to know about the covid-19 IP waiver negotiations

With text-based discussions of a TRIPS suspension about to get underway, IAM highlights the key issues to be aware of. Read more

15 Apr 2021

How India can chart a course to IP leadership

Top voices from industry and private practice reckon with the strengths and weaknesses of country’s IP environment Read more

26 Oct 2020

Headache relief for high-tech patent owners as working requirements ease in key Asian markets

Requirements to practise granted patents have long complicated the strategies of IP owners in India and Indonesia, but recent weeks have brought positive developments for rightsholders in both countries Read more

Valuation

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26 Oct 2020

Headache relief for high-tech patent owners as working requirements ease in key Asian markets

Requirements to practise granted patents have long complicated the strategies of IP owners in India and Indonesia, but recent weeks have brought positive developments for rightsholders in both countries Read more

5 May 2020

Data the key focus of big tech inroads in India

Investments by Facebook and Silver Lake in telecoms leader Reliance Jio bring lively discussion over data ownership to the fore Read more

24 Apr 2020

Private equity investor buys majority stake in IP pioneer Ocean Tomo

New capital will help Chicago-based business scale-up as it looks to develop new marketplace, says firm's head Jim Malackowski; possible expansion of international arm into India and Brazil also being considered Read more

6 Feb 2020

Key takeaways from IAM’s 2020 Pharma and Biotech IP event

The UPC, the rise of AI, international patent litigation and pharma patent dealmaking were among the hot topics discussed at this year’s conference Read more