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Indian court casts critical eye on “strawman” patent opposition

As pre-grant challenges soar, Bombay court stresses that the right to oppose applications must not be abused

Indian court casts critical eye on “strawman” patent opposition
Applicants beware: patent oppositions are off the charts in India
9 Nov 2020

Applicants beware: patent oppositions are off the charts in India

Nearly 300% increase over a three-year span indicates greater attention being paid to publications in a jurisdiction where disputes are rising

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

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25 Nov 2020

New medical device regulations may affect patent filings for medical device inventions in India

India boasts a rapidly expanding medical devices sector and is adapting its legislation to accommodate this. However, those looking to file patents for medical devices in this country must be aware of certain aspects of the new regulations. Read more

20 Nov 2020

Patenting monoclonal antibodies in India – evolving law and practice

As eff orts continue to fi nd an eff ective treatment and vaccine for covid-19, monoclonal antibodies have been at the forefront of research with reportedly more than 100 covid-19 antibody treatments at various stages of clinical trials – some designed solely to deal with secondary eff ects of SARS-CoV-2 (eg, infl ammation), while others are designed to destroy the virus itself. Read more

11 Nov 2020

Amending and deleting patent claims – the view from India

The Indian Patent Act sets out clear provisions on how to amend patent claims, while the Patent Amendment Rules 2016 allow claims to be deleted under certain circumstances. However, further clarity from the IP office and appellate board are needed to develop a fully uniform practice. Read more

4 Nov 2020

Social media giants taste success in registering patents in India

Social media giants are expanding their patent portfolios in India, although it has not always been a smooth road to grant. Read more

Designs

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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

31 Oct 2019

IAM honours Asia’s IP leaders

The winners of our annual Asia IP Elite awards for the teams, deal and individual of the year were revealed before a sold-out crowd at IPBC Asia 2019 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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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

2 Oct 2020

InterDigital asks Delhi court for anti- anti-suit injunction in licensing fight with Xiaomi

As the pair's SEP FRAND battle escalates a few things don’t add up about a Chinese court’s earlier ruling against the US business Read more

28 Sep 2020

Chinese court hits InterDigital with anti-suit order

Wuhan court seeks to set global royalty rate in dispute between NPE and Xiaomi, the latest sign that Chinese courts want to claim a greater role in adjudicating FRAND matters Read more

Law & Policy

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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

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 Sep 2020

Senator Tillis leads call for biopharma patent protection in any US-India trade deal

Letter to US Trade Representative from head of the Senate's IP sub-committee comes amid growing efforts to put a mini agreement between the two countries in place before November's presidential election Read more

1 Sep 2020

US-India trade negotiations could prove an IP turning point

A deal – potentially including reforms to controversial Indian patent laws – is said to be almost agreed with time running out before American presidential elections Read more

Litigation

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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

2 Oct 2020

InterDigital asks Delhi court for anti- anti-suit injunction in licensing fight with Xiaomi

As the pair's SEP FRAND battle escalates a few things don’t add up about a Chinese court’s earlier ruling against the US business Read more

28 Sep 2020

Chinese court hits InterDigital with anti-suit order

Wuhan court seeks to set global royalty rate in dispute between NPE and Xiaomi, the latest sign that Chinese courts want to claim a greater role in adjudicating FRAND matters Read more

Market Developments

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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

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

28 Sep 2020

Chinese court hits InterDigital with anti-suit order

Wuhan court seeks to set global royalty rate in dispute between NPE and Xiaomi, the latest sign that Chinese courts want to claim a greater role in adjudicating FRAND matters Read more

5 Sep 2020

Covid-19 shows promise of AI tools – innovators need IP protection, and fast

Breakthroughs by startups across the APAC region show the IP system is working as intended to incentivise innovation - even in a crowded patent landscape Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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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

2 Oct 2020

InterDigital asks Delhi court for anti- anti-suit injunction in licensing fight with Xiaomi

As the pair's SEP FRAND battle escalates a few things don’t add up about a Chinese court’s earlier ruling against the US business Read more

28 Sep 2020

Chinese court hits InterDigital with anti-suit order

Wuhan court seeks to set global royalty rate in dispute between NPE and Xiaomi, the latest sign that Chinese courts want to claim a greater role in adjudicating FRAND matters 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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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

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

2 Oct 2020

InterDigital asks Delhi court for anti- anti-suit injunction in licensing fight with Xiaomi

As the pair's SEP FRAND battle escalates a few things don’t add up about a Chinese court’s earlier ruling against the US business Read more

Strategy

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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

4 Aug 2020

Patent suits keep coming as India undergoes China tech backlash

Xiaomi and other brands face legal challenges as country rethinks bilateral tech trade and pushes to create its own national champion Read more

Technology Licensing

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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

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

2 Oct 2020

InterDigital asks Delhi court for anti- anti-suit injunction in licensing fight with Xiaomi

As the pair's SEP FRAND battle escalates a few things don’t add up about a Chinese court’s earlier ruling against the US business 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

Trade Secrets

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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

5 Sep 2020

Covid-19 shows promise of AI tools – innovators need IP protection, and fast

Breakthroughs by startups across the APAC region show the IP system is working as intended to incentivise innovation - even in a crowded patent landscape 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

26 Mar 2020

Trade secrets not akin to property in India, says Delhi High Court

The recent decision highlights patchy protection in India and highlights potential pitfalls in know-how licensing Read more

Valuation

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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

9 Jan 2020

NPE’s litigation move may be a sign of things to come in the healthcare sector

Move by Parallax Health Sciences is an indication that patent assertion plays could increasingly affect life sciences companies as their use of digital technologies increases Read more

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