Region: India

An unwelcome bend in jurisprudence for patent composition claims?

A recent judgment from the Delhi High Court emphasises procedural irregularities and denial of principles of natural justice resulting from the controller issuing a non-speaking order in a case involving non-patentable subject matter.

07 September 2022

Indian government urged to bolster patent examiner manpower to shift heavy backlog

Advisory body seeks tripling of IP office staff in bid to bring application timeframes in line with China and the US

01 September 2022

Protection of personal data – the journey starts again

The Indian government has recently withdrawn the Data Protection Bill as a result of recommended changes made by the Joint Parliamentary Committee. This followed opposition from various stakeholders in relation to numerous provisions of the bill.

31 August 2022

Infosys shifts patent filing strategy towards AI and digital experiences

IP head Faiz Rahman discusses a change in trend and the Indian software and IT services company’s focus on securing high quality assets

24 August 2022

The rise of EV patents in India

IP filings in EV-related technologies will likely see a rapid increase to keep pace with the expansion of the sector, and will be critical both in reducing carbon emissions and in powering economic growth.

24 August 2022

Winning IP strategies for small and medium-sized biotechs

Featured in IAM Life Sciences: Key issues for senior life sciences executives 2022

With the advancement in technologies related to various life sciences fields, the world has seen a significant increase in the number of SMEs in different fields in the life sciences sector, such as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. SMEs related to biotechnology have contributed to the global market by developing breakthrough products such as therapeutic bio drugs (peptides, antibodies, etc), biomedical devices (biofilms, etc) and diagnostic tools.

18 August 2022

The patent challenges of the Indian company set to become the world’s biggest biosimilars business

In an exclusive interview Biocon Biologics’ chief IP counsel explains the issues that he and his team focus on – and how an upcoming, big-ticket merger will lead to change

16 August 2022

Indian government moves to clear trademark backlog and speedily resolve disputes

Local experts welcome initiative to dispose of IP disputes at a record pace

12 August 2022

Indian 5G patent filings hit unprecedented levels

India is rapidly emerging as a leading jurisdiction for filing and securing patents on 5G-related technology. Applications in the space have risen steadily in recent years, with further filings anticipated by the end of 2022.

20 July 2022

Delhi High Court reaches landmark decision on patent examination report deadlines

The court’s ruling means that delays in responding to examination reports may be permitted when it is clear that an applicant does not intend to abandon their patent application and an unfavourable result is due to negligence on the part of the prosecuting agent.

29 June 2022

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