Fresh Allegations Of Plagiarism Haunt Professors Appointed By JNU’s VC

Days after the Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi changed the constitution of the selection committee that appoints faculty members, students allege that at least five of the new appointees, and two other professors, were guilty of plagiarising the work of foreign scholars for their doctoral and MPhil dissertations.

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Gilead May Have Forfeited Ownership of Its Blockbuster Hepatitis Drug Patents

Attorneys and a patent agent with Pepper Hamilton LLP look at the implications of a controversy stemming from an alleged failure to report NIH funding in a patent relating to Gilead Sciences Inc.’s blockbuster hepatitis C drugs.

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New Hampshire Court: First Amendment Protects Criticism of “Patent Troll”

A New Hampshire state court has dismissed a defamation suit filed by a patent owner unhappy that it had been called a “patent troll.” The court ruled [PDF] that the phrase “patent troll” and other rhetorical characterizations are not the type of factual statements that can be the basis of a…

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Amazon Has A Patent That Would Allow It To Listen In On Your Conversations

Amazon has come under fire after a patent application emerged that would allow the company’s Echo speaker to listen for certain key words during people’s conversations. The patent, filed in the US, describes how the speaker would employ ‘vocal-sniffing’ technology to listen for key words, Amazon could then start deploying advertising that would target those words.

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US needs more positive patent dialogue, says Andrei Iancu

olm26250 / iStockphoto.com Andrei Iancu, director of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has said the US must create a more positive dialogue around patents. Iancu made his remarks at the US Chamber of Commerce Patent Policy conference yesterday, April 11.

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China deals with more than 460 cases of copyright infringement – Xinhua | English.news.cn

BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhua) — China dealt with more than 460 cases involving copyright infringement in the first three months of the year, the National Office for the Fight Against Pornography and Illegal Publications said Thursday.

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Delhi HC Recognizes Copyright On Photos Uploaded On Facebook [Read Order] | Live Law

The Delhi High Court has recently recognized copyright on photos uploaded on Facebook. The order was passed by Justice Manmohan on a suit for permanent injunction filed by Fairmount Hotels Pvt. Ltd., demanding that one Mr. Bhupendra Singh be restrained from infringing their copyright. It had alleged that Mr. Singh, who was managing their Hotel …

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Total WIPOut: IT chief finds his own job advertised

UN patent body WIPO is advertising for a new IT chief in a move widely seen as a reprisal against the current man in the job who blew the whistle on the dodgy behaviour of his boss.

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VirnetX wins $502 million in latest patent trial against Apple

Patent licensing company VirnetX Holding Corp on Tuesday won a $502 million verdict from Apple Inc, but that award as well as a judgment last year are both vulnerable on appeal following the invalidation of VirnetX’s patents by U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

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Delhi High Court rejects Monsanto plea on BT cotton patent

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday disallowed a plea by American agricultural biotechnology firm Monsanto to enforce its patent for its genetically modified (Bt) cotton seed varieties ‘Bollgard’ and the widely used ‘Bollgard II’ in India. The government controls trait value (royalty) the firm receives on the technology from some 50 domestic seed companies.

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भारत में मानवाधिकार के बिना बौद्धिक संपदा उत्पादन की आकांक्षा

बौद्धिक संपदा कानून भारत के लिए नई खोज नहीं हैं। 1947 में भारतीय स्वतंत्रता के बाद से पेटेंट और कॉपीराइट कानून अस्तित्व में रहें हैं। ये कानून हमें अंग्रेजों से विरासत में मिले थे। भारत ने आज़ादी के बाद भी एक कमज़ोर पेटेंट कानून अपनाया क्यूंकि भारत ज्यादातर टेक्नोलॉजी विकसित देशों से आयात करता रहा है। पेटेंट के विपरीत, भारत ने 1947 में स्वतंत्रता के बाद अंतरराष्ट्रीय घटनाक्रम के अनुरूप अपने कॉपीराइट कानून में निरंतर परिवर्तन किए।

1994 में ट्रिप्स समझौते को अपनाने के बाद भारत को अपने पेटेंट कानून में महत्वपूर्ण बदलाव करना पड़ा। यह कोई आश्चर्य की बात नहीं है कि भारत को ट्रिप्स समझौते के तहत अपना दायित्व को पूरा करने के लिए अपने कॉपीराइट कानून में बहुत कम बदलाव करना पड़ा था। हालांकि आज तक कॉपीराइट उद्योग यूनाइटेड किंगडम और संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका की तरह विकसित नहीं हो पाया है।

और आश्चर्य की बात है की भारत में पिछले १० साल से एक विकसित पेटेंट कानून लागू है, पर हम लोग अभी भी भारत से एक बड़ी खोज या आविष्कार की प्रतीक्षा कर रहे हैं|

भारत में बौद्धिक संपदा के उत्पादन की कमी के कारणों में से एक ख़राब शिक्षा प्रणाली को जिम्मेदार ठहराया जा सकता है जिसमे की रट के याद रखने पर ज्यादा जोर दिया जाता है और गहन सोच को ज्यादा महत्व नहीं दिया जाता है। हालांकि, ख़राब शिक्षा प्रणाली की तुलना में अधिक महत्वपूर्ण कारण यह तथ्य है कि आज भी भारत में वास्तविक और प्रभावी मानवाधिकार नहीं हैं। भाषण और अभिव्यक्ति की किसी भी वास्तविक स्वतंत्रता के बिना हमारे दिमाग से कुछ भी पैदा करना लगभग असंभव है। यदि मन सोचने और अभिव्यक्त करने के लिए स्वतंत्र नहीं है तो हम भारत में किसी भी बौद्धिक संपदा को कैसे बनाने की उम्मीद करते हैं। आख़िरकार, बौद्धिक संपदा हमारे मन की रचनाएँ हैं।

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Amazon Alexa patent sparks privacy concerns

Amazon has reaffirmed its commitment to user privacy after a patent filed by the company emerged that uses ‘voice-sniffing’ technology to listen for key words in conversations. A patent filed in the US describes how listening to conversations with “sniffer algorithms” could be used to learn about customer likes and dislikes for the purpose of targeted advertising and product recommendations.

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Solutions for a Stalled NAFTA: Stop Pushing So Hard on IP, and Release the Text

The deadline for concluding a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), originally scheduled for last year, has continued to slip. An eighth and final formal round of negotiations was cancelled last week, and despite earlier optimistic plans that the parties could…

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Economists Say U.S. Tariffs Are Wrong Move on a Valid Issue

Mr. Trump has long railed against Chinese trade practices, and he has long criticized previous presidents for their approach to the issue. This year, he has pushed aggressively on the issue. He levied tariffs on imported steel and aluminum that were largely viewed as a shot at Chinese oversupply of those metals.

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Reddit Copyright Complaints Jump 138% But Almost Half Get Rejected – TorrentFreak

As part of its now annual Transparency Report, Reddit has revealed that copyright complaints sent to the platform under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act jumped 138% in 2017. While the leap is significant, the numbers involved a still surprisingly low for a platform of its size.

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