Cross-licensing negotiations: A structured approach to patent risk mitigation

A structured business approach to patent cross-licensing negotiations. When managing many of cross-licensing negotiations it can be hard to prioritize your activities. In a recent case, the client experienced this very thing and felt they would benefit from a clear overview of their efforts.

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Reckitt Benckiser moves Delhi HC against Patanjali

Reckitt Benckiser moves Delhi high court against Patanjali’s Green Flush Toilet Cleaner for the latter’s deceptive similarities with Benckiser’s product Harpic

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Patent owners can appeal PTAB rulings on timeliness, Federal…

By Jan WolfeA federal appeals court on Monday said patent owners canappeal determinations by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board thatinter partes review proceedings were commenced within thestatute of limitations.The U.S.

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Singapore tech firms to pilot innovations in India

Singapore tech start-ups will have a much easier ride in India, thanks to an agreement signed yesterday. The deal will let Singaporean firms pilot innovations in India and acquire best practices from tech companies in what has become a thriving innovation centre.

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NPPA lens on five pharma companies for Hepatitis C drug overcharge

MUMBAI | NEW DELHI: Five pharmaceutical companies including Cipla, Hetero and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories are under the Indian regulator’s scanner for allegedly overcharging for a new Hepatitis C combination which they launched without waiting for price approval.

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India 2nd largest contributor to IBM’s over 9,000 patents in 2017

Tech giant IBM today said it received 9,043 patents in 2017, with India accounting for over 800 patents making the country the second highest contributor to the record tally. IBM inventors received a record 9,043 patents in 2017, marking the company’s 25th consecutive year of US patent leadership and crossing the one lakh-patent milestone.

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SC for larger warnings on cigarette packs

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed a Karnataka High Court order reducing the size of pictorial warnings on packages of tobacco products to 40% of the package space. The court foregrounded the health of citizens over the concerns of the tobacco industry and favoured a government regulation requiring packets of tobacco products to sport pictorial warnings covering 85% of their packaging space.

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Cybercrime victims can complain online

The Ministry of Home Affairs is set to launch a web portal where people who have faced online abuse and victims of cybercrimes like financial frauds can register complaints on a real-time basis. The Centre also plans to give access rights to banks on the portal to address cases of fraudulent transactions online.

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Spices Board urges farmers to get geographical indication labels for products

KOCHI: Spices Board chairman A Jayathilak has urged farmers and exporters to obtain geographical indication (GI) labels for their quality spices. He said on Monday that geographical indication is one of the tools to promote products in the global market.

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Media Giant Can Keep Seized Ad Revenue From Pirate Sites – TorrentFreak

A federal court in Florida has signed a default judgment against more than two dozen relatively small pirate sites. The order grants media conglomerate ABS-CBN ownership of the associated domain names. In addition, it can keep the sites’ previously seized advertising revenue from networks including Google Adsense and MGID.

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Don’t File That Patent Yet. File A Provisional Patent Application First.

Speed to market is paramount today. Whether you are a creative person, inventor, entrepreneur, startup, medium-sized enterprise, or Fortune 500 company, there’s no doubt that filing intellectual property quickly after the conception of a new invention, innovation, or service is an absolute must.

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Not So Blurred Lines – IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Some IP commentators love to hate the Blurred Lines music copyright decision. A primary critique has stoked unnecessary fear in musicians that the decision blurs the line between protectable expression and unprotectable style or genre. Much of the animosity, however, is based on misunderstanding or misconstruing the law or facts.

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Israel’s anti-trust regulator to look at internet giants

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s anti-trust regulator said it will look at the business practices of internet giants such as Facebook and Google to make sure they are not stifling competition. “We will look closely at the activity of the internet giants to see whether they are abusing their power and breaching the Anti-Trust Authority’s rules,” the head of the authority, Michal Halperin, told parliament’s Economic Affairs Committee.

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Boost to gravitational wave study

India’s role in studying gravitational waves – touted as one of the most important discoveries of the recent past – will increase once the proposed gravitational wave observatory is set up in the country, said David Reitze, executive director of Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).

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Spices Board urges farmers, exporters to market their products with GI labels

Observing that marketing of spices is a major issue as compared to production, Spices Board Chairman A. Jayathilak urged farmers and exporters to market their products with a unique selling propositio

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