FICCI seeks amendment in Form 27 & patent law to facilitate commercialisation of patented product & ease of doing business

FICCI seeks amendment in Form 27 & patent law to facilitate commercialisation of patented product & ease of doing business

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Why China’s US trade stand-off is not a replay of Japan’s in the 1980s

At first glance, China’s trade frictions with the US seem to be of a piece with the confrontations Japan faced in the 1980s: a surging Asian economy becomes a threat to American dominance in world…

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Plagiarism row: Ex-scholar of JNU moves Delhi High Court, wants Nitish Kumar to be summoned

A former senior Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) scholar-turned-politician has moved the Delhi High Court seeking it to summon Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as a witness in connection with a copyright violation case.

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Policymakers should work to expand public domain in IP’

Contrary to the widespread belief that they safeguard creators and promote innovation, intellectual property rights often act as legal partitions that intensify market monopoly and deter the proliferation of knowledge, according to an expert in information disclosure and intellectual property.”There is this myth that the reinforcement of exclusive IP rights will encourage and empower inventors and creators,” Nam H…

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China stealing from the US? Nothing new in pinching each other’s best ideas

If – and I use that word carefully – there is any substance to Donald Trump’s ideas about global trade it is to be found in the notion that China is stealing a lot of corporate America’s best ideas. In the jargon it’s called intellectual property theft.

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Stronger patents – better innovation – bigger economy

Congress should be working to grow the economy instead of weakening it. And, with the introduction of the STRONGER Patents Act , they might just be doing that. What does it take to grow the economy? In some ways that question can be almost insurmountable, but in others it is just common sense.

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China’s firms need robust response to IPR accusations – Global Times

On the issue of intellectual property rights, the US has excessively demonized China’s image. On March 22, 2018, US President Donald Trump signed a memorandum accusing China of intellectual property infringement and taking the lead in provoking trade disputes between the two countries.

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Claimed ranges must have meaningful difference to be nonobvious

Patent claims can recite a numerical range and a patent can be awarded based on the novelty and nonobviousness of the claimed range. In re: Brandt explains that very small differences in the respective ranges can support an obviousness rejection unless the inventor shows a meaningful difference exists.

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IP Address Fail: ISP Doesn’t Have to Hand ‘Pirates’ Details to Copyright Trolls – TorrentFreak

A Swedish ISP has landed an interesting win against a UK-based company acting for international copyright trolls. In 2016, Tele2 was ordered to hand over the personal details of customers behind around 240 IP addresses after they were accused of movie piracy.

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Google Search Receives Fewer Takedown Notices Than Before – TorrentFreak

Following years of increases in the volume of takedown requests, the tide appears to be turning at Google search. The number of received DMCA notices for alleged pirate links has dropped 25% compared to 2016. That’s the first downward trend since Google started counting.

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Playback singers get royalty for first time

For the first time in India, the Indian Singers Rights Association distributed around ₹51 lakh as royalty to popular playback singers in Chennai on Friday. ISRA’s CEO Sanjay Tandon, who presented a cheque to renowned singers K.J. Yesudas, P. Susheela, S.P.

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Plagiarism can invite criminal action: Delhi HC

The bench sought an explanation from the professor, and listed the matter for further hearing on August 10. “Plagiarism cannot be tolerated by any professor. If they indulge in this kind of practice, criminal action can be taken against them,” it said.

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U.S. wants patent form recall

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has demanded the elimination of ‘Form 27’- a statutory requirement unique to India’s patent law that mandates patent holders to declare how a monopoly is being exercised in the country. The submission by the U.S. government on the interpretation of a domestic law has raised eyebrows.

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Internet service providers urged to block pirate sites

The Yomiuri ShimbunThe government on Friday decided to call on internet service providers operating in the nation to block access to “pirate websites” that allow users to read manga and magazines for free online. The urgent measure is to protect the rights of creators.

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Trump May Join The New TPP, But Only Because The Old One Was Gutted

If there’s one hot-button issue that really gets Trump going — and wins him votes — it’s trade. He tore up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on his fourth day in office (not his first, as he had promised), reopened the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico last year, and recently started a virtual trade war (though mostly a war of words) with China.

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Supreme Court Affirms that Only ‘Government Works’ under the Copyright Act Qualify as ‘Protected Systems’ under IT Act

In B.N. Firos v State of Kerala and Ors., the Supreme Court of India, on March 27, held that only those ‘computer systems’ may be designated as protected system under the Information Technology Act, which qualify as ‘Government Works’ under the Copyright Act.

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Congress gets videos mocking Rahul Gandhi off pro-Modi channel – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Two videos mocking Rahul Gandhi were taken down from a pro-Modi YouTube channel after the Congress served it with copyright violation notice. The channel, “I Support Narendra Modi,” had posted two short clips from Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s public interaction at a Singapore university last month, with added commentary in overlaid text making fun of the Congress president.

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Chinese media giants hit snag with piracy block | ZDNet

The world’s largest producers of Chinese media content, TVBO Productions and Television Broadcasts (TVB), have hit a roadblock in their attempt to get the Federal Court to order Australia’s internet service providers to block access to a series of domain names they say facilitate infringement of their copyright.

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New Hampshire Court: First Amendment Says You Can Call A Patent Troll A 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 defamation claim.

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NH Judge rules ‘patent troll’ not ‘necessarily pejorative’

In a breathtakingly disingenuous passage from the decision, Judge Tucker finds that not all definitions of patent trolls are necessarily pejorative. Are we really to believe Judge Tucker thinks the term ‘patent troll’ is a loving and endearing term spoken with great admiration for inventors?

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