Should There be a ‘Developing Country’ Template For Data Protection Legislation? – The Wire

A few weeks ago, in on law and technology in his weekly column Mint, lawyer Rahul Matthan questioned whether India should be adopting European standards of data protection instead of designing its own system. He illustrates this dilemma by giving as an example the American experience with upholding copyright law.

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IP Nani | Episode 2 | Ye GI Kya Hota Hai (Hindi)

A Geographical Indication or a GI is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. Such a name conveys an assurance of quality and distinctiveness which is essentially attributable to its origin in that defined geographical locality.

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Suresh Prabhu launches Intellectual Property mascot – IP Nani

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Amitabh Bachchan says illegally streaming & downloading is NOT COOL!

Counterfeiting and Piracy causes significant loss to the industry and pose serious safety threats to the consumers. Generating awareness can help in tackling such crimes since limited knowledge about their adverse social and economic impact leads to circulation and consumption of pirated content and fake goods.

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Is the pro-patent community going to continue to lose every battle?

It is understandable that inventors, investors and others supportive of strong patent rights would be skeptical, and I’ve heard and read much skepticism. If not now, when? Is the pro-patent community going to continue to lose every battle? There is a real possibility that pro-patent reforms could be 2-3 years away.

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In win for SAP, U.S. appeals court tosses ‘abstract’ software patent

By Jan WolfeA federal appeals court on Tuesday brought a likely end to apatent infringement claim brought against the U.S. arm ofsoftware giant SAP by a small Texas-based company.The U.S.

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TRIPS Flexibilities In High Demand – Intellectual Property Watch

Using flexibilities in the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) has long been an issue of the developing world. But policymakers gathered at a meeting on access to health in Brussels today said there was an urgent need for European Union countries, too, to make more use of flexibilities.

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Society needs the Artificial Intelligence Data Protection Act now

On December 31, 2015, I published my original call to arms for society’s rational regulation of artificial intelligence before it is too late. I explained certain reasons why someone who is against solving problems through regulation would propose precisely that mechanism to help hedge the threats created by AI, and announced my proposed legislation: The Artificial Intelligence Data Protection Act (AIDPA).

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China will improve its IPR protection – in its own time

Patrick Mendis and Joey Wang say whatever measures the Trump White House deploys against China to enforce respect for intellectual property rights, it should not lose sight of the historical perspective of how nations develop. China today is only following in the footsteps of Japan and the US of old

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Book on battle for Bharathi’s copyright launched

“His books have always been cheap and affordable, why? These are ideas that get into your mind, evolve over a period of time and you try to understand why is it so,” said Professor A. R. Venkatachalapathy during the launch of his book ‘ Who Owns that Song?

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Who owns that song? A copyright take on Subramania Bharathi’s life

CHENNAI : The frenetic poetic imagination, revolutionary ideas and dramatic incidents of Tamil poet and writer Subramania Bharathi have taken a twist. Historian AR Venkatachalapathy has picked the life of the poet and re-written it in the context of the competitive publishing world.Bharathi sits perched on a carved wooden chair with his high collared black coat, dhoti, turban and staff on the turqouise cover of “Who owns that song?”.

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IP Nani | Episode 1 | IP Nani aur Chindi Chor ki Khoj (Hindi)

Meet IP Nani, a tech-savvy, smart and intelligent grandmother who helps the government and enforcement agencies in combatting IP Crimes. She is assisted by her grandson Chotu a.k.a. Aditya – a fun, loveable twenty year old. He is a sports fan and loves ‘jalebi’!

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It’s Over: The Podcast Patent Troll’s Patent is Officially And Completely Dead

Going back many years now we’ve written about the company Personal Audio, which built itself up as a patent troll for digital audio. Back in 2011, it won a patent lawsuit against Apple over patents on playlists. In 2013, as podcasting was…

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PTAB Continues to Break Patent Promises to the Detriment of Inventors

I have met dozens of inventors with incredible discoveries whose naïve belief in the patent system have cost them more than they have gained. If he keeps trying to play the patent game of kings, he will become a pauper – a much worse position for having acted on the false promise of the modern American patent system.

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Samsung tries a new knife to whittle Apple’s iPhone patent award

Samsung Electronics Co is trying again to chip away at Apple Inc’s long-ago $1 billion victory in their legal fight over smartphone technology – by disassembling the iPhone. The companies on Monday will replay a battle that started in 2011.

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Patent Valuation, Discount Rates and the Global IP Index – IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

After plotting out your expected revenue streams, you would have to apply a discount rate to these projected royalty revenue streams to reflect the risks associated with entering into governing licensing agreements. Which risks are embodied in discount rates (also known as costs of capital)?

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What is at stake in Samsung vs Apple patent retrial?

SAN FRANCISCO: Two of the world’s biggest smartphone makers — Samsung and Apple — have resumed a seven-year-old patent infringement dispute in the US. The retrial of the patent suit in San Jose, California, is about determining the financial damages Samsung owes Apple for infringing on design patents covering the original iPhone, the USA Today reported on Monday.

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Businesses vie for protection at hearing on Trump’s China tariffs

American companies took turns Tuesday beseeching the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to protect them from potential tariffs on China.

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On Sale Soon at Toys ‘R’ Us: Geoffrey the Giraffe, Sex-Toys-R-Us Website Domain

As stores offer deep discounts on Barbies and Pokemon cards, Toys R Us is preparing for the auction of its intellectual property.

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Toys ‘R’ Us to sell Geoffrey the Giraffe, and sex-toys-r-us.com

WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) – Next month, Toys ‘R’ Us is putting its famous mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, on the auction block. Also up for sale: sex-toys-r-us.com. The adult-oriented domain name is one of hundreds of website addresses that the bankrupt toy-store chain is looking to find a buyer for as it winds down its business and shutters 735 U.S.

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