Patent Search 101: Why a US Patent Search is Critically Important

Inventors will frequently ask why they need to spend the money on a US patent search, and all too frequently believe patent searches are unnecessary. There are various iterations of this question, starting out with “why do I need a patent search, I’ve already searched myself and cannot find anything,” to “there is nothing on the market like their invention, so why would a US patent search be necessary?”

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Patent Working Information Is Not “Confidential”: Delhi HC [Read Order] | Live Law

The Delhi High Court, on Wednesday, made it clear that patent working information is not “confidential” and has to be mandatorily submitted by all patentees. The Court was hearing a Writ Petition filed by Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer who has alleged non-compliance with the provisions of Patents Act, 1970 on the part the Controller General …

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IndiaMart.com, Tank Road figure in US notorious markets list

Popular Indian portal IndiaMart.com and Delhi’s wholesale market Tank Road have figured among the annual American notorious markets list which was released today and is topped by China. The list released by US Trade Representative (USTR) highlights 25 online markets and 18 physical markets around the world that are reported to be engaging in and facilitating substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting.

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Schlumberger fight over patent damages

(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review a bid by Schlumberger NV, the world’s largest oilfield services provider, to allow companies to recoup profits lost due to patent infringement when patented technology is used overseas.

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Odisha seeks GI tag for Kandhamal turmeric

The Odisha government has applied for a GI tag on Kandhamal haladi (turmeric variety). The golden yellow spice, named after the district where it is produced, has been cultivated since time immemorial and is known for its medicinal value.

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You innovate, we will help, PM Modi says in festival for youth

On the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged students to look at innovation and asked them to use their entrepreneurial skills to think out of the box. He also promised that government schemes will “hand-hold” them through the process.

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Court Expands Dutch Pirate Bay Blockade to More ISPs, For Now – TorrentFreak

A Dutch court has ordered more local ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay. The order will be valid until the Supreme Court hands down its final decision. That will be the climax of a long legal battle that started at the turn of the last decade.

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Louis Vuitton spared from fee-shifting in ‘obvious’ parody case;…

Neither U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman nor the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals thought much of Louis Vuitton’s trademark and copyright case against a small company that sold canvas tote bags riffing on Vuitton’s hallowed toile monogram design.

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Industry needs to focus big on R&D: Niti Aayog

The government has asked industry to focus on research and development along with enhancing its efficiency and productivity to become more competitive. “There is a need to make growth and development a mass movement. Policymaking cannot remain elite dominated,” Rajiv Kumar, vice chairman of Niti Aayog, said at the Economic Times India Leadership Council on Thursday.

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Benefits of global trade due to WTO, says Prabhu

Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu made a strong defence of the World Trade Organisation and the multilateral trading system, and expressed his optimism about tackling the issue of food security, following the impasse at the Buenos Aires WTO meeting in December.

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Rights Holders Launch Landmark Case Against ‘Pirate’ Android Box Sellers – TorrentFreak

Rightsholders will tread new ground today when they attempt a private prosecution of ‘pirate’ Android box sellers in Singapore. In what many believe is a legal gray area, SingTel, Starhub, Fox Networks Group and Premier League will seek a win in order to suppress further sales in the region.

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The world’s 50 most innovative companies

CLOSE With a GDP of nearly $19 trillion and a population in excess of 323 million, the United States is the largest consumer market in the world. As such, global corporations make doing business in the U.S. a priority. To take full advantage of this market, American and foreign companies must protect their proprietary innovations and inventions through patent grants.

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How International IP Policy Reconfigured National Politics: An Interview With Prof. Ken Shadlen – Intellectual Property Watch

The recently published book Coalitions and Compliance by Professor Ken Shadlen of the London School of Economics examines how international changes can reconfigure domestic politics. Since the late 1980s, developing countries have been subject to intense pressures regarding intellectual property rights. These pressures have been exceptionally controversial in the area of pharmaceuticals.

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McDonald’s moves HC claiming unauthorized use of its IP by CPRL

New Delhi: McDonald’s India Pvt. Ltd on Wednesday approached the Delhi high court to challenge the alleged unauthorized use of the US-based burger chain’s intellectual property (IP) by its north and east India licencee Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt. Ltd (CPRL), a person in the know said, seeking anonymity.

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Tivo hits Comcast with new round of patent lawsuits

(This January 11 story was refiled to correct typo in “scheduling” in paragraph 6) By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) – Tivo Corp () has again sued cable operator Comcast Corp () of using its patented interactive programming technology without authorization, the latest salvo in the companies’ long-running royalty dispute.

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‘BJP doesn’t have copyright to Hindutva’

Accused of practising ‘soft Hindutva’, TMC hits back at Congress, Left

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Louis Vuitton is an Aggressive Opponent But It’s Not in the Wrong

My Other Bag (“MOB”) was hoping to land a nearly $1 million payday in connection with the lawsuit that Louis Vuitton filed against it in June 2014 , but instead, it has been handed a striking loss.

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Code & Conduit Podcast: Google & Oracle’s Copyright Case 2018

A multiyear copyright battle between two tech giants could bring drastic change in 2018 to a software industry that’s used to creating compatible products by freely copying computer…

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IBM breaks patent record in 25th straight year as No 1

NEW YORK] International Business Machines was once again awarded the largest number of US patents in 2017, as the company pushes into blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. IBM received 9,043 patents in 2017, breaking the record it set in 2016, the company said on Tuesday.

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Ask Huawei About The “Coming” U.S.-China Trade War

Speculation is rampant that President Trump will soon announce sanctions against China for its heavy-handed intellectual property and technology transfer policies, thrusting us into a deleterious trade war. Get this: Washington and Beijing have been waging a tech trade war for over a decade.

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