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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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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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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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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USFDA observations: ‘Mosquitoes, gnats in Alkem plant; no quality control unit’

A recent inspection of Alkem Laboratories Ltd’s drug facility at Daman by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has revealed the presence of “flying insects… including mosquitoes and gnats” at the manufacturing unit. The drug regulator has also observed that the plant – owned by one of India’s largest pharma company – has “no quality control unit” at its facility.

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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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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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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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Monsanto Can’t Have Patent on Bt Cotton in India, Court Says

Company can apply to government to register cotton variety Monsanto may challenge the order in Supreme Court, lawyer says Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, can’t own a patent over genetically modified cotton seeds in India, a court ruled on Wednesday.

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Delhi High Court dismisses Monsanto plea to enforce BT cotton seed patent

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said Monsanto Technologies’ patents on Bt cotton seed varieties Bollgard and Bollgard II were not valid and dismissed its claims against Nuziveedu Seeds on this count, a finding that will likely have far-reaching consequences for the agriculture sector.

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Monsanto loses Indian legal battle over GM cotton patents

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A court ruled on Wednesday that Monsanto () cannot claim patents on its genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds in India, the Indian company that brought the case said. Citing an Indian law that excludes seeds from being patented, Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL) argued that the U.S.

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Patents and protecting public health

A new chapter on the access to medication debate in India began when Shamnad Basheer filed a public interest litigation before the Delhi High Court. The petition pointed out the importance of “working requirements” in the Patents Act, 1970; the need to amend Form 27; and the lapses by patentees in furnishing information.

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Ericsson says ready to take legal steps to protect its IPR

NEW DELHI: Swedish telecom gearmaker Ericsson won’t hesitate to take strong legal steps to enforce its rights to protect intellectual properties in the country if resolution talks fail, a top official said, a few months after reaching a global patent licence deal with Indian handset maker Micromax.

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