A third of firms default on easy CSIR loans

Nearly a third of the companies have defaulted on the loans they have taken from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). These loans were extended on “easy terms” towards developing new technologies, and to encourage start-ups.

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IP Due Diligence for Start-ups in the 2018 Legal Environment – The Most Important Conversation – IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

For IP due diligence for investment in a start-up the most important conversation is with the key developers. Was open source software used? Is this a variation of what an engineer was working on at a prior company? Was the design changed during development after some dead-ends?

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MSMEs, startups get a fillip

The opening of India’s third United Nation-World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Technology and Innovation Support Centre here will provide a big boost to MSMEs, startups and academics from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha and other nearby States in getting guidance in trade-marking, patenting and technology transfer.

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Oyo takes Zo to court, rekindles battle after two-year ceasefire

Startups and controversies seem to go hand-in-hand. This time, instead of a new fighting front, an old battle is being rehashed. Oyo Rooms, in a press statement, announced it has again taken Zo to court. In a small recap, Oyo had earlier taken Zo Rooms to court in 2015 for the alleged theft of copyright material.

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Can Billion-Dollar Startups Be Created From Big Companies’ Unused IP? Ex-Walgreens CEO Bets ‘Yes’

Former Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson thinks he can launch billion-dollar startups with lower risk than a traditional VC firm by helping big companies do something with their unused intellectual property. For the past two years, Wasson has been working through a group called Innventure to help corporate behemoths identify and commercialize new technologies.

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Startup Won’t Give In to Motivational Health Messaging’s $35,000 Patent Demand

Trying to succeed as a startup is hard enough. Getting a frivolous patent infringement demand letter in the mail can make it a whole lot harder. The experience of San Francisco-based Motiv is the latest example of how patent trolls impose painful costs on small startups and stifle innovation. …

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Patents filings prove Indian start-ups are no longer copycats

Firms with patent plans have a better chance of getting funds, say analysts

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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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Kerala startup finds robotic solution to end sewer cleaning deaths

Manual scavenging, an abominable practice that claims several lives across the country every year, could soon be a thing of the past with a group of young engineers from Kerala developing a robot to do the sewage cleaning job. The Kerala Water Authority that manages the sewage department in the state has already placed orders for 50 robots, christened as Bandicoot.

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