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By Sachin Dave, ET Bureau | 23 Oct, 2015, 07.13AM IST 

MUMBAI: Technologies that are developed in India but their patents registered in tax havens may come under the domestic tax net from the next financial year, when the country is expected to adopt a new world standard aimed at preventing abuse of double taxation avoidance agreements…

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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/49499206.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Revised guidelines say software that demonstrates a technical application or improves hardware may also be patented, widening the scope of patents
Bengaluru: Srikant Sreenivasan, co-founder at Mumbai-based cloud technology company CloudLeap Computing Pvt. Ltd, spent four months re-engineering something his company had already built after realizing that they had unknowingly infringed on a patent filed by a multinational company…

Source: http://www.livemint.com/Companies/BNrmzctLR7rNqSvE9HC7zL/Revised-patent-norms-for-software-could-impact-tech-startup.html

Press Trust of India  |  Washington  September 15, 2015 Last Updated at 07:42 IST

Sadhana Chathurvedula

The US business community has hoped that the much-anticipated intellectual property rights (IPR) policy of India contains a principled commitment to the legal rights of patent, copyright, and trademark holders…

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/ipr-policy-contains-commitment-to-legal-rights-of-patent-us-115091500083_1.html

By Vishal Dutta & Krithika Krishnamurthy, ET Bureau | 7 Sep, 2015, 01.19AM IST

AHMEDABAD | BENGALURU: The Indian Patent Office's recent guidelines, declaring that software and business methods are patentable in India, has set off alarm bells across the software product industry…

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By Jochelle Mendonca, ET Bureau | 2 Sep, 2015, 04.00AM IST

MUMBAI: The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks has issued new guidelines for issuance of computer-related inventions, which could make it easier for IT companies in the country to register a patent.
The guidelines, issued on August 21, allow companies to show innovation in just software, rather than in both software and hardware as was previously required.
They also make it easier to register a patent for technical innovation in a business method—the basis …


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Hindustan Times, Mumbai Updated: Sep 01, 2015 23:00 IST

Students at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), are on an invention spree, with patents for inventions like solar-powered fluid heaters, speech decoding systems and a user-friendly map of Mumbai’s rail system jumping by more than 24% this year….

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http://www.hindustantimes.com/higherstudies/invention-spree-24-jump-in-patents-at-iit-bombay-in-five-years/article1-1386510.aspx

Rupali Mukherjee, TNN | Sep 2, 2015, 05.03AM IST

MUMBAI: In a development that could have major ramifications on intellectual property cases in pharmaceutical and technology sectors, the Delhi high court issued a notice to the government on Tuesday in a PIL (public interest litigation) filed by IP expert Shamnad Basheer…

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/HC-notice-to-govt-over-MNCs-patent-disclosure/articleshow/48766685.cms

Benjamin Zhang  Today at 3:37 AM

Last month, the United States Patent Trademark Office approved a patent application from Google’s Dean Jackson for “Systems and methods for monitoring and reporting road quality.”

In other words, Google has patented a way for cars to hunt down potholes — and report them to the authorities….

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http://www.businessinsider.com.au/google-has-patented-a-way-to-hunt-down-potholes-2015-8

A 2015 study shows that stronger IP protection and higher levels of R&D would lead to stronger growth of employment and wages across several industries in India

Rod Hunter August 22, 2015 Last Updated at 21:48 IST 

Earlier this year, the market capitalisation of Apple surpassed $700 billion - marking the first time a US company had ever reached that milestone. One of the factors contributing to Apple's strong performance has been its investments in research and development. And the company is doubling down on those investments. Its R&D spending surged to $1.9 billion in the second quarter of its fiscal year - a 36 per cent increase relative to a year earlier. Apple says R&D investments are "critical" to its "future growth and competitive position in the marketplace and are directly related to timely development of new and enhanced products that are central to the Company's core business strategy."….

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/rod-hunter-why-india-needs-stronger-ipr-115082200822_1.html

Reeba Zachariah, TNN | Aug 22, 2015, 04.58AM IST

MUMBAI: Even as the owner of India's biggest and most profitable carrier IndiGo readies to launch its initial public offering (IPO) on Dalal Street, the Gurgaon-based airline is embroiled in a trademark dispute over its name with Tata Motors, which sells its flagship sedans under the same brand….

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/IndiGo-Tata-Motors-locked-in-court-battle-over-trademark/articleshow/48602284.cms