RECENT NEWS /EVENTS

RECENT NEWS /EVENTS

Ford patent spoofs bigger engine sound for fuel savings

Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS Written by Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS 0 comment

May 9th 2016 at 9:59AM

It appears there's a new wrinkle in the downsizing and turbocharging trend that's putting a big dent in real-world fuel savings: Drivers aren't shifting early enough. That shouldn't be too surprising if you've driven something like Ford's 1-liter EcoBoost Fiesta. With an offbeat 3-cylinder growl and the surge of turbo boost, that engine begs to be revved. Ford's solution, according to a recent patent, is to fool these drivers by piping in artificial engine noise to simulate an engine with more cylinders…

Sourcehttp://www.autoblog.com/2016/05/09/ford-patent-spoofs-bigger-engine-sound-for-fuel-savings/

Read more...

Innovators need to learn nuances of IPR, says CII

Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS Written by Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS 0 comment

CITIES » TIRUCHIRAPALLI

TIRUCHI, April 27, 2016

Updated: April 27, 2016 05:46 IST 

Protection of innovations in the form of patents can help create a huge value out of ideas and drive the economy of the country to greater heights, said speakers at an awareness session on intellectual property rights as part of the World IP Day in the city on Tuesday.

While youths are bubbling with innovative ideas and look for ways to protect their creations, limited awareness on the different IPRs such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks hamper their attempts. For protecting technological innovations, awareness of IPRs such as patents is essential, they said at the session organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Young Indians, Tiruchi Chapter and Yi-YUVA students in association with DexPatent, an intellectual property and patent research and analytics services offering from Dextrasys Technologies Private Limited…

Sourcehttp://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/innovators-need-to-learn-nuances-of-ipr-says-cii/article8525967.ece

Read more...

'Make in India' not at cost of IPR: U.S.

Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS Written by Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS 0 comment

BUSINESS » ECONOMY

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016

Updated: April 28, 2016 00:34 IST 

The US Trade Representative’s annual Special 301 report, that identifies trade barriers to U.S. companies and products due to a foreign government’s intellectual property regime, has placed India on the Priority Watch List, the same as last year.

The report identified many measures taken by the government as encouraging in terms of providing a better IP protection regime, but raised multiple concerns, particularly related to the potential erosion in IP standards due to its push for promoting domestic manufacturing….

Sourcehttp://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/make-in-india-not-at-cost-of-ipr-us/article8528972.ece

Read more...

India won't succumb to any pressure on IPR issues: Nirmala Sitharaman

Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS Written by Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS 0 comment

PTI Apr 26, 2016, 10.54PM IST

NEW DELHI: India today said its intellectual property rights regime is fully in compliance with global norms and the country will not succumb to "any pressure from any where" to modify it.

"We are TRIPS compliant in every way. I think we move forward being consistently with the global expectations without yielding to any pressure from any where and I would like to state that India's legislative framework particularly in protecting patents is very strong and we would like to keep that strong framework," Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said at a function here…

Sourcehttp://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2016-04-26/news/72619808_1_ipr-norms-ipr-policy-patent-applications

Read more...

India has more than 200,000 pending patent applications

Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS Written by Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS 0 comment

Joe C Mathew        Last Updated: April 26, 2016  | 12:42 IST

Indian patent office has set up four subject specific patent examination groups in its Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai branches to streamline and speed up the handling of patent applications.

While chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences and allied subjects will be looked after by one group, biotechnology, microbiology, and biochemistry will be handled by another. The third group specialises in electrical and electronics, and the forth one handles patent applications related to mechanical inventions, textile and civil engineering related subjects. …

Sourcehttp://www.businesstoday.in/buzztop/buzztop-feature/india-has-200000-plus-pending-patent-applications/story/231420.html

Read more...

Broadband body questions need for discussion paper on patents

Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS Written by Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS 0 comment

By Gulveen Aulakh, ET Bureau | 2 May, 2016, 07.24PM IST

NEW DELHI: A broadband forum consisting of companies such as Bharti AirtelBSE -0.75 %, Vodafone, Qualcomm, Ericsson and Intel, has questioned the government's move to float a discussion paper on standard essential patents (SEPs), saying that issues raised including fixing of royalty rates and position on legal injunctions have already been discussed and incorporated in the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy back in 2014. 

Sourcehttp://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/52079015.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Read more...

US 'Special 301' process on IPR a unilateral measure: Nirmala Sitharaman

Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS Written by Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS 0 comment

By PTI | 25 Apr, 2016, 10.31PM IST

NEW DELHI: India today accused the US of taking "unilateral measure" to pressurise countries to accept Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection beyond WTO obligations. 

"The Special 301 report issued by the US under their Trade Act of 1974 is a unilateral measure to create pressure on countries to enhance IPR protection beyond the TRIPS agreement," Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. ..

Source:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/51984421.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Read more...

Apple granted relief on use of term ‘SplitView’ as Delhi HC vacates injunction. Apple counters developer claim, says term has been in use for decades and is descriptive in nature

Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS Written by Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS 0 comment

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 10, 2016 9:01 am 

The Delhi High Court earlier this week vacated an injunction preventing Apple, Inc. from using the term SplitView in India. The April 7 ruling by the Bench consisting Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Mukta Gupta came after Apple appealed against a single judge order of March 1 restraining it from using the term in its operating systems Mac OS X El Capitan and iOS 9…. 

Sourcehttp://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/relief-for-apple-as-delhi-high-court-vacates-injunction-on-use-of-term-splitview/

Read more...

Maruti Udyog Wins Trademark Battle Against Maruti Piston

Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS Written by Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS 0 comment

By AdAge India Bureau, Published on Apr 15, 2016, 12.14 PM IST

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has dismissed an appeal filed by a piston manufacturing company for claiming the trademark Maruti. Earlier, four-wheeler manufacturer Maruti Udyog had contested the usage of the mark by the private company…

Sourcehttp://www.adageindia.in/marketing/news/maruti-udyog-wins-trademark-battle-against-maruti-piston/articleshow/51838156.cms

Read more...

SPICY IP Tidbit: DIPP Becomes the Chief IP Body: Copyrights and Semiconductors Now Under its Ambit

Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS Written by Published in RECENT NEWS /EVENTS 0 comment

by Shan Kohli April 3, 2016 

Vasundhara Majithia, our Spicy IP Fellowship applicant brings us this breaking titbit on copyrights and semiconductors being brought under the ambit of the DIPP.

In a move to consolidate all IP related functions, the government of India has finally transferred copyrights from the ambit of the Human Resource Development Ministry (“HRD”) to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (“DIPP”) and semiconductors from the purview of the Department of Information Technology (“IT Ministry”) to the DIPP.  We had blogged about the need to consolidate all IP related functions way back in 2010…

Sourcehttp://spicyip.com/2016/04/spicy-ip-titbit-dipp-becomes-the-chief-ip-body-copyrights-and-semiconductors-now-under-its-ambit.html

Read more...