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HC notice to govt over MNCs' patent disclosure

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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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Google has patented a way to hunt down potholes

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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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Rod Hunter: Why India needs stronger IPR

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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

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IndiGo, Tata Motors locked in court battle over trademark

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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

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Philips loses appeal against use of trademark by Kay Kay

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The order was in favour of a decision of Trade Mark Registry in dismissing opposition of Philips Electronics 

Gireesh Babu  |  Chennai August 22, 2015 Last Updated at 21:46 IST 

Electronics goods manufacturer PhilipsElectronics NV has lost a trademark case against Delhi-based company KayKay Home Appliances Private Ltd, as the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has upheld an order of the patentoffice allowing trademark ‘Phillips’ for the latter’s hurricane lantern…

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/philips-loses-appeal-against-use-of-trademark-by-kay-kay-115082200472_1.html

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India Inc yet to catch up with Madrid Protocol for registering its trademark internationally

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LUBNA KABLY, TNN | Aug 22, 2015, 05.15AM IST 

MUMBAI: India Inc is increasingly conscious of the need to protect its trademark globally. Yet, surprisingly the takers for the Madrid Protocol (Protocol) under which a trademark can be simultaneously registered in 90 odd countries through a single application are few and far between. …

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/India-Inc-yet-to-catch-up-with-Madrid-Protocol-for-registering-its-trademark-internationally/articleshow/48602711.cms

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Camson’s patent filing may attract attention

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Camson Bio Technologies has filed for patent for its discovery of Natural Fertilizer, a product derived from microbial extracts. The company has developed capabilities to manufacture this microbial extract in large commercial quantities for meeting the increasing global demand for environment-friendly fertilisers. The fertiliser is made of microbes available in soil, water and air. Analysts will closely watch the development on this front…

Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/markets/stock-markets/camsons-patent-filing-may-attract-attention/article7550804.ece

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Boeing has patented a flying drone that turns into a submarine

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BENJAMIN ZHANG  AUG 16, 2015, 08.30 PM

Early this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office approved a patent application from Boeing's Nathan Hiller for a "rapid deployment air and water vehicle…

Source: http://www.businessinsider.in/Boeing-has-patented-a-flying-drone-that-turns-into-a-submarine/articleshow/48504572.cms

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Google Files For Patent To Search Your Desktop Files, Apps And Cloud Storage

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By Menchie Mendoza, Tech Times | August 17, 9:51 AM 

Google has filed a patent listing at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a new application that will allow the search firm to look for content within the user's apps and files installed on his PC, mobile devices and in the cloud…

Source: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/77095/20150817/google-files-for-patent-to-search-your-desktop-files-apps-and-cloud-storage.htm

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U.S. patent for MIT engineer’s device

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Raghunath Manohar, deputy engineer in the advanced material testing laboratory of Mechanical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal University received a U.S. patent for his invention, Marking Gauge…

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/us-patent-for-mit-engineers-device/article7549137.ece

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