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ISR & IPER are essential inputs in examination of patents: MHC

In an attempt to cut short the delays in the grant of patents, the Madras High Court has held that Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”) search reports shall be treated as an essential input in the examination of the pending national … Continue reading

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Death sentence cannot be carried out in an arbitrary manner: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the execution of death sentence cannot be carried out in an arbitrary manner without following the due process of law. “Condemned prisoners also have a right to dignity and execution of death sentence … Continue reading

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Indian courts have no jurisdiction if excluded in agreement: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently held that if an arbitration clause excluded the jurisdiction of Indian courts in an arbitration to be held outside India, either in an implied or expressed manner, Indian courts shall  have no jurisdiction. The Court said “But … Continue reading

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Permission required for PCT Applications filed by residents in India: DHC

The Delhi High Court held that an international application (PCT Application) filed by an Indian resident with Indian Patent Office is not an application made in India unless appropriate permission under the Patents Act is granted to Indian resident by … Continue reading

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Power of patent revocation discretionary u/S 64(1): DHC

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that the power of the Controller of Patents to revoke a patent under Section 64(1) of the Indian Patents Act, 1970 (“Act”) is discretionary and such revocation is not automatic. The Court said, “….. … Continue reading

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US SC lays framework on party’s standing to sue for false advertisement under Lanham Act

The United States Supreme Court clarified that the appropriate analytical framework for determining a party’s standing to maintain an action for false advertising under the Lanham Act extends to those who fall with­in the ‘zone of interests’ protected by that … Continue reading

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Permission required for PCT Applications filed by residents in India: DHC

In an important ruling effecting PCT applications in India, the Delhi High Court ruled that an international application (PCT Application) filed by an Indian national with Indian Patent Office is not an application made in India unless appropriate permission under … Continue reading

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