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National Intellectual Property Rights Policy released: Govt.

Indian Government has released ‘National Intellectual Property Rights Policy’. http://goo.gl/GjIECS  

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Panel report in dispute with US over solar cells & solar modules appealed: Govt

India filed a notice of appeal in the dispute (DS456) with the United States concerning “certain measures relating to solar cells and solar modules”. India appeals certain issues of law covered by the panel report and certain legal interpretations developed … Continue reading

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Parent lines of extant hybrid varieties not ‘novel’: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that the parent lines of the extant hybrid varieties cannot be considered as ‘novel’ plant varieties for the purposes of registration under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act. The Court said … Continue reading

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IPAB members’ appointment provisions unconstitutional: MHC

In a recent ruling, the Madras High Court struck down provisions of Intellectual Property Appellate Board appointments under the Trademarks Act as unconstitutional citing the violation of separation of powers and independence of judiciary by the government. The Court was … 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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