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RK Dewan & Co | India | 1 Dec 2020

When multinational corporations (MNCs) enter the Indian pharma market, how can they maximize their chances of success in patent prosecution and avoid infringement by local companies?

India is a very important market for MNCs: There is a vast population waiting to be treated that believes in medicines manufactured by MNCs. There is…

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan | India | 27 Nov 2020

Patents - Invention must be considered as a whole to determine inventive step

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (‘IPAB’) recently examined the determination of inventive step in a patent application as per the…

Obhan & Associates | India | 27 Nov 2020

Patent Claim Drafting:“At least” and the conjunctive/disjunctive conundrum

The phrase “at least one of” is commonly used in patent claims, but its interpretation is subjective and has led to some controversy. The issue that…

RNA Technology and IP Attorneys | India | 23 Nov 2020

IP office Annual report shows vibrancy in Indian IP Environment

The Intellectual Property office has recently issued its Annual report for the years 2018-2019. Our post covers some interesting aspects of the report…

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan | India | 22 Nov 2020

Patents - Divisional applications - IPAB lays down guidelines

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (‘IPAB’) has recently passed a notable decision with respect to divisional applications by referring to the…

IAM | India | 20 Nov 2020

Patenting monoclonal antibodies in India - evolving law and practice

As efforts continue to find an effective treatment and vaccine for covid-19, monoclonal antibodies have been at the forefront of research with…

IAM | India | 19 Nov 2020

IAM Global Leaders 2021: Essenese Obhan

Law firm leadership must create an environment and culture that encourages everyone to…

RK Dewan & Co | India | 17 Nov 2020

India: DPIIT to look after CGPDTM until further notice

The Order of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), dated November 11, 2020, states that the Joint Secretary of the…

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan | India | 15 Nov 2020

Patents law not provides for selection of claims to search and examine, as per examiner’s convenience

In a recent order passed by the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (‘IPAB’) in University of Copenhagen v. The Controller of Patents, besides…

Obhan & Associates | India | 12 Nov 2020

Liberalising divisional patent applications in India: IPAB’s expansive approach to ‘lack of unity’ objections and second divisionals

A divisional patent application (also known simply as a “divisional”) is a patent application that is based on, or derived from, a previously-filed…
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