DU to set up Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre

The University of Delhi (DU) recently announced that it is coming up with a new intellectual property rights (IPR) policy under which it will create an Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) at the Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC). The university is taking this step to ensure that awareness is…

Row over KSRTC Trademark

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and its Karnataka equivalent are in a trademark row over the mark “KSRTC”, as both are identified with the same acronym. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has requested Kerala to refrain from using the name KSRTC after obtaining a trademark on the name from the Trade Marks…

AbbVie signs agreement and adds children’s AIDS drugs to shared patent pool

AbbVie,  a research-based bio pharmaceutical company from the US has signed a Licensing Agreement for HIV Paediatric Formulations of Lopinavir (LPV) and Ritonavir (r) with the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) on World AIDS Day. The license agreement will enable others to re-formulate and manufacture specially designed LPV/r and r paediatric treatments for distribution in the developing world…

Google Shuts Down Google News In Spain In Response To New Spanish Intellectual Property Law

Google recently announced that it will close its Google News service in Spain as a result of a new Spanish law, saying the Internet had created “tremendous opportunities but also real challenges for publishers as competition both for readers’ attention and for advertising Euros increased”. “This new legislation requires every Spanish publication to charge services like Google…

Dr Reddy Launches Anti-Cancer Injection in US

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd, a pharmaceutical company based in Hyderabad, Telangana, India recently launched DOCETAXEL Injection USP 20 mg/ml and 80 mg/ 4ml a generic version of TAXOTERE in the US market. The market value of the drug is worth $218 billion in the US Market. Taxotere (docetaxel) is a cancer medication that interferes with…

Patent Trends

The Indian patent office granted 331 Patents for the month of November, 2014. The Top two consisted of GM Global Technology Operations, Qualcomm Incorporated, with a count of 14 and 13 patents respectively. The image shows the top ten Companies that received the maximum number of patents for the month of November, 2014.      …