Trends in GI

India, as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), enacted the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection)Act, 1999 has come into force with effect from 15th September 2003. From April 2004 till date, 195 GI Applications are registered under Indian IP. Among which Peruvian Pisco from Peru, Champagne from France & Napa Valley…

Trends in Indian Patent Grants (Jan’13- Dec’13)

This report identifies the Top-15 Indian Patent Grants for the year 2013. The number one patent holder of the year is none other than Samsung India Software Operation Private Limited (SISO).  In contrast CSIR comes second with 87 patents, Qualcomm Incorporated which landed in third position by gaining 84 patents. According to a recent report…

New $1,000 pill to cure Hepatitis C

A landmark drug is being manufactured by Gilead Sciences Inc. for the treatment of the deadliest liver infection. The drug is named as sofosbuvir  (brand name Sovaldi), which will cost $1,000 per pill. Sofosbuvir is the first all-oral, interferon-free regimen approved for treating chronic Hepatitis C. The New Drug Application for Sofosbuvir was submitted on April 8, 2013…