The LITCON - Conference on IP Litigation will be organised by CII on 6th December 2014 at Chennai. Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan is one of the sponsors of this conference.
In this conference on IP litigation, Mr. R. Parthasarathy, Principal Partner and Head of IP Practice in Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan will speak.
The main aim of the conference is to discuss about the latest developments and tr...
European Patent Office (EPO) will be organising an Indo-European conference on ICT-related patents on 7 November, 2014 in Munich.
Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan will be speaking in this conference on the topic “Comparing patenting practices of software-related inventions between Europe and India”.
The sessions in this conference will have discussions on ...
Licensing Executive Society (LES) will be organising its International Conference from 18th to 21st May, 2014 in Moscow.
Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan will speak in this conference on 21st May, 2014 on the topic - IP in Green Technologies. This conference includes general sessions on Business & Legal Aspects of IP, IP in healthcare/biotechnology, aerospac...
The 6th edition of international IP conference for Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation 2013 will be held from 5-6 September, 2013 in Amsterdam.
Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran, Director & Practice Head of IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, will address the delegates on 6 December, 2013 and discuss the topics like:
Plant variety protection in India - recent developments
LES Switzerland is hosting the LES Pan European Conference 2013 in Davos from 23 to 25 June 2013. Stake-holders in respect of IP licensing, technology transfer and industrial property will exchange views and deliberate on various topics on these 3 days.
The theme of the conference is "Spirit of Licensing" - a special approach to licensing. The programme consists of a mixture of lectures and w...
An international conference on interface between intellectual property and competition law is being organised by Assocham on 12th July, 2013 in New Delhi, India.
The topics for discussions include 'Legal framework for regulating IPR license agreements', 'Monopolistic behaviours in horizontal agreements and vertical agreements', 'IPR and the abuse of dominant position', 'IPR & Competition : Fr...
19 October, 2012
Two recent decisions of the Indian patent office highlighted the importance of experimental data and comparative studies in trying to prove the surprising or synergistic effect of the new compounds over prior art compositions.
While revoking the patent granted to a pharma major on grounds of obviousness and lack of inventive step, the Indian patent office observed that only...
2nd March, 2012
The 20th session of WIPO’s Inter Governmental Committee on Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) which concluded recently witnessed wide ranging debate on the negotiating text. The IGC had tried to bring about a meeting point where genetic resources can be shared while ensuring IP protection for innovators as well as defensive protection for countries ...
22nd February, 2012
The Australian Federal Court will shortly decide a petition challenging the validity of patents granted to genetic material. Myriad holds the patent for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Mutations in the BRCA gene are said to have a correlation with susceptibility to ovarian and breast cancer.
In a ruling in August, 2011 the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ...
1st February, 2012
Twenty two European nations signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on 26th January, 2012. The agreement is required to be ratified by the European Parliament before it can become law. The European Parliament is expected to debate it in June this year.
Last year, in December, Council of European Union had adopted the decision authorising the signing of AC...
25th January, 2012
The United States Supreme Court has held that works in public domain were not excluded from copyright protection. In its decision dated 18th January, 2012, the Court held that the 1994 amendment to ensure conformity of copyright laws with the stipulations of Berne Convention does not violate the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 1994 amendment restored...
9th January, 2012
Spain has enacted the ‘Sinde law’ to tackle online infringement. Originally part of the Sustainable Economy Bill, the provisions to tackle illegal file sharing/downloading were not passed in 2010.
The proposals to act against service providers who act with ‘direct or indirect lucrative intent’ or in any case cause or are capable of causing harm were seen as too broad. Als...
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