11 June, 2014
The US Supreme Court, on 2-6-2014, held that the petitioner was not liable for inducing patent infringement when it required third parties (customer) to carry out certain steps of the process covered by the method patent of the respondent [Limelight Networks Inc v. Akamai Technologies, No. 12–786].
Both parties were involved in delivering electronic data through Content Delive...
The US Supreme Court has held that patent exhaustion does not permit a farmer to reproduce patented seeds through planting and harvesting without the patent holder’s permission. In the instant case, the farmer had bought soyabean seeds (not meant for planting) and used them for cropping eight times. As per the terms of the license, he was not allowed to raise more than one crop from the geneti...
By Vindhya Srinivasamani & Adarsh Ramanujan
Brazil was the fourth country in the world to enact a patent law (in 1809) and it was also a founding member of the Paris Convention in 1882. Therefore, while Brazil is not new to a patent regime unlike other developing nations, there has been a recent legislative review that may lead to major patent law reforms. The Parliamentary Committee ...
ASPI in association with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan will be organising an IP Conference – ‘Indian Patent Law - A Practical Insight’ on 12th March 2015 in Paris.
This conference will discuss the specific issues in the Indian patent grant procedure as well as on substantive issues affecting the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and will highlight and provide solutions to problems usually fac...
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