Honorable Justice Vibhu Bakhru of the Delhi High Court (DHC) recently passed a ruling in the case of Tryton Medical Inc. v. Union of India and Ors. The Appellant, Tryton Medical Inc., (hereafter referred to as Tryton or Appellant or Applicant or Petitioner) filed a petition with the DHC praying that the Court issue a writ of mandamus or any other appropriate writ, directing the Respondents in the case to comply with the orders and directions passed by the Hon’ble IPAB in the matter of the National phase of the International Application No. PCT/US/2010/040962 filed by the patent applicant.
Global chip maker Qualcomm that recently filed a new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple now expects 'out of court' settlement with the Cupertino-based iPhone maker.
In a lecture on ‘Science, Technology & Innovations in new India-Opportunities’ held at the Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India, NITI Aayog senior consultant Dr. C Murali Krishna Kumar stated that India has been filing far less number of patents and citations compared to other countries such as Israel, Japan, South Korea and the US.
Several of the PCT member states recently asserted their candidacy for four possible new openings for a World Intellectual Property Organization external office. The applications for the same were discussed at the recent WIPO Program and Budget Committee meeting. According to WIPO, external offices (EOs) add “clear value, efficiency and effectiveness to program delivery and respond to the specific needs and priorities of the countries and regions they serve.”
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will be establishing India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) in Punjab under the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) TISC program. TISC aims to stimulate a dynamic, vibrant and balanced Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in India to promote innovation and creativity. This centre will come up at the Patent Information Centre (PIC), Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST) in Chandigarh.
The Indian Patent Office recently published a patent application numbered ‘201711023117 A’ filed by HCL Technologies on the 30th of June 2016. The invention titled ‘System and method for determining traffic congestion’ discloses a technology which determines the length of traffic congestion in front of a vehicle and a total time required to travel the traffic congestion.