BREXIT’S EFFECT ON IPR

By Sushma Sosha Philip Britain’s much speculated upon vote to divorce itself from the European Union, took place on 23rd June, 2016 through a referendum. It was rather an unhappy day for Britain’s youth[1], who vented their frustration on various social media platforms, through tweets, memes and even going so far as to draw comparisons... Continue Reading →

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BUSINESS METHOD PATENTS- LAW AND REALITY

By Savithri Rajeev Business method patents are a comparatively new genus of patent which essentially includes granting of patents for business methods adopted by various economic enterprises. Even though a concrete definition of what amounts to business methods is nowhere defined, the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) has developed a summarized definition of business... Continue Reading →

The grant of patents have always required that certain criteria be met, generally the trifecta of novelty , innovation and industrial applicability. What about something that can meet all the above criteria and cant be patented? Software is the most common example of this and the problems faced in patenting it is examined in this piece.

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