Intellectual Property Rights

Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

Introduction: Ending an eight-year long litigation over a patent, the US Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit held that Cisco Systems, Inc. (herein after “Cisco”) had not infringed WiFi technology patent of Commil USA, LLC

Lal Babu Priyadarshi v. Amritpal Singh – Trademark over name of religious books

By Shalini Singh and J. Mandakini Introduction In the case of Lal Babu Priyadarshi vs. Amritpal Singh[1], the Supreme Court has considered the question of registration of names of holy books as trademarks. Facts Lal

Rupa Marya et al. v. Warner/Chappel Music Inc. et al. – copyright issues in “Happy Birthday” song

By Meenakshy Suresh & J. Mandakini Rupa Marya et al. v. Warner/Chappel Music Inc. et al.[1] was filed before the Chief United States District Judge of the Central District of California, in which the discussion revolved

Bayer Corp. v. Union of India

By Apoorva Mandhani  The Supreme Court, in Bayer Corporation v. Union of India & Ors.[1], in December, 2014 upheld India’s first compulsory license by dismissing a Special Leave Petition filed by Bayer Corporation. The Apex Court upheld the

Analysis of doctrines: ‘Sweat of the brow’ & ‘Modicum of creativity’ vis-a-vis Originality in Copyright Law

By Shuchi Mehta Originality is the basic yardstick used by the copyright regimes in the world to evaluate the availability copyright protection to a particular work. The threshold of originality varies from jurisdictions. Section 13(1)

Analysis of two injunctions by Delhi HC – Ericsson v. Xiomi Tech. & Micromax v. Oneplus Tech.

By Srinivas Atreya Chatti The past few weeks have seen some interesting developments in the realm of technology and intellectual property laws with both foreign and domestic mobile phone/technology manufacturers aggressively resorting to courts in

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