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Encouraging Innovation: The Way Forward

In today’s technology-driven world, innovation is of paramount importance. Innovative products and processes reduce manufacturing time, streamline the supply chain process and ultimately allows for the production of cheaper, more efficient goods that are accessible by more consumers. The importance of innovation is so much, in fact, that over the past few decades the major …

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Who Owns the IP Created By Employees?

Background It is an accepted practice in the corporate sector that the company will file a patent application by relying on the inventions by its employees, under the company’s name. This is done mostly due to the existing employment contract, which has a specific clause for the company’s ownership over any invention made during employment. …

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Patent Evergreening and Its Effects

What is Evergreening? With the introduction of several vaccines against COVID-19, there have been debates over a controversial topic in the IP regime: the Evergreening of Patents. Evergreening denotes the practice where the players in the pharmaceutical industry try to extend the term of a granted patent which is about to expire by making some …

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What Does Teslas’ Patent Portfolio Mean for the Road?

It’s no secret that different countries have different requirements when it comes to transport. However, practicality doesn’t always gel with public perception, which is influenced by factors as diverse as culture and fashion. Worldwide, there has been a greater surge in the number of larger vehicles. The trends disregard norms such as road capacity, distance …

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The State of Covid-19 IP Waivers

The second wave of Covid-19 has hit many countries particularly hard, and none more so than India. We hear horror-movie level stories social media everyday- of families wiped off, of people begging in the streets for oxygen, and of cremation grounds that more closely resemble wildfires. Thousands of people are ill, recovering and dealing with …

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Patent Development and Distribution during a Pandemic

Covid 19 bought the world to a standstill in 2020, and we are only now starting to take permanent steps towards recovering from the pandemic. Imminent recovery also forces us to address the many social and logistical issues laid bare by Covid-19 restrictions- matters such as the viability of work-from-home arrangements and greater questions about …

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