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How Do Patent Pools Affect Innovation?

What Are Patent Pools? A patent pool is a collaboration between two or more companies to cross-license their patents in a specific technology. This allows the use of related patents in the pool by the signatories of the contract, without the need for individual licenses or assignments. Patent pools were created because current products cover …

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How Can IP Owners Enforce Their Rights Across Borders?

Introduction Counterfeit goods are the replicas of the real product produced with the intent to take unlawful advantage of the goodwill and reputation of the real product. The unique geographical location of India with eight neighboring countries and a lengthy, porous border makes it more susceptible to counterfeit products. Counterfeit goods cause damage to rights …

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How Does Intellectual Property Influence AI & Robotics Healthcare?

Introduction The study of building computers and systems that can accomplish activities that generally require human intellect is known as artificial intelligence. It is utilized in various industries to assist people in executing complex jobs effortlessly, tracking vast amounts of data, providing client services, and generating models and forecasts that would have taken years to …

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Why Are Semiconductor Layouts Treated Differently Under the IP Regime?

Introduction An Integrated Circuit is a form of circuit in which various semiconductor devices like transistors, diodes etc. are connected in a pattern or layout in a tiny chip to carry out a specific function. Integrated circuits play a significant role in the advancement of technology, especially in electronics and information technology. Electronic devices that …

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Should Consumers Possess the Right to Repair?

Introduction From vehicles to electronic goods, consumers, trapped in a vicious circle concocted by the manufacturers, have been losing what is now being called the “right to repair” the property they have bought free and clear. Manufactures have created a sustainable revenue stream by limiting the consumers’ ability to repair such goods, particularly in electronics. …

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AI-Generated Inventions and Their Patentability

Introduction Artificial Intelligence refers to the creation and development of complex, human-like brains. It is a branch of science and technology that’s fairly new, often still considered as a part of science fiction. But with the advancement of technology and human effort, it has become a reality, at least in some aspects and variations. It is now an essential …

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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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