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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Patent prosecution highway: A fast-track to patent examination.

Patent prosecution highway: A fast-track to patent examination.   A Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program has commenced between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO). The said programme would first be conducted between Indian and Japan on a pilot basis for a period of 3 years and the Offices has started accepting PPH requests from December 5, 2019. As the term ‘highway’ suggests, this programme is fundamentally a fast-track process for inventors to get their inventions

Fluid trademarks: What are they all about?

Fluid trademarks: What are they all about?   Over past few years, the term ‘fluid trademarks’ has been appearing more and more in relation to business on the internet and in the commercial space generally. Assumptions have been made as to what ‘fluid’ means and the implications associated with this type of trade mark. Classically, a trademark is understood to be a two-dimensional static term or a design, which is used for identifying goods and services. However, with evolution of the digital

Use of artificial intelligence around the world in IP offices.

Use of artificial intelligence around the world in IP offices.   IP professionals around the world have their concerns about Artificial Intelligence and the problems that have been occurring because of it and its development. With new machine development, there are almost 340,000 patent applications that have been filled and nearly 1.6 million scientific publications that have been published since the emergence of Artificial Intelligence in the 1990s. With this development rate, there has been a shift from theoretical research to the

After Copyright Claim, Chhapaak to Release As Scheduled

After Copyright Claim, Chhapaak to Release As Scheduled   After Copyright Claim, Chhapaak to Release As Scheduled Chhapaak’, a film co-produced by and starring Deepika Padukone, will be released on its previously scheduled date of January 10 after a brief copyright claim against the film. The court, while hearing a request documented by essayist Rakesh Bharti, said that no individual can guarantee copyright on a story enlivened by obvious occasions. Equity S.C. Gupte was hearing the request documented by Mr. Bharti, guaranteeing

Sonos sues google for patent infringement over speaker technology

Sonos sues google for patent infringement over speaker technology   Following what the company described as years of back-and-forth, Sonos has filed suit against Google for alleged patent infringements related to the company’s smart speakers. Sonos said that Amazon was also infringing on their IP, but that they can only afford to take on one tech titan. The lawsuit, filed in Federal District Court in Los Angeles and for the United States International Trade Commission, specifically calls out Google for five alleged patent

Airbnb has a patented software that scans guests online lives

Airbnb has a patented software that scans guests online lives   Airbnb has developed technology that looks at guests’ online “personalities” when they book a break to calculate the risk of them trashing a host’s home. Details have emerged of its “trait analyzer” software built to scour the web to assess users’ “trustworthiness and compatibility” as well as their “behavioral and personality traits” in a bid to forecast suitability to rent a property. It comes after complaints from London hosts that guests thought to