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Consim India, a company that owns the famous Indian matrimony website bharatmatrimony.com, has filed a trademark infringement suit against Google.com at the Madras High Court for what is alleged to be a two pronged infringement by Google. It is also been reported that they have been successful in...
Unhappy Indian Supreme Court directs Madras HC to speedup the Bajaj v TVS Patent infringement case, lifts injunction against TVS
In a landmark Judgment which could change the landscape of Patent litigation in India, the Supreme Court directed the lower courts to speedup the infringement cases. This order was made when directing the Madras HC to speed-up the prosecution of the Bajaj v. TVS infringement case on merits, in the...
Further to Justice Katju recusing himself from hearing the Novartis Glivec appeal, the Special Leave Petition (SLP) was listed today (11 September) before the Bench consisting of Justice Dalveer Bhandari and Dr. Justice. B.S. Chauhan. The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Bhandari issued...
Indian Patent office has invited applications from interested persons for empanelment as a Scientific Advisors to provide technical assistance to various Courts in India. This invitation is open till the 30th of November 2009. The notice is available at the IPO websiteIndian Patent office has...
The US appeal court has stayed the U.S. District Court decision in the I4i v. Microsoft Corp XML patents infringement case against the Word Software until the final hearing in the appeal proceedings. This will enable Microsoft to continue selling its Word software which was ordered by the District...
Web hosting company held liable of contributory Trademark & Copyright infringement against Louis Vuitton, ordered to pay $32 mn
A federal jury in California has held two Web hosting companies and their owner liable for contributory trademark and copyright infringement for hosting sites that sold counterfeit Louis Vuitton goods and not acting even after Louis Vuitton had sent numerous notices to the Web hosting company.A...
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) provides a free online course twice a year on general concepts of Intellectual Property Rights. This is a very good course for for anyone who wants to know more about IPR and a must have for people working in IP field or looking to get into...
In the case of Versata Software Inc. v. SAP America Inc., the U.S. District Court (Eastern District of Texas (Marshall)) has found SAP guilty and ordered a payments of $138.6 million to the respondent for violation of its patent rights. Versata Software claimed that SAP wrongfully used technology...
The Supreme Court has posted September 15th as the date for final disposal of the Bajaj Auto v. TVS Motors patent infringement case on the twin-spark plugs technology. The bench on Monday (31/8) continued the earlier interim order of June 8 allowing TVS Motor to manufacture TVS Flame, the alleged...
The Supreme court Bench headed by Justice Markandaya Katju which was supposed to hear the Novartis appeal on Monday (31/8), recused himself from hearing the case noting that it may not be proper for him to sit in on this case. The Supreme court Bench headed by Justice Markandaya Katju which was...