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‘A Kodak Moment’ –Hard truth of Patent Valuation In Jan 2012, Kodak once leader in photography filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  The company struggled to keep up with competitors who were faster to adapt digital revolution. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection postpones a company’s obligations to its creditors, giving time to reorganize debts or [...]

Traditional knowledge and Intellectual property: Case of Turmeric                     In 1995, two expatriate Indians at the University of Mississippi Medical Centre were granted U.S. Patent 5,401,504 on Use of Turmeric in Wound Healing. The claim covered “a method of promoting healing of a wound by administering [...]

Natural DNA is not patentable but cDNA is-US Supreme Court The epic saga of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics has finally come to an end on 13th June 2013. The United States Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that naturally occurring isolated human genes cannot be patented, but that a synthetic DNA sequence, known [...]

Can genes be Patentable? Could someone own my genes? Can the genes of living humans be patented? And what would be the consequence of gene patents? Many of us wonder about these questions. Patents are generally granted for invention that is either a product or process and that should be new (or ‘novel’); involve an inventive [...]

                  IPAB upholds the first Compulsory License granted in India post TRIPs The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) on 4th March 2013 has upheld the Compulsory License (CL) issued by the Indian Patent Office to Natco Pharma. This will allow Natco to manufacture and sell generic version of Bayer’s [...]

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