Delhi High Court sets interesting precedent to still nascent domain of SEP & FRAND in India

The Plaintiff had filed two suits for infringement of their essential DVD video player patent. The component patent in the subject matter of both the suits is the Channel (De)-coding technology used for DVD Video Playback function in a DVD video player. It is claimed that the Plaintiff is the registered proprietor for “Decoding Device for converting a Modulated Signal to a series of M-Bit Information Words”. The invention concerns ‘channel modulation’ which involves a coding step that is performed directly before the storage of the data. Continue reading “Delhi High Court sets interesting precedent to still nascent domain of SEP & FRAND in India”

Stakeholders meeting held at IPO

A meeting of select IP professionals and practitioners was held at Intellectual Property Office, Delhi in presence of Secretary – DIPP Mr. Ramesh Abhishek, Joint Secretary Mr. Rajiv Aggarwal, Controller General Mr. O P Gupta and Sr. Joint Controller Dr. K. S. Kardam on 03 August 2018. Continue reading “Stakeholders meeting held at IPO”

Explaining ‘sameness’ in designs, the Delhi High Court maintains injunction in favor of Vega Auto Accessories

The Hon’ble Delhi High Court maintained injunction order in favor of Plaintiff Vega Auto Accessories which restrained the Defendant from making, selling, offering for sale, advertising and directly or indirectly dealing in helmets amounting to infringement of Plaintiff’s registered design and particularly the helmets under Defendant’s mark ‘POWER’. Continue reading “Explaining ‘sameness’ in designs, the Delhi High Court maintains injunction in favor of Vega Auto Accessories”

Announcement – Recognition by ‘International Advisory Experts’

We are pleased to share that the International Advisory Experts have recognized Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP), Gurgaon, India as a ‘Boutique IP award winner’ within India and Mr. Ankush Mehta, Principal Attorney has been listed as an advisor / expert for his practice and expertise on Patent, Designs and Trademark services in India. Continue reading “Announcement – Recognition by ‘International Advisory Experts’”

Section 3(i) of Indian Patent Act – touching on non-patentability, exceptions & grey areas!

Patentability of methods for treatment has been objected under multiple jurisdictions. Similarly, the provision of section 3(i) of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 prohibits grant of Patent to any invention relating to “any process for the medicinal, surgical, curative, prophylactic, diagnostic, therapeutic or other treatment of human beings or any process for a similar treatment of animals to render them free of disease or to increase their economic value or that of their products.” Continue reading “Section 3(i) of Indian Patent Act – touching on non-patentability, exceptions & grey areas!”

Revised Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions and Patentability under section 3(k) of The Patents Act of India

The Indian Patent Office (IPO) has recently released another set of guidelines (‘Revised Guidelines’) on how to deal with section 3(k) of the Patents Act, 1970 (as amended) (‘Act’) of India particularly clarifying examination of Computer Related Inventions (‘CRIs’) thereby overriding the previous guidelines published in February 2016, (‘Previous Guidelines’). Continue reading “Revised Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions and Patentability under section 3(k) of The Patents Act of India”