Europe’s Unified Patent System
Jan26

Europe’s Unified Patent System

For Almost Half-a-century, Europe has been longing for the proposal of French Senator, Henri Longchambon to see daylight. To overcome the impediments faced by inventors, the creation of a Unified Patentwas indeed imperative. This involved the usage of Europe’s enhanced cooperation mechanism, creation of unified patent court with considerable litigation. With this new system, i) there will be no need to edit validate unitary...

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The ‘Comic-Con’ and ‘Comic con’ Trademark
Jan26

The ‘Comic-Con’ and ‘Comic con’ Trademark

The popular Flagship, San Diego Comc con began in 1970 and has since been the HOly Grail to all pop-culture events around the world. Since 2013 Salt Lake had begun using the name ‘Comic-con’ (with the hyphen) which the San Diego convention saw as infinging their Trademark. The USPTO sided with Salt Lake Comic-con earlier in July but later overruled its own judgement. Both the parties are to meet the Magistrate at San Diego...

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API Software or Copyright Infringement?
Jan26

API Software or Copyright Infringement?

This is not the first court tussle between Google ad Oracle. Since 2010 their issues relating copyright infringement of JAVA by Android have continuously been brought to court. And the courts have, on this matter, had alterting and unsettled verdicts as well. Since 2008, when Android was introduced in the market, Google profited $22 billion. In court, they claim that JAVA is an API software and thus open for anyone’s use,...

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China’s Controversial Anti-Terror Laws
Jan26

China’s Controversial Anti-Terror Laws

The recent counter-terrorism laws passed by China raise concerns in many minds. This law requires technology firms to help decrypt information, but not install security backdoors. There are some positive aspects to it like the removal of the initial plan of requiring companies to keep servers and user data within China and the statute requiring the submission of encryption codes and server/data localisation from the final language....

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Snapdeal to distribute Rs.1000 cr loans
Jan26

Snapdeal to distribute Rs.1000 cr loans

Being one of the biggest e-commerce platforms, Snapdeal has given out loans as high as Rs. 300 cr, even in the past, to attract sellers. Right now they plan on giving out loans of nearly Rs.1000 cr. According to the company, merchants can avail loans at an interest rate, 2-3% lower than they would otherwise get from banks. For further convinience the company is coming up with its own credit rating engine like, CIBIL. They have, thus,...

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