IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana open Branch Office in Pune

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) along with its sister concern, an  IP Consulting Firm IIPRD announce that they have opened up a branch Office in Pune in wake of the rising client requirements and towards their goal of expanding their operations across India. K&K is one of the fastest growing full service IP Law Firms in India representing Indian and International clients ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 200 companies giving them the same experience across the board. K&K has, in it’s third year of practice, has made an entry as a Leading IP Law Firm in... Read More

ENERCON INDIA LTD. (EIL) VS. ENERCON GMBH (EG)

This article is directed to interested persons who have not been regularly following the Enercon Case, one the few patent litigation battles which have seen the light of day and is setting new standards in decision making on issues relating to formality rejections and obviousness/inventive step issues. This article puts a quick snapshot of what has happened so far in the contention along with the facts involved in the case: Introduction Facts: EG is among the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturers and had set up EIL in 1995 having 56% stake in the company. After company level disputes EIL litigated... Read More

Clear and Convincing …Says US Apex

This blog is just an update of the US Supreme Court hearing in the case “Microsoft Vs. i4i”.  For more details about the initial proceedings, please click here to visit my earlier blog “Clear and Convincing evidence” posted on January 10th 2011. The patent act indicates that issued patents are "presumed valid." 35 U.S.C. § 282. In this case, Microsoft challenged the strength of that presumption -- arguing that a low "preponderance" standard for proving invalidity should be sufficient rather than the higher "clear and convincing" standard required by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Supreme Court... Read More

Kurian’s Sudden Exit Surprises the Industry

The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks at the Indian Intellectual Property Office Mr. P.H. Kurian has made a sudden and surprising request to exit from his role, a shock to the entire IP fraternity keeping in mind the initiatives and drives he undertook during the leadership. Mr P.H. Kurian was appointed as the first IAS officer to head the Indian Intellectual Property office in February 2009. He revolutionized the operations of the Indian Intellectual Property Office with his fresh thinking, innovativeness and enthusiasm. He is instrumental in bringing the much needed transparency in the practices at the Office.... Read More

BRUCE N. SAFFRAN Vs. JOHNSON & JOHNSON and CORDIS CORPORATION

Introduction A patent infringement suit filed by Bruce N. Saffran, a New Jersey Radiologist (“Plaintiff”) against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Cordis Corporation (“Defendants”) claiming that defendants directly infringed U.S. Patent No. 5,653,760 (filed Aug. 9, 1995) (the `760 patent;) entitled “Method and Apparatus for Managing Macromolecular Distribution”. Defendants' accused products are the Cypher drug-eluting stents (including the Cypher Select and Cypher Select Plus) for which they were nailed with $482 million verdict. Case ruled in United States District Court, E.D. Texas, Marshall Division. About the patent ‘760  The ‘760 patent discloses a medical device preferably drug eluting implantation device... Read More