Nokia & IPCOM

The claimant, Nokia Corporation, seeks revocation of European Patent (UK) No. 1 841 268 ("the patent" or "268") which belongs to the defendant IPCom. This action is yet another stage in the litigation which is pending in a number of jurisdictions in relation to the mobile telephony patent portfolio which IPCom purchased from Robert Bosch GmbH. Earlier this year, the company lost an appeal over another patent claim. The company was seeking to claim EUR12 billion (US$16 billion) from Nokia based on the calculation of 5 percent of Nokia’s mobile phone sales in countries covered by the patents, or EUR... Read More

Are food recipes patentable in India?

A few days back, one of our clients came to us asking whether his new food recipe, which he claimed to be new, can be patented in India or not. The answer of course is yes, though depending on a number of factors which we discuss hereinafter. Patent Amendment 2005 of the Indian Patent Act 1970, as we all know, has introduced product patent protection for food, pharma and chemical inventions.  If we look at the Indian Patent Database, we will find a number of granted patents and hundreds of patent applications on one or other types of food compositions. ... Read More