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Attorney Client Privilege & Work Product Doctrine – An Analysis From Outsourcing Perspective

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Under the common law rules of evidence and procedure, certain communications are protected from being revealed against the wishes of the person in a court of law as evidence. The law in most countries provide such exceptions to confidential communications, such as between an attorney and his client. The US laws also providesuch immunity to […]

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Utility Models

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The power of patents, in the today’s technology driven era, is known to almost every individual and protecting the ideas through patents is of utmost importance to every individual or business more than ever. Regardless of the importance, the cost and complexity of patent protection can create many hurdles for small to medium enterprises (SMEs). […]

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Importance and the need for IP Audit

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Intellectual Property is the lifeline of every company, more so for the companies dealing with technology. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) encompass patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, amongst others, which prove to be instrumental for safeguarding the brand and keeping the unfair competition at bay. As an example, Trademarks help in protecting the brand value […]

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Importance of Intellectual Property for SMEs and new-age startups

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In today’s globalised economy, innovation is pivotal for developing quality products and gain competitiveness in the marketplace. Globalization and outsourcing has increased pressure on organizations to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Large corporates need to innovate to differentiate their product from the competition. Innovation has led to significant improvements the way businesses operate and improve productivity, […]

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Intellectual Property Issues and Internet of Things (IOT)

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Internet of Things (IoT) also known as the next mobile internet revolution will transform the way businesses and consumers interact in a connected world. Over the years, technology has for long been a bellwether for a rapid growth in businesses across sectors. IoT is defined as the networking of physical objects by using embedded sensors, […]

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Patents Issues and the Internet of Things

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This Article is co-authored by Amit Aggarwal (Co-founder, Effectual Services) and Karan Bhutani (Assistant Manager, Marketing) The unprecedented growth in Internet of Things (IoT) has forced many large corporates, new-age entrepreneurs, and startups to embrace IoT technologies. IoT technologies are driving companies and transforming business in order to meet changing consumer demand. With rapid adoption […]

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Protecting innovation in technology diffusion

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The use of innovation can be maximized through adequate IPR protection that can also yield benefit in the long run. In today’s knowledge-driven economy, innovation invaluable and can be easily copied or imitated by infringers, thus reducing the inventor’s profit and reducing incentives to engage in innovative activities. Large enterprises invest huge sums of money […]

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All you need to know about the new IPR policy

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In a knowledge driven economy where market intelligence and speed to market is a prerequisite to gain leadership; innovation has become an important factor for influencing competitive differentiation and value creation. This economy belongs to entrepreneurs who are driven by creativity and innovation. In this era, knowledge creation and creativity are the primary factors to […]

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Why IPR and technology transfer important for developing countries

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There has been much debate in the developing countries on the intellectual property rights (IPRs) in terms on protection of innovation and technology diffusion. Developing countries have huge technology disadvantage in today’s globalized economy. These countries acquire technologies from foreign markets as they lack resources to develop and innovate in the domestic market. Moreover, weak […]

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Intellectual Property Rights and the Pharmaceutical Industry

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The Indian pharmaceutical industry is on a growth trajectory path and will be in the top 10 global markets in value term by 2020. Some of the growth drivers include higher disposable income, improvement in healthcare infrastructure and improved healthcare financing schemes. According to a report by PwC, the Indian pharma industry is growing at […]