Journal of Intellectual Property Rights

 

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VOLUME 16

NUMBER 1

JANUARY 2011

CODEN: JIPRFG 16(1) 1-60(2011)

ISSN : 0971-7544

 

       e-ISSN  : 0975-1076

CONTENTS

Articles

Celebrity Rights: Protection under IP Laws

7

Tabrez Ahmad and Satya Ranjan Swain

 

Accommodating Long Term Scientific Progress: Patent Prospects in the Pharmaceutical Industry

17

Nithya Anand

 

Is It Broadcast or Broadcasting?

23

M Sakthivel

 

Model for IP Protection based on an Empirical Study of Iranian Nanotechnology Companies

27

Sepehr Ghazinoory, Sadegh Abedi and Behnam Mashar

 

Opinion

35

TRIPS, WTO and IPR: Protection of Bioresources and Traditional Knowledge

 

M D Nair

 

Literature Review

38

IPR―General

 

The TRIPS Agreement: Helping or hurting least developed countries’ access to essential pharmaceuticals?The innovation–economic growth nexus: Global evidence Trade secrets in the IP strategies of entrepreneurs Enforcement, economics and estimates The impact of piracy on innovation in the presence of technological and market uncertainty IP, commercial needs and humanitarian benefits: Must there be a conflict? Does the protection of foreign IPR stimulate innovation in the US?   IP valuation Innovation, imitation, and IPR with international capital movement Collusive and exclusive settlements of IP litigation Conviction or coercion? Peru on the road to TRIPS-plus On the methodology for quantifying innovations Multi-stakeholder partnerships for transfer of environmentally sound technologies

 

Patents

41

Large-scale open innovation: Open source vs patent pools Patenting cryptographic technology A uniform framework for patent eligibilityRules for patentsPatenting human genes: The Myriad controversy Concerted refusals to license IPR An unsettling development:The use of settlement related evidence for damages determinations in patent litigation A heuristic procedure to identify the most valuable chain of patent priority network Evergreening: A deceptive device in patent rightsA rough set based approach to patent development with the consideration of resource allocation Stimulating energy-efficient innovations in the Dutch building sector: Empirical evidence from patent counts and policy lessons

 

 

Copyright and Trademark

45

The impacts of the differences between UK and US copyright laws for sound recordings on musicians Fulfilling the copyright social justice promise: Digitizing textual information Digital piracy and firms’ strategic interactions: The effects of public copy protection and DRM similarity Parallel importation of copyright products in Taiwan: A struggle with international trade policy Copying, superstars, and artistic creation From music tracks to Google maps: Who owns computer-generated works? Copyright for engineered DNA: An idea whose time has come? Freedom of panorama: A comparative look at the right to create derivative works in public spaces Counterfeit fashion: The interplay between copyright and trademark law in original fashion designs and designer knockoffsFree speech and international obligations to protect trademarks

 

 

IPR News

 

IPR News—General

49

Biodiversity welcomes Nagoya Protocol ● US trade representative finds fault with India, China intellectual property regimes ● IPR trials of top MNCs on the rise in China ● GI registration for Kundan Meena ● Stornoway black pudding to get protected GI status

 

Patent News

50

USPTO pilot program UK government urges EC to revisit single patent plans ● Detroit, Michigan announced as first regional patent office ● Google signs deal to translate European patents ● Patent fight erupts over Kakadu plum ● China on patents overdrive Apex court dismisses Bayer's appeal in patent-linkage case Diagnostic tests can be patented, rules US Court Natco Pharma seeks compulsory licence for copy of Pfizer drug

 

Copyright and Trademark News

53

Copyright and wrongs ● Lankan curry beats burger giant McDonalds in trademark battle ● Court grants injunction against two companies for infringing trademark of Ashok Leyland

 

Key Patents

54

Apple patents glasses-less 3D projection ● Reality mobile’s first patent award Power efficiency's revolutionary e-save technology granted patent Patent for biomolecular interaction identification methods

 

Book Review

56

Intellectual Property and Human Rights- A Paradox

 

Edited by Willem Grosheide

 

Understanding Designs Act

 

Srikanth Venkatraman