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Journal of Intellectual Property Rights

 

 

VOLUME 8

NUMBER 6

NOVEMBER 2003

 

 

CONTENTS

Articles

 

Moral Rights in Developing Countries: The Example of India–Part II

449

Mira T Sundara Rajan

 

 

 

Analysis of Patents Pertaining to Arsenic Removal from Contaminated Water Bodies

462

Anuradha Madhukar and Sital Kumar Pal

 

 

 

Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore: International, Regional and National Perspectives, Trends and Strategies

468

S K Tripathi

 

 

 

Creating and Embedding an Intellectual Property Rights Policy in an Educational or Publicly-Funded Research and Development Institution

 

478

Prabuddha Ganguli

 

 

 

Technical Notes
 

 

Microbial Type Culture Collection & Gene Bank, Chandigarh

486

 

 

Literature Review
 

 

 

IPR―General

491

 

 

· What impact will the Internet have on IP systems? · Microarray technology—an intellectual property retrospective · RJVs and the importance of intellectual property protection · Sustaining agbiotechnology through lean times · Protecting traditional knowledge · Registered geographical indications · Intellectual property and nanotechnology · Exhaustion of rights' principle and its implications for competition law · IP theft & corporate espionage: Remedies · Why impact analysis should not be used for research evaluation and what the alternatives are? · Public sector collaboration for agricultural IP management · Plant variety protection and farmers’ rights-Towards a broader understanding

 

 

 

Patents

 

495

· Future of patent information––a user with a view · Preemptive patenting, human genomics, and the US biotechnology sector · Patenting DNA-related inventions in the European Union, United States and Japan · A putative inventor’s remedies to correct inventorship on a patent · Race to patent the genome · Citations, family size, opposition and the value of patent rights · WIPO patent agenda · Protecting rights to early-stage technology · Inter partes reexamination– a potentially useful approach to challenging invalid biotechnology patents · A critical view of software patents

 

 

 

Copyright and Trademarks

498

· Internet file sharing and the liability of intermediaries for copyright infringement · A hollow victory for the common law, TRIPS and the   moral   rights   exclusion · Technological protections for copyright on the Internet · Are we legislating away our scientific future? The database debate · Source code escrow: An exercise in futility · Technical protection of copyright · Indirect liability for copyright infringement · Unauthorized use of another's trademark on the Internet · Trademark infringement, the Internet and jurisdiction

 

 

 

IPR News

 

 

 

IPR News―General

503

·Benefits of WTO drug agreement for poorer nations · National IPR taskforce launched · WIPO and trilateral offices agree to reinforce ties ·Addvalue Tech in intellectual property rights strategic tie-up · Cholesterol buster, Lipitor

 

 

 

Patent News

506

·First PCT application filed fully electronically at WIPO · USPTO takes action on biotech restrictions  ·One global patent system  ·Patent owners invited for digital rights pool ·Patenting of higher forms of life · Patents Rules, 2003  ·IT vendors call for strict patent laws  ·US patent for multiple use technology ·GSK files lawsuit against DRL diabetes drug, Anda

 

 

Copyright and Trademark News

514

·India may seal 25 copyrights in bioinformatics · New IPR regulations come into force · WIPO resolves multilingual domain-name dispute

 

 

 

Key Patents

516

· Venlafaxine —antidepressant · Preparation of high protein hydrolysate · Using natural flavidin as an anti‑oxidant in  a food  composition  · Self heating container · Fruit extracts · Soluble paracetamol · Patent on imidazoline receptors binding compounds

 

 

 

Author Index

519

 

 

Keyword Index

520

 

 

List of Referees

526

 

 

Journal of Intellectual Property Rights 

Vol 8, November 2003, pp 449-461

 

 

Moral Rights in Developing Countries:
The Example of India—Part II

 Mira T Sundara Rajan

 

The moral rights seek to protect the non-commercial interests of authors and artists in their work. This paper deals with moral rights in developing countries. It is in two parts. The Part I of the paper, which appeared in the previous issue, covered copyright policy in India, traditional approaches to moral rights in India and moral rights in Indian Copyright Act. Present part deals with judicial development and interpretation of moral rights. It discusses the major cases decided by Indian courts on moral rights.

 

 

 

Journal of Intellectual Property Rights

Vol. 8, November 2003, pp 462-467

 

Analysis of Patents Pertaining to Arsenic Removal from Contaminated Water Bodies

Anuradha Madhukar and Sital Kumar Pal

 

The paper discusses patent activity in the field of arsenic removal from contaminated water bodies. It emphasises the importance of patent information in monitoring research and development trends worldwide. The paper analyses the major areas of patenting, and technological trends. The patenting activity was found to be maximum in Japan followed by China, United States, Europe and Australia. The number of patents shows an increasing trend, which symbolises the increasing research activities in the field globally

 

 

 

Journal of Intellectual Property Rights

Vol 8, November 2003, pp 468-477

 

Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore: International, Regional and National Perspectives, Trends and Strategies

 S K Tripathi

  

This is an edited text of the talk of the author given at WIPO Inter-regional Seminar at Isfahan (Iran). It describes various international and regional attempts to protect traditional culture and folklore. Under national perspectives, and trends and strategies, paper reports the Indian position in respect of the protection of traditional knowledge and folklore. Need for an acceptable and agreed international sui generis system, separate from the existing IPR system, for the protection of the traditional knowledge of the local and indigenous communities is stressed.

 

 

 

Journal of Intellectual Property Rights

Vol 8, November 2003, pp 478-485

  

Creating and Embedding an Intellectual Property Rights Policy in an Educational or Publicly-Funded Research and Development Institution

 Prabuddha Ganguli

 

Paper describes how creating and embedding an IPRs policy in any educational institution could be useful and beneficial for the institution. A broad framework for the formulation and implementation of an institutional IPRs policy, its key parts and typical features are discussed in detail.