Author Archives: Anu Vaidyanathan

Heartbreak Hotel: The IP Laundry List for Startups

This article originally appeared at blogs.vccircle.com One of the more endearing aspects of my clients is their sheer belief. In the recent years, we have had the pleasure of working with a number of technology start-ups and I have come … Continue reading

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Valuation of Intellectual Property

This article originally appeared on blogs.vccircle.com Valuing Intellectual Property, which is intangible in many ways, is becoming a relevant area of study in the domain of initial public offerings (IPOs) or mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Valuation of Intellectual Property is … Continue reading

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Legal Issues in Cloud Computing

One of the latest intellectual property debates, amplified by Hollywood’s attempt at glorifying geeks with the movie The Social Network, concerned Facebook. The Winklevoss twins are now challenging a decision at the San Francisco Federal Court of Appeals upholding a … Continue reading

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Bio Piracy

This article appeared at Trak.in and was prepared with the help of our diligent Biosciences staff @ PatNMarks Biopiracy refers to illegal exploitation of biological resources and the indigenous knowledge associated with it, for commercial gain. The traditional knowledge, processes … Continue reading

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Proactive Crowdsourcing

The Use of Technology for Emergency Response – This article originally appeared in the March 7th 2011 edition of The Hindu BusinessLine: On 22 February 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand. It propagated from the Lyttleton harbour, … Continue reading

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Business Method Patents

Business method patents cover a class of technology or processes used on a regular basis either within any commercial or non-commercial organization, or being offered by the same to external users. In the simplest terms, something as simple as presenting … Continue reading

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Claim to Fame: Alternative Language Claims in Patents

Introduction Patent documents, when submitted finally to various patent offices, often contain a claims section, which is effectively the heart of the document. The claims in a patent application are the protection sought by the applicant, by means of the … Continue reading

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Bajaj v TVS – Is there anything to (DT)sigh about?

Sivaraman Vaidyanathan, Barrister-At-Law Well there is not really much to sigh about so long as you’re not associated with Bajaj or TVS. The looming Bajbaj v TVS battle is probably the biggest domestic dispute in the history of the Indian … Continue reading

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Traditional Knowledge [Ayurveda]

Ayurveda means the “science of life”. The word, ayurveda is composed of two words of Sanskrit, ayur (meaning life) and veda (meaning knowledge). Thus Ayurveda is a medical science of Ancient India. This ancient healing system has three foci: 1) … Continue reading

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Intellectual Branding

I just wanted to write a quick note on Intellectual Branding, a subject we will develop as the year goes on. I get asked this question a lot about how to gain mileage if innovation is the heart-beat of a … Continue reading

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