SpicyIP Tidbit: Madras HC Records Issues in Bajaj-TVS Patent Dispute


It was reported in the Business Standard yesterday that the Madras High Court has recorded 17 issues, 8 by Bajaj and 9 by TVS, to be argued before it in the twin spark plug ignition patent dispute. Foreign experts too are expected to be brought in for the case by both sides. Among the issues that TVS has raised, one is if a lean air fuel mixture constitutes an essential element of the patent as claimed by Bajaj.
Among the issues which Bajaj has raised, one is the territorial jurisdiction of the Madras HC. Readers may recollect that the Supreme Court had allowed sale of TVS’ bike Flame subject to maintenance of account of sales and had asked for early disposal of the suit by the HC.

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