Herbal Cure for Diabetes II Granted Patent


Coming as they do with a pronounced sweet tooth, the people of Rajasthan have discovered an Indigenous cure for Diabetes Mellitus… a bit of a paradox alright! Perhaps the fetish for the syrupy, sweet and savory called for an antidote with the rising incidence of Diabetes Mellitus across the State and the Country. Even the Dal Bhatti in the local Jaipur food joint is laced with sugar so fine, that my south Indian palate cannot distinguish between the main course…


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Patent

India gets International Search Authority Status.


The Indian IPR regime that has been making rapid strides in developing its infrastructure has caught world attention. India joins the the elite list of nations to be conferred the ISA status by WIPO. News a couple of weeks late, but nevertheless one that is is an interesting development in the Indian IP arena “The Indian Patent Office has been recognized as the International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)…


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Pills, Potions and IPR:Tales from Folk Medicine.


Inspired in content and spirit, by Shamnads’ New Year offerings on Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous medicine with the lush narrative of the Arogyapacha, I add to the ongoing debate and awareness initiatives on the subject….. Allopathy long held as the marquee of the Medicinal systems has close contenders in play. No longer solo on the ramp, Traditional Medicine systems, many of them that predate allopathy have caught world attention. Ayurveda has firmly ensconced a place of pride for itself; inspiring…


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SpicyIP Tidbits


1.The International Music Score Library Project faces closure. In what could be termed as black letter for music aficionados around the world, the IMSL has been shut down after threats from music publishers. Started by a student in Canada, IMSLP was a major resource of music scores of western classical music uploaded by a global community in PDF form. Further IMSLP only collected only scores whose copyright had expired. A befitting tribute and obituary to the Project: IMSLP was a…


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SpicyIP Interview


It will mark the coming together of two exquisites: India, the land of Basmati and the Mysore mallige, and Switzerland, home to precision-engineered Swiss watches, are on the threshold of signing a key bilateral where significant focus rests on IPR issues, specifically Geographical Indications (GIs). In recent years, there have been many high-level visits and regular dialogue between the two governments exploring new ways and means to further strengthen bilateral trade and investment.( Economic times) Felix Ador, Chief Legal Officer…


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SpicyIP Jobs


1. In house Attorney at Avaya India Private Limited. Company Profile Avaya India, a spin of AT&T Bell Labs and Lucent, is a leading global provider of business communications software and systems. Avaya designs, builds and managescommunications networks for more than one million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 500 Companies. Job Description The ideal candidate is expected to have a minimum of three to eight years of experience practicing law in India, with a strong…


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SpicyIp Tidbits


1. India says No to Removal of Trade Barriers. 1ndia on Saturday was at the forefront with Brazil, opposing a proposal of developed nations seeking removal of trade barriers to allow transfer of clean technologies. The European Union and the United States made a joint proposal through the World Trade Organization to remove specific barriers to trade in clean energy technologies like wind turbines and solar panels as part of the long- running Doha round of talks. Both India and…


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Addressing IPR Dilemmas through Creative Capitalism: Advanced Market Commitment.


Capitalism as an economic theory based on free market enterprise has evolved over a period of time culminating in many derivatives and adaptations to address existing situations along the annals of history ands patterns of socio-economic development. Early thinkers such as Marx and Weber propounded the doctrine of capitalism as a panacea to bridge the divide between the proletariat and bourgeois With passage of time , this approach seemingly came to be viewed as starkly polarized that catered to the…


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Neem It Up!


A thumping ovation to the Organizers of the recently concluded Neem Conference held in the balmy city of Coimbatore. Spearheading the Neem Revolution, the Neem Foundation organized the 5th World Neem Conference (WNC) 2007 to popularize the Neem tree and its vast potential in the bio-sphere. Attended by delegates from 35 countries the conference highlighted the latest breakthroughs in Neem research, organic farming, bio-medicine, socio-economic issues and intellectual property rights. Having captured popular acclaim as the wonder tree of the…


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Moving towards the Nano Age


Heralding the arrival of the fist wave of Nano therapeutics, India begins its tryst with the ‘Science of Minuscule’. Indian innovation as large in its prowess in the field of Biomed is all set to usher in the Nano Medical era-one that is likely to be as promising and challenging. In January this year, Dabur Pharma launched a novel nanotechnology-based drug delivery system, Nanoxel, for the anti-cancer drug Paclitaxel. This nanoscale drug delivery system is India‘s first indigenously developed nanotechnology…


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