2015 The Year of Patent Owners in India

2015 was an eventful year for Patent Ecosystem in India. Not only the reforms were kick-started by the Government at the Indian Patent Office by notifying 720 new posts for examiners and tabling an IP policy for the long term benefits, the Indian Judiciary also delivered numerous Patent Owner Friendly Judgments and orders throughout the year 2015.

The year 2015 will not only be remembered for speedy and time bound trials at the Hon’ble Delhi High Court but also for the remarkable pro Patent owner judgements that were decided in favor of Ericcson, Merck and Bristol Myers Squibb etc.

In landmark decisions Hoffman-La Roche (Swiss Pharma Company) was awarded damages and relief in the lawsuit against Cipla (Indian Pharma Company) and Ericcson (Sweedish Telecom Giant) was able to enforce Standard Essential Patents in the Mobile Phone domain against several Indian Mobile Phone companies like Micromax, Intex, I-ball and Gionee etc.

We at StratJuris Partners (SJP) decided to compile 15 most interesting Judgments and Orders that were delivered by the various Judicial forums in India.


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