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3D Printing and IPR Violation

Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the Age of 3D Printing: Challenges and Solutions

Introduction 3D printing has revolutionized the manufacturing industry by allowing the creation of complex and customized objects at a low cost. However, this technology has also given rise to new challenges in the area of intellectual property protection. In this article, we will explore the challenges of protecting your intellectual property in the age of 3D printing and provide some solutions to mitigate these risks. Understanding 3D Printing Before we discuss the challenges, it's important to understand how 3D printing works. It's a process of creating a physical object from a digital design file. The design file is created using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software or obtained from an online database. The design file is then uploaded to the 3D printer, which uses additive manufacturing to create the object by building it layer by layer. Challenges of Protecting Your Intellectual Property in 3D Printing With the ease of access to 3D…

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Patent filings by Academic Institutions

Increase in Patent Filings by Academic Institutions

Introduction With a plethora of opportunities to quench one’s technological pursuits or showcase the creative abilities of the students, higher academic institutions can be considered to be the powerhouses for generating intellectual property (IP). The extensive research facilities provided by higher academic institutions such as incubation centers, and research sponsored through university and industry partnerships serve as breeding grounds for various breakthrough inventions. Similarly, academic institutions may also give rise to developments in other areas of IP. This may be some literary work in the form of some songs or drama or film scripts or artistic works in the form of a sculpture or even a painting. The list is endless to enunciate the numerous possibilities of IP in any academic institution. Recommendations of National IPR Policy, 2016 It is indeed the above reasons that may have inspired the drafters of National IPR policy to provide certain recommendations on how…

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Recent Discussions

Interpretation of Section 3(i) of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 in the Context of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing
October 13, 2023

Introduction The advent of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) has revolutionized prenatal diagnostics, enabling expectant parents to assess the genetic health of the fetus…

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Branded Medicines vs. Generic Medicines: The Role of Patents
September 8, 2023

In the pharmaceutical industry, the distinction between branded and generic medicines is an essential one. Understanding this distinction is crucial not just for…