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Did not protect my IPR. What now?

Starting a product-based company without protecting the underlying Intellectual Property is as good as building a house in a public place. Time and again, I've had startups and researchers asking me "what now?" once a competitor replicates their product and markets it better. It is a cakewalk for established businesses to replicate your product and use their marketing experience to pose an existential threat to your business. Think about it. A resourceful businessman finds amazing IP-Free product ideas from "Amazon Launchpad", why would he not replicate them? Let alone small businesses, no company/product is copy-proof in this world. Samsung infamously copied Apple's iPhone design [1]. The Oreo cookie that we know today isn't an original recipe either [2]. The list goes on, apparently, some of the rip-offs are better than their originals [3]. While it is practically impossible to stop everyone around the globe from copying your ideas, it can certainly be curtailed to…

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Branded Medicines vs. Generic Medicines: The Role of Patents
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In the pharmaceutical industry, the distinction between branded and generic medicines is an essential one. Understanding this distinction is crucial not just for…

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Microsoft vs. Indian Patent Office – Decisions by Delhi High Court on Software Patents in India
June 21, 2023

The part of this series focuses on the two recent judgments of the Delhi High Court passed in the statutory appeals filed by…