This presentation provides an overview of IP litigation in India with a compilation of broad level statistics of litigation in various areas of IP. The presentation can be accessed here. Written by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala – Read my Works of Fiction at www.kalyankankanala.com
Trade Secret Cases
Mattel, the maker of Barbie dolls, has been held liable for trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement...
The two well known Mobile companies Motorola and Huawei have settled the one year old trade secret dispute....
Trade secrets are the most treasured assets of any company and are often stolen or misused by the employees to make...
It has been rather amusing to note the frenzy that developed around the news over the claimed leakage of the coke formula. As per the recent news doing the rounds (read here) Mark Pendergrast author of the bestseller “For God, Country, and Coca-Cola: The Definitive History of the Great American […]Read more ›
Coca Cola’s secret formulation is the most cited example to elucidate the business value of trade secrets. Coca Cola has been taking stringent measures to protect the secrecy of its formulation and it is believed that the formulation makes it the most popular soft drink in the world. Recent news […]Read more ›
Image from Zynga website Zynga and Playdom, the two popular game companies had a settlement over a trade secret lawsuit. Zynga had sued its rival Playdon in September 2009. The suit alleged that four former Zynga employees had stolen the company’s trade secrets when they had left the company to […]Read more ›
FLSmidth-Excel LLC and Excel Foundry & Machine, Inc., have recently paid Metso a compensation of approximately EUR 20 million (USD 25 million) as a settlement to the intellectual property dispute between them. The dispute was over protection of the HP400 General Assembly trade secret which was allegedly stolen and passed […]Read more ›
The trademark rights in the much hyped ipad, which is the secondtablet computer developed by Apple Inc and has become an overnight sensation, did not belong to Apple. Soon after the announcement of ipad by the CEO of Apple, Fujitsu revealed that they have already applied for the trademark ipad […]Read more ›
Trade Secret in India is not protected under any specific law but Indian Courts from time to time have recognized that confidential business information, such as customer lists, details of suppliers, pricing policies, product launch time-schedules, management marketing, know-how, designs, drawings, model, specifications, surface data, notes, improvements, technical information and […]Read more ›