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Meet to provide insight into European patenting norms

16 November 2010

PUNE: Experts from European countries will provide their perspectives on the European patenting norms with reference to information technology and automobile sector at an event at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) here on Tuesday at 3.30 pm.

“The event holds significance from the viewpoint of growing business collaborations between Pune-based manufacturers and service providers and German companies as well as the trade between Pune and European countries,” said Rajkumar Hirwani, head of the Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (URDIP), which is one of the arms of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

The URDIP, which is involved in building patent databases and various patent analysis and mapping activities, has joined hands with the Licensing Executives Society of India (LESI), a professional society that encourages high professional standards among individuals engaged in the transfer and licensing of technology and industrial or intellectual property (IP) rights, to organise the event.

Hirwani said, “The focus will be on generating sufficient awareness among IT and automobile companies about sound trade and business practices, which do not lead to situations like infringement of patents in European countries.”

According to Hirwani, the European patent laws are relatively tougher than the Indian patent legislations or for that matter the US patent laws, which are widely considered liberal.

“When an Indian company exports goods that are covered by patent laws in Europe, there are often chances of such export consignment getting confiscated on the grounds of infringement of patents in the concerned country or may end up facing legal suit by the patent holder in that country,” said Hirwani.

Keeping these aspects in mind, the URDIP-LESI decided to invite patent attorneys from Germany and other European countries to deal with a set of issues relating to patent legislation in Europe. The speakers include Heinz Goddar (a German as well as European patent and trade mark attorney involved in international patent and licensing matters, including litigation and arbitration) and Damien Trotereau (a patent examiner from the European Patent Office), said Hirwani.

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Written by csirindia

November 16, 2010 at 9:52 am

Posted in NCL

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