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2. HC summons Tarun Tejpal for copyright violation
The Delhi High Court has summoned Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal and his sister Neena Tejpal in a case filed by well-known painter Raghu Vyas seeking damages of
Rs one crore for allegedly infringing his copyright of one of his paintings.
Justice S N Agrawal also restrained Tejpals from selling and reproducing the painting titled "The Realm of Bliss".
The painter, in his suit, contended that he signed an agreement with Tehelka for participating in an auction titled 'Art of Freedom' at London organised by Bonhams, an auction house of UK, in association with Tehelka and Aman Nath on July 11.
"After the agreement, Vyas in collaboration with Bollywood actor Manisha Koirala painted a piece titled 'Realm of Bliss' for the said auction which was handed over to Tehelka in April 2007," the suit said.
Contending that he owns the exclusive intellectual property rights in the painting, Vyas also submitted before the court that the painting has still not been returned to him and he fears that it might be copied by the defendants (Tehelka and others).dnaindia.com.
Eco System to make India global hub for R&D
The Nano Science and Technology Mission has planned an investment of ($254 million) Rs 1,000 crore to create an ecosystem to make India a global hub for research and development in nanotechnology, announced Dr T. Ramasami, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, in the city on Monday.Business Line
4. Bill to be introduced in Parliament providing incentives to scientists.
Union minister for science and technology Mr. Kapil Sibal announced that the Centre would bring a new legislation in the next Budget session of Parliament providing for payment of royalties and share in license fees for scientists who patent their innovations.
The proposal is that researchers of public sector R&D institutions be paid 30 per cent royalty once their patented products are commercialised. Such an incentive-based approach would help create more patents, he said after laying the foundation stone for the Clinical Research Facility for stem cells and regenerative medicines. the first of its kind in
7. Wipro Files Patents for e-Enabler
Wipro Technologies has filed patents for e-enabler .a kit that enables rapid development and deployment of Service Oriented Architecture.
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(a)U.S continuations rules on hold
This move has been welcomed by IP practitioners who were concerned about the impact of the rules on their patenting strategies.