Given the track-record of high-profile patent litigation, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues seem to revolve around pharmaceuticals, engineering or automobile industries. But, intellectual property impacts industries and people across different verticals. However, proper management of rights in trademarks, copyright and designs protection of plant variety is also vital to businesses.
National legislations on intellectual property rights vary significantly be it for protection, prosecution, infringement or revocation. Thus, a robust intellectual property strategy which includes effective solutions is sine qua non to a host of industries from chemical and bio-pharma, to information technology, electronics, automotive engineering or bio-technology. The experts and attorneys at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan with rich background and experience in dealing with various sectors understand the requirements of particular industry so as to provide customised solutions.
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The layman's valence with inorganic surface chemistry or nano technology may not be high, but chemistry in the field of pharmaceuticals, organic chemicals, agrochemical, food industry, polymers, paints and dyes, electrolysis/ electrochemical industry, fertilizer industry, petrochemicals, water treatment industry, material science chemistry, medical devices and plant products influences every atom of his life as also business.
Electronics and Telecommunications
Can you recall when communication was only through telegrams and a phone was only a phone? Today we are growing in a world that is developing at the speed of light, a world that consists of branched yet convergent telecom media where information is the key to everything.
The mechanical industry today is driven by state of the art technology and innovation. The key to an industry or company's success lies in its research and development and motivation to strive harder and faster.
The automotive industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world. With a high degree of research, development and commitment shown by the industry, comes a high degree of inventiveness and innovation.
Biotechnology and life sciences
From Australia to Canada to India the qualifying requirements for patent attorneys or patent agents are rigorous and accomplished researchers often find the same less stringent. Authors of research papers with significant publishing credits in scientific journals particularly those in the specialized areas life sciences and bio-technology are the crème de la crème of this domain. They work closely with scientists, inventors and corporate officers to build a healthy and transparent business relationship with shorter turnaround time.
In the field of software, technical expertise in multiple categories of software including operating systems, software architectures, application software, utility software, coupled with our legal expertise in patent laws of various jurisdictions including India, Europe and the United States and knowledge of the operational aspects of the software industry helps in building up a strong patent portfolio, protecting innovations and managing intellectual property.
With the decline in sources of non-renewable energy and rising concerns for the environment, rapid progress is underway in the entire energy sector. Here innovations range from making processes associated with non-renewable energy efficient systems to the development of systems and methods to harness energy from renewable sources of energy, such as bio-fuels, geothermal energy, solar energy and wind energy.