IPR Newsletter from IOM
IPR (Intellectual Property Right - Patent) team is part of IOM (Innovation and Outsourcing Management). With this move, IOM has following functions,
- Innovation & Creativity ( Programs: InnoJump, CreativityGym, TechConcepto, VoC, Open Idea, C&I, OIO, Bazaar ( Best Practice))
- Seed Projects ( Innocubation R&D )
- ODC (Offshore Development Centers)
- C&S ( Content & Services)
As part of Knowledge sharing, we do prepare and circulate following news letter on monthly basis,
- Eye Opener - India Mobile Market update
- IPR news Letter ( starting from this Month)
IPR Newsletter: First Issue….
Coverage: Latest IPR Updates outside LG, IPR Updates within LGSI, Interesting Articles on IPR and Tip for IPR etc. We plan to circulate this to all the Engineers.
IPR TIP – First to File v/s First to Invent
First to file and first to invent are legal concepts that define the ownership right to the grant of a patent for an invention. The Patent jurisdictions of the respective countries have a right to choose among the two. The first-to-file system is used in all countries (including India) except for the United States, which operates a first-to-invent system.
First to File:
Right of ownership for the granted patent is given to the first person (the first inventor(s)) who has filed the patent application.
First to Invent: Right of ownership of an invention is decided based on the date of conception of the invention. The person (inventor(s)) who conceive the invention even before filing of similar patent by someone else will hold the right of invention.
To avoid any malpractice of the inventions, it is highly recommended that all the potential IPR ideas are consulted with IPR team at the earliest. Further, the potential IPR ideas should not be disclosed outside LGSI without IPR team’s consent.
TOKYO — Mitsubishi Electric Corp has filed a suit against the Japanese arm of South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc, seeking an injunction against imports of handsets and about 380 million yen in damages from alleged patent infringement over a mobile phone communication system.
Apple on January 18, 2011 sued Nokia in the U.K. claiming that one of the company's patents is invalid, according to Bloomberg. The patent in question describes a scrolling technology on touch-screen handsets and is one of the patents Nokia previously sued Apple for violating.
- LIST based TRIZ activities (for patent generation) kicked off from March 31, 2011. Engineers from PD groups and MS groups are participating.
- Seven IPR awareness sessions were conducted in different PD Groups and MSG in Q1, 2011 to generate IPR culture in the engineers.