With long and wide ranging experience in dealing with international clients concerning their Intellectual Property matters, Sughrue attorneys are well-positioned to provide comprehensive patent and trademark related legal services to companies and individuals in India. AIA Rules Going Into Effect September 16, 2012
As India is rapidly evolving as an economic and industrial power, Indian companies, especially in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, software and manufacturing areas, are increasingly facing challenges related to IP issues in the US. For example, in the pharmaceutical area, before a drug is approved for marketing in the US, IP issues related to patents listed in the Orange book need to be resolved. Sughrue attorneys possess wide ranging experience in handling all aspects of this area including due diligence, pre-litigation strategies, negotiating with patentees as well as handling litigation if the eventuality rises
Likewise, in the software area, companies in India are increasingly facing challenges from US patent holders asserting their patents as these companies export software products and services to the US. In addition, as companies in India are moving up the value chain, a significant amount of cutting edge IP is being generated by them. We represent such companies as well as pure R & D organizations in securing patents and protecting their IP rights.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the America Invents Act (AIA), Sughrue continues to monitor and report on the important Provisions that will take effect as of September 16, 2012.