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Friday, November 30, 2007

Henkel Innovation Trophy

Do you have a granted patent or a published patent application, or a registered and published utility model or design?
Is it in one of the 3 business sectors:
  • Laundry & Home Care
  • Cosmetics/Toiletries
  • Adhesives Technologies
Then apply to Henkel for Innovation partnership.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

i2india Holdings Ltd

Imperial Innovations Group plc (AIM:IVO), announced that £1.5 million of seed funding has been raised for i2india Holdings Limited (“i2india”), a technology commercialisation and investment company focused on creating commercial value from intellectual property developed in India. Imperial Innovations holds a 35% stake in the company.Susan Searle, CEO of Imperial Innovations, joins the board of i2india as a director alongside Chris Mathias, an entrepreneur and co-founder of Conduit Communications, a software and web development company.

source: VC circle

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sloka Telecom powers the first 5.8GHz WiMAX network in France

Sloka Telecom, an Indian wireless infrastructure company announced that their WiMAX base stations and network solutions will be been deployed by Supernet Technologies (an RT Networx Company) in the town of Saint Medard en Jalles of France in December 2007. Sloka Telecom's WiMAX equipment is powered by Wavesat's chipset.

Sloka is a start-up providing solutions for next generation wireless networks. Sloka offers its fixed/nomadic WiMAX IEEE802.16-2004 portfolio of products consisting of Base Stations, CPEs, AAA and NMS. Sloka specializes in making compact, all outdoor, cost-effective, easy-to-install and easy-to-manage base stations giving the same coverage but configurable capacity to suit requirements of most emerging market deployments and small-to-medium WISP deployments.
Company website

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Government issues Circular on border enforcement of IPRs

In its Circular dated October 29, 2007 (“Circular”), the Central Board of Excise & Customs under the Ministry of Finance, India, has issued instructions to the relevant customs and excise authorities, for implementation of the Intellectual Property Rights (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007 (“IPR Rules”) dated May 8, 2007. The IPR Rules emanate from Section 11 of the Customs Act, 1952 which empowers the Central Government to prohibit import or export of goods infringing intellectual property rights. Before the notification of the IPR Rules, the notification of January 18, 1964, prohibited import of goods infringing trademarks and design. These new IPR Rules prohibit import of goods infringing patent, copyright and geographical indications as well .
source: Nishit Desai Associates

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

20 worst VC investments

Learn from failures? Take a look at ventures that bombed. CRM news letter lists 20 worst VC investments with VC investment ranging from $360 million in Amp'd Mobile to $20 miilio Digi Scents.

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI)

MIT and the government of Indias Department of Biotechnology today launched a partnership that will result in the creation of a new Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) in India.This new institute, which will be modeled after the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), will include faculty from multiple disciplines and professions, offer degrees through multidisciplinary programs, and develop strong ties with other institutions. Funded by the Indian government, the Indian HST will be a multidisciplinary, multiprofessional research and training center that is highly interconnected with regional centers of excellence.
Contact:MIT News Office,Pamela Dumas Serfes, 617-253-2703,
(source: Business wire)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

IP Protection in Korea

JKL Intellectual Property Law Firm offers services for IP related work in Korea. Typical charges for PCT filing is $538/- inclusive of official fee and Attorney fee.



Monday, November 05, 2007

Innovations 2008

IITBombay Alumni Association - Pune Chapter is organizing Innovations2008 at Pune on 5th and 6th January., 2008.
Shantaram Kane - Selection Panel Coordinator - IITBAA -Pune Chapter
1, Indradhanushya Apt.
Agarkar Road, 827/A Shivaji Nagar
Pune 411 004
Tel: 91 - 20 - 2567 2833 OR 2567 6160

Infocom 2007

ABP Pvt Ltd (Business World) is organizing Information & Communication Technology (ICT) conference & Exhibition , Infocom 2007, in Hyderabad from 28th November - 1st December 2007 at International Convention Centre, Hyderabad

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Radix opportunity assessment

Radix opportunity assessment is a 120 day package offer from Radix to assess IP/ Technology. Output is a customised commercialisation strategy. See details at:
Contact pserson: Krishnan Venkataraman,

Indo-Canadian Symposium on medicinal plants and functional foods

Federation of Indian Herbal Industry (FIHI) and Sinhgad Institute of Pharmacy, Lonavala are organising `The 3rd Indo Canadian Symposium on Medicinal Plants and functional foods in the management of Diabetes obesity and cardiovascular diseases' at Lonavala (100 km from Mumbai) from February 23rd to 25th 2008. Contact person:
Prof Vimala Devi, President,FIHI at

World Development Report 2008

World development report 2008 focuses on agriculture. Chapter 7 deals with innovating through science and technology. Download report from: