Innovation and automation can conquer any challenges

Rahul Gaywala, the CEO of STPL has been with the Sahajanand Group since 1993 and in his tenure with STPL, he has proved to be a hard-core innovator and technocrat intent on helping to transform the diamond trade from a labour-intensive industry to an...

06 april 2020

Memorial Foundation of Carl Fabergé continues to fulfill its tasks

Valentin Skurlov, Ph. D., who is an Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, professor, scientific secretary of the Fabergé Memorial Foundation, consulting researcher studying the Fabergé heritage at the Russian department of the Christie's...

30 march 2020

Gaetano Cavalieri: We need to protect the long-term health of our industry

The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) represents the entire jewelry industry embracing a whole variety of companies, from those mining precious metals and gems to those, which are manufacturing and selling final products. The confederation...

23 march 2020

Sierra Leone mulls setting up entity to buy diamonds from artisanal miners

Sierra Leone will revise its Mines and Minerals Act that will, among other issues, pave way for the establishment of a State entity that can buy diamonds from artisanal miners, an official has said. The National Minerals Agency of Sierra Leone director-general...

16 march 2020

David Block, CEO of Sarine Technologies believes that AI will play a bigger role in the industry in the next few years

Armed with an MBA degree from the Kellogg-Recanati School of Business, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Tel Aviv-Jaffo Academic College in Israel, David Block is the present CEO of Sarine Technologies, a worldwide leader in the...

10 march 2020

IIa Technologies successfully invalidates key Element Six patent

10 february 2020

The High Court of Singapore agreed with IIa Technologies and found that one of Element Six’s key patents, No. 110508 in Singapore (SG 508), which relates to the annealing of CVD diamonds to improve their colour, is invalid. The High Court has ordered that SG 508 be revoked. For this reason, the High Court further concluded that IIa Technologies has not infringed SG 508, according to a press release from IIa Technologies. 

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The High Court found that another Element Six patent, No. 115872 (SG 872), which relates to the production of optical grade diamonds, is valid and has been infringed.
Vishal Mehta, CEO of IIa Technologies said: “IIa Technologies has developed its proprietary process in the last 15 years and is proud of the work we have done to bring lab-grown diamonds to the world. The current judgment will be considered in its entirety and then the company will take necessary steps to protect its interests.”

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough&Polished