Tag: patent

Securing a Patent in India

Patents among other intellectual property rights is one which takes relatively longer time to secure. The very first question which comes up to an applicant’s mind before applying for a patent is if they need to go about it on their own or seek a professional firm for the same. The process of securing a … Continue reading Securing a Patent in India

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Asian Innovation Surge

Patents have an incorrect notion of secrecy attached to them. Patents do not provide secrecy, for the same reason Coca Cola recipe till date has not been patented. As the lore goes, the original formula was patented in 1893 however the modified one has not been patented simply because patents provide protection for a limited … Continue reading Asian Innovation Surge

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Unpaid Patent Annual Fee Causes Huge Losses to Patent Office of Indonesia

Indonesian Patent Office has sent letters to 7600 patent owners in Indonesia in order to recover the unpaid annual fee along with Interest as soon as possible. It has come to notice that Rp 150 Billion ($12,000,000) is unpaid which has caused huge financial loss to the government. Most of the owners presented themselves as … Continue reading Unpaid Patent Annual Fee Causes Huge Losses to Patent Office of Indonesia

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Office Memorandum From Ministry Of Environment, Forest And Climate Change: A Much Needed Respite For The Bioscience Researchers And Companies

Biological diversity and ecosystem have always been global concerns, due to which various countries including India signed and ratified Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In order to meet the obligation under the said convention and furthermore to conserve the biological diversity as well as to provide mechanism for its sustainable use and equitable sharing of benefits … Continue reading Office Memorandum From Ministry Of Environment, Forest And Climate Change: A Much Needed Respite For The Bioscience Researchers And Companies

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Case Analysis: Alice Corp. V. Cls Bank (134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014))

Introduction The Patent Statute of the US defines patentable subject matter as ‘any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter’ and any improvements.[1] But patent cannot be granted for laws of nature, natural phenomena or abstract ideas. In most of the countries, software cannot be patented unless it forms an element within … Continue reading Case Analysis: Alice Corp. V. Cls Bank (134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014))

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Update on Recent Stakeholder Meeting Held On 03.08.2018 at IPO, Delhi

Few of the following issues with respect to various field of  Intellectual Property, were raised by the stakeholders : I. Patents: a) E-communication, websites and allied issues FERs are not notified to the applicants leading to abandonment of application. The Patent Office website do not provide for Sequence Listing uploading in txt. format and the … Continue reading Update on Recent Stakeholder Meeting Held On 03.08.2018 at IPO, Delhi

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Samsung Acquires Hera Wi-Fi Patents Through (Patent Troll?) Sisvel

Sisvel UK Limited (“Sisvel”) arranged and finalized a Wi-Fi patent license agreement between Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (“Samsung”) and Hera Wireless S.A. (“Hera”), on June 7, 2018. Hera is the wholly owned subsidiary of Sisvel International S.A., the holding company of the Sisvel Group. The Sisvel Group has companies in major countries across the world … Continue reading Samsung Acquires Hera Wi-Fi Patents Through (Patent Troll?) Sisvel

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Patent Commercialisation Via Licensing

Intellectual Property refers to creations of the mind such as inventions, expressions in the form of literary and artistic works, symbols, names and images, etc used in commerce. It can further be divided into Industrial Property or Copyright[1]. Patent as a part of Industrial Property is an exclusive right granted for an invention – a … Continue reading Patent Commercialisation Via Licensing

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Amendments in Patent Application Process in Singapore

The process of applying for patents in Singapore will become much easier and more efficient after Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), in its continued efforts to ease patent application process, has introduced few changes in Patent forms 1 and 12B. According to a circular released on November 21, 2017 on IPOS website [1], these changes … Continue reading Amendments in Patent Application Process in Singapore

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Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and its Intellectual Property (IP) Interface

With growing importance and widespread adoption of Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple among many others, Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) have become very popular over the last few years. In brief, an ICO is an unregulated means by which funds are raised for a new cryptocurrency venture or even by a technology company that … Continue reading Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and its Intellectual Property (IP) Interface

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