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August 16, 2018, 9:34 am

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 June 2014, the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice Corp.... Read More

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August 1, 2018, 6:05 pm

Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate based in Seoul. They have had their manufacturing units in six countries, namely, Vietnam, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, and Korea. Recently, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and South Korean President, Moon Jae-in have inaugurated Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd’s mobile phone factory in Noida. Spread over 35 acres, it is one... Read More

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July 14, 2018, 5:08 pm

Human beings are full of desires. And an exchange has to be made for something against the fulfilment of those desires. This “something” can be highly unique, which gave rise to earlier forms of barter transactions, or it can be something more uniform, more acceptable, or more universal like currency. A desire is said to have been met when such exchange in the form of the tra... Read More

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July 13, 2018, 6:28 pm

Compulsory Licensing is an authorization given to a person to use a patented invention without any permission from the patent holder of that invention. It is a boon for all the under-developed and developing countries, but the developed countries are against it. The reason is that the under-developed and developing countries do not have enough revenue to fund research; theref... Read More

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July 5, 2018, 6:41 pm

WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) defines Intellectual Property to be creations of the mind that have been manifested[1]. Inventions form a vital part of intellectual property and the rights with respect to such inventions are safeguarded by means of a patent. A patent is an exclusive right that has bee... Read More

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June 22, 2018, 9:28 am

Intellectual Property (“IP”) is a valuable asset for a company to advance its commercial success and gain investor goodwill. A company’s patents give it an edge over other players in a market where new goods are introduced every day. Other IP assets such as trademarks and designs help set a brand apart from the rest of the products available in the economy. So, the legal prot... Read More

June 19, 2018, 10:40 am

The latest Bill is all set to bring about major changes in practice and filing of patent applications. The law proposes a mandatory disclosure of the Geographical Indication or Traditional Knowledge which has been used in order to form the patent. This means that one's the patent is developed using a prior GI or TK then complete information of its usage along with 'Prior Info... Read More

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June 14, 2018, 1:50 pm

The patent application is an official request filed by the applicant for the grant of a patent or invention done by him, and to obtain permission the applicant must apply at a patent office. A patent application can be filed with Indian Patent Office either with the provisional specification or with complete specification.... Read More

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June 7, 2018, 5:34 pm

The fast pace at which technology is developing in the world is reflected in the creative inventions that are coming up every day. Nowadays, people are increasingly aware of the value of their ideas and seek to protect them from the competition. The most prominent way to do so is by getting their creations patented. However, taking an invention from an idea to an actual patent... Read More

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May 15, 2018, 5:20 pm

It is not necessary that an applicant and inventor of a patent is the same person, in most cases they are different. The question is in such a case will it not be problematic to attain a patent? The answer is absolute ‘NO’. The provision for this problem lies in section 7(2) of the Indian Patents Act, 1970, which says as follows:

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