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
Patent application is an official request filed by the applicant for the grant of a patent or invention done by him, and to obtain the permission the applicant must file an application at a patent office. A patent application can be filed with Indian Patent Office either with provisional specification or with complete specification.... Read More
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 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 is... Read More
It is not necessary that an applicant and inventor of a patent is the same person, in most of the 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:... Read More
Since the Patent Amendment Rules, 2016 came into force i.e., 16th May, 2016, there was an option given to the attorneys to attend the hearing via “Video Conferencing” under sub rule (6) of rule 28 of Principal Rules, which provides as herein below:
“(6) The hearing may also be held through video-conferencing o... Read More
If monkey takes a photographs who will win the rights the copyright- monkey or human? This question went viral with the publication of the selfie of a monkey. Finally, The US Court has answered this controversial topic that has been doing the rounds since 2015. U.S court decided that, no monkeys can own the copyright because copyright is only applicable to human. Quick recap... Read More
If I invent an object, can that be protected under any law? The answer is yes; an invention is protected under an Intellectual Property Rights law as a Patent. It is an exclusive monopolistic right given to the owner to exploit his or her invention for a limited period.
Those who want to obtain a patent must know the following facts:-... Read More
Every coin has two sides likewise, every right granted has duties imposed simultaneously on the right holder. Patent is a negative right given to its holder to stop any other person from using his/ her invention without prior permission. Therefore, this right confers upon its holder obligations to commercialise the paten... Read More
The invention of a new thing requires endless amount of time, research and most importantly hard work which has been put in development. How would one feel when after all this hard work someone else uses and claims your invention?
Your invention needs to have recognition and for that one needs to get his or her work patent. It’s a long, tedious and e... Read More
One can get international patent protection on their invention in 2 ways:
1. Paris/Conventional Route
In this approach the applicant can either simultaneously file in all desired countries where it want protection or file in one of the 177 signatories of the Paris Convention (PC), that will give the applican... Read More