Patent

December 22, 2018, 10:01 am

Recently, the social media giant Facebook filed a few controversial patents. They are called controversial because rather than being user-friendly the new patents filed could only be an aid to the revenues of the company itself. The latest patent is the one that can predict your destination before you reach it yourself. This patent has been deemed ‘ill-timed’ by some since there are still major concerns about t...Read More

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December 17, 2018, 12:23 pm

For eons, humans have tried to create convenience. Be it the kindling of a fire or the development of the technology of a smartphone that detects your location and is linked to your bank account, humans have constantly tried to create a technology, that stands on par with the functioning of the normal human brain.

However, in the bid to dev...Read More

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December 14, 2018, 4:33 pm

Non-patent exclusivity or Regulatory exclusivity is the core profit driver of the pharma industry. The rationale behind introducing regulatory exclusivity for drug products was that the amount of time taken to gain approval to market the drug product often leaves little viable protection period for the drug product under patents. Patents are often filled during the early developmental stage of the drug and approval from the aut...Read More

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November 21, 2018, 4:19 pm

Patent Pool has been an ongoing subject discussion from both legal and economic points of view. Pool in simple terms means Accumulation. A Patent Pool is defined as an agreement between two or more patent owners to license their patents to one another or to third parties. The patent pool mostly comes into play when an inventor gets stuck in complex technology that requires a complementary patent in or...Read More

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November 20, 2018, 10:09 am

INTRODUCTION

The basic objective of any competition policy is to ensure that there is legal entry/ exit of firms and smooth functioning of companies without the exercise of any malpractices. Some prominent anti-competitive practices are collusive bidding, abuse of dominant position, refusal to provide goods, exacting excessive prices for products, etc. which...Read More

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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 %...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 transaction has been successfull...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 is not an eas...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...Read More

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April 10, 2018, 2:46 pm

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:-

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March 30, 2018, 1:23 pm

The invention of a new thing requires an 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%E...Read More

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March 20, 2018, 1:30 pm

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 wants protection or file in one of the 177 signatories of the Paris Convention (PC), which will give the applicant a grace period o...Read More

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March 10, 2018, 3:10 pm

On January 10, 2018, the Delhi High Court passed an important order saying that every patentee is required to submit their patent working information as prescribed by Form 27. The court rejected the contention that such information is confidential, and made it clear that as per the provisions of the Patents Act, 1970, every patentee is mandated to furnish this information withou...Read More

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January 31, 2018, 4:41 pm

To obtain a patent, an invention must fulfill three important patentability criteria: non-obvious, useful, and novel. If an invention is obvious to either experts or the general public, it cannot be patented. Obviousness is one of the crucial parameters on which issuance of Patent depends. It helps in determining whether or not an idea or invention is patentable. It is o...Read More

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