IP

February 14, 2019, 10:42 am

Introduction

On January 22, 2019, in the recent ruling of Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. TevaPharmaceuticals USA, Inc., No. 17-1229,the US Supreme court held that inventors lose patent protection for inventions that they had sold or offered to sell more than a year before submitting the patent... Read More

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January 21, 2019, 10:07 am

On 13th December, Canadian government gave assent to the BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION ACT, 2018 to address various productive changes in Canadian Intellectual property laws.  Modifications in IP laws were made to uplift the economy of Canada through innovative ideas and higher investments.  The act majorly focuses on removing the loopholes in the current IPR structure of... Read More

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December 22, 2017, 9:44 am

Conventional sources of energy have served our needs for a long time. Various devices have been invented to extract conventional energy. Steam Engines, Diesel Engines, and Petrol Engines are some very popular devices used over the globe for conversion of conventional fuel sources to usable energy. While these fuels are being used since ancient times, they also release... Read More

November 10, 2017, 11:40 am

With modernization of industries, automation of various processes using appropriate machines and technologies is increasing exponentially. Implementation of automation helps in achieving high degrees of precision and in performing numerous complex operations in very quick time. It not only reduces the efforts of humans but also improves the quality of various products.... Read More

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November 6, 2017, 11:55 am

Filing a patent application is a necessity for protection of an invention. A patent helps in restricting others from copying the patentee’s invention/technology. But if the patent application has not been filed in a professional manner, it would not be an easy task to have a patent granted based on... Read More

November 6, 2017, 11:50 am

Introduction

A provisional patent application is a temporary application which is never examined, never granted, and never enforceable. This application has to be effectively converted into a non-provisional patent application or a PCT patent application else... Read More

October 25, 2017, 11:53 am

Patent Searches are key to evaluate feasibility of a product/idea/invention before investing much time, capital and resources, initially. Patent searches help in carrying out due diligence. Below are some of the Patent Searches commonly practiced in Intellectual Property (IP) Industry:

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October 3, 2017, 5:10 pm

In the modern era, pharmaceutical industry has been witnessing introduction of new and improvised drugs in a market that is driven by rapid changes in technology. Over the past decades, many advancements in pharmaceutical sector had led to introduction of critically important drugs that saved lives of millions of people. Major parts of the revenues generated from these drugs... Read More

October 3, 2017, 3:34 pm

Registration for a patent allows an Applicant to limit unauthorized use of its invention by others. However, patent rights are territorial in nature, meaning that applicability of patent is restricted to the territory in which it is granted. As a result, in order to protect an invention in different countries, separate patent applications need to be filed in desired... Read More

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October 3, 2017, 2:17 pm

For establishing a Union for protection of Industrial Property, Paris Convention Treaty was signed in Paris on 20 March, 1883. It is one of the first intellectual property treaties.

In 1873, several countries were invited by the Empire of Austria-... Read More

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