National Phase Application

December 1, 2021, 7:10 pm

With China emerging as a global tech giant in the world, it has become a favorite destination for the inventor to seek protection for their invention. At the latest EPO Index 2020, all countries show a small dip in the patent filing activity, China taking up the 4th spot has shown an increase in the filing for the said year in 2020 amid pandemic. These increases... Read More

November 26, 2021, 2:39 pm

The rapid growth of technology and its globalization has extended the boundaries of its implementation beyond any territorial bounds. Today, every segment of the economy is being expanded worldwide on a large scale. Whether it is the segment of Telecommunication, Electricals, Electronics, Information, and Technology, or Mechanical, the world has seen significant growth in each of them. This... Read More

November 23, 2021, 2:33 pm

The United States of America has always been a global center for the world’s best corporate and industries. Emerging startups and industries are constantly looking to enter the US for their expansion. Hence, it is important to discuss the issues related to the National Phase Entry... Read More

October 19, 2021, 5:21 pm

The United States of America has always been a global center for the world’s best corporate and industries. Emerging startups and industries are constantly looking to enter the US for their expansion. Hence, it is important to discuss the issues related to the National Phase... Read More

January 21, 2021, 11:31 am

After the completion of 30/31 months from the date of filing the local applications, the PCT application is eligible to enter the national or regional phase. Once the applicant has entered the national phase, the national or regional patent office's concerned begin the process of... Read More

January 14, 2021, 9:57 am

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a memorandum dated January 06, 2021, to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) clarifying the standard for indefiniteness in post-grant proceedings under America Invents Act (AIA). The memorandum directed the PTAB to follow the same indefiniteness standard used in district courts in post-grant proceedings under... Read More

January 9, 2021, 5:39 pm

The advent of information technology does help the world to get closer to each other. These mutual interconnections have invariably solved various contentious problems that would otherwise be difficult to address. The intellectual property regime is witnessing a constant increase in the pressure of disposing of various applications that have been filed at various domestic... Read More

December 7, 2020, 5:40 pm

A bilateral patent prosecution highway (PPH) pilot program has been implemented between the Indian patent office (IPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on December 05, 2019, for a period of three years. The guideline was framed by the patent offices and published on the website of Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks. As per the guideline, the number of... Read More

November 30, 2020, 5:55 pm

The fourth amendment of the Chinese Patent Law (CPL) has been approved by China's National People's Congress on October 17, 2020, which will take effect on June 01, 2021. After the 2008 amendments, China has approved the current amendments to the CPL. Below is a brief summary of the Top 5 Changes in the newly amended CPL.

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November 10, 2020, 1:51 pm

Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) in its order, OA/63/2020/PT/DEL dated 27 October 2020, observed that filing of the declaration under Rule 4.17 (ii) of the PCT Regulations during PCT filing satisfies the legal requirement of filing ‘proof of right’ for PCT National phase patent applications in India and set aside the order dated January 30, 2020 (Impugned order... Read More

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