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... Read More

January 14, 2022, 10:05 am

This Guide outlines the provisions relevant to the filing of European patent applications, offering practical advice to smooth the way to a European patent. In addition, it briefly describes the post-grant procedures carried out by the EPO. It cannot, however, go into the details or specific issues of... Read More

January 11, 2022, 6:15 pm

Having some similarities with that of the generic drug framework under the Hatch Waxman Act in the US, the initiation of China’s patent linkage system will affect the generic drug industry in China. Introducing PTE allows the extension of the 20-year term of the patent. This extension is done to... Read More

January 6, 2022, 5:34 pm

The Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) has been jointly developed by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark office (USPTO). Based upon the previous European classification system, is an extension of the IPC and is jointly managed by the EPO and the US Patent and Trademark Office. It is divided into nine sections, A-H and Y, which in... Read More

December 29, 2021, 11:26 am

To apply for a patent globally, many countries such as China, Japan, Korea, Brazil, among many others require translations in their language, making it critical to have translations done in such a manner that the most appropriate and technically relevant translated words are used consistently, as the similar words may have different meanings and interpretations in different... Read More

December 23, 2021, 10:01 am

With a long and tedious process for the patent filing, it is important to be clear with all application processes and the deadlines involved in the midst of the same. The development of a patent is a long and costly process. Like for example, if we talk about the patent portfolio, we can say that after the development of the Patent, various administrative transactions are... Read More

December 23, 2021, 9:53 am

With the increase in the patent application filing in foreign countries from India, it becomes important to understand the procedure associated with foreign filing, United States has always been a major destination for investors and it is no doubt that Indian invests hugely in the US. The procedure for... Read More

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

December 1, 2021, 7:04 pm

The picture gives a lot of meaning when it comes to understanding an invention. As has been said in the famous phrase that a picture is worth a thousand words, it substantially fits in the arena of the patent application. There are three main requirements for a patent to be granted for an invention. Firstly, the invention must be novel, secondly, it must involve inventive... 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