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

February 24, 2021, 10:03 am

In an increasingly knowledge‐driven economy, the individual or the business will invariably need creative or inventive ideas or concepts to improve an existing feature, add a useful new feature to your product or develop a new product. The market demands more creative ideas that can make life much easier. The business must develop such an idea or concept that solves a... Read More

February 23, 2021, 11:07 am

Getting a Patent is a long process and involves various steps. The disclosure has to be made to the public in all forms. The whole process from the filing of the patent till the grant of the patent requires more or less around 3-4 years and all steps are bound by respective deadlines, failing of which can result in loss of patent application.

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February 18, 2021, 10:09 am

Patent agents are professionally licensed practitioners who have the license to practice before the patent office of the country. The patent agent has a lot of responsibility when it comes to preparation of the document and filing the same before the patent office and also advising with regards to patentability. When it comes to assisting inventors with completing and... Read More

February 12, 2021, 10:28 am

Compulsory licensing is the process whereby an authorization is given to the third party by the government to make, use or sell the particular product and even to use the process of the patent, without the consent of the patent owner. This process gives a free hand to the third party to exploit the patent as they want according to the use in that particular circumstance.... Read More

February 8, 2021, 5:53 pm

The case of Ferid Allani vs. Assistant Controller of Patents discusses an important perspective with regards to the scope and applicability of Section 3(k) of the Patents Act. Section 3(k) denotes that the inventions which are mathematical or business methods or a computer program per se cannot be patented. The ... Read More

January 30, 2021, 10:20 am

The latest case of Horizon Pharma vs. Dr. Reddy touches upon an important aspect of drafting the specification and indefiniteness in the US Patent Law. 35 U.S.C. § 112(b), which says that the specification shall conclude with one or more claims particularly pointing out and distinctly claiming the... Read More

January 28, 2021, 10:52 am

The latest case of Vectura vs. GlaxoSmithKline offers various insights on well-versed areas of patent law. This case touched upon aspects such as claim construction, infringement, and damages. Vectura Ltd. sued GlaxoSmithKline LLC and Glaxo Group Ltd. in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, alleging that GSK infringed Vectura’s U.S. Patent... Read More

January 27, 2021, 6:25 pm

Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) in its order, OA/53/2014/PT/CH dated December 21, 2020, says that there is no objection to file a divisional application from the applicant suo moto if it involves a plurality of inventions as enshrined in section 10(5) of the Patents Act, 1970 but a divisional application is not allowed for the mechanical splitting of... Read More

January 25, 2021, 10:14 am

For the patent ideas are the assets. In the technological era, an invention stands out of others due to its unique idea. A patent does protect the intellectual property but it remains in a gloomy area while protecting it in different jurisdictions. Patent translation comes up for... Read More