PCT Filing

September 14, 2021, 1:09 pm

Patent Cooperation Treaty?

A patent plays an imperative role in protecting an invention by restricting any other entity except the inventor, patentee, or the assignee from commercially exploiting or duplicating the invention. Since patents are territorial, an inventor should file the patent in several countries to ensure its all-... Read More

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August 20, 2021, 6:05 pm

The patent application can be filed in different countries through various procedures. Direct filing to the respective country where the applicant directly files separate patent applications at the same time in all of the countries in which patent is desired (for some countries, regional patents are available). ... Read More

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July 30, 2021, 5:06 pm

Singapore has become a major hub for IP-driven companies due to the suitable environment that it provides for the companies. Companies always look for a destination that has multiple benefits and has strong business environment. Singapore always fits in this domain and major industries and business seeks to establish their foot in Singapore capturing the market in the Asia-... 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 18, 2021, 3:58 pm

The PCT is an international treaty with more than 150 Contracting States. The PCT makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in a large number of countries by filing a single “international” patent application instead of filing several separate national or regional patent applications. By the name “international” it should not be confused... Read More

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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 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

September 28, 2020, 3:33 pm

The PCT patent application or International patent application generally has two phases, 1) International Phase and 2) National Phase. The PCT patent application has to be nationalized in specific countries before the expiration of the international phase. The... Read More

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