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Technological developments have attained a rapid pace that has resulted in extreme industrial competitiveness. Big players are investing enormously to protect their Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). On other hand, Start-Ups having limited resources and manpower, struggle to file protection for their IPR. But it is equally important for them as well to protect their inventions. To remove this barrier, and encourage innovation and creativity, Start-Ups Intellectual...

To obtain a patent, an invention must fulfill three important patentability criteria: non-obvious, useful, and novel. If an invention is obvious to either experts or the general public, it cannot be patented. Obviousness is one of the crucial parameters on which issuance of Patent depends. It helps in determining whether or not an idea or invention is patentable. It is often subjective and even arbitrary which makes it one of the hardest concepts to understand.

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As reported by Times of India, legal action has been initiated by Sarin Technologies against a diamond manufacturer in the city. Sarin Technologies has been claiming fraudulent use of its Galaxy inclusion mapping technology and software. The company's subsidiary Galatea has initiated the legal proceedings following a long-term discrepancy between the weights of rough stones the Galaxy system was processing and those the manufacturer was reporting to the company during the...

In 2016, Samsung was sued by Huawei in both China and the US for allegedly infringing on multiple wireless communication patents. Today a Shenzhen judge ruled against Samsung. The court has restricted Samsung from selling any product using technology protected by the one patent it found the company to have violated. Samsung has also been ordered to pay a small court fee.

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A road to gaining significant profits by commercializing an invention begins with the filing of a patent application for obtaining a patent. There are many common mistakes, which an applicant commits that may lead to undesirable consequences such as failure to obtain the patent even if the invention has the potential to bring high monetary value to the applicant. Some of the common mistakes that an applicant can avoid for smooth flow of the patenting...

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 the conversion of conventional fuel sources to usable energy. While these fuels are being used since ancient times, they also release pollutants as by-products. Global warming, the Greenhouse effect, and Smog formation are some of the...

Amongst many technologies, Television is also the one that has evolved rapidly in the 20th century as a result of market competition. This evolution has come a way long from huge boxes to flat screens with high definition display, which give a more colorful experience than reality itself.

In the early 1940s, people enjoyed Black and White Television which worked merely on the basis of the white phosphor-coated screen which represented...

With the 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 a very quick time. It not only reduces the efforts of humans but also improves the quality of various products. Robotics is a widely adopted automation methodology. The use of robotic arms in the manufacturing...

Filing a patent application is a necessity for the 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 the patent application filed. Procedure for grant and further management of a patent includes various steps as summarized hereunder:

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A provisional patent application is a temporary application that 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 it will automatically expire unless a corresponding utility application is...

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