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On January 10, 2018, the Delhi High Court passed an important order saying that every patentee is required to submit their patent working information as prescribed by Form 27. The court rejected the contention that such information is confidential, and made it clear that as per the provisions of the Patents Act, 1970, every patentee is mandated to furnish this information without exception.

The patent system provides patentees with a set of...

Pre-2005 amendment of Patent law, product patenting to pharmaceutical substances was not acknowledged. The introduction of section 3(d) of the patent act has helped in preventing the multinational pharmaceutical companies from extending the life of a patent or from ‘evergreening the product’. Hence, this very provision attempts to regulate the granting of such patents by limiting the scope of protection available for derivatives of known substances and new uses of a known...

While developing a new idea as a product, pioneers naturally put a considerable measure of time into the innovative work of the product. They concentrate on building a business model, getting an increasing number of investors to put resources into the business believing that the product will pick up an early footing in the market. What they overlook is to have a sound Intellectual Property Protection set up before they introduce their product in the market. In spite of the...

Apple has filed a patent application, for technology that will reportedly let the user set up wireless charging, with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This feature is expected to be first incorporated in the iPhone first, followed by Apple Watch and then the iPad.

The long-range wireless charging, based on Radio Frequency (RF), is on the lines of wireless power developer Energous. This has been recently granted consumer safety...

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...

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