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June 30, 2021, 10:30 am

India, along with eight other countries has been placed in the Priority Watch List for IP protection and enforcement by the United States. The countries are Argentina, Chile, China, Indonesia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, and Venezuela.

Special 301 Report and India

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June 21, 2021, 5:30 pm

The United States Patent Office issues a patent for a wearable artificial kidney to Nephrologists Victor Gura, MD, Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Wearable Artificial Organs Inc. The clinical trial is expected to start this year to test the third-generation device. The Patentee Gura is an... Read More

June 24, 2020, 6:14 pm

When an inventor or legal representative or applicant decides to file a patent application in foreign countries, the United States of America (USA) would be the first choice for filing due to the market potential in various fields as well as IP diligence. This article aims to provide the basic requirements for filing PCT national phase patent applications in the USA. The... Read More

June 27, 2019, 4:27 pm

INTRODUCTION: Chinese telecom giant Huawei faced heat from the ongoing trade war between the US and China, as the company has been barred from seeking any patent relief in the domicile of the US. Macro Rubio, US senator for Florida has put forward an amendment in the proposed US Senate legislation for the purpose of disallowing companies from seeking any... Read More

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November 6, 2017, 11:50 am

Introduction

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... Read More

October 25, 2017, 11:53 am

Patent Searches are key to evaluate the feasibility of a product/idea/invention before investing much time, capital, and resources, initially. Patent searches help in carrying out due diligence. Below are some of the Patent Searches commonly practiced in the Intellectual Property (IP) Industry:

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September 6, 2017, 10:47 am

This article is a quick reference for an overview of the procedure for filing an application under the PCT route.

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) was formed in 1970 for assisting Patent Applicants in providing a unified process for filing... Read More

September 6, 2017, 10:23 am

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is a multilateral treaty concluded in Washington in 1970 and came into force in 1978. It is administered by the International Bureau (IB) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva.

PCT provides a platform for applicants seeking patent protection for their inventions internationally. By one... Read More