24 Oct 2019

To foster innovation and creativity, intellectual property (IP) must be protected. Creations of the mind, such as names, symbols, new technological processes, etc. can be protected through patents, copyrights and trademarks. In an era of start-ups and unconventional career paths, an awareness of laws that protect intellectual property can go a long way in boosting the economy. The IP ind...

12 Sep 2019

Since India is becoming a hot-bed for IoT and 5G based filing, we may soon see a litigation war here too. Internet of Things (IoT) represents a whole world of connected objects that talk to each other at a whirlwind speed that never falters. The applications and benefits of this niche technology are multifold as it has the potential to revolutionise the world that we live in. Amit Agga...

12 Sep 2019

US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of the oldest patent offices in the world. For obtaining a Patent, two types of patent applications can be filed: Provisional:- It is a quick and less expensive means of filing application however, it only survives when a regular non-provisional patent application within one year is filed. Non provisional/Complete:- It is the final ...

11 Sep 2019

How to carry out research on patentable idea? A novelty patent search is performed to analyse whether your idea/ technology / invention is new or not.  The patent search novelty report provided by the patent expert will tell you whether your invention is novel or not. The search report will include list of selected granted patents, published patents and non-patent literature which will ...

29 Aug 2018

Don’t get confused with types of Intellectual Property Protection Intellectual Property is an intangible asset that leaders of growing companies and entrepreneurs need to clearly understand. Today every business needs one or the other kind of IP protection and the choice of a correct kind of protection is very important. Some businesses would need multiple types of protection while the ...

29 Aug 2018

The Patents Amendment Act, 2005 provided for an integrated opposition system in India which allows both Pre and Post-grant opposition of a patent so as to ensure the quality and validity of granted patents. Though the grounds for both pre and post-grant opposition are same, there are various differences regarding proceedings between the two systems. While ‘any person’ can represent in w...

29 Aug 2018

A patent issued for an invention allows exclusive rights of the invention. In order to be eligible for a patent, the invention has to possess new characteristics and not be apparent for an average expertise. Patenting your invention prevents other people, your competitors, from producing, utilizing, selling or offering to sell the patented item/method within the boundaries of the country...

29 Aug 2018

A provisional patent application is an interim utility patent filed with a patent office. A provisional patent is filed without including any claims, oath or declaration, or any disclosure statement. A provisional patent application gives you protection on your invention for one year only and after that you must file for a non-provisional or regular patent application or abandon your pat...

25 Apr 2018

Introduction The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) system helps applicant seeking patent protection at the international level for their inventions. Such international application can be filed by anyone who is a member of PCT contracting state. It do also support patent offices in taking decisions related to patent granting, and facilitates public access to technical information. By filing...

06 Apr 2018

If you want to see your idea turning up into a completely developed invention, then it’s an indispensable task to acquire some type of patent protection, if not fully, then the “patent pending” status will also work. Without filing patent protection, it is risky to promote the idea as the idea can be stolen easily. More than that, the businesses you approach will never accept you in a po...