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 ...

11 Sep 2018

Like any other Intellectual Property Right, Patent also is territorial in nature. Granted patent of one country cannot give protection in any other country other than the one it is granted in. The only option to protect any invention in foreign countries is to have a granted patent in those countries. It is again a lengthy and an expensive process to apply for a patent in different count...

07 Sep 2018

In recent times section 8 of the Indian Patents Act has raised concerns amongst Patent applicants with regards to foreign applications. This section is about information and undertaking regarding foreign applications. This section states as under: Where an applicant for a patent under this Act is prosecuting either alone or jointly with any other person, an application for a patent in...

29 Aug 2018

Preface According to “The Paris convention of 1883” each contracting state had to take legislative measures providing for the grant of compulsory licenses to prevent the abuses which might result from the exercise of the exclusive rights conferred by the patent. Further, the compulsory licensing of pharmaceutical products was addressed by the Doha Declaration which allowed members to iss...

29 Aug 2018

It can be very costly to fix errors in issued patents, which are often left over in a patent, during its drafting or prosecution; some errors, for example, incorrect dependencies in claims, might significantly limit even the scope of the patent or lead to its revocation post grant. Sometimes extra fees, delays, denial of patents, or invalidation of awarded patents results due to errors i...

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...

06 Apr 2018

For any company, whether it’s a mid size or a small organization, time is the most valuable thing. This is the reason we are observing that maximum small or mid size businesses make decisions about foreign patent filing at the eleventh hour. There are many such ways, from regional blocs to repetitive text analysis, in which a business can consume your money so, when we talk about patent ...

27 Oct 2016

This Article is co-authored by Amit Aggarwal (Co-founder, Effectual Services) and Karan Bhutani (Assistant Manager, Marketing) The unprecedented growth in Internet of Things (IoT) has forced many large corporates, new-age entrepreneurs, and startups to embrace IoT technologies. IoT technologies are driving companies and transforming business in order to meet changing consumer demand. Wi...