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

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...

27 Apr 2018

Introduction A patent application filed under the PCT is called an international application, or PCT application. A PCT application is filed with a Receiving Office (RO) such as Indian Patent Office (IPO), which then transmits the PCT application to IB (International Bureau), WIPO, Geneva. While filing an international PCT application, one should have following elements Request (Art...

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

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 ...

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...