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 ...

13 Jun 2019

Canadian Intellectual Property Office, commonly known as CIPO, is the controlling body for Patents and Trademarks in Canada. CIPO has been making a continuous effort to cut down the prosecution time to make the process of getting the Patent Application granted much faster. Currently, it takes nearly around 80 months for a Patent Application to be granted from the date of filing. It is st...

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

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...

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...

06 Apr 2018

In this article we are going to clear certain doubts and find answers about patents and their related issues with Intellectual Property. Here, we are providing an open discussion forum where you can clear all your doubts about patents and patenting a new invention. If you are new to patents and its related issues, then you can certainly clarify any doubts you might have about legal paten...

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...