03 Apr 2020

Indian Patent Office had come up with a special provision of the Expedited Examination” procedure for patent applications with Amendment Rules 2016 which got revised last year. The provision has allowed limited number of patent applications for examination and processing within an expedited period, which is roughly less than 12 months. Under the normal examination procedure, once a RFE (...

03 Apr 2020

COVID-19 has created critical situation for global economy and business. India is also not an exception to this world’s health crisis, which is arising economic, health and business crisis. In order to minimize spread of novel Corono virus, the Government of India, various State Governments Bodies and Judicial Authorities are stepping in and are recommending important regulatory guidelin...

25 Mar 2020

A patent is a valuable asset for a company or individual – any missed deadline could result in irrevocable loss or a hefty fee to recover it. Various patent professionals work with patent analytics teams to analyse and manage patent information. Currently, these files are managed manually, which involves the use of office tools (eg, Word or Excel). However, with the astounding growth of ...

23 Mar 2020

“E-cigarette”, the term that epitomizes the anti-hero of the smoke world, revolutionized the tobacco business when it entered the market in 2005. The idea of quitting tobacco by blowing aerosol filled clouds ringed like music to the ear of smokers across the world and the song has gained a lot of traction since then. But, the road for these battery-operated cigarettes has hit a speed-bre...

17 Mar 2020

Blockchain, in simple words, is an anonymous online ledger, which keeps a growing list of records, called blocks, linked using cryptography where each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data. It was invented back in 2008, as a Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System by an inventor with the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. It is a concept, si...

05 Mar 2020

Every type of intellectual property – whether in the form of a patent, published patent application or a trade secret – is a valuable asset. A portfolio that contains strong assets is an important indicator of a company’s worth, making it crucial to emphasise quality over quantity. Once a patent is granted it may have to undergo litigation, post-grant review or other challenges in court....

27 Feb 2020

At its core, AI is a computer that has been programmed to mimic the natural intelligence of human beings by learning, reasoning and making decisions. Given the pace at which machine learning and AI is accelerating, there are questions that the patent system must answer: are current patent laws adequate for AI-related intellectual property? Are we ready for patents filed by AI? How can AI...

20 Feb 2020

Thanks to the millions of documents that need to be analysed, AI can supplement human intelligence to analyse patent and market data. Using AI will involve a shift from keyword-based searches and conventional Boolean operators for patent discovery to AI-enhanced semantic searches using neural networks for high retrieval efficiency and accuracy. Assistance provided by AI The significant...

13 Feb 2020

Highly skilled patent professionals carry out the predominantly manual task of drafting a patent application, which involves the use of set phrases and a substantial amount of copying and pasting. The smallest of mistakes in the drafted application or claims can lead to serious problems further down the line. However, due to the repetitive nature of the work, errors can often be introduc...

05 Feb 2020

Blockchain is an anonymous online ledger that simplifies the way in which transactions are carried out. It comprises a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous one, a timestamp and transaction data. The technology was invented in 2008 in the form of bitcoin, a peer-to-peer electronic cash system,...