18 Sep 2018

The litigation support experts help attorneys to manage the legal needs and other aspects of large scale litigation and complex litigation. The term large litigation refers to the litigation that has wider scope and therefore it requires the assistance of more legal experts than smaller scale litigation. Talking about complex litigation, it refers to the litigation whose complexity is de...

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

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 patent holder may legally allow another party to make, use, sell or import his invention for a specific period of time in a specific geographical region and in return for a license fees. This process is called patent licensing or invention licensing. The patent owner is known as the licensor, and the other party is the licensee. The licensee assumes all of the business risks, from manu...

29 Aug 2018

Provisional Application A Provisional Patent Application is designed to provide a lower-cost first patent filing for a utility patent. It consists of details of the invention along with relevant drawings that describe how to make and use your invention. A provisional patent application allows filing without any formal patent claims or declaration, or any information disclosure (prior ar...

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...