03 Jun 2020

“Artificial Intelligence is a new digital frontier that will have a profound impact on the world, transforming the way we live and work” – Francis Gurry, WIPO director general Technological advances in smart machines and computers are having a huge impact on the banking, business, communication, defence, education, internet, medical and transport sectors. They are becoming dependent on ...

03 Jun 2020

Indian Patent office is working on using Blockchain, AI and IoT to make the patent process smoother. Will it be the right time to do so? Blockchain and AI are the buzzwords off late, the former quickly rose to the limelight due to the Bitcoin saga and the latter is finding its way into people’s life as we speak – be it through smartphone cameras or while browsing the Internet. Simply s...

01 Jun 2020

Technology has played a major part in the advancements of patents in India Make in India has positively affected the patent applications in India both in terms of filing by Indian applicants and foreign applicants.Under Startup India, Startups become eligible for benefits such as 80% rebate on patent fees. With the development of human intellect, technology, and the rising importance o...

22 May 2020

The Daniel Keys Moran quote “You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data” is the perfect apothegm on the significance of data. There are many databases compiling data from a variety of sources and collated in a way that users can access, interpret, search and use the information. For the IP industry, third-party databases possess a great deal of i...

22 May 2020

Every year with the growth in new technologies and inventions there have been an astounding growth in volume of intellectual property literature. Internationally, this data has to be gathered, stored, and classified in multiple formats and languages so that it can be used as and when required. However, data alone does not create a competitive advantage, extracting significant and actiona...

21 May 2020

Apple introduced the first smartphone in 2007, and since then, peoples’ daily lives have changed dramatically. The difference in the capability of the original iPhone and the iPhone 11 is massive. The first iPhone had just 128 megabytes of RAM, a processor with a clock speed of 412 MHz, and a maximum storage capacity of 16 gigabytes. When the iPhone was introduced, its specifications wer...

15 May 2020

Here are a few motivational and helpful ways for increasing the productivity of employees during the lockdown. The world has been brought down on its knees at the onset of Covid-19 pandemic. Preventive actions for Covid-19 include avoiding social gathering and maintaining social distance, and thus complete or partial lockdown of nation. The virus can be exceptionally contagious particu...

01 May 2020

Introduction When a PCT National Phase application is filed with Indian Patent Office (IPO), the applicant may wish to file claims in-line with the claims which have been submitted with other countries such as US, EP and these claims may have been granted/allowed during prosecution in US/EP etc. Therefore, in order to make the prosecution process smooth and faster, the applicant could d...

29 Apr 2020

Introduction Once a trademark application is filed at Trademark Registry, it is examined by the Trademark Registrar with respect to distinctiveness of an applied mark. If the Trademark Registrar gets satisfied about the distinct nature of the applied mark and feels that there are no existing similar mark(s) in the register of Trademarks, then the applied mark is published into the Trade...

22 Apr 2020

Invention(s) not Patentable As per Indian Patent Act, all inventions should fall under patentable criteria for patenting process. The patentable criteria are “Novelty”, “Inventive step” and “Industrial Application”. Further in addition to possessing the above criteria, the invention should also not fall under Section 3 related to non patentable subject matter and Section 4 related to ...