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Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications – 2020

Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications - 2020

Public notice issued by IPO on 18th May 2020 stands withdrawn Intellepedia Publication Date:  22nd June 2020 The High Court of Delhi issued an order on 17th June 2020 stating that the public notice issued by Indian Patent Office (IPO) on 18th May 2020 stands withdrawn. According to the latest public notice issued by the IPO, all timelines for the completion of various acts or proceedings, filing of any reply or document, payment of fees, etc. falling after 15.03.2020, shall be the date as decided by the Hon’ble Court. You may click here to access the Order issued by the High Court of...

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BananaIP’s Sr Partner – Mr. Nitin Nair delivers a talk on “Introduction to Patents and the Patent process” at Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore

Introduction to Patents and the Patent process

[slideshare id=235616508&doc=kristujayanthipatents11062020-200615072101] Nitin Nair Senior Partner Nitin Nair works as a senior partner at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels, a premier IP Firm based out of Bangalore. He heads the Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Telecom Technology, Electronics / Electrical and IT/Software Patent Practice of the Firm. Prior to joining Brain League, now BananaIP, Nitin worked in wireless communications research in the United States. Nitin holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University, USA, and is a registered patent agent. Read more...

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Advisory & Consultations for Artists During Lockdown

Advisory & Consultations for Artists During Lockdown

With the onset of COVID 19 and the extended lockdown, artists, singers, dancers, actors and performers have rapidly adopted online options to reach their audiences.  If you are providing web based classes or are giving live and recorded performance online, have you taken the necessary measures to protect your intellectual property? There are several laws and regulations that apply to your intellectual creations, from copyrights and trademarks, to cyber laws.  There are also elevated concerns at this time due to the increased misuse and infringement online by people looking to illegally benefit from others’ songs, choreography, films, and performances.  Online platforms...

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Free Patent Filings for Open COVID Pledge Adopters

Free Patent Filings for Open COVID Pledge Adopters

With the objective of promoting generation of inventions that can help in the fight against COVID-19, BananaIP earlier launched a free patent program for inventors of personal protection equipment, especially masks. We are now launching another free patent program for inventions aimed at COVID testing, prevention and cure ("COVID Inventions"). As a part of this initiative, BananaIP's attorneys will search, draft and file patent and design applications in India with respect to COVID Inventions without charging any professional fee if the applicant agrees to take the Open COVID Pledge. For select inventions shortlisted by the firm's team of experts, BananaIP...

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Dr. Kalyan Kankanala delivers a talk on Infringement Analysis for students at NLSIU – Bangalore on April 19th , 2020

Patent Infringment

Dr. Kalyan explained the concept of patent infringement, assessing literal infringement and infringement by doctrine of equivalence with examples. The infringement test used in the Indian courts was also discussed. Please find the presentation below for your reference.   [slideshare id=232248988&doc=patentinfringementanalysis2020-200419055319]...

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Free Patent Filings for Inventive Masks to Promote Universal Face Covering

Free Patent Filings for Inventive Masks to Promote Universal Face Covering

Universal use of masks has been recommended to prevent, control or slow down COVID infection and/or transmission. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pointed out in a release that wearing face coverings can prove to be useful in preventing/controlling spread of COVID infection. As per CDC, every one, affected by COVID or not, must wear face coverings at all times, especially when they are in public spaces. The CDC's website carries a video on how to make a face covering at home, which may be viewed below:   The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, has...

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public – World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

BananaIP team is sharing the latest information provided by World Health Organization (WHO) on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:   Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands. Maintain social distancing Maintain at least 1...

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Coordination Committee of WIPO nominates Mr. Daren Tang for post of Director General; WIPO Academy, RGNIIPM and NLU Nagpur to host WIPO-India Summer School and more

Coordination Committee of WIPO nominates Mr. Daren Tang for post of Director General; WIPO Academy, RGNIIPM and NLU Nagpur to host WIPO-India Summer School and more

In this week’s Patent News – WIPO Academy, RGNIIPM and NLU Nagpur to host WIPO-India Summer School; Coordination Committee of WIPO nominates Mr. Daren Tang for post of Director General; IP applications filed by foreign applicants continue to grow: CNIPA; EPO launches public consultation for EPC and PCT-EPO Guidelines and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS WIPO Academy, RGNIIPM and NLU Nagpur to host WIPO-India Summer School According to a public notice issued on 5th March 2020, WIPO Academy, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM) and National Law University (NLU), Nagpur will jointly host the WIPO – India Summer School...

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966 patent applications published this week

966 patent applications published this week

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 6th of March 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 966 patent applications have been published in the 10th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 966 applications published in the journal, 149 applications account for early publications while 817 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period....

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Office of CGPDTM invites applications for Patent Agent Examination 2020; IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project and more

Office of CGPDTM invites applications for Patent Agent Examination 2020; IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project and more

In this week’s Patent News - IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project; Office of CGPDTM invites applications for Patent Agent Examination 2020; Last date for submission of applications for National IP Awards – 2020 extended; RGNIIPM to open IP Innovation Gallery; India and U.S to reach an agreement on IPR matters; Varta AG files three separate patent infringement suits against Amazon, Costo Wholesale and Best Buy Co.; Australia to phase-out Innovation Patent from 2021 and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project According to...

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