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Weekly Patent News: Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting inventions, Patent grants double in India, Samsung, Tivo, Nokia, Oppo sign patent licensing agreement, Apple and Qualcomm trial date set and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, Indian patent grants went up by 50% in 2017 - WIPO Report, Himachal based University files 105 patents in 2018, Court sets April 15, 2019 as showdown date between Apple and Qualcomm, Samsung and Tivo renew patent license agreement, Nokia and OPPO ink patent licensing agreement, Uniloc Corporation accuses Netflix of patent infringement, New patent rules will soon be implemented in Canada, Tough punishment for IP infringement in China and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Design Quote of the Week “Design is...

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Weekly Patent News: Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting inventions, New IP initiative by Indian Defence Ministry,Virtual market place for IP in Karnataka, USPTO unveils 2018-2022 strategic plan and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, Mission RakshaGyan Shakti – A new initiative by the Defense Ministry of India, Government of Karnataka to unveil a virtual marketplace for IP, IP Awareness Seminar held in University of Kashmir, Abbott Laboratories in yet another turmoil, this time over a stent patent and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Design Quote of the Week “Design transcends agenda. It speaks to the politics of optimism.” – Paul Bennett, Principal Researcher in Microsoft Research AI. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 760 patent applications have been published...

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Weekly Patent News: Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting inventions, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu speaks on patents, IPR course by VTU, Patent infringement disputes and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, M. Venkaiah Naidu emphasizes on the importance of the patent system in the 18th General Assembly of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, VTU to start an online certification course on IPR, Motorola wins patent infringement suit against Hytera Communications, Broadcom and Volkswagen to settle patent dispute out of court and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Design Quote of the Week "Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” – Robert L. Peters, Canadian graphic designer and educator. Indian Patent Statistics A total of...

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Weekly Patent News: New patent policy in India? Interesting Patents, L’Oréal vesrus Drunk Elephant, No patent settlement talks for Qualcomm and Apple, No patent for Pfizer’s Pregablin says Supreme Court and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, DIPP Secretary states that a new Industrial Policy will soon be in place, L’Oréal sues Drunk Elephant, UK Supreme Court dismisses Pfizer's patent claim on pregabalin,  Apple versus Qualcomm - No Settlement Talks are on, IP Awareness Summit (IPAS), 2018 to be hosted by CIPU, in late November, EPO hosts the 28th Annual Patent Information Conference in Brussels and other Weekly Patent News updates,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Design Quote of the Week "Design is thinking made visual.” – Saul Bass, American graphic designer and Academy Award winning filmmaker, best known...

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Filing Design Applications in India

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Design can be broadly described as the outer appearance or the shape of an article visible to the naked eye. In India and in most other parts of the world, a new and distinct design can be conferred Intellectual property protection as an Industrial design, provided it fulfills the parameters that have been laid down by the law for such protection.  Industrial Design protection is limited to only the aesthetic appearance of an article and does not extend to its functionality. Design is defined under Section 2(d) of Indian Designs Act, 2000 as "features of shape and configuration, ornamentation, pattern or...

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Weekly Patent News: First IP dialogue between India and US, Broadcom versus Volkswagen, Sony and Lenovo patent licensing deal, EPO Joins WIPO’s Digital Access Service and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, Smart Streetlight with notifier, India and US engage in first ever dialogue on IP, Broadcom files patent infringement suit against Volkswagen, Sony and Lenovo sign design patent license agreement, EPO Joins WIPO's Digital Access Service (DAS) and other Weekly Patent News updates,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Design Quote of the Week "Design has allowed us to stand out; to look different and show that difference boldly" - Joseph D Mansueto, American billionaire entrepreneur. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 716 patent applications have been published in the 44th issue of...

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Checking Patent Status Online in India

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Applicants often approach us asking us how they can check the status of their patent applications online. Through this post we attempt to show you how to exactly do this. The Indian Patent Office introduced the Indian patent search database called inPASS or Indian Patent Advanced Search System for the first time in 2015. inPASS replaced the then official database of the patent office called iPAIRS (Indian Patent Information Retrieval System) to provide for a more simple, robust and user friendly database. So how does one check the status of patent applications filed in India online? The answer is rather simple. Step 1: Access the...

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Filing Patent Applications online in India

It is nearly well over a decade since the Indian Patent Office (IPO) first launched and introduced the e-filing portal for the filing of patent applications online in India. A lot has changed in these ten years. From a system riddled with bugs and constant crashes to a system that has become the preferred tool for the filing of patent applications with the Indian Patent Office, the online patent filing portal has evolved and continues to evolve with each passing year. So, how does one exactly file a patent application online with the IPO? Note: For e-filing of patent applications, the...

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Morality and Patentability of Sexual Inventions

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Morality is regularly cited as a ground of objection by the Indian Patent Office (IPO) while examining applications involving sexual inventions relating to aids, devices and stimulants. To understand if any of the patent applications managed to overcome the said objections and proceed to grant, we reviewed patent applications in class A61 relating to sexual aids, stimulants, toys and methods. Details of the patent documents reviewed have been provided in another part of this post. Out of seventeen (17) sexual inventions we identified, morality objection has been raised in all seven (7) patent applications for which examination reports were issued. Three...

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Weekly Patent News: Patent Prosecution strategy, Interesting Designs, Patent Agent Examination 2018, GNLU patent course, Amazon’s cage patent and more

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“Patent Prosecution strategy, Interesting Designs, Patent Agent Examination – 2018 Registration extension, Certificate Course on “Patent Law Practices in the United States, India and China” by GNLU, Ericsson demands arbitration in HTC dispute, Amazon’s ‘cage for workers’ patent faces severe criticism, ARIPO to launch Free Regional Intellectual Property Database and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent Quote of the Week “Patent prosecution is a lot like a game of chess. It requires skill, strategy and sacrifice.” – Gaurav Mishra, BananaIP Counsels. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 634 patent applications have...

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