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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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The Art of Body Work: Intellectual Property and Yoga Massage

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"Working with the body is an art more than a skill," Mr. Raghavendra tells his students of 'Yoga Massage' in his very first class. It is in fact fascinating to watch him express, original body work with elements of creativity that surpass intellectual property standards and take a substantial lead. While many body work sequences are based on traditional practices, several practitioners and therapists have over the years developed novel and creative sequences for various reasons ranging from recipient requirement to purely artistic expression. It might not be an exaggeration to state that every practitioner creates and performs original postures, sequences,...

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Weekly Patent News: Interesting inventions, Low IP awareness in India says study, Facebook v. Blackberry, Blackberry’s patents invalidated and more.

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“Interesting inventions of the week, Telepresence robot with full body control and handwriting transmission, Head Gesture Controlled Wheelchair, System for a moving puzzle theater, Study shows low IP awareness in India, Facebook alleges Blackberry of patent infringement, Blackberry patents invalidated, US ITC agrees to review Motorola – Hytera case, 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 “When we began Qualcomm, it had become quite clear that it was very important to patent new ideas.” - Irwin M. Jacobs, Co-founder and former chairman of Qualcomm Indian Patent...

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Searching for Patents on Indian Patent Database (InPASS)

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I recall a time when searching for Indian patents and applications online was almost impossible. Performing a search to identify relevant prior art would mean perusal of each and every weekly gazette published by the Indian patent office. These gazettes, being poorly scanned copies of the bibliographic data, would make patent searching a task in itself and let us not even begin to discuss the patience that was tested. It was a time when even the popular paid databases failed to provide comprehensive data on Indian patents. Today, however, performing a patent search for Indian patents has become fairly easier thanks...

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Weekly Patent News: Diaries that charge mobiles, Patent Agent Examination, IBM versus Groupon, AstraZeneca v. Dr. Reddy’s, Ericsson and LG Electronics Patent Licensing Agreement, Design Tip of the week and more.

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“Drop in number of patent applications published, Interesting Patents, Wireless mobile charging diary, Passive haptic learning based typing skill enhancement system for the visually impaired, Patent Agent Examination registrations, IBM wins $83 million in suit against Groupon, AstraZeneca sues Dr. Reddy’s in Delhi High Court, Ericsson and LG Electronics sign Global Patent License Agreement, Design Tip 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 “Making money from enforcing patents is no more wrong than investing in preferred stock.” – Nathan Myhrvold, Former CTO at Microsoft. Indian Patent...

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Weekly Patent News: Patent Agent Examination registrations, IBM v. Groupon, Interesting Patents, Power-bank Rentals, Sign Language Translator Glove and other patent news

“Interesting Patents, Powerbank Rental Kiosk System, Intelligent Shopping Cart with Personalized Recommender System, A Sign Language Translator Glove, Patent Agent Examination registrations now open, Commerce and Industry submits patent statistics to Rajya Sabha, Fractus versus Oppo, IBM demands $167 million from Groupon over alleged patent infringement, China defends itself against allegations of IPR infringement 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 “Inventors change the world more than the generals and statesmen." - Paul Nizan, French author Indian Patent Statistics A total of 802 patent applications have been published...

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Post Graduate Diploma in Patent Informatics – 2018

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Dear readers, it is our pleasure to inform you that CSIR – URDIP, Pune is inviting applications for a one year full-time post-graduate diploma course in Patinformatics. The course is slated to begin on the 13th of August 2018  and has been designed to train candidates in the art of patent analytics including patent searching, reading and analysis for the purpose of creating patent landscapes, identifying research gaps, competitive intelligence, new venture evaluation, patent portfolio management and techno-legal studies (Patentability, Validity, Infringement and Freedom to Operate). The course modules are designed to include a blend of class room teaching and hands...

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