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Interesting inventions, National Intellectual Property Awards 2019, Patent Infringement news, USPTO shutdown and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting Inventions, Invitations for National Intellectual Property Awards 2019, SEVEN Networks and Google settle a patent infringement suit, out of court, Apple accused of infringing Bluetooth related patents, Problems galore for USPTO, Japanese Patent Law may allow Plaintiff to cease infringed goods and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Understanding the important issues and working out how best to communicate them to clients, is the key to IP due diligence.” – Justin Watts, Distinguished Patent Litigator. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 649 patent...

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Patents Enabling Stealthy Attack

This post was first published on 12th February, 2011. The prestigious Aero-India show 2011 has already taken off in Airbase Yelahanka. I wanted to watch the show on the opening day itself but unfortunately missed it. Aircrafts always has been a passion for me. So I thought of sharing some interesting facts about aircrafts, which are mentioned below. A fighter aircraft is primarily designed for air to air combat with other aircraft. Many of them are provided with ground attacking capabilities. The ultimate aim of using a fighter aircraft is to gain air superiority over the enemies during the battle. The early...

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History of Copyright Law in India

This post was first published on 3rd February, 2011. Today almost every nation has a copyright law in place and is mostly standardized to some extent through international and regional agreements such as the Berne Convention and the European copyright directives. But when we look back, we realise that the Copyright law has a very unique history. The earliest copyright case is traced back to Ireland, where there was a dispute over the ownership of the Irish manuscript Cathach. The Cathach is the oldest extant Irish manuscript of the Psalter. It contains a Vulgate version of Psalms XXX (10) to CV (13)...

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Be Wise in Choosing Your IP Service Provider

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This post was first published on 2nd February, 2011. Intellectual Property Services is not a business of a few anymore. With the  development of the IT and other R&D based business, there are any number of IP Service providers mushrooming around the IT and BP hubs. Therefore, there is a huge number to choose from and a person in need of such services is obviously sceptical about making the choice. We are currently in the age of information and it is a highly informed world we are living in. No matter what we do, it is highly important for us to learn...

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Abbott’s HIV Drug Patent “Not an Invention”

This post was first published on 18th January, 2011. In a recent case, reported here by Sandeep, the patent office denied patent grant to Abbott’s HIV drug application (application No:339/MUMNP/2006, WO2005/039551), stating that the subject matter did not constitute an invention. Abbott’s application was rejected as a result of the pre grant oppositions filed by Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge’ (I-MAK), Cipla (Mumbai), Matrix Laboratories (Secunderabad) and Okasa Pharmaceuticals (Mumbai). The complete specification of Abbott’s application was entitled “SOLID PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORM” and had the  conventional priority of US application No. 10/650,178 dated 28th  August, 2003. The complete specification had 37...

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Protect Your Website from Copyright Liability

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This post was first published on 15th January, 2011. In the era of “world wide web”, being a website owner comes with its own set of risks. One of such risks comes from the material posted on the website or from the look and feel of the website, which is often lifted from various sources without paying much attention to the “Copyrights”. Many of the website owners are not aware of what Copyrights are and what problems may occur due to incorporation of protected material on their websites. In simple words, website owners must abstain from copying anything on their website...

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Adding Salt Water to Fire Automobiles

First Publication Date: 12th January 2011 This is in furtherance to the post, titled “Driving on Hydrogen”,  on using Hydrogen as a fuel in automobiles. Recently I happened to  come across a video on YouTube titled “Salt water into Fuel”,  which they have mentioned as an accidental invention. I was quite  excited to see this and went in search of more details of this  invention. I found out that the story goes like this. John Kanzius of  Sanibel, Florida was running experiments with a radio frequency  generator he designed to help zap cancer cells. When he trained  radio waves on a...

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Driving on Hydrogen

First Publication Date: 11th January 2011.   It has been reported that Tata Motors has invested $15milliion on the research being conducted at MIT which aims at using water as a fuel to run cars. Every one  is today keen to know about what is the need for this research and how it is possible? The conventional sources of energy for power generation are non-renewable and are depleting fast. As a result, the automobile industry is heading towards a crisis due to running out of these energy resources. In the context, the primary need for this research by Tata Motors is to provide...

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History and Evolution of the Trademark System

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  First Publication Date: 7th January 2011   History of (trade)marks Dating back to those barbarian times where majority of people could not read or write is when symbols became a logical method of letting people know, what belonged to whom? The earliest marks were that of marking of animals, so a farmer, rancher or lord could distinguish what animals belonged to whom. As commerce developed, marks began to serve a number of purposes. ‘Potters mark’ of Greek and Roman times appeared on vessels to indicate the origin, destination along with the identification of the maker. The ancient Egyptian Artifacts embraced various symbols...

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Patent Damages: How Much is Too Much?

First Publication Date: 6th January 2011   When the US sneezes, the world catches cold!   This statement holds absolutely true for debates over patent infringement damages. It has been just two days that United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) pronounced the judgment in the much hyped Uniloc v. Microsoft case and the world is already drooling over the reincarnated debate. The facts, in a nutshell, involve Uniloc suing Microsoft over infringement of their patent related to software registration system (the unique id that you enter when you buy and use a legitimate copy of any  software). During the trial...

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