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Weekly Patent News: Voting Machine Patent, Delhi High Court restrains Natco, Samsung and Huawei settle patent dispute and more

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“Indian elections and Patents on voting machines, Delhi High Court restrains Natco from manufacturing cancer drug, Samsung and Huawei end eight - year long patent dispute, Novartis thwarts attempt to invalidate its cancer drug in US and more patent news” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week  “Ideas in your mind have no patent value. They must be expressed or reduced to practice before it is too late” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Author, Professor and Leading IP Attorney Indian Patent Statistics A total of 1034 patent applications have been published in the 20th issue of...

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Weekly Patent News: Patent statistics, US PTAB upholds Motorola’s patents, Nvidia accused of patent infringement and more

“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, IPA4SME Campaign begins with a bang, first call for applications is now open, Vietnam in talks to develop its IP strategy by the year 2030, European Patent Office holds Search Matters conference in Munich, Germany, USPTO maintains validity of Motorola Solution’s patents despite objections raised by Hytera, Nvidia faces accusations of patent infringement” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “If you didn’t have patents, no one would bother to spend money on research and development. But with patents, if someone has a good idea and...

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Weekly Patent Updates: National IPR Awards, Pepsico Settles with Potato Farmers, and more

“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, 11th National Intellectual Property Awards – 2019, NLSIU IPR – Technology Law Essay Competition, CUSAT to host 7 - day training program in IP for law teachers, PepsiCo agrees to withdraw law suit against potato farmers and other news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. QUOTE OF THE WEEK  A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies or ideas that you can put together that nobody put together that way before. That’s how the patent office defines it. That’s an invention. – Dean Kamen, an American engineer,...

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Patent Grant in Record Time

The Indian Patent Office has been known to take between 2-8 years from the date of filing a patent application to grant the patent. As the term of the patent is 20 years from the date of filing, the long wait for the grant has proven especially frustrating for inventors whose inventions have a short life-span in the market. However, in one case, the entire process, from the filing of the patent application to the grant of patent has taken less than 7 months. This particular patent application pertained to Leafy Straws, as the inventor called them, which were made of...

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Weekly Patent Update: India on USTR Watch List, Delhi High Court Allows Export of Patented Drugs for Research, Pepsi Offers to Settle with Potato Farmers, and more

“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, USTR puts India and ten other countries in its “Priority Watch List”, Delhi High Court allows export of two cancer drugs patented by Bayer, PepsiCo offers settlement to farmers over potato dispute, Department of Justice, USA launches review into a Government patent used to treat HIV, Director General, Francis Gurry’s leaves a message on World IP Day and other news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. QUOTE OF THE WEEK  “Patents are basically rights to try and develop a commercial product.”– Craig Venter, American biotechnologist and businessman. INDIAN PATENT...

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Happy Feet – Useful Invention

This post was first published on December 23rd, 2011. A 64-year-old Richland woman named Guadalupe Olvera recently received a U.S. patent for her idea on foot-and-toes dryer device that will help those with diabetes and other patients. Guadalupe Olvera said that she was able to obtain the patent because of help and encouragement from teachers at Pasco’s Columbia Basin College, close friends and her faith in God. The patent involved here is United States Patent No. 8065814, titled “Foot drying device”, issued by USPTO on 29th November 2011. The invention relates to an improved drying device for human feet, and more particularly...

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Bell Helicopter v. Eurocopter

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This post was first published on November 2nd, 2012. Bell Helicopter is an American rotorcraft manufacturer headquartered in Hurst, Texas, near Fort Worth. The company was founded on July 10, 1935 as Bell Aircraft Corporation by Lawrence Dale Bell in Buffalo, New York. The company focused on designing and building of fighter aircraft. The Eurocopter Group is a global helicopter manufacturing and support company. It is the largest in the industry in terms of revenues and turbine helicopter deliveries. The Eurocopter Group was formed in 1992 through the merger of the helicopter divisions of Aérospatiale and Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG (DASA). Eurocopter is the owner of the Canadian Patent 2,207,787 which...

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Differentiating Patents and Industrial Designs

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Patents and Industrial Designs are both subsets of Intellectual Property Rights, along with Trademarks, Copyrights, Geographical Indicators, etc. Although these two types of Intellectual Property Rights are very distinct in nature, many tend to confuse the two. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), patents are an “exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.” Patent rights are granted to an inventor, by the government, and it permits such inventor to exclude others from making,...

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Weekly Patent Updates: Apple and Qualcomm settle all patent disputes, World IP Day events, BRICS IP heads meet in South Africa, Kerala Agricultural University to receive National IP Award 2019 and more

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“Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Patent Grants, Interesting Inventions, First Examination Report (FER) Statistics, MNLU to organize a Faculty Development Program on IPR, on World IP Day, IPR Cell of Kerala Agricultural University to receive National IP Award, 2019, Apple and Qualcomm settle their differences with a six-year patent license agreement, 11th meeting of IP Heads of BRICS held in Cape Town, South Africa and other patent news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Patents are like fertilizer. Applied wisely and sparingly, they can increase growth. But if you apply...

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Weekly Patent News: WIPO India Summer School, IP Innovation Gallery opening soon, IPR workshops, Mega patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, patent research grants and more

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“Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Patent Grants, Interesting Inventions, WIPO Academy to host WIPO – India Summer School, IP Innovation Gallery at RGNIIPM, SEVEN Networks files a mega patent infringement suit on Apple Inc., EPO refers G3/19 issue to the Enlarged Board of Appeals, EPO invites proposals for patent research grants and other patent news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Ideas in your mind have no patent value. They must be expressed or reduced to practice before it is too late” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Author, Professor and...

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