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Steam Engine – Inventions that revolutionized the world

First Date of Publication: 26th November 2010 In the era, when the Scientific Revolution occurred and mechanics was established as science, Sir Isaac Newton was known as a scientist rather than a natural philosopher, the world took a massive step towards the modern world. The advent of newly invented machines became part of the daily and economic lives. Textile production was the bustling trade in 17th century but geographically it was focused mainly around Greater Manchester, Pennines and Lancashire. Thus it faced the problem of geographical separation. At that time, horses and rivers were used for transporting goods from place to place....

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Electric Bulb – Inventions that revolutionised the world

First Publication Date: 26th November 2010 Mankind moved from dark ages to the ages of candles, oil lanterns and gas lamps. But all these sources of light were a hazard to the user and property and were all dangerous in their own ways. The quest towards creating a better source of light brought about an advancement of the human race towards creating an electrified world. It was as early as 1809 when the foundation of the concept of light bulb was formulated and the light bulb was invented. The light bulb has profoundly changed the human lifestyle by illuminating the darkness...

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Mobile Patent Wars in India

First Publication Date: 20th November 2010   Apple, HTC and RIM have been sued for patent infringement by St Clair Intellectual Property Consultants. The patents in the suit broadly relate to computer function management. The suit is an addition to the numerous patent wars being fought by companies in the mobile space. The large size of the mobile market has encouraged companies to invent and innovate, protect and enforce for competitive advantage. Companies like Apple, Sony, Nokia, HTC, RIM and so on are fighting many patent wars across the world. While patent wars and settlements in the mobile space are numerous in countries...

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Inventor recognition irony: Indian Patent Grant Certificate

First Publication Date: 8th November 2010 Why do inventors invent? is an important question for many organizations involved in innovation at some level. There are a lot of incentives which play crucial roles in the inventing progress which have been reported on our blog earlier and a few top voted ones are as follows: Desire to improve    27% Recognition             22% Love for invention   21% Financial Gain         13% As is evident from the survey, 22% of the inventors weigh Recognition amongst the top reasons why inventor(s) love inventing. To encourage inventor(s) to invent, a lot of recognition schemes are generally employed which have...

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Traditional Knowledge Use or Misuse?

This image depicts a toothpaste tube shaped like a banana. It raises the question of such possibility. This post explores how traditional knowledge is used and misused by patents. Click on the image to read the full post.

First Publication Date: 28th October 2010 Misuse of traditional knowledge and measures to prevent the same have been attracting attention since the turmeric patent controversy. After successfully revoking turmeric patent claims that formed part of traditional knowledge, the Indian government has taken numerous initiatives ranging from legislative and policy changes to documentation and creation of a library of information (TKDL). With the press and media joining the effort, the awareness with respect to rights of traditional knowledge holders , actions against traditional knowledge misuse, policy initiatives and so on has been increasing. The TKDL has been playing an important role in...

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Patent Exhaustion in India

First Publication Date: 7th October 2010 A patent grants the Patent holder exclusive rights to prevent others from making, using, selling, offering for sale in the territory of patent grant or importing an invention into the territory of patent grant. Once an unrestricted sale of the patented invention is made, the rights of the patent holder with respect to the product are exhausted and this is called as the Doctrine of Exhaustion or First Sale Doctrine. As per the Doctrine of exhaustion the first unrestricted sale of a patented item exhausts the patentee's control over that particular item. In other words,...

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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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Indian herbal Viagra receives patent grant

First Publication Date: 5th October 2010 Kunnath Pharmaceuticals, Kerala recently received a patent for their product, Musli Power Xtra, an Indian herbal aphrodisiac for men and women. Musli Power Xtra popularly known as the ‘Indian Herbal Viagra’ is  reportedly India’s first ayurvedic herbal formulation to receive a patent for the treatment of sexual dysfunction. The herbs and ingredients which form part of the formulation includes the following: Chlorophylum borivillianum (Safed Musli), Mucuna purita, Withania somnifera, Moringa oleifera, Embilica officinalis, Tribulus trerrestris, Hygrophilla auriculata, Myristica fragrans. The patent (patent no. 241602) has been granted for the application titled “Herbal formulation used as a health...

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Financial assistance from Technology Development Board (TDB) for industrial concerns for the development of indigenous technologies

First Publication Date: 4th October 2010 Technology Development Board (TDB) mandates to provide financial assistance to the industrial concerns and other agencies attempting development and commercial application of indigenous technology or adapting imported technology for wider domestic application. TDB was established as per the provisions of Technology Development Board Act, 1995 by Government of India through Department of Science and Technology. The funds collected by the TDB are through industrial concerns under the provisions of the Research and Development Cess Act, 1986, as amended in 1995 and through other donations (as donation made to this fund have full deduction for income tax...

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Patent: Patentability of scientific principles and natural relationships in the light of Laboratory Corp. v. Metabolite

First Publication Date: 2nd October 2010 Introduction The scope of patentable subject matter in USA can be considered to be the broadest in the world. The US patent system has been responding to new technologies faster than that of any other country. The US was the first to open its gates to patentability in fields such as Biotechnology, Information Technology or Business Methods. The adaptive and flexible nature of the patent regime can be attributed to the open language used under section 101 of Title 35, which relates to patentable subject matter and the lack of exclusions from patentability except for the...

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