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Patent office sees overall decrease in activity this week

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 29th of May 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 410 patent applications have been published in the 22nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 410 applications published in the journal, 82 applications account for early publications while 328 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Patent Agent Examination 2020 postponed, Delhi High Court stays CGPDTM’s order and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – Patent Agent Examination 2020 postponed until further notice; Delhi High Court stays CGPDTM’s order published on 18th and 20th May 2020; patent office extends all deadlines to 1st June 2020; First Shamnad Basheer essay competition on IP to be held; Samsung enters into patent licensing agreement with Via Licensing; USPTO announces COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS Patent Agent Examination 2020 postponed until further notice The Office of the CGPDTM has announced the postponement of the Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2020 until further notice. The exam which was scheduled to be held...

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Patent grants increase by over 72% this week

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 22nd of May 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm.. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 890 patent applications have been published in the 21st issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 890 applications published in the journal, 123 applications account for early publications while 767 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Patent publications increase by over 60% this week

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 15th of May 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 523 patent applications have been published in the 20th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 523 applications published in the journal, 95 applications account for early publications while 428 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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COVID crisis threatens Gilead’s patent on Remdesvir, EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal issues opinion on plant and animal patentability, India asks G20 to establish agreement enabling use of TRIPS flexibilities and other patent news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – India asks G20 members to establish an agreement that enables the use of TRIPs flexibilities; EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal issues opinion on plant and animal patentability; China launches IP Law Enforcement Action Plan for 2020;  WHO and Costa Rica to launch COVID-19 technology pooling initiative this month and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS India asks G20 members to establish an agreement that enables the use of TRIPs flexibilities During a recent virtual G20 Trade and Investment Ministers meeting, the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, asked G20 members to establish an agreement to enable...

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Patent office extends all deadlines to 18th May 2020, WIPO launches COVID-19 IP Policy Tracker and more patent news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – Patent office extends all deadlines to 18th May 2020; WIPO launches COVID-19 IP Policy Tracker; USPTO allows Plant Patent Applications to be filed via the patent electronic filing systems; Japanese tech giants join COVID-19 IP pledge to fight the pandemic and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS Patent office extends all deadlines to 18th May 2020 The Indian Patent Office (IPO) by virtue of public notification dated 4th May has extended all deadlines falling between 25th March 2020 and 3rd May 2020 to 18th May 2020. As per the notice, the extension comes in the light of...

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25000+ patent applications examined till date, general decrease in activity at IPO

Weekly IP Statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 8th of May 2020. These statistics are brought to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 317 patent applications have been published in the 19th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 317 applications published in the journal, 36 applications account for early publications while 281 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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AI cannot be an inventor rules USPTO, IPO extends SIPP Scheme and other patent news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News - Office of CGPDTM extends SIPP Scheme for a period of three years; CSIR allows firms to defer payments for using COVID-19 related IP; After UKIPO and EPO, USPTO now rules that artificial intelligence cannot be a legal inventor; Gilead says it is open to make Remdesivir available globally; USTR’s continues to place India on its Priority Watch List; USPTO extends certain patent and trademark deadlines to June 1; IPOS offers world’s fastest Application-to-Grant process under the SG Patent Fast Track program and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS Office of CGPDTM extends SIPP Scheme for a...

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Partial activity resumes at IPO amidst extended national lockdown

Weekly IP Statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 1st of May 2020. These statistics are brought to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 431 patent applications have been published in the 18th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 431 applications published in the journal, 42 applications account for early publications while 389 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Free Patent Filings for Open COVID Pledge Adopters

Free Patent Filings for Open COVID Pledge Adopters

With the objective of promoting generation of inventions that can help in the fight against COVID-19, BananaIP earlier launched a free patent program for inventors of personal protection equipment, especially masks. We are now launching another free patent program for inventions aimed at COVID testing, prevention and cure ("COVID Inventions"). As a part of this initiative, BananaIP's attorneys will search, draft and file patent and design applications in India with respect to COVID Inventions without charging any professional fee if the applicant agrees to take the Open COVID Pledge. For select inventions shortlisted by the firm's team of experts, BananaIP...

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