This post provides an overview of the Intellectual Property Facilitation Scheme for Startups in India, including who can apply and who can be a facilitator. It also explains the functions and duties of facilitators, as well as the Empanelment process. This comprehensive guide provides all the necessary information for startups to take advantage of this scheme. Continue Reading SIPP: What Startups need to know about the revised scheme for Intellectual Property protection
In a recent Delhi High Court order, Nokia’s application to deposit royalty payments due from Oppo for the use of Nokia’s Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) was rejected. The SEPs in question relate to 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies. Read More Continue Reading Nokia Vs. Oppo: Standard Essential Patents and Deposit during Suit Pendency
The office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM) has announced on 15/11/2022 that the Trade Marks Agent Examination 2023 and Patent Agent Examination 2023 are likely to be held on 07/05/2023. Read more Continue Reading The Office of CGPDTM announces Trade Marks Agent Examination 2023 and Patent Agent Examination 2023
The question of whether Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be an inventor in a patent application has been the subject of debate for a while now. There are arguments for and against this issue, and a few models have been proposed to resolve some of the legal problems. Read more Continue Reading Patent Application Naming AI as Inventor in India – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala opposes Stephen Thaler’s Patent application
Facts of the case: The Petitioner in this case filed two writ petitions challenging the order of the Respondent (herein referred to as Patent Office) dated 03.05.2016 in respect two of the Petitioner’s applications bearing numbers 8846/CHENP/2011 & 8907/CHENP/2011. The patent applications were filed before the Indian patent office on 29.11.2011 and 30.11.2011 respectively as PCT national phase entries. The petitioner engaged the services of a New York based firm called Greenberg Traurig for filing and prosecution of the national phase…
On the occasion of Children’s Day, BananaIP brings to you patent applications granted to or filed by young inventors before the Indian IP Office. This post carries titles, patent application numbers, drawings, abstracts, fields of invention and the names of the inventors for five patent applications. Read More Continue Reading Patents filed by Young Inventors!
Identifying and generating inventions for patent filings can be a daunting task, especially for larger companies with multiple divisions and products. However, uncovering new inventions for patent filings doesn’t have to be difficult. Read More Continue Reading How to Uncover Inventions for Patent Filings: A Simple Guide
A patent attorney can help companies to protect their inventions and to commercialise their technology. They can provide advice on the patentability of an invention, on the drafting of patent applications, and on infringement and validity issues. In addition, they can offer other services, such as freedom-to-operate opinions, due diligence reports, and patent portfolio management. Read More Continue Reading What are the Benefits of working with a Patent Attorney?
Over the last two years, the orders of Justice Pratibha Singh have clarified several aspects of patent law and practice, and have made important contributions to transparency and consistency of patent proceedings. On November 10, 2022, Justice Pratibha Singh clarified one ambiguous aspect of patent law with respect to the jurisdiction of High Courts in different proceedings. Read More Continue Reading Justice Pratibha Singh clarifies the jurisdiction of High Courts over Patent Revocations and Appeals
This post discusses when Indian companies should file PCT applications. Filing a PCT application has several advantages, including the ability to file for patents in multiple countries with a single application and the option to delay filing a patent application in a particular country by 30 months or more… Read More Continue Reading When should Indian Companies file PCT applications?