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Patent infringement suit against TikTok, Qualcomm and Huawei sign patent licensing agreement and other news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under PPH Pilot Project; Telangana Government proposes establishment of taskforce to promote enforcement of IPR; Triller files patent infringement lawsuit against ByteDance and its subsidiary TikTok; Qualcomm and Huawei sign patent licensing agreement and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATES IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project According to the latest public notice issued on 27th July 2020, the Indian Patent Office (IPO) will re-open the line of accepting requests under the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program from 10th August 2020 onwards....

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Intellectual Property, Accessibility and Public health

Intellectual Property, accessibility and public health

On the 30th of July 2020, the international organizations - WIPO, WTO and WHO jointly published a study report titled "Promoting access to medical technologies and innovation - Intersections between public health, intellectual property and trade". This second edition report records the numerous significant developments that have occurred since 2013, when the first edition was published. The 2013 edition of the report may be accessed by clicking here and the 2020 edition of the report may be accessed by clicking here. The 352 page long report takes stock of a number of issues currently plaguing the world, especially the COVID-19 Pandemic...

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Massive increase in patent publications, over 1200 applications published 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 31st of July 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 1,241 patent applications have been published in the 31st issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1,241 applications published in the journal, 264 applications account for early publications while 977 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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NAIMCC acquires status of International Depository Authority under the Budapest Treaty and other patent news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – NAIMCC acquires status of International Depository Authority under the Budapest Treaty; Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal, speaks at the 10th BRICS Trade Ministers Virtual Meeting; IPOPHL and WIPO sign MoU to conduct National Survey on IP Awareness and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATE NAIMCC acquires status of International Depository Authority under the Budapest Treaty According to a public notice issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and the World Intellectual property Office (WIPO), the National Agriculturally Important Microbial Culture Collection (NAIMCC) will acquire the status of the International Depositary Authority (IDA)...

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1927 patent examination reports issued this week, decrease in patent publications and grant

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 24th of July 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 553 patent applications have been published in the 30th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 553 applications published in the journal, 45 applications account for early publications while 508 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Patent and design statistics – 43% increase in grants this week, publications decrease

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design 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 17th of July 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 591 patent applications have been published in the 29th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 591 applications published in the journal, 173 applications account for early publications while 418 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Register for a Free Webinar on Intellectual Property For StartUps – July 17th, 2020

The Business of Intellectual Property For Start-ups

Intellectual Property is an important business tool in the hands of Start Ups and small companies. Its value  assumes higher importance  during a crisis. As many businesses work hard to survive the  crisis posed by the COVID pandemic, the crisis has opened   new avenues to  innovative and creative Start Ups. Start Ups that are able to build strong and valuable IP during this time, whether related to COVID or not, have a unique opportunity to succeed and thrive. In order to  build IP and take advantage of it, Start Ups must know what IP they have, how to protect/build it, and...

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CPI(M) asks Government to issue compulsory license for Remdesivir, EPO creates search strategies to help fight against COVID-19 and more patent news

In this week’s Patent News – CPI(M) asks Government to issue compulsory license for manufacturing generic versions of drug – Remdesivir; EPO creates search strategies to aid scientists distinguish documents relevant to fight the COVID-19 pandemic; EUIPO and EPO to jointly host online conference on Additive Manufacturing INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATE CPI(M) asks Government to issue compulsory license for manufacturing generic versions of drug - Remdesivir The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has reportedly requested the Central Government to issue a compulsory license to manufactures for the production of generic versions of drug – Remdesivir. Remdesivir, originally an anti-viral, is now being used...

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37535 patent applications examined till date

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 10th of July 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 646 patent applications have been published in the 28th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 646 applications published in the journal, 153 applications account for early publications while 493 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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WIPO to host Intellectual Property Judges Forum, USPTO launches Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program and other patent news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – New MoU enables patents registered in South Korea to have the same effect in Laos; USPTO launches Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program; Baidu joins Open Invention Network; China to establish 33 centers to strengthen IPR protection; KIPO adopts 14 methods to boost IP Financial Investment market to 1.3 trillion by 2024; WIPO to host Intellectual Property Judges Forum and other news updates. INTERNATIONAL PATENT NEWS UPDATE New MoU enables patents registered in South Korea to have the same effect in Laos  The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the Department of Intellectual Property of Laos recently signed an...

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