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Patent and Design statistics in India : Recap 2018

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What happened to patent filings in India in 2018? Did they increase? Or did they decrease? How many patents were granted and how did they compare with the previous years? Which city filed the most patents in 2018 and how did the other cities fare? In this post, we bring to you a recap of the patent statistics from 2018 and a comparison of these numbers with the stats of 2017. Publications A total of 37554 applications were published between January 2017 and December 2017, while a total of 39123 patent applications have been published between the 1st of January 2018 and...

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Weekly Patent News: Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting inventions, Patent Agent Examination Final Results, IIPLA conference, BananaIP updates, Patent Infringement news and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting Inventions, Blind Assistance Shoes, Smart cane to detect and notify obstacles, 2018 Patent Agent Examination final results declared, IIPLA 5th Dubai IP Congress 2019 concludes, DIPP hosts CII Partnership Summit, 2019, Apple loses $440 million patent battle, Qualcomm's patent infringement suit against Apple not tenable says German Court , Oakley alleges design patent infringement, Orexo wins patent infringement battle against Actavis and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Inventors change the world more than the generals and statesmen.” - Paul Nizan,...

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Weekly Patent News: Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting inventions, Monsanto patent case, AMD versus Mediatek, USPTO news, International patent news and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, DPCO Amendment, 2019 spares newly patented drugs from price control for a period of 5 years, Raisina Dialogue, 2019 hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs and ORF, AMD Sues Mediatek over claims of patent infringement, Supreme Court’s latest Judgment on Monsanto, Minerva Networks renews patent license agreement with TiVo Corporation, USPTO appoints new Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, South Korea’s DAPA introduces a new IP regimen for the Military and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of...

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Weekly Patent News: Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting inventions, Comprehensive e-filing system for Design filing, Apple v. WiLAN, Qualcomm v. Apple in Germany, USPTO issues revised subject matter eligibility guidance

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Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, Comprehensive e-filing system for Designs updated, Ms. Vinita, Senior Partner at BIP Counsels to deliver talk at the IIPLA 5th Dubai IP Congress, Apple to now pay $10 million to WiLAN, Qualcomm now pushes for iPhone sales ban in Germany, USPTO announces revised guidance for determining subject matter eligibility, EPO’s new vice-presidents elected and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Intellectual Property is the oil of the 21st century. Look at the richest men ago; they all made money by...

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Adding Salt Water to Fire Automobiles

First Publication Date: 12th January 2011 This is in furtherance to the post, titled “Driving on Hydrogen”,  on using Hydrogen as a fuel in automobiles. Recently I happened to  come across a video on YouTube titled “Salt water into Fuel”,  which they have mentioned as an accidental invention. I was quite  excited to see this and went in search of more details of this  invention. I found out that the story goes like this. John Kanzius of  Sanibel, Florida was running experiments with a radio frequency  generator he designed to help zap cancer cells. When he trained  radio waves on a...

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Driving on Hydrogen

First Publication Date: 11th January 2011 It has been reported that Tata Motors has invested $15milliion on the research being conducted at MIT which aims at using water as a fuel to run cars. Every one  is today keen to know about what is the need for this research and how it is possible? The conventional sources of energy for power generation are non-renewable and are depleting fast. As a result, the automobile industry is heading towards a crisis due to running out of these energy resources. In the context, the primary need for this research by Tata Motors is to provide...

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Patent Damages- How much is too much?

First Publication Date: 6th January 2011 When the US sneezes, the world catches cold! This statement holds absolutely true for debates over patent infringement damages. It has been just two days that United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) pronounced the judgment in the much hyped Uniloc v. Microsoft case and the world is already drooling over the reincarnated debate. The facts, in a nutshell, involve Uniloc suing Microsoft over infringement of their patent related to software registration system (the unique id that you enter when you buy and use a legitimate copy of any  software). During the trial...

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New Year Patents

First Publication Date: 29th December 2010 “New Year's Day is every man's birthday”   - Charles Lamb December is the month of celebrations. Immediately after Christmas come the New Year celebrations where people reflect on their past and envision the future. New Year embarks the new beginning - new beginning of life, enjoyment, resolutions, etc. New Year celebrations focus mainly on family and friends. The customs of celebrations started in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago though they were modified through the centuries. Everybody greets the New Year in their distinctive style. People celebrate the new year with a lot of fervor and...

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An incentive to Green Technology patent applications

First Publication Date: 29th December 2010 In an extremely globalized world where we talk of reducing our carbon footprint, it is obvious that the leaders of tomorrow would be those who can use the alternatives to non renewable sources of energy to the fullest. Green technologies like Solar Energy, Hydel Power and Wind energy are being researched upon the world over and the least the governments can do is provide more and more incentives for development of these technologies. The U.S. Commerce Department’s Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched a pilot programme last year on 8th December to accelerate the examination of...

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Patentability of Biotech Inventions in USA – Patentable Subject Matter

First Publication Date: 27th December 2010 To be patentable subject matter in USA, an invention should be a process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter or any improvement thereof. There are three judicially created exclusions to patentable subject matter in USA. They are Laws of nature, physical phenomena, and abstract ideas. Biotechnology (Biotech) inventions are considered to be eligible subjects as Compositions of matter or manufactures. The exclusion most relevant for biotech inventions is 'Laws of nature' exclusion. US Courts have consistently held that as per the exclusion anything that naturally exists or is a 'product of nature' is not patentable. The...

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