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Weekly Patent News: Patent Agent Examination 2018, Indian start-ups filing more patent applications, Groupon settles patent dispute IBM and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting Inventions, Patent Agent Examination 2018,  President Kovind says patent applications by Indian start-ups rising in India,  Groupon to pay IBM $57 million, USITC to investigate Resmed for alleged patent infringement, USITC to investigate Resmed for alleged patent infringement, EPO and CNIPA sign Bilateral Co-operation Plan, WIPO Assemblies Close amidst Treaty Accessions, Guidance on Future Work and other Weekly Patent News updates,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent quote of the Week “If you didn't have patents, no one would bother to spend money on research and development. But with patents,...

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Checking Patent Status Online in India

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Applicants often approach us asking us how they can check the status of their patent applications online. Through this post we attempt to show you how to exactly do this. The Indian Patent Office introduced the Indian patent search database called inPASS or Indian Patent Advanced Search System for the first time in 2015. inPASS replaced the then official database of the patent office called iPAIRS (Indian Patent Information Retrieval System) to provide for a more simple, robust and user friendly database. So how does one check the status of patent applications filed in India online? The answer is rather simple. Step 1: Access the...

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Weekly Patent News: Apple faces multiple patent disputes, Brazil revokes Gilead’s drug patent, Interesting Inventions and more

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“Patent on Statue of Liberty, Interesting Inventions of the Week, Prosthetic Tongue, IPR policy reduces pendency of intellectual property applications, says DIPP Secretary, Apple wins patent infringement appeal against University of Wisconsin, Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing its secrets to help Intel, Apple Sued By MPH Technologies, WIPO and IFPMA Launch New Online Patent-Search Resource to Help Health Agencies Procure Medicines, Brazil court strips Gilead of hepatitis C drug patent and other Weekly Patent News” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Interesting design fact of the Week On February 18, 1879 Fredric Auguste Bartholdi, the...

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Weekly Patent News: Samsung Patent Dispute, Interesting Inventions, International Conference on IPR, No Bt Cotton in India and more

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“Interesting Inventions of the Week, International Conference on Emerging Trends of Intellectual Property Rights, Samsung spared in $115 million patent judgment, Apple granted 28 patents in a single day, Bt Cotton cannot be introduced in India says Bayer AG, WIPO Assemblies 2018 Open - Director General Underlines Positive Results and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Interesting patent fact of the Week On March 3, 1856, a civil engineer, George Alfred DePenning from Kolkata petitioned the Government of India for grant of exclusive privileges for his invention — "An Efficient Punkah...

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Filing Patent Applications online in India

It is nearly well over a decade since the Indian Patent Office (IPO) first launched and introduced the e-filing portal for the filing of patent applications online in India. A lot has changed in these ten years. From a system riddled with bugs and constant crashes to a system that has become the preferred tool for the filing of patent applications with the Indian Patent Office, the online patent filing portal has evolved and continues to evolve with each passing year. So, how does one exactly file a patent application online with the IPO? Note: For e-filing of patent applications, the...

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Morality and Patentability of Sexual Inventions

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Morality is regularly cited as a ground of objection by the Indian Patent Office (IPO) while examining applications involving sexual inventions relating to aids, devices and stimulants. To understand if any of the patent applications managed to overcome the said objections and proceed to grant, we reviewed patent applications in class A61 relating to sexual aids, stimulants, toys and methods. Details of the patent documents reviewed have been provided in another part of this post. Out of seventeen (17) sexual inventions we identified, morality objection has been raised in all seven (7) patent applications for which examination reports were issued. Three...

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Weekly Patent News: Patent Prosecution strategy, Interesting Designs, Patent Agent Examination 2018, GNLU patent course, Amazon’s cage patent and more

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“Patent Prosecution strategy, Interesting Designs, Patent Agent Examination – 2018 Registration extension, Certificate Course on “Patent Law Practices in the United States, India and China” by GNLU, Ericsson demands arbitration in HTC dispute, Amazon’s ‘cage for workers’ patent faces severe criticism, ARIPO to launch Free Regional Intellectual Property Database and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent Quote of the Week “Patent prosecution is a lot like a game of chess. It requires skill, strategy and sacrifice.” – Gaurav Mishra, BananaIP Counsels. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 634 patent applications have...

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Weekly Patent News: Interesting inventions, Low IP awareness in India says study, Facebook v. Blackberry, Blackberry’s patents invalidated and more.

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“Interesting inventions of the week, Telepresence robot with full body control and handwriting transmission, Head Gesture Controlled Wheelchair, System for a moving puzzle theater, Study shows low IP awareness in India, Facebook alleges Blackberry of patent infringement, Blackberry patents invalidated, US ITC agrees to review Motorola – Hytera case, and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent Quote of the Week “When we began Qualcomm, it had become quite clear that it was very important to patent new ideas.” - Irwin M. Jacobs, Co-founder and former chairman of Qualcomm Indian Patent...

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Searching for Patents on Indian Patent Database (InPASS)

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I recall a time when searching for Indian patents and applications online was almost impossible. Performing a search to identify relevant prior art would mean perusal of each and every weekly gazette published by the Indian patent office. These gazettes, being poorly scanned copies of the bibliographic data, would make patent searching a task in itself and let us not even begin to discuss the patience that was tested. It was a time when even the popular paid databases failed to provide comprehensive data on Indian patents. Today, however, performing a patent search for Indian patents has become fairly easier thanks...

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Weekly Patent News: Interesting Inventions, Wrong statistics by Indian Patent office, Huawei fined 10.5 million dollars, USPTO offers refunds and more.

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“Interesting Inventions, Self Igniting Incense Sticks, Anti-mosquito paint, Sign language to speech synthesizer, Wrong statistics published by Indian Patent office,  Patent infringement suits, US Court slaps Huawei with $10.5 million, Verizon faces patent infringement suit, USPTO offers refunds for electronic filing outage and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent Quote of the Week “Everything that can be associated to ideas, inventions, copyrights, and patents is part of the IP world - at least, that's my definition. That all starts with people. Education is key.” -  Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice...

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