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Delhi HC Interprets the Timeline for Pre-Grant Representation of a Patent

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This post was first published on 24th April, 2012. The relevant paragraphs of the case are reproduced below, a case brief will follow soon: 60. It must be understood that prior to the amendment in Section 25 in the year 2005, even a pre-grant opposition could be filed only by any person „interested‟. It is only after the amendment in 2005 that any person can now file the pre-grant opposition. The Act, therefore, makes a distinction between an opposer at the stage of pre-grant opposition, who could be „any‟ person, and the opposer at the post-grant stage, who could only be a...

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All is Not Lost: How to Restore your Priority Right!

This post was first published on 24th July, 2014.   We are well aware of the importance of the Priority Right and therefore also know what losing a priority right can cause. It may throw even the strongest of inventions off balance. A valid priority claim would give us the priority date which is the date of filing of the first application. This date is also known as "effective date of filing” in many jurisdictions. In other words, as the name suggests, the prior art that is taken into account for examining the novelty and inventive step/non-obviousness of the claimed invention is the information available to...

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Patent Filing Requirements in India

This post was first published on 14th January, 2011. Filing of a Patent application in India has been simplified by the option of E-filing software. With the use of digital signature an authorized patent agent or applicant can directly file a patent application in the E-filing software. Normally, a patent application can be filed by the true and first inventors or the assignee having acquired the authority from the true and first inventors. The following documents/forms are required at the time of filing an application either through E Filing software or hard copy filing: Form-1: An Application for grant of patent on Form-1...

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Re-Classifying Patent Search- Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC)

This post was first published on 4th November, 2011. One of the strategies adopted by the examiner/searcher while performing a prior art search is to identify the classification of the invention's subject matter. Patent classification is a way by which a patent office arranges identical or similar patent documents. A patent document can be classified in several classes. There are numerous patent classification systems available across the world such as International Patent Classification (IPC), United States Patent Classification (USPC), European Classification (ECLA), F-term and Derwent classification system. Most of the countries incorporate IPC on their patent documents. The IPC is generated by...

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Distant Touch – Patents for the Blind 4

This image depicts a blind man holding a stick and trying to cross a road. This image is relevant as a patent has been awarded known as Orientation aid for the blind and the visually disabled. Click on this image for more information

This post was first published on 4th September, 2014.   A cane, as I had mentioned in one of my earlier posts, is a blind person's lifeline. It allows a person to make his way around by means of touch from a distance. The length of the cane may vary based on a person's height, and on an average, it allows a blind person to feel for objects up to about a distance of 1.2 metres. Traditional canes operate completely on the basis of touch. Owing to the development of sensing technology from deploying infrared rays to lasers, several people have tried to make contactless...

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Christmas deLIGHT

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This post was first published on 23rd December, 2011. It's December! The month of the Holy festival of Christmas. The whole world has geared up for the big celebrations. Christmas is celebrated as traditional birthday of Jesus Christ, the central figure of Christianity. Christmas trees, Christmas lights, Christmas Carol, Christmas cakes and so on are some inherent parts of Christmas celebration. The focus of my blog is on Christmas lights. The tradition of Christmas lights was started by the people who lived in the 17th century. They used to attach small candles to branches of the Christmas trees using wax or pins....

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Cooling cricketers for hot Indian weather

This post was first published on 26th February, 2011 14 participants, 3 hosts and 49 matches. Biggest and most awaited cricket tournament ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 edition kick started in style on 19th February 2011 in Sher-e-Bangla national stadium, Bangladesh. The cricket fans all over the world are celebrating the event. With a strong Line Up, Indians are the clear favorites. Moreover this is said to be the last world cup of many cricket maestros along with the “God of Cricket - Sachin Tendulkar” topping the list. A threat during the play especially to the foreign teams may be that...

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GII index to be released, Patent office’s Annual Report for the year 2017-2018 and more

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  “Patent News Bulletin: Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Industrial Design Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Global Innovation Index (GII) to be launched on 24th July, 2019 in New Delhi, CII’s is all set to take an exclusive IP delegation to Japan, in the month of August, The Office of CGPDTM and GI, India published the Annual Report for the year 2017-2018 and other news updates”, presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 1081 patent applications have been published in the 29th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1081...

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Patent Term Extension, Dog ate my Homework Act

This post was first published on 12th April, 2011.    Guest Post by Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan  In future, 'Dog ate my homework' may be a perfectly accepted excuse for missing a deadline at United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for Patent term extension (PTE) request. Recently, I stumbled upon an article authored by Dianna Goldenson titled “A day late and a few million dollars short". The article mainly refers to the deadline calculation for the Patent term extension request to be placed before the USPTO.  A bill pending before the Congress (HR 5120, 109th Cong.) which is pet-named by it's critics as "Dog...

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Patent Application for Acupuncture Needle

This post was first published on 5th April, 2011. On 6th November 1995, Tae. W Yoo of Seol from Korea filed a patent application (US 5624460) titled “Needle for Acupuncture”. Acupuncture is used as an alternative medicine, adapted from Chinese medical practices in which specific body areas are pierced with fine needles for therapeutic purposes. It can be used to treat or prevent disease. Acupuncture incorporates traditional Chinese medicine as an integral part of practice and theory. In the movie “Kiss of the Dragon” starring Jet Li was released in the year 2001 and was a big hit. No one can...

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