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Sensing Licensing Opportunities

First Publication Date: 6th December 2010 Licensing is one of the important ways by which companies generate revenue from their patents. Assignment or licensing is the only way by which many dedicated research firms, that develop a portfolio of patents through focussed research make money. For many knowledge driven companies patents add value by providing competitive advantage or business advantage through exclusivity. Decision with respect to investments in R and D are made by most companies based on possibilities of patent acquisition. On the other hand, Universities and Government Institutes generally protect some of the inventions created from research and their...

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Greatest Path breaking Invention!

First Publication Date: 2nd December 2010 Since the Neanderthal age man has been on a perpetual quest to improve its living conditions which has made it possible for science to advance from one stage to another. Man is a curious being and to satisfy its insatiable curiosity it has constantly been on the lookout for new things. The essential human journey has witnessed visionaries and inventors  who have always been in a race with time which has resulted in marvelous inventions designed to lessen human hardship and has revolutionized the human life. Inventions like the Bulb, the Steam engine, the Telephone and...

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Telephone – Inventions that revolutionised the world

First Publication Date: 27th November 2010 The most common devices used for transmitting the voice signal over a greater distance are pipes and other physical mechanical media. All of us as a child must have used this form for communication. Another device used for centuries for voice communication is lover’s phone or tin can telephone. The classic example is the children's toy made by connecting the bottoms of two paper cups, metal cans, or plastic bottles with string. But the invention which changed the entire scenario of the communication is the telephone. It revolutionized the entire communication system. People could hear...

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Steam Engine – Inventions that revolutionized the world

First Date of Publication: 26th November 2010 In the era, when the Scientific Revolution occurred and mechanics was established as science, Sir Isaac Newton was known as a scientist rather than a natural philosopher, the world took a massive step towards the modern world. The advent of newly invented machines became part of the daily and economic lives. Textile production was the bustling trade in 17th century but geographically it was focused mainly around Greater Manchester, Pennines and Lancashire. Thus it faced the problem of geographical separation. At that time, horses and rivers were used for transporting goods from place to place....

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Electric Bulb – Inventions that revolutionised the world

First Publication Date: 26th November 2010 Mankind moved from dark ages to the ages of candles, oil lanterns and gas lamps. But all these sources of light were a hazard to the user and property and were all dangerous in their own ways. The quest towards creating a better source of light brought about an advancement of the human race towards creating an electrified world. It was as early as 1809 when the foundation of the concept of light bulb was formulated and the light bulb was invented. The light bulb has profoundly changed the human lifestyle by illuminating the darkness...

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Mobile Patent Wars in India

First Publication Date: 20th November 2010   Apple, HTC and RIM have been sued for patent infringement by St Clair Intellectual Property Consultants. The patents in the suit broadly relate to computer function management. The suit is an addition to the numerous patent wars being fought by companies in the mobile space. The large size of the mobile market has encouraged companies to invent and innovate, protect and enforce for competitive advantage. Companies like Apple, Sony, Nokia, HTC, RIM and so on are fighting many patent wars across the world. While patent wars and settlements in the mobile space are numerous in countries...

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Inventor recognition irony: Indian Patent Grant Certificate

First Publication Date: 8th November 2010 Why do inventors invent? is an important question for many organizations involved in innovation at some level. There are a lot of incentives which play crucial roles in the inventing progress which have been reported on our blog earlier and a few top voted ones are as follows: Desire to improve    27% Recognition             22% Love for invention   21% Financial Gain         13% As is evident from the survey, 22% of the inventors weigh Recognition amongst the top reasons why inventor(s) love inventing. To encourage inventor(s) to invent, a lot of recognition schemes are generally employed which have...

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Traditional Knowledge Use or Misuse?

This image depicts a toothpaste tube shaped like a banana. It raises the question of such possibility. This post explores how traditional knowledge is used and misused by patents. Click on the image to read the full post.

First Publication Date: 28th October 2010 Misuse of traditional knowledge and measures to prevent the same have been attracting attention since the turmeric patent controversy. After successfully revoking turmeric patent claims that formed part of traditional knowledge, the Indian government has taken numerous initiatives ranging from legislative and policy changes to documentation and creation of a library of information (TKDL). With the press and media joining the effort, the awareness with respect to rights of traditional knowledge holders , actions against traditional knowledge misuse, policy initiatives and so on has been increasing. The TKDL has been playing an important role in...

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Patent Exhaustion in India

First Publication Date: 7th October 2010 A patent grants the Patent holder exclusive rights to prevent others from making, using, selling, offering for sale in the territory of patent grant or importing an invention into the territory of patent grant. Once an unrestricted sale of the patented invention is made, the rights of the patent holder with respect to the product are exhausted and this is called as the Doctrine of Exhaustion or First Sale Doctrine. As per the Doctrine of exhaustion the first unrestricted sale of a patented item exhausts the patentee's control over that particular item. In other words,...

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Weekly Patent News: Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting inventions, Patent grants double in India, Samsung, Tivo, Nokia, Oppo sign patent licensing agreement, Apple and Qualcomm trial date set and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, Indian patent grants went up by 50% in 2017 - WIPO Report, Himachal based University files 105 patents in 2018, Court sets April 15, 2019 as showdown date between Apple and Qualcomm, Samsung and Tivo renew patent license agreement, Nokia and OPPO ink patent licensing agreement, Uniloc Corporation accuses Netflix of patent infringement, New patent rules will soon be implemented in Canada, Tough punishment for IP infringement in China and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Design Quote of the Week “Design is...

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