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Patent Risks in Open Source – Lesson’s from Google’s Story

This post was first published on April 25, 2011. Risks inherent in use of open source software from patents have finally seen the light of the day. Patent risks in use of open source software came to be  a reality with filing of patent suits by companies like Firestar, Microsoft and so on against open source businesses and users. However, none of the cases went the full distance earlier as they were settled out of court. The story is however different in the case filed by Bedrock Technologies against Google.Bedrock sued Google for patent infringement with respect to use of Linux...

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Cricket – 3D Optimised Advertising

This post was first published on April 3, 2011. India is a land of diversity and not many things are common among all Indians. But cricket is surely a  factor that binds the whole of India. Cricket is considered a religion in India and is followed with unquestionable reverence. Indians are emotionally attached to cricket and this attachment encouraged advertising companies to use cricket as a platform for promoting their products. And with India winning the biggest spectacle in the cricket world , advertising companies are using the mega-event to the maximum to make substantial impact on audience. We see so many...

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Patenting Indoor Cricket

This post was first published on March 30, 2011. In this fast moving world, where people hardly find any time to enjoy, cricket was also dying with the reduction in number of spectators. The main reason could have been the length of games where test cricket is played for 5 days and the 50 over version would last for around 8 hours. Introduction of a new variant “twenty-20”made an immediate impact and attracted more people to the ground as well as to the galleries since the game is more of attacking type and last long for just 4 hours. This variant...

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Cricket Pitch Patent

This post was fist published on March 26, 2011. Cricket is a sport which originated in England and slowly spread across the world. At present more than 100 countries play cricket as per ICC rules. This gentlemen's game is most popular among commonwealth nations but it still has to gain popularity in other parts of the world like sports such as football, tennis, etc. Cricket lovers keep organizing cricket matches at different venues to promote the game. In Aug 2009, some players including Kapil Dev played cricket on snow at an altitude of 3,454 meters above sea level on Jungfrau Mountain...

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Patenting Bowling Machines – We are not talking about Anil Kumble or McGrath

This post was first published on March 22, 2011. We are midway through the fascinating Cricket World Cup 2011 now. So far, we witnessed domination of test teams over rookies (Ireland Vs England match was an exception for this). Competition will get tougher as the tournament proceeds. As expected, spinners are dominating batsmen but top class pacers from Australia and South Africa too proved worthy. The factors which will help players keep going is nothing but hard work and practice. The hard core practice sessions in the nets will definitely help improving player’s performances. During practice, players help each other to improve...

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Speed Guns and Fast Bowlers

This post was first published on 19th March, 2011. In earlier days, Cricket was considered a gentlemen's game but not anymore. Nowadays, we see a  lot of rivalry between the teams like India v/s Pakistan, Australia v/s England. To win the match of rivalry, players employ different game strategies such as Bodyline bowling strategy adopted by England against Australia in famous Ashes series 1932-33 series. Fast bowlers were the main part of this strategy to counter exceptional batting skill of Sir Don Bradman. Since then, express bowlers have been holding a special place in cricket. One very important advancement in cricket technology...

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Pharma Patent Search – A Challenging Task

This post was first published on 15th March 2011. It is beyond contention that prior art search is an absolutely critical step in acquiring a patent, irrespective of the technology domain the invention relates to. Although considerable amount of time and effort needs to be spent for conducting a comprehensive patent search or any invention, in case of inventions pertaining to the pharmaceutical technology, the time and efforts triplicate. Here is why. The technology space in the pharmaceutical sector is extremely crowded which in turn crowds the patent space. Although this is very encouraging for researchers, it is a nightmare for patent...

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Patent Publication In India

This post was first published on 14th March, 2011. In India, just like in other jurisdiction once an application for filing the patent has been made, the application shall be published for public inspection by 18 months from date of filing or priority date. Indian Patent Act 1970 makes it mandatory to publish the patent applications for Public inspection in the official gazette. Such publications in official gazette shall be issued every Friday by patent office. Indian Patent office provides publication of official gazette in their website mentioned below: http://ipindia.nic.in/. This is a very progressive step taken by the Patent office which...

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Trade Secrets and Patents – A Pharmaceutical Perspective by Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan

The featured image shows a stick figure standing on two diverging arrows. While the arrow on the left reads trade secrets, the arrow on the right reads patents. To know more about this post click here.

This talk on Trade Secrets and Patents was delivered by Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan at the IIPLA 5th IP Conference held at the Carlton Palace Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). You may view the full presentation below. [slideshare id=130475180&doc=iiplapresentation-190204133117] Topics Covered in the presentation include: 1. The shift from traditional medicine to modern medicine 2. Making a choice between patents and trade secrets 3. Pros and Cons of Trade Secrets and Patents 4. IP Protection Models 5. Invention based IP strategy 6. Industry based IP strategy 7. Industry Trends 8. Top 10 pharma companies and their patenting trends 9. Patent trends (decrease in patents filed) 10. Number of patent applications filed by pharma...

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Prior Art Search and Drafting Patents

This post was first published on 14th March, 2011. The process of filing a patent involves two important steps before the application forms are prepared. The first step is prior art search and the second step is drafting of the patent specification.  Many a time, companies and inventors question the value of a prior art search before filing the patent. While some companies perform comprehensive prior art searches before drafting patent specifications, others do not carry out any search at all.  Both the approaches have advantages and disadvantages. Advantages The main advantages of performing a patent search before drafting are: a. Opinion on patentability; b....

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