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Standard Essential Patents : Fair? Reasonable? Non-Discriminatory? (I)

This custom image shows the words Standard Essential Patents in a Digitalized font. This post is on SEPs, SSOs and FRAND. To read more click here.

Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs) set standards and essential features that must be fulfilled by specific essential items, materials, components, systems or services. Few examples of such SSOs in India are Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Telecom Standards Development Society of India (TSDSI), Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), The Global ICT Standardization Forum for India (GISFI) and Development Organization of Standards for Telecommunications in India (DOSTI). When such specific essential item, material, component, system or service is in conformity with the set standards and essential features they bear a mark indicative of its conformity. When a manufacturer of such specific essential item,...

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Do Patents motivate Inventors? A TED Talk by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala

Do Patents motivate Inventors? A TED Talk by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, the founder of SiNApSE Blog, and a renowned IP Attorney and author, recently delivered a TEDX talk on 'What Motivates Inventors? Patents, or Passion? This is the first ever TED Talk on patents from India. You can view the talk on YouTube at this link. In his talk, Dr. Kalyan talks about the role patents play in incentivizing inventors. He concludes that patents do not motivate inventors directly, but bring patrons  in the form of investors. He also points out the difference between being an inventor and holding a patent, which do not necessarily mean the same....

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India Drives into Driver-Less Car Technology

The featured image is the image of a Tata Nano Car. This post is about the first driverless car technology introduced in india. To read more click here.

The world has seen a great leap in the field of automobile industry in the recent years. While several automobile giants are spending money like water for the research and development of the self driving cars with advanced control systems, India has achieved a milestone by inventing a driverless car with low cost. An autonomous car / driverless car /self-driving car /robotic car is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. An Indian engineer, Roshy John, who is the practice head of robotics and cognitive systems at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has fulfilled the...

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Business of IP & Start-ups – A presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B)

The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner BananaIP Counsels, at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B), for their workshop titled ‘Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Bengaluru’ as part of the Global Network of Advanced Management (GNAM) program . The workshop was attended by students from prestigious universities such as Yale, Hong Kong University etc. The presentation is titled Business of IP & Start-ups and covers the following topics: Nature of IP and Forms Startups and IP IP Integration Example of a pharma start-up Example of a mobile technology start-up Example of an eCommerce start-up Example of a merchandising...

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Patents: Modular Phones- The best of both worlds

Not really impressed with the battery of the brand new smartphone you recently bought? Finding a mobile phone that matches your expectations completely could be tough, unless you are willing to shell a huge amount to bag that dream phone. When the camera is great the processor is not good, when the processor is good the camera might disappoint, and when the camera as well as the processor are exceptional the battery might bail out on you. We are destined to compromise on one aspect or other. It would have been fun and convenient if we could have picked up...

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LG’s New Modular Phone: The future is Here

South Korea’s handset maker LG has finally revealed its newest commercially available modular smart phone at the Mobile World Congress-2016. In the past few years, there has been significant development in software and hardware solution. This time LG has managed to beat Google and introduced the first mainstream modular phone. The specifications of this LG-G5 are as expected from a 2016 Android device like, a 5.3 inch LCD display with 2560*1440 pixel resolution with corning gorilla glass 4 protection. It runs on Android 6.0 skinned with LG Optimus UX 5.0 UI. The smartphone has the Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB...

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DIPP Discusses Standard Essential Patents , Comments invited. (Part 1)

The featured image shows some stick figures discussing on a topic. This post is about the paper published by DIPP on SEPs. To read more click here.

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) recently published a discussion paper on standard essential patents (SEPs) and their availability on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. The paper published on 01-March-2016 invites views from the concerned stakeholders regarding Standard Essential Patents and the issues surrounding them. This post is the first part in the series of posts to come that will discuss on the concept of SEPs. This post therefore will provide an introduction to Standrad Essential Patents and will briefly discuss the contents of the paper published by DIPP. SEPs have always been the subject of debate, discussion and...

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What a bright idea!

The image is of a bulb as the post is about a lamp powered by salt water battery. To read more click here.

  We all are familiar with the concept where electricity can be produced when two electrodes are immersed in an electrolyte. Recently, the researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) have developed an eco-friendly lamp that runs entirely on salt water. Here the salt water battery uses saline solution as the electrolyte. Vasant Natarajan from the Physics Department of IISc refined on this concept. The overall apparatus consists of a box (approximately 6cm in height and 11cm in length) which is made up of 4 cells, 600 ml of water with 2 tablespoons of salt poured into the container and the...

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Happy Women’s Day – An invention that made all the ‘difference’.

The featured image is the portrait of Ada Lovelace. This post is about ada lovelace - the first computer programmer in the world. Her invention led to several patents in the field of IT. To read more click here.

Hello there dear readers. This post commemorates every woman without whom man would probably find life an impossible experience. There are no second thoughts that over the last few decades or so, women have come on par with men in almost every field. Be it sports, arts or literature, women are giving their male counterparts a run for their money. Women these days hold some of the top positions in several big business organizations and women entrepreneurs are continuously setting new trends in businesses. Even in medical and engineering fields - thought to be a male dominated field, women are...

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Women’s Day (Patent) Series- The women behind the invention of Kevlar

Image of chemist and entrepreneur Stephanie Kwolek. The image is a screenshot from the Women in Chemistry video, created by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, in which she discusses her work. The post discusses imporatnt patents/ inventions y women inventors. To read more click here.

Fabrics that can save lives were unthinkable before the 19th century! Many soldiers and law officers are indebted to one woman's invention which has saved their lives, time and again. Stephanie Kwolek, one of the first women research chemists, was a famous inventor who gained national recognition in 1960 for her work with long molecule chains at low temperatures. In 1971, she made a very important discovery which led to the invention of Kevlar, a synthetic material that is five times stronger steel. Kwolek made the breakthrough while working on specialty fibers at a DuPont laboratory in Wilmington. At the time,...

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