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FreeCharge trying to free you from the hassles of OTP

The featured image shows the logo of snapdeal. The post is about a new technology that FreeCharge has applied for patent protection. FreeCharge was recently acquired by Snapdeal. To read more click here.

Online mobile rechargers, here is some good news for you. Recently FreeCharge, one of the leading e-commerce establishments in India acquired by Snapdeal (8th April 2015), has developed an idea to put an end to the never-ending wait to receive the SMS based One Time Password (OTP). Free charge has developed and filed a patent on the authentication system entitled ‘On The Go Pin' which is an alternative for the OTP. The ‘On The Go Pin' technology uses a pin that resides within the phone and keeps changing every few seconds. The new technology is aimed at making both online as...

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World’s Best IP Blogs: Patent Baristas

For most people, an ideal day begins with a cup of coffee and a newspaper. The blog that we bring to you today is rather unique in its concept and content. It gives you the exact feel of sipping coffee while updating yourself with the latest IP news. Often featured as one of the top pharma blogs, Patent Baristas serves its readers with some “patent chat over a steaming cup of Coffee.”  Patent Baristas is an intellectual property news and commentary weblog which features fresh news on patent and IP issues, particularly in the field of biosciences. Stephen Jenei, the founder...

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World’s Best IP Blogs: Patently-O

Patently-O is an American based web blog which primarily covers the happenings in America with respect to Intellectual Property. The blog was founded by Dennis Crouch and launched in January 2005 and has often been cited as one of the best blogs of the US and the world. The blog presents an extensive empirical analysis of the US patenting system. It also provides patent prosecution tips for attorneys and inventors, statistics, and status updates of patent infringement cases. Over the past decade, the site has established itself as one of America’s leading patent law resource. This is testified by the fact...

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Comments and suggestions on the Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2015

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion ("DIPP") issued a notification on October 26, 2015 publishing the draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2015 ("Draft Rules") seeking to further amend the Patent Rules, 2003 ("Patent Rules"). The notification dated 26 October 2015, published on IP India invited comments on Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2015. We have submitted our recommendations and suggestions to the Ministry and are awaiting to see positive changes in the proposed rules. In our submission we highly appreciated efforts of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in improving the patent procedure. We commended the proposed rules...

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Types of Patent Applications

This post lucidly explains the different types of application which can be filed before Indian Patent Office. Provisional Application Non Provisional Application/Complete Application Conventional Application PCT- International Application PCT-National Application Application for Patent of Addition Divisional Application Provisional Application is a non-final, preliminary application which is filed before the patent office to claim priority. This application is usually filed when an invention requires additional time to improve upon. This is beneficial because the Indian Patent Office follows the ‘First to File’ system. Early filing by the inventor prevents any other related inventions from becoming prior art to the inventor’s application. When an...

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How to get a Global Patent Protection?

“If I file a patent, will I have a global protection?” – This is a question that all patent attorneys are asked too very often. The answer is a pretty simple ‘NO’. The next question that is asked is “How do I protect my invention in more than one country?”  The answer to this will be discussed in this post. As a first lesson, the applicant must know that there are three different types of applications: Ordinary application Conventional application PCT application An application for patent filed in the Patent Office without claiming any priority of application made in a convention country...

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Patented Anti Rape Inventions – Sex Patents V

  With the increase in the number of sexual abuse and rape cases over the years, women and men have devised creative ways of protecting themselves against these heinous crimes. From innovative clothes to inventive devices, several patents have been filed to fend off, and also, teach a lesson to rapists. We list a few patents here. Condom to stop rapists in their tracks- WO 2013142882 This is really a unique invention. It not only helps in preventing rape, but also teaching the rapist a lesson. The patent relates to a condom, which attaches to a person seeking to perpetrate a rape. The condom...

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Prosecution History Estoppel

Patent prosecution is an iterative process and it is during this process that the applicant often changes the language of their proposed claims. The doctrine of prosecution history estoppel, formerly known as file wrapper estoppel has been defined as an equitable tool for determining the scope of patent claims. This occurs when an inventor amends the patent application by narrowing the claims during the course of patent prosecution to overcome a rejection. It has received a great deal of attention from the courts recently. The innovators and competitors are left without a clear indication of what is and is not...

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European Plant Patent

How is it even possible! I know, but that’s true. European fruits and vegetables have come under threat since the European Patent Office decided this spring to allow the patenting of natural plant properties. But that’s not legal! You are right! As of now according to part G-chapter II-5.4.1 -when a claim to a process for the production of a plant variety is examined, Art. 64(2) is not to be taken into consideration (see G 1/98). Hence, a process claim for the production of a plant variety (or plant varieties) is not a priori excluded from patentability merely because the resulting product constitutes...

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Ford Patents Autonomous Vehicle for Charging

Conventional plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a combination of two propulsion systems, one is an IC engine propulsion system and the other is an electric propulsion system in which electric motor powered by a battery element is used for propulsion.  The purpose of electric propulsion system is intended to achieve either better fuel economy than a conventional IC engine or better performance.  To re-charge the battery element, manual operation has to be carried out by plugging the battery element to an electrical power source via heavy duty cable. American automotive giant, Ford tops the leader board in holding most number...

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