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Youth is elusive or Is It?

The image is of Fountain of Youth, St. Petersburg, Florida, as the post is about a patent that makes one look younger. To read more click here.

For centuries, people have tried searching for ways to stay ‘forever young’. In keeping with this tradition, a team of chemical engineers and medical researchers at Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered a product that removes all the skin defects and makes you look younger. This is nothing but an invisible silicone- based film that can serve as a waterproof, sweat-proof and wear-proof sunscreen by creating a protective barrier from the sun. This product is described as a “second skin” that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars and under-eye bags. Further, it can even be used to...

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Patent Amendment Rules 2016

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  In furtherance to the National IPR Policy released on the 13th of May 2016, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has issued a notification bringing the Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2016 into effect from 16th May 2016. Much of the content of the Draft Patent Rules has been maintained in the Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2016 with some further additions. Our post on the salient features of the Draft Patent Rules issued in 2015 can be accessed here. Some of the important changes and the salient features of the 2016 Rules are discussed below: Changes in Definitions: In Rule 2 of the Patents Rule, 2003 two...

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Terrafugia gets Flying Car of the Future Patented

The featured images shows the flying carby terrafugia This post is about a flying car that has been granted a patent in the US. To read more click here.

Conventional cars are the ones that are driven on roads. A flying car or an aero-car is one such vehicle that can be driven on the roads as well as flown in skies. Flying cars have been a dream for most people for a long time. Most of us have seen flying cars in many science fiction and fantasy movies like Star wars, Back to the future, Harry Potter, etc. Finally after decades of dreaming and waiting, flying cars have now become a reality. Terrafugia, the developer of a roadable aircraft called the Transition and a flying car called the...

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Understanding the PCT

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There are a lot of internationally accepted treaties which govern the Patent Filing process when an applicant wants to file an application outside his own country. One such example is the PATENT COOPERATION TREATY also known as PCT. In this article we attempt to present a brief overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty. The Patent Cooperation Treaty was signed on 19th of June, 1970. The PCT is an international treaty which offers a singular unified procedure which eases the process of filing for a particular type of patent in multiple countries. The Patent Cooperation Treaty was initially signed by 18 nations...

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IP for Start-ups : A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at CII Hyderabad

The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the one day Seminar on ‘IPR Management for Startups in Electronics and ICT Sectors’ on 6th May 2016, in Hyderabad, organized by Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre (APTDC) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY). Participants of the seminar included Budding Entrepreneurs, Managers/Executives in Startups and Professionals in various functional areas of Startups such as Research & Development, Marketing, Brand Management, Business Development, Directors, Design, Legal and IP departments who seek to integrate IP strategy into the Business Management...

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The invention of the PIN turns 50

The image is of a ATM PIn keypad as the post is about the invetion of the PIN turning 50. To read more click here.

May 2nd, 2016  marked the 50th anniversary of the invention of the Personal Identification Number (PIN) technology for cash machines. James Goodfellow was the man who came up with an idea of designing a system that accepted a machine readable encrypted card to which he added a numerical keypad into which a Personal Identification Number (PIN) had to be entered manually. He was an engineer working in Glasgow in the 1960’s who changed the face of banking industry with his invention that was simple to use for the customers and secure for the banks. The US patent Number 3,905,461 titled ‘Access...

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Just Launched: Patent Incentives for MSMEs in Haryana

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Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises contribute enormously to the socio-economic development of the country and this is not a hidden fact. MSMEs play a crucial role in providing large employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital cost than large industries. They also help in industrialization of rural & backward areas, thereby, reducing regional imbalances and assuring more equitable distribution of national income and wealth. According to the SME chamber of India, the MSME sector consists of 36 million units which provide employment to over 80 million people. The sector through more than 6,000 products contributes about 8% to GDP besides 45% to...

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Lee and BDR decision – the End of Compulsory Licenses?!

The featured image shows the words thats all folks. this post is about the decision of two indian generic drug manufactures to drop their request for Compulsory licenses. to read more click here.

Earlier this week, the words, “Compulsory License”, “Section 84” and “Indian pharma” once again made the headlines. This time however, it wasn’t a new case being brought forth; instead it was the decision to bury two old ones. The news reports suggested that two Indian drugmakers had given up a battle to copy drugs developed by Bristol Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca, blaming a lack of government support for cheap generics and pressure from Big Pharma. The two Indian drug makers being mentioned here include, BDR Pharma and Lee Pharma. We at Sinapse have carried several posts on the issues of compulsory...

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I can see the ‘smartness’ in your eye

The featured image shows a woman wearing a contact lens. This post is about samsungs new patent technology that offers to determine blood glucose level in the tears. To read more click here.

A couple of years ago Google initiated a project to make smart contact lenses for measuring glucose levels. A healthcare company, Novartis, stepped in to license this technology. Google and Novartis soon announced they would team up to develop smart contact lenses for diabetes, allowing patients to measure glucose from their tears using a miniaturized sensor and a wireless chip. In July, Novartis' Alcon eye care division inked a deal with Google to license its "smart lens" technology for all ocular medical uses, opening the door for more collaboration. In this post we tell you how this technology works. The...

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Delhi High Court finds CCI Competent

The featured image shows the image of a traffic light and the words No, Maybe, Yes where the yes is ticked. The post is about the recent finding of the Delhi high court in the case of ericsson versus CCI. To read more click here.

In the most recent development in the Ercisson versus CCI battle, the Delhi High Court on the 30th of March, 2016 has dismissed the petition filed by Ericsson in the case of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ).  v. Competition Commission of India & Anr. In the order passed by Justice Vibhu Bakhru, the court stated that ”Merely because certain reliefs sought by Micromax and Intex before CCI are also available in proceedings under the Patents Act does not exclude the subject matter of the complaints from the scope of the competition act. An abuse of dominant position under Section 4 of...

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