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Historical Patents II: Bread- The Slice of Life

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  “There is not a thing that is more positive than bread.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky   Some things are forever, like bread. For over 30,000 years bread has been an important part of our diet. And throughout most of the history, we either bought bread loves from the bakers or baked it ourselves; until one man changed the way bread was sold. On 7 July 1928, first automatically sliced bread loaves were produced in Chillicothe, Missouri, using a machine invented by Mr. Otto Rohwedder, an Iowa-born, Missouri-based jeweller who exhibited entrepreneurship streak since his childhood. Rohwedder started working on a machine that would automatically slice...

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Young Intellectuals: Intellectual Property Insights

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Intellect breeds wisdom, and wisdom begets knowledge. Intellectuals push the boundaries of knowledge and creativity, and with these sharp minds around, the world is always dynamic. Often, a peek into minds of intellectuals gives insight and foresight beyond the ordinary. 'Young Intellectuals' takes a look into minds of select IP Professionals, whose contributions are making more than a noteworthy difference to the progress of science and creative arts. Patents, MNCs, and India Strategy: R. Lakshminarayanan Role of IP/ Patents in Indian Companies: Nilesh Puntambekar Patents in Electronics and Telecommunications Industry: Nitin Nair Pharma Patent Strategy for India: Vinita Radhakrishnan Prosecuting Mechanical and Automotive Patents: Somashekar...

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Keeping your eyes on the prize: Weight Loss Patents V

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  Burning the extra fat deposit and shedding some weight is definitely a good idea. In addition to obvious health benefits, it’s proven that being physically fit and living healthy can improve your confidence level as well.  Well, we all know this theory. Many have tried or are still trying, or at least intend to shed some weight. But the real test is to find that motivation which will help you keep going. Unlike weight gain, weight loss is definitely a slow process and the pace at which one can reduce weight depends on many factors such as diet and work...

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Computer Related Inventions Examination Guidelines say NO to Software Patents

Computer Related Inventions Examination Guidelines and Software patents

On the 21st of August, 2015 the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks issued “Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs)”. A month later, some of the most well noted Institutions, Organizations and Individuals expressed their concerns over the issued guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions, in a joint letter to the PMO. The post from Sinapse that covered this news is available here. Later in December 2015, the guidelines were kept in abeyance until discussions with stakeholders could be completed and contentious issues resolved. Now, on 19th February, 2016, the Office of the Controller General...

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Ready for Patent grants in 18 months?

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Most people who have filed for a Patent in India will definitely understand the phrase “Life is too short to wait”. Narrowing this concept to the life of a Patent, it is as short as 20 years. The Patent grant system in India is a rather slow process and easily eats up more than a quarter of the Patents Life. Furthermore, in the absence of a concept like the “Patent term adjustment” followed in the United States, filing a Patent in India can diminish the prospects of a good return in good time. The world is growing exponentially and so is...

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Ringing Bells and Freedom 251 – Free From Patent and IP Concerns? – Part I

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The launch of Freedom 251, the Rs. 251 (about 4 dollars) mobile phone has set off a storm in India. Consumers eager to get one for themselves have been hounding the website in numbers that the website has now crashed. Ringing Bells, the company that launched the phone, has either not planned, or not expected such a response. While Ringing Bells tries to clear out the web crash issue, trouble has started brewing from IP quarters. Many IP and patent holders of mobile technologies are now questioning how it is possible to make such a phone without violating Patents and other...

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Staying in Shape: Weight Loss Patents IV

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  Hello there dear readers, it’s Wednesday again and we are back with some more patents which aim at helping you burn that unhealthy fat and get in shape.  While they do not promise a chiseled you in 7 days, they can surely get you closer to that desired look. Let us begin with the first invention - titled “Exercise device”. The invention as disclosed in US 12/341,636 relates to a device for exercising. More particularly this invention relates to a yoga prop used formulation dimensional exercises such as yoga, strength-training, aerobics and meditation. The invention suggests that the fusion of aerobics, strength-training, yoga and meditation is an ideal venue for basic health, weight loss,...

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Historical Patents: To Pin or Not to Pin

A destitute man was nervously twisting a brass wire in his work-shed, trying to think of something that would help him pay off his debt, when an idea struck him. The man was Walter Hunt, and the idea was a dress pin, which we know as the modern safety pin. In his patent filing for the safety pin, Hunt described the invention of “a pin made of one piece of wire or metal combining a spring, and clasp or catch,” in which the point of the pin is securely retained. Hunt received the patent, numbered 6281 on 10 April, 1849...

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Valentines Day Gifts (Love Patents IX): Happy Valentine’s Day!

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The day has finally arrived! Hearts, roses, gifts, curious onlookers, etc. are all over the street. It looks like there is nothing in this world to be prized more than true love. On this special occasion of proposing your love and to make the special ones feel more special, here comes a patented invention for all those who believe in love. The patented invention being discussed here is filed in the US with the Application number – US 11362934 and is titled “Vase with greeting card display.” The invention discloses an apparatus for displaying flowers and a greeting card. The invention discloses a...

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Valentines Day Gifts (Love Patents VIII): The Big Day

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It’s the Valentine’s day and many of you might be putting best efforts to impress your partner or partner-to-be. You might have realized the role of effective communication in relationships. What you communicate and the way you communicate can really make an impact and can make someone fall in love with you. As the technology has evolved, there are variety of options for people to communicate each other, which includes audio and/video conferencing mechanisms as well. However, no matter how progressed the world is, no technology can steal the place of good old greeting cards, especially the one which has...

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