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Weekly Patent News: Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting inventions, Patent Agent Examination Final Results, IIPLA conference, BananaIP updates, Patent Infringement news and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting Inventions, Blind Assistance Shoes, Smart cane to detect and notify obstacles, 2018 Patent Agent Examination final results declared, IIPLA 5th Dubai IP Congress 2019 concludes, DIPP hosts CII Partnership Summit, 2019, Apple loses $440 million patent battle, Qualcomm's patent infringement suit against Apple not tenable says German Court , Oakley alleges design patent infringement, Orexo wins patent infringement battle against Actavis and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Inventors change the world more than the generals and statesmen.” - Paul Nizan,...

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Weekly Patent News: Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting inventions, Monsanto patent case, AMD versus Mediatek, USPTO news, International patent news and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, DPCO Amendment, 2019 spares newly patented drugs from price control for a period of 5 years, Raisina Dialogue, 2019 hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs and ORF, AMD Sues Mediatek over claims of patent infringement, Supreme Court’s latest Judgment on Monsanto, Minerva Networks renews patent license agreement with TiVo Corporation, USPTO appoints new Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, South Korea’s DAPA introduces a new IP regimen for the Military and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of...

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Weekly Patent News: Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting inventions, Comprehensive e-filing system for Design filing, Apple v. WiLAN, Qualcomm v. Apple in Germany, USPTO issues revised subject matter eligibility guidance

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Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, Comprehensive e-filing system for Designs updated, Ms. Vinita, Senior Partner at BIP Counsels to deliver talk at the IIPLA 5th Dubai IP Congress, Apple to now pay $10 million to WiLAN, Qualcomm now pushes for iPhone sales ban in Germany, USPTO announces revised guidance for determining subject matter eligibility, EPO’s new vice-presidents elected and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Intellectual Property is the oil of the 21st century. Look at the richest men ago; they all made money by...

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Adding Salt Water to Fire Automobiles

First Publication Date: 12th January 2011 This is in furtherance to the post, titled “Driving on Hydrogen”,  on using Hydrogen as a fuel in automobiles. Recently I happened to  come across a video on YouTube titled “Salt water into Fuel”,  which they have mentioned as an accidental invention. I was quite  excited to see this and went in search of more details of this  invention. I found out that the story goes like this. John Kanzius of  Sanibel, Florida was running experiments with a radio frequency  generator he designed to help zap cancer cells. When he trained  radio waves on a...

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Driving on Hydrogen

First Publication Date: 11th January 2011 It has been reported that Tata Motors has invested $15milliion on the research being conducted at MIT which aims at using water as a fuel to run cars. Every one  is today keen to know about what is the need for this research and how it is possible? The conventional sources of energy for power generation are non-renewable and are depleting fast. As a result, the automobile industry is heading towards a crisis due to running out of these energy resources. In the context, the primary need for this research by Tata Motors is to provide...

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Patent Damages- How Much is Too Much?

First Publication Date: 6th January 2011 When the US sneezes, the world catches cold! This statement holds absolutely true for debates over patent infringement damages. It has been just two days that United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) pronounced the judgment in the much hyped Uniloc v. Microsoft case and the world is already drooling over the reincarnated debate. The facts, in a nutshell, involve Uniloc suing Microsoft over infringement of their patent related to software registration system (the unique id that you enter when you buy and use a legitimate copy of any  software). During the trial...

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An Incentive to Green Technology Patent Applications

First Publication Date: 29th December 2010 In an extremely globalized world where we talk of reducing our carbon footprint, it is obvious that the leaders of tomorrow would be those who can use the alternatives to non renewable sources of energy to the fullest. Green technologies like Solar Energy, Hydel Power and Wind energy are being researched upon the world over and the least the governments can do is provide more and more incentives for development of these technologies. The U.S. Commerce Department’s Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched a pilot programme last year on 8th December to accelerate the examination of...

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Patentability of Biotech Inventions in USA – Patentable Subject Matter

First Publication Date: 27th December 2010 To be patentable subject matter in USA, an invention should be a process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter or any improvement thereof. There are three judicially created exclusions to patentable subject matter in USA. They are Laws of nature, physical phenomena, and abstract ideas. Biotechnology (Biotech) inventions are considered to be eligible subjects as Compositions of matter or manufactures. The exclusion most relevant for biotech inventions is 'Laws of nature' exclusion. US Courts have consistently held that as per the exclusion anything that naturally exists or is a 'product of nature' is not patentable. The...

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Once an Intermediate, Always an Intermediate

First Publication Date: 22nd December 2010 The other day, while I was having a heated discussion with 2 fellow bloggers about the patentability of repurposed drugs i.e. patenting of new use of a known drug, we hit a road block with regard to patent value of an intermediate. The question raised was "Will a newly found first use of an already known intermediate be patentable in India?" I am rephrasing the question for the purpose of this discussion.  “Will the exclusion criterion elaborated in Section 3 (d) of the Indian Patents Act exclude the patentability of the first known use of the intermediate?” Whenever...

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Biotechnology and Patent Challenge

This image depicts a DNA strand. The DNA forms the basis of all life forma and conquering it is the challenge for biotechnology. This post is about the patentability of biotech inventions. Click on the image to read the full post.

First Publication Date: 19th December 2010 Since inception patent law is being customized and fine tuned by governments to meet the needs of evolving technologies. Strong basic principles have evolved to cater to the needs of traditional fields of science and technology and they have been working well in promoting progress. However, the basic principles have utterly failed in a number of ways, when it comes to their application to Modern Biotechnology. The unique nature of Modern Biotechnology is the main reason for the failure.Why is Biotechnology Unique? Biotechnology promises more efficacious drugs, medical treatment tailored to the individual patient's biological make-up,...

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