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Automobile Invention Disclosure- A Presentation by Nitin Nair and Naveen KM

This presentation was delivered by Nitin Nair and Naveen KM as a part of the course for senior management and IP Officers in the automobile industry. The presentation covers:

  • Disclosure of Invention
  • Inventor information
  • Title of invention
  • Background Information
  • Date/proof of conception
  • Disclosure(s)
  • Brought to practice
  • Collaboration
  • Description
  • Figure(s)
  • Invention information

The presentation given here covers details about Invention Disclosure Form (IDF), and the way to fill an IDF. An inventor needs to provide various legal as well as technical information pertaining to the invention, and this information is required at various stages of the patent process. At any stage of the patent process, having sufficient details in hand can increase chances of favourable results.

The presentation was divided into two sessions. In the first session, Mr. Nitin Nair explained the legal aspects pertaining to the disclosure of invention. Mr. Nair highlighted during his presentation, certain strategies being adopted during the patent procedure. He gave insights into things inventors and applicants should know, and bring into practise, so as to secure their intellectual property. Mr. Naveen, who handled the second session, focused more on the technical aspects, and gave details regarding the type and depth of information (pertaining to the invention) that is to be disclosed by the inventor, while filling the IDF. He also explained why is it important to have the details collected from the inventor, and what advantage does it gives to the inventor and the applicant.

About Nitin Nair

Nitin Nair is a partner at Banana IP Counsels, leading IP firm and was an ex-Partner at Brain League. Nitin manages the electronics, telecommunications, and Information Technology divisions of the firm. He also personally oversees client feedback, quality assurance, and technology integration processes. Nitin teaches as visiting faculty at premiere institutions such as National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

About Naveen KM

Naveen is a Managing Associate at BananaIP Counsels, leading IP firm. He works closely with inventors to assist with specification drafting, and researches projects. He handles projects in electronics, electrical, software domains.

Patent Prosecution in the Automobile Industry

  [slideshare id=54003284&doc=patentprosecution-151016030727-lva1-app6892]   This presentation was delivered by Aishwarya Narayan as a part of the course for senior management and IP Officers in the Automobile Industry. The presentation covers: Concept of  Patent prosecution Activities until grant of application-search, drafting, filing, amendment, responses etc Patent prosecution process Requirements for grant of a patent Machine or Transformation test Bilski v. Kappos Concept of Novelty Concept of Non-obviousness Specification support Requirements for prosecuting a patent application Office Actions (OA) Types of Objections Types of Rejections Restriction Requirement Responses to OAs Strategy and guidelines Prosecution Mindset   The presentation on Patent Prosecution introduces you to the term 'prosecution' and...

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Automobile Patents, Infringement and Indian Patent Law – A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

This presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala as a part of the course for senior management and IP Officers in the Automobile Industry. The presentation covers: Patent Infringement Basics; Freedom To Operate Analysis for Automotive Sector - Issues and Challenges; Literal Infringement and Doctrine of Equivalence in India; Claim Construction, Analysis and Element Mapping; All Elements Rule; Pith and Substance, Substantial Equivalence; Example of Jack Holder; Example of Flipable Seat; Indirect Patent Infringement in India - Contributory Infringement and Inducement; Patent Defenses; Government Use, Research Exemptions and Government Approval; and Relevant Cases. With the help of cases, examples and...

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Patents and Automotive Inventions in India – A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

This presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala as a part of the course for senior management and IP officers in the automobile industry. The presentation covers: Introduction to Patent Law; Patentability Requirements; Patentability Analysis; Patentable Subject Matter and Automobile inventions; Applicability of Section 3 to Automotive inventions; Industrial Applicability and Futuristic Automobile Technology; Novelty, Prior Art and Prior Knowledge in Automotive Sector; Non-Obviousness and Inventive Step, Predictability, Maturity of the Automotive Art; Specification, Written Description and Claims; Telematics, Propulsion Technology and Safety Related Inventions; and Handling Indian Patent Office. With the help of cases, examples and multi-media Dr. Kalyan’s...

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Apple’s Smart Ring could be on the horizon

The multinational technology corporation Apple Inc. is known for coming up with some of the most fascinating technologies. Not too long ago, Apple filed a patent for a smart ring. The company is said to be developing a new wearable device with touchscreen and voice-control capabilities. The patent is  titled “Devices and Methods for a Ring Computing Device” and was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office on October 1st 2015. The device contains a ring mounted touch screen, a computer processor, wireless transceiver, a rechargeable power source and credits designers Marcos Regis Vescovi and Marcel van Os as inventors....

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Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 16

The featured image is of the Lion Capital which consists of the Ashoka Chakra, with a horse and bull on either sides, and an hoisted Indian flag below it. The Lion Capital is the national emblem of India. The image is related to the post as it is a part of the Sinapse Series"Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress". To read the post click here.

This post exhibits the statistics of IP litigation in India in the past decade. The following table displays the statistics that were arrived at after conducting a search on Manupatra . It tabulates the estimated number of decisions passed by the Supreme Court and High Courts with respect to  patents, trademarks and copyrights in the past decade. IP Decisions Passed by SC and HCs from 2004 – 2014 Year Number of Decided Cases for Patent Number of Decided Cases for Trademark Number of Decided Cases for Copyright 2004 23 14 61 2005 26 98 85 2006 35 100 87 2007 40 130 110 2008 56 155 158 2009 65 173 142 2010 52 149 126 2011 67 184 148 2012 52 164 112 2013 50 174 122 2014 113 239 181 Total 579 1580 1332 In the past decade, the number of cases on patents in India has increased. The table above shows a steady...

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What a Wonderful World!

Microsoft logo as the post is about Visto and Microsoft settle patent dispute

If you have been following day to day updates of the intellectual property domain, especially the patent domain, you must have noticed the increasing number of patent litigations round the globe, over the past few years. Well, in this competitive world, terms like lawsuits and litigations shouldn’t be surprising at all. Still, the increasing number of patent litigations was an alarming concern, as most of the patent litigation proceedings are initiated by the companies to gain financial as well as market advantage over their competitors. This in turn leads to conflicts; which in turn demotes innovation, as opposed to promoting...

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De-addiction Patents: The Gandhian path to a healthy living

October 2nd is the birth anniversary of a great Indian and  world leader, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was a pioneer of truth and non-violence therefore worldwide this day is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. He set an example of simple living and high thinking and was against addictions such as smoking, drinking, even non-vegetarianism. On this day, we bring to you information on a few patents related to alcohol de-addiction. As we all know drug and alcohol abuse is a serious social issue due to which the society has to pay a high price. An invention as disclosed in...

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Compulsory Licensing in India

  Mark Twain once said “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please”. How is this relevant to this Compulsory Licensing post here? You need to read on to discover that.   The history of Compulsory Licensing can be traced back to the UK Statute of Monopolies in 1624, which ruled out monopolies associated with patent, and stated that grants should not be mischievous to the State‘ or hurt trade. The UK recognized compulsory licensing in terms of non-working and stipulated rules to prevent patents from not being worked commercially. The current system of compulsory licensing for patents in...

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Patents, Compulsory Licensing and Business Strategy

The image depicts a patent fight between two groups of people.

The stated objective of patent law is to promote the progress of science and technology for industrial/economic progress and public benefit. It  seeks to achieve this objective by granting exclusive rights over inventions to inventors for a limited period of time, on expiry of which the inventions enter the public domain. It is believed that the grant of exclusive rights generate incentives to invent, invest, disclose and design around, which in turn promote the progress of science and technology by encouraging inventive activity. Though the objective of the patent system seems logical on its face, no empirical studies have proved conclusively...

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