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Merry Patents and Merry Christmas

The featured image shows the text Merry Christmas. The post is about patents granted in relation to christmas. To read more click here.

  Christmas, the annual festival celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. People around the world have been observing this day with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. It is celebrated worldwide with few traditions like feasts, symbolic decorations, giving gifts and social gatherings. On this special day, we bring to you information on a few patents related to Christmas. An invention as disclosed in US 7132139B2 discloses a structure of an assembled type Christmas tree. The invention relates to a Christmas tree, which is structured in such a way that it is easy to assemble and dismantle,...

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Tips and Tricks for filing a Patent

The featured image shows the words patent patent application. The post is about the key points that one must keep in mind while applying for a patent. To read more click here.

  A person or an entity can safeguard their invention or idea by applying for a patent against the same idea or invention. This gives the applicant a kind of virtual ownership over the invention or the idea for a specified period of time. Although the basic procedure for applying for a patent is not that complicated, there are certain things that an applicant should bear in mind while applying for a patent. In this article we shall take a look at some of the important points that should be taken care of while applying for any patent. Definition of Patent: Patent refers...

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World’s Best IP Blogs – Patent Docs

The custom image reads World best IP blogs - Patent Docs. The post is about Patent Docs, a pharma weblog. To read more click here.

Patent Docs is a weblog that focuses on recent developments in biotech and pharma patent law.  It offers updates regarding changes in Patent Office rules and procedures affecting biotech and pharma patent prosecution, and provides summaries of recent court and board decisions impacting biotech and pharma patent litigation and prosecution.  In addition, Patent Docs reports on biotech and pharma news and highlights newly issued biotech and pharma patents.  The news and information presented on Patent Docs is provided by a group of patent practitioners holding doctorates in a diverse array of biotech and chemical disciplines. The weblog was launched in October 2006 and has come a...

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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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