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Mahindra’s Patent Force Fuels the Fire of Genius

All of us know that Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) at Chennai is a hub for research activity, where hundreds of researchers work on creative, inventive and innovative ideas on a daily basis. Inaugurated in 2010, MRV has been instrumental in helping Mahindra scale up the value chain through its inventions and innovations in automotive/farm sectors. Over the last three years, more than sixty (60) percent of Mahindra's ever growing patent portfolio was contributed by MRV. Today, all of Mahindra's vehicles and products hold several inventions contributed by inventors at the research valley. Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management Day On 22nd July, 2015,...

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Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 4

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.

The post below gives  details about the statistics of patents filed by Indian states  in the past decade The patent system plays a major role in preventing stagnation of industrial growth by stimulating creation of intellectual property. It propels competitive spirit amongst the inventors and industrialists to forge ahead and make improvements to their products, machines and processes. This results in the advancement of technology and further enhancement in the sphere of knowledge. Indian Patent Office is geographically divided and located at Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai & Delhi. Patent Office, Kolkata is the Head office. The number of applications for patents filed in 2013-14...

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Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 3

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.

The post provides patent statistics with respect to foreign companies. It covers patent numbers during the last decade. Applications filed by foreign applicants in- Convention Applications-The total number of applications filed claiming priority under the Paris Convention during the year 2013-14 was 3,704.This shows 11.47% decrease in the number of convention applications as compared to previous year's 4,184. PCT National Phase Applications-The majority of foreign applications are filed through the PCT National Phase route. The number of such applications filed during the year 2013-14 was 27,078, which shows a 4.8% decrease in comparison with the previous year (28,435). APPLICATIONS FILED BY RESIDENTS AND NON...

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Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 2

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.

  The post below gives the statistics of patent filings, grants and revenue generated in India in the past decade. Intellectual Property is an essential component for the development of a country. Intellectual property rights confer exclusive rights on creators and inventors who contribute to the betterment of the society through their creations in different fields of knowledge. The Intellectual Property systems not only boost the collective knowledge of the society but also escalate its dissemination. In the past few decades, the Indian IPR ecosystem underwent radical transformation. During 2013-14, 42,951 patent applications were filed. A marginal decrease of 1 .65% witnessed in filing...

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Misunderstood World of Patents!

This post was first published on 26th August, 2014.   The concept of law or the legal system is not new. But when someone says “I work in Intellectual Property Law, as a Patent Advocate,” he is often met with a look of incredulity. The path of Patents is less traveled and it is no surprise that there are several misconceptions regarding Patents in the mind of the layman. Here's unraveling some of the most common myths about Patents. 1. I've got an Idea. I should get a patent. This is a very common misconception about patents. Patents are not granted to merely ideas. To patent an idea, there...

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Apple Pay taking the banking sector by storm

Featured image is of the Apple Inc logo on glass walls of an Apple Store. This is pertinent to the post as it is about Apple's new Patent, Apply Pay. Click here to read the full post.

The world of technology is dominated by Apple through its Macbooks, iPhones, iTunes , iPads and other devices,  and now it is all set to take on the banking sector with its new innovation. The innovation - “Apple Pay”, is basically a person-to-person (P2P) transaction system, used through its Wallet app. Two iPhone users who have a Touch ID can now make a sales transaction with ease. This innovation is the brainchild of Timothy Hurley, currently Senior Director of Apple Pay Engineering, and former employee of CitiBank and Apple engineer Ahmed Khan. The Apple Pay with all its exciting and unique features would...

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Fumbling Flights and Patent Rights!

The featured image is a cartoon of a shocked persons face, in black and white, with big eyes and mouth wide open, as the post is about some of the most shocking patents. To read the post click here.

  History has been replete with some really crazy patents, some that could send you rolling on the floor laughing. Let’s start off with a few, back in March 1995, a patent was issued for “A funnel that helps women urinate accurately!!." In May 2003, a patent was granted for “Pierced Glasses!!”, these glasses were intended for use with the idea that people would never have to lose their glasses again once these glasses were “pierced” to the face. In October 2004, a patent was issued for “A giant pyramid-shaped tomb!” that’s right; someone actually patented one of the Seven Wonders...

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Intellectual Property/Patents for Hospitals and Hospital Management

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This presentation has been made by Nitin Nair. The presentation primarily deals with the importance of intellectual property protection in the hospital management sector. Besides stressing on the importance of protection, the presenter also elucidates the requirements of a successful patent grant, what is patentable subject matter and what are the necessary steps to be taken with respect to safeguarding inventions in the hospital and hospital management sector. The presentation begins with Section 3(k) of the Patents Act, 1970 (“Patents Act” for brevity) which states that an invention which is “a mathematical or business method or a computer programme per se...

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Ready to Pa(y)tent in France?

The featured image is the geographic outline of France with the French Flag's colors-blue, white and red, as the post is about French patent regime. To read the post click here.

Patenting in France has gotten slightly costlier after the National Institute of industrial Property recently revised the tariffs for patent procedures. The rates procedures of INPI were untouched since 2008, and hence a revaluation of the tariffs seemed long overdue. The revaluation of the tariffs was implemented by a ministerial order of June 10, 2015. The new rates are applicable to all applications made on or after July 1, 2015. The ministerial order and the decision of the Director General of the INPI can be accessed here and here. The Decree of 10 June 2015 amending the Decree of 24 April...

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IISc and its Patent Prowess

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On 9th July, 2015, The Hindu reported that Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has made its way into the top five research and academic institutions in BRICS countries. The report mentions that IISc tops the list in terms of the number of research publications from an academic institution. It is noteworthy that seven institutions from China figure in the list. Team SiNApSE has earlier tracked news stories of IISc's  intellectual property progress, and we felt that this would be a good time  to report the institute's patent growth during the last five years. The table below lists number of applications from...

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