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The Amazing Race: US and India Patent Statistics

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Half the year is gone, and we, as usual, were curious to find out who are all in the race to top the patent charts this year. We found an article that gives a comprehensive view of the US patent statistics and list of top contenders (in terms of number of granted patents and published patents). So, we performed a search to identify details of patent activity of the top 10 in the lists provided by Sqoop. The search methodology adopted was to find out number of published applications, and number of granted patents in India, between 1st January and...

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Filing a PCT Application in India? Get your FFL ready!

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Under Section 39 of the Indian Patents Act, 1970, an Indian resident is required to file his invention first in India, and only after a period of six weeks from the date of filing, a filing could be done for the same invention outside India. Alternatively, the Indian resident could file Form-25 with prescribed fee, requesting the Controller for a Foreign Filing License (FFL), and can go ahead with such filling after obtaining the license . If the invention is proved to be relevant for defence purpose or atomic energy, either from the ordinary application or from the details of the specification attached with...

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Patent Settlement – Blackberry v Typo

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  This post, Patent Settlement - Blackberry v. Typo, is authored by Anchita Sharma.   After getting a preliminary injunction against the first key board of Typo Products, last year, Blackberry triumphed once again, in a settlement reached against Typo 2, in the US District Court for Northern California.   Typo keyboards have been in troubled waters from the very outset. The company was a collaborative effort of Ryan Seacrest (of the American Idol fame) and entrepreneur Laurence Hallier. The first keyboard, Typo 1, was a BlackBerry-like clip-on physical keyboard, which could be used on iPhone 5 and 5s. After losing the first infringement suit, the...

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Rise of the Drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)

  Robotics has changed the way we work! A function, which was once done manually, has been replaced with robots working every inch of it. This reduces human error and losses of any form. On the same note, drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are a boon to mankind. Drones have been used by many national organizations to gather such information that is outside the domain of a human being. But nowhere have drones been used to deliver products to customers in and around a specific area. Yes, You heard it right!   Amazon has been awarded a patent for “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Delivery System” which was filed last September,...

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Nellie Bly – Inventor of the Steel Barrel

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American journalist, Elizabeth Cochrane, better known by her pen name Nellie Bly had her 151st birthday on May 5th, 2015 in celebration of which, Google released a harmonious doodle. Nellie Bly was often looked at as an iconic character who encouraged women to become journalists. It is rumoured that her ground-breaking spirit became more pronounced after the death of her father when she was only 6 years old. Nellie Bly was only 18 when she so overwhelmed a newspaper editor at The Pittsburgh Dispatch that she was asked to begin her journalism career immediately. By the time she was in her...

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Happy Birthday Inventor of Piano

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  Today’s Google doodle celebrates the 360th birthday of Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco, who was credited with inventing the modern piano. Bartolomeo Cristofori was born on May 4, 1655 in Padua, Republic of Venice in Northern Italy. At the age of 33, he was employed by Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany. He was hired not only to be a musical instrument technician, but also possibly as a musical instrument inventor. Cristofori was an expert harpsichord (as piano was known earlier) maker and was familiar with the previous body of knowledge on creating stringed keyboard instruments. In 1690, he invented...

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OSTP & USPTO give Recognition to Innovators

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  On April 20, the OSTP (Office of Science and Technology Policy) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosted the 2015 - Patents for Humanity Awards in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The USPTO announced the winners on April 13, 2015. Patents for Humanity is the USPTO's voluntary prize competition for patent owners and licensees. The program was launched at The White House in February, 2012 for promoting businesses of all kinds to apply their innovations to address global challenges in health and standard of living. The award recipients received public recognition in the award ceremony, a certificate...

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Mylan settles Patent Litigation with Pfizer

After Teva, Mylan has recently settled its patent litigation with Pfizer. After the settlement, a generic version of the drug is expected to hit the market in 2017, instead of 2020, the year of patent expiry in USA. The early release of the drug is expected to reduce the cost of the drug, benefiting millions of users as it happened in Europe and Canada in 2013/2014. The drug, Sildenafil, expired in Europe in 2013, and was the subject of patent term extension in USA by 8 years. Two patents protect its release in the USA, one expiring in 2019, and another in...

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Predicting Technological Growth using Patents

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  Engineers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have developed a technique for forecasting technological advancement. Researchers successfully determined the improvement rates of 28 different technologies, including solar photovoltaic, 3-D printing, fuel-cell technology, and genome sequencing. They started by scanning approximately 500,000 technology related patents using a new method for selecting the patents that suit each technology. By analysing metrics of patents in each domain they found that some forward citations predict technological growth more than others. They devised an equation using those metrics and using the equation, figured out the rate of improvement for 28 technologies. They say their method is...

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Introduction to Pre-grant & Post-grant Oppositions to Patent Applications

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Chapter VI of the Patent Rules, 2003 deals with Opposition proceedings. Rule 55 states that opposition by representation against the grant of a patent be duly field via Form 7 and sent to the Controller in duplicate. Rule 57 lays down rule regarding filing of a written statement of opposition and evidence. By the Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005 a dichotomy was inserted for the first time in the Patents Act with effect from January 1, 2005 by providing for “opposition to pre-grant” of Patent vide section 25(1) and for "opposition to post-grant" of patent vide section 25(2). By reason of the Patents...

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