Weekly Patent News

Changes to UK IP Law from 1st January 2021, Indian Designs added to WIPO Global Design Database, AI related patent applications double and more

In this week’s Patent News – Indian Designs added to WIPO Global Design Database; EPO invalidates Amgen’s patent claims protecting drug - Praluent, rules in favor of Sanofi and Regeneron; TikTok Inc. files suit for declaratory relief against Triller; Jury verdict directs Apple to pay $500 million to VirnetX by way of damages; UK IPO publishes information on the changes to UK intellectual property law from 1st January 2021; USPTO hosts ID5 6th Annual Meeting, commemorates the 5th anniversary of…

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Weekly IP Statistics

265 Patent Publications, 219 Grants in the last week

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 24th of April 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 265 patent applications have been published in the 17th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 265 applications published in…

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Weekly IP Statistics

290 patent publications, no examinations and no grants in the last week

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 10th of April 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 290 patent applications have been published in the 15th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 290 applications published in the…

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Weekly IP Statistics

416 patent applications published, 406 grants and 312 FERs issued by IPO last week

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 3rd of April 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 416 patent applications have been published in the 14th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 416 applications published in…

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966 patent applications published this week

966 patent applications published this week

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 6th of March 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 966 patent applications have been published in the 10th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 966 applications published in the journal, 149…

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Over 15000 Patent applications Examined this year, Patent Grants reach the 5000 mark

Over 15,000 Patent applications Examined this year, Patent Grants reach the 5000 mark

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 28th of February 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 910 patent applications have been published in the 9th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 910 applications published in the journal, 107 applications account for…

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Total number of applications published decrease by 48%, over 1500 FER’s issued

Total number of applications published decrease by 48%, over 1500 FER’s issued

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 21st of February 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS   A total of 733 patent applications have been published in the 8th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 733 applications published in the journal, 111 applications account for…

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20000 patents granted till date. Will the Indian patent office issue enough patents this year?

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 15th of November 2019. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 714 patent applications have been published in the 46th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 714 applications published in the…

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Industrial Designs -Design Protection & Originality

  When it comes to registering industrial designs there is a lot of confusion as to what can be registered, and what cannot. Although it is clear that industrial design covers the aesthetic appearance of an article, there are certain standards that the article must qualify to be registerable subject matter. Section 4 of the Designs Act, 2000, already lists out the basic requirements for a design to be registered. In addition to this there are also a catena of common…

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Differentiating Patents and Industrial Designs

Patents and Industrial Designs are both subsets of Intellectual Property Rights, along with Trademarks, Copyrights, Geographical Indicators, etc. Although these two types of Intellectual Property Rights are very distinct in nature, many tend to confuse the two. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), patents are an “exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.”…

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