Celebrating 20 Years of IP Excellence

Prof. Thammaiah Ramakrishna Scholarship Celebrates Its First Year

Prof. Thammaiah Ramakrishna Scholarship Celebrates It’s First Year

BananaIP Counsels recently celebrated the completion of the first year of their groundbreaking initiative, the "Professor Thammaiah Ramakrishna Scholarship for aspiring Patent Attorneys". The program is recognized for its innovative approach to encouraging and facilitating students in the legal and technical domains to enter patent practice. The first scholarship has been awarded to Muhammad Faris V, a Senior research fellow at the Inter-University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT. Faris, a BSc Physics graduate, has completed his post-graduation in…

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Patent Application Naming AI as Inventor in India - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala opposes Stephen Thaler's Patent application.

Patent Application Naming AI as Inventor in India – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala opposes Stephen Thaler’s Patent application

The question of whether Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be an inventor in a patent application has been the subject of debate for a while now. There are arguments for and against this issue, and a few models have been proposed to resolve some of the legal problems. Read more Continue Reading Patent Application Naming AI as Inventor in India – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala opposes Stephen Thaler’s Patent application

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Gaurav Mishra delivers a talk on Patent law

Mr. Gaurav Mishra recently delivered a talk on the law of patents in India at a seminar organized by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in association with Sree Veerendra Patil Degree College, Bangalore on the 11th of October 2019. The seminar titled “IPR for Spurring Innovation and Creativity" was primarily aimed at helping students and faculties of science to understand IPR in general and grasp the importance of patents in relation to science and technology. The full presentation…

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This image depicts a Monkey standing with a stick and trying to describe what Patent Troll is with the basic definitions written in the Background. This image is relevant as USPTO has granted a Patent for a method of Patent Trolling. Click on the image for more information

Patent Trolls – Threat to Innovation and its Users!

This post was first published on February 11th, 2014.   We are familiar with Patent Trolling strategies adopted by companies as a means to financial gain and to gain market advantage over competitors. Normally, in such cases, one company would use its portfolio of active patents to sue other companies which seem to infringe on their patent rights. This may trigger a litigation procedure in courts or get settled outside the court, at the expense of a huge amount of money.…

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Just Launched: Patent Incentives for MSMEs in Haryana

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises contribute enormously to the socio-economic development of the country and this is not a hidden fact. MSMEs play a crucial role in providing large employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital cost than large industries. They also help in industrialization of rural & backward areas, thereby, reducing regional imbalances and assuring more equitable distribution of national income and wealth. According to the SME chamber of India, the MSME sector consists of 36 million units which…

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Top TED talks on Patents

We all love a good TED talk, an insightful and informative talk given by someone who understands the subject matter he or she is discussing.  For all our readers who are not aware of what TED talks are, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. These TED talks are held all around the world and are primarily educational in nature. The talks do not focus on any one topic or subject, as the talks are delivered by speakers coming from…

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Innovation Driven Automobile Industry

  The Indian auto and affiliated industries have seen unprecedented progress and growth in the last ten years.  India has gone from an economy which used to replicate innovation and products from industrialized nations to becoming one of the preferred destinations for research and development, as well as manufacturing.  To compete globally however, it is essential for organizations to invest in, develop and capitalize on their intellectual property (IP).  But how to go about this is something that most Indian companies…

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What a Wonderful World!

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…

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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…

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