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Demystifying the Evergreen myth

This post was first published on 19th May, 2014.   Evergreening, known in the politically-correct-circles as “Life Cycle management” of a drug, is the concept of extending the exclusivity term rendered to a pharmaceutical patent through legal and business measures. Contrary to existing myths and notions, Evergreening does not stop an interested party from exploiting the invention of an expiring patent. It is purely a business strategy to introduce and position newer products (sometimes patented) into the market so as to prolong consumer interest, before the generic players flood the market. After the expiry of the term of exclusivity granted to a drug...

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Public Use Exemption for Patentability

This post was last published on July 18th, 2014.   Today we will take a look at two patentability cases with a very similar premise, the premise being if the public use of an invention bars its patentability. What these two cases have in common is only the premise, and with a little scrutiny, we will see how contrasting the cases actually were. 1. Egbert v. Lippmann, 104 U.S. 333 (1881) In the year 1855, Samuel Barnes, designed corset springs, i.e., the springs that hold a corset together, for his wife who had expressed her dissatisfaction with the existing corset binders that were not...

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Pedaling the Mechanical Horse

This post was first published on 10th November, 2010. During the nineteenth century, the Bicycle which was referred to as “Mechanical Horse” by David V. Herlihy evoked an exciting new world in which every person could travel afar and at will. But now, in this modern world “Is the bicycle capable enough of competing with other advanced vehicles?” While exploring my query, I came across many interesting inventions one among those is very interesting and provided hereunder for your reference. Normally, while riding bicycles the rider’s legs push rotating pedals so that pushing down one of the pedals provides a corresponding lifting of...

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From Dress Pin to Safety Pin

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  This post was first published on 2nd September, 2014.   Inventive step / Non-Obviousness is one of the most important patentability criteria in almost all patent jurisdictions. Non-obviousness is the term used by the USPTO and is codified in 35 USC § 103. The requirement is that the claimed invention being patented should not be obvious, meaning that a "person having ordinary skill in the art" should not be able to easily guess or put two or more things together to arrive at the invention seeking a patent  grant. Now, let’s discuss the Inventive step / Non-Obviousness criteria with an interesting example relating to the Dress Pin invention...

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Happy Feet – Useful Invention

This post was first published on December 23rd, 2011. A 64-year-old Richland woman named Guadalupe Olvera recently received a U.S. patent for her idea on foot-and-toes dryer device that will help those with diabetes and other patients. Guadalupe Olvera said that she was able to obtain the patent because of help and encouragement from teachers at Pasco’s Columbia Basin College, close friends and her faith in God. The patent involved here is United States Patent No. 8065814, titled “Foot drying device”, issued by USPTO on 29th November 2011. The invention relates to an improved drying device for human feet, and more particularly...

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Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Withdrawal of patent applications, 120 startups receive patents in 101 days and more.

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  “Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Over 500 patent applications withdrawn, 120 startups receive patents in 101 days says DPIIT, USITC to begin investigation into alleged patent infringement by Jinko Solar, Longi Solar and another, EPO and Jordon begin negotiations on possible validation agreement, Alibaba wins award for IPR and Technology at the Luxury Law Summit in London” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Intellectual Property is a key aspect of economic development.” - John Craig Venter, an American biotechnologist, biochemist and businessman. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 583 patent applications have...

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New patent policy in India? Interesting Patents, L’Oréal vesrus Drunk Elephant, No patent settlement talks for Qualcomm and Apple, No patent for Pfizer’s Pregablin says Supreme Court and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, DIPP Secretary states that a new Industrial Policy will soon be in place, L’Oréal sues Drunk Elephant, UK Supreme Court dismisses Pfizer's patent claim on pregabalin,  Apple versus Qualcomm - No Settlement Talks are on, IP Awareness Summit (IPAS), 2018 to be hosted by CIPU, in late November, EPO hosts the 28th Annual Patent Information Conference in Brussels and other Weekly Patent News updates,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Design Quote of the Week "Design is thinking made visual.” – Saul Bass, American graphic designer and Academy Award winning filmmaker, best known...

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First IP dialogue between India and US, Broadcom versus Volkswagen, Sony and Lenovo patent licensing deal, EPO Joins WIPO’s Digital Access Service and more

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  “Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, Smart Streetlight with notifier, India and US engage in first ever dialogue on IP, Broadcom files patent infringement suit against Volkswagen, Sony and Lenovo sign design patent license agreement, EPO Joins WIPO's Digital Access Service (DAS) and other Weekly Patent News updates,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Design Quote of the Week "Design has allowed us to stand out; to look different and show that difference boldly" - Joseph D Mansueto, American billionaire entrepreneur. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 716 patent applications have been published in the 44th issue of...

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Interesting Inventions, Coffee Drones, Paper from Cow dung, Blackberry versus Facebook and SnapInc, Design term extension and more.

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“Interesting Inventions, IBM patents drones that deliver coffee, Making paper from Cow dung, Blackberry versus Facebook and SnapInc in patent infringement suit, Design term extension in Japan likely and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent Quote of the Week “Ideas in your mind have no patent value. They must be expressed or reduced to practice before it is too late” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Author, Professor and Renowned IP Attorney Indian Patent Statistics A total of 750 patent applications have been published in the 34th issue of the patent journal....

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Patent Agent Examination registrations, IBM v. Groupon, Interesting Patents, Power-bank Rentals, Sign Language Translator Glove and other patent news

“Interesting Patents, Powerbank Rental Kiosk System, Intelligent Shopping Cart with Personalized Recommender System, A Sign Language Translator Glove, Patent Agent Examination registrations now open, Commerce and Industry submits patent statistics to Rajya Sabha, Fractus versus Oppo, IBM demands $167 million from Groupon over alleged patent infringement, China defends itself against allegations of IPR infringement and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent Quote of the Week “Inventors change the world more than the generals and statesmen." - Paul Nizan, French author Indian Patent Statistics A total of 802 patent applications have been published...

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