Artificial Intelligence (AI) Inventions and Patents

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Inventions and Patents

AUTHORED BY DR. KALYAN C. KANKANALA Senior Partner (IP Consulting and Strategy), BananaIP Counsels Email: contact@bananaip.com Linkedin Wikipedia-w Info As new technologies emerge, they challenge traditional legal principles and concepts, which often lag behind technological progress. Though Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a term and a field has been in existence since the 1950s, it did not pose serious legal challenges as its implementability and applicability was limited. Today however, developments in computation, communication, information, data and other…

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India and foreign patent news

Innovate, Patent, Produce and Prosper says PM, Natco Pharma faces patent infringement law suit and more

In this week’s Patent & Design News - “Innovate, Patent, Produce and Prosper,” says PM Narendra Modi; 12th edition of GIPC to be held in New Delhi, this week; IPO issues notification containing list of withdrawn patent applications; Taiho Pharmaceutical files patent infringement lawsuit against Natco Pharma; Eli Lilly wins lawsuit instituted against Apotex Inc. and other news updates. India Patent News 12th edition of GIPC to be held in New Delhi, this week The 12th edition of the…

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Patentability Requirements in India

Patentability Requirements in India

The requirements for patentability of inventions can be considered as one of the most important parts of patent law. They form the basis for grant of a patent, scope of protection, and patent validity, among others. At a general level, they influence the efficiency of the patent system in achieving its objectives of promoting scientific and technological progress, economic/industrial growth and public benefit. Owing to their value, they may be termed as essential parts of the patent machinery. If they…

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This image depicts Philo Fransworth with a Television of the medieval era. This image is relevant as the post is about patent of the Idiot Box. Click on this image for more information

Father of the Electronic Idiot Box

This post was first published on 2nd September, 2014.   Mr. Fransworth is regarded as the Father of Television. I would rename him as Father of Electronic Television, as most of us, including me, have learned in our school days that Mr. John Logie Baird is the Father of Television. The truth is Mr. Baird’s television was based on electro-mechanical systems, whereas Mr. Fransworth’s television was electronic. Mr. Fransworth showed glimpses of his brilliance since childhood by describing and diagramming a television in 1921, when…

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This image depicts a person wearing a black glass. This image is relevant as the post is about Wearable navigation assistance for the vision-impaired. Click on the image for more information

Sense your Surroundings – Patents for the Blind 5

This post was first published on 15th September, 2014.   In my earlier posts (Post1, Post2, Post3, Post4), we discussed the mobility of a visually disabled person that is directly proportional to his awareness of the environment. The more he knows about his surroundings, the easier it gets for him to move around. An issue in achieving this, is the extent of the person's sensory involvement. Most blind people use auditory signals to understand the state of the environment and a navigation device is…

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The image depicts a portrait of Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell’s Path-breaking Patents

  This post was first published on March 12th, 2014.   Have you ever imagined a world without communication? I am sure that the thought itself is horrible. Over the years, communication technologies have evolved to such an extent as to make the whole world shrink to the size of a portable communication device. Having said that, I think this is the right time to pay tribute to a legend who laid the foundation to the communication era: Alexander Graham Bell -…

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Electric Bulb – Inventions that Revolutionized the World

First Publication Date: 26th November 2010.   Mankind moved from dark ages to the ages of candles, oil lanterns and gas lamps. But all these sources of light were a hazard to the user and property and were all dangerous in their own ways. The quest towards creating a better source of light brought about the advancement of the human race towards creating an electrified world. It was as early as 1809 when the foundation of the concept of the light bulb…

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IP in Everyday Life – Aircraft Seat Belts

First Publication Date: 7th June 2010 Most of us fly frequently. But, we might not have paid attention to the most vital piece of safety equipment for a passenger; the seat belt. If you flip the receptacle portion of the belt, you will see a notice which states "Patent 5088160". The referred patent is assigned to Am-safe, Inc and was filed on February 5, 1990 (and has subsequently expired on February 5, 2010). The two independent claims are as follows: Claim 1: A webbing…

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Patent

Claiming with a Purpose, with the Blessings of the Inventor

This post was first published on March 1, 2010.   Claims draw the boundary to the invention that is being claimed. The boundary that is being drawn must be carefully done in order to ensure that the claims serve their purpose. The point here is that every claim must have a specific purpose and must be targeted to a potentially infringing product or process, or be targeted to protect a specific implementation (in case of defensive approach). In order for the practitioner…

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Invention Disclosure Development

How Can We Encourage Inventors to Invent?

This post was first published on February 7, 2010.   In one of my earlier posts entitled, 'Why do inventors invent?', I provided the results of a study on inventor incentives carried out by us. It can be noted from the results that a very small percentage of the inventors expressed that financial incentives encourage them to invent. The learning from the study is that an incentive mechanism must include incentives other than financial in order to encourage inventors to invent.…

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