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Patent office sees overall decrease in activity this week

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

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 29th of May 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 410 patent applications have been published in the 22nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 410 applications published in the journal, 82 applications account for early publications while 328 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Patent grants increase by over 72% this week

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

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 22nd of May 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 890 patent applications have been published in the 21st issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 890 applications published in the journal, 123 applications account for early publications while 767 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Slump at the IPO – Decrease in Patent & Design publications and registrations

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 13th 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 707 patent applications have been published in the 11th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 707 applications published in the journal, 99 applications account for early publications while 608 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period....

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Patent office publishes 790 patent applications, examines 2800 applications this week

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

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 7th 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 791 patent applications have been published in the 7th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 791 applications published in the journal, 163 applications account for early publications while 628 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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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 fail, the patent machine also fails. Under the Indian Patents Act ("Act"), patentability requirements and their elements have not been laid...

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From China with Love: The Xiaomi Story

This image depicts a brand new MI 3 Phone which is a product of Xiaomi. This image is relevant as this article is all about the entry of Xiaomi into the Indian Market. Click on this image for more information

This post was first published on December 19, 2014.

 

Just a few months ago, this particular cellular company took the market by storm and made its stand in the 3rd rank of the world’s cellular companies. It not only pleased consumers, but also gave tough competition to leading brands in the market. As a matter fact, the phones sold like hot cakes within minutes of its release on one of the biggest online shopping destinations, Flipkart. More recently, the company got into a patent spat, the first of them, with another biggie, Ericsson. Even more recently, the ban was partially lifted.

Xiaomi is the name that jumps to mind immediately. This phone gained all the stardom due to its amazing specifications. It did not provide any specification out of the box when compared to its competitive brands but what it did provide was all the highly featured specifications which the leading brands sell for very high cost. Xiaomi sold the same specifications for half the cost. This low cost phone with high end specifications was then known to be a “Chinese iPhone”. Xiaomi, having moved out of China, has made its stand in seven countries in Asia and is on track to sell 60 million smartphones this coming year.

Is it Legal to Reverse Engineer the Engineered?

This image depicts the word Engineer written in the reverse way. This image is relevant as the issue here is whether is it legal to reverse engineer the engineered. Click on the image for more information

This post was first published on September 24, 2014.

 

Shoppers would agree with me when I say that while purchasing something, I need to feel a connect with it. Once I have found that connection, a feeling of possession sets in and I know that the article, which until recently was only lying in a shop somewhere, is now mine. This feeling of possession of an inanimate article may lead us to believe that anything can be done to it, which would legally be termed as personal property rights. These include the right to take the product apart, measure it, subject it to testing and so on. A question now arises – Can we Reverse Engineer and use something that has been engineered by someone else?

The controversy between Atari and Nintendo lays down most of the pre-Digital Millennium Copyright Act framework for the legal analysis of Reverse Engineering. In the late 1980s, the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was a major player in the video games market. The security mechanism on the NES, called 10-NES, prevented games from running on the system unless they contained a special chip and software. This security mechanism was used by Nintendo to push game developers into licensing contracts.

Finally, the Paternity of the Radio is Questioned

This post was published on August 06, 2014.

 

“Who invented the Radio?” When this question was asked during my school days, my answer was an immediate, “Marconi”. Since that answer would fetch me my points, I didn’t bother to look beyond. Recently, however, I realized that it has always been a controversial subject and that my answer could have been wrong. The villain… um.. no, the hero of the story is none other than Nikola Tesla, who is regarded as one of the greatest inventors of all time. Curious to know the story? Read on.

Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor who became famous for his contributions towards the growth and development of long distance radio transmission. Marconi was inspired by Hertz’s theory of electromagnetic waves and began his research on Hertz’s work during the 1894-1895 period. He was keen on inventing a wireless telegraph device. On May 13, 1897, Marconi succeeded in sending the world’s first ever wireless signal over open sea and the first message read ‘Are you ready?’ In 1904, the US Patent Office granted Marconi a patent, Apparatus for Wireless Telegraphy (US 763772) for the invention of the Radio.

Let’s Scrutinize Barcodes a Bit

This image depicts a Barcode. Thie image is relevant as the post is about scrutinizing Barcodes. Click on the image for more information

This post was first published on 29th September, 2014.   When we first go grocery shopping, as a kid, we always wondered what those black and white, think and thin lines indicated. A big puzzle eventually gets answered as we grow up. We now know that they are codes represented in the form of bars, a method for automatic identification and data collection. It has evolved from a punch card system, designed to speed the purchasing process, to the modern barcodes we see on every product imaginable. The rudimentary idea came from the Morse code. The barcodes were first implemented in the year...

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Fly Like Superman

The image is from Superman Comics. The post is about a patent application for hyperspace teleportation. Click on image to view post.

This post was first published on 28th November, 2011.   Everybody as a kid must have fantasized to fly like Superman. Did you ever imagine teleporting yourself from one place to another, just in a jiff? To sweep you off your feet here is a patent application which may remind you of Superman. I found a patent application which may turn your dream of teleporting yourself from one place to another into reality. A patent application (US 20060071122) titled “Full Body Teleportation System” filed by John Quincy St. Clair in Sep 2004 discloses a technique to teleport a human being through hyperspace...

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