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Delhi HC Interprets the Date of Grant of Patent

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This post was first published on 27th April, 2012.   On request of one of our followers, we have revised the blog post titled, "Delhi HC Interprets the Timeline for Pre-grant Representation of a Patent" posted on 24th April. An important and essential question that came up before this Court in the case of Dr. (Miss) Snehlata Gupte vs Union Of India & Ors. was regarding when a patent is said to be granted under the Patents Act, 1970 (“Act”). In this case, the Court examined petitions having similar issues regarding when the patent was granted by the Controller and whether a...

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All is Not Lost: How to Restore your Priority Right!

This post was first published on 24th July, 2014.   We are well aware of the importance of the Priority Right and therefore also know what losing a priority right can cause. It may throw even the strongest of inventions off balance. A valid priority claim would give us the priority date which is the date of filing of the first application. This date is also known as "effective date of filing” in many jurisdictions. In other words, as the name suggests, the prior art that is taken into account for examining the novelty and inventive step/non-obviousness of the claimed invention is the information available to...

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Common Reasons for Delay in Grant of Patent

This post was first posted on 20th July, 2o14.   A Patent gives its owner a monopolistic right and protection against unauthorized use of anything under its protection. This is the reason that a patent only gets granted once it passes several levels of stringent scrutiny. This phase is called the examination of the patent application. Examination of the application determines whether the patent application is worthy of a patent grant and thus, unless the application fulfills all patentabilty criteria, it does not receive a grant. For a patent application to be examined, a specific request has to be filed within a stipulated deadline, in accordance with the laws...

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Patent Grant in Record Time

  The Indian Patent Office has been known to take between 2-8 years from the date of filing a patent application to grant the patent. As the term of the patent is 20 years from the date of filing, the long wait for the grant has proven especially frustrating for inventors whose inventions have a short life-span in the market. However, in one case, the entire process, from the filing of the patent application to the grant of patent has taken less than 7 months. This particular patent application pertained to Leafy Straws, as the inventor called them, which were made of...

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AvishCar – The Flying Maruti 800

This post was first published on 14th February, 2011. In the just concluded AeroIndia 2011, I had a chance to walk up close with the flying machines. Hidden among the multi-million supersonic fighter and bombers was an ordinary looking Maruti 800 with a few extra appendages, as seen here. This is a product from a Bangalore based company called the B’Lorean (the name seems to be a combination of Bangalore and DeLorean, the car made famous by the Back to Future Series) headed by K. Vishwanath. While I am not aware of the technical details and working of the flying car, my...

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Automobile Patents: Moment-cancelling Four Stroke Engine

In the world of super cars and super bikes, we often sideline the numerous components which go into making these ‘mean machines’. One such component is the internal combustion engine (ICE). An ICE is a heat engine where the combustion of fuel occurs with an oxidizer, in a combustion chamber, that is essential to the working fluid flow circuit. Internal combustion Engines are in general subjected to torsional vibrations due to the moment produced by the reciprocating pistons connected to a single crankshaft via a connecting rod. The torsional vibration developed in the crankshaft tends to transmit the torsional vibrations...

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IP a Key Part of PM Modi’s Pitch for Start-ups to Make in India and Stay in India

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team on a whirlwind promotional tour in the US are drumming up interest in what India can offer to start-ups.  It is no longer a secret that the Indian start-up scene is hot as evidenced by the throngs of venture capitalists vying for a piece of the next Flipkart or Ola.  There isn’t a limitation of people in India with ideas and the talent to build successful start-ups, however there are serious concerns about the difficulties of doing business here.  Part of Prime Minister Modi’s mission in undertaking this trip to the US is to...

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IP, Patents for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs III – Patents

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For a technology driven start-up or entrepreneur, patents form the most important intellectual assets. They provide the necessary exclusivity, and competitive advantage to start, build and grow the business. Patents are also considered as important assets by venture capitalists and investors before making investment decisions. So, every technology driven start-up must ensure that its technologies/inventions are properly protected under the patent regime. Once a decision on patent protection is made, the start-up company must file a patent application as soon as possible. Depending on the status of the invention and financial resources, the company may file a provisional or a complete...

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Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 2

The featured image is of the Lion Capital which consists of the Ashoka Chakra, with a horse and bull on either sides, and an hoisted Indian flag below it. The Lion Capital is the national emblem of India. The image is related to the post as it is a part of the Sinapse Series"Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress". To read the post click here.

  The post below gives the statistics of patent filings, grants and revenue generated in India in the past decade. Intellectual Property is an essential component for the development of a country. Intellectual property rights confer exclusive rights on creators and inventors who contribute to the betterment of the society through their creations in different fields of knowledge. The Intellectual Property systems not only boost the collective knowledge of the society but also escalate its dissemination. In the past few decades, the Indian IPR ecosystem underwent radical transformation. During 2013-14, 42,951 patent applications were filed. A marginal decrease of 1 .65% witnessed in filing...

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