Intellectual Property is an important business tool in the hands of Start Ups and small companies. Its value assumes higher importance during a crisis. As many businesses work hard to survive the crisis posed by the COVID pandemic, the crisis has opened new avenues to innovative and creative Start Ups. Start Ups that are able to build strong and valuable IP during this time, whether related to COVID or not, have a unique opportunity to succeed and thrive.
In order to …
This post was published on September 01, 2014.
At one point, access to technology, especially the Internet, was only a dream for the visually disabled. For a long time, online tools were not accessible owing to either the lack of availability or high cost. But today, popular screen reading software applications like Job Access With Speech (JAWS) and open source screen reading software applications like NVDA are available for free. These applications allow a blind person to access a computer and…
This post was published on August 08, 2014.
Our previous article on post-dating exposed the risks involved in the shifting ahead of the priority date of an application. The risk of losing priority can cost you dearly. Today's post, however, unravels the puzzling question of how to claim priority even from a post-dated application!
We are aware that most applicants tend to post-date a provisional application as the deadline to file a non-provisional application (or complete application, in some jurisdictions) approaches,…
This post was first published on July 16, 2014.
It would have been very well drummed into a patent professional, Mr. X, who has just started drafting a patent specification that “claims form the heart of a patent application,” or the “name of the game is claim,” and so on. Very few might agree with me if Mr. X has been told to carefully consider the words and/or features and/or the language used in the preamble, as…
This post was published on August 25, 2014.
Last week we discussed the talking walking stick innovation. Today, I am here with another patent, brought to my attention by the reliable, Naveen. Banking on certain patents to navigate your way through the world, is not an uncommon feature in knowledge driven industries and I embark on a mission to learn a few tricks. This patent, filed in 2008, by Universidade Do Porto, Portugal, seems to be an outcome of Academic Research.
The Guidance, navigation and…
This post was published on August 20, 2014.
August 19 is celebrated as World Photography Day! Photography, in layman’s language, is an art of producing images using a camera. The history of recording images dates back to the late BC, though this cannot be substantiated. Later, in 1839, Louis Daguerre, a French artist and photographer, introduced Daguerreotype, the first publicly announced photographic process. In 1840, the first American patent (US 1582) was issued in photography to Mr. Alexander Wolcott, for his…
“Patent News Bulletin: Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Industrial Design Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Highlights of the 12th Edition of the Global Innovation Index 2019, Delhi High Court grants interim relief to Natco Pharma Ltd; Vodafone joins LTE patent pool of Via Licensing Corporation; KIPO observes filings of 16,991 PCT Applications, in 2018, China launches the establishment of a National Centre that offers guidance on IP related disputes and other news updates”, presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of…
This post was first published on 29th October, 2014.
Intellectual Property Appellate Board, ORA/14/2009/PT/MUM ANDORA/14/2009/PT/MUM
Decision Date: 24 AUGUST 2012
This post focuses only on the inventive step analysis of IPAB. The question of inventive step arose in a revocation petition before IPAB in which lack of inventive step was one among several grounds. SiNApSE readers will recall this case for its ratio on Section 8 of the Patents Act.
Patent: The patent in question relates to a side bearing pad assembly…
This post was first published on 8th April, 2014.
The 2014 T20 World Cup has finally concluded and a new cricket champion is born - Sri Lanka. This edition was thrilling and we witnessed a lot of close contests and nail biting finishes.
Well, if you're wondering about the relevance of this category of post on an IP blog, the fact is, this edition of the T20 World Cup was especial not just for ardent cricket fans but for technology enthusiasts…
This post was first published on 18th August, 2014.
A heated debate has erupted between the Tech Giants about the newly proposed amendment in the Indian Patent act. The Tech industry is discussing the pros and cons of implementing the suggested change.
What is proposed in this new changed policy?
The new policy that is proposed aims to protect essential patents in the technology space. It is called the Intellectual Rights Policy and it proposes to set a framework for the licensing of…