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Without Proper Inventive Step Analysis, Patent Office's Order is Unreasoned - Says Delhi High Court

Without Proper Inventive Step Analysis, Patent Office’s Order is Unreasoned – Says Delhi High Court

In a recent case involving Gogoro Inc, the Delhi High Court remanded a patent decision back to the patent office on the ground that the order was unreasoned. The Controller of Patents in the case rejected the patent application filed by Gogoro Inc relating to a power charging system on the ground that it lacked inventive step. The Controller cited three prior art references but failed to explain how a person skilled in the art would arrive at the claimed…

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CASE BRIEF: Novo Nordisk AS vs. Union of India & Ors.

Facts (with Timeline): On 4th October, 2013, Novo Nordisk (hereinafter referred to as “Patentee”) was issued patent IN 257402. On 29th September, 2014, which is five days prior to the expiry of one year from the date of grant, Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries (hereinafter referred to as “Opponent) filed a post-grant opposition to the issued patent IN 257402. On 21st August, 2019, the Opposition Board provided its recommendation to the learned Controller. On 25th September, 2019 and 26th September, 2019, the hearing…

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Delhi High Court asks the Patent Office to decide on amendments and give adequate opportunity in Opposition Proceedings

In a recent decision, the Delhi High Court gave clarity about how amended claims during opposition proceedings have to be dealt with by the Controller of Patents. In the case, four claim sets were filed by Novartis, the Patent Applicant, from the PCT filing stage, and the opponent in the case, NATCO, filed a pre-grant representation based on a pre-final claim set. Later, the claims were amended by the Patent Applicant, and a final set was submitted along with expert…

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Weekly Patent News

Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2021 published; Bill in parliament to abolish tribunals such as IPAB

Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2021 published; Central Government introduces bill to abolish tribunals such as IPAB and 4 others; EPO Strategic Plan 2023 published; EPO member states agree on common practices under a joint initiative Patent Office Updates Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2021 published The Indian patent office has published the Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2021 on the 9th of February 2021. The amended rules propose to reduce the filing fee of educational institutions and make…

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Patent and Design statistics from 2020

Patents and Design statistics – Recap 2020

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic plaguing the entire of 2020 and the month long lockdowns announced by the Governments across the world, the Indian patent office appears to have done a remarkable job in disposing patent and design applications. For instance, over 26000 patents have been issued by the patent office in 2020 as opposed to 23527 patents issued in 2019. Likewise, over 51000 patent applications were published in 2020 as opposed to 49351 patent publications in 2019. In…

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Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications - 2020

Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications – 2020

IPO to start accepting applications under PPH Pilot Program from 7th December 2020 Intellepedia Publication Date: 30th November 2020 As per the latest public notice issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO), the IPO will start accepting applications under Chapter 5 of the PPH Guidelines, the for 2nd year term, from 7th December 2020. The acceptance of these applications is in furtherance to the Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program that is in effect between the Indian Patent…

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Weekly Patent News

Annual report 2018-2019 published, US and EU block India and South Africa on IPR waiver proposal and more

In this week’s Patent News – Office of CGPDTM publishes Annual Report 2018-2019, TCS ranks first in the field of Information Technology; IPO to accept 5 more PPH requests for 2020; Indian Patent Office issues list of withdrawn patent applications; Union Education Minister launches Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign – “KAPILA”;  U.S.A, E.U and Australia dissent on waiver of IPR under the TRIP’s Agreement and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATES Office of CGPDTM…

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Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

1927 patent examination reports issued this week, decrease in patent publications and grant

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 24th of July 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 553 patent applications have been published in the 30th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 553 applications published in the…

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Weekly Patent News

Patent Agent Examination 2020 postponed, Delhi High Court stays CGPDTM’s order and more

In this week’s Patent News – Patent Agent Examination 2020 postponed until further notice; Delhi High Court stays CGPDTM’s order published on 18th and 20th May 2020; patent office extends all deadlines to 1st June 2020; First Shamnad Basheer essay competition on IP to be held; Samsung enters into patent licensing agreement with Via Licensing; USPTO announces COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS Patent Agent Examination 2020 postponed until further notice…

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Weekly IP Statistics

25000+ patent applications examined till date, general decrease in activity at IPO

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 8th of May 2020. These statistics are brought to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 317 patent applications have been published in the 19th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 317 applications published in the journal,…

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