Date: August 30, 2023 The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks has released a formal public notice with the objective of soliciting suggestions and comments for the revision of current manuals and guidelines. This also includes the issuance of new guidelines for Patents, Designs, Trade Marks, Geographical Indications, and Copyrights. Who May Participate The invitation for input extends to all interested parties, including patent and trademark holders, designers, legal experts, academics, and professionals in industries governed by…
In the 15th issue of the Indian Patent Journal dated 14-April-2023, the patent office published 557 applications along with 425 patent grants. The design office registered a total of 420 designs. Continue Reading Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics – 7th April 2023 to 14th April 2023
Section 3(d) of The Patents Act 1970 has been the subject of much research interest due to its connection with preventing evergreening in pharmaceutical patents. This section was introduced after the TRIPS agreement, and may have been inspired by a similar provision in the E.U.’s Supplementary Protection Certificates regulation. It requires any patent for a new form of an active ingredient to demonstrate enhanced therapeutic efficacy. Continue Reading Examining the Origins of Section 3(d) in India’s Patents Act and Its…
Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) are a form of additional patent protection for pharmaceuticals and plant protection products, granting up to 5 years of extra market protection beyond the standard 20 year patent period. The E.U has established regulations to ensure uniformity across member countries in the grant of SPCs, and over 20000 SPCs have been granted since 1993. Further study is needed to identify when and where SPCs are necessary to ensure they are used responsibly and do not unreasonably…
In a recent Delhi High Court order, Nokia’s application to deposit royalty payments due from Oppo for the use of Nokia’s Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) was rejected. The SEPs in question relate to 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies. Read More Continue Reading Nokia Vs. Oppo: Standard Essential Patents and Deposit during Suit Pendency
On the occasion of Children’s Day, BananaIP brings to you patent applications granted to or filed by young inventors before the Indian IP Office. This post carries titles, patent application numbers, drawings, abstracts, fields of invention and the names of the inventors for five patent applications. Read More Continue Reading Patents filed by Young Inventors!
Identifying and generating inventions for patent filings can be a daunting task, especially for larger companies with multiple divisions and products. However, uncovering new inventions for patent filings doesn’t have to be difficult. Read More Continue Reading How to Uncover Inventions for Patent Filings: A Simple Guide
This post discusses when Indian companies should file PCT applications. Filing a PCT application has several advantages, including the ability to file for patents in multiple countries with a single application and the option to delay filing a patent application in a particular country by 30 months or more… Read More Continue Reading When should Indian Companies file PCT applications?
Are you looking for ways to increase the number of patents your company files? Check out these tips on how to make patent filing a priority, identify key technologies, and work with a patent attorney. Read More. Continue Reading How to increase your company’s Patent filings quickly?
When you have an idea for a new product, it’s exciting. But until you file for a patent, that idea is also very fragile. If someone else comes up with the same ideas and files for a patent first, your idea could be stolen from you before you even get a chance to protect it. Read More. Continue Reading How to Choose a Patent Attorney: Important Considerations When Choosing