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Patent Opposition and Revocation: A Presentation

A patent right is a monopolistic right that is granted only after stringent scrutiny of the patent application. The right is not enjoyed by a patent applicant/patentee unless it is proved beyond reasonable doubt that this proprietorship is well deserved of the invention. Since this grant of patent right affects third parties monumentally, they are given an opportunity to participate and intervene in the grant process by filing oppositions and request for revocations. An application can be opposed before grant as well as until one year after grant. Any person can oppose the grant of patent 6 months after publication of...

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Working of the Patent Process: A Presentation

[slideshare id=30739030&doc=patentprocess-140202222148-phpapp01] A patent is a monopolistic right granted by the government for a specific period of time in return for the disclosure of an invention which is in conformance with the patent laws of a country. The protection for the invention is initiated by making a strategy as to how and when a patent application should be filed and this monopolistic right comes to an end 1 year after the payment of the 20th year annuity/maintenance fee. The life cycle of the patent application undergoes similar stages in almost all countries. Filing of an application is followed by its publication, later...

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ECJ Stems “Stem Cell” Patents

This image depicts the technological advancement that is 'stem cell regeneration'. It depicts the harvesting of stem cells in a perti dish and their development into a human organ. But is this miracle patentable? Click on the image to read the full post.

The sticky nature of Biotechnology research has always led to massive debates every time there was path-breaking discovery. It happened with Nucleic acids, amino acids, genetic modifications, transgenic animals and now stem cell research. This has been mainly because of its close and unavoidable link to life. When we came to believe that stem cell therapy for all monstrous ailments is around the corner, the moral police made its presence felt. After the famous WARF patents in US, it is now the turn of University of Bonn in Europe. On 18th of October in the Oliver Brustle v. Green Peace...

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Computer – Inventions that Revolutionized the world

The featured image shows an electronic tab with the a collage of words. The focus word being computer software. The present article will help you in Understanding Software Inventions in India and US. To read more click here.

Image by Alexander Schaelss Computing started when humans started analyzing based on numbers. In earlier times, people used various methods for the purpose of calculation. For example, papyrus helped early man to record languages and numbers. Later Abacus made of beads took charge as an arithmetic processing device. Since then processing units kept evolving. However, a major breakthrough came when zero and binary system was invented by Indians. The world moved from beads to bits. The first computer was a mechanical computer built at Corinth in 125BC. Though mechanical examples of computers or processing devices have existed through much of recorded human...

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