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Patentability of Biotech Inventions in USA – Patentable Subject Matter

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First Publication Date: 27th December 2010 To be patentable subject matter in USA, an invention should be a process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter or any improvement thereof. There are three judicially created exclusions to patentable subject matter in USA. They are Laws of nature, physical phenomena, and abstract ideas. Biotechnology (Biotech) inventions are considered to be eligible subjects as Compositions of matter or manufactures. The exclusion most relevant for biotech inventions is 'Laws of nature' exclusion. US Courts have consistently held that as per the exclusion anything that naturally exists or is a 'product of nature' is not patentable. The...

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Biotechnology and Patent Challenge

This image depicts a DNA strand. The DNA forms the basis of all life forma and conquering it is the challenge for biotechnology. This post is about the patentability of biotech inventions. Click on the image to read the full post.

First Publication Date: 19th December 2010. Since inception patent law is being customized and fine tuned by governments to meet the needs of evolving technologies. Strong basic principles have evolved to cater to the needs of traditional fields of science and technology and they have been working well in promoting progress. However, the basic principles have utterly failed in a number of ways, when it comes to their application to Modern Biotechnology. The unique nature of Modern Biotechnology is the main reason for the failure.Why is Biotechnology Unique? Biotechnology promises more efficacious drugs, medical treatment tailored to the individual patient's biological make-up,...

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Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting inventions, IP counterfeiting, International patent news and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, “Workshop on IP Rights” to be hosted by Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, G.K Law College to organize a National Seminar on IPR, EPO’s first patent publication and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Owning Intellectual Property is like owning land. You need to keep investing in it again to get a payoff; you can’t simply sit back and collect rent.” – Esther Dyson, a Swiss-born American author, investor and philanthropist. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 832 patent applications have been...

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First Publication Date: 21st December 2010. It is a busy world and a busy life. People are in a hurry to earn their living and achieve some thing in life. During the rush to fulfill their dreams, they hardly find time to catch up with their loved ones and even forget to enjoy life. That is the point where festivals play a significant role. Nowadays festivals are the only occasions during which people reunite with their dear ones and find some time to enjoy regardless of their hectic schedules. One of such a festival - Christmas has come. Christmas is a joyous...

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Negotiating License Agreements

  First Publication Date: 9th December 2010   This is in furtherance of my post on drafting patent licenses. The final deal in a license transaction depends on how well a person can negotiate and not on what is fair. "You get what you bargain for and not necessarily what is fair." Therefore, preparation for a license negotiation and negotiation skills play an important role in the final outcome. The first step towards preparing for a license negotiation is patent strength evaluation. A Licensor or Licensee must be well aware of the strength of his patent or portfolio in the light of other patents....

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Telephone – Inventions that Revolutionized the World

  First Publication Date: 27th November 2010 The most common devices used for transmitting the voice signal over a greater distance are pipes and other physical mechanical media. All of us as a child must have used this form for communication. Another device used for centuries for voice communication is lover’s phone or tin can telephone. The classic example is the children's toy made by connecting the bottoms of two paper cups, metal cans, or plastic bottles with string. But the invention which changed the entire scenario of the communication is the telephone. It revolutionized the entire communication system. People could hear...

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Steam Engine – Inventions that Revolutionized the World

First Date of Publication: 26th November 2010.   In the era, when the Scientific Revolution occurred and mechanics was established as science, Sir Isaac Newton was known as a scientist rather than a natural philosopher, the world took a massive step towards the modern world. The advent of newly invented machines became part of the daily and economic lives. Textile production was the bustling trade in 17th century but geographically it was focused mainly around Greater Manchester, Pennines and Lancashire. Thus it faced the problem of geographical separation. At that time, horses and rivers were used for transporting goods from place to place....

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Electric Bulb – Inventions that Revolutionized the World

First Publication Date: 26th November 2010.   Mankind moved from dark ages to the ages of candles, oil lanterns and gas lamps. But all these sources of light were a hazard to the user and property and were all dangerous in their own ways. The quest towards creating a better source of light brought about the advancement of the human race towards creating an electrified world. It was as early as 1809 when the foundation of the concept of the light bulb was formulated and the light bulb was invented. The light bulb has profoundly changed the human lifestyle by illuminating the...

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Should Medical Methods Be Patented?

First Publication Date: 2nd October 2010 The patent system has played a critical role in promoting the progress of science and technology since its inception by providing incentives to invent, to disclose, to design around and to invest. These incentives encourage the progress of science and technology in turn contributing to the economic development and prosperity of mankind. Though the patent system has played a critical role in the progress of science generally, its benefits have not been extended to medical methods. (The term ‘medical methods’ used herein after shall mean surgical, therapeutic and diagnostic methods of treatment except methods of...

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Complications In Patenting Biotech Inventions: A Peek At US Law

First Publication Date: 1st October 2010 Introduction Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the American constitution gives congress the power to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries. In furtherance of the power granted to it by the constitution, the congress has enacted the Patent Law, which has been codified under Title 35 of the United States Code. The objective of the US patent law as stated in the constitution is to promote the progress of science and technology. The patent...

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