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

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Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting inventions, IP seminars, 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 published in the 51st issue of the patent journal. Out of the 832 applications, 20 applications account for early publications while 812 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18-month period. A total of 365 applications have been granted this week thereby marking an increase of 59.38% in total grants as compared to the preceding week.

Early Publications

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi16500% increase
Mumbai22290.90% decrease
Chennai261253.84% decrease
Kolkata17
Total662069.69% decrease

Ordinary Publications

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi64449523.13% decrease
Mumbai516935.29% increase
Chennai2362264.23% decrease
Kolkata1172281.19% decrease
Total104881222.51% decrease

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 1114

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (This Week): 832

Percentage difference: 25.31% decrease

First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

A total of 1353 FER’s have been issued last week. Applicants and their agents can check if any of their patent applications have been examined by referring to the journal available here.

CityNo. of FER Issued
Delhi525
Mumbai199
Chennai416
Kolkata213
Total1353

PUBLICATIONS UNDER GRANT

CityPrevious WeekThis WeekPercentage of change
Delhi9113952.74% increase
Mumbai415841.46% increase
Chennai649751.56% increase
Kolkata3371115.15% increase
Total22936559.38 % increase

 Number of Applications published based on applicant city

Of the total 832 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 57 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 16 applications from Chennai, 22 applications from Bangalore, 9 applications from Delhi, 10 applications from Hyderabad, no applications were published from Mumbai and Kolkata.

List of Cities1st January 2018 – 21st December 201815th December 2018 – 21st  December 2018
Delhi10209
Mumbai8690
Bangalore114722
Chennai79416
Hyderabad51110
Kolkata2620

Total number of applications published by the Indian Patent Office from the 1st of January 2018 till date: 38418

  • Early publications: 3714
  • Ordinary Publications: 35179

Total number of patents granted by the Indian Patent Office from the 1st of January 2018 till date: 13518

  • Delhi – 4972
  • Mumbai – 1709
  • Chennai – 4296
  • Kolkata – 2645

Indian Industrial Designs Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 145 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2018 till date now adds to a total of 8037 applications.

Total designs registered in the previous Week: 142

Total designs registered this Week: 145

Percentage Difference: 2.06% increase

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2018 till date: 8037

Interesting Inventions of the Week

Invention 1 – DEVICE TO UNDERSTAND PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSON WITH THEIR EYES GESTURES

Patent Application No.: 201821036407

Applicant: Shaila Chugh et.al

Abstract: “This project presents a device developed for subsystem of eye activity research. The task of the sensor, along with dedicated software is to track the activity of the eyes and the determination of the direction of eyes. To achieve the determined target the infrared radiator controller, the radiator and the sensor itself was developed and tested. This was followed by tests of the produced device in the laboratory and in different conditions (day and night).” (The abstract has been provided as is and has not been corrected for errors)

Invention 2 – FOOD-SUPPLYING DRONES WITH HUMAN IDENTIFICATION

Patent Application No.: 201841047125

Applicant: Dr. P. Gnana Sundari

Abstract:  “The drone nowadays dominance most of industries and capable of doing remarkable works where human cannot do. One such thing is supplying food in the disaster vicinity. This is developed for that specific purpose and also aiding the rescue team for such a critical operations. It is fitted with the camera (4) and sensor (2) to identify the human beings in that region specifically and delivers the food in that particular zone. In addition to that this could be operated automatically or manually.” (The abstract has been provided as is and has not been corrected for errors)

Invention 3 – JAGGERY CHOCOLATES

Patent Application No.: 201721021495

Applicant: Ms. Shweta Madhukar Deotale

Abstract:  “The present invention deals with chocolates based on jaggery-instead of sucrose (sugar )-to provide unique health benefits. Various types of jaggeries were used for preparing jaggery based chocolates such as: solid jaggery, Liquid jaggery, granular jaggery and palm based jaggery. Solid jaggery based chocolates with acceptable organoleptic and textural properties comprised of: Solid jaggery, cocoa powder, soy lecithin, butter, skimmed milk powder and Glycerol mono stearate (GMS)-at appropriate concentrations. Methods of making chocolates using solid jaggery as well as other types of jaggeries are described.” (The abstract has been provided as is and has not been corrected for errors)

IP seminars, workshops and conferences

“Workshop on IP Rights” to be hosted by Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Law will host a Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights on the 10th& 11th of January, 2019. The purpose of the event is to understand the developments in the field of IP. The core topics of discussion will revolve around issues related to Data Protection, AI, IPR & Competition Law, Biotechnology, Farmer’s Rights among others. IP lawyers, academicians, students and professionals are eligible to attend the two-day workshop. Interested persons will have to register themselves by 8th January, 2019.

G.K Law College to organize a National Seminar on IPR

K.L.E. Society’s, Gurusiddappa Kotambari Law College, Hubballi is organizing a National Seminar on Emerging Issues and Trends in Intellectual Property Rights. The Seminar will be held on 9th February, 2019. The National Seminar aims to focus on the issues of evolving technology and its impact on IPR policies. In particular, it aims to identify discrepancies in the intellectual property regime with special reference to digital technology; and to find ways to plug these irregularities.

The law college is now accepting Research Papers to be presented in the seminar. It can be submitted by professionals, students and academicians. Interested persons can register themselves by the 19th of January by paying a registration fee. The Abstract must be submitted by 17th January, 2019 and the full paper, by 30th January. Exceptional papers will be handpicked and published in a book.

Patent infringement, disputes and settlements

FMC Corporation wins a patent infringement suit, in India

FMC Corporation, a US based company involved in the making of and providing agricultural solutions to farmers has recently been awarded an interim injection by the Delhi High Court in a case involving two Indian pesticide manufacturers who have been accused of infringing two of the company’s patents. FMC in its submission had contended that one of its patents containing “Chlorantraniliprole” as the active ingredient was used without authorization by two companies. The active ingredient is used in the manufacture of two pesticides – Coragen and Ferterra which are widely employed by farmers in India.

International Patent News

Development of Intellectual Property in Azerbaijan: Innovative and High-Tech Startups Conference, held in Geneva

The Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies, Intellectual Property Agency, WIPO and The International Telecommunications Union, organized a Conference on 21st December, 2018. The Conference was held at the WIPO headquarters, in Geneva, to mark the 100th year of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. In June 2018, the Government of Azerbaijan had signed an MoU with WIPO in order to advance the IP system and increase cooperation. Francis Gurry, Director of WIPO said that the development of IP laws was key to the economic progress of the state. A number of presentations were delivered by the country’s leading startups from diverse fields.

EPO’s first patent publication

The European Patent Office (EPO) has a number of reasons to celebrate as the year draws to a close. On 20th December 1978 i.e. forty years ago, the EPO published its first ever patent application – EP 0 000 001 that was later issued a patent on 7th January, 1981. The original document can be accessed here. Another notable event for the EPO is that 2018 marks the 20th year anniversay of launch of Espacenet, the public patent search database of the EPO. The EPO in November this year, launched a beta version of the new Espacenet service with improved functionality.

Cooperative Republic of Guyana in process of establishing a strong IP Regime

The Republic of Guyana is seeking guidance from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to revamp its Intellectual Property Laws. The Foreign Ministry announced that their primary focus is to now frame laws that strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights in the country. President, David Granger also stated that safeguarding IP rights would be his principal agenda. The Foreign Affairs Minister has indicated that the process of drafting the National Intellectual Property Strategy (NIPS) under the guidance of WIPO is already underway and the draft could be completed by the mid of 2019.

Compiled by Vibha Amarnath

About BIP’s Patent Attorneys

Led by Senior Partners, Somashekar Ramakrishna, Nitin Nair and Vinita Radhakrishnan, BIP’s Patent Attorneys are among the leading patent practitioners in the country. They work with clients such as Mahindra and Mahindra, Samsung, HCL, Eureka Forbes, and Titan. They specialize in IT/Software, Electronics/Telecom, Mechanical, Automotive, and Bio/Pharma domains, and help clients with patent filing, prosecution, management and strategy in India, and across the world.

The weekly patent news initiative is a part of their pro bono work, and is aimed at spreading patent awareness. You are free to share the news with appropriate attribution and backlink to the source.

If you have any questions, you may write to BIP’s Patent Attorneys – [email protected];

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