Garbage patents, Smart Tiara’s, Language Patents, Unique seminar on patents, Qualcomm vs. Apple, Why the name BananaIP? Food recipies, Patent Tip of the Week and more.


“Garbage patents, Smart Tiara’s, Language Patents, Unique seminar on patents, Qualcomm vs. Apple, Unified Patent Court, Why the name BananaIP? Food recipies, patent tip of the week and more weekly news updates,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age Patent Firm.

Patent Quote of the Week

“A patent is only as good as your strategy.” – Gaurav Mishra, Patent Associate, BananaIP Counsels

Indian Patent Statistics

There has been a massive increase in the total number of patent applications that have been published this week by the Indian Patent Office. With a total of 1545 patent applications being published, the percentage of publications has shot up by a massive 227.33%. While 109 of these patent applications are early publications, the remaining 1436 applications are ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 month period. A total of 316 patents have been issued this week, which marks an increase of 6.76%.

Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 1 14 1300% increase
Mumbai 8 41 412.5% increase
Chennai 12 33 175% increase
Kolkata 2 21 950% increase
Total 23 109 373.91% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 71 364 412.68% increase
Mumbai 125 423 238.4% increase
Chennai 129 310 140.31% increase
Kolkata 124 339 173.39% increase
Total 449 1436 219.82% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 472


Percentage difference: 227.33% increase


City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 138 116 15.94% decrease
Mumbai 10 37 270% increase
Chennai 93 87 6.45% decrease
Kolkata 55 76 38.18% increase
Total 296 316 6.76% increase

Number of Applications published based on applicant city

Of the total 1545 patent applications published this week, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad have contributed 125 applications in total. The total applications for each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 51 applications from Chennai, 30 applications from Bangalore, 15 applications from Hyderabad, 16 applications from Mumbai and 13 applications from Delhi.

List of Cities 1st January 2017 – till date 2nd September 2017 to 8th September 2017
Mumbai 922 16
Bangalore 843 30
Delhi 591 13
Chennai 478 51
Hyderabad 285 15
Kolkata 100 0

Total number of applications published by the Indian Patent Office from the 1st of January 2017 till 1st September 2017:19098

  • Early publications: 1891
  • Ordinary Publications: 18421

Total number of patents granted by the Indian Patent Office from the 1st of January 2017 till 1st September 2017: 8107

  • Delhi – 3617
  • Mumbai – 878
  • Kolkata – 1618
  • Chennai – 2310

Indian Industrial Designs Statistics

The designs office at Kolkata has registered a total of 204 designs this week. There is no change in the total number of designs registered in the previous week and this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2017 till date now adds to 6440 applications.

Total designs registered in the previous Week: 204

Total designs registered this Week: 204

Percentage Difference: No change

Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2017 till date: 6236

Interesting Patents

Garbage, Smart Headband, and Language Teaching Patents

Several interesting patents have been published in the Official Journal of patents dated September 8th, 2017. Some of these interesting patents have been handpicked and presented below.

Patent Application 1:


Application No. 201721011276

Applicants: Vivek S. Deshpande et al.

Abstract: “Garbage waste management is a word biggest issue in urban and city area. A dust bin overflow problem occurs in India as well as also in other different countries. Time to time garbage collection from dust bin process is never done by workers. So due to the decomposed garbage create health related serious issues. So to solve these issues we have design one novel smart bin for garbage collection with alert system. Proposed invention designed with IoT as well as sensor technology. Smart bin system mainly make use IoT (Internet of Things) and Sensor Network, our system mainly focuses on the use of sensors like Infrared ,Gas and weight for the data sensing which acts as the main trigger in the system thereby enabling the alert mechanisms. IoT mainly focuses on the sharing of the data through internet so that continues status of the bin is always available to authorized person. We can also analyze the data received in term of the efficiency of the system by considering the previous and the past system. In current scenario we have noticed that our waste collection system is not efficiently managed regarding the time to time waste collection. We have noticed that our current waste collection system is not fully operational regarding the emptying of the bin in a time to time basis, which therefore degrades the environment quality factor in terms of the health issue of the habitants at that particular location. Due to this overflowing of the bin occurs which laid to the spreading of various diseases like malaria, dengue. Also the stray dogs feed on these waste hence rabies spreads. As we are focusing on the clean India Mission hence proper awareness should be done among the people so that we can make our Country Clean.” (Abstract has been taken from the patent application as is and has not been corrected.)

Patent Application 2:


Application No.: 201721018877

Applicants: Prof. Manish Rambhau Khodaskar et al.

Abstract: “The present invention relates to smart headband that acts a personal security device. The smart headband is particularly in the form of ladies tiara. The smart headband comprises a housing having a uniform shape configured to be suitably fixed on to a human forehead and head; at least one camera attached on said housing; a location determining unit configured to locate location of user wearing said headband, wherein said at least one camera and location determining unit are operationally interconnected to a central server and one or more user mobile devices to transmit data captured by said at least one camera and location determining unit; one or more biometric sensors configured to sense the finger touch of users; one or more activation units configured to send one or more signals over a wireless communication network to a central server or one or more user electronic devices on occurrence of an emergency situation or trigger by user wearing said smart headband.” (Abstract has been taken from the patent application as is and has not been corrected.)

Patent Application 3:


Application No.: 201721026323

Applicants: Geetanjalee Chandrashekhar.Rao

Abstract: “The present invention provides a novel and entertaining means for teaching languages and method thereof, the means comprising a set of Plurality of Boards, consisting of equal number of plurality of square houses. across length and breadth, each square house depicting an alphabet, or composite alphabets depending upon the languages to be taught, (for all/different languages), The said boards are linked to plurality of cubical dices, each dice with six surfaces, each surface having the alphabet or composite alphabets corresponding to those on the board, Plurality of identification means (songatya in vernacular) differently coloured, shaped for identification for the learner.” (Abstract has been taken from the patent application as is and has not been corrected.)

Patent Seminars, Conferences, Conclaves

Unique seminar on patents to be held on September 22, 2017 at Bangalore

BananaIP (BIP) Counsels is organizing a unique seminar on patents for corporate inventors on 22nd September, 2017, at Bangalore, India. Unlike the traditional patent seminars, the program intends to do away with lectures and talks and instead focus on participative teaching and learning methods such as story weaving, role plays, narratives and simple problem solving techniques. You may learn more about the event on:

Webcast on Patent Infringement

The Knowledge Group, a US based company is offering a live webcast titled “Patent Infringement: Significant Developments in 2017 and Beyond” on September 15, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm (EST). The panel will cover the following topics:

  • Patent Infringement Cases in 2017
    • Comparison of 2016 and 2017 Cases
    • Patent Litigation Trends
    • Recent Developments
    • What Lies Ahead

The registration fee for the webcast is $99.  Those interested in registering for the webinar can do so here.  Additional information regarding the webinar can be found here.

Patent disputes, infringement and settlements

Qualcomm suffers setback in Apple case

In the latest setback to Qualcomm, U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego has ruled that Qualcomm cannot force iPhone contract manufacturers to resume royalty payments worth billions of dollars until its dispute with Apple Inc. was resolved. Judge Gonzalo said that Qualcomm had failed to show it would suffer “irreparable harm” if iPhone makers withheld royalties while litigation was pending and therefore the Court would not be able to direct iPhone contract manufacturers to resume royalty payments.

International news

Scotland tables legislation for a Unified Patent Court

A fresh legislation to allow the Unified Patent Court to open in the UK has been put before the Scottish Parliament, despite some uncertainty surrounding the entire system.

A statutory instrument giving the court its ‘legal personality’ in the UK was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 31st August this year after the initial statutory instrument was withdrawn from the agenda at the last minute in July.

BananaIP Patent Updates

BananaIP announces a Unique Seminar on Patents for Corporate Inventors

BananaIP (BIP) Counsels is organizing a unique seminar on patents for corporate inventors on September 22, 2017 at ITC Gardenia in Bangalore. The seminar titled “The Strategic Inventor,” is a first of its kind program to help companies generate business and competitive value driven Patents from their inventors. The program is aimed at helping corporate inventors create patentable and risk free inventions that address a company’s business goals, and further its competitive value in the marketplace.

You may learn more about the event on BananaIP’s website:

For more information on the seminar, you may write to Ms. Ragini, [email protected]

Why the name BananaIP?

We recently carried a short article by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala on why our organization is called BananaIP Counsels. From being called Banana’s to being compared to Banana republic, this article reiterates and provides a real life perspective to Shakespeare’s extremely famous quote “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet”

Read this article here.

BananaIP’s Patent Tip of the Week

Patents and Food Recipes

Like other inventions, novel and inventive food recipes are patentable. From novel processes of making a known or unknown food item, to compositions, combinations, formulations and improvements with respect to food products can be patented. Companies in the food business must review their food ideas/inventions and file for  patents that make business sense.

Author: 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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