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Cow dung lamp from Traditional Knowledge fails to light up patentability standards

Cow dung lamp from Traditional Knowledge fails to light up patentability standards

The Madras High Court dismissed an appeal challenging the rejection of a patent for an eco-friendly lamp made from panchagavya and traditional herbal leaves. The court upheld the decision, citing traditional knowledge and lack of inventive step. Continue Reading Cow dung lamp from Traditional Knowledge fails to light up patentability standards

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"Focus on technology, not semantics" says court in case involving gene technology

“Focus on technology, not semantics” says court in case involving gene technology

The Madras High Court ruled in favor of Toyota, overturning the patent office’s refusal to grant a patent for a gene increasing plant biomass and seed production. The court emphasized the importance of scientific aspects over language semantics and directed a review within six months. Continue Reading “Focus on technology, not semantics” says court in case involving gene technology

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Court Cranks the Clock Back on Opposed Crankshaft Patent Refusal

Court Cranks the Clock Back on Opposed Crankshaft Patent Refusal

The Madras High Court remanded Pinnacle Engines Inc.’s patent application for their opposed piston engine, addressing inventive features overlooked by the Assistant Controller of Patents. The court emphasized the significance of the crank offset and opposite crankshaft rotation in reducing friction and vibration, directing a reassessment by a different officer. Continue Reading Court Cranks the Clock Back on Opposed Crankshaft Patent Refusal

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