Zee’s New Patent may Tantalize all 5 senses, Video Conferencing Introduced by IPO, Nokia and Samsung Join Hands, IP Appellate Court in China and more

“Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, Zee Entertainment’s new patent is said to tantalize all 5 senses, IP India introduces a new Video Conferencing System, Nokia and Samsung join hands yet another time by extending their patent licensing agreement, China in talks to form a National Intellectual Property Appellate Court, 6th Annual Advanced International Certificate Course on IP Asset Management for Business Success” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm.

Design quote of the Week

“I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.” – Lindon Leader, Graphic Designer

Indian Patent Statistics

A total of 1033 patent applications have been published in the 43rd issue of the patent journal. Out of the 1033 applications, 129 applications account for early publications while 904 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18-month period. A total of 205 applications have been granted this week thereby marking an increase of about 12.63% in total grants as compared to the preceding week.
Early Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 12 29 141.66% increase
Mumbai 26 16 38.46% decrease
Chennai 39 84 115.38% increase
Kolkata 14 0 100% decrease
Total 91 129 41.75% increase

Ordinary Publications

City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 130 478 267.69% increase
Mumbai 86 132 53.48% increase
Chennai 303 264 12.87% decrease
Kolkata 175 30 82.85% decrease
Total 694 904 30.25% increase

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS (Previous Week): 785
Percentage difference: 31.59% increase
First Examination Report (FER) Statistics

City No. of FER Issued
Delhi 314
Mumbai 100
Chennai 251
Kolkata 80
Total 745


City Previous Week This Week Percentage of change
Delhi 54 82 51.85% increase
Mumbai 20 34 70% increase
Chennai 74 63 14.86% decrease
Kolkata 34 26 23.52% decrease
Total 182 205 12.63% increase

Number of Applications published based on applicant city
Of the total 1033 patent applications published in the journal last week, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have contributed a total of 35 applications. The total applications from each of the previously mentioned cities are as follows – 1 application from Bangalore, 5 applications from Mumbai, 8 applications from Delhi, 18 applications from Chennai, 3 applications from Hyderabad.

List of Cities 1st January 2018 – 26th October 2018 19th October 2018 – 26th October 2018
Delhi 904 8
Mumbai 795 5
Bangalore 973 1
Chennai 588 18
Hyderabad 413 3
Kolkata 228 0

Total number of applications published by the Indian Patent Office from the 1st of January 2018 till date: 32278

  • Early publications: 3099
  • Ordinary Publications: 29297

Total number of patents granted by the Indian Patent Office from the 1st of January 2018 till date: 11283

  • Delhi – 4176
  • Mumbai – 1397
  • Chennai – 3536
  • Kolkata – 2181

Indian Industrial Designs Statistics

The designs office has registered a total of 50 designs this week. The total designs registered from the 1st of January 2018 till date now adds to a total of 6920 applications.
Total designs registered in the previous Week: 109
Total designs registered this Week: 50
Percentage Difference: 54.12% decrease
Total designs registered from the 1st of January 2018 till date: 6920

Interesting Inventions of the Week

Patent Application No.: 201811038948
Applicant: University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Abstract: Disclosed is a gas monitoring system for detecting leakage of gas. The gas monitoring system comprises a metal strip, a bimetal strip, and a buzzer unit. The metal strip generates heat upon detecting the gas knob is in an ON state, and consequently, the flame is generated from a burner of the gas stove. The bimetal strip connected with the metal strip expands upon detection of the heat generated from the metal strip. The buzzer unit initiates a notification signal on detection of the ON state of the gas knob and non-expansion of the bimetal strip.
Patent Application No.: 201721013714
Applicant: Sahil Salma
Abstract: Semi-Automatic Dishwasher and Method A compact and handy Semi-Automatic Dishwasher washes dishes with mechanical power with a little human effort. The machine is also capable of cleaning any other object such as walls, doors, windows or any other utensil as well regardless of its material. Liquid soap can be used with the machine for better results. The Semi-Automatic Dishwasher is light in weight and can be charged if the power goes down. The simple method of using the device is to select the appropriate brush according to the object that needs to be cleaned and fix the brush on the top lock of the machine. Now the object needs to be in contact with the brush, add some liquid soap and turn the switch on for the brush to start cleaning. See the cleaning and switch it off once the object is cleaned. Rinse the object with water.

Indian Patent Updates

Zee Entertainment’s new patent is said to tantalize all 5 senses!
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. became a proud owner of a patent numbered 10,101,804, titled “Content interaction system and method”, in the USA. The patent protects an idea related to a special visual experience. The new technology is a combination of already existing technological advancements such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), 3D Audio, Holograms and touch. Even though Zee seems to be a little skeptical about the acceptance of such a product in the Indian Market, it hopes to at least create an environment for the same. Mr. Chamli Tennakoon, Chief Digital Officer, ZEEL, is of the opinion that, “This technology platform catering to all the 5 senses will create a revolution in next generation content and the way consumers consume content in future. This is our first break through and there are more innovative, futuristic products yet to be revealed.”
IP India introduces a new Video Conferencing System.
The CGPDTM has introduced a new system of video conferencing whereby, Patent Agents can attend hearings, discussions and communicate swiftly with the IPO, all through a virtual platform. Users can take advantage of this facility and simply arrange for a video conference instead of having to physically be present. This advanced move by the IPO is expected to result in faster decisions being made by bringing into line, its users and the quasi judicial body. The objective of this system is threefold; firstly, it hastens the judicial process. Secondly, it cuts the time required for passing judgments thereby ensuring undisrupted communication between the two parties. Thirdly, it improves the efficiency and transparency of the Intellectual Property Office. Anyone who wants to use this facility can simply follow the procedure mentioned in the link which will be provided by the IPO to initiate the video conferencing. The virtual meeting will be held at a pre-determined time, users can make use of their laptops or desktops with webcams to attend the conference.

Patent /Design Infringements, Disputes, Licensing and Settlements

Nokia and Samsung join hands yet another time by extending their patent licensing agreement
On 25th October, 2018 Nokia Technologies announced their third quarterly report in which the Finnish company is believed to have made $6.27 billion in net sales. However, the company also declared that the patent license between Samsung Electronics Limited and itself, which was to expire early in December this year, had been extended. The terms of the agreement remain confidential. The revised licensing agreement is said to take effect from 1st January, 2019. Maria Varsellona, Chief Legal Officer and President of Nokia Technologies said that “Samsung is a leader in the smart phone industry and has been a Nokia licensee for many years. We are pleased to have reached agreement to extend our license. This agreement demonstrates the strength of our patent portfolio and our leadership in R&D and licensing for cellular standards including 5G”

International Patent News

China in talks to form a National Intellectual Property Appellate Court
The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress is believed to have been assessing a draft in order to set up a system where the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) will serve as the National IP Appellate Court. This Appellate Court will hear appeals related to intellectual property from other special IP courts and intermediary courts. If all goes well, this body will be situated in the heart of Beijing within the SPC. This system will create uniformity in decisions and create a reliable precedent. The change in the Appeal process will also boost protection of IP laws. SPC Chief Justice Zhou Qiang, said that “The SPC will have a national appeal court for complex civil and administrative patent cases.”

6th Annual Advanced International Certificate Course on IP Asset Management for Business Success
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in collaboration with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), KAIST & Korean Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) has organized an international certificate course, offline training, for IP enthusiasts and professionals. The course is set to take place between 4th and 6th of November, 2018 in the Korea Intellectual Property Service Centre. Some of the topics covered include IP Management, Fundamentals of IP licensing, patent litigation in the USA and the role of IP management in enhancing the competitiveness of SME’s. Eminent dignitaries like Hyun-Suk Lim, Director, Division for Multilateral Affairs, KIPO; Mr. Anil Sinha, Head, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Section, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Support Division, WIPO, Geneva; Clinton Francis, professor at Northwestern University Law School  have been designated as speakers. An official from KIPO said that “The program will contribute to create synergy with the international IP human resources and South Korea‘s IP assets.”
Compiling Authors: Vibha Amarnath and Shravani Damodara
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