Category: Patents

AI Unleashed: Navigating Legal Frontiers in Inventorship, Personhood, and Data Dynamics

Introduction The growth of technology in today’s era has led to the immense development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), leading to tremendous innovations. AI has become a global phenomenon in terms of its use and is experiencing exponential growth. The shift in the focus has been towards making these machines capable of emulating the thoughts and … Continue reading AI Unleashed: Navigating Legal Frontiers in Inventorship, Personhood, and Data Dynamics

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Syngenta Limited vs. Controller of Patents – Divisional Application Case Analysis

FACTS OF THE CASE The current case involves a challenge to the order issued by the Deputy Controller of Patents and Designs on October 11, 2017, the appeal of which is being brought under Section 117-A of the Patents Act, 1970. The parent application dated 28 December 2005 was filed to get a patent for … Continue reading Syngenta Limited vs. Controller of Patents – Divisional Application Case Analysis

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Changes To The Mode Of Hearing Patent Applications Online

The Indian Government is working to improve the ease of doing business with the objective of converting India into a global innovation hub. A robust intellectual property rights regime is necessary to achieve this objective. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry along with the Office of Controller General of Patents, Design and Trademark has introduced … Continue reading Changes To The Mode Of Hearing Patent Applications Online

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A Comparative Analysis Of Patenting Software Related Inventions

Introduction The dispute over software patents focuses on two issues: first, whether computer software is patentable, and if so, what should be the boundaries of patent protection. There are variances on both of these fronts, but in the interim, major patent offices throughout the world have granted several software patents, leading to the development of … Continue reading A Comparative Analysis Of Patenting Software Related Inventions

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USPTO Reduces Small and Micro Entities Patent Fees via Unleashing American Innovators Act of 2022

Introduction: Application costs for patents are a necessary evil. However, by reducing those fee in comparison to major organizations, the US Govt. aims to make patenting process more affordable for small and micro enterprises and individual inventors. This multi-tiered structure aims to promote innovation while giving small businesses and independent innovators a relief and in … Continue reading USPTO Reduces Small and Micro Entities Patent Fees via Unleashing American Innovators Act of 2022

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Novo Nordisk AS v. Union of India: Delhi High Court on objectionable delays in post-grant oppositions

Introduction Section 25 of the Patent Act, 1970 deals with objections raised against a patent. In two ways an objection can be raised, firstly, when the registration has not been granted to the patent termed as ‘pre-grant opposition’ and secondly after the registration has been granted, termed as ‘post granted opposition’. Clause 1 of section … Continue reading Novo Nordisk AS v. Union of India: Delhi High Court on objectionable delays in post-grant oppositions

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Patent Litigation in Malaysia

The main laws relating to patents in Malaysia are the Patents Act 1983 (PA 1983) and the Patents Regulations 1986, which both came into force on 1 October 1986. Malaysia is a common law country and follows the doctrine of judicial precedent. Malaysia is a party to the (i) Paris Convention for the Protection of … Continue reading Patent Litigation in Malaysia

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Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel in the United States

The equitable doctrine of assignor estoppel originated early in the history of patent law. It was developed to prevent a party who sells a patent to another from later trying to undermine the value of the thing she sold by challenging its validity. As originally applied, the doctrine generally applied between two parties that entered … Continue reading Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel in the United States

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Defcon Patent is Granted For Its Lockdown Device

Commercial stage manufacturer and distributor of innovative lockdown device, Defcon patent is granted For Products LLC announced that the United States Patent and Trademark office (USPTO) patent is granted For the company U.S. Patent No. 11214986, entitled “Emergency Deadbolt Device.” The USPTO also issued a Notice of Allowance for the Company’s U.S. Patent Application No. … Continue reading Defcon Patent is Granted For Its Lockdown Device

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Getting your Patent Registered in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has been on the lines of becoming a major hub of business in the South Asia market. Sri Lanka does provide a suitable environment for the business with its improving GDP. Companies always look for a destination that has multiple benefits and has strong business environment. Sri Lanka striving hard for the betterment … Continue reading Getting your Patent Registered in Sri Lanka

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