Category: Patents

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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An Overview on the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951

The purpose of the Invention Secrecy Act, 1951 The Invention Secrecy Act was created to restrict the exportation of classified information that may be potentially detrimental to the security of the country. In other words, the Act enables governments to impose “secrecy orders” on a patent application that comprises of classified information that is sensitive … Continue reading An Overview on the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951

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Filing Yearly Statement Of Working Of Patents In Form 27

Congratulations if you have secured a patent in India – truly well-deserved going through all that you’ve gone through. It could now be of relevance for you to know about a compliance requirement pertaining to your patent(s). A statement of working of the patented invention in India is required to be furnished to the Indian … Continue reading Filing Yearly Statement Of Working Of Patents In Form 27

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Various Options After Patent Application Being Rejected In India

Once a patent application has been refused by the Controller of Patents, the applicant still has an opportunity to get a grant. This can be done in the following two ways- Appeal in the Intellectual Property Appellate Board Review application before the Controller of Patents. This article aims to lay down the scope and limitation … Continue reading Various Options After Patent Application Being Rejected In India

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To Patent, Or Not To Patent, That Is The Question

The granting of secondary use patents in the pharmaceutical industry has become more prominent after the negotiations of the TRIPS Agreement in 1995. More and more secondary use patents have been granted, especially in developed countries. But, on the flip side, some firms tend to take advantage of secondary use patents in order to extend … Continue reading To Patent, Or Not To Patent, That Is The Question

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Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH): A landmark in the history of patent prosecution in India

A Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program has commenced between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on December 5, 2019. The Indian Patent Office website has also published the Procedure Guidelines to file a PPH request under the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) … Continue reading Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH): A landmark in the history of patent prosecution in India

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Patentability Of Immunology Related Inventions – An Indian Perspective

This article discusses challenges faced by patent applicants for inventions in the field of Immunology, especially those relating to gene sequences, peptides, antibodies, and method of treatment; relevant provisions of the Indian Patents laws and strategies one may employ to improve the chances of overcoming the objections. INTRODUCTION As our understanding of the internal and … Continue reading Patentability Of Immunology Related Inventions – An Indian Perspective

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Considerations Under Section 8 Indian Patent Act, 1970

Intellectual Property Rights are jurisdictional in nature. Hence, instances wherein different patent applications for the same subject matter filed in different parts of the world are common. PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) does make it easier for patent rights to be granted worldwide, however, applicants still prefer filing separate patent applications in countries that aren’t covered … Continue reading Considerations Under Section 8 Indian Patent Act, 1970

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The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2019

Recently, the government of India issued a notification throughthe Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion), to further amend the Patents Rules, 2003. The Central Government published the amended rules on 17th September 2019 which are based on the objections and the suggestions received from the public in respect of the … Continue reading The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2019

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Delhi HC Slaps Interim Deposit of 54Cr. To Patent Infringer

A Patent infringement lawsuit was filed by Communication Components Antenna INC against alleged infringer Ace Technologies Corp and its related entities and subsidiaries in relation to its patent which was titled “Asymmetrical Beams for Spectrum Efficiency”. The plaintiff claimed that the patent was for a novel antenna having a unique feature i.e. an asymmetrical beam … Continue reading Delhi HC Slaps Interim Deposit of 54Cr. To Patent Infringer

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