What is Revocation of Patent? The term “Revocation” means Cancellation of the patent rights granted to the patentee. Under the (Indian) Patents Act, 1970 the validity of a patent can be challenged in any of the following ways:- Opposition within one year from the date… Read More »How Do You Revoke a Patent?
What is a patent? The patent refers to the exclusive right which is granted to an inventor for inventing a new product or process, which offers a new method of doing something or provides a technical solution to a problem. The owner of the patent… Read More »IP Overview | Patent Opposition in India
What is a Patent? A patent is the exclusive right granted for an invention, which may be a product or process. The first patent was awarded in Italy in 1416, for a device for turning wool into felt. Soon thereafter, the Republic of Florence granted a patent to Filippo… Read More »IP Simplified | Overview of the Patents Act, 1970
International Patent Filings In our previous article, we discussed forms of international patent filing and went into more detail on the Paris Convention, which essentially gives an applicant a 12-month window after the initial application to file their patent in other member states. The propriety… Read More »What is the Patent Cooperation Treaty?
Do Global IP Rights Exist? Laws, as we all know by now, are territorial. Many countries share common elements or systems of administration, but at the end of the day the law of the land applies only to the region, country, or territory. Intellectual Property… Read More »What is the Paris Convention in IP Law?
The Need for Green IP In 1988 Dr. James Hansen, the then Director of NASA’s Institute for Space Studies, concluded before the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that global warming had become a phenomenon that would adversely affect the environment. Today, more than… Read More »What is the Fast Tracking of Green Patents?
Why? What? When? How? These are some of the most used words in John’s dictionary. He’s pretty curious about the workings behind what happens in his life, and many of those have to do with the inventions and the aspects of intellectual property in the… Read More »What Can’t Be Patented? | IP Conversations
Why is this Significant? Legally speaking, floods are considered as an ‘Act of God’, something so destructive and all-encompassing that they provide a loophole to otherwise airtight contract requirements. In India there are designated flood prone areas, where people get affected by floods regularly, making… Read More »Patents Simplified: Automatic Multi-Functional Life Rescue Flood House
What is Section 3 (d)? Any patent related statute in any country has the intention of fostering innovation in that country. A patent can be considered to be a recognition of one person’s effort towards building something innovative in nature. Innovators are motivated to work… Read More »What is Section 3(d) of the Indian Patents Act?
What is Patent Evergreening? The term evergreening in itself denotes the process of keeping something fresh and green for perpetuity. A statement to the effect of “George Clooney is evergreen” can be used to denote his appeal being timeless, for example. But the terms takes… Read More »How Does Patent Evergreening Affect Innovation?