Introduction A Patent is a form of Intellectual Property Right, which are rights of ownership on something which you invented, created or innovated using your mind’s intellect. These creations, being unique and of economic value are to be owned exclusively by its creator, to prevent… Read More »How Do You Patent Living Organisms in Europe?
Introduction You’ve developed a drug or medicine. You’ve spent years developing it, spent practically all of your financial resources on it, and now have a 20-year patent on it. Imagine this scenario: Before the company generates significant income and profits, the period expires, and the… Read More »What is a Patent Cliff?
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 workings of intellectual property in the… Read More »Can Mathematical Methods be Patented? | IP Conversations
How Did this Treaty Come Into Being? The United Kingdom had presented a proposal to the Executive Committee of the Paris Union. It stated that WIPO should consider the possibilities of international treaty on the deposits of microorganisms. A decision was made to establish a… Read More »What is the Budapest Treaty in Patent Law?
What is Section 21 of the Patents Act? When a patent applicant does not comply with all the requirements as mandated by the statute within the prescribed time, the application is deemed to have been abandoned. For a long time this “deemed to be abandoned”… Read More »Can “Deemed To Be Abandoned” Patents Be Revived?
Amendments to Patent Specifications Claims determine the scope or extent of protection granted to a patentee/applicant for his invention. The scope of a claim indicates a boundary, which when applied to patent law defines the scope of the invention for which the applicant seeks protection… Read More »Can Patent Claims be Interpreted Broadly?
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?