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24 October 2022 by
Patentability of derivatives of known substance particularly drugs find a tough and bumpy road at Patent office in India since the introduction section 3 (d) amendments in 2005.This amendment remain the hall mark of the shift of Indian patent regime from process patent to product patent particularly for food drugs and chemicals.
23 September 2022 by
In our routine life, AI entities have found a prominent place in the form of virtual assistants. Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, and Bixby are prominent examples of the presence of AI in our daily lives. Moreover, smart electronic appliances, such as Air-Conditioners, Refrigerators, Chimneys, and Television have also imbibed AI to offer preference-based operation for the convenience of the end-user. One of the most ground-breaking applications of AI is found in autonomous cars, which have recently been garnering a lot of media attention. Therefore, knowingly or unknowingly, AI has become an essential part of our lives and it is quite evident that its presence and our dependence on the same will increase in the years to come.
30 August 2022 by
As known by many in the Intellectual Property industry the WIPO was working on the tool named “WIPO sequence” since 2020. Its first stable release was launched on April 7, 2020, followed by two consecutive releases till the final version i.e. WIPO Standard ST.26 went live on July 01, 2022. As soon as this tool was launched all the PCT countries including India recognized its importance. Consequently, the Indian Patent Office on 17th June 2022 issued a public notice informing all the stakeholders that all Sequence Listings that are part of an international application filed on and after 1st July 2022 under the Patent Cooperation Treaty must be compliant with WIPO Standard ST.26.
23 August 2022 by
In normal circumstances a patentee/patent applicant resists and rather abhor curtailing or pruning of the claims of their invention. The recourse to the use instrument of disclaimer is adopted by the patent applicant/patent in extreme cases where the objection to clarify the exact scope of the invention is called into question, when they are faced with the refusal /invalidity of their patent claims.
01 July 2022 by
It is known that certain crystals can coexist as supramolecular synthons. Since the discovery of the first cocrystal of urea with NaCl in 1773 a lot has changed. In 1844, the first cocrystal of the 1:1 ratio between Benzoquinone and Hydroquinone (Quinhydrone) was obtained.
23 May 2022 by
Most of us are aware that there are several types of trademarks, some traditional marks such as names, words, logos, abbreviations, and some non-traditional marks, such as colour(s), combination of colours, sound, shape of goods, patterns, etc.
12 April 2022 by
The world is facing the wave of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) yet there is an improvement in intellectual property (IP) filing in India with a 6% increase in application for patents and 15% in trademarks.
04 February 2022 by
Knowledge capital of an entity dependents on the inventive activity every inventor they hire or have.
20 January 2022 by
In the recent case of Agatha Christie Limited vs Registrar of Trade Marks, the Delhi High court quashed the order of the Deputy Registrar of Trade Marks refusing the registration of the trademark “And Then There Were None".
17 December 2021 by
Overseas Investments by persons resident in India are presently governed by the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of any Foreign Security) Regulations, 2004.