The High Court of Madras recently struck down the 2006 Amendment made to Section 126 of the Patents Act that disqualified advocates (who are not patent agents) from filing and prosecuting patent applications. Spicy IP report on the order mentioned that the prerequisite of a science or engineering qualification […]
The State Intellectual Property Office of China has taken a big leap by introducing new administrative measures on Prioritized...
From September 16 2012, anyone will be permitted...
The calendar year 2011 is coming to an end. It’s been a rough year for markets. Between the unrest and disruptions...
Inventors or innovator companies file patent applications in multiple Patent Offices around the world simultaneously in order to protect their invention and launch their products safely into multiple markets. These applications, though filed with respect to the same invention, are processed separately in each of the patent offices where application […]Read more ›
In India, just like in other jurisdiction once an application for filing the patent has been made, the application shall be published for public inspection by 18 months from date of filing or priority date. Indian Patent Act 1970 makes it mandatory to publish the patent applications for Public inspection […]Read more ›
The process of filing a patent involves two important steps before the application forms are prepared. The first step is prior art search and the second step is drafting of the patent specification. Many a time, companies and inventors question the value of a prior art search before filing the […]Read more ›
Filing of a Patent application in India has been simplified by the option of E-filing software. With the use of digital signature an authorized patent agent or applicant can directly file a patent application in the E-filing software. Normally, a patent application can be filed by the true and first […]Read more ›
At the time of patent application filing, one of the key tasks is deciding the approach that has to be taken for patent application filing. While the most suitable approach depends on the company’s business objectives and market scenario, a clear understanding of the available options goes a long way […]Read more ›
According to the recent 2009 annual report posted on Indian patent office website, an upward trend in the filing of Intellectual property applications have been noticed as compared to the previous year, despite the fact that the world economy has faced a melt down. Moreover, there is an upward trend […]Read more ›