USPTO LAUNCHES AFTER FINAL CONSIDERATION PILOT (AFCP 2.0) In order for an effective and compact prosecution and to reduce the backlog by reducing the number of RCEs filed (around 90,000 RCEs are pending), USPTO has initiated AFCP 2.0. AFCP 2.0 authorizes the US Examiners to spend additional time to […]
The High Court of Madras recently struck down the 2006 Amendment made to Section 126 of the Patents Act that disqualified...
The State Intellectual Property Office of China has taken a big leap by introducing new administrative measures on Prioritized...
On request of one of our followers we have revised the blog post titled, “Delhi HC Interprets the Timeline for...
USPTO along with other patent offices such as UK-IPO (UK), CIPO (Canada), IP Australia (Australia), NBPR (Finland), ROSPATENT (Russia) and SPTO (Spain) has revised the existing Patent Prosecution Highway system. In the revised system an applicant can make PPH request at the office of later examination (OLE) by using the […]Read more ›
In the Indian patent system, a request to patent office has to be made to process the application to the Examination stage. Unlike other countries like USA, where the examination fee has to be paid at the time of filing itself, Indian Patent Act 1970 provides 4 years time frame […]Read more ›
From 1st January, 2011 the UK government has relaxed the patent application process. Declaring the news, Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Wilcox said that “from 1st January 2011 anyone supplying paperwork to the European Patent Office will be able to do so with fewer documents than had been required in the […]Read more ›
The United States Patent and trademark Office has proposed a three track patent examination which would allow Applicants to have greater control when their applications are being examined. Track IRequest prioritized examination which, as per the Director, is aimed at achieving Final Action within 12 months. Prioritized examination can only […]Read more ›
Jet Airways files a pre-grant opposition to Virgin Atlantic’s patent application on aircraft seat layout
Jet Airways filed a pre-grant opposition to Virgin Atlantic’s patent application (500/CHENP/2004) on aircraft seat layout at the Chennai Patent Office. This patent application relates to the seating arrangement, commonly known as a herringbone layout, in upper class (First class and Business class) cabins of Virgin Atlantic aircraft. This action […]Read more ›
Indian Patent Office (IPO) to make available the latest version of the patent specification, on request.
In a circular dated 12th January 2010, the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks has instructed the IPO to make available the latest version of the complete specification available on file to a person who has requested for inspection or copies of the patent specification. Till now, the IPO […]Read more ›