26 07, 2018

Intellectual Property Protection : What and for How Long?

What is Intellectual Property? Intellectual Property is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect and primarily encompasses copyrights, patents, and trademark. It also includes other types of rights such as trade secrets, publicity rights, moral rights against unfair competition. TRADEMARK: A trademark registration serves as a unique identity which imparts a personality [...]

23 07, 2018

Confidentiality Agreement and its Importance

Introduction- Confidentiality Agreement A Confidentiality Agreement is also called a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), which is signed between two parties. The Agreement defines information of a confidential nature. This is the information that the party wants to share with each other, given the nature of their transactions, but they want to restrict the access from a [...]

23 07, 2018

What is Utility Patent?

Introduction Utility Patent provides the inventor with the right to prevent others from using the protected invention commercially, without the grantee's authorization for a limited period of time. Thus, the utility model is an exclusive right granted to an invention. It is important to note that even though 'Patent' and 'Utility model'appear similar, there are [...]

23 07, 2018

Computer Related Inventions in India (CRIs)

Introduction On 30th June 2017, the Indian Patent Office issued guidelines for the examination of Computer-Related Inventions (CRIs). When these guidelines were first published in August 2015 and again in February 2016, but strong resistance from stakeholders made it put in abeyance. Eventually, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry appointed an expert committee for their [...]

21 07, 2018

The Parts of Patent Application,what are they?

The provisional patent application is very important. It is because all require similar elements but the utility patent application have the most requirements. The application of patents generally consists of the following:- Summary page Drawing set Background of the invention The brief summary of the invention The brief description of the drawings A detailed description [...]

21 07, 2018

Analysis Of The Evolution Of India’s Patent Legislation

Patent Legislation - Introduction Patent legislation is the part of the Intellectual Property(IP) law that consists of laws regarding the new inventions. Earlier the patent laws protect only tangible scientific inventions (circuit boards, heating coils, zippers etc). However, over time patents protects a variety of inventions such as coding algorithms, business practices, or genetically modified organisms. [...]

20 07, 2018

How to file a Provisional Patent Specification in India

Provisional Patent - Introduction According to the Indian Patent Act 1970 (Section 9), there are 2 types of patent specifications i.e. Provisional Patent Specifications Complete Patent Specifications A provisional patent specification is an application before filing a complete patent. The provisional patent specifies the invention in a broad manner but not completely. It is the type of [...]

20 07, 2018

Overview on The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Introduction The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) provides us with an overview of an international treaty which is duly administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international treaty with more than 148 Contracting States. It is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO). The PCT is a universal settlement [...]