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COMMERCIAL WORKING STATEMENT OF PATENT IN INDIA

Commercial Working Statement of Patent in India

The basis of patent law lies in the protection and enforcement of patent rights of innovators which in turn contribute to the promotion of technological innovation in a manner conducive to social and economic welfare. Under the Indian patent Act, section 146(1) empowers the Controller of Patents to direct any patentee or licensee to furnish …

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Amendments to the Patent Rules, 2003- A Summary

Amendments to the Patent Rules, 2003 – A Summary

In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 159 of the Patents Act, 1970 and in supersession of the Patents Rules, 1972, Central Government notified Patent Rules, 2003 on 02.05.2003. This was followed by subsequent amendments in the following years. The key aspects of these amendments to the Patents Rules, 2003 are as follows: 2005 …

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Amendments to the Patents Act, 1970 - Abolishing IPAB

Amendments to The Patents Act, 1970 – Abolishing IPAB

The Central Government by way of an ordinance, namely the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) ordinance, 2021, brought in amendments to the Patents Act, 1970, the Trademarks Act, 1999 and certain other Acts. The amendments categorically abolished the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) which is the statutory adjudicatory authority. The IPAB was originally …

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Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

INTRODUCTION We live in the age of rapid technological advancements and in recent times, we have witnessed the dawn of a new era within this realm, which can be called the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Justifying the label of a ‘Revolution’, the phenomenon exhibits potential to make large scale impact for the long term. Businesses, …

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Patents and Artificial Intelligence

Patents and Artificial Intelligence: Representation by ACT to the UK IPO

The relationship between Patents and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is of paramount interest to academics and scientists alike. As discussed in our previous newsletter, various organisations and Intellectual Property (IP) offices across the world had called for recommendations and views regarding legal personhood to AI, as well as the impact of recognising AI, on the patent …

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Lawyers in Patent Administration

Lawyers in Patent Administration

Intellectual property rights is an umbrella containing various forms of creations of the mind such as copyright, trademark, design, and patents. Patents exist in the intersection of two diverse and important disciplines, science and law. A patent is a form of intellectual property designed to incentivise innovation and invention in the realm of scientific advancements. …

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Artificial Intelligence and the Right to Privacy

Artificial Intelligence and the Right to Privacy

The term, Artificial Intelligence (AI) was first introduced to the world by Prof. John McCarthy at a conference held at Dartmouth in the year 1956. He defined AI as “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines”. In the 6 decades since then, the use and impact of artificial intelligence has undergone major changes and …

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Can a patent for e-vehicles include exclusive rights for its registration by the buyers

Can a patent for e-vehicles include exclusive rights for its registration by the buyers?

The Indian Patent Office granted Kanishk Sinha and Lipika Das Sinha Patent No. 254875 on 28.12.2012 w.e.f. 02.05.2005 for technology related to battery operated electric rickshaws that run on the energy created by a chemical reaction between zinc and oxygen, thereby acting as a means of pollution free transportation. The patent was titled “a fuel …

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