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Creative India, Innovative India: National IPR Policy

On January 5, 2015, Posted by , In Misc,Monetize, With No Comments

Recently, National IPR Think Tank published the IPR policy – http://dipp.nic.in/English/Schemes/Intellectual_Property_Rights/IPR_Policy_24December2014.pdf. Its a step in right direction – at least we started thinking in this direction. “Policy” sounds opposite to “Innovation” – the very concept of innovation is freedom from traditional thinking but policy means restrictions i.e. taking away the…

Dynamic Utility from Indian Patent Office

On November 6, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

The Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks recently launched a couple of features on online search services for patents and trademarks to make the search process easier and provide transparent results. The features include innovative tools such as “Stock and Flow”- a utility which existed for trademarks, has now…

Patent Portfolios – Apple vs Microsoft vs Google

On October 16, 2014, Posted by , In Misc,Monetize, With No Comments

The patent portfolios of major companies can be worth billions of dollars. There are many factors that drive this value, such as the area of the technology, the quality of the patents – and the similarity with other patent portfolios. The similarity between a patent portfolio and others in the…

Examiners Begin Issuing Alice Rejections for Software

On July 23, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

Source: http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2014/07/14/examiners-begin-issuing-alice-rejections-for-software/id=50412/?utm_content=6661426 A friend who handles large numbers of software patent applications for some of the most elite technology companies sent me an e-mail late last week about what he has already started seeing coming from patent examiners. He says he has seen the below form paragraph twice within a…

Economics Literature Database

On July 13, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

WIPO’s Economics Literature Database provides an overview of key academic literature that has influenced thinking in the field of intellectual property (IP) economics. The Database is an ideal and convenient starting point for researchers, policy-makers, and anyone else interested in the economics of IP. http://www.wipo.int/econ_stat/en/economics/econdb/

$130 Patent Insurance

On July 13, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

Source: http://info.edisonnationmedical.com/protecting-your-great-idea?utm_campaign=Edison%20Nation%20Medical&utm_content=6577588 Have a great idea to improve health care? Before you share your idea, it’s important to know some key things about patent law to protect your invention while you navigate through the complicated patent process. Paul Tomita, an expert in intellectual property law, shares insights on how to…

U.S. House panel approves bill to rein in patent fights

On July 13, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday approved a draft bill aimed at reining in companies that seek licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as “demand letters.” Read more: http://www.dailypress.com/business/sns-rt-us-congress-patent-20140710,0,6836590.story

True Patents Initiative: Sponsored pre grant opposition in India

On June 18, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

Frivolous Patents waste valuable resources of the country and cause to question the legitimacy of the patent system. Frivolous litigation is also a problem that’s worthy of attention. True Patents shall file sponsored pre grant opposition in India provided the sponsoring person /company satisfy the True Patents that it is…

European patent office to include Indian patents in their search database

On June 5, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

An invention can be the subject of a number of patent applications worldwide, in a variety of languages. Patent equivalents are a list of similar patent documents; with the same priority dates from throughout the world (for example see here). Searching for Indian patent is a herculean task! This is changing…

Patents For Sale: How To Separate The Valuable From The Worthless

On May 29, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilkane/2014/05/22/a-modest-proposal-for-licensing-patents/   Patents For Sale: How To Separate The Valuable From The Worthless Comment Now Follow Comments  Many people in the technology licensing field paid close attention to the experiment conducted by Penn State University when they licensed 59 portfolios of patentsthrough an online auction during a two week period in early…

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