Determination of Equivalents in a Patent Application

The doctrine stipulates that the scope of a patent is not confined to the literal terms laid in the claims; instead, it embraces all the equivalents to the claims described in the said application. In the absence of such a doctrine, the true essence of the patent and the monopolistic rights would never be realized […]

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Patent Assertion Entities: A Boon or a Bane?

The term ‘Patent Troll’ originated in 1994 in an educational video by Paula Natasha Chavez called the ‘Patents Video.’ A patent troll is a term used for describing a company that uses Patent Infringement claims to win arguments and court judgments for profit or to stifle competition. It is what gets in easy money and […]

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Uncovering the Realm of Selection Inventions

What are Selection Inventions? The rationale behind granting monopolistic and exclusive rights over a particular invention is to reward and accredit the inventor for inventing a novel invention that is susceptible to industrial application and is not obvious to the existent state of the art. These rights are, therefore, given instead of the disclosure made […]

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Understanding the Different Types of Patents under the Patent Law of the US

A patent protects the discoveries and inventions, which are novel, non-obvious, and useful. There are three types of patents under the Patent Law of the United States, namely, utility patents, design patents, and plant patents. Each patent type protects a specific type of discovery or invention and has different eligibility requirements; however, it is also […]

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Facebook Wins Indian Patent for Providing Universal Support to Cell Phones

The social media giant Facebook has quite recently won an Indian Patent corresponding to a device, system, and method for adapting information services, code, and software to comply with the individuals’ device parameters, and for further enabling proper viewing on their mobile devices or smartphones. This latest patent gain is a boost to Facebook’s efforts […]

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FNHI Subsidiary Worksport Secures U.S. Trademark

FNHI (Franchise Holdings International Inc.), the parent company of Worksport Ltd., has now reached a significant Intellectual Property (IP) milestone with the recent granting of the sole trademark rights to the Worksport name for light truck tonneau covers in the United States. Worksport and FNHI CEO Steve Rossi said that the granting of this trademark […]

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How Was 2019 a Good Year for Intellectual Property in India?

With the advent of 2020, you might be looking for novel and stronger strategies that can help you grow your business in the present cut-throat competitive era. However, to build a new strategy in such an era where competitors and competition keep on increasing day-by-day, it is always better to step ahead after being aware […]

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Solapur-based Farmer Gets Patent for A Variety of Custard Apple

After a labor of 10 years made to drew success with NMK – 1 Golden, a variety of custard apple, whose annual production reached up to 250 tonnes this year, Solapur-based farmer named Navnath Kaspate has recently got a patent for it under the Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers’ Rights Act. Navnath Kaspate said […]

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