Technology Insights

Patent Newz Box – Dec 04,2017

Recently ,  USPTO Patent Fees to Go Up effective January 2018 Patentlyo | Nov 14, 2017 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) sets or adjusts patent fees as authorized by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. The USPTO has announced that it will increase some of its fees effective from January 16,…

Drawing Consistency in Design Patent

  A design patent is the only form of legal protection granted to the ornamental design of a functional item. The ornamental appearance for an article includes its shape/configuration or surface ornamentation applied to the article or both. The ornamental appearance of an item/article is illustrated by a line drawing which shows the different views…

Geographical Indication

Have you ever pondered how GI creates market value?     Geographical Indication, (GI) showcases and guarantees uniqueness, genuineness, specialty, quality and traditional value for a product. Additionally, the product has a competitive advantage, added value, global recognition and brand value, hence it creates its own market value to the territory. For example, the famous…

How Innovative Are States In United States?

United States has been in the forefront of innovations for the past few decades. Within United States some states are very innovative compared to other states. This post attempts to find how innovative are each state in US vis-a-vis rest of the countries in the world.

Importance of grace period in patenting scenario

An invention becomes a prior art if disclosed before filing at the patent office. However, the patent laws of some countries provide relief by way of grace period. This post points out a case where Apple’s patent got invalidated by its own public disclosure.