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.

Novartis AG’s patent case: The Judgement of Supreme court of India


The Indian supreme court recently rejected the Novartis patent application for newer form of Glivec/Gleevec (Imatinib Mesylate in beta crystalline form) filed at the Chennai Patent Office based on Section 3 (d) of ‘The Patents Act, 1970. Accordingly, the Glivec case illustrates patent laws and its interpretation can differ from one country to another. Read this article to know more.

Technology companies


Save cost by letting only quality inventions go for patenting – Novelty Searches Client A Fortune 500 Dutch Technology Major – Listed inForbes Global 2000 Industry Hitech, electronics and medical devices Use Case Patentability / Novelty Searches Client’s Business Need To keep innovation and patenting in pace, This Dutch based technology major approached DexPatent to…

IP law firms


Quick and Accurate Prosecution Support – Patent Search & Application Drafting Client Leading Intellectual Property Law Firm, MA, United States Industry Gravity Power Modules – Turbines Use Case Patent Search and Patent Application Drafting – Utility, Design, Plant; since 2008 Project Need As the lawyers of this Leading IP Law firm are busy meeting needs…

Universities – Academia


Monetizing Patents of Technology Transfer Departments Client Technology Transfer Office (TTO) of a top university in MA, USA Industry Various Technologies Use Case Patent Monetization / Patent Licensing Support Project Need Technology Transfer Office [TTO] which is responsible for protecting and commercializing IP developed at the university. To bridge the gap between invention and commercialization…

IP consulting firms


Help your client Maximize Innovation ROI -Patent Licensing Support Client Leading IP Consulting Firm, VT, United States Industry Web Based automation controllers Use Case Infringer & Licensees Identification / Patent Licensing support / Patentto-product mapping Project Need To identify potential infringers and licensees of a company’s patents i.e. the intentional or unintentional commercial use of…