USPTO- Fee Schedule Update

USPTO has updated the fees subject to reduction upon establishment of small entity status (37 CFR 1.27) or micro entity status (37 CFR 1.29) while applying for PCT applications which are effective from 01-01-2016. Note that if applicant qualifies as a small entity under  37 CFR 1.27, applicant may also qualify for “Micro Entity Status” under 35 U.S.C.…

IPO update- New Numbering format for Patent Applications

The Numbering System of patent applications and Request for Examination filed in IPO (Indian Patent Office) has been updated with a view to attain uniformity in accessibility and processing of Patent Applications by all Patent offices in India. The New numbering formal will be implemented w.e.f 1st January 2016. The new number format will have…

Aircrafts on a Runway to Generate Electricity

“Boeing use noise produced by an aircraft on a runway to generate electricity. The patent mentions installing multiple acoustic collectors on both sides of a runway” When you hear of scientific innovations at airports, they’re usually trying to offset the environmental cost of such a necessary and long-haul mode of transportation. Airports and air travel…

Public notice allowing other Patent Offices to receive payments and documents on behalf of PO Chennai, due to Floods.

It has been brought to the notice of all the applicants/ agents/ stakeholders that due to the floods in Chennai, the functioning of the Indian Patent Office, Chennai has been affected and the CGPDTM has been requested to make alternative arrangements for Payments of fees and submission of applications/documents and other statutory papers which may…

FRAND Licensing- An Introduction

Most of our daily lives are governed by technological devices – smartphone operating over 3G/4G networks, computers using WiFi, or even the now ubiquitous ear buds playing music from MP3 devices. To function, however, the technology in each component has to work together. That means the devices typically need to comply with standards, i.e., protocols…

Stop Squinting, Samsung is here to help you!

Using eye-tracking and facial recognition software, Samsung’s future TVs now recognizes if its viewer is having an inconvenience. With the assistance of cameras on the front of the TV, it includes facial acknowledgment and eye following innovation to its TVs. It will then consequently zoom into the territory they are taking a gander at on…