IIT students to get help from Ericsson to develop patents

Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson has invited project proposals in these areas from IIT students across Chennai, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai, Roorkee and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi. They have announced this programme to help IIT engineers develop technology patents and said that intellectual property rights will be owned by the developer team or…

An Air filled umbrella.

To end the awkward and unwieldy umbrellas, designers in China have teamed up with university students to invent a better kind of umbrella – a device that creates a force-field of air around you to shield you from the rain. Over the past two years, this team of designers in China has been working with…

Pfizer wins Patent for Voriconazole in India

The patent application which was opposed by Pharma firms including Ranbaxy Labs and Natco Pharma has now been granted to Pfizer. The opposition was filed by four parties, including Ranaxy Labs Ltd, Natco Pharma Ltd, GM Pharma Ltd, and an individual named Reena Manoharan. This anti-fungal drug Voriconazole, is sold in US under the brand…

Indian Government to fund young techies

Government of India is planning a Rs 10,000-crore electronics development fund to support ambitious startups in attaining scale. The government feels that India needs to incubate tech giants from its soil — like those emanating from the West —as the country has a fast-growing mass of internet users and possesses a rich list of highly-skilled…

A Device to Communicate with your Dog

A device with physiological and behavioral sensors has been designed by the scientists in the US to give owners a real-time picture of their dog’s mental and emotional state, and allows them to more effectively send back signals and commands, even if their dog is out of sight. The device shall help you communicate better…

Indians develop more effective MRI

Professors in Purdue’s Department of Chemistry are developing controlled-release imaging agents that allow for a longer, safer imaging session. Unlike traditional MRI’s, an agent has a half-life of only about five minutes. This means the ability to capture a useful image usually is lost within 15 or 20 minutes. This isn’t long enough to image…

New European Unity Rules Effective from November

The amended Rule 164 of the European Patent Convention (EPC), which was previously analyzed by Global IP Matters, finally came into effect.  Rule 164 as amended offers applicants more flexibility because the European Patent Office (EPO) will now search multiple inventions regardless of the International Searching Authority (ISA) chosen for a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)…

LG, Google ink 10-year patent deal

LG Electronics signed a long-term cross-license deal with Google which covers patents on a “broad range of products and technologies” that already exist and will be filed in the next 10 years, the two firms said in a joint statement. “LG values its relationship with Google, and this agreement underscores both companies’ commitment to developing…

IPO Patent Trends

The Indian patent office granted 595 Patents for the month of October, 2014. The Top three consisted of GM Global Technology Operations, Qualcomm Incorporated, LG Electronics Inc with a count of 29, 16 and 8 patents respectively. The table below shows the top ten Companies that received the maximum number of patents for the month…