Indian Scientist Wins Heinz Award

Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, Indian Origin Scientist who developed World’s First Human Micro Liver receives the Heinz Award in Technology. The Heinz Awards pay tribute to the memory of the late U.S. Senator H. John Heinz III. The award to Dr Sangeeta was announced recently which includes an unrestricted prize of $250,000. Dr. Bhatia received her award…

Patenting Trends from India:

The Indian patent office granted 5267 Patents for the month of April, 2015. The Top three consisted of Qualcomm Incorporated, GM Global Technology Operations, and ABB AB with a count of 15, 14 and 4 patents respectively. The chart below shows the top ten Companies that received the maximum number of patents for the month…

JPO / IPR Training program FY 2015

Ever since 1996, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) as part of the technical cooperation under article 67 of the TRIPS has provided vigorous support for human resource education in order to reinforce the protection of IP in developing countries. In the 18 years up to FY2013, 4257 trainees from developing countries have completed the IP…

USPTO Changes the Internet Usage Policy

USPTO Change the Internet Usage Policy to Permit Oral Authorization for Video Conferencing Tools by Patent Examiners. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) permit patent examiners to communicate via the Internet (according to Internet Usage Policy) only with individuals who have a written authorization in the application. This Internet usage policy also applies…

TM5 Offices’ official website published.

The Korean Intellectual Property Office has taken the lead in implementing Five Trademark Offices project. This website allows you to view the outlines of cooperative projects of the TM5 Meeting, the Trademark Acts of the TM5 Offices and statistical information. The TM5 website is for the purpose of:  Developing and establishing a website to share…

World IP Day 2015 – Get up, Stand up, For music.

World Intellectual Property Day is observed on April 26 each year by 188 countries with a variety of events and activities. It aims to increase people’s awareness and understanding of intellectual property (IP). The Hinduja Foundation recently initiated with the Berklee College of Music to set up an India Campus to teach students Indian music, with…

Nine North-Eastern Indian products gets Geographical Indication registry

The organic and exotic agricultural produce of Northeast India got nine products registered at geographical indication (GI) registry. These products included Assam Karbi Anglong Ginger, Assam Tezpur Litchi, Meghalaya Khasi Mandarin, Sikkim Large Cardamom, Mizoram Bird Eye Chilly, Manipur Kachai Lemon, Tripura Queen Pineapple, Arunachal Orange and Nagaland Tree Tomato According to North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (Neramac) this will…

India’s GI List adds up with 20 New Products

The Office of the Geographical Indications Registry, Chennai, has registered 20 more agriculture produce, handicrafts, manufactured goods, food stuff and natural material from across the country. Wooden lacquer wear and toys from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi, Bengaluru rose onion, Naga tree tomato, Mizo chilli, Makrana marble from Rajasthan, Nendran banana from Kerala and Meerut…

Bangalore Rose Onion gets GI tag

The ‘Bangalore Rose Onion,’ which is exclusively grown in Bangalore, has managed to get the most desirable Geographical Indication tag. It is the 217th product in India to get the tag. The Bangalore Rose Onion tag means that this onion is grown in one of the 16 taluks of Bengaluru rural, Kolar and Doddaballapur. Bangalore…

Patenting Trends in India

The Indian patent office granted 536 Patents for the month of March, 2015. The Top three consisted of GM Global Technology Operations, Qualcomm Incorporated, and Koninklijike Philips Eletronics N.V with a count of 39, 22 and 12 patents respectively. The chart below shows the top ten Companies that received the maximum number of patents for…