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…

Revised Draft Manual: A case of over simplification re software inventions

The Indian patent office has published a revised draft manual on 04 November 2010. This manual is a revised version of the previous draft manual published in 2008. It is in this context that we revisit the requirements for patentability of software. Draft Manual, 2008: Section 3 of the Indian patent act provides exclusions covering the subject matter that…