Indian Government to rework patent subsidy scheme for start-ups

In a country where Filing & Maintaining of Patents meant to be an expensive task, is now in the limelight, with government initiative that provides financial assistance to file international patents since the Centre has significantly eased the qualifying norms. A larger number of technology start-ups and small and medium enterprises could now benefit from this initiative. Earlier,…

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…

What is a Provisional Application?

A provisional application is a type of patent application which allows inventors and applicants to obtain a priority to file for a bundle of rights that protect the invention. Therefore, it is important to understand that, a provisional application itself is not an application to get the actual rights. It is important to make the…