User Authentication by a Selfie

Selfie has been one of the favorite buzzwords these days. And what is notable is that it is not limited to a specific age group. Although selfies had existed long before, it was in 2012 that the term made big news. By 2013, the word “selfie” had become common place enough to be monitored for…

After Tesla, its Toyota’s turn to “Open Source” it’s patent.

Recently, Toyota decided to follow Tesla’s steps into opening a relevant patent pool dedicated to Hydrogen technology. At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show Toyota announced that it is opening the door to the hydrogen future, making available thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents royalty free. This initiative will stimulate development of innovative fuel cell technologies…

62 patents granted to Apple Inc.

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 62 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. earlier this month. Among which there were 6 design patents. Three patents related to Graphical user Interface. And one related to Display screen.  In total Apple Inc is granted 249 patents. USPTO granted in total 6962 patents on…

Patent for potential drug to treat major depressive disorder

Recently, Suven Life Sciences Ltd has secured a product patent in the US corresponding to a new chemical entity for the treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. Patent no. USA (8653071)corresponding to the New Chemical Entity (NCE) for the treatment of disorders associated with Neurodegenerative diseases and this Patent is valid through 2030. Hyderabad based…

Patent Grant for the Month of March

              The Indian patent office granted 677 Patents for the month of March, 2014. The Top three consisted of Qualcomm Incorporated,GM Global Technology Operations Inc and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, with a count of 42, 18 and 18 patents respectively. The table below shows the top ten…

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…