In India Patents, Copyright, Trade Marks, Industrial designs, Geographical Indications, Topographical designs of integrated circuits, Trade Secrets and Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights are protected. Intellectual Property is the Property, which has been created by exercise of Intellectual Faculty. It is the result of persons Intellectual Activities. Thus Intellectual Property refers to creation of mind… Read more »
There are many compelling reasons – First, the progress and well-being of humanity rest on its capacity to create and invent new works in the areas of technology and culture. Second, the legal protection of new creations encourages the commitment of additional resources for further innovation. Third, the promotion and protection of intellectual property spurs… Read more »
Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.Intellectual property is divided into two categories: Industrial Propertyincludes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications. Intellectual Property is the Property, which has been created by exercise of Intellectual Faculty. It is the… Read more »
All inventions that have commercial application can be covered by Patent – “invention means a new product or process involving an inventive step and capable of industrial application” (Section 2(1) (j).
Sections 3 & 4 of the Patents Act, 1970 enlist the non-patentable inventions. Section 3 reads as follows: The following are not inventions within the meaning of this Act, (a) an invention which is frivolous or which claims anything obviously contrary to well established natural laws; (b) an invention the primary or intended use or… Read more »
1. Novelty 2. Inventive Step Further, “Inventive step means a feature that makes the invention not obvious to a person skilled in the art”. (Section 2 (1) (j)) is to be replaced by “Inventive step means a feature of an invention that involves technical advance as compared to the existing knowledge or having economic significance… Read more »
Novelty is crucial for Patent protection. Usually, the novelty is lost by: (a) prior publication; (b) prior public use; (c) prior claiming (if it has been claimed in an earlier specification.) However Section 31 and 32 provide that if the disclosure is before a scientific body or an exhibition notified by… Read more »
An application can be filed in India either in English or Hindi.
No, patenting is a matter that falls within the domestic jurisdiction of a State. However, Article 27 of the WTO TRIPS agreement establishes ‘international minimum standard in patent protection.’ Paris Convention on protection of Industrial Property, 1883 confers on all the Applicants irrespective of Nationality, among other things (a) a right to national treatment; (b)… Read more »
Yes, India is a signatory to the Paris Convention and the Patent Corporation Treaty.
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