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Doctrine of Equivalence

Doctrine of Equivalence

As per the Indian Patents Act, 1970, there are two types of infringement – Direct infringement and Indirect Infringement. When a Patented product or process is used by someone without the permission of the owner of the Patent then that is considered as direct...

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Invalidation and Validation Patent Search

Invalidation and Validation Patent Search

Invalidation & Validation Patent Search Patent “invalidity” / “validity” searches are conducted to either validate the claims made by the applicant in a patent application or to invalidate one or more claims of a competitor’s patent. These searches are identical...

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Patent Examination

Patent Examination

Patent Examination A patent examination is a process in which the examiner examines the patent application of the applicant. This is a crucial step for getting a grant for the patent. The applicant has to apply for the examination of the patent within 48 months from...

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Freedom To Operate

Freedom To Operate

Freedom to Operate A Freedom to Operate (FTO) is a type of Patent Search which is carried out to ascertain whether a product, process or service is violating or infringing on any existing patents. Huge amounts of money is invested by research organizations in...

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Renewal and Restoration of Patent

Renewal and Restoration of Patent

Renewal of patent In India the patent is granted for a period of 20 years. During this period the applicant has to pay renewal fees to the controller of the patent every year starting from 2nd year of the term for renewal of patent. If the patent holder fails to pay...

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Drafting of Patent Specification

Drafting of Patent Specification

Patent Drafting in India Patent is a right conferred by the state in consideration of disclosure of the invention so that others cannot exploit or use the particular invention. After one decides to patent one’s invention it is very important to know the process of...

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Revocation of Patents

Revocation of Patents

When a patent is granted, it’s not always the case that the patent will remain unopposed by any third party till the lifetime of patent. The patent may be challenged by certain people and the method to challenge the patent is by way of filing a revocation petition....

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Patent of Addition

Patent of Addition

Patent of addition is a patent given for improvement of patented invention. Basically, when we get a patent for an invention there remains a scope in that invention for improvement and modification. In such cases these improvements and modification in a patented...

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Compulsory Licensing of Patents

Compulsory Licensing of Patents

Compulsory licensing is a process in which government grants license to someone else to produce a patented product or process without the consent of the owner of the patent or decides to use the patent-protected invention itself. It is one of the flexibilities...

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