This post presents recent updates and a timeline of events on Prof. Basheer’s PIL relating to the patent working requirement. Brief Background The writ petition brought into light the issue pertaining to non-compliance of the patent working requirement (known as the… Continue Reading
In order to overcome objection made by the Controller in the First Examination Report (FER), with regard to novelty, I generally undertake the following steps in order to make an appropriate response to the objections raised. There is no straight… Continue Reading
This post summarizes the jurisprudence of the six year rule for the presumption of validity of patents in India.
In a previous post, I had covered the basics of patent infringement and how to ascertain literal infringement of a patent claim vis-à-vis all element rule. In this post, I shall be covering the basics of infringement by equivalence and… Continue Reading
In simple terms, patent infringement occurs whenever a person exercises the exclusive rights of a patent holder without his/her authorization, within the country of patent grant and during the term of the patent. Upon analysis, a patent will be considered… Continue Reading
A system claim is a claim covering a product, a machine, or any similar physical invention. In Intellectual Ventures LLC vs Motorola Mobility LLC (Sept. 13, 2017) the Federal Circuit Court observed that – To infringe a system claim, the… Continue Reading