PIL on Patent Working Requirement: Timeline and Updates

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

How to bypass Novelty objection in FER vis-a-vis patent application?

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

Patent Infringement Analysis – Part-II

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

Patent Infringement Analysis [with example] -Part-I

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