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UGC to varsities: Offer study of IPR as elective subject

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UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu said that creations of mind such as inventions, designs for industrial articles, literary, artistic work, symbols, names and images etc are protected by lntellectual Property rights

By: express webdesk | New Delhi | Published:July 18, 2016 3:11 pm

Emphasising on importance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), the University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked varsities to offer it as a generic elective subject under the Choice Based Credit System.

In a letter to universities, UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu said that creations of mind such as inventions, designs for industrial articles, literary, artistic work, symbols, names and images etc are protected by lntellectual Property rights.

The importance of IPR was first recognised in Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (1883) and the Berne Convention for Protection of Literary and Artistic Work (1886), the UGC official’s letter said…

Sourcehttp://indianexpress.com/article/education/ugc-to-varsities-offer-study-of-ipr-as-elective-subject/

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Samsung granted patent for vertical wireless charger that can charge two devices simultaneously

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Posted: 26 Jul 2016, 08:08, by Milen Y.

A Samsung patent for a wireless charging device surfaced last week at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent describes what seems to be an evolution in wireless charging pads design – a unit that can charge multiple devices at the same time – going over three basic builds, which are for illustrative purposes only, and should not be taken as an indication as to what exactly the final product might end up looking like….

Sourcehttp://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-granted-patent-for-vertical-wireless-charger-that-can-charge-two-devices-simultaneously_id83534

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Patent office caps fast-track requests

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BUSINESS » INDUSTRY

NEW DELHI, June 18, 2016

Updated: June 18, 2016 23:25 IST 

The government, which opened a ‘tatkal’ window to expedite examination of patent applications in the backdrop of 2.37 lakh pending patent applications, has now set a limit on applications that it will consider under the fast-track clearance mechanism….

Sourcehttp://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/patent-office-caps-fasttrack-requests/article8746303.ece

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IBM patents Google Glass-like night vision eyewear

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IANS | Jun 20, 2016, 11.07 AM IST

NEW YORK: US tech giant IBM has patented an eye wear like Google Glass that will have red-eyed night vision capabilities, a media report said.

Although not promising a true night vision, the device is described in the patent to improve sight under low light by tricking the brain to focus on high-contrast imagery….

Sourcehttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/IBM-patents-Google-Glass-like-night-vision-eyewear/articleshow/52828484.cms

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Australian bitcoin inventor silently building patent empire

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Reuters | Jun 20, 2016, 08.29 PM IST

SYDNEY: Craig Wright, the Australian who claimed to be the inventor of bitcoin, is attempting to build a large patent portfolio around the digital currency and technology underpinning it, according to associates of his and documents reviewed by Reuters.

Since February, Wright has filed more than 50 patent applications in Britain through Antigua-registered EITC Holdings Ltd, which a source close to the company confirmed was connected to Wright, government records show….

Sourcehttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Australian-bitcoin-inventor-silently-building-patent-empire/articleshow/52837277.cms

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Indian Patent office issues guidelines to startups

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PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
13 JUNE 2016

Indian Patent Office at New Delhi has issued guidelines for facilitators and startups with respect to filling and processing of applications for patent, designs and trademarks, in an attempt at encouraging budding entrepreneurs and to boost innovation.

As per the guidelines, a startup willing to file a patent application for an invention will have to select a facilitator who would help in preparing the request and also assess the patentability of the invention as per acts and rules, the Controller General Patents, Designs and Trade Marks said in a public notice…

Source: http://yourstory.com/2016/06/startups-receive-guidelines-ipo/

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Now, a ‘tatkal’ system to expedite patent examination

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BUSINESS » INDUSTRY

DELHI, May 17, 2016

Updated: May 18, 2016 03:25 IST 

The government has amended rules and introduced several measures including a system similar to ‘tatkal’, to expedite examination of patent applications by start-ups as well as entities choosing India for the first filing of patent. This comes in the backdrop of 2.37 lakh patent applications pending in the country.

The government, incidentally, is aiming to bring down the time period for initial examination of patent applications from the present 5-7 years to 18 months by March 2018. It had also last week announced the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy to push IPRs as a marketable financial asset and economic tool, promote innovation and entrepreneurship/start-ups, while protecting public interest…

Sourcehttp://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/now-a-tatkal-system-to-expedite-patent-examination/article8612218.ece

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Ashok Leyland gets patent for lightweight composite articles for auto industry

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The composite articles are suitable for making structures for use in automobile, aerospace industries

Gireesh Babu  |  Chennai May 17, 2016 Last Updated at 20:36 IST

Ashok Leyland Ltd has received patent for an invention related to lightweight composite articles suitable for making structures for use in automobile industry, aerospace industry and for domestic panels. The patent office issued an order proceeding to grant patent for invention titled 'A lightweight composite article and structural members made therewith'.

The company had filed an application for the patent on December 11, 2007 and a first examination report was issued on July 18, 2011. The objections were addressed by the company through written arguments this month, which was satisfactory, according to the Patent Office, Chennai….

Sourcehttp://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/ashok-leyland-gets-patent-for-lightweight-composite-articles-for-auto-industry-116051701413_1.html

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Samsung Patent Tips Wearable Projector

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BY STEPHANIE MLOT

MAY 16, 2016, 10:06 P.M.

The James Bond-like feature turns skin into a screen.

Samsung recently snagged a patent for a James Bond-like feature that turns skin into a screen, allowing users to navigate a smartwatch or virtual/augmented reality headset on a larger surface.

These wearables, according to the patent, would include a teeny projector to beam UI elements (dial pad, notifications, menu options) onto the back of the user's arm, hand, or fingers. A built-in camera then processes those behaviors, and a chipset translates them into mobile or virtual actions….

 

Source: http://in.pcmag.com/appliances/103359/news/samsung-patent-tips-wearable-projector

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How expiring patents are ushering in the next generation of 3D printing

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Posted May 15, 2016 by Filemon Schoffer (@filemonschoffer)

The year 2016 is quickly shaping up to be one of the hottest years on record for 3D printing innovations. Although there is still a lot of hype surrounding 3D printing and how it may or may not be the next industrial revolution, one thing is for certain: the cost of printing will continue to drop while the quality of 3D prints continues to rise.

This development can be traced to advanced 3D printing technologies becoming accessible due to the expiration of key patents on pre-existing industrial printing processes….

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/15/how-expiring-patents-are-ushering-in-the-next-generation-of-3d-printing/ 

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