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Design Around Study

Patent designing around by literal meaning, uses algorithms and different databases viz. Vantage point, TRIZ  etc. to find out the research opportunities for a particular invention

Why?

• To make the necessary modification of the invention for the generation of all possible topological structures of working mechanisms to avoid existing inventions that have patent protection or disclosed in any form in the prior art
• To avoid occurrence of infringement

General practice:

(1) Investigate the legal status to study which scope of claims has been surrendered by the patent holder during the prosecution.

(2) Apply the prior art to find out the difference and scope of further work

(3) Eliminate one or more claimed technological characteristics if required

(4) Change the functions or objectives of technological characteristics if necessary

(5) Use the techniques mentioned in the “background of the invention” of the specification since these techniques have been considered as nonequivalent to those in the claims.

For case study, please contact us at info@itagbs.com

 

CORNISH PASTY NAME GIVEN EUROPEAN PROTECTED STATUS

The term "Cornish pasty" has been given protected status by the European Commission. Pasties made only in Cornwall from an established traditional recipe can now be called "Cornish pasties", according to the Cornish Pasty Association (CPA).

Authentic Cornish pasties will now be marked with a special logo because of the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) tag ............
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GOVERNMENT PROPOSES COMPULSORY E-FILING OF PATENTS

The Indian government in its effort to bring transparency and efficiency in the filing of patents, has proposed to amend the Patent Rules and make e-filing of applications compulsory. The e-filing of patent & trademark applications was launched on July 21, 2007.

The commerce ministry's Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) has prepared a draft proposal and asked sought suggestions from stakeholders to amend.
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JOY CREATORS RESTRAINED FROM USING P&G'S 'TOTAL EFFECTS' TRADEMARK

The Delhi High Court has held back Joy Creators from using the term 'Total Effects' on its products. The Court found that the words were similar to Procter & Gamble's (P&G) registered trade mark- Olay Total Effects.

The multinational company had filed a petition seeking directions to Joy Creators to not use its trade mark 'Olay Total Effects' or any other deceivingly similar mark and questioned their unfair intentions to benefit from an established brand.............more