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Patents filing in the Construction Industry

In this rapidly changing globally competitive environment, companies have no option but to be innovative inorder to survive. Innovation can be in the form of a new product/technique or improvement of an existing product /technology.

Construction Industry in India is no exception.Construction industry abounds with innovative products and techniques and the construction activities contribute to more than 8% of India’s GDP.  Because of various government and private initiatives, there is an increased demand for real estate and infrastructure projects and companies in the construction sector are developing a number of products, services and processes that can be used used for new construction.

The following OPPORTUNITIES are available for innovation in the CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY:

Construction development in residential, retail, commercial and hospitality sectors.

Technologies and solutions for smart sustainable cities and integrated townships.

Technologies for the promotion of low cost and affordable housing.

Green building solutions.

Sustainable and environmentally friendly building materials.

Training and skill development of construction sector workers.

Smart cities.

Urban water supply, urban sewerage and sewage treatment.

A list of recent patents filed in the construction Industry:

WO/2017/194984 A1

Title: MODULAR CONSTRUCTION AND INSULATION ELEMENT FOR A BUILDING

Assignée: MIQUEL, Hervé (6 rue François Charvet, Chambéry, 73000, FR)

Publication Date: 16 Nov 2017

Abstract: The invention relates to a panel-based construction system for buildings. The construction element for a building comprises two stiffening plates (1-2) between which a load-bearing central core (3) is positioned, with an insulating foam (6-4) and linking beams (5-7) being provided on each side thereof. These components are assembled one against the other by means of bonding.

2) WO/2017/191232 A1

Title: CLIMBING SHOE FOR FIXING A CLIMBING SCAFFOLD TO A CONCRETE SECTION OF A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Assignee: ULMA C Y E, S. COOP. (Paseo Otaduy 3, OÑATI, 20560, ES)

Publication Date: 9 Nov 2017

Abstract: Climbing shoe for fixing a climbing scaffold to a concrete section (2), comprising a first part (11) including clamps (14) configured for securing a track of the climbing scaffold and allowing the guided movement of the track while the climbing scaffold climbs in a substantially vertical direction, and a second part (30) fixed to the concrete section (2), the first part (11) being coupled to the second part (30). The first part (11) and the second part (30) are coupled to one another by means of a transverse guide (33) arranged in one of said parts (11, 30) and at least one hook (15) surrounding the transverse guide (33) arranged in the other one of said parts (11, 30), the hook (15) and the transverse guide (33) being able to slide with respect to one another for laterally disassembling the first part (11) with respect to the second part (30).

3). US 20170321444 A1

Title: METHODS AND APPARATUS OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION RESISTING EARTHQUAKE AND FLOOD DAMAGE

Assignee: Arx Pax Labs, Inc. (Los Gatos, CA, US)

Publication Date: 9 Nov 2017

Abstract: A three part foundation system for supporting a building is described. Three part foundation systems can include a containment vessel, which constrains a buffer medium to an area above the containment vessel, and a construction platform. A building can be built on the construction platform. In a particular embodiment, during operation, the construction platform and structures built on the construction platform can float on the buffer medium. In an earthquake, a construction platform floating on a buffer medium may experience greatly reduced shear forces. In a flood, a construction platform floating on a buffer medium can be configured to rise as water levels rise to limit flood damage.

4). WO/2017/198930 A1

Title: BINDER BASED ON CALCIUM ALUMINOSILICATE DERIVATIVES FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS.

Assignée: SAINT-GOBAIN WEBER (Rue de Brie, Servon, 77170, FR)

Publication Date: 23 Nov 2017

Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydraulic binder comprising at least 80% by weight of a ground granulated blast-furnace slag and at least one accelerator of the hardening reaction, said accelerator comprising at least one source of calcium sulfate and at least one nucleating agent in the form of particles, the BET specific surface area of which is greater than 1 m2/g and the size of which is such that 50% of the particles have a mean diameter of less than 5 µm, said particles being chosen from calcium carbonates, magnesium carbonates, calcium magnesium carbonates, calcium silicate hydrates, aluminum silicate hydrates, alone or as a mixture. This binder may be used in a mortar and concrete composition which, once mixed with water, makes it possible to obtain construction materials.

5.) US 20170333939 A1

Title: CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL MIXING SYSTEM

Assignee: Tomorrow’s Tools, LLC (St. Louis, MO, US)

Publication Date: 23 Nov 2017

Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing construction material mixtures. A container can include a flexible body having an interior for receiving and holding construction material mixture components to be mixed. The construction material mixture components can be mixed in the interior by rotating a mixing tool. The flexible body is collapsible for forcing the construction material mixture out of a mouth of the container. The flexible body can be everted to facilitate cleaning the interior of the flexible body. The system can also include a stand, a mixing tool, a funnel, and/or a measuring cup.

6). US 20170322088 A1

Title: DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE TEMPERATURE OF A ROAD BUILDING MATERIAL APPLIED BY A CONSTRUCTION MACHINE, AND CONSTRUCTION MACHINE COMPRISING SUCH A DEVICE

Assignee: MOBA Mobile Automation AG (Limburg, DE)

Publication Date: 9 Nov 2017

Abstract: A device for determining the temperature of a road building material applied by a construction machine in a placement width includes an infrared temperature measuring head, a motor and a controller. The infrared temperature measuring head is arranged to be twistable by the motor in a manner transverse to the direction of travel of the construction machine so as to scan the surface of the road building material to capture temperature measuring values of the surface of road building material during a rotational movement at a plurality of measuring points spaced apart from one another. The controller is configured to set a scanning speed as a function of a position of the measuring point.

7). US 20170275847 A1

Title: Tool Holder for a Work Vehicle or Construction Machine

Assignée: GROUPE MECALAC (Annecy-Le-Vieux, FR)

Publication Date: 28 Sept 2017

Abstract: A tool holder includes a locking cylinder provided with two first gripping pins extending laterally from each side of the fixed part thereof, and two second gripping pins extending laterally from each side of the moving part thereof. The tool includes at least two reception assemblies each having a first receiving portion and a second receiving portion the openings of which are each facing and provided to receive one of the first gripping pins and one of the second gripping pins for retaining the tool on the tool holder. The tool is locked on the tool holder by means of the locking cylinder by moving each gripping pin into abutment at the bottom of the associated receiving portion thereof.

8). WO/2017/126999 A2

Title: METHOD AND TOOLS FOR REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF CONCRETE USED TO CONSTRUCT A STRUCTURAL FRAMEWORK

Assignee: AL-HARBI, Ahmed (Alahsaa, P.O. Box 2208 Alahsaa, 36422, SA)

Publication Date: 27 Sept 2017

Abstract: The invention provides a solution to the problem of the overuse of concrete, using a method for constructing walls by means of panels. The invention solves the problem of the use of large amounts of concrete while maintaining what is routine in the industry with respect to construction using specific measurements of the wall, by providing a method, along with tools, which consists in using panels inside the wall by forming empty rectangular cuboid formworks that displace the concrete by an amount equal to the volume thereof.

9). US 9828769 B2

Title: Foldable brick with rope attachments and detachable wall building system

Assignee: HOBİ ENDÜSTRİYEL ÜRÜN TASARIM UYGULAMA ÜRETİM İTHALAT İHRACAT LİMİTED ŞİRKETİ (Istanbul, TR)

Publication Date: 28 Nov 2017

Abstract: The invention is about a modular foldable brick that enables architectural elements such as stacked walls, arches, corners, doors, windows and wall niches to be constructed at indoor and outdoor conditions that divides, restricts and secures a certain space; Due to the possibility of folding the storing and carrying of this brick is possible at a minimum weight. The brick is connectable within itself and also attachable to others for constructing architectural elements as wall building systems. The foldable brick provides a foldable brick body that forms the outer walls and an inner wall being formed with three techniques; connecting/fixing (A-B groups)/encircling (C group). All three techniques are related to the forming of the detachable wall building system’s entity unit foldable and sustainable brick. All these three techniques are used simultaneously.

10.) WO/2017/200285 A2

Title: ELECTRIC DRIVER TIP STRUCTURE FOR FINISHING BUILDING OUTER WALL

Assignee: IN, Woong Yeol (#1-207 115, Hyoseo-roGyeyang-gu, Incheon, 21103, KR)

Publication date: 23 Nov 2017

Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric driver tip structure for finishing a building outer wall and, more specifically, to an electric driver tip structure for finishing a building outer wall, the tip structure pressing and rotating a screw nail by the engaging rotation of two threaded parts coupled in a screw form, in a state in which a panel and a stud are supported in a state of making contact with each other, so as to couple and fix the panel and the stud by passing the screw nail through the panel and the stud from the rear thereof, thereby quickly and stably performing a coupling operation of the panel and the stud (vertical support), and thus building outer wall finishing construction using a metal panel can be easily performed and time and costs can be significantly reduced.

11). WO/2017/185146 A1

Title: METHOD FOR THE RAPID CONSTRUCTION OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

Assignee: INSOMAT LLC (Po office 54951, Atlanta, GA, 30308, US)

Publication Date: 2 Nov 2017

Abstract:A method for the construction of energy-efficient buildings which provide thermal comfort to the occupants thereof. The outside walls are insulating walls, and the inside walls are thermally inert. The walls are constructed from one or more vertical layers printed simultaneously or consecutively. Each vertical layer consists of a different material and has a different thickness depending upon the strength, insulating properties or thermal inertia required of the layer in question. Nozzles mounted on movable carriages hold different materials. No computer is required to give coordinates. The nozzles move from one end to the other end of a carriage pertaining to a wall, which is located in a specific position. The movement of the nozzles on a frame is restricted by switches and a programmed controller, which stop the movement of a nozzle when it reaches the end of the wall, sending a signal to raise the device a step up and to commence movement in the opposite direction. The program of the programmed controller stays the same because the coordinates are set by the carriages with switches.

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India: To Apply Or Not To Apply for a Patent of Addition?

The scope of improvement is infinite, precisely because perfection is unattainable”.

Often, after filing a patent for an invention, additional modifications and improvement of the invention surface. The improvements or modifications may take place as a result of further experimentation to improve the invention, or as a result of feedback received from the industry.  

In such a scenario, where the invention is already protected by a patent, the improvement or modification over the original patented product or process may be protected by a “Patent of Addition” in India.

“Patent of Addition” falls under Sections 54, 55 and 56 of the Patents Act, 1970. A patent of addition facilitates the addition of new subject matter in the form of modifications and improvements to an existing disclosure of the parent application, while retaining the priority date for claims based on the original disclosure by the patentee.

Filing a new patent application is another option, but the priority date of the new patent will be different from that of the previously filed application (or parent application). The claims of the patent of addition inherit the priority date of the parent application. As a result, claims in the patent of addition can have a priority date that is before the filing of the patent of addition.

However, the applicant must be the same for the parent patent application and the patent of addition. If the improvement or modification involves an additional applicant, a patent of addition may not be pursued.

A patent of addition effectively enables an applicant to make incremental improvements and add embodiments that might not justify their own patent applications without needing to file parallel applications. More specifically, the applicant need not pay a renewal fee for a patent of addition, thereby saving costs.

A patent of addition is a suitable and attractive option for applicants to add additional features onto previously filed patent applications, it may not always be the right tool for the job, it has its own disadvantages.

In contrast to the perception that the patent of addition inherits the priority date of a parent application, certain claims may have their own priority dates. Only the claims fully supported by the disclosure of the parent patent application are entitled to the priority date of the parent patent application.

A term of a patent is 20 years from the date of filing of patent application and the term of patent of addition is limited to its parent application’s term. For example, a patent of addition filed in 2017 that claims priority to a parent application filed in 2013 will expire in 2033, as opposed to 2037 if a new patent application was filed instead of patent of addition application. This reduced patent tenure might result in loss of significant revenue from products or methods that pertains to the new patent claims supported by the patent of addition.

Further, introduction of new claims in the patent of addition may leave the door open for an opponent to assert the invalidity of parent application if the disclosure in the parent application do not justify the additional claims. In situations where support for the new subject matter of the patent of addition is not clearly set out in the parent application, it may be advantageous to file a separate application to utilise the distinctiveness of the new claims, and to obtain the benefit of a full patent term.

Accordingly, a patent applicant must look at all the pros and cons before making a decision to apply for  a patent of addition.

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Patent Searching RESEARCH by Genius Geeks

Patent Search: Determine how prior art is similar or different?

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Patent filing requires “money”. Patents have filing fees, professional fees and maintenance fees over the life of the patent and a large amount of money is required for the defence of the patent. A Patent search is carried out inorder to ascertain that the patent generates enough financial gains to justify the cost associated with its filing and the time and expense of moving forward with a patent application is a worthwhile.

For inventors, searching prior-art in the form of patents filed and granted should be the first step in the patent application process. Patent search gives an opportunity to discover which aspects of your invention can be claimed and high quality patent searches can help inventors anticipate about the scope of any patent claim. Without a patent search an inventor will describe the various  aspects of an invention as if they are equally important which won’t be the case.  

A patent is lot more than just a document. Careful assessment of patents found in the search report is tedious but the inventors who really take the time to read the key patents found in the search know its importance in contributing to the decision about whether to move forward with the patent application and then ultimately to meaningfully contribute to the preparation of a patent application.

Unfortunately, a lot of inventors only give a hasty and not thorough review of the patents found, thereby missing a great opportunity to use the prior art found to figure out what is most likely unique and patentable. Inventors perhaps look at the titles, the pictures, maybe read the Abstract and get overwhelmed.

For this reason inventors frequently choose to hire a patent professional or patent attorney for carrying out patent search. The inventor has the detailed knowledge of the invention, and is in the best position to identify the similarity and differences of the invention with respect to the prior art and the patent professional is in the best position to determine whether those differences will likely contribute to patentability through a collaborative approach.

A detailed compiled disclosure of the invention forms the foundation of a strong patent application. Determining how the prior art is similar and how it is different is essential to being able to gather great detail of information that can be put together while writing a patent application and invariably leads to a far more detailed written description of the invention.

Many a times inventors carry out a patent search themselves before filing a patent application and during the patent examination an exact invention already patented is found. But this is why you do the search!!!!

Thus, It is better to spend a modest amount of money on patent search before filing a patent application to learn about the prior patents instead of spending a lot of money on patent application only to learn later that no patent could be obtained.

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International Patent Research Workshop for Intrigued Genius Minds

International Patent Research Workshop for Intrigued Genius Minds

Take your intelligence to next level. Welcome to the world of understanding innovations happening in cutting edge technologies across the globe. Learn more about current technology trends that will shape up economic disruptions across the globe. Learn more about innovations happening in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, understand use of chatbots, virtual agents, virtual assistants, wearables – augmented and virtual reality, IoT, Blockchain and other state of the art technology.

Albert Einstein, Thomas Alva Edison and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart all were genius people in their lifetime.

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Now what set these people apart from the rest and made them achieve what they did?

It’s pretty simple really: they all simplified the existence of existing laws and the way of seeing life in different way.

 

Every human is eligible to attain that height of being genius. CHOICE is YOUR whether to BELIEVE in YOUR IDEAS and #makeithappen

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. – Marilyn Monroe

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International Patent Research Workshop 

Venue: Aerocity, New Delhi

 

 

Demystifying Patent Research Basics

The patent research workshop will cover holistic view of the legal viewpoint

As to how to perform patentability search?

How to perform state of the art searches?

How to perform validity patent searches?

How to perform Infringement searches and freedom to operate searches?

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As a company it is important to understand the type of research which needs to be performed to identify the OPPORTUNITIES to create your own niche in the competitive market. For example, patentability search can be performed if any person or any innovator of a company has an idea or is doing a research.

WHEN to perform patentability search before filing a patent or after filing provisional patent application?

The company would like to know What is the SWOT analysis or in simple terms, identifying what are the different innovations or research which has already happened across the globe.

As a business owner knowing what happens in 2-3 years from now is a strategic move

When to protect intellectual property?

It’s very tough question to answer and it is not very easy to protect every creation of mind. Yes, there are some ways in which you can actually add some pointers and then file a patent application. Ideas are creation of mind and it might happen at one point of time the same idea is bouncing in multiple minds at neutron level across the globe.

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First very important factor for an innovation to be PATENT WORTHY is that an idea should be new. New means that idea should be new concept all over the world not only in India. So the idea actually qualify for even being patent worthy is performing patentability research. Many patent databases are very helpful to perform the patentability. One example is WIPO which stands for world intellectual property organisation.

The WIPO database is worldwide patent database. Other important databases are espacenet, and USPTO.

Many times we get patent queries regarding what kind of patent databases are you using for performing your any kind of patentability or any kind of patent research?

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Our BELIEVE is SIMPLE we use our intellect and use non paid patent tools.

Obviously, when you are using a paid database it is expensive. However, you are not using your intellect as a patent attorney or as a patent researcher to come up with ways and means to do your research in a manner which suffice the purpose of that particular invention or idea so that is very very important.

Over the years we have been able to find out better results by defining the kind of scope of work which we plan when we get a patent research query.

There is no STEP WISE MANTRA that would be applicable in all the patent searches. What is important is to analyse CRUX of the invention or the innovative features of the invention use your intellect as a patent researcher, and make the key strings.

What kind of strings will work better and if you have less time how to go about doing state of the art searches?

State of art search is basically talks about what kind of innovation already has happened in a particular sector. For example it can be a solar sector where by solar energy is being used to light up the lamp or it can be a LED sector where the technology relates to packaging of the LED to reduce the heat sink capacity.

However, what is important to understand what kind of approach or parameters are you going to take into considerations as a patent researcher.

KEY LEARNINGS FROM THE WORKSHOP

We will be discussing a lot on different kind of technologies. It is exciting to know that YOU don’t have to be an expert in a particular technology to do a patent research. Obviously, if you are a scientist or Phd in particular area it will take less time to understand the technology but at the same time as a patent researcher or as a patent attorney one should understand your job is to identify the innovative features.

Imbibing the acumen of a researcher and techno legal domain will is helpful when you are responding to office section response. The office action response is issued by the patent examiner and the patent examiner performs the search on a particular invention and will come up with objections so as a patent expert or patent attorney you need to respond to those objections. How to respond to office action response will be part of different workshop which we would be doing in the coming months.

How different kind of strategies can be applied as there is no one strategy which will be applicable to all patent searches but of course that key take away from the workshop would be that you would be able to understand what are the parameters you should actually look when you are doing the research.

Multinationals are coming in India so there is lot of job opportunities which are going to be there in near future and if you are already in the league of understanding how to perform patent research and can STRATEGISE a BUSINESS PLAN for the startup you get yourself a high package job.

You will be in a position to help the companies with their day to day activities whereby a lot of research is being performed by the scientists and many a times they have no clue whatsoever.

What kind of research is of prime importance?

What kind of research should be finished first?

What kind of research is being done by competitors?

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Difference between Patent pending and Patent granted

Difference between Patent pending and Patent granted

Patent-pending sounds great, doesn’t it? But it does differ from a regular patent. Not every patent application results in a granted patent.

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“Patent pending” (sometimes abbreviated by “pat. pend.” or “pat. pending”) or “patent applied for” are legal designations or expressions that simply means that you have applied for, but have not yet been granted, a patent.  

The words “patent pending” carry no formal legal significance but it communicates that you are “pursuing a patent” and have filed a provisional patent or a patent application. The patent applicants usually mark their articles with such words after filing an application because Patent-pending status protects your innovation while you are working through the patent process by keeping competitors from scooping your idea and marketing it as their own.

A strong patent portfolio help in fuelling investments for emerging tech companies. Investors often look to see whether a budding company has protected its intellectual property when determining whether to invest or not. It is more likely that you will be taken seriously if you come to the table with excellent technical knowledge and a patent-pending for your idea that’s been well-researched and profits projected, even if you don’t have all the connections with the big players. Holding a patent pending status also allows you to begin marketing for your product even before the patent is granted providing some control over the use of your product while warning others against attempting to file patents for substantially similar products.

However, the use of patent pending status by the patent applicant does not prohibit the third party to plead as innocent unless the patent number is indicated as the infringement action can be initiated only after the patent is granted.

Patent-pending status is temporary and only offers protection for a brief period of time, with protections similar to a regular patent. “Patent pending” (sometimes abbreviated by “pat. pend.” or “pat. pending”) or “patent applied for” are legal designations or expressions that can be used in relation to a product or process once a patent application for the product or process has been filed, but prior to the patent being issued or the application abandoned.

Not every patent application results in a granted patent. A patent can be licensed only after it is granted. Licensing a patent simply means that the patent owner grants permission to another individual/organization to make, use, sell etc. his/her patented invention according to agreed terms and conditions.

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From the “Idea phase” into the “Invention phase”

From the “Idea phase” into the “Invention phase”

Inspiration can be found anywhere if you look around and be open to it. Ideas are relatively easy to come. “Sit-at-tea-discussions”, which are now given a fancy term “brainstorming sessions” generate wonderful ideas. It takes a lot of knowledge, time, money and efforts to refine an idea into an invention.

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But How do you begin with the idea process? First of all discover a problem. Take out a sheet of paper and write down whatever comes to your mind related to the problem; it doesn’t necessarily make sense and try to come up with a solution to the problem you just discovered. Only after you organize your initial idea, the actual design and development of your product will begin.

Turning an idea into  an invention — it takes lot of efforts and luck to launch a product into, and get that product accepted by, the marketplace. There are substantial barriers in the path of those who pursue innovation. Overcoming those barriers and accomplishing the tasks require careful planning and input from others.

You can’t just take an idea, plunk it down and say “OK, this is it.” You will be defining and tweaking your idea constantly even during development and prototyping.

Entrepreneurship can be a tough and long journey, and the success of your idea may be doubted by many people, even your family and friends! But remain focused on the value that your invention will deliver to your customers. You should be able to clearly explain the basic idea or concept behind your new product or service (in and out of the industry), have a prototype for demonstration of your new product or service, and you may seek professional advice to protect your intellectual property.

How will you determine if your idea will succeed?

One of the best ways to determine the success of your idea is to talk to people around, get customer feedback, before the complete development of the product/service and finalise your target market, pricing model and marketing strategy. Inorder to validate the entry of your product/service into the market carry out complete industrial trials for your product/service.

When you finally set out to launch your business, one of the most important trait you need as an entrepreneur is “Perseverance”. You’ll be told “no” many times but you’ve to move beyond the “no” and eventually, you’re going to get to a “yes.”

Understand that doing business isn’t a rocket science. No, it is definitely not easy to begin a business, but it’s not as complicated or as scary as many people think, either. It’s a step-by-step, common-sense procedure. So take one step at a time!!

 

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India: Divide And Patent. How to file a Divisional Patent in India?

India: Divide And Patent

How to file a Divisional Patent in India?

The basis of filing a divisional patent application is the existence of a plurality of inventive concepts in the parent patent application.

If in one parent patent application, the patent claims do not relate to a single invention and discloses two or more inventions, the patent law provides the inventor with the opportunity to protect multiple inventions disclosed in one patent to file a further patent application as a divisional patent application.

Applicable Indian Patent Law in context of Filing Divisional Patent Application Filing before Indian Patent Office:

Under Section 16, of the Indian Patent Act,1970 the Patent Controller has the power to make orders in respect of division of parent /main patent application which relates to a plurality of inventions. Section 16 (1) states that:

“A person who has made an application for a patent under this Act may, at any time before the grant of the patent, if he so desires, or with a view to remedy the objection raised by the Controller on the ground that the claims of the complete specification relate to more than one invention, file a further application in respect of an invention disclosed in the provisional or complete specification already filed in respect of the first mentioned application”.

Thus, in order to comply with the Controller’s objection on the ground that the patent claims of the complete patent specification relate to more than one invention, the patent applicant can file for a further patent application in respect of an invention disclosed in the provisional or complete specification already filed at any time before the grant of the patent.

However, the divisional patent application filed should not contain any new matter which was not part of the first patent application filed before the Indian Patent Office.

The divisional patent application claims the priority date of the parent patent application, contains generally the same specification as the parent patent application but has a different set of claims.

The divisional patent application shall be processed and examined when the request for examination is filed within the prescribed period.

The Divisional Patent Application is treated as a substantive Patent application with a separate application number. A divisional application shall be examined vis-à-vis the first mentioned parent patent application so as to avoid patent claim overlap resulting in double patenting.

A divisional patent application is treated as a substantial patent application in the following ways:

a) Patent fee(s) is required to be paid;

b) Separate request for examination requires to be made;

c) Patent will be prosecuted separately;

d) Treated as an independent patent

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