The idea of getting patents is a good moves from the point of view of enforcing the patent rights. Let’s talk about haptic technology patented by Immersion.U.S. Patent No. 8,619,051 titled ‘Haptic Feedback System and Stored Effects‘ which deploys feedback to a device by responding with a vibration and the ability to store the feedback patterns and effects.
Important International Patent Classifications Identified by the Patent Examiner in this Patented Innovation:
G06F3/041Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
G06F3/016Input arrangements with force or tactile feedback as computer generated output to the user
H04M19/04Current supply arrangements for telephone systems providing ringing current or supervisory tones, e.g. dialling tone, busy tone ringing-current generated at substation
H04M19/048Arrangements providing optical indication of the incoming call, e.g. flasher circuits
Haptic devices incorporate microcontrollers, drivers, actuators or motors, as well as software for multimodal experiences that improve the usability by engaging touch, sound and sight. Haptics is widely becoming a tool used in a variety of applications they can be found in virtual reality applications to give a greater sense of realism or create a 3D environment. The haptic technology has been found in smartphones and computer and video games for many years but the innovations utilizing haptic technology is now integrating haptic technology into healthcare, transportation, robotics etc.
Some of the recent patents based on haptic technology:
Title: Eye tracking to move the cursor within view of a pilot
Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Cedar Rapids, IA, US)
Publication Date: 28 Nov 2017
The present disclosure is directed to a method for managing a location of a cursor on a display. The method may include the step of receiving an input from a user. The method may also include the step of detecting a gaze of the user within the display. The method may also include the step of displaying the cursor on the display within the gaze of the user.
Title: NOVEL PORTABLE DEVICE HAVING A CHANGEABLE ILLUMINATED DISPLAY AND COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM
Assignee: Eiland, Donald Curtis (Milpitas, CA, US)
Publication Date: 7 Dec 2017
The present invention relates generally to illuminated display devices and methods of displaying indicia, advertisements, etc. on a changeable illuminated display. The display device comprises a frame structure, a plurality of openings formed in the frame structure, the plurality of openings comprising first and second open spaces disposed at top and bottom positions, respectively, of the frame structure, and the plurality of openings further comprising a third open space disposed between the first and second open spaces. The display device further comprises a compact image display device operable to display an image, the compact image display device held and positioned relative to the frame structure such that first, second, and third different portions of the image, when displayed by the compact image display device, are visible through the plurality of openings first, second, and third open spaces, respectively. Additionally, control circuitry is coupled to the compact image display device.
Title: Haptic augmented and virtual reality system for simulation of surgical procedures
Assignee: IMMERSIVE TOUCH, INC. (Westmont, IL, US)
Publication Date: 7 Feb 2017
The present technology relates to systems, methods and devices for haptically-enabled virtual reality simulation of cerebral aneurysm clipping, wherein a user uses two physical stations during the simulation. The first station is a haptic and augmented reality station, and the second station is a haptic and virtual reality station.
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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.
“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.
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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About Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc.
BVT has developed and owns patent-pending bee vectoring technology that is designed to harmlessly utilize bumblebees and honeybees as natural delivery mechanisms for a variety of powdered mixtures comprised of organic compounds that inhibit or control common crop diseases, while at the same time enhancing crop vigor and productivity. This unique and proprietary process enables a targeted delivery of crop controls using the simple process of bee pollination to replace traditional crop spraying, resulting in better yields, superior quality, and less impact on the environment without the use of water or disruptions to labour.
Bee Vectoring Technologies (the “Company” or “BVT”) (BEE) is feeling enthusiastic to announce that it has received notice of allowance of subject patent applications in two new and significant agricultural sector and gets approval of patent on October 2, 2017.
Chile Patent No. 53.259: Represents the first patent protected by the Company in South America.
Japan Patent No. 6066496: Represents the first patent protected in Japan, and increasing the strength of the Asian patent portfolio which already includes a previously approved patent in China.
BVT CEO, Ashish Malik said “These patent approvals are important milestones for the company as Chile and Japan are significant anchor countries for the agricultural sector of South America and Asia respectively. The crop protection market in Chile and Japan combined is estimated to be US$2.7 billion. In particular, fruit and vegetable crops makes a wide portion of both the Chilean and Japanese markets, and both are amongst the largest markets in the world. Securing patents in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia allows us to pursue the global market opportunity that exists for crop protection with confidence and helps ensure our approach of being first to market with our proprietary solutions.” Malik added “With these patents secured, BVT safeguards our competitive advantage and allows us to further our business development discussions with potential partners who are showing interest in working with us to introduce our system to growers worldwide. Many partners have a strong preference in working only with proprietary and patent-protected technologies. As we move through the commercialization process, these partners will be critical to our success in these markets and provide scalability quickly and efficiently.”
The patent applicant Bee Vectoring Tech Inc filed a patent titled “APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF PLANTS” bearing patent publication number PL2693871 on 2011-04-07. The inventor of the present innovation under agricultural sector are Collision Michael and Howard D Hearn. The patent invention relates to treatment of growing trees or plants, for e.g. for preventing decay of wood, for tingeing flowers or wood, and for prolonging the life of plants. The innovation relates to a tray for positioning in an exit path of a bee hive comprises a base, a bee entrance end, and a bee exit end. Spaced apart side walls extend upwardly from the base. The sidewalls extend generally lengthwise between the bee entrance end and bee exit end. A plurality of posts extend upwardly from the base and are positioned between the bee entrance end and the bee exit end. The posts are generally circular in cross-section. The posts act as obstacles around which the bees must walk to reach the bee exit end from the bee entrance end.
The patent innovation would be classified as beehives, for e.g. ventilating devices, entrances to hives, guards, partitions, and bee escapes. However, the present innovation can also be classified as appliances for treating beehives or parts thereof, for e.g. for cleaning or disinfecting.
The patent applicant Bee Vectoring Tech Inc filed a patent titled “Isolated strain of clonostachys rosea for use as a biological control agent” bearing publication number PE09492016 on 2013-09-11.The inventor of the present innovation under agricultural sector are Sutton John and Mason Todd Gordon. The patent invention relates to Symbiotic or parasitic combinations including one or more new plants e.g. mycorrhiza . The innovation Described is an isolated strain of the fungus Colonostachys rosea termed BVT Cr-7 useful as a biological control agent for the treatment of plants. The isolated strain, formulations comprising said strain and/or spores derived from said strain may be applied to plants or plant materials in order to improve plant yield, to improve plant growth, or for the treatment or prevention of diseases or pathogens in the plant. The innovation relates to a Biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators, characterised by their forms, or by their non-active ingredients or by their methods of application, e.g. seed treatment or sequential application; (apparatus for the destruction of noxious animals or noxious plants fungicidal, bactericidal, insecticidal, disinfecting or antiseptic paper Substances for reducing the noxious effect of the active ingredients to organisms other than pests.
The innovation makes use of substance containing ingredients stabilising the active ingredients.
The patent applicant Bee Vectoring Tech Inc filed a patent titled “Containing ingredients stabilising the active ingredients” bearing publication number US2016213006 on 2012-03-12.The inventor of the present innovation under agricultural sector are MASON Todd Gordon and Sutton John Clifford.The Patent invention relates to a isolated strain, formulations comprising said strain and/or spores derived from said strain may be applied to plants or plant materials in order to improve plant yield, to improve plant growth, or for the treatment or prevention of diseases or pathogens in the plant.” The innovation described a powder plant treatment formulation for application to plants by insect vectoring includes: a plant treatment agent; a stabilizing agent bonded to the plant treatment agent for stabilizing the plant treatment agent; a moisture absorption agent for absorbing moisture from the formulation; an attracting agent for attracting the formulation to plants; and a diluent.The patent invention relates to Biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators, characterised by their forms, or by their non-active ingredients or by their methods of application, e.g. seed treatment or sequential application; (apparatus for the destruction of noxious animals or noxious plants,fungicidal, bactericidal, insecticidal, disinfecting or antiseptic paper,Substances for reducing the noxious effect of the active ingredients to organisms other than pests.The Invention makes use of a substance that contain ingredients stabilising the active ingredients.
The patent applicant Bee Vectoring Tech Inc filed a patent titled “APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF PLANTS” bearing patent number US9526233 on 2016-12-27. The inventor of the present innovation under agricultural sector are Collinson Michel Howard D Hearn and Kevan Peter G. The patent innovation relates a bee vectoring apparatus includes a tray for positioning in the exit path of a beehive. The tray includes a bottom, a bee entrance end, and a bee exit end. The apparatus includes a tray lid positioned above the bottom, with first and second barrier walls extruding downwardly from the lid. A ceiling extends between bottom ends of the first and second barrier walls. The patent invention would contain some other details of beehives, e.g. ventilating devices, entrances to hives, guards, partitions, bee escapese e.t.c.
BVT has also filed a patent application with the US patent office for novel system that allows the delivery of plant protection products to crops using commercial honeybees.
The Company is pursuing an aggressive Intellectual Property (IP) strategy that covers five different patent families and 60 patent applications worldwide. The IP strategy supports the Company’s documented growth strategy to selectively expand its market opportunities while it drives towards commercialization of its proprietary system in the US.
BVT’s technology described in these patents includes a specialist apparatus for the treatment of plants with inoculants and control agents to manage diverse diseases and pests and enhance the yield and quality of crops. The inoculants and control agents are housed in proprietary removable trays within a dispenser system that is incorporated in the lid of commercial bumble bee hives.
The bumblebees pick up the inoculant on their way out of the hive and deliver the treatment to the plant in a very targeted and sustainable way.
Our delivery platform provides a groundbreaking management system that delivers highly targeted and effective pest and disease control and improves the quality of your crop.We combine our active ingredients and easy to use tray system with the natural pollination process of commercially reared bees. This provides the foundation for a season-long pest and disease management program with a biological control that is safe for bees, people and the environment. Ashish Malik, President & CEO Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. All statements in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, that address events or developments that BVT expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to BVT’S future plans and technologies, including the timing of such plans and technologies. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential”, “indicate” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although BVT believes that the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include continued availability of capital, financing and required resources (such as human resources, equipment and/or other capital resources), and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.
A proposal for a business includes many elements including pointers like MISSION and VISION of the business in 5 years time. For any business proposal it includes all the fundamental information such as the product or the services offered, the target audience, and a novel business marketing strategy that gives a company an advantage over its competitors is known as a business concept.
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A business concept may involve a new product or service or it may simply comprise a unique approach to marketing or delivering an already existing product.
Idea for business Innovation
Got a great concept for business? Great you have already taken the first step for a successful business !! Once a concept is developed, it is incorporated into a business plan.
Now you must be wondering what if someone else comes up with something similar? Idea for business must be protected.
Running a successful business is not a solo sport. We work with and through other people. In order to get off to a flying start, an entrepreneur needs investors, vendors, employees and may be a partner or a mentor. Thus eventually you have to discuss your idea with the masses. But what if someone steals your idea?
Ideas and concepts are valuable and throughout history innovative concepts have been copied or stolen.
“Idea theft” is an ongoing concern for many business owners and startups. A competitor could steal the idea and put it to use themselves. Instead of letting other party go away with your great concept and make a fortune, you should protect your concept by filing a patent.
As per the Patent laws, a mathematical or business model or algorithms or a computer programme per se are not inventions and hence are not patentable. HOWEVER, a hardware component to the flow diagram can make the overall business concept patentable. For a technology to be patentable, the technology must be incorporated into a new product or a process, involving an inventive step and should be capable of being made or used in an industry. For example Blockchain Technology, the talk of the town in itself is not patentable but if it is incorporated into a device it is patentable.
Similarlyideas and concepts themselves cannot be patented.
But when you take a concept and turn it into an invention or process that meets specific criteria and requirements, it can be patented. A patent can help you remain competitive in your field and give you an edge on your rivals.
You can apply for a Utility patent or a Design patent based on the nature of your invention. Utility patents are granted to inventions that pertains to a new and useful process or useful improvements of a process, machine, article of manufacture or composition of matter. Design patents are given for new and original designs for an article of manufacture.
You can file a provisional patent application or a non-provisional application with full specification of your invention. A provisional patent application is a quick way to protect your invention if it is in the abstract stage. It will establish an early filing date. But a patent will be issued only after a provisional application is accompanied with the complete specification within 12 months from the date of filing of the provisional application. If the complete specification is not filed, the application shall be deemed to be abandoned.
Make sure your invention is novel, non-obvious and has a commercial value.
Every complete patent specification shall fully describe the invention and its operation or use and the method by which it is performed.
For example, an individual has an idea pertaining to a software that can be used for buying & selling property and has the expertise to transform that idea into an invention that is a mobile application. With such an idea provisional application can be filed for that mobile application and later complete specification can be submitted which fully and particularly describes the invention and its operation or use and the detailed method of performing the same.
If your concept fulfills all the requirements to apply for a patent, and there are no other previously filed patents, then it’s time to apply for your patent.Patent filing requires money. Patents have filing fees and maintenance fees over the life of the patent and a large amount of money is required for the defence of the patent. If your idea fulfills all the requirements to apply for a patent, and there are no other previously filed patents, then it’s time to apply for your patent. But before filing a patent make sure that the patent generates enough profit to justify the expenses associated with its filing.
It is advisable to seek legal counsel and advice before filing a patent and get patent professional involved for writing and filing patent.
Patent filing in India involves the following steps for Idea for business protection-
i) Pen down your invention with as much detail as possible including drawings/ diagrams that explain the working or concept of invention. Brainstorm terms that effectively describe your invention along with their synonyms.
ii) Next step is to find out if the invention meets all the patentability criteria for the country in which the patent application is to be filed. Check the patentability of your invention by performing a search for similar technologies. A detailed patentability search helps determine the chances of getting a patent. Conduct In-depth review of patents as well as non-patent literature and electronic publications like books, journals, websites, technical catalogs and conference for similarity to your invention.
iii) If your invention is novel and meets all the patentability criteria, draft the provisional/ non-provisional application depending on the stage of your invention. If you are at the stage where you have complete information about your invention then you can directly go for complete specification. However if the invention is still in the development mode and tests are underway, it is a good idea to quickly file a provisional application to establish priority. Filing of the provisional application gives you 12 months of time to test and finalize your invention and file the complete application.
iv) Up on filing the complete specification along with application for patent, the application is published after 18 months of first filing. This is an automatic event and you need not make any request. However, if you wish to get your application published earlier, you can make a request for early publication (Form 9) and your application will ordinarily be published in 1 month from the request.
v) A request for examination is filed after which the patent application is examined. by a patent examiner and the examiner creates a First Examination Report (FER). During the process of examination, the examiner will closely inspect the application to ensure that the application is in accordance with the patent act and rules. The examiner also performs a search to understand similar technologies to ascertain if the invention would satisfy the patentability criteria. Based on the analysis, the examiner will issue an Examination Report to the applicant, stating the grounds for objections.
vi) Once, the First Examination Report is issued by the examiner, the patent applicant needs to successfully overcome the objections to receive a patent grant. The inventor and patent professional create and send a response to the examination in order to clear all the objections of the examiner. The whole process may involve responding to examination reports, appearing for hearing, etc. The ideal opportunity for putting an application all together for grant is 6 months (earlier 12 months) from the date on which the FER is issued to the applicant. However, this 6 month period can be extended for a period of 3 months by the applicant by filing a request for extension of time (Form 4).
vii) After all the objections are cleared, the patent is granted and is published in the patent journal.
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This article provides a 7 step strategy for searching and evaluating relevant prior-art or any publication that discloses the invention for which a patent is to be filed.
1). The First and the most important step is to Brainstorm Terms that describe your invention. Begin by analysing and describing in written the purpose, composition and use of invention. Note down the important keywords and synonyms of words that describe the invention.
2). The second step involves identification of relevant Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) using thekeywords identified in the previous step from the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) Website Search Feature. Go to the USPTO Home Page and enter “CPC scheme (Key words describing invention)” on the top right search box and scan the results thus obtained.
In the following example we have identified the CPC scheme for shape (contour and architect are its synonyms used).
Look for the relevant results from the list obtained. If no relevant search reults are obtained repeat the step using other keywords & their synonyms identified in the previous step.
3). In the Third step verify the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) identified in the previous step by reviewing the definitions. CPCs are hyperlinked to a CPC classification definition. Definitions are helpful in establishing you have determined the most relevant classification.
4). Retrieve and Review all the patent applications assigned to the most relevant CPC classification. Focus on the abstract and representative drawings on the front page of the patent applications and narrow down the most relevant patent applications.
5). Conduct In-depth review of patents selected based on their front page information for similarity to your own invention paying close attention to the claims, additional drawings and specifications. References cited in the previously identified Patents may lead you to additional relevant patents.
6). Retrieve and Review in depth all the published patent applications under the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) previously identified for similarity to the invention paying close attention to claims, drawings and specifications of the patent.
7. After completion of the preliminary search you may broaden your search based upon available time and resources. You may broaden your search by identifying International Patent Classification (IPCs), U.S. Patent Classification (USPC). Rerun your search using Espacenet, IPIndia and WIPO. Since inventions can be publicly disclosed in a variety of non-patent literature and electronic publications, you can choose to search books, journals, websites, technical catalogs and conference proceedings as well.
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Processing of a patent application is a multi-step process. After the patent application has been documented and filed, the Patent examiners examine the Patent application. For this, a request for examination must be recorded in the prescribed manner with the Indian patent office.
A request for examination of Patent application is filed within six months from the date of publication of Patent application.
No application for a patent shall be examined unless the applicant or a patent attorney makes a request in the prescribed manner for such examination within the prescribed period.
When a request for examination of a patent application has been made by an applicant or a patent attorney, the application and specification and other documents related thereto shall be referred at the earliest by the Controller to an examiner for making a report.
The Examiner at the patent office checks for its qualification and formal clothing according to the law of every locale. After which a preparatory judgment is passed which is called “FER or First Examination Report” which might be looking for any sort of correction or alteration, or specifically giving out dismissals if the application esteems to be not fit and qualified.
An examination report is issued by the Indian patent office. The examination report is likewise called as first examination report (FER). The examination report contains a rundown of complaints raised by an inspector of the Indian patent office. The complaints are both specialized and formal.
The candidate needs to record a response to the examination report within a year of issuance of the principal examination report.
An application for a patent shall be deemed to have been abandoned, if the applicant is unable to compile with all the requirements imposed on him by the patent examiner.
After which the patent lawyer or operators might set up a response containing contentions, clarifications that might be opposite or obliging the analyst’s needs according to the cases required which is additionally called “Office Action Response”.
If necessary, the inspector of the Indian Patent office frequently calls a candidate or his approved operator for hearing of the case. Once the inspector is happy with the response documented and the sum total of what conventions have been agreed by a candidate, the application is placed arranged by giving. In the event that the inspector is not happy with the response documented and need to meet a candidate or his approved specialist (if an operator is named) to clear up specific issues, he may call a candidate/operator for a hearing.
At long last, after various office actions and replies, the analyst will go to a judgment over the patent application. Same occasions occur amid pre and post allow restriction of a patent yet the office actions are directed by 3 substances, the candidate, the inspector and the resistance filing party.
RESPONSE TO OFFICE ACTION IN RESPECT OF INDIAN PATENT OFFICE
As per “The Patent Rules, 2003 as amended by Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2016” and opportunity to put the application altogether for allowing under “Section 21” has been lessened from a year to a half year.
The ideal opportunity for putting an application all together to allow under Section 21 of Patents Act, 1970 in situations where the principal proclamation of protests has been issued by the Office on or after 16 May 2016, might be a half year (six months) from the date on which the said first explanation of complaints is issued to the candidate to follow every one of the necessities forced under the Act and Rules made there under as per Rule 24B (5) of the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2016.
The ideal opportunity for putting an application all together for allow under section 21 as recommended under sub-rule (5) might be additionally stretched out for a time of three months on a demand in Form-4for expansion of time alongside endorsed charge, made to the Controller before the expiry of the period determined under sub-rule (5).
Response to the objections: General Principles The response to the examination report must be complete. The response must demonstrate that the objections raised by the analyst are not legitimate. Besides, the response must contain sufficient and successful contentions with regards to the patentability of the invention
FILING RESPONSE TO OFFICE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO USPTO
In the United States, an Office action is a report composed by an analyst in a patent examination system and sent to the patent applicant. The expression is used in numerous jurisdictions. As a rule, the candidate must respond to an Office action within 6 months from the date the Office action is issued or the USPTO will desert the application, the application charge won’t be discounted, and stamp won’t register.
Types of office action:
·NON-FINAL OFFICE ACTION: Non-Final Office Actions are always the first office actions issued for a patent application. In non-final office actions, the patent examiner states his conclusion on the patentability of the claims. After a survey of the non-final office action, the application has the choice of no less than one of the accompanying.
Contending the examiner is mistaken, and
Revising the claims to beat the inspector’s rejections. While responding to the Non-Final Office Action, the patent attorney should state in the response that the response to the office is “An Amendment/Reply to an Office Action under 37 CFR 1.111.“
FINAL OFFICE ACTION: Final Office actions are commonly second office actions that are sent by the examiner in the wake of checking on the candidate’s response to the first non-final office action. The Final Office Action may incorporate:
The same rejections as the first non-final office action or
New rejections- When responding to final office actions, the candidate has managed the same opportunities as responding to a non-final office action, with the exception of government fees must be paid if the candidate is revising the claims. On the off chance that the candidate is not revising the claims, the patent attorney should state in the response to the Final Office Action that the response to the office action is “A Reply to an Office Action under 37 CFR 1.116.”
When a final office action is issued a survey of the claims on the merits of the claims is “closed.” Therefore, to correct the claims after a non-final office action a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) is required.
Essentially, a Request for Continued Examination reopens prosecution, enabling the patent attorney to change the claims. On the off chance that the patent attorney’s amendments and arguments defeat the present rejections when filing an amendment with an RCE (amendment under 37 CFR 1.114) the following office action issued will be a non-final office action or a notice of recompense.
Be that as it may, if the amendments and arguments are not persuasive, the following office action issued will be a final office action. Because of the extra fees to alter the claims, when filing an amendment under 37 CFR 1.114 it is urgent to have a meeting with the examiner to discuss the merits of amendments.
Inventors and start-ups should understand that an average patent prosecution process includes no less than 1-2 Requests for Continued Examinations are required.
There are fees associated with filing data disclosure statements. Data disclosure statements are letters from the candidate to the patent office stating that the candidate has discovered new references that may influence the patentability of their development.
Applicants can bid an Examiner’s decision if the claims have been dismissed twice. Accordingly, if the claims were not corrected inside a response to a non-final office action, the claims are opportune to be bid. In spite of the fact that I don’t suggest filing an interest after a first final office action has been issued for start-ups, for real corporations this a strategy that they can take. Amid bid (takes 2-3 years) or Pre-Appeal Conference Request (6 months – 1 year), a board will audit the claims, referred to craftsmanship, and analyst’s rejections to decide whether the inspector’s rejections have justified.