Patents

Trademarks by foreign firms doubled in 2015-16: Report

Trademark applications in the country filed by foreign companies have doubled to 15,670 in 2015-16, reflecting renewed interest in Indian market.

Apr 14, 2017, 16:33 PM IST

Google patents 'creepy' internet toys for homes

Google has filed a patent for internet-connected creepy-looking teddy bears and bunny rabbits which could keep a watchful eye on children, eavesdrop on anything we say and control smart home appliances.

May 24, 2015, 17:26 PM IST
Google launches online portal to buy patents

Google launches online portal to buy patents

Google has announced an experimental program, 'Patent Purchase Promotion', that will allow it to buy patents from businesses and other patent holders who desire to sell.

Apr 28, 2015, 13:25 PM IST

Microsoft phones infringe patents: U.S. International Trade Commission judge

Microsoft Corp lost a round in a potentially costly patent battle when a U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Monday found that the software giant used InterDigital Inc`s technology in its mobile phones without permission.

Apr 28, 2015, 04:25 AM IST

Google sets up marketplace to buy patents

Google announced Monday it is setting up an online marketplace for those who want to sell patents to the Internet giant.

Apr 27, 2015, 23:27 PM IST

5,299 patents granted in Apr-Jan period: Govt

During the period, 35,431 patent application have been filed, Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Feb 27, 2015, 16:11 PM IST

IBM sues Priceline over patents

IBM is suing Priceline over a set of patents that the century-old technology firm says have been vital to the relative newcomer`s success.

Feb 11, 2015, 07:14 AM IST

Microsoft, Samsung settle contract dispute over patents

Microsoft and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have settled a contract dispute over patent royalties, though terms of the settlement are confidential, Microsoft said in a statement on Monday.

Feb 10, 2015, 05:34 AM IST
Taylor Swift patents lyrics of her songs

Taylor Swift patents lyrics of her songs

Singer Taylor Swift has patented lyrics from her latest album '1989', prohibiting others from using them on various items including T-shirts and printed publications without her consent.

Jan 30, 2015, 09:44 AM IST

Oracle suit vs. Google over Android hits trial

Oracle sued Google in August 2010 over seven patents and copyright claims for the Java programming language.

Apr 16, 2012, 14:00 PM IST

Oracle suit vs. Google over Android hits trial

Oracle sued Google in August 2010 over seven patents and copyright claims for the Java programming language.

Apr 16, 2012, 14:00 PM IST

Apple-led group buys Nortel patents for $4.5 bn

The patents and patent applications, which were expected to fetch up to $1.5 billion, finally went for $4.5 billion after a fierce bidding war which began Monday.

Jul 02, 2011, 13:10 PM IST

GM leads in clean energy patents: Study

GM received more clean energy patents in the past year than any other company, a study said.

Apr 16, 2011, 10:30 AM IST

Chinese firms get 169,000 patents in 2010

China`s top 500 research and development firms have got 169,000 patents for their innovations in 2010.

Sep 05, 2010, 22:12 PM IST

Chinese firms get 169,000 patents in 2010

China`s top 500 research and development firms have got 169,000 patents for their innovations in 2010.

Sep 05, 2010, 22:12 PM IST

Infosys awaits nod for 219 patent applications in India, US

IT behemoth Infosys Technologies Ltd, which on Tuesday came out with its third quarter earnings, is awaiting approval for 219 patent applications in India and the US.

Jan 12, 2010, 17:39 PM IST

Suven gets patents from EPO for 3 drugs

Pharmaceutical firm Suven Life Sciences Tuesday said the European Patent Office (EPO) has issued three patents to its chemical entities which are used
in treating nerve disorders.

Nov 30, 2009, 14:43 PM IST

India to ink deal with US to prevent wrong patents

India would soon sign a pact with the US to prevent grant of wrong patents of the country`s traditional products like neem, turmeric and basmati rice to American companies, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said today.

Aug 19, 2009, 23:43 PM IST