Sunday, January 18, 2015

E-Learning course on IP search(Patentability Search, FTO & Validity/Invalidity Search)

Origiin IP Academy has launched on WizIq the online E-Learning course on IP Search (Patentability Search, Freedom to Operate Analysis & Validity/Invalidity search).


Course Details:
The course has been designed by the instructor after detailed discussion with IP experts. Her years of experience in the field would help you cover best, relevant, & detailed curriculum for IP searches as a topic.

She understands the need to simplify such complex topic; hence the course has been structure in 4 parts, viz.

I. Introductory Module

II. Patentability Search Module : is divided into 6 parts. It discusses basis and basics of patentability search, how to identify novel elements, forming keywords, using synonyms of keywords, different ways to search and writing an opinion, all with an example disclosure. It provides hands on exposure to the user through patentability search exercises.

III. Freedom to Operate (FTO) :In depth analysis of freedom to operate, including reasons for performing FTO with real world examples, constraints to be considered while performing FTO, understanding invention disclosure form, forming keywords, synonyms of keywords, conducting search (including how to search, where to search and in what order?). Various steps involved while performing a FTO analysis, and in what order to perform these steps as well as why perform these steps in that order. All of these explained with an example IDF.Forming an opinion based on the search and writing an opinion report, various ideas to be considered before writing the opinion and what are the prior arts to be reported to the search requestor. Guidance for performing a search in a free patent database such as “free patents online” along with the instructor to get hands on experience and providing instructions for the project/assignment.

IV. Validity/Invalidity Search : Module provides in depth analysis of validity search which is one of the most complicated searches, including reasons for performing the search, constraints to be considered while performing the search, preliminary set of data to be gathered, searching techniques (including the recommendation for prioritizing the searching techniques) and limitations to be considered when using the techniques for searching. All of these explained with an illustrative example with an actual granted patent. Real world examples and court cases are provided. Searching non-patent literature is very important in validity/invalidity search, advice on searching non-patentable inventions is also provided. Forming an opinion based on the search results and writing an opinion report, various ideas to be considered before writing the opinion and what are the prior arts to be reported to the search requestor. Instructions are provided for the project/assignment. Mapping of key elements of the claim are also discussed

Upon Completion You Get:
# Complete confidence in performing the searches independently
# Self-sufficiency in the field of IP Searches, making you Employment Ready in the field
# Interested participants will be referred to a HR consultant whom we partner with for job referrals.

Note: Please send your requests to info@origiinipa.com
Course Highlights
·         Unique & interesting illustrations with domain specific examples
·         Learn @ your own pace; giving you complete control of your time
·         45-hours of sessions to cover the course exhaustively
·         Special focus on the reasons for conducting the searches
·         Due emphasis on constraints to be considered & data to be collected

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Origiin IP Solutions LLP publishes a book, ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT PATENTS, on the day of International Intellectual Property Day, 26th April 2014. This book is compilation of articles we have written so far. It will shortly be available as free download on our official website www.origiin.com

Monday, January 6, 2014

Live online course on Patentability Search
For the first time in India

Origiin IP Academy, a pioneer IP learning institute in India, is launching a Live Online certification course on Patentability Search. Learning patent search is essential for pursuing a career in the area of patent law. There are various kinds of searches where hands on exposure to various aspects like devising key words, forming search strategies, interpretation of statutes is required. So here is an opportunity for all who want to pursue a career in IPR or wish to enhance skills in the area of patent searches.
Unique features of this course are:

  • §  The comfort and convenience of learning at your own location
  • §  High quality presentations through on-line live sessions led by an instructor
  • §  Course materials formulated by experts from the industry
  • §  Additional support from faculty members
  • §  Cost effective

The course content includes:
·         Basics& Basis of Patent Searches which includes an overview of global patentability criteria along with discussions about the types of patent searches
·         Search Techniques involved while conducting a patentability search
·         Search techniques suited for conducting a patentability search
·         Live domain specific patentability search demo using a database containing both patent and non-patent documents/publications
·         Live Classroom assignments
·         Project work
·         Exam & Certificate

Duration of the course: 16 hours (4 days) + Project work

Course Fees: 22,500 INR

Dates: The programme starts from 24th to 27th January 2014.

Eligibility: Candidate must have any Bachelor’s degree in science or technology such as BE, B.Tech, B.Sc. etc.

How to register: Download registration form from our website: www.origiinipa.com


Call us at: (91)98456 93459, (91)98802 13204, 

Mail us at: info@origiinipa.com

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Training for Indian Patent Agent Examination 2014

Training for Indian Patent Agent Examination 2014 

Indian Patent Agent examination is conducted by Indian Patent Office every year and requires thorough knowledge of Indian patent law, patent drafting skills and interpretation abilities.

Since the last five years we have been providing training to the students appearing in Indian Patent Agent Examination and the results have been overwhelming and encouraging. (Student Testimonials).

Keeping in mind the requirements of students or working professionals at various geographies, we offer various modes of training such as class-room, distance education and web-based trainings to the participants. The curriculum of the course is carefully designed by practicing IP attorneys and patent agents and includes a large number of illustrations, examples and case-laws for easy understanding of the subject.

We have recently launched 3rd Edition of our study material for Indian Patent Agent Examination.

The modules for the training have been designed purely from examination point of view to enable the students clear the examination.

Unique featrues
 Interpretation of each and every Section/Rule of Indian Patents Act 1970 with illustration, examples, case laws
 Convention and treaties related to Patent Law, PCT procedure
 Skills of Patent Drafting including claim drafting with examples
 License Agreements
 Tips for viva
 Solution to all previous year question papers from year 2004
 Dictionary on Indian Patent Law
 Sessions by practicing attorneys and agents
 Additional support through phone/email/chat
 Mock exam 
Eligibility criteria
The eligibility criteria to appear in the Indian Patent Agent Exam are as follows:
Candidate shall be a citizen of India;
 Completed the age of 21 years; and
 Has obtained a degree in Science, Engineering or Technology, from any University established under the law for the time being in force in the territory of India or possesses such other equivalent qualifications as the Central Government may specify.
PROGRAMS OFFERED

PAE Complete™- Classroom Training
Each student enrolling for the training programs will be provided with a set of following study material (each module may be bought separately):

     Handbook on Intellectual Property Rights (3rd Edition)
     The Patents Act 1970 (Bare Act)
               Module I: Interpretation of each and every Section/Rule of Indian Patent Act 1970
               Module II: Convention and treaties related to Patent Law, PCT procedures, Patent drafting skills, License agreements, Tips for viva
               Module III: Solutions to previous year question papers

     Dictionary on Indian Patent law (by Bindu Sharma and Anita Kalia)
     Interaction with successful students from our last batch on the last day of class- room training.
Assignments will be given to the candidates at the end of each module followed by interactive sessions. Printed material for all the topics will be provided to the candidates.
Additional support through phone/email/chat
We understand that there may arise many doubts and questions while learning a subject like Patent Law. In order to fill the gap, we will always be at your disposal to clarify your doubts through phone/email/chat.

PAE Distance™ - Distance Education
Each student enrolling for the distance education will be provided with a set of following printed study material (each module may be bought separately):

     Handbook on Intellectual Property Rights (3rd Edition)
     The Patents Act 1970 (Bare Act)
     Module I: Interpretation of each and every Section/Rule of Indian Patent Act 1970
     Module II: Convention and treaties related to Patent Law, PCT procedures, Patent drafting skills, License agreements, Tips for viva
     Module III: Solutions to previous year question papers
     Dictionary on Indian Patent law (by Bindu Sharma and Anita Kalia)
Assignments will be given to the candidates at the end of each module followed by interactive sessions. Printed material for all the topics will be provided to the candidates.
Additional support through phone/email/chat
We understand that there may arise many doubts and questions while learning a subject like Patent Law and more so via distance learning. In order to fill the gap, we will always be at your disposal to clarify your doubts through phone/email/chat.
Participants opting for Distance Education can attend all class-room sessions offered at PAE - Complete with additional fee.

PAE Solutions ™- Solved Question Papers
All the previous year Question Papers (Paper I and II from year 2004-2010) will be solved and discussed in this module providing a practical exposure to the examination pattern. Solutions will be provided in the form of Paper Back copies to each candidates.
Interested Candidates can request for their copies by sending full amount by Cheque or Demand Draft in favor of “Origiin Intellectual property Solutions LLP” payable at Bangalore.
For more information visit our website http://origiinipa.com/indian_patent_agent_exam_training.htm
Follow our blog for latest updates on Patent Agent Examination http://origiinipae.blogspot.com

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Heartiest congratulations and best wishes from Origiin team to all successful candidates


We are extremely happy that more than 20 students from Origiin IP Academy cleared the Patent Agent Examination this year. Significant number of students cleared the examination with help of Distance Education program.


After conducting 4 successful batches for Indian Patent Agent Examination training, Origiin IP Academy recently launched 3rd Edition of study material for Indian Patent Agent Examination.

The details on study material for patent agent examination are as below:
 

A.    What we offer: Study material to assist you preparing for Indian Patent Agent Examination.

B.      What does study material comprise of: The material has 3 modules

a.      First Module: Interpretation of each and every section/rule and explanation with illustration, case-study and examples.

b.      Second Module: Important conventions, PCT, Patent drafting, License agreement and tips for viva.

c.       Third Module: Solution of all previous year question papers from year 2004 to 2013.

C.     Additional support: You get Assignments and Patent Dictionary absolutely FREE!!! Mock tests, sample practice papers provided.

D.    Cost: The entire course costs only 16,000 INR (for all 3 modules, assignments, Dictionary on Indian Patent Law).

E.      How to register: You may fill attached registration form and send along with applicable fee. Your material will be dispatched at earliest.

F.      Eligibility: Candidate shall be a citizen of India; completed the age of 21 years; and has obtained a degree in Science, Engineering or Technology, from any University established under the law for the time being in force in the territory of India or possesses such other equivalent qualifications as the Central Government may specify.

G.     Why Origiin?: We provide printed material for easy studies, we have run several batches earlier and have experts from various areas of technology.  

Looking forward to have you at Origiin IP Academy.  All the Best!     

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


PATENT LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS

OF

TOP 10 AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS

IN THE WORLD

September 2013


1.   Introduction

An automobile, autocar, motor car or car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor. Most definitions of the term “automobile” specify that automobiles are designed to run primarily on roads, to have seating for one to eight people, to typically have four wheels, and to be constructed principally for the transport of people rather than goods. It was estimated in 2010 that the number of automobiles has gone up to over 1 billion vehicles from the 500 million of 1986. The numbers are increasing rapidly, especially in China, India and other NICs.

We, at Origiin performed a patent landscape of top 10 automobile companies to understand their patent activity. The main objective of the studies is to conduct a comprehensive landscape analysis of patents granted to the 10 leading automobile manufacturers around the world during the period of 1st January 2011 - 21st August 2013. This landscape mainly focuses on the geographic distribution of the patents, especially in Indian jurisdiction, patenting trend and patenting technology.

Since the discovery of wheel, inventions related to transportation of passengers and goods have been growing in terms of technology, speed, comfort, safety and many more. In earlier days automobiles were considered only as a part of luxury but nowadays, the world has become very much dependant on the automobiles. Though thousands of automakers exist, only a few make their presence felt around the world, to name few, Daimler, Toyota, Volkswagen, that have become a status symbol in the society.

The manufacturers are competing with each other to provide the best product to their customers. This has led to a huge number of inventions which has made protection thereof very complex. Thus, patent has become not only an invention protection element but also a strength defining factor for the manufacturers. It has become inevitable for each manufacturer to track the patent profile of their competitors in making critical decisions. 


Top 10 automobile companies have been selected based on the number of patents/applications they own, using various keywords related to automobile in a various patent databases for the period 1st January 2011 – 21st August 2013. This analysis includes all automobile-related patents granted all around the world during the period of 1st January 2011 - 21st August 2013 for the following manufacturers:

1.    Daimler

2.    Ford

3.    General Motors

4.    Honda

5.    Mitsubishi

6.    Nissan

7.    Peugeot

8.    Renault

9.    Toyota

10.  Vox Wagon

11.  ZF 


A landscape study was conducted to identify the patenting activity of the 10 leading automobile manufacturers. This analysis includes all automobile-related patents granted all around the world and in-depth analysis of the patenting trend, patenting technology and geographical distribution of patents.
 
An analysis for the patents issued for the key players in the automobile industry revealed that all of them have been relatively consistent in obtaining patents for their invention. The Japanese automobile giant, Toyota, has emerged as the incomparable player with almost 30% of total number of patents granted for the leading manufacturers. The well established European manufacturers Ford and Peugeot attained the second and third positions, respectively, and together they account for about 32% of the total number of patents. 
a.   Geographical distribution
A geographical analysis of patenting activity of the 10 leading automobile manufacturers for the period of 1st January 2011 - 21st August 2013 revealed that almost 35% of the patents were issued by the USPTO. Toyota, that leads the list owns about 36% of the patents issued by the US in this period. Toyota has been active not only in US, but also all around the world. Despite being the most populous country and leader of automobile production around the world, China has got lesser attention from the top manufacturers the Europe and US, in terms of patenting activity.
 
a.   Patenting activities in India
 
Honda is the only other Japanese manufacturer to be more active in getting patents for its inventions. Among the key players, Honda has got the most number of patents from India. Even though India is the second most populous country and one of the fast-growing markets around the world, the leading manufacturers show very poor interest in getting patents in India. Among the key players, no western manufacturer has got a patent granted from the Indian patent authority. Honda is the only leading manufacturer to be active in India, while Toyota and Mitsubishi are other key players to mark their presence in India.

 
a.   Major IPCs across the leading manufacturers
 

IPC
Definition
B60R
VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
B62D
MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
B60K
ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS; AUXILIARY DRIVES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST, OR FUEL SUPPLY, OF PROPULSION UNITS, IN VEHICLES
B60W
CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
B60N
VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
B60J
WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES
B60T
VEHICLE BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF; BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF, IN; ARRANGEMENT OF BRAKING ELEMENTS ON VEHICLES IN GENERAL; PORTABLE DEVICES FOR PREVENTING UNWANTED MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES; VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS TO FACILITATE COOLING OF BRAKES
B60G
VEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS
B60L
PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED; ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL; MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES
B60Q
ARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
An analysis of the top 10 IPCs, under which the patents of the leading manufacturers were issued in the last three years, discovered that the top 10 leading IPCs have accounted for about 75% of the total patents. The primary IPCs B60R (VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR....) and B62D (MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS) have received relatively equal attention from the leading manufacturers. Next major part upon which the key players show interest is the arrangement of various parts viz. engine, HVAC system, gearbox, etc. The primary IPC B60K (ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION...) is in the third position followed by the primary IPC B60W (CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS...) which deals with different control systems in the vehicle.
Since the passengers are becoming very much concerned about their comfort, the primary IPC B60N (VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION...) related to the seating arrangements inside the vehicle has got a good attention from the manufacturers. Interestingly, the primary IPC B60J (WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS...) has surpassed the primary IPCs B60T (VEHICLE BRAKE CONTROL...) and B60G (VEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS) which are at the seventh and eighth positions among the top 10 IPCs, respectively.
 
In support to the fight against pollution, the key players are also interested in making electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles, and so the primary IPC B60L (PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES ...) has attained the ninth position in the list with a considerable number of patents. The primary IPC B60Q (ARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING...) is at the last position in the list with just 2% of the total patents to its credit.
 
Conclusion
The landscape analysis carried out to identify the patenting activity in the automobile industry by the leading manufacturers highlights the following:
o    Patenting activity of the key players has been consistent in the last two years, and is expected to be continued in the current year.
o    A huge number of inventions are yet to be patented in India, which is one of the biggest and fast-growing markets around the world.
o    Japanese automakers, particularly Honda, is showing a huge interest in patenting their inventions in India.
o    Toyota has emerged as the most successful manufacturer in protecting highest number of inventions globally.
 
Disclaimer
Furthermore the search report is based upon individual expert’s view/judgment. Such analysis may vary from expert to expert. Experts’ views may not concur with/should not be treated as the views of Origiin. This is just a humble attempt to prepare and present landscape analysis.