Archive for the 'Patents' Category

Wrong Site Surgery Persists Despite Preventive Measures

By Shirin Harrell It’s hard to believe that operations on the wrong body part or on the wrong patient still happen. Yet, according to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (“JCAHO”), surgeons have operated on the wrong leg, eye, kidney or other body part 150 times since 1996. Most of the time […]

Hey That Was My Invention! Well it Used to Be The Importance of Obtaining a Patent

By Christopher Parsnow A farmer worked for over 5 years developing a blend of fertilizer and natural organic pesticides to try and create an all natural additive that increased his production of corn. Finally the farmer began growing more corn faster and increased his profits by 25%. He knew that his additive was the source […]

How to Protect Your Business With a Patent

By Jeffrey Meier A patent is a set of ownership rights given by a state to investors so that they have the exclusive rights to make, use and sell their own invention. Patents are given so as to prevent others from making, selling or importing the same invention. The inventor is called the patentee and […]

Indian Patent Office Accorded as an International Searching Authority (ISA)

By George Kutty WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) has recognized the Indian Patent Office as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The recognition as an ISA and IPEA would be beneficial for India in several ways. International applications received by the WIPO under the […]