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Month: February 2016

Indian Patent Office Proposes Streamlining Examination Procedure

New rules proposed by the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry are designed to streamline the examination procedure for patent applications at the Indian Patent Office.  The proposed new rules went out to public consultation in November 2015, with changes expected to come into force during 2016. Shorter Period for Putting Application in Order for Grant The most important changes contained in the draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2015 are those to the examination procedure, with a focus on reducing the…

IBM is Leading US Patent Recipient

US technology company IBM has announced that it received the most patents in the USA in 2015, a position it has achieved for 23 years in a row.  The company was granted 7,355 patents across the year, covering a wide range of technological developments, particularly in the emerging areas of cognitive computing and cloud technology. Sustained Patent Leadership To retain a leading position ahead of serious competitors such as Apple and Google is a significant achievement and, in a statement…

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