Archive for May, 2010

Important Links – 2

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Phillipines: ipophil.gov.ph
Poland (esp@cenet, in Polish) pl.espacenet.com
Portugal (esp@cenet, in Portuguese) pt.espacenet.com
Romania (in Rumanian) www.osim.ro
Romania (esp@cenet, in Rumanian) ro.espacenet.com
Rospatent (esp@cenet, in Russian) ru.espacenet.com
Russia www.fips.ru/ensite
Russia (in Russian) www.rupto.ru
Saudi Arabia (partially in English) basm.kacst.edu.sa/searchpatents/SearchE.aspx
Slovakia (esp@cenet, in Slovakian) sk.espacenet.com
Slovenia (esp@cenet, in Slovenian) si.espacenet.com
Spain (in Spanish) www.oepm.es
Spain (esp@cenet, in Spanish) es.espacenet.com
Sweden (in Swedish) www.dips.prv.se
Sweden (esp@cenet, in Swedish) se.espacenet.com
Interpat Sweden, a part of the Swedish Patent and Registration Service (in Swedish) www.prv.se
Switzerland (in English, French, German, Italian) www.ige.ch
Switzerland (esp@cenet, in French, German, Italian, English) ch.espacenet.com
Taiwan www.tipo.gov.tw/eng/howto/prennet.asp
Thailand www.ipthailand.org
Turkey (esp@cenet, in Turkish) tr.espacenet.com
United Kingdom www.patent.gov.uk
United Kingdom (esp@cenet) gb.espacenet.com
New Zealand www.iponz.govt.nz
Former Soviet Union States
Eurorasian Patent Organization (English and non English) www.eapo.org
Armenia (English and non English) www.armpatent.org
Azerbaijan (English and non English) www.azpat.org
Belarus (Not English) www.belgospatent.org
Estonia (English and non English) www.epa.ee
Georgia (English and non English) www.sakpatenti.org.ge
Kyrgyz Republic (English and non English) www.kyrgyzpatent.kg
Kazakhstan (English and non English) www.kazpatent.org
Lithuania (English and non English) www.vpb.lt
Latvia (English) inventions.lza.lv/eng/patvalde.asp
Moldova (English and non English) www.agepi.md
Tajikistan (English and non English) www.tjpat.org
Trilateral Co-operation Database www.trilateral.net
Turkmenistan (Not English) www.tmpatent.org/index.html
Ukraine (English and non English) www.sdip.gov.ua
Uzbekistan (English and non English) www.patent.uz
Patent Portals
A project of a New Zealand IP firm:
www.ipmenu.com
A patent portal of a New Zealand IP firm:
www.Piperpat.com
A patent portal project of Singapore:
www.SurfIP.com
A United States patent portal:
www.PatentCafe.com
Defensive Publications Databases
IP.com
www.priorartdatabase.com
ResearchDisclosure.com
www.researchdisclosure.com/RD/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2frd%2fsearch%2fquick.aspx
Designs Databases
WIPO’s International Industrial Designs www.wipo.int/hague/en/services/guest_access.html
http://oami.eu.int/RCDOnline/RequestManager
UK Designs http://www.ipo.gov.uk/design.htm
USPTO information
USPTO news and notices:
www.uspto.gov/main/newsandnotices.htm
http://www.uspto.gov/about/offices/index.jsp
USPTO ebusiness center:
www.uspto.gov/ebc/indexebc.html
USPTO bpai info:
www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/bpai/index.html
USPTO 37 CFR (pdf):
www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/consolidated_rules.pdf
USPTO 35 USC (pdf):
www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/consolidated_laws.pdf
USPTO Registered practitioners:
http://des.uspto.gov/OEDCI/
USPTO OED final decisions:
www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/foia/oed/oed.htm
USPTO deposit account access:
https://ramps.uspto.gov/eram/Controller?from=default.jsp&submit=a&a=da_view.jsp
USPTO Glossary of terms:
www.uspto.gov/main/glossary/index.html
USPTO personnel locator:
www.uspto.gov/web/menu/emploc.htm

Important Links

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Patent Search Links
The USPTO provides free searching of the Full Text of US patents and published applications:
www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html
The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Intellectual Property Digital Library Database:
www.wipo.int/ipdl/en/
The European Patent Office, the executive body of the European Patent Organization, also provides free patent document searching:
ep.espacenet.com
JAPIO – Patent Abstracts of Japan:
library.dialog.com/bluesheets/html/bl0347.html
The Food and Drug Administration Electronic Orange Book lists Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations:
www.fda.gov/cder/ob/default.htm
The USPTO Genetic Sequence Database, USGENE®:
www.sequencebase.com

National Patent Web Sites and Additional Searchable Databases by Country/Organization
Argentina (in Spanish): www.inpi.gov.ar
Australia: pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/ols/searching/patsearch/search_page.jsp
Austria (in German): www.patentamt.at/Home/index.html
Austria (esp@cenet, in German): at.espacenet.com
Belgium (esp@cenet, in Dutch, French, German, English): be.espacenet.com
Brazil (in Portuguese): www.inpi.gov.br
Bulgaria (esp@cenet, in Bulgarian): at.espacenet.com
Canada: www.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/cipo/patents/pt_main-e.html
Chile (in Spanish): www.inapi.cl
China (in Chinese, English): www.sipo.gov.cn/sipo_English
China (in Chinese, English): www.patent.com.cn
Colombia: www.sic.gov.co/ingles.php
Cuba (in Spanish): www.ocpi.cu
Cyprus (esp@cenet, in Greek): cy.espacenet.com
Czech Republic (esp@cenet, in Czech): cz.espacenet.com
Denmark (in Danish, English): www.dkpto.dk
Denmark (esp@cenet, in Danish): dk.espacenet.com
Estonia (in Estonian, English): www.epa.ee
Estonia (esp@cenet, in Estonian): ee.espacenet.com
Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) (esp@cenet, in Russian): ea.espacenet.com
Finland (esp@cenet, in Finnish): fi.espacenet.com
France (in French): www.inpi.fr/front/?ref=undefined
France (esp@cenet, in French): fr.espacenet.com
Finland (esp@cenet, in Finnish): fi.espacenet.com
Germany (in German): www.dpma.de/suche/suche.html
Germany (in German, English): depatisnet.dpma.de/DepatisNet/depatisnet?window=1&space=main&content=index&action=index
Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC, in Arabic): www.gccpo.org
Hellenic Republic (in Greek): gr.espacenet.com
Hong Kong (in Chinese, English): ipsearch.ipd.gov.hk/patent/main.jsp?LANG=en
Hungary: www.hpo.hu/English/index.html
Hungary (esp@cenet, in Hungarian): hu.espacenet.com
Iceland (esp@cenet, in Icelandic): is.espacenet.com
India: www.pfc.org.in/db/db.htm
India: india.bigpatents.org
Ireland: ie.dips.org
Ireland (esp@cenet): ie.espacenet.com
Israel (in Hebrew, English): www.ilpatsearch.justice.gov.il/UI/AdvancedSearch.aspx
Italy (esp@cenet, in Italian): it.espacenet.com
Japan: www.jpo.go.jp
Korea: eng.kipris.or.kr
Latin American countries (in Spanish): www.oepm.es/bases-documentales/latipat_sp?ACTION=RETOUR
Latin American countries (esp@cenet, in Spanish, Portuguese): lp.espacenet.com
Latvia: www.lrpv.lv
Liechtenstein (esp@cenet, in French, German, Italian): li.espacenet.com
Lithuania: www.vpb.lt
Lithuania (esp@cenet, in Lithuanian): lt.espacenet.com
Luxembourg (esp@cenet, in French): lu.espacenet.com
Mexico (in Spanish): www.impi.gob.mx/impi/jsp/indice.jsp
Moldova: www.agepi.md/en/noutati/index.php
Monaco (esp@cenet, in French): mc.espacenet.com
Netherlands (esp@cenet, in Dutch): nl.espacenet.com

Judgement on Roche’s patent on a HIV drug

Thursday, May 20th, 2010


On April 30, 2010, the Chennai Patent Office rejected
M/s Hoffman-La Roche AG’s patent for the crucial HIV drug, Valgancyclovir.
As most of us have begun to realize, the rejection raises questions with respect to several crucial issues, including post-grant opposition, inventive step and the efficacy requirement.

You can download the presentation from here

Advances in Paper Drying

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Paper drying is an important step in the Paper Manufacturing Process. Most of the energy in the paper machine is consumed in the paper dryer. Paper drying can be performed by the conventional cylinder drying technique, or by recent techniques like microwave or IR drying. The objective of the drying process is to make the moisture content of the sheet equal to the relative humidity of air. For conventional steam heated cylinders, the predominant mechanism of heat transfer is conduction. Convection is for impingement dryers. Infrared heating utilizes radiation. The report includes a study of the patenting activity of various companies, researchers and educational institutions involved in the area of paper drying during 2004 – 2009. Find out more …