ViaCyte: Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy Derived from Stem Cells

ViaCyte Inc. is emerging as a leader in regenerative medicine and is all set to develop a new approach for the treatment of major diseases using cell therapy derived from stem cells. The company was granted 28 patents in 2011-2013 of which 17 are US and remaining 11 in other countries. Among the 11 patents, one of the patents got granted in Europe patent …

Important Drug Patents to Expire in 2014 for Generic Production

Year 2014 would be a big loss year for the Pharma companies because of the expiry of patents granted for some of the major medicines. It is estimated that due to the loss of IP protection, sales worth $34 billion is under danger which is very high compared to $28 billion loss faced this year that is in 2013, though the loss would appear less when compared …

10 Patents on Well Known Firecrackers and Fireworks

1. CN2203772Y (1995) – Sound fireworks with whistle sound 2. CN2089609U (1991) – Rocket type two sound firecracker 3. US4779534A (1987) – Rocket firecrackers giving out smoke before flying up 4. CN2110849U (1991) – SEAT TYPE CONIC FIREWORKS AND FIRECRACKERS 5. CN2627453Y (2004) – Paper rod electrical fire 6. JP11201698A …

Why Chinese Lights on Indian Diwali? – Patenting Diwali Lights & Lamps

This article will clarify why most of the Indian market is flooded with Chinese lights every year. A quick search with word “Diwali” gives far more Chinese patents than (any) Indian patents. 1. CN2775989Y (2004) – Single Diwali Electric The utility model relates to a lamp saver, especially relates to a single street lamp Diwali appliances. …

Hand Gestures As a Mode of Instructions: Google’s New Patent

Amongst the various technologies that are used to provide data access to the users in communication networks and to aid in communication among the users Google has devised a new method of inputting commands. The method would use hand gestures to input into a wearable computing device. The hand gestures would be used to indicate or signify or identify …

Patent on Method of Cellular Differentiation Granted to Cellular Dynamics International (CDI)

CDI (Cellular Dynamics International), a leader in developing induced pluripotent stem cell technologies for in vitro drug development, in vivo cellular therapeutic research and stem cell banking was granted patent no. US8557580 on October 15, 2013 entitled “Methods and Compositions for the Differentiation of Stem Cells” by USPTO. The patent …

Patents on Renewable Energy Technologies on Rise: MIT & SFI

Research by MIT and Santa Fe Institute (SFI) has suggested that the number of patents issued for renewable energy technologies has significantly increased on last 10 years. In a keyword based searching done on patents from 100 countries published/ granted between 1970 and 2009, the team has examined more than 73,000 patents issued for energy related …

Impact of IPR on the European Economy: Summary of OHIM’s Report

Brief summary of the report on “Intellectual property rights intensive industries:  contribution to economic performance and employment  in the European Union” published September 2013 by  Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). On 30th September European commission has published first ever European Union wide study on …