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Impact of Patent Searching in Product and Process Research

Every innovator hopes that their work is unique and potential in cohesion with the positive research outcome. Many times, repeating the work that others have already contributed is a waste of valuable resources like time and money. Avoiding the wastage of resources is very significant specifically when the researcher or inventor is planning to apply for a  patent and any other IP Protection. There are many real-time instances to highlight the problems that have resulted from failing to execute a good patent search along with the technical literature review . A patent provides exclusive rights to the inventor in recognition of his hard work and investment of his time in developing the invention as means of incentive to protect and stops others copying or infringing the inventive technology. With ample time and money at stake, it is empathetic to note that academic researchers and R&D of SME’s are giving least importance to search for patents prior to the initiation of their res

Navigating the Complex World of 3D Printing Intellectual Property Protection

  3D printing has revolutionized the manufacturing industry by enabling the production of complex and customizable products with ease. While 3D printing offers numerous benefits, it also raises questions about intellectual property protection . With the ability to replicate almost anything, it's important for businesses to understand how they can protect their 3D designs and innovations through patents and design rights. Intellectual property protection is critical for 3D printing because it ensures that innovators and creators are able to benefit from their work. Without proper protection, others could simply copy and sell your designs without your permission, which could undermine your business and your ability to innovate. Patents play a crucial role in protecting the innovative ideas and designs that companies create through 3D printing. A patent gives the patent holder the right to prevent others from making, using, selling or importing their patented invention . In the

The Ethics of Patenting Vaccines: From COVID-19 to Global Health Equity

The development of vaccines has become increasingly important in recent years, especially in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As vaccines become more prevalent and widely used, the question of patenting vaccines has become a topic of debate. In this blog, we will discuss the implications of patenting vaccines and how it can affect both the development and distribution of vaccines. What is a Vaccine Patent? A vaccine patent is a type of intellectual property that grants the patent holder exclusive rights to produce and sell a particular vaccine. This means that no one else can make, use, or sell the vaccine without the permission of the patent holder. A vaccine patent can last for up to 20 years, giving the patent holder a significant period of exclusivity. Implications of Patenting Vaccines The decision to patent vaccines can have both positive and negative implications. On the positive side, patenting vaccines can incentivize investment and research into developin

5G Patents: Driving Innovation or Stifling Progress?

  Introduction The advent of 5G technology has caused a massive buzz in the telecommunications industry, and it is expected to revolutionize the way we communicate, work, and live. 5G technology offers faster data transfer rates, lower latency, and increased connectivity, which makes it the ideal solution for applications such as autonomous vehicles, IoT devices, and smart cities. However, behind the scenes, a battle for dominance is on-going, and it is all about patents. In this blog post, we will discuss the impact of 5G patents and how they are shaping the technological landscape. The Importance of 5G Patents Patents play a critical role in the development of any technology, and the case of 5G is no different. The vast majority of 5G technology is patented, and owning patents can give companies significant leverage in the industry. For instance, a company that owns a significant number of 5G patents can dictate the terms of licensing, control the development of the technology, and p