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Chemicals and innovation: Strategies for R&D in emerging economies) April 22, 2011

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Chemicals and innovation: Strategies for R&D in emerging economies

Strategies for R&D in emerging economies

ICIS has run several roundtables recently where innovation has risen as a topic, particularly the growing move by chemical majors to carry out innovation in places like China and the difficulties encountered. Now consultancy McKinsey has carried out an industry survey to assess the current situation.It finds that many companies have not even addressed the issue of doing research and development in emerging economies like China, India and Brazil, even though these are the markets with vibrant growth prospects and the need for localised innovation in products that meet market demands.

McKinsey found that “fully one-third of executives around the world say their companies are not doing any R&D work in emerging economies.” However, the good news is that companies that are active are addressing local needs, and not just attempting to shift innovation for developed markets to low cost regions.

Says McKinsey: “Of the two-thirds of respondents whose companies pursue such efforts, the largest shares say their R&D is focused on either global product platforms or local innovation in emerging economies, as opposed to R&D for developed markets only, which respondents say is not a major focus of emerging-market R&D operations. Moreover, companies appear to be aligning their goals, whether it’s seeking lower development costs or gaining better access to customer insights, with their specific R&D focus in emerging economies.”

You can read the full report here.

Indian brings “Minority Report” like hand gestures navigation called “SixthSense” to reality November 9, 2009

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Remember the scene in the movie Minority Report where Tom Cruise uses hand gestures instead of a mouse to interact with a computer screen displayed on the wall? 

Pranav Mistry has brought this to close to reality with USD 320 devices..

 Pranav Mistry is the creator of SixthSense, a wearable gesture interface that uses a camera and tiny projector to display data and information onto surfaces, walls, and even your hand. Special fingertip sensors let users manipulate the data and use their hands to interact with it. During a presentation at the TEDIndia conference this week, the PhD student announced plans to release SixthSense under an open source license in the coming months.

"I notice that it's hard to for these kind of things to market in some sense. . . because I don't want this to comply with some of kind of corporate policy," says Mistry. "Rather than waiting for that time to come, I want people to make their own system. Why not?"

"People will be able to make their own hardware. I will give them instructions how to make it. And also provide them key software…give them basic key software layers. . . they will be able to build their own applications. They will be able to modify base level and do anything".

The device, which can be built for about $350, has fascinating implications beyond its infinite coolness. SixthSense has the ability to sense objects around you and displays content relevant to your environment. If you're in a bookstore, for instance, and hold up a copy of Learning the Vi and Vim Editors, SixthSense shows you pricing guides, information about the author, and so on. Mistry's device puts the Internet literally at your fingertips.

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MJ’s antigravity step secret is out October 27, 2009

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MJ is known for many things- also as innovator, who invented and patented "system for allowing a shoe wearer to lean forwardly beyond his center of gravity by virtue of wearing a specially designed pair of shoes" (US patent5,255,452). A heel slot in the shoes gets hitched to retractable pegs in a stage floor. Wearing the shoes, Jackson (or anyone) could seem to lean past his center of gravity without toppling. The effect would be most striking in live performances, during which harnesses and wires would be too cumbersome or impossible to disguise.
Source: USA Today

Patent Application filing – India October 25, 2009

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The Strangest Mobile Gadgets Never Made September 16, 2009

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The Strangest Mobile Gadgets Never Made

via jkOnTheRun by James Kendrick on 9/14/09


We sure love our mobile gadgets, even those that never saw the light of day. It’s enough to get us pumped up to see the concepts that designers have come up with in the mobile gear space. Technologizer has rounded up 21 of the weirdest mobile gadgets from Google Patents and laid them out for our amazement. There’s the laptop with the integrated dot matrix printer and another with a detachable screen for putting it on a projector to make presentations. These never-produced gadgets are enough to bring tears to a geek’s eyes. OK, not really.

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Who regulates whom in the financial world? September 16, 2009

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Who regulates whom in the financial world?
via Indianomics by SriRam Vadlamani on 8/30/09


The importance of regulations and regulators would have been very clear by now. Especially after the Satyam saga. Regulators are the good people who know who should run in which way. If there is a deviation it is the regulators job to tell so and advise corrective action.

The external auditors for Satyam are PWC. It is the job of the auditors of PWC toregulations actually check all the bank deposits and other instruments mentioned on the balance sheet. Since they haven’t done their job very well India has got its biggest corporate fraud. In the case of auditors, Institute of Chartered accounts in India (ICAI) is the governing body of all the chartered accountants in India. It becomes the job of ICAI in this case to put the auditors of PWC in the right place.

Another biggest regulatory body in the financial markets is Securities and exchange Board in India (SEBI). It has to step into action every now and then. Be it the ipo allocation fraud or the pledging of shares or the price-sensitive rumours. SEBI is the watchdog. If it lapses then the hell will break loose, literally.

There is a governing agency for all the practitioners in the financial world. Here I am listing down the entity and its governing agency.

REGULATOR
BANKS – ISSUE COLLECTION SEBI
CREDIT RATING AGENCIES SEBI
CUSTODIAL SERVICES SEBI
DEBENTURE TRUSTEES SEBI
DEPOSITORIES SEBI
DEPOSITORY PARTICIPANTS SEBI
FOREIGN BROKERS SEBI
FOREIGN DEBT FUNDS SEBI
FOREIGN INVESTMENT INSTITUTIONS SEBI
INVESTMENT BANKERS SEBI
INVESTOR ASSOCIATIONS SEBI
MUTUAL FUNDS & ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANIES SEBI
PLANTATION COMPANIES SEBI
PORTFOLIO MANAGERS SEBI
REGISTRARS & SHARE TRANSFER AGENTS SEBI
STOCK BROKERS SEBI
STOCK EXCHANGES SEBI
SUB-BROKERS SEBI
VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDS SEBI
BANKS RBI
CHIT FUNDS RBI
NBFCs RBI
PRIMARY DEALERS RBI
CO-OPERATIVE BANKS RBI
INSURANCE BROKERS/ AGENTS IRDA
INSURANCE COMPANIES IRDA
AUDITORS ICAI/CAG
COMPANIES – ALL MCA/ROC
COMPANIES – LISTED MCA/ROC/SEBI/SE
COMPANY SECRETARIES ICSI
MUTUAL FUND BROKERS/ AGENTS AMFI/SEBI
NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES PCI
RADIO MIB
TV MIB
SOLICITORS & LEGAL ADVISORS BCI

As you can see, SEBI is the regulator body for all the happenings in the stock market world. RBI is the regulatory body for all the banks, co-operative banks and the non-banking financial institutions.  (Source : IEPF)

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Lithium Ion Battery breakthrough promises 100-fold boost in performance March 30, 2009

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Lithium Ion Battery breakthrough promises 100-fold boost in performance
Researchers have developed a new advanced Lithium Ion battery that will allow mobile phone and laptop computers to be fully charged in seconds. Electric car batteries may be charged in as little as five minutes, removing one of the main barriers to wider uptake of EVs. Solar and wind power generation could also benefit as better batteries could be used to store surplus energy…

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Lithium Ion Battery breakthrough promises 100-fold boost in performance

Researchers have developed a new advanced Lithium Ion battery that will allow mobile phone and laptop computers to be fully charged in seconds. Electric car batteries may be charged in as little as five minutes, removing one of the main barriers to wider uptake of EVs. Solar and wind power generation could also benefit as better batteries could be used to store surplus energy…

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New technology promisses charging of lithium ion battery in seconds March 29, 2009

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MIT Researchers Byoungwoo Kang & Gerbrand Ceder have developed a new advanced Lithium Ion battery that will allow mobile phone and laptop computers to be fully charged in seconds. Researches have developed a method Lithium ion battery to charge and discharge like a supercapacitor.

Charging and discharging time of a battery depends upon the time taken by the lithium ions to travel cathode and anode. In normal course ions take time to move away from cathode.

Researcher have devised a novel method of reducing this time by glassy coat on the small tunnels carrying these ions.These glossy surfaces work as speed-highways for ions and thus reducing the travel time.

Electric car batteries (15Kwh) may be charged in as little as five minutes, removing one of the main barriers to wider uptake of EVs. Solar and wind power generation could also benefit as better batteries could be used to store surplus energy

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Patent Strategies in Light of the New Rules September 21, 2008

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Courtsy Russ Krajec’s Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

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The latest rules from the US Patent and Trademark Office are quite sweeping.  The new rules have several facets.  On one hand, the PTO is limiting the number of continuation and continuation in part applications, as well as requests for continued examination (RCE).  On the other hand, the PTO is limiting the number of claims you can have by forcing the applicant to file an Examination Support Document if you exceed the claims.

Another twist is that the Examination Support Document may be forced where two applications are filed nearly simultaneously.  The PTO may assume that they cover the same patentable material and force an Examination Support Document unless you can prove that the applications do not cover the same material.

(As a side note, I have spoken to several patent attorneys/agents about the new rules and I have not yet found one who would even agree to write an ESD, no matter what the cost.  The reasoning is similar to why I will not file accelerated examinations.)

Each of the various requirements put on the applicant presents several problems, including the specter of patent invalidity and possibly inequitable conduct if the various support documents and petitions are not properly done.

In some situations, I used to espouse a kitchen sink approach to patent prosecution, where you load up a patent application with as many ideas as possible, get an early filing date, and file many continuation applications as possible.  This strategy can blanket an area of technology very effectively and makes the best use of early disclosure.  The strategy also could be used to tailor claims to an infringer so that lengthy and costly court battles may be averted entirely.

In view of the new rules, I think another strategy may be better suited.

This strategy is very targeted and narrow, and looks to find specific areas that may be infringed in the future, but does not include any more than it needs.

The targeted strategy is driven from the need to avoid overlapping applications and avoid the potential that a continuation application may need to be filed.

The steps are as follows:

1.  Define a very specific strategy for patent coverage over the entire scope of the technology you wish to cover.  The strategy must be driven by the current and potential business needs of the client, as well as the possible turns a technology may take.

2.  Draft a complete set of claims for each targeted area.  Each element of the claims should be carefully and thoughtfully considered for the language, the scope of coverage, any way the claims may be construed or misconstrued, how an infringer may infringe, and for how it differentiates from the known prior art.

3.  Only after the claims are completed, analyze the claims with the inventor and the business manager, reviewing the areas described in step 2.

4.  Draft a specification that addresses each and every claim and every feature of every claim, and avoid any additional material if at all possible.  Each feature must be described completely, but avoid adding other ideas that may be patentably distinct and that you may wished were a stand-alone patent.

One interesting twist to the new rules is to attempt wherever possible to force a restriction by including patentably distinct sets of claims.  Each divisional application is a separate family of applications for the purposes of continuation applications and RCEs.

The new rules may tend to force less disclosure and much more tailored specifications that may stand or fall on the first couple Office actions, rather than specifications with all sorts of material that may keep an application alive through several continuations.  This may lead applicants to perform good searches based on the claim set of step 2 prior to drafting the specification of step 4.

The net result is a shift from large, comprehensive patents that may disclose a broad range of concepts to those which are very narrow and even skeletal.  Instead of ‘promoting the progress’ by encouraging as much disclosure as early as possible, I think the new rules encourage the exact opposite.

This discussion is by nature very broad and sweeping, but based on the strategies that the new rules seem to favor.  I am sure that many situations may cause other strategies to be used within the new rules, and I will discuss them as they come up.

Indian Patent Office -invited public opinon on Cigearette patent September 21, 2008

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The controller general of patents, designs and trade marks has invited public opinion on a patent sought by Godfrey Phillips on a cigarette packet-cum-match box designed and developed by the company.

Godfrey Phillips, which manufactures leading cigarette brands – Four Square, Stellar, Red and White and Cavanders – aims at giving smokers an option to do away with a separate lighter or match box.

According to the company, which filed application on October 31, 2005, the improved cigarette packet with match box comprised a slide having side flaps on two longitudinal sides and end closures at the two transverse sides. The packet would be equipped with a shell accommodating the slide having flaps on two longitudinal sides, a bundle of cigarettes wrapped in a foil and a match box with sticks in a tray.

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Latest Available Text Of The CBD Decision On Access And Benefit-Sharing- from IP-watch August 22, 2008

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Note: the final decisions of convention on biological diversity governing body are available here

A decision on a way forward on a global access and benefit-sharing regime was reached at a meeting of the parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity from 19 to 30 May in Bonn.

The main body of the document describes steps needed to reach international consensus on the content of such a regime. Annex I of the document sets out a draft text for the international regime, and annex II contains terms of reference for expert technical and legal groups whose creation is mandated by the main text.

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Absence of Common Patent filing system in EU causes stear among the members and affected SMEs worst August 22, 2008

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Since 1970, European Union (then European Community) is trying to gain consensus on  the common patent filing  system. Till now an applicant has to filed application in all member countries in their individual language, which involved translations a costly affair for SMEs. However a proposal to file patent applications in English, French or German or in the official tongue of the country in which a firm is based, has spurt new controversy as French and Spanish are stuck to include their language as official language for any such system. Read more from Ip-watch

Making biofules at your backyard @ $1 per gallon April 29, 2008

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E-fuel 100 Microfueler developed by Floyd Butterfield and Thomas Quinn, offers the flexibility to generate biofuel (Ethanol @ $1/gallon) at your backyard. This system is compact like a washing machine and operates on sugar content and yeast. Read more on NYT coverage

Perhaps, innovative part of the system is an advance membrane distiller, which separates water from ethanol at lower heat and fewer steps than other ethanol systems

Critics flaunted the claims and said that sugar costs 20-cents per pound, and system requires 10 to 14 pounds to make a gallon of ethanol, hence it is not viable to produce ethanol But Butterfield and his Silicon Valley finance whiz/business partner Thomas J. Quinn swears you can buy “inedible sugar” from South of the Border for 2 to 3 cents per pound.

India’s Konkan Railways filed patent in 124 countries for its safety innovation April 26, 2008

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Anti-collision Device (ACD) branded as “Raksha Kavach” developed by Konkan Railways has been successfully granted patents by China, Russia, Singapore and South Africa. Konkan Railways has filed patent application in 124 countries.

Raksha Kavach is a self-acting device that warns the train driver of any impending accident-like situation within a 3-km range.The instrument will cost approximately Rs 5 lakh (500,000) for installation in trains and Rs 10 lakh (INR 1000,000) in planes. It has already applied for international patent rights for the product in 124 countries.

Sky Bus, an alternative of metro railways for urban transport, is also innovative solution.

Visit for all patents from Konkan Railways.

My experience with Konkan railways was superb particularly in term of cusine.

Types of Patent Searches April 26, 2008

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A nice brief compilation by Vinod Kumar Singh of Competitive and Technical Intelligence Toolbox (CTIB)

Search Type

Purpose

Coverage

Comments

  • State-of-the-Art

Identify general and background art for a particular technology

Patents and non-patent literature. Not exhaustive.

Gives a broad picture to help guide research

  • Patentability, Novelty

Identify art which may affect the patentability of an invention

Patents and non-patent literature. Multiple data sources.

Narrower in scope than State-of-Art. Recommended before writing patent application

  • Invalidity, Opposition

Identify prior art which may impact the claims of a specific patent

Patents and non-patent literature. Employ creative strategies to elucidate previously undiscovered art before filing date of patent.

Helps remove blocking patents by anticipating claims of an invention. Establishes solidity of patent portfolio, e.g. for licensing or company acquisition

  • Infringement, Freedom-to-Operate, Right-to-Use, Domination

Identify patents or applications which may cover a proposed product or process

Covers patents only and which are still in force. Include both narrow and broad concepts

Often country specific. Analysis of claims.

  • Patent Watch

Monitor new patent activity or status changes to existing patents

Patents only

Updates at regular intervals or rapid-alerting when activity occurs

  • Technology Update

Monitor latest technology developments by subject

Patents and/or non-patent literature

Regular updates, weekly, monthly or other chosen frequency

  • Non-Patent Literature Reference Query; Biomedical Information

Research into specific questions asked by biomedical staff regarding safety, clinical, regulatory areas, or by Research Scientists, etc.

Biomedical databases or other databases as appropriate

A quick turnaround on these types of searches can normally be accommodated

  • Inventor, Author or Assignee

Identify references to a particular inventor, author, assignee or affiliate

Patents and/or non-patent literature

A quick turnaround on these types of searches can normally be accommodated

  • Legal Status

Determine whether a patent is in force, abandoned, etc.

Specialist legal status online databases (e.g. ‘INPADOC’) and/or patent office registers

A quick turnaround on these types of searches can normally be accommodated

  • Patent Family

Identify the first or ‘basic’ patent and subsequent ones claiming the same priority

Patent databases such as ‘World Patents Index’, ‘INPADOC’ and ‘Chemical Abstracts’

A quick turnaround on these types of searches can normally be accommodated

  • Cited or Citing References

Identify references

Patent databases, e.g. ‘Derwent Patents Citation Index’ and non-patent literature, e.g. Science Citation Index

An alternative method useful in identifying additional state-of-the-art or invalidating prior art

  • Collections

‘Collect’ prior art in a particular area of technology

Patents only. Often conducted within selected patent classifications

Useful for directing research or identifying gaps for patenting strategies

  • Patent Map

Show patent landscape to uncover trends, gaps or overlap in patent coverage and links between patents

Patents only

Useful for directing research or identifying gaps for patenting strategies

  • Scientific Business

Identify financial, organizational, statistical, commercial and other information for technology based organizations

Business, news and other sources

Supply of raw data and/or overall analysis

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Bangalore Municipal Corporation Innovates cost effective urban road solutions April 22, 2008

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Bangalore City Municipal Corporation (BCC) is enthusiatic for its technical innovation in road construction technology, specifically used for development of underpass, surface pass and overpass. It is planning to secure patent protection for the same. It is going to file the patent for the Concrete Elements as product and erection of such structure as installation process.

The technical innovation also claims to reduce the cost of such constructions from INR 200 Mn to mere INR 10 Mn. Other municipal authorities from Chennai, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh and Mumbai have shown their interest in the promising technology.

BCC sees this as an opportunity to overtake Banglore Development Authority in Infrastructure development.

Marico Innovation Awards 2008 April 11, 2008

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 Marico innovation foundation has announced winner for 2008. It has recived 146 nominations from business category and 64 for innnovation in Social Sector.

Y 2008 winners under various categories are given below.

CATEGORY WINNERS
Process Innovation Maharani Paints (India) Pvt Ltd PDF
Product Innovation Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. PDF
Motor Industries Co Ltd (MICO) PDF
Titan Industries Limited PDF
Business Model Innovation Evalueserve.com Pvt Ltd PDF
  Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd PDF
Social M/S Bhinge Brothers PDF
Specials Azim Premji Foundation & Govts of Karnataka, MP, Gujarat, Uttrakhand, Rajasthan PDF
Tata Motors For world cheapest car NANO

 

 

 

IIT Kharagpur organised technology Transfer Fest April 11, 2008

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On 5th and 6th April 2008, Technology Transfer Group, a student initiative of IIT Kharagpur has  organised exposition IndAc’08.  Thanks Dr. A.S.Rao of  INDIA INVENTS for this information.

There were 59 technologies ready for transfer from sectors

  •  Foods & Beverages (13),
  • Agricultural engineering & Farm machinery (5),
  • Chemical (3),
  • Medical devices & Biotechnology (23),
  • CSE, Electronics & IT (7),
  • Metallurgy & Materials (8).

 Food & Beverages

  1. Production of Mango-milk based fruit bar
  2. Process technology for manufacture of Dahi (Curd) Powder
  3. Process to Manufacture Tomato Powder.
  4. Mango soy Fortified Yoghurt Powder
  5. Novel Technique for Manufacture of Instant Tea
  6. Novel Functional Fruit Juices.
  7. Lipase Mediated Synthesis of Acetates.
  8. Lipase mediated synthesis of Vitamin C stearate
  9. Production of Natural Coconut Water With High Storage Life
  10. A Process for Continuous Production of Chhana
  11. Jacketed Scrapped Surface Vessel for Kneading, Heating and Concentration of High Viscosity Liquids and Pastes
  12. A device for cryogenically individually quick freezing of fish, marine products, meat, fruits and vegetables
  13. A device for cryogenic grinding of spices, vegetables, food grains, plastic, and polymers.

Agricultural Engineering & Farm Machinery

  1. Production of Biodiesel from Vegetable Oils
  2. Self Sustaining Technology for Preservation of Betel Leaves
  3. Mechanical Loading-Unloading System for a Withering Trough
  4. Betel Leaf Oil Extractor
  5. Preparation of Polysacchride-Blended Slow Release Urea
  6. Passive-Passive Combination Tillage Implements for 2WD Tractors
  7. Automated Organic Roof Garden
  8. Membrane Based Water-Extraction of Polyphenols from Green Tea Leaves

 Chemical

  1. Membrane Based Water-Extraction of Polyphenols from Green Tea Leaves.
  2. Extraction of Natural Sweeteners from Stevia Leaves.
  3. Production of Organic Fertilizer from Tannery Effluent.

Medical devices & Biotechnology

  1. Anti-Hyperglycemic Polysaccharide from a Probiotic Bacterium
  2. Bench-Scale Technology For Manufacture of Pro-Biotics
  3. Herbal Skin Nourishing Gel and a Bio Process for Preparation of the Same Gel.
  4. Air Bolus Projection Type Spot Thermoelectric Cooling
  5. Palposcope
  6. Robotic Male Vas Deferens Intraluminal Injection System
  7. Heart Sound Analyzer
  8. Portable infusion pump
  9. A Knee Joint Simulator
  10. Microneedle for Painless Blood Extraction or Drug DeliveryC
  11. Strategic technological approach for exploitation of heterosis in cultivated rice through plant genetic engineering.
  12. Second generation of insect resistant transgenic field crops against major lepidopteran pests.
  13. Technique for generation of high tensile strength jute fiber through microbial retting process.
  14. Generation of genetically modified oil-seed plants to yield altered composition of seed  
  15. Technology for production of virus-free pure seeds of potato.
  16. Strategic use of gene transfer technique for generation of marker-free and site-directed alien gene integration in plant genetic engineering of crop plants for improvement.
  17. Smart-Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance (Smart-RISUG)
  18. Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance (RISUG)
  19. A Pumping System for increasing Pressure of Blood or a Fluid in a Controlled and Stepwise Mode.
  20. Green Chemistry for recovery of Lead oxide from scraped storage Pb-bettery.
  21. Foliate Tagged nano-particle for delivary of cancer drug  
  22. Removal of mercury vapor from gases (natural gas, hydrogen gas, exhaust gas from power plant based on coal).  
  23. Nano-composite of hydroxyapatite and chitosan derivative for bio-implants.
  24. Magnetic nano-particle for cancer diagnostics.
  25. Compact Disc (CD) based System for Bio-chemical and Bio-medical Analysis 

CSE, Electronics and IT

  1. Realization of a Constant Phase Element and Its Performance Study in a Differentiator Circuit
  2. See-Saw Bio-Reactor
  3. E-Procurement
  4. Online Integrated Materials Management System (OLIMMS)
  5. Indian Language Speech Recognition
  6. SYMBOLS Shakti – An object oriented hierarchical hybrid modeling, simulation and control analysis software
  7. CNC software package for milling of 2-D contours
  8. Micro Heat Pipe for Efficient Chip Cooling
  9. Non-mechanical Valve that manipulates the Motion of a Micro-droplet Using Light
  10. Traction Force Microscopy on Chip
  11. Metallurgy & Materials
  12. Biodegradation of Low-density polyethylene film
  13. Polyimide Nylon Blend Film As a Substitute of Kapton
  14. Processing a Single Phase c-ZrO2 Nanopowder from a Transparent Amorphous Ceramic Gel
  15. Reclaimed Rubber by renewable resource material–>Disposable management
  16. A Stable CrO2 Nanoparticle and A Process for Its Manufacture
  17. A quick setting polymer composition and a method for the preparation of the same
  18. A Process for production wear resistant cast iron by smelting reduction of waste products like red mud and de-silicated sand
  19. An Highly Stable gamma-Al2O3 Mesoporous Structure and Its Process for Manufacture.

 

Indian Motorbike Major fights over Engine Patent September 12, 2007

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Yet to be launch motorbike sparked patent row among the two major Indian players. Bajaj auto’s “XCD” pronounced as Ex-cee-d’ has locked horns with another TVS’s “‘s “Flame” on the patent of engine technology. Both the bikes would be competing each other other in same segment i.e. 125 cc engine bike market.

Bajaj auto’s accused TVS’s ” for infringing its patented Digital Twin Spark Swirl Injection “DTS-Si” technology for motorbike engines. Bajaj auto’s‘s in house technology has already been adopted in some of its successful models Palsar, Avenger and Platina.

TVS’s ” veraciously denied the charges by stating that its technology “CCVTI” is completely different, from Bajaj auto’s. CCVTI engine has three valves unlike the Bajaj auto’s DTS-Si. It also stated that use of “twin spark” in four-stroke motorbike engine was first patented by Japanese auto major HONDA. It has developed this technology in collaboration with Austrian firm AVL, holding patent on use of three valves in internal combustion motorbike engines.

TVS’s ” & Bajaj auto’s has developed in-house R&D facilities to compete domestic and global motorbike players, in one of the fastest growing bike market, INDIA.

Bajaj auto’s had successfully refrained chinese bike maker to sell copy-cat verison of its bikes in sri-lanka and African countries.

Bajaj auto’s is waiting for launch of TVS’s “‘s FLAME to initiate legal action, while TVS’s ” threaten to file INR 25 Bn defamation suit.

Intel faces trademark litigation on “Dual Core” September 9, 2007

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California-based ultramobile PC firm DualCor Technologies filed a suit accussing Intel of misappropriating the DualCor trademark.  DualCor applied for a trademark on its name in May 2004 and was granted the same by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in July 2006. read more on this from google news

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