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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Address for service in India (patent cases)

Indian Innovators Association (IIA) has received request from innovators , living outside India and with no business address in India, to assist them with temp local address.  IIA is favorably inclined to support such overseas (independent) innovators with the understanding, they would reciprocate and extend similar help to Indian innovators. The provision as per Indian law is reproduced below:

Sometimes, the Registry receives applications or appeals filed against respondents who do not carry on business in India. The Registry has come across both Applications and Appeals, wherein the Respondent does not carry on business in India. However, the address for service in India in respect of the Respondent as filed before the Patent office in Form 1 is not given. The Registry, therefore, has to effect service on the Respondent directly at the foreign address. Sometimes, the notice is not served for various reasons and those Application / Appeal papers are returned to the Registry. In those circumstances, the Registry is requested by the Postal authorities to collect the returned parcels by paying a specified amount on account of demurrage, etc. There is no provision to collect the returned parcels by the Registry. Further Form 2 of the Patents Appeals & Application to the IPAB Rule 2011 provides for intimation of address for service in India if the applicant has no place of business or of residence in India. The same will be applicable to Respondent also. In view of the above, the Registry may insist on address for service in India, and the applicants / appellants are required to specify the same. If the above is not complied with, the Registry shall issue defect notice.
(By Order)
Deputy Registrar
23rd September 2011

Thursday, April 26, 2012

`Inspire to Innovate' contest

In partnership with Indian Innovators Association, SkyQuest launched `Inspire to Innovate' contest on World IP day. Details:
Who Inspired your innovation and how?
It could be a childhood story you read or a conversation in the lab. Share it and inspire the community to innovate.
All innovators (individual or groups) can apply.
  • The story should be about an innovation either work in progress or a past project. It can be at any stage of development.* The innovation should be beyond just an idea, vision or a dream.
  • Story length: One page
For queries write to
Contest deadline: 21st May 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Irrway- personal mobility vehicle from Greendzine

Irrway , personal mobility vehicle is one of the products offered by Green Tech start-up Greendzine incubated at IIMB-NSRCL. The core team is made of:

•Anjan: has 12+ yrs of experience in R&D, product Innovation and has multiple patent pending technologies to his credit. He was heading TCS – IISc joint initiative on ‘Frugal Innovation’ at IISc. He was @ TCS earlier.
•Ananth: has 10+ yrs of experience in Product Development, Documentation and Project Management Office. He was @ HAL earlier.
•Guru: has 15+ yrs of experience in Product Design and Manufacturing and has multiple patent pending technologies to his credit. He was with CMTI earlier.
•Karthik: has 5+yrs of experience in Embedded technology and holds a masters degree in Power electronics from Anna University. He was @ TCS earlier.
•Vivek: has 10+yrs of experience in handling turnkey projects and holds a Management degree from IIMB. He was with Saint-Gobain earlier.

Several of its features are patented and full unit of Irrway costs as little as replacement battery cost of Segway.

Auto -distractor innovation: Rice University Vs Prasad Kulakarni

Undergraduate students of Rice university developed Linear Distractor LinDi to automate the process of lengthening children bone. It is an innovation of great importance and the students have done a great job. This takes me back to Prasad Naryan Kulkarni innovation `Auto- Distractor' supported under TePP, the first project to be supported  under both Phase-1 and Phase-II. This innovation was covered widely in Indian press and in my article `The Bottom of Pyramid Innovations' .  Hope the students of Rice university are aware of Indian innovation.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

R&D in India conference 2012, Mumbai

Yoogma Business services in association with TRIZ Association of Asia, Indian Innovators Association is organising this conference on R&D in India , 23-24th August 2012. The speakers include, 
KVSP Rao, Adviser & Head (RDI), DSIR, 
Dr T Ashokan, Chief Scientist, GE, 
Shree Padnis, TRIZ expert, SKF India, 
Araving Chinchure, Asst VP, Innovations, Reliance Industries ltd, 
Sujata Paranjape, Head (R&D) Siemens, 
Dr Rajiv Kumar, Chief Scientist, Innovation Center,Tata Chemicals ltd, 
Dr Sudhakar Mhaskar, Marico and 
Hongsug,Director, POSCO. 
Contact person: Norton Vaz

Dr Hamadoun Toure, Secretary General, ITU, Geneva to attend 6th National Telecom Awards 2012

The National Telecom AwardsTM 2012 would be presented by a galaxy of VIPs including Hon'ble Shri Vir Bhadra Singh, Union Minister for MSME, Honble Dr Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Honble Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of State for Commerce & Industries, Honble Mr. Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications and IT, Honble Sh Millind Deora, Minister of State for Communications and IT,  Honble Sh TKA Nair, Advisor to Honble Prime Minister of India,  Dr JS Sarma, IAS, Chairman, TRAI,  Sh R Chandrashekhar, Secretary Dot, Govt. of India, Prof Dr SS Mantha, Chairman, AICTE etc. Dr Hamadoun Toure, Secretary General ITU Geneva has consented to join (on his maiden visit to India after assuming charge in January, 2007).
 Date : 8th May, 2012 (Date preponed from 11th May), 4.30-7.00PM,Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi,
Contact person: NK Goyal, President, CMAI,

Monday, April 23, 2012

Skyquest looking for technologies for incubation in India

Skyquest is scouting late stage technologies in the Agriculture and Allied Sectors including Horticulture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Sericulture. The technology can be a Patented or Non-patented; a Product or a Process having low investment bracket.
The technologies shortlisted would be then presented to Agritech Entrepreneurs
Contact person: 
Ms. Kathak Mehta | Technology Deal Starter,  

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

India, U.S. Investing Together in Clean Energy Research

The three lead U.S. institutions — the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the University of Florida and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory — have partnered with three lead Indian institutions: the Indian Institute of Science–Bangalore, the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology–Hyderabad and CEPT University–Ahmedabad

Read more:

Monday, April 16, 2012

Application process is now open for the 2013 Stanford-India Biodesign (SIB) Fellowship

Application process is now open for the 2013 Stanford-India Biodesign (SIB) Fellowship. The goal of this programme, launched in 2007, is to train the next generation of biomedical technology innovators in India. This highly competitive programme is directed to Indian citizens who have an interest in the invention and early-stage development of new biomedical technologies.  

Fellows receive tuition, stipend support, and international travel arrangements. Over the course of the 1 year fellowship, approximately half of the fellows’ time will be spent at Stanford University and the other half in India. Fellows work on a multidisciplinary team joining other innovators with a combination of engineering, medical and business backgrounds. Preference will be given to applicants with significant work experience.

The fellowship application deadline is May 18th, 2012. Select applicants will be interviewed in Delhi. The fellowship starts at Stanford in January 2013.

A detailed programme description and fellowship application are available at the Stanford Biodesign Programme website:

For further programme details, please contact