Shailesh Kandpal

Shailesh Kandpal

Shailesh’s passion for new technologies in mobile communication, user interface and automobiles, and his expertise in patent analytics make his blog posts interesting reads.

Wireless Charging – Cutting the cord

A challenge that most users of smart gadgets and portable devices such as smartphones, fitness bands and IoT devices face is charging them on the go. The concept of wireless charging is based on Faraday’s Law of Induction and was experimented by Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla in… (Featured image is for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5540/10728457974_1cdef88ab8_b.jpg) *** […]

Redefining Eligibility for Business Method Patents in the US

For those familiar with the patenting of business methods, they know the key role that the case of State Street & Trust Co. v. Signature Financial Group played in deeming certain business methods patent ineligible. This litigation was heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) where State Street & Trust claimed that their business […]

Patenting Business & Software Methods: The Beginning

Until 1998, software related business methods could not foresee a future and were considered as un-patentable subjects. Inventors had to rely on copyrights and trademarks to protect their software related business methods. However, (thankfully!) this belief was laid to rest by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s (CAFC) 1998 decision on State Street Bank & Trust Co. v. […]