The question would arise, whether invention claimed in ‘Air Decontamination Assembly’ [Application No. 201741016833] is no more than a workshop improvement/mere application of an old contrivance? Can it be described as a lucky accident? In opinion of this Court, subject invention is not a mere addition to a well-known combination. It has some new features and is an improvement which has brought in greater efficiency. No other air purifier is close to subject invention. The differences between prior arts & subject invention lead to a finding of inventive step rather than its absence.
– Hon’ble Justice Prathiba M. Singh of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, Biomoneta Research Pvt. Ltd. v. Controller General of Patents and Designs, [CA(COMM.IPD-PAT) 297/2022] decided on 13.03.2023.
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