Margento opposes Indian startups patent application on data-over-voice tech – Business Standard

Netherland-based has filed a pre-grant opposition to block applications relating to data-over-voice (DOV) technology filed by Bengaluru-based startup

Margento, a global provider of mobile transactions and payment solutions, is opposing the applications of infringing party in

The applications have been filed by ToneTag, founded by Kumar Abhishek in 2013 and later assigned to Naffa Innovations Pvt Ltd, which is its parent company.

The matter is currently sub-judice before the of Patents, Kolkata.

Call attempts to contact Kumar Abhishek remained unanswered.

has opposed the patent applications primarily on the ground that the inventions as claimed are not patentable in view of prior published documents, including two granted Indian patents of

The patents of Margento relate to contactless via secure transfer of data-over-sound between and payment terminal without the use of internet connection, Bluetooth, or any other form of connectivity.

“The prior publications including the two patents of Margento discloses secure data transfer between two devices via sound waves for the purpose of conducting financial transaction, and therefore, anticipates or makes it obvious invention as claimed in patent applications.

“Similarly, prior publications including (the) said two patents of Margento discloses a system for enabling/establishing communication between a plurality of devices through audio frequency wherein said communication is enabled between devices without using network connection and therefore, anticipates or makes it obvious invention as claimed in patent applications,” the company said.

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The company also said that the applicant failed to meet the requirement under Section 8 of the Patents Act, 1970 for the reason that the applicant has failed to provide complete and accurate details of corresponding patent applications filed outside from time to time in respect of the same or substantially same inventions that show deliberate and wilful concealment of material particular.

is a fintech and Indian startup, based out of Bengaluru, founded by Kumar Abhishek in 2013. is its parent entity.

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