Kylian Mbappe believes he has already become a leader at Paris Saint-Germain after his impressive second-half cameo inspired them to a 2-0 win over MarseillePSG manager Thomas Tuchel benched Mbappe along with Adrien Rabiot from Sunday’s Le Classique for disciplinary reasons after arriving late for the pre-game team talk.However, with the scoreline goalless, Tuchel substituted Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for Mbappe in the 62nd-minute and the youngster responded emphatically.It took just three minutes for Mbappe to score the opener for PSG before he later assisted Julian Draxler’s injury-time goal to seal a 2-0 win.Now the 19-year-old admits he feels like a leader for a team that wants to down in history.“The team needed this win,” Mbappe told Canal+.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“A great team relies on its leaders and they have to make a difference at key moments. I think I can take on that role and I did.“We have to continue on the right path. Marseille showed they have a team that plays with the ball. They had several sequences of play where we were in trouble, so all credit to them.“But we were able to be effective and we leave with the win. We are competitors. We want to go down in history. We mustn’t disregard any match.”Mbappe has now scored 12 goals and added four assists in 10 appearances across all competitions this season.PSG have also now won all eleven of their opening Ligue 1 fixtures this term, which hasn’t been accomplished in any of Europe’s top five leagues since Tottenham in 1960.
Kolkata: Presidency University Vice-Chancellor Anuradha Lohia on Monday sought another four to five months from the students to hand over the Hindu Hostel after renovation. Meanwhile, the students have decided to continue their agitation in demand of the hostel and claimed that they will turn the university into a hostel and will stay there until they are handed over the renovated hostel.Lohia, who faced protest from the agitating students while entering the varsity, said that the Public Works Department (PWD) of the state government has not been able to complete the renovation work in time. The V-C had promised to open the Hindu Hostel for students by July 15. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”I apologise for the delay in handing over the hostel to the students. The day PWD completes the work for renovation, the hostel will be handed over to the students,” Lohia said. She also reiterated that the university authorities will not compromise with the safety of the students while renovation of the hostel. The agitating students said that they will bring all their belongings from their hostel at Tarulia in New Town and will turn the university into their hostel. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”We will be studying here and will stay here overnight,” an agitating student said. Clothes belonging to the students were found hanging in front of the room of the V-C on Monday. It may be mentioned that Hindu Hostel has been closed for renovation since July 2015 and the students were offered hostel facilities at NewTown.The V-C on Thursday brought out a notification, declaring the delay in handing over the hostel. She also stated that a committee has been formed with as many as six student representatives in it, for supervising the renovation work for the hostel.The students had started their agitation from Friday at the administrative building of the university.
4 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global When starting a business, almost every entrepreneur asks themselves whether their idea is patentable. Patents provide a way to secure your idea, but navigating through the patent process is a world of its own.To start understanding the invention world, it’s crucial to know there are two main kinds of patents: Utility and Design. Utility patents are foundational in nature, involving a system, method, process or underlying technology. They have a lifespan of up to twenty years. Design patents, on the other hand, focus on protecting ornamental features of a product. They typically have a lifespan of fifteen years.Though patents could be crucial to your business, there are several Fortune 500 companies that have kept their core formula a trade secret. Instead of publishing their formulas, brands like Coca-Cola and Heinz opted to go straight to market and keep their formulas for developing soda and ketchup a secret. Their trade secrets are now worth billions.Related: 5 Steps for Turning Your Invention Ideas Into a ProductSince most patents can be very expensive, most bootstrapped entrepreneurs will start with a provisional patent. A provisional patent can be filed for both types of patents and will secure your invention for a twelve-month period, after which you would need to file a formal non-provisional patent. Regardless of which patent approach you take, the absolute first step in the patent process is a novelty search. A novelty search will help you understand what patents exist in your idea’s realm and how your idea is unique compared to other patents that exist.To get started with a novelty search, take one of the three approaches below:1. Hire an attorney.Patent attorneys will be happy to perform a novelty lookup, yet this will typically run you $1,500-$50,000. The cost all depends on the scope of the search. The cheaper it is the less time the attorney spent in discovery. It’s typical that attorneys cover only 40% to 70% of what is really out there.Related: How Can I Legally Improve a Product I Didn’t Create?Pro tip: One aspect of patents to touch upon before you begin your search is the whitespace between patents. This refers to the area that your idea could cover, between other patents that exist.2. Utilize Google. One of the most overlooked Google tools is its database of patents. It’s free and is only limited by the time you have to search through it. Be aware, though, when conducting a novelty search for your own invention, that you’ll often be blind of other uses or applications in a patent. Google also leaves out the understanding of whitespace between patents. On the plus side, Google allows for research in publications, products and patents, whereas the attorneys usually limit their search to patents only.3. Try Loci.A new technology that has inventors and the IP industry buzzing, Loci is a Washington D.C.-based startup that offers an easy-to-use novelty lookup tool. The technology pulls from patent databases, publications and product databases to offer a comprehensive search. Unlike other platforms, it offers suggested keywords in context and showcases categories that allow the users to recognize disparate applications. This tool also helps inventors recognize whitespace immediately. If the inventor does determine their invention exists, it’s easy to see where it doesn’t or recognize a reasonable pivot.Related: How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a PatentWhatever path you take, understand there are people out there to help. Though you may be scared of someone stealing your idea, there are far fewer people out there like that than you’d imagine. Plus, it’s not hard to protect yourself from theft. As John Wise, CEO of Loci, advises his clients, “Before you do anything else, write your idea down and send it via certified mail to yourself. Even better, sell one of your prototypes to a friend for as little as $1. Make sure you document the process. It’s substantially more difficult to steal an idea after this. Most people will be turned off from trying to steal your idea if you tell them that it’s published or documented.”With the patent process seemingly always leading to confusion for entrepreneurs, it’s crucial to start by conducting a novelty search to see if your idea is even patentable. Now that you know the best ways to conduct a search, it’s time for you to start! Register Now » February 15, 2017 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.