Getting a patent granted requires a comprehensive patent strategy, and even after obtaining patent registration certificate, during the stage of patent assignment, it is essential to perform a freedom to operate search to ensure that the patent will not infringe upon third party patent rights.
Section 104 of the Patents Act, 1970 states that only the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) or the High Court can be approached for revocation as no suit of infringement can be brought before a court inferior to the District Court having jurisdiction.
As per the procedure followed by the Indian Patent Office, the patent specification filed by the patent applicant includes invention details and patent claims. As it is well known, the most important aspect of the patent application are the patent claims because the patent claims define the scope of the invention.
The patent application is automatically published after a period of 18 months from the date of filling the application for making it a prior art. Prior art acts as evidence that your invention is already known. In case the applicant is desirous of an early publication, he/she can file under Form 9 requesting for an early publication and by paying the requisite fee provided in Table I of the First Schedule. (See Rule 7 of the Patent Rules, 2003).
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Pharmaceutical companies employ patent extension strategies to compensate for their R&D investments and regulatory approval costs of new drugs. Broadly, three major extensions and protections exist, namely, Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs), Patent Term Extensions (PTEs), and Regulatory Data Protection (RDP).
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