Indian Patent Office has published a notice on June 19, 2020 stating that all deadlines stand suspended.
Refusal of software patent by Indian Patent Office for a patent filed by Google claiming wearable device.
According to Section 43 (1), when the application for the grant of patent is in order and the controller has approved it by the virtue of power vested in him under the said act, and not the application is in contravention to any of the provisions of the said act, the patent shall be granted with the seal of the patent office and the date on which the patent is granted will be recorded in the register.
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 law in India defines various categories of patent applicants. Depending upon the category and type of the patent applicant, the documentary requirements and the official filing fee varies. In essence, a patent in India can be filed by a natural person, a startup, small entity, others.
Patent filing guide describing how to patent an idea or an invention and who can file a patent in India as an applicant and an inventor based of Indian patent laws.
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The Indian patent office has announced new patent fee schedule and has proposed some amendments via Patents (Amendment) Rules 2014 for filing patent applications before the Indian Patent Office and for prosecuting Indian patent applications before the IPO. The Patents (Amendment) Rules 2014 has been notified and the patent amendments are published in Gazette Of India, and the effective date of publication is Feb 28, 2014.
In a healthy development, Indian Patent Office has published following two documents today: Pharmaceutical Product Patents granted in last three years (Download document by clicking here) Pharmaceutical Product Patents granted to Foreign Applicants in last three years (Download document by clicking here) The legal implications of such publications shall be discussed in later posts that will… Continue reading IPO Publishes a List of Pharmaceutical Product Patents Granted in the Past Three Years