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.
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.