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Now Responses to Examination Reports can be filed online too!

As per the notification of 07th July 2013 at the Indian Patent Office, the responses to Examination Reports can now be also filed online. The online database of Indian Patent Office has been significantly automated over the last couple of months causing much convenience to the Applicants and Agents as well as speeding processes at … Continue reading Now Responses to Examination Reports can be filed online too!

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IPO displays Month & year of RFE that are being examined

Indian Patent Office (IPO) makes available a dynamic grid here also shown below: IPO will make the month and year for the Request for Examination (RFE) filed that are currently being examined and the First Examination Report (FER) being issued, for each of the Groups, as displayed hereinabove. IPO also states that if FER is … Continue reading IPO displays Month & year of RFE that are being examined

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Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2013

Indian Patent Office (IPO) has recently published Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2013 here and has invited comments (objections or suggestions) from public within 45 days from the publication of the notification (12th June 2013). The main changes proposed are the following: 1. There is a 100% hike in official fees for almost all the proceedings … Continue reading Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2013

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What is a Priority Date of a Patent of Addition?

This Article would not discuss as to what is a patent of addition, when does it expire etc., answers to which are clearly mentioned in the Indian Patents Act. Briefly to sum up, a Patent of addition can be filed at any time either before or after the grant of a main application for an … Continue reading What is a Priority Date of a Patent of Addition?

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Tidbit: Indian Patent Office issues Guidelines on examination of Biotechnology Applications

The Indian Patent Office (IPO) has recently issued another set of guidelines, this time on examination of biotechnology applications. Our earlier write-up on a set of guidelines issued by IPO, for examination of applications relating to traditional knowledge, can be seen from here. The guidelines explain in detail, with illustrative examples, on various facets of … Continue reading Tidbit: Indian Patent Office issues Guidelines on examination of Biotechnology Applications

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Indian Patent Office (IPO) publishes guidelines for Indian patent applications relating to plant (herbal) compositions

The Controller General of Patents has issued guidelines for processing of patent applications relating to Traditional Knowledge (TK) and biological materials on November 08, 2012 which can be accessed here. The guidelines have been issued in lieu of the fact that a number of the Indian Patent Applications relating to herbal (plant) compositions/extracts/alkaloids (and other … Continue reading Indian Patent Office (IPO) publishes guidelines for Indian patent applications relating to plant (herbal) compositions

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Recent Indian Patent Office Updates

1. The Indian Patent Office publishes list of all Applications related to Traditional Knowledge The Indian Patent Office makes available the list of the Patent Applications filed at the Indian Patent Office relating to the Traditional Knowledge here. The published applications are around 795 in number.  The List contains the Application Number, Date of Filing, … Continue reading Recent Indian Patent Office Updates

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India simplifies Process of filing PCT National Phase Applications

In a promising move by the Indian Patent Office (IPO), the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDT) has issued new instructions for filing PCT National Phase Applications in India. The public notice was issued on July 02, 2012 and is in force since July 06, 2012. The copy of the notice can be accessed … Continue reading India simplifies Process of filing PCT National Phase Applications

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With newly amended Design rules, will India keep up the pace with other global countries?

The Indian Design Act 2001 with some significant changes incorporated in the Amendment Rules, 2008 is serving its purpose well to keep pace with the rapid changes in the technology and international developments.  In view of the globalization of the economy, India is becoming a major hub in the field of industrial designs and Indian … Continue reading With newly amended Design rules, will India keep up the pace with other global countries?

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Kurian’s Sudden Exit Surprises the Industry

The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks at the Indian Intellectual Property Office Mr. P.H. Kurian has made a sudden and surprising request to exit from his role, a shock to the entire IP fraternity keeping in mind the initiatives and drives he undertook during the leadership. Mr P.H. Kurian was appointed as the … Continue reading Kurian’s Sudden Exit Surprises the Industry

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