Tag: PCT

Supplementary International Search under PCT

In addition to International Search conducted by an International Searching Authority (ISA), under Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) an Applicant can have his/her international patent application searched more comprehensively under Supplementary International Search (SIS). This additional search reduces risk of discovering new relevant documents and technical literature in national phase of the international application. SIS aims … Continue reading Supplementary International Search under PCT

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Quick Glance at Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2013

The Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2013 came in force with effective from 15th October 2013. It appears that the primary aim of the amendment is associated with various procedures as Indian Patent Office starts functioning as International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the PCT. Under the amended rules the sequence listing … Continue reading Quick Glance at Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2013

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Indian Patent Office is now ISA and IPEA under PCT

The Indian Patent Office is recognised as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) w.e.f 15th October 2013.  This is a major development and in itself is a huge responsibility as well for the Indian Patent Office (IPO). The IPO will now be examining the … Continue reading Indian Patent Office is now ISA and IPEA under PCT

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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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