Rule 118 (1) of The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2016

Earlier: Alteration of names, etc., in the register of patent agents (1) A patent agent may apply for the alteration of his name, address of the principal place of business and branch offices, if any, or the qualifications entered in the register of patent agents. On receipt of such application and the fee specified therefor…

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Rule 129A of The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2016

After rule 129, rule 129A has been inserted through the amendment of 2016. 129A. Adjournment of hearing An applicant for patent or a party to a proceeding may make a request for adjournment of the hearing with reasonable cause along with the prescribed fee prescribed in First Schedule, at least three days before the date…

Rule 133 of The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2016

Earlier: Supply of certified copies and certificates under sections 72 and 147 Certified copies of any entry in the register, or certificates of, or extracts from patents, specifications and other public documents in the patent office, or from registers and other records including records in computer floppies, diskettes or any other electronic form kept there,…

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National IPR Policy, 2016

The Union Government has approved National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy, 2016 to boost the IP regime and to push innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in India. The first of its kind policy in the country seeks to fortify legislative and legal framework of IPRs. It will encourage their commercialization and reinforce enforcement and adjudicatory mechanisms…

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The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2016- Highlights

The Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2016 is effective form 16th May, 2016. The following are the Highlights of the changes to be noted. Principle Rules Effect Changes       Rule 2 Inserted (db) After the Clause (da), (db) is inserted “Request for Examination” Means a request for examination, including expedited examination made, under section 11B…

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Post-Dating a Patent Application – A Global overview

Post-dating allows the patent application to shift the original application date forward to a later date. Usually, the period to shift the original application date is maximum six months. Some countries such as India, New Zealand and United Kingdom provide an option to extend the period for filing the complete specification up to six months.…

USPTO- Fee Schedule Update

USPTO has updated the fees subject to reduction upon establishment of small entity status (37 CFR 1.27) or micro entity status (37 CFR 1.29) while applying for PCT applications which are effective from 01-01-2016. Note that if applicant qualifies as a small entity under  37 CFR 1.27, applicant may also qualify for “Micro Entity Status” under 35 U.S.C.…