What are the various stages involved in the grant of patent?

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A Patent is a statutory right for an invention granted for a limited period of time to the patentee by the Government, in exchange of full disclosure of his invention for excluding others, from making, using, selling, importing the patented product or process for producing that product for those purposes without his consent. After filing… Read more »

What happens to a patent application once it is examined?

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After examination to a patent application, the Patent office issues an examination report to the applicant which is generally known as First Examination Report (FER). Thereafter the applicant is required to comply with the requirements within a period of twelve months from the date of FER. In case, the application is found to be in… Read more »

What is opposition under the Indian Patents Rules 2003?

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Opposition under the Indian Patents Rules 2003  (1) Representation for opposition under sub-section (1) of section 25 shall be filed in Form 7 (A) at the appropriate office and shall include a statement and evidence, if any, in support of the representation and a request for hearing if so desired. (1A) Notwithstanding anything contained in… Read more »

What is opposition under the Indian Patents Act 1970?

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Opposition under the Indian Patents Act 1970 – After the Patent Office has examined an application and found it in order forgrant of a patent, it publishes the title pf the invention, name of the inventor(s) and the applicant(s), abstract of the invention, drawings and claims in the Gazette of India. Part III Section 2,… Read more »

What is the cost of filing a patent application in India?

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Patent is a statutory right for an invention granted for a limited period of time to the patentee by the Government, in exchange of full disclosure of his invention for excluding others, from making, using, selling, importing the patented product or process for producing that product for those purposes without his consent. The Government fee… Read more »

Does the Patent Office Keep information of the invention Secret?

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Yes, the Patent Office Keep information of the invention Secret. All the patent applications are kept secret upto 18 months from the date of filing or priority date whichever is earlier and thereafter they are published in the Official Journal of the Patent Office which is published every week and also available on the IPO… Read more »

Is patent application once filed is examined automatically?

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The patent application is not examined automatically after its filing.  The examination is done only after receipt of the request of examination either from the applicant or from third party A Patent in an exclusive right granted by a country to the owner of an invention to make, use, manufacture and market the invention, provided… Read more »

What is a provisional specification?

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Indian Patent Law follows first to file system.  Provisional specification describes the nature of the invention to   have the priority date of filing of the application in which the inventive idea has been disclosed. It must be followed by a complete specification describing the details of the invention along with a statement of claims within… Read more »