Posts Tagged "Indian Patent Office"

Proof of Right for Indian Patent Applications

Section 7(2) of the Indian Patents Act states that where the patent application is made by virtue of an assignment of the right to apply for a patent for an invention, the applicant is required to furnish, either at the

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Cricket and Patents – These inventions will bowl you over!

Cricket has always been one of the most followed and loved sport in India. Statistics suggest that when India plays a big game, there are around 400 million watching the match on television. Indians love cricket, be it the IPL, T20, test match or the traditional 50 over match! With just 5 days to go for the World Cup Final, the excitement is building up and fans across the world are eagerly waiting to know who the champion will be!

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Importance of disclosing status of foreign applications to the Indian Patent Office under Form 3

Section 8 of the Patents Act, 1970 casts an obligation upon the applicant of a patent under this Act who is also prosecuting the same or substantially the same invention outside India, to disclose details regarding corresponding foreign applications from time to time. It was based on the suggestions of Ayyangar Committee Report that Section 8 was incorporated into the Patents Act. It was with a view to ensure that the Indian Examiners are in the know of the status of corresponding foreign applications.

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