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Indian Patent law basics – Disclosure requirements of Indian patent application’s foreign counterparts

The Indian law for Patents, more particularly Section 8(1) of the Patents Act, 1970 (the “Act”), requires that when a person makes an application for patent in India, he must undertake to inform the Indian Patent Office regarding foreign applications which correspond to its Indian counterpart. However, the words used in Section 8(1) are broad enough to cover not just the invention for which the patent application has been made in India but also inventions which are “substantially the same” as this Indian application. This therefore means that the Indian patent office requires a status update regarding not just the patent family but also the extended patent family.

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