Month: October 2013

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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