Tag: Section 117A

Comprehensive Study of Section 117A of The Patents Act, 1970

Introduction The Patents Act, 1970 (hereinafter referred to as Act) being a gallant enactment to encourage research & development and innovation and providing monopoly over intellectual creations came into force on 20th April 1972, supplanting the Indian Patents and Designs Act 1911. This enactment is currently in par with all the international arrangements as it gets … Continue reading Comprehensive Study of Section 117A of The Patents Act, 1970

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Power of Controller to Review Own Decisions: Scope of Section 77(1) (F) & (G)

It is a general rule that once pronounced by a Court a judgment becomes functus officio and it cannot be altered or changed. However, an exception to this rule lies in the equity principle of ‘writ of error’. Writ of error is a writ filed where an error in delivering a judgment can be rectified … Continue reading Power of Controller to Review Own Decisions: Scope of Section 77(1) (F) & (G)

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