Indian Patent Office (IPO) has recently published Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2015 and has invited comments (objections or suggestions) from public within 30 days from the publication of the notification (26th October 2015). The proposed draft can be accessed here.
The major change suggested (proposed) under the draft Rules are as follows:
In addition to above rules, there are some proposed amendments in Form 1, 2, 3, 4, 13 and Form 27.
Further 3 new forms have been proposed namely:
- Form 18A: Request for expedited examination of application for patent;
- Form 29: Request for withdrawl of request for examination and request for withdrawl of application of patent;
Form 30: To be used when no other form is prescribed.
About the Author: Mr Sitanshu Singh, Patent Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys and can be reached at:Sitanshu@khuranaandkhurana.com