The Patent amendment Rules

Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2015 proposing canada goose outlet online uk amendment to the Patent Rules, 2003, was issued canada goose factory outlet by Ministry of Commerce and Industry on October 26, 2015 and has invited comments from the public.

The Government of India has now published Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2016 (Rules) vide notification dated May 16, 2015 amending the Patent Rules, 2003.

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b) The turnover for any of the financial years for the past five years is not more than 25 crores.

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products or services provided to do advancement in technology.

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Other major benefits to the startups under the Rules are reduced fee, expedited examination of the patent application.

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“Courier service” has been removed as the valid mode of serving documents canada goose outlet store uk to the Controller. A major change that has been made is that a patent agent canada goose outlet edmonton has to file, leave, make or give all documents only by electronic transmission after due authentication including scanned copies of documents that are required to be submitted in original. Documents required to be filed in original should be provided within 15 days of such electronic transmission, canada goose outlet in new york failing which such documents shall be considered not to have been filed.

Any written communication made to the patentee using email address would be considered as valid and properly addressed. Controller has the power to condone the delay in transmitting the documents, if the delay was due to war, revolution civil disorder, strike, natural calamity, unavailability of electronic communication devices or other similar reasons and action was taken as soon as possible within one month after the above mentioned situations have ceased. Burden of proof regarding validity of documents shall lie completely upon the canada goose outlet online applicant filing the documents.

As per the Rules, discretion of the Controller for an acceptance of the cheque/draft, where the correct value is not mentioned has been omitted.

When a patent application filed initially canada goose outlet by startup is partly or fully transferred to any person other than a natural person or startup, the difference in the scale of fees must be paid by the new applicant along with the request for transfer.

Fees once paid in respect of any proceeding will not be refunded irrespective canada goose outlet store new york of whether the proceeding has taken place or not. However, if the Controller is satisfied that the fee was paid more than once during the online filing process, then such amount will be refunded.

Further, in accordance canada goose victoria parka outlet to the Rules an applicant may claim refund of 90% of fees paid for request for examination/expedited examination, by filing a request for withdrawal of an application before the issuance of First Examination Report. Form 29 has been introduced for filing request for withdrawal of application under the Rules.

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Expedited examination of application

canada goose uk outlet A process of expedited examination has been elaborated under the Rules in order to expedite the processing of the application, if desired by an applicant. Such Request for expedited examination canada goose outlet parka can be filed in Form 18A (introduced in the Rules). Such Request shall be made only by electronic transmission after due authentication within 48 months from the date of priority on any one of the following grounds: canada goose uk outlet

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It has been clarified that if such request has been made by a startup then such request shall not be questioned merely on the ground that startup ceased to be startup after having filed an application for patent due to lapse of more than five years from the date of its incorporation or registration.

Further on receipt of such request for expedited request for examination the Examiner shall make a report within one month but not exceeding two months.

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buy canada goose jacket The time for putting an application in order for grant, has been reduced from twelve months to six months from the date of issuance of First Examination Report. Hence, the applicant is required to respond the objections issued in the First Examination Report within six months of receipt of First Examination Report. buy canada goose jacket

However, Patent Office subsequent to the notification of the Rules, has issued a public notice dated 18 05 2016, clarifying that applications where the First Examination Report have been issued by the Patent Office before 16 05 2016, the time for putting an application in order for grant shall remain 12 months. Whereas for the First Examination Reports issued by the Office on or after 16 05 2016, the provisions of Rules shall accordingly be applied.

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