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Filing a Patents in India

1. What are the stages of filing a patent in India? The stages of filing a patent in India are as follows: a) Filing a patent application in India: This stage includes filing an application for a patent in the prescribed format along with the necessary documents at the Indian Patent Office (IPO). On receipt of the application, the IPO accords a date and applicat......
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Indian Patent Offices

1. How many patent offices are there in India and where are they located? There are four patent offices in India located in Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai. 2. Where can an application for a patent be filed in India? An application for a patent can be filed before the patent office having appropriate jurisdiction, which is decided as follows: a) The pl......
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Patent Applicants in India

 1. Who can file a patent application in India? A patent application can be filed by any of the following, either alone or jointly: a) any person claiming to be the true and first inventor of the invention, b) the assignee of the person claiming to be the true and first inventor, c) the legal representative of any deceased person who immediately before the......
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Official Fee

1. How is the official fee for a patent application in India calculated? The official fee is calculated based on: - the type of applicant, - number of priorities (additional fee for each priority above 1), - the total number of pages (additional fee for each age above 30) and - the number of claims in the application (additional fee for each claim above 30) ......
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Various Types of Patent Applications

1. What are the different types of patent applications that may be filed at the IPO? The various types of patent applications that may be filed at the IPO are as follows: a) Provisional patent application application b) Complete patent application - Ordinary patent application - Convention patent application - National Phase patent application - Divisiona......
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Information and Documents Required for Filing a Patent ...

  1. What are the documents and information required for filing a patent application in India? S. No. Document/ Information Timeline for Submission Extensions a) Provisional or Complete specification (in English or Hindi) Along with the application No extensions available b) Complete Specification after provisional specification (in E......
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Timelines

1. What are the various timelines involved in the grant of an Indian patent? The timelines for completing various tasks or submitting various documents are as follows: S. No. Task Timeline Extensions   a) Filing a ‘Complete Specification’ after a ‘Provisional Specification’ Within 12 months of the date of filing of the Provisional Specificati......
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Prosecution and Opposition

1. Can the examination of a patent application in India be expedited? An applicant may file a request for expedited examination at any time within 48 months of the date of filing or date of priority, whichever is earlier if: a) the applicant is any one of the following: - a start-up; - a small entity; - a female applicant; - in case of joint applicants, all ......
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Amendments

  1. What types of amendments to a patent application can be made in India? Document/ information which could be amended When Comments Name, address of applicant/inventor -          Anytime during the pendency of application; -          After grant Documentary evidence will be required to change/ correct the name/ address of the inventor(s)/ applica......
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