In order to rationalize the allotment of patent application to examiners for examination, an auto-allotment system has been implemented from 01 April 2016 by Indian Patent Office (IPO).
The Examination Reports will now be issued electronically by the Controllers and will be sent to Applicants / Agents on Records through e-mails only.
Under present system, a pending application may be examined by any of the 4 patent offices. However, the response to Examination Reports will have to be filed with the Patent Office having original jurisdiction.
To ensure smooth processing of the application, Applicant / Agents on Records will have to ensure that their e-mail address for each case is updated in the records of IPO.
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