The President of India has promulgated the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 on 04 April 2021 (“Ordinance”). The Ordinance has been brought to effect immediately.
In the context of Intellectual Property Laws, the present Ordinance has omitted references to “the Appellate Board” and substituted the same with the words “High Court” as applicable under the following statues:
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In view of certain issues being raised regarding the provisions of working of patents and filing of working statements under the Patent Act, 1970, Indian Patent Office [IPO] has decided to have a consultation meeting with the stakeholders to receive feedback and further streamline procedures in this regard. Continue reading “IPO calls for comments on the issues relating to working of patents from stakeholders”
A writ petition was filed before an Indian High Court wherein lapses in the filing of “patent working documents / Form 27” by the patentees and failure to completely adhere to the statutory requirements, as prescribed in the Indian Patent Act and Rules therefore, were pointed out. Continue reading “High Court observes lapses in filing of Working Statements under Indian Patent Act”