Announcement – Recognition by ‘International Advisory Experts’

We are pleased to share that the International Advisory Experts have recognized Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP), Gurgaon, India as a ‘Boutique IP award winner’ within India and Mr. Ankush Mehta, Principal Attorney has been listed as an advisor / expert for his practice and expertise on Patent, Designs and Trademark services in India. Continue reading “Announcement – Recognition by ‘International Advisory Experts’”

The Act and the Rules have to expressly reflect the legislative intent to permit relaxation of time limits

The Delhi High Court has in a recent order clarified certain aspects of rule 138 of the Patents Rules of India. Continue reading “The Act and the Rules have to expressly reflect the legislative intent to permit relaxation of time limits”

IPO calls for comments on the issues relating to working of patents from stakeholders

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”

High Court observes lapses in filing of Working Statements under Indian Patent Act

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”

Section 3(i) of Indian Patent Act – touching on non-patentability, exceptions & grey areas!

Patentability of methods for treatment has been objected under multiple jurisdictions. Similarly, the provision of section 3(i) of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 prohibits grant of Patent to any invention relating to “any process for the medicinal, surgical, curative, prophylactic, diagnostic, therapeutic or other treatment of human beings or any process for a similar treatment of animals to render them free of disease or to increase their economic value or that of their products.” Continue reading “Section 3(i) of Indian Patent Act – touching on non-patentability, exceptions & grey areas!”

Revised Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions and Patentability under section 3(k) of The Patents Act of India

The Indian Patent Office (IPO) has recently released another set of guidelines (‘Revised Guidelines’) on how to deal with section 3(k) of the Patents Act, 1970 (as amended) (‘Act’) of India particularly clarifying examination of Computer Related Inventions (‘CRIs’) thereby overriding the previous guidelines published in February 2016, (‘Previous Guidelines’). Continue reading “Revised Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions and Patentability under section 3(k) of The Patents Act of India”

IPO starts Auto allotment to Examiners and Paperless Patent Examination Reports

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). Continue reading “IPO starts Auto allotment to Examiners and Paperless Patent Examination Reports”

IPO launches new Application Numbering format of Indian Patent Applications and Request for Examinations

The Indian Patent Office (IPO) has adopted a new Application Numbering format of Indian Patent Applications and Request for Examinations (RFE) and made effective from 01 January 2016. However, Application Numbers/Request for examination numbers that have already been allotted shall continue to be maintained. Continue reading “IPO launches new Application Numbering format of Indian Patent Applications and Request for Examinations”