Draft Patents (2nd Amendment) Rules, 2024

The Draft Indian Patent Rules 2024 has been released for public review. This draft addresses the adjudication process for penalties in patent-related matters. It introduces specific roles such as ‘Adjudicating Officer‘ and ‘Appellate Authority‘, clarifying their functions in the patent adjudication process.

The draft also details procedures for filing and appealing complaints in cases of patent contraventions.These updates are part of an ongoing effort to enhance the clarity and efficiency of the patent process in India.

Objections or suggestions, if any, may be addressed to the Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Vanijya Bhawan, New Delhi- 110001 or by e-mail at [email protected]

If you have any questions, speak with a Patent expert/attorney[email protected] or 91-80-26860414/24/34.