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Request for Examination of a Patent Application – Mandatory Requirement in India

In the Indian patent system, a request to the patent office has to be made to process the application to the Examination stage. Unlike other countries like the USA, where the examination fee has to be paid at the time of filing itself, Indian Patent Act 1970 provides 4 years time frame to file and pursue the application to the examination stage. A request for examination has to be filed within 48 months from the date of priority (priority date here…

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