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Madras High Court's Progressive Stance on Patent Claim Amendments

Madras High Court’s Progressive Stance on Patent Claim Amendments and Other Aspects

In this post, we at BananaIP bring to you select Patent cases relating to Patent Claim amendments, Patent exclusions, and Patent orders. Amending polypeptide patent claims mentioning specific sequence IDs to polynucleotide claims mentioning the said sequence IDs is permitted, says Madras High Court. While dealing with the rejection of a patent application based on impermissible claim amendments, the Madras High Court reiterated that claim amendments are permissible as long as the amendments are disclosed in the specification. After reviewing the…

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The image depicts a gavel which indicates patent proceedings before Indian Patent Office application.

Proceedings Before the Indian Patent Office

  Original Date of Publication: February 4th, 2008   Author- Dr.Kalyan C. Kankanala, Chief IP Attorney, BananaIP Counsels   OVERVIEW A patent application can be filed at only one of the four patent offices in India (Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai). The patent application passes through the following stages: A. FILING B. PUBLICATION C. EXAMINATION D. OPPOSITION E. GRANT A. FILING 1. Applicant: An application for a patent can be filed by the true and first inventor. It can also be filed the by the assignee or legal representative of the inventor.…

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