Make the Most of Dynamic Patent Utilities from Indian Patent Office (IPO)

This article discusses at length the importance of each dynamic patent utility from IPO so that each reader can make most out of it. Order in which they are discussed do not signify anything and have been discussed in random order. RQ status of issued FERs Utilization: Indian Patent Office examines the patent applications in the order in which request for examination was filed. There is no provision for request for early examination under Indian Patent laws. ‘RQ status of issued FERs’ utility lets one know month and year of request for examination for which FER is being issued. This... Read More

Make the Most of Dynamic Trademark Utilities from Trademark Registry (TMR) India

This article discusses at length the importance of each dynamic trademark utility from TMR so that each reader can make most out of it. Order in which they are discussed do not signify anything and have been discussed in random order. Disposal & Notices With this utility, one can understand expedited, normal and total applications examined, disposed through show cause hearing, published, registered, other applications disposed branch-wise, notices generated, International Applications Designated India for any given month from January 2012 to December 2015. Search can also be done to understand expedited, normal and total applications examined, disposed off through show... Read More

Indian Patent Office Rejected Compulsory License Application (C.L.A. No.1 of 2015) for “Saxagliptin” Filed by Lee Pharma Ltd.

In an order dated 19th January 2016, the Controller of Patents rejected the compulsory license application of Hyderabad based drug maker Lee Pharma Ltd. to manufacture generic version of AstraZeneca's anti-diabetic drug Saxagliptin. The Controller of Patents rejected the application on the grounds that substitutes to the drug Saxagliptin are readily available in the Indian market and the Lee Pharma's claim that requirements of public with respect to the patented invention are not being satisfied has not been proven. Lee Pharma filed an application under Section 84 (1) of the Patents Act 1970 on 29th June 2015, seeking grant of... Read More