Patent Prosecution in India: Pre-Grant Opposition

Patent Prosecution in India According to the patents act, 1970, any time after publication of a patent application, but before the grant of a patent, any person interested may file an opposition in writing (pre-grant opposition) to the Controller against the grant of a patent application at an appropriate patent office on any of the grounds mentioned under section 25(1). A pre-grant opposition shall include a statement and evidence, if any, in support of such opposition in writing, with a request for hearing. The controller considers the pre-grant opposition only after filing of a request for examination for the patent... Read More