Indian Patent System Development Report 2016-2017

Mumbai, Maharashtra, December 1st, 2018--- BDS Services, a database management and an ISO Certified Company in accordance with GDPR Compliance, is proud to declare one of their sister concern company, the “BDS Legal Services”, a leading national law firm in India by offering excellent legal panacea in the chosen practice areas with a strong importance on ethics.

BDS Legal Services has declared the patent registration process in India to see a perceptible development and also announced the Annual Report which has been released by the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM) of India for the financial year 2016-2017 express notable accomplishments and progress in terms of delivery of IP services, digitization and smoothening procedures.

1. Amendments in Patents Rules: Boosting end users experience: To simply, streamline and to create patent procedures user friendly in the new digital environment, the Patent Rules 2003 were outstandingly amended with effect from May 16, 2016 to initiate the following:
• Smooth-running of timelines for disposal of patent applications
• Start-up as new classification of applicant with 80% concession in official fees;
• Accelerating inspection for applications for start-ups and applicants electing IPO as ISA/IPEA in PCT applications
• Withdrawal of application with refund of examination fees, before issuance of examination report;
• Video-conferencing facility for hearings;
• Suspension for hearings in opposition proceedings limited to two suspensions per party for 30 days each;
• Electronic filing of documents- compulsory for patent agents
• Claims are permitted to be removed before the national phase entry in India
• Utmost official fees for filing series listings capped to INR 1, 20,000.
2. Procedural Reforms & Practices Reengineering
Some of the procedural reforms and reengineering in patent process has supervened in following improvements in the system:
• A centralized automated system initiated for allotment of applications for examination across all 4 patent offices. The new system deletes inconsistency in time of examination in the same group and deletes the need for physical presence of examiner at a particular patent office;
• Lawful transmissions to be sent electronically by the Patent Office to the applicant or their representatives on the registered email ids
• Patent accords certificates are now produced online and sent to the applicants or their agents via e-mail
• Stage-wise real-time information of applications is accessible on the IPO website.
• Patent Search System is further sleeked
• Electronic payment gateway is initiated to accelerated the communication of PCT applications fees to IB and ISA
• Quality Control system is developed for release of quality reports to IP-user public.
Some other Initiatives:
• A special IPO Support Group is introduced to resolve the e-filing related difficulties.
• Stakeholders meetings were managed on various issues to receive evaluation/recommendations on procedural and technical issues.
• Separate gateway has been set up in the IPO website to authorize stakeholders to submit evaluation/recommendations /complaints regarding issues related to operating of the office.
• IPO Help-Desk has been energized to solve e-filing complications of shareholders.

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