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India: IPO publishes responses on Statement of Working of Patents

After collecting almost 70 substantive stakeholders’ reactions within the previous call for comments on the Working of Patents requirements, the Indian Patent Office (IPO) has published the summarised version of the received reactions as well as the submitted documents as originally filed. According the Indian Patent Law, the patent holder has to inform the IPO in regular intervals, using the obligatory Form 27, whether his invention is being commercially worked in India. The stakeholders used the chance to propose several amendments to the Form 27, pointing out that the presumption that one product is equivalent to one patent no longer applies. Furthermore, many requests were related to the procedure for handling and publishing sensitive commercial information required under the Statement of Working of Patents. For more information, please see the summary of the comments and the originally filed documents available on the IPO’s website.

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