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India: Patent (Amendments) Rules 2016 entered into force

On 16 May 2016 the Patent Amendments Rules previously made available for public comments in October 2015 entered into force. Under the new Patent Rules the extendable time limit for putting an application in order for grant has been reduced to 6 months. Expedited examination has been launched for start-up companies having International Search Report and Preliminary Report on Patentability prepared by the Indian Patent Office. More amendments and changes have been introduced in the Patent (Amendments) Rules 2016 published in English and in Hindi language.

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