Govt Streamlines Patent Guidelines to Promote Ease of Doing Enterprise

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The federal government on Wednesday stated it has amended patent guidelines to streamline the submission necessities concerning the working of a patented invention on a business scale in India, a moved geared toward selling ease of doing enterprise. The modified guidelines enable an applicant to file a single kind for a number of patents and a joint kind for a number of patentees has been launched.

The commerce and trade ministry stated in an announcement that the Patents (Modification) Guidelines, 2020, which got here into impact on October 19 this 12 months, have additional streamlined the necessities associated to submitting of Kind 27 and submission of verified English translation of precedence paperwork not in English language.

Kind 27 is expounded to submission of statements concerning the working of a patented invention on a business scale in India.

Commerce and Trade Minister Piyush Goyal in a tweet stated these measures will assist “increase innovation, enhance ease of doing enterprise, improve flexibility, ease compliance burden, and cut back price”.

As per the modified guidelines, precedence doc shouldn’t be required to be submitted whether it is out there in World Mental Property Organisation (WIPO) and English translation of those paperwork is required solely in sure instances.

“Patentee would get flexibility to file a single Kind-27 in respect of a single or a number of associated patents. The place a patent is granted to 2 or extra individuals, such individuals could file a joint Kind-27.

“The patentee can be required to supply ‘approximate income / worth accrued’, and licensed brokers would be capable to submit this manner on behalf of patentees,” it added.

Additional, it stated to file this manner, patentees would get six months as a substitute of the present three months, from expiry of monetary 12 months; and an applicant won’t be required to file this manner in respect of a component or fraction of the monetary 12 months.