Division Bench altering the interpretation of Section 16 of the Indian Patents Act

The order of the Division Bench (DB) of the Delhi high Court in Syngenta Ltd v Controller of Patents and Designs brought an overdue clarity on the interpretation of Section 16[1] of the Indian Patents Act, dealing with divisional patent applications.Continue Reading Division Bench altering the interpretation of Section 16 of the Indian Patents Act

‘Appropriate office,’ not location of ‘hearing officer’, dictates patent appeal jurisdiction

Justice Hari Shanker of the Delhi High Court held that the jurisdiction for appeals under Section 117A of the Patents Act has to be determined by the location of the ‘appropriate office’ as provided by Rule 4[1] of the Patent Rules.Continue Reading ‘Appropriate office,’ not location of ‘hearing officer’, dictates patent appeal jurisdiction