SpicyIP Tidbit: Indian Patent Office Publishes Details of Pharma Product Patents

In what is certainly a significant step towards increasing transparency by making available information, the Indian Patent Office has published two documents listing the details of pharmaceutical product patents granted by it in the last three years, one of which specifically lists pharma product patents granted to foreign applicants. This could prove to be instrumental in increasing the rate of post-grant oppositions. That said, could this step draw criticism from certain quarters for bringing only pharmaceutical product patents under the spotlight? But then, bonafide patentees shouldn’t have issues with this move of the Patent Office…

SpicyIP thanks Mr.Vijaykumar Shivpuje for drawing our attention to this important development!

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