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Breaking news: IPO releases revised manual of patent practice & procedure


The Indian Patent Office (IPO) recently released a draft Manual of Patent Practice and Procedure (MPPP).  The draft manual can be seen here.  The MPPP is a codification of the general rules as applicable to the IPO.  The Manual is divided into 21 chapters and 3 schedules which represent areas subject to regulation by the IPO.

The Manual provides to the Applicants and the Examiner alike, an easy read of the procedure at the patent office.  As compared to the previous editiion of the Manual, the current version is designed electronically, and is therefore much more easily accessible electronically.  

Additionally, the Manual provides much needed guidance on the procedures at the IPO.
A greater analysis of the manual would follow shortly.

Rajiv Kr. Choudhry

Rajiv Kr. Choudhry

Rajiv did his engineering from Nagpur University in 2000 in electronics design technology. He has completed his LL.B. from Delhi University, Law Center II in 2006, while working as an engineer at ST Microelectronics in NOIDA. After his LL.B., he went on to The George Washington Univeristy, Washington DC to do his LL.M. in 2007. After his LL.M., he has worked in the US at a prestigious IP law firm based out of Philadelphia. Till 2014, he was Of-Counsel to a Noida based IP law firm where he specialized in advising clients on wireless, telecommunication, and high technology. Rajiv is the founder of Tech Law Associates, a New Delhi based law firm specializing in IP law, with a focus on high - technology, and patent law. His core IP interest areas are the intersection of technology and IP, Indian IP policy, innovation, and telecommunications patents. He is also an inventor with pending applications in machine-to-machine communications domain (WO2015029061).

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