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Constitutional Validity of US Patent Opposition Proceedings Assailed before the Supreme Court

One of the most vexed issues in the adjudication of patent disputes in India has consistently been the legal competence and professional training of the officers in the Patent Office who are tasked with the responsibility of such adjudication. As Prashant has noted on this blog before, the entrustment of intrinsic judicial functions to the Patent Office, relating to the adjudication of opposition proceedings and compulsory licensing applications, may violate the doctrine of separation of powers by providing a legal…

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