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Tea Board ‘regrets’ earlier RTI reply; discloses legal expenses on registering and defending its Intellectual Property

Continuing from my earlier post on how the Tea Board & APEDA were making an absolute mockery of the Right to Information Act, 2005, I’m glad to report that the Tea Board has overruled its earlier decision and agreed to disclose its expenses.  The Appellate Officer for implementation of the RTI Act, 2005 agreed with my argument that legal expenses of the Board could not be considered confidential and ordered the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) to immediately disclose the…

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Upcoming patent agent examination

We have received multiple queries from our readers regarding the patent agent examination.  Although there is no formal date prescribed as yet by the patent office, we may safely assume that the examination would be held anytime after August 2012.   Our readers would remember that we had in one of our previous post discussed the implications of the weightage reduction to viva-voce examination.  In that case the Delhi High Court (“DHC”) had struck down the minimum 50% weightage given to viva-voce…

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DHC brings down the viva-voce cut off marks for patent agent exam

In a recent decision, (Ms. Anvita Singh v. Union of India and Another) the Delhi High Court (DHC), has directed the Patent Office to register a candidate as a patent agent who had passed the the written portion but failed in the viva-voce.  In particular, the DHC has struck down the rule prescribing minimum 50 per cent marks in the viva-voce part of the patent agent examination.  The patent office may now give less weightage to the viva voce examination by prescribing…

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