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India: Patent Amendment Rules Brought Into Force on May 16, 2016

Amendments to existing patent rules entered into force on May 16th which include a reduction in the time taken for responding to an examination report/office action from 12 months to six months. An extension of up to three months is permitted for requests made before expiry of the six month period.

The rules will also now allow applicants to delete claims at the time of filing an application.

Source:  WIPR