National Phase Patent Filing in India

Patent filing in India by a foreign entity (inventor/company) can be done either by direct patent filing within a year of the original patent filing in native country or within a period of 31 months of priority date, if the inventor is filing the patent on the basis of a PCT application.

After the patent filing, the national phase patent application follows given timeline:

 

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Patent Prosecution

Patent prosecution describes the interaction between applicants and their representatives, and a patent office with regard to a patent, or an application for a patent. Broadly, patent prosecution can be split into pre-grant prosecution, which involves negotiation with a patent office for the grant of a patent, and post-grant prosecution, which involves issues such as post-grant amendment and opposition.

Patent prosecution is distinct from patent litigation, which describes legal action relating to the infringement of patents.

ANSIP MS has a team of highly experienced attorneys and patent agent who have prosecuted more than 100 patents in various countries. ANSIP patent prosecution team have developed a habit of rigorous study of the rejections raised by the patent offices and provide a justifiable argument that leads to the grant for most of the prosecuted patents. Patent prosecution in different countries follow different procedure and timelines.

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