Patents Act, 1970

Last amended in 2006, this Act protects patents in India and is TRIPs compliant. It allows for both product and process patents and has several other sections that have become a subject of much international attention.

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has notified amendments to the Indian Patent Rules, 2019. A revised simpler Form 27 has been issued while timelines for filing have also been shifted from March 31st every year to September 30th. Read full details click here.