Attending a hearing and preparing written submissions pursuant to a hearing.

A patent is an exclusive right granted to an inventor for an invention that protects the inventor against any unauthorized use of such a patent, the patent is mostly granted for a period of 20 years and the patent holder can take legal action against any unauthorized use of such patent.

Therefore we can say A patent is basically the granting of protection to an invention, which is a means of doing something new or providing a new technical solution to a problem. However, there are some inventions that might not get patents such as discoveries, mathematical methods, commercial methods, plants and animal varieties, scientific theories, etc. Also, methods, surgeries, and treatments that are done on humans and animals do not get patented in some nations.

Indian Patent Law prescribes that a patent application should be granted after a substantive examination. The Patent Office issues a hearing notice to the applicant even if the applicant has not requested the oral hearing. 

The process of an oral hearing:

  1. The controller issues a notice of hearing to the applicant and schedules a date for the hearing.
  2. The date of notice and the date of hearing will have a gap of 10 to 30 days.
  3. In case the applicant needs more time due to justifiable reasons, he shall be allowed to seek an adjournment of the oral hearing.
  4. If adjourned, then the subsequent hearing is issued and the same is notified to the applicant.
  5. The applicant has to inform the Controller about the intention of attending the oral hearing.
  6. The oral hearing can be attended either physically or through a video conference. 
  7. On the day of an oral hearing, the applicant presents his arguments against the objections.
  8. Written submissions are to be submitted by the applicant within 15 days from the day of an oral hearing.
  9. Not attending the oral hearing will result in the abandonment of the patent application.
  10.  Once all objections of the examination are successfully addressed by the applicant, the IPO can proceed to grant the patent. However, in cases of pending requirements, the Controller may call or send a mail and request the applicant to obey with the same. Once the applicant complies with the pending requirements, then the controller may proceed to grant the patent.
  11. Every application has to be given an opportunity of oral hearing and cannot be refused after filing a response to the examination report. 

Service Inclusions

Professional Fees

Service Exclusions

GST, Government Fee, and other Additional Taxes

Process followed by White Code Legal:

  1. The Client has to register themselves on our website.
  2. Once the Client is registered, we raise a Service Request.
  3. The Client receives a proforma invoice with an option to confirm and pay now or pay later
  4. Once the Client confirms, our dedicated relationship manager liaisons with our experts and clients share a list of client information required to deliver the service.
  5. Once we receive the information, we take the required steps to deliver the service and the service request is closed.

Why White Code Legal?

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