WITHDRAWAL OF AN INDIAN PATENT APPLICATION

2019-07-25T08:52:24+01:00

As per the provisions envisaged in the Indian Patent Act, 1970, a patent application may be voluntarily withdrawn at any time after filing the application. However, the same should be done before the grant of a patent by making a request in the prescribed manner. The withdrawal of an application may be primarily classified to be requested at two stages. The details of these stages are as under: 1. Before publication: As per Section 11A (3)(c), a patent application may be withdrawn within 15 months from the date of application or date of priority of the application, whichever is [...]