Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Patent Act_33

What is the benefit of the delayed processing?

(a) By the end of the 20th or the 30th month the applicant is in a better position to assess the quality of the invention being protected as a detailed search report or an examination report or both would be available to help making an assessment.
(b) Applicants can re-evaluate their decision about filing applications in all the designated countries after a long gap of 20 or 30 months.
(c ) If not satisfied, applicants may decide to drop a few countries from the list. This decision would also be influenced by the changing market conditions.
(d ) Applicants can delay their investment in respect of the national phase or the regional phase applications by 20 or 30 months without sacrificing priority.

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