Indian Patents Act, 1970, forbids Indian residents from filing patent applications outside India without first filing in India. However, a Foreign Filing Licence (FFL), under Section 39 may be obtained in exceptional cases.
Securing a patent can be complicated by anticipation. Any invention anticipated in the prior art is most likely to be invalidated. Read more.
The Thaler v. Commissioner of Patents judgement has prompted jurisdictions across the world to re-think the inventive capacity of an AI.
Read a detailed analysis of the highlights and implications of the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2019.