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Naren Thappeta

Naren Thappeta

Naren Thappeta is a Bangalore based patent practitioner registered as an Advocate in India, as an Attorney with the bar of Washington DC, and as a patent agent with both India and US. He has a BTech degree in Computer Science from Andhra University (1985), and a JD/law degree from Santa Clara University, California.

India Patent Office (IPO) has called for comments from the stakeholders as a precursor to a meeting and possibly revision of applicable rules/forms, regarding working statements practice. The working statements practice (under the Patents Act 1970) requires patentees to report to the patent office the extent to which the patented invention has been worked. This note explains the related issues starting with the examination of the governing law.

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By: Naren Thappeta, India Patent Agent/Advocate Executive Summary India policy/law makers are often confronted with questions of whether the Patents Act 1970 improperly denies patents to deserving inventions or grants patents to undeserving inventions. While the denial concerns are heard more with respect...
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