Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 31 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Yes
Language: English
Translation Extension: N/A
Excess Claims Fee: Yes*
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes: * Excess claims fee: INR 1600 (INR 320 for individuals) per claim over 10. The excess claims fees are based on the application as published. However, an amendment only deleting claims may be submitted to reduce the claims fees.

• Other documents: Form 1 – Patents Act and Application for Grant of Patent which is not required at filing. This will be provided by the agent.

Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Yes
Language: English
Excess Claims Fee: Yes
Examination Request: Deferred
Country Notes: • A certified copy of the Priority Document, along with a certified English translation (in case of non-English language) should be submitted at the time of filing the application. Late filing of these documents is possible within three months from the date of communication by the Controller of Patents, but will result in late fees, invoiced by the agent, for drafting, preparing and filing petitions in order to submit the documents.

• Excess claims fee: INR 1600 (INR 320 for individuals) per claim over 10.

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Established: 1985

Number of Professional Staff: 390

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in India
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in India

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan has around 390 employees in seven offices across India, with the head office being located in New Delhi. The firm has three main practices, which are IPR, indirect taxation and corporate law.

The IPR practice division of Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan provide end-to-end services in the domains of patents, designs, trademarks, copyright, plant variety protection, litigation, opposition, IP enforcement, biodiversity, etc.

It employs around 45 technical team members, including engineers and scientists, several of whom are also registered patent agents with the Indian Patent Office. In total, there are around 25 patent agents and patent attorneys at the firm.

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan has a unique combination of strong technical knowledge and legal capabilities, which make it ideal for partnering with its clients in all IPR matters, especially patent protection. Due to its focus on excellence, continuous learning and responsiveness, the firm has been able to consistently exceed expectations. It invests around 30% of its time in professional training, development and updating its knowledge. It uses state-of-the-art IT infrastructure to provide 24/7 availability, data security and confidentiality. Its case management and docketing system is automated to ensure that job progress can be tracked, allowing action to be taken in time to achieve agreed deadlines.

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan is the only firm in India to draft patent applications for major multinational corporations for direct filing in the US, Europe and India.

Specialities

• Aeronautics
• Automobile
• Biochemistry
• Biotechnology
• Chemistry
• Electrical & Electronics
• Information Technology & Telecommunications
• Mechanical
• Medical Devices
• Molecular Biology
• Nanotechnology
• Oil & Gas
• Pharmaceuticals
• Physics
• Plant Breeding
• Software Products & Services
• Wind Energy

Contact Information

Mail

B-6/10 Safdarjung Enclave
New Delhi-110 029,
India

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S. Majumdar & Co.

Established: 1993

Number of Professional Staff: 44

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in India
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in India

Rated amongst the top-tier patent firms in India, S. Majumdar & Co. (SMCO) was established in 1993 and now has multiple offices across the country in strategic locations like Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

SMCO has extensive experience in drafting, prosecution, oppositions and litigation in relation to IP matters. The firm specializes in the practice of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, trade secrets, novelty and infringement searches, filing and prosecution of trademark and patent applications, investigations on intellectual property rights matters and related matters.

The firm’s skill in prosecution is well known in the patent community. SMCO has prosecuted in excess of 16,000 applications in diverse areas of technology and with a very high success rate. It also has extensive experience in patent oppositions and has a success rate of over 70%. It has successfully handled highly sensitive opposition cases for its clients.

Specialities

• Biotechnology
• Chemical Sciences
• Electrical
• Electronics
• Life Sciences
• Mechanical
• Medical Technology
• Pharmaceutical
• Software
• Telecommunications
• Textile Engineering

Contact Information

Mail

5, Harish Mukherjee Road,
Kolkata - 700 025,
West Bengal,
India

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Kan & Krishme

Established: 1990

Number of Professional Staff: 75

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in India and Sri Lanka
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Kan & Krishme (KNK) represents a wide range of clients, including individuals, small to big companies, academic institutions and research bodies. The firm’s head office is in New Delhi, with branch offices in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and associated offices in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives, Myanmar & Brunei.

KNK has a blend of young and senior professionals with both technical and legal qualifications, who are adept at handling not only patent matters, but also trademarks, industrial designs, trade secrets, novelty and infringement searches and FTO (freedom to operate) searches, including media and entertainment law, sweepstakes and promotions and advertisement clearance.

KNK offers complete patent services from drafting and filing of patent applications to prosecuting applications and maintaining patents for the full term. The firm’s other services include a renewal reminders service, assignment deeds, filing oppositions, rendering advice, watching, investigating infringements and filing actions for infringement, opposition proceedings and revocation of patents as well as conducting searches.

The firm has been actively involved in numerous high-profile patent litigation proceedings as well as pre-grant and post-grant opposition proceedings and has successfully protected the interests of its clients before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB).

Specialities

• Biotechnology
• Ceramics
• Chemical Science
• Electrical
• Electronics
• Information Technology
• Mechanical
• Medical Devices
• Mobile Telecommunication
• Pharmaceutical
• Semiconductor Technology
• Textile Technology

Contact Information

Mail

B-483, KNK House, Meera Bagh,
Paschim Vihar,
New Delhi-110063
India

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