Mid year IPO decision analysis

From January to June the IPO has disposed off 19 oppositions. Out of the 19 decisions, three are in relation to post grant oppositions and the remaining 16 are in respect of pre grant oppositions.

Out of the 16 decisions rendered in pre-grant oppositions, in nine cases either the applicant abandoned the case or the opposition was withdrawn. Similarly, out of the three decisions rendered in post-grant oppositions, in one case the applicant abandoned the case. For details see  Jan-June 2017.

For summary of the remaining 9 decisions (7 pre-grant and 2 post grant), wherein the Opposition grounds and Applicants/patentees submissions have been discussed in detail in the decision, refer: Pre grant Decisions Jan-June 2017and Post grant Opposition decision – Jan to June 2017 .

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