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THE PATENTS ACT, 1970

(39 OF 1970)
[As Amended By the Patents (Amendment) Act, 1999.]
(As effective from the 1st January, 1995)

LIST OF AMENDING ACT AND ADAPTATION ORDERS

  1. The State of Himachal Pradesh (Adaptation of Laws on Union Subjects) order, 1973
  2. The North-Eastern Areas (Reorganization) (Adaptation of Laws on Union Subjects) Order, 1974
  3. The Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands (Alteration of Name) Adaptation of Laws Orders, 1974.
  4. The Repealing and Amending Act, 1974 (56 of 1974)

THE PATENTS ACT, 1970

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

CHAPTER I : PRELIMINARY
CHAPTER II :INVENTIONS NOT PATENTABLE
CHAPTER III: APPLICATIONS FOR PATENTS
CHAPTER IV: EXAMINATION OF APPLICATIONS
CHAPTER IVA: EXCLUSIVE MARKETING RIGHTS
CHAPTER V: OPPOSITION TO GRANT OF PATENT
CHAPTER VI: ANTICIPATION
CHAPTER VII :PROVISIONS FOR SECRECY OF CERTAIN INVENTIONS
CHAPTER VIII: GRANT AND SEALING OF PATENTS AND RIGHTS CONFERRED THEREBY
CHAPTER IX :PATENTS OF ADDITION
CHAPTER X :AMENDMENT OF APPLICATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
CHAPTER XI :RESTORATION OF LAPSED PATENTS
CHAPTER XII :SURRENDER AND REVOCATION OF PATENTS
CHAPTER XIII: REGISTER OF PATENTS
CHAPTER XIV: PATENT OFFICE AND ITS ESTABLISHMENT
CHAPTER XV: POWERS OF CONTROLLER GENERALLY
CHAPTER XVI:WORKING OF PATENTS, COMPULSORY LICENCES, LICENCES OF RIGHT AND REVOCATION
CHAPTER XVII :USE OF INVENTIONS FOR PURPOSES OF GOVERNMENT AND ACQUISITION OF INVENTIONS BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER XVIII :SUITS CONCERNING INFRINGEMENT OF PATENTS
CHAPTER XIX :APPEALS
CHAPTER XX: PENALTIES
CHAPTER XXI :PATENT AGENTS
CHAPTER XXII: INTERNATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
CHAPTER XXIII: MISCELLANEOUS

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