Draft Patents (Amendment), Rules, 2023

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, has introduced draft amendments to the Patents Rules, 2003. These drafts detail various changes proposed by the Central Government, anchored on section 159 of the Patents Act, 1970. The government seeks to amend the existing Patents Rules, 2003, and has therefore published these draft rules for the public and stakeholders to assess and share feedback. They have allotted a window of thirty days from the publication date in the Gazette of India for suggestions.