I. Submissions to Government
A. Intervenor at Delhi High Court on ‘Working Statements’
In this case, Naren successfully intervened in the case to make the case for the patentees with respect to filing of annual working statements. The Petitioner had sought enforcement of criminal sanctions against non-compliant patentees, and also expansion of the information to be submitted annually by the patentees.
This intervener application (which was admitted by the Honorable Court) points to defective form that cannot be basis for criminal prosecution and also requesting redesign of Form-27.
Submission to the Honorable Court explaining how e-version of Form-27 is unsuitable in non-pharma areas as a basis for requesting redesign of Form-27(After the Honorable Court had initial adverse remarks on errant patentees).
Subsequent to the stakeholder meeting on Apr 6th 2017, we were pleased to make a detailed proposal that is within the confines of the Patents Act 1970 and yet offers flexibility for the patentees to comply with the law.