This book is a comprehensive overview of the patents system and contains all the relevant
study material which is needed for succeeding in the Patent Agent Examination. This new
edition has been reorganized and re-categorized within the challenging new framework
of the Patent Agent Examination. It explains in detail the Patent Act and Rules (which form
Paper I); and provides various examples of drafting of specifications from given claims and
background, as well as examples relating to drafting of claims from certain given specifications
(Paper II). The book features objective, descriptive and interpretative type questions that
need to be tackled in the examination. Besides including model answers to the question
papers, it also provides insightful tips on viva-voce, which have been carefully drafted in
consultation with patent law experts.
The book also carries the details regarding the procedures related to drafting of licensing
agreements, petitions, fees, timelines, patent applications, with a detailed list of forms for
The authors have included the latest data, case studies and statistics, and provided the
readers with an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of patents. The Indian
Patents Act and Rules have been updated with the latest statutory amendments. All
sections and rules have been explained simply and also presented in a consolidated table.
The book will prove to be an invaluable resource to both industry professionals and those
who aspire to make a career in the complex but fascinating world of patents.
Sheetal Chopra, a Registered Patent Agent, presently heads the activities of the Intellectual
Property Rights Division. Her work includes preparing research papers on policy issues;
providing business solutions to various industries and the government through research
and analysis; designing training modules for public awareness and capacity building
programmes for enforcement agencies, academicians, legal practitioners, industry
professionals and students; and assisting MSMEs in protection of their Intellectual Property.
Her rich experience also includes working with the Intellectual Property Department of
a multinational research based company where her area of work involved drafting patent
applications, designing search strategies, searching prior art, patent landscaping, filing
patent applications in India and abroad, responding to office actions, maintenance of
patents so as to keep them enforced, patentability assessments, filing oppositions and
assisting in providing freedom-to-operate opinions.
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