The patent opposition system in India

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The Indian patent system was revolutionised on 1st January 2005, when the doors were finally opened to product patents for food, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. However, while the new patent regime offers a wealth of new opportunities to innovator companies, it has also been dogged by increasing backlogs, delays in grant and the constant risk that patents are open to challenge at any stage.


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