Inside a First Examination Report (FER) of a Patent Application in India

A First Examination Report (FER), also known as First Office Action in the U.S., is issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO) only when the applicant files a Request for Examination (FORM 18 or 18A). A request for examination has… Continue Reading

How to bypass Novelty objection in FER vis-a-vis patent application?

In order to overcome objection made by the Controller in the First Examination Report (FER), with regard to novelty, I generally undertake the following steps in order to make an appropriate response to the objections raised. There is no straight… Continue Reading