What all types of Formal Objections can be countered in a First Examination report (FER)?

This post is in continuance of my previous post illustrating what’s inside a FER which is issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO). In this post, I have listed all possible formal objections that may be made by the Controller… Continue Reading

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