India Patent (Amendment) Act 2002 and 2005

The Patents (Amendment) Act 2002 was passed by the Indian Parliament and came into force in May 2003. The Act amended the Patents Act 1970 and introduced significant changes to Indian Patent law system. Later in 2005, a new amendment was introduced, called the Patents (Amendment) Act 2005. This later reform introduced rules regarding the patent of software and other technological advances.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What amendment is made pertaining to the Publication Period, Examination, Date and Term of Patent ?
What are the provisions pertaining to Compulsory Licences?
What did the Patent (Amendment) Act 2005 introduce on regard to computer programs?

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