It is detrimental when patent agents make mistakes due to negligence or missed deadlines. At easy patents, we commit to a certain standard of service, and provide our clients with peace of mind through our agreements with different insurance providers.
This is all done to have clients avoid having to go to court for a mistake which is done by a local patent agents! Check out this decision on a landmark court case in India
The Delhi High Court carves out exception to ‘deemed abandonment’ provisions in a landmark decision, which restores patent applications abandoned due to a mistake of the agent in non-filing of response to First Examination Report.
The present decision is expected to play an instrumental role in protecting right holders against any erroneous and inadvertent abandonment of patent applications. While the decision specifically related to response to first examination, this will roll out to other processes such as missed annuities…
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