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Sec 30, Patents Act 1970: Anticipation by Previous Communication to Govt

Section 30 (Anticipation by previous communication to Government) under Chapter VI (Anticipation) of the Patents Act, 1970 ⦂―

❝An invention claimed in a complete specification shall not be deemed to have been anticipated by reason only of the communication of the invention to the Government or to any person authorised by the Government to investigate the invention or its merits, or of anything done, in consequence of such a communication, for the purpose of the investigation.❞



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Notes:

The Patents Act, 1970 was amended by :
- the Patents (Amendment) Act, 1999 (No. 17 of 1999);
- the Patents (Amendment) Act, 2002 (No. 38 of 2002);
- the Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005 (No. 15 of 2005).

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