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Section 6 of Patents Act 1970: Persons Entitled to Apply for Patents

Section 6 (Persons entitled to apply for patents) under Chapter III (Applications for Patents) of the Patents Act, 1970 ⦂―

❝(1) Subject to the provisions contained in section 134, an application for a patent for an invention may be made by any of the following persons, that is to say,—
  (a) by any person claiming to be the true and first inventor of the invention;
  (b) by any person being the assignee of the person claiming to be the true and first inventor in respect of the right to make such an application;
  (c) by the legal representative of any deceased person who immediately before his death was entitled to make such an application.

(2) An application under sub-section (1) may be made by any of the persons referred to therein either alone or jointly with any other person.❞



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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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