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Sec 162, Patents Act 1970: Repeal of Act 2 of 1911 in so far as it relates to patents & savings

Section 162 (Repeal of Act 2 of 1911 in so far as it relates to patents and savings) under Chapter XXIII (Miscellaneous) of the Patents Act, 1970 ⦂―

❝(1) The Indian Patents and Designs Act, 1911, in so far as it relates to patents, is hereby repealed, that is to say, the said Act shall be amended in the manner specified in the Schedule.

(2) [Omitted]
(3) [Omitted]

(4) The mention of particular matters in this section shall not prejudice the general application of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (10 of 1987), with respect to repeals.

(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, any suit for infringement of a patent or any proceeding for revocation of a patent, pending in any court at the commencement of this Act, may be continued and disposed of, as if this Act had not been passed.❞


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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