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Sec 44, Patents Act 1970: Amendment of Patent Granted to Deceased Applicant

Section 44 (Amendment of patent granted to deceased applicant) under Chapter VIII (Grant of Patents and Rights Conferred thereby) of the Patents Act, 1970 ⦂―

❝Where, at any time after a patent has been granted in pursuance of an application under this Act, the Controller is satisfied that the person to whom the patent was granted had died, or, in the case of a body corporate, had ceased to exist, before the patent was granted, the Controller may amend the patent by substituting for the name of that person the name of the person to whom the patent ought to have been granted, and the patent shall have effect, and shall be deemed always to have had effect, accordingly.❞



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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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