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November 2, 2017

Indian Patent Office operationalizes SMS alert facility

After moving fully to e-service of all the documents (including office actions) by email, Indian Patent Office has now initiated an SMS alert facility for alerting applicants/attorneys of the progress of their application at various stages of processing. The SMS alerts will also indicate the timelines, non-compliance of which may lead to refusal/abandonment of application. For this, the IPO has enabled (on its e-filing portal) the Applicants/Attorneys to update/provide mobile number in their patent applications.

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