Site icon Duncan Bucknell

Delaying grant of a competitor's patent – strategic or nonsense?

Livemint reported late last week that the association of innovator pharmaceutical companies in India (‘OPPI‘), has recently reiterated its demand for removal of the pre-grant patent opposition provisions from India’s Patent Law.

The argument is that it has been widely misused by interested parties to unnecessarily delay the patent application process.

So, when is it strategically useful to delay the grant of a competitor’s patent? Here are some thoughts, what would you add?

Exit mobile version