APPLICATION for the RESTORATION of LAPSED PATENTS Section 60
Apatent lapses - for the non-payment of renewal fees. It can be restored bymaking an application within 1 year from the date of lapse. Application for therestoration of the lapsed patent shall be made in the prescribed form alongwithprescribed fees.
AStatement - showing the circumstances leading to failure to pay the prescribedfee in time should also be submitted. If the Controller General is satisfied -that the failure was not intentional, he will advertise the application in theOfficial Gazette. After hearing the Applicant and the Opponent, if any, - theController may allow the restoration or refuse the restoration, as the case maybe.
Q. What is thelaw and procedure for the restoration of lapsed patents ?