Restoration of Lapsed Patent economics and commercial law cs executive notes
Restoration of Lapsed Patent
Where patent is expired because of non payment of renewal fees, it can be restored if application is made within 18 months from date of expiry. If Controller is satisfied that failure to pay renewal fees was unintentional, he shall publish the application of restoration and thereupon any person can oppose it on the ground that:
a. Failure to pay fees was intentional or b. Application for restoration has been made after undue delay.
Where patent is restored, patentee will get same rights as earlier, subject to such conditions as may be specified by Controller.