Patents Act, 1964

Surrender of patent.

36.—(1) A patentee may at any time by notice given to the Controller offer to surrender his patent.

(2) Where such an offer is made the Controller shall advertise the offer in the prescribed manner; and within the prescribed period after such advertisement any person interested may give notice to the Controller of opposition to the surrender.

(3) Where any such notice of opposition is duly given the Controller shall notify the patentee.

(4) If the Controller is satisfied, after hearing the patentee and any opponent, if desirous of being heard, that the patent may properly be surrendered, he may accept the offer and by order revoke the patent.

(5) An appeal shall lie from any decision of the Controller under this section.