Patents Act, 1964

Power of Minister to make rules.

96.—The Minister may make such general rules (except in relation to any matter appropriate to be provided for by rules of court) and do such things as he thinks expedient, subject to the provisions of this Act—

(a) for prescribing the form of applications for patents and of any specifications, drawings or other documents which may be filed at the Office, and for requiring copies to be furnished of any such documents;

(b) for regulating the procedure to be followed in connection with any application or request to the Controller or in connection with any proceeding before the Controller and for authorising the rectification of irregularities of procedure;

(c) for regulating the publication and sale of patent specifications, of indexes to and abridgements of patent specifications, and of the Journal and other documents which the Controller is by this Act required or authorised to publish, and for regulating the contents of the said Journal and other documents;

(d) for regulating the presentation of copies of publications made under this Act to patentees and to public authorities, bodies, and institutions at home and abroad;

(e) for regulating the keeping of the register of patents to be kept pursuant to this Act;

(f) for prescribing any matter or thing referred to in this Act as prescribed or to be prescribed;

(g) for doing anything which is by this Act authorised or required to be done, or is in this Act referred to as being or to be done, by general rules made under this Act;

(h) generally for regulating the business of the Office, and all things by this Act placed under the direction or control of the Controller, or of the Minister.