What is the meaning of “novelty” in relation to a product or a process?
  • Not used
  • Not anticipated
  • Not published
  • All of the above

1 / 10

The first legislation in India relating to patents was enacted in:
  • 1856
  • 1911
  • 1970
  • 2005

2 / 10

The owner of a patent can grant licenses:
  • To registered companies only
  • To individuals only
  • To anyone
  • To anyone, but only after taking permission from the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks

3 / 10

Recent research has shown that acetylsalicylic acid, along with the already known benefits, also has beneficial effects against cancer. If an application for a patent is filed in India for the use of acetylsalicylic acid for treatment of cancer, for
  • 10 years
  • 20 years
  • A term equal to that for the patent of the main invention (use of acetylsalicylic acid for treatment of fever and pain), or so much thereof as has not expired
  • None of the above

4 / 10

A patent application was filed in February 2000. The patent was granted in September 2001. In 2012, the inventor wants to file for some improvements in the invention. The patent on improvement would be valid until:
  • 2032
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • None of the above

5 / 10

When can an opposition to the grant of a patent be filed in India?
  • Any time after publication of the application but before the grant of the patent
  • Any time after the grant of the patent
  • Within one year after publication of the grant of the patent
  • All of the above
  • Only 1 and 3

6 / 10

A person resident in India wants to obtain a patent only in the US, UK, Germany and France. What will be your advice?
  • File a PCT application
  • Take permission from the Controller before filing an application in the US, UK, Germany and France
  • Directly go to these countries and file patent applications
  • A patent application for the same invention should be made in India at least 6 weeks prior to filing abroad
  • Both 2 and 4

7 / 10

After years of research, a scientist grows an entirely new variety of plant which did not exist earlier. The flowers of the new plant have great medicinal value. Can this new variety of plant be patented in India?
  • Yes
  • No

8 / 10

In the previous example of a new variety of plant having flowers with medicinal value, protection can be availed for the new plant under:
  • The Indian Patents Act, 1970
  • Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999
  • The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001
  • The Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
  • None of the above

9 / 10

A scientist gets an idea on how to make biodegradable plastics. How can this idea be patented by the scientist?
  • By first publishing the process in scientific journals and then filing a patent application within one year
  • By first demonstrating the process in industrial exhibitions and then filing a patent application within one year
  • By first filing a provisional specification and then a complete specification within one year
  • Both 1 and 3
  • All of the above

10 / 10

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