Patents Rules, 2003
Chapter XI Surrender of Patents
87. Surrender of Patents. —
Controller shall publish the notice of an offer given under section 63.
person interested may, within three months from the date of publication of the
notice, give notice of opposition to the Controller in Form 14 in duplicate.
procedure specified in rules 57 to 63 relating to the filing of written
statement, reply statement, leaving evidence, hearing and costs shall, so far
as may be, apply to the hearing of the opposition under section 63 as they
apply to the hearing in opposition proceeding.
the Controller accepts the patentee's offer to surrender the patent, he may
direct the patentee to return the patent, and on receipt of such patent, the
Controller shall by order revoke it and publish the revocation of the patent.