Indian Patent Forms: FORM 9

Indian Patent Forms: FORM 9

Indian patent forms


Form 9 is filed by the applicant for the early publication of the patent application specification.

It is an optional form for publication; an applicant can choose not to file this form if they don’t require early publication before the standard time duration for publication.

If this form is not filed, the patent specification will be published by the patent office after 18 months from the priority date. On the other hand, by filing this form, you can generally have your patent specification published as fast as possible from filing. That is why FORM 9 is also referred to as an early publication form or a request for publication.

However, there are several cases when they may not publish your patent application. Examples include:

  • Incomplete applications
  • Withdrawal requests filed by the individual submitting the patent
  • Confidentiality orders are enforced under the Patent Act if the innovation is detrimental to the nation’s interests

Form 9 consists of further information:





  1. Statement of request for early publication: This section of the form consists of Application No., Filing date of application and Title of the invention.
  • It is important to note here that a provisional application is never published and it is only the complete specification, which gets published.

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