Ref: Examiner(s) Comments in the Examination Report Dated: 20.07.2012 in the context of Patent Application No. 1296/MUM/2006 at CGPDTM

1. Relevant Extract of CGPDTM Examination report

Based on search conducted in TKDL database the Examiner concluded:


The subject matter of claims does not constitute an invention u/s 2(1) (j) of the Patents Act, 1970, as the claim 1 is not new and claims 2-6 do not involve inventive step in view of the disclosures in following prior published documents:

D2: GP01/210 ?Veesaathi Thylam? TKDL prior art- Therayar Sekarappa publisher: C.C.R.A.s, New Delhi (Edn: 1st, 1979), Page 131-133.


D2 discloses that use of Ricinus communis in the composition along with other ingredients for prevention of premature grey hair/Canities, hair due, causing hair growth.

Inventive step:

D1 or D2 does not specifically disclose the forma and extraction of active agent but these features are obvious to a person skilled in the art by the disclosures in D1 or D2 and hence cannot be considered as to involve inventive step.

The composition claimed in claims 1 to 6 is not patentable u/s 3(p) of the Patents Act, 1970 as it claims for the composition which in effect is from Traditional Knowledge [see D2].”

Full examination report can be referred at 1296-MUM-2006.pdf

2. Outcomes of Examination Report

As the outcome of TKDL references and other documents cited in examination report, the Application is Abandoned U/S 21(1).