Ref: Examiner(s) Comments in the Examination Report Dated: 07.04.2011in the context of Patent Application No. 172/DEL/2007 at CGPDTM

1. Relevant Extract of CGPDTM Examination report

Based on search conducted in TKDL database the Examiner concluded:

“The present claims are considered as traditional knowledge. It is considered to be aggrigation of known properties of traditionally known conponents. Claims are not allowable u/s 3(p).

Subject matter does not constitute an invention u/s2(1)(j). Claims lack inventive step in view of the following formulations disclosed in TKDL database.

Formulations containing Red Ochre and psoralea corylifolia for treating vitiligo are as follows

S.No. Formulation

1. AK1/571K 2. AH5/187 3. AH5/1879 4. BA3/599C 5. BA3/599D 6. MH1/3803 7. NA2/289E 8. NA2/289F 9. NA4/3200

Formulations containing Psoralea corylifolia, Eclipta prostrata and sulphur for treatment of vitiligo are as follows

S.No. Formulation

1. AK/2931 2. AK9/861 3. BP/6884. HG/261 5. HG/411 6. HG/538 7. HG/539 8. SJ/1107 9. SJ/176B 10. SJ/561 11. SJ/717 12. VS/879 13. AM05/1796 “

Full examination report can be referred at 172-DEL-2007.pdf

2. Outcomes of Examination Report

As the outcome of TKDL references and other documents cited in examination report, Controller decided to refuse the Application 172/DEL/2007 for grant of patent.