Section 76 of the Indian Patents Act
Section 76 of the Indian Patents Act 1970 is about Officers and employees not to furnish information, etc. It is under CHAPTER XIV of the Act. CHAPTER XIV is titled PATENT OFFICE AND ITS ESTABLISHMENT.
An officer or employee in the patent office shall not, except when required or authorised by this Act or under a direction in writing of the [Central Government *** ] or the Controller or by order of a court,–
(a) furnish information on a matter which is being, or has been, or dealt with under this Act ***;
(b) prepare or assist in the preparation of a document required or permitted by or under this Act *** to be lodged in the patent office; or
(c) conduct a search in the records of the patent office.
Section 75 Indian Patents Act 1970 (Restriction on employees of patent office as to right or interest in patents.)