Application for Patents


 The Indian Patent Office has received a large number of patent applications during the last three years. The details of patent applications received and the patents granted by the Indian Patent Office during the last three years are given below:

 

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Patent Applications filed

28,940

35,218

36,877

Patents Granted

7,539

15,261

18,230

            The Government has approved implementation of the scheme for “Modernisation and Strengthening of Intellectual Property Offices” during the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-08 to 2011-12). The scheme provides for creation of more posts of Examiners of Patents & Designs and for modernisation of the infrastructure of the Patent Office. The salient components of the scheme are inter-alia, development of physical infrastructure, recruitment of human resources,computerisation and creation of awareness. The details of the scheme are available on the website of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, namely, http://dipp.nic.in .

            This information was given by Shri Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.


 
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