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Dramatic rise in disposal of intellectual property rights applications: DIPP

NEW DELHI: There is a “dramatic” improvement in examination and disposal of IPR applications with the commerce and industry ministry taking steps to strengthen the intellectual property rights regime, a top government official said today. Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ramesh Abhishek said the ministry has taken several initiatives such as increasing manpower and the use of IT.

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Pendency of patent applications down to 1.72 lakh

NEW DELHI: Pendency of patent applications at the examination stage has come down to 1.72 lakh as of February end this year on account of measures such as hiring of manpower and use of IT, the government said today.

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DIPP likely to dispose of 2 lakh pending patent applications in 2 yrs – Times of India

New Delhi, Mar 12 () The department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) is taking several steps including hiring more manpower as it hopes to dispose of over 2 lakh pending patent applications in two years, an official today said. The government official also said that filing of patent applications by Indian companies in the country has increased.

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Torrent gets favourable order against Otsuka’s patent application

Indian Patent Office has refused patent application of Japanese drug manufacturer Otsuka Pharmaceuticals for certain forms of its anti-psychotic drug aripiprazole, a medicine it sells under the brand Abilify. Torrent has been at loggerheads with Otsuka over the patent of Abilify in other countries earlier.

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Advocates v. Patent Agents: A new case before the Madras High Court

The ToI recently reported that Madras based advocate Sanjay Gandhi has sued the Controller General of Patents before the Madras High on the grounds despite being “entitled to appear before the statutory body [Patent Office] and advance arguments in his capacity as a qualified advocate, he was disallowed from doing so.”

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Lawyer moves HC to register as patent agent – Times of India

Chennai: A lawyer specialising in patent and geographical indication (GI) cases has dragged the Mumbai-based controller-general of patents, designs and trademarks to court, after being denied permission to practice as patent agent before the agency.

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CBI books senior patent official, predecessor for demanding bribe – Times of India

(Representative image) CHENNAI: The anti-corruption branch of the CBI has booked a senior official in the Chennai office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks and his predecessor for demanding bribes to give patents to a private company.

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Manpower shortage: About two lakh patents pending examination, says Economic Survey

Almost 2 lakh patents are pending examination in India, due to manpower shortages, the Economic Survey 2018-19 notes. The survey notes that there is evidence to suggest a “severe backlog” and “high rate of pendency” for domestic patent applications. “Reports indicate that due to manpower shortages there is a backlog of almost 2 lakh patents pending examination.

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2.32 lakh patent applications pending with patent office

NEW DELHI: Over 2.32 lakh patent applications were pending with the Indian Patent Office as on November 30, Parliament was informed today.Pendency of patent applications is primarily due to shortage of technical manpower in previous years, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry C R Chaudhary said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

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