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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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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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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