July 26, 2006

It was recently announced that the Ministry of Information Technology in India is focusing on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights held in India. According to the EE Times, “[w]hile there have been no major complaints about India's IP protection framework, it is nevertheless amending its IP rights promotion program to avoid infringement resulting from widespread use of imported technologies here. Another goal is to promote awareness about patents within the research community.” Shri S. Chandrasekaran, Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks in India, stated that he feels that “India should not try to achieve the last position in the list of developed countries,” but “[r]ather she shall fight to rise up to the first position in the list of competitors of the developed countries.” India currently has four patent offices, located in Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai, where according to Express Pharma Online, 275 patent examiners are responsible for approximately 45,000 pending patent applications.

EE Times Article: LINK
Website of the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology in India: LINK
Website of the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks in India: LINK
Recent Office News: LINK
Statement of Shri S. Chandrasekaran: LINK
Express Pharma Online Article: LINK


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