The Indian Patent Office website provides a free to search patent information in India. You can visit the page “InPASS” (Indian Patent Advanced Search System) through the link.
The system allows full text searches for published patent applications, granted patents and legal status information for Indian patents. It also provides online access to the Patent Office Journal, which is updated weekly on Fridays.
The platform is very elaborate and allows you to search for patents through various options. These options vary according to the information you have before conducting the search. Hence, these options include the following:
- Title of invention
- Application number
- Patent number
Basically, the more you already know about an existing patent or application, the better. But, this doesn’t mean that if you don’t have an idea about existing documents then you won’t be able to find the relevant information.
Also, do make sure that you check out this free e-book: A Quick Guide to Patents. Basically, it deals with basics of patent procedures.
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