The Patents (Amendment Bill, 2005), was introduced in the Indian Parliament in March 2005 with the motive to make Indian Patent System compatible to rest of the world. The amendment was introduced mainly to incorporate various rules those were outlined in the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) which India is a signatory of. Since then the Indian Patent Office has demonstrated remarkable achievements and progress in terms of delivery of IP services, digitization and streamlining procedures.
No matter, whether you are an inventor, a patent professional willing to file patents in India on behalf of your client, it is important to keep yourself updated with the latest happenings that are shaping the world of patenting in India. With this article, we came up with some important facts that will underline what’s going on in the Indian patenting arena.
Indian Patent Office: News Feeds Till 6th July, 2018
- Total number of patents granted by the Indian Patent Office from the 1st of January 2018 to date is 7069
If we break down this data further on the basis of individual patent office then the Delhi Patent Office tops the ladder with a total grant of 2669 while Mumbai Patent Office is placed on the lowest rung of the ladder with a total grant of 822. Chennai and Kolkata begged 3rd and 4th position with 2192 and 1386 filings respectively.
Number Of Patents Published (Jan – July, 2018)
- The total number of applications published by the Indian Patent Office from the 1st of January 2018 till date is 19575.
Among them, 1821 are filed under “Early publications” category while resting (17754) under “Ordinary publications” category.
- The total number of industrial designs registered from the 1st of January 2018 to date now adds to a total of 4782 applications
Industrial designs are proprietary designs and much of the success of a business depends on them. Like patents and trademarks, these are industrial assets that help companies create brand awareness among their consumers. The Indian Patent Office achieved a milestone this year when the total number of filling for industrial designs reached to 4782.
Indian Patent Office: Some Important Patents
- Application No.: 201641044217
Title: EMERGENCY EXITS IN RAIL COACHES
Applicant: BAYYA SUBASH CHANDRA SEKHAR et al.
Application Type: ORDINARY APPLICATION
Field of Invention: Mechanical Engineering
About this patent: This patent application discloses an improved emergency exit for a rail coach. The emergency exit system is fixed beneath the rail coach with a suitable width to pass through the emergency exit.
- Application No.: 201641018765
Title: BARCODE ANALYZER
Applicant: Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
Application type: Ordinary application
Field of the invention: Computer science
About this patent: This patent discloses methods and systems for scanning and analyzing codes. The embodiments are configured to receive an input from an input device, based on at least one of logical groups, logical models, and a code number.
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