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2019 Intellectual Property Statistics in India – Up, Up and away!

Intellectual Property Statistics 2019 for patents, industrial designs, copyrights, trademarks and geographical indications

For many, 2019 appeared to be a tumultuous year, legally and politically, while for others it was a year of radical but welcome changes. The view remains divided. Intellectual Property in India however, appears to have had a reasonably good year saving some deeply tragic losses such as that of IP luminary, Prof. Shamnad Basheer. In this post, we bring to you a recap of the patent statistics from 2019 and a comparison of these numbers with the statistics from 2017 and 2018. The data provided herein is calculated for the respective calendar years (January to December). The data is likely...

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Patents & Industrial Designs Statistics 2019 – A look back

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Firstly, congratulations are in order to the Patent Office and the office of the CGPDTM for its stellar performance in disposing of patent applications and bringing down the total pendency of patent applications in 2019. As recently as 2 years ago, the patent office suffered with a massive backlog of patent applications which was extremely frustrating to a patent applicant, however timely actions such as the recruitment of additional examiners, streamlining of patent office practice and procedures have borne fruit.  Patent statistics summary (1st January 2019 – 31st December 2019) Total applications Published 49351 Indian resident applicants 15466 Delhi 1889 Mumbai 1692 Bangalore 1651 Chennai 1637 Pune 1118 Hyderabad 812 Kolkata 338 Total Patents Granted 23527 Delhi 8925 Chennai 7578 Mumbai 3763 Kolkata 3261 Total applications examined 83226 Delhi 31314 Mumbai 27870 Kolkata 13108 Chennai 10934 In 2019, a total...

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Draft rules on Patents and designs published by IPO; Amazon faces patent infringement suit and other news

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News - IPO publishes draft Designs (Amendment) Rules, 2019 for suggestions and objections; IPO publishes draft Patents (2nd Amendment) Rules, 2019 for suggestions and objections; MeitY co-hosts event to launch new government initiatives; Gaurav Mishra delivers talk on Patent claim and sufficiency of disclosure at Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre; Mr. Gaurav Mishra delivers talk on Artificial Intelligence and Biodiversity at C.B.R National College of Law; CEIVA Logic Inc. files patent infringement lawsuit against Amazon Inc.; 13th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference kicks off in Cape Town; Government of Namibia launches first ever National Policy on Intellectual...

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IPO slows down this week

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The Patent and Design Statistics illustrated below have been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on Fridays, every week. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 929 patent applications have been published in the 43rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 929 applications published in the journal, 149 applications account for early publications while 780 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Government launches IPR website and mobile application for Startups and SME’s, India Innovation Index 2019, Hike launches Patent Program and more

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News - DPIIT launches exclusive IPR website and mobile application for Startups and SME’s; Hike India among top 3 patent filers in India, launches Patent Program; NITI Aayog publishes India Innovation Index 2019; Highlights of the India Innovation Index 2019; India-US Dialogue on Intellectual Property held in New Delhi; RINL signs MoA with NRDC; Anna University to offer ‘Course on Effective Patent Search and Drafting’; Mr. Gaurav Mishra delivers talk on patent law and patent searching at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore; WIPO releases World Intellectual Property Indicators 2019. Indian Patent News DPIIT launches exclusive IPR website and mobile...

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Increased activity at IPO this week, publications and examinations see jump in numbers

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The Patent and Design Statistics illustrated below have been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on Fridays, every week. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 1007 patent applications have been published in the 38th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1007 applications published in the journal, 190 applications account for early publications while 817 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Reduction in Patent fees, Faster patent grants now? New WIPO IP Portal and more

India and foreign patent news

Ministry proposes to slash patent fees for MSME, Patent Rules Amended - Expedited examination option now available to women applicant, Government institutes and others, BEL establishes Product Development and Innovation Centre (PD & IC), in Bangalore, IBM files patent infringement suit against Zillow, European Commission releases Intellectual Property Rights Report 2019. Patent News Updates from India Ministry proposes to slash patent fees for MSME Piyush Goyal, the Minister for Commerce and Industry tabled a proposal last week to reduce the patent & design fees for MSME’s. According to the release from the Press Information Bureau, the Government intends to cut down fees for...

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IPR policy guidelines published, Heads of UKIPO, EPO and USPTO discuss global patent system and more

India and foreign patent news

DPIIT floats draft guidelines for implementation of IPR policy in academic institutions, Capcom wins patent infringement lawsuit in Japan, Bridgestone claims victory in China in patent infringement case, Heads of UKIPO, EPO and USPTO discuss global patent system and more patent news. Patent News updates from India DPIIT floats draft guidelines for implementation of IPR policy in academic institutions The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has published a 23-page ‘Draft model guidelines on implementation of IPR policy for Academic Institutions’ prepared by the Cell for IPR Promotion & Management (CIPAM). The draft proposes guidelines in respect of Ownership of...

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Patent statistics – general dip in publications and grants this week

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These patent and design statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the patents and designs office published by the patent office every week on Fridays. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 887 patent applications have been published in the 37th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 887 applications published in the journal, 45 applications account for early publications while 842 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 358 applications...

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Relevance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

This post was first published on November 18, 2014.

 

Here is the first post in the series of Student Blog Contest. This post is authored by Pallavi Singh.

Intellectual Property Rights are legally recognized exclusive rights to protect creations of the mind. Along with human creativity and inventiveness, IPR is all around us. Almost every product or service that we use in our daily lives is the result of a long chain of big or small innovation, such as changes in design or improvements that make a product look or function the way it does today. Take for example, the ballpoint pen. Ladislao Biros’ famous patent on ballpoint pens was in many ways a breakthrough. But, like him, many others have improved the product and its designs and legally protected their improvements through the acquisition of IP Rights. The trademark on your pen is also Intellectual Property and it helps the producer market the product and develop loyal clientele. Common types of IPR include copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and in some jurisdictions trade secrets.

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