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Checking Patent Status Online in India

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Checking Patent Status Online in India

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Applicants often approach us asking us how they can check the status of their patent applications online. Through this post we attempt to show you how to exactly do this. The Indian Patent Office introduced the Indian patent search database called inPASS or Indian Patent Advanced Search System for the first time in 2015. inPASS replaced the then official database of the patent office called iPAIRS (Indian Patent Information Retrieval System) to provide for a more simple, robust and user friendly database.

So how does one check the status of patent applications filed in India online? The answer is rather simple.

Step 1: Access the patent search system / database on http://ipindiaservices.gov.in/publicsearch/

Step 2: If you know the patent application number, simply enter the application number in the field titled “Application Number”. Clicking on the search button at the end of the page will take you to a page displaying the application number, title, application date and status.

This image shows the page on which you are required to enter the application number.

Step 3:  Click on the ‘application number’ hyperlink. This will open up a new page / window giving you access to complete details of the application including the applicant details, inventor details, specification, etc.

This image is the screenshot of the page that appears once an application number has been entered and searched

Step 4: Now scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the ‘View Application Status’ button. This will open a new page / window where you will be able to view the details of the application along with the current application status.

This image is a screenshot of the page that shows the details of the applications specification

This image shows the details of the application, when the application uses the application status tab to search for the status of patent application online.

The steps mentioned above are rather long and avoidable if all that you want to do is to check the status of your patent application. In such a case, all you need to do is select the ”Application Status” tab provided at the top of the search page and placed along with the tabs “Patent search” and “Patent E-register”.

Once you click on the “Application Status” box, all you need to do is enter the application number and captcha code in their respective fields and click on “Show Status”. Doing this will open a new page / window where you will be able to view the details of the application along with the current application status.

Application status page

The “Patent E-register” tab is especially useful if you are searching for a granted patent application. Enter the patent number and the captcha code in their respective fields and click on “Show E-Register”. This will retrieve the grant and renewal fee details of the patent. Using this, you will be able to check whether the patent is currently in force, under extension or has lapsed. In case of a patent in force, you will also be able to see the upcoming renewal due date and validity period of the patent.

Patent E-register page

Extract of the Patent E-register

Checking the status of your patent applications online on a regular basis is a good practice. By doing this the applicants can check and monitor the status of their patent applications regularly and notify the patent office or their patent agents in case any discrepancies are observed.

Having filed over 3800 patent applications, BananaIP’s technology experts and attorneys bring both expertise and the experience of working with Fortune 500 companies, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), international governmental agencies, educational/research institutions, and start-ups. Should you require any professional help in the online filing of patent applications, monitoring and retrieving the status of a patent application among other activities please do feel free to contact us.

Authored by Gaurav Mishra

 

  • Shoaib
    Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    How long does the exam usually take (in “application awaiting examination”)?

  • keshav verma
    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 at 4:51 PM

    i filed various patents from my college, in 2019 and 2020, but could not find them on IMPASS.

    and one more question,, my application number is like: TEMP/E-1/12422/2020-DEL,, but in the examples given above,, the syntex is different such as : 3285/CHENP/2009.
    why is it so??

  • Shekhar Saxena
    Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at 1:19 AM

    I have submitted my patent on 08/04/2019 by myself but I still have not received any response from the patent office. I also can’t see the status of my patent application, It is showing “Application does not exist or not yet published”. What should I do or how long more I should wait? How should I know my patent has gone for examination?

  • shekhar saxena
    Sunday, September 27th, 2020 at 11:26 PM

    Thank you for your response. I need to ask one more thing that is:
    I have already filed a request for examination by submitting form 18 at the same time when I was filing the patent. How will I know that my patent has gone for examination or not? Does the patent examine after publishing or at what stage it is examined?
    can you please explain to me what is meant by the publishing of the patent. I am confused.

  • Shekhar Saxena
    Monday, September 28th, 2020 at 7:15 PM

    Thank you for your response. I have already filed a request for examination by submitting form 18 on the same date when I submitted my Patent. I need to ask examination will be started after publishing of patent or at what stage the examination of patent will be started?

  • Sumit Rajput
    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 at 8:37 PM

    I have filed my patent 15 months before. While filing the patent, I also requested for examination by submitting Form 18. When the examination of my patent will be held? How much time will it take generally.

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