Chapter II. 301 Report on Indian Patent System – Comprehending Apprehension or Apprehending Comprehension?
This post was first published on 18th May, 2014. The 25th Special 301 Report of 2014 keeps India on the Priority Watch List and the USTR hopes to run an out-of-cycle review in Fall, after the New Indian Government is formed. After emphasizing on the need to balance Incentives for Innovation and Domestic issues in India, the Report puts forth the various concerns on the Patent System in India: Patent Process Commending the measures taken by the Indian Government, such as Digitization, Online Search & e-Filing upgrades and Initiatives to hire Examiners, the Report focuses on the need for steps to clear the backlog of patent applications through...Continue reading