Friday, May 16, 2008

Controller Decisions Goes Public - Part 2

Online availability of Controller’s decision and availability of abstracts of patent applications published after 18 months, enhanced user-friendliness of E-filing gateway etc. reveals that the Consultative working group constituted by FICCI and DIPP has proved to be very effective platform in making the patent offices more responsive to industry needs. The Consultative working group set by FICCI’s IPR division brings to Government’s notice issues of concerns for Industry w.r.t Indian Patent System. Sheetal Chopra (, Senior Assistant Director – FICCI IPR Division, through a short interview, stated that DIPP is providing all its support to FICCI in bringing the working of Patent office at par with International Standards.

I am sure that we all will witness many more initiatives taken by the Consultative Group leading to enhanced effectiveness of Indian Patent Offices and in bringing more transparency in their working.

Let us all join hands with FICCI by providing/highlighting issues of concern to each one of us and make deliberations of Group meetings successful.

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