1.72 Lakh Patents Waiting For Disposal

[New Delhi]1.72 Lakh Patents Waiting For Disposal .Patent offices working in Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has taken multipronged approach to increase disposal of patent applications. The pendency of patent applications at examination stage has come down from 2.04 lakh as on 31st March 2017 to 1.72 lakh as on 28th of February this year.
This information was given by the Minister of State of Commerce and Industry, C R Chaudhary, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
He said that 6235 applications were examined in February 2018 as against 3925 during the corresponding period during last year.
The Minister informed that the manpower has been augmented for examination and disposal patent applications, 495 Examiners of Patents and Designs have been recruited and 84 new posts of Examiners and 95 posts of controllers have been sanctioned for patent offices.