GOI to bring out a new national policy for IPR

The government of India is in the process of amending the patent rules so as to speed up patent filing and approval, in particular to promote “Make in India” and “startup India”.

The government had created a think tank to provide recommendations and draft the IPR Policy. The new IPR policy is proposed to be placed before the cabinet for approval in a month’s time.

The Government is also planning to outsource certain patent matters to about 1,000 professors in various Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the country.