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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
11-December-2019 13:13 IST
IT Patent

As per information available with Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM), a total of 5,852 requests seeking permission for filing applications outside India were received during 2018-19. Out of this, 3,522 requests were from Information Technology (IT) sector.

Further, 966 International applications under Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) were filed during 2018-19 by Indian applicants at Indian Patent Office with a request to forward the same to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Besides, 1,061 International applications under PCT were filed by Indian applicants directly to WIPO. 

India’s ranking in PCT Filing is 13th during the year 2018 as per WIPO Report.

As a measure to encourage patent filing by individuals and organizations, awareness programmes and workshops on creation, protection, management and enforcement of IPRs are regularly organised by Cell for Intelectual Property Rights Promotion and Management (CIPAM), Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM) and  the office of CGPDTM with collaboration with Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), industry associations,  universities, colleges, schools, Law Enforcement Authorities and Judiciary for the benefit of various types of stakeholders.

National and international symposia/ seminar/ workshops, roving seminars on Intellectual Property are conducted  in collaboration  with  WIPO and Foreign Patent Offices to facilitate the Indian stakeholders to protect their  IPRs on the global platform.

As per the information available with Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), State/UT-wise functioning incubation centres are as under:

 

S.No.

State

Number of Incubators and Accelerators

1

Tamil Nadu

66

2

Karnataka

42

3

Kerala

36

4

Uttar Pradesh

31

5

Rajasthan

30

6

Telangana

30

7

Delhi

22

8

Gujarat

21

9

Madhya Pradesh

21

10

Maharashtra

21

11

Odisha

18

12

Andhra Pradesh

12

13

Punjab

12

14

Goa

8

15

West Bengal

6

16

Assam

5

17

Haryana

5

18

Jammu & Kashmir

4

19

Jharkhand

3

20

Chhattisgarh

2

21

Mizoram

2

22

Bihar

1

23

Chandigarh

1

24

Nagaland

1

25

Pondicherry

1

26

Sikkim

1

27

Tripura

1

28

Uttarakhand

1

 

This information was given by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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