Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Sunday, 27 February 2005

WANT A PATENT ? BE PATIENT !

Newspaper Pravasi ( 26 Feb 2012 ) gives following interesting – but far more distressing – info about working of India’s Patent Office in Mumbai :

  • No of patent applications pending  ………………………………… 100,000

  • Which will take to clear  …………………………………………………..  3  years

  • No of requests being examined / year  ………………………….. 12,000

  • Additional Patent Examiners being trained  ……………………..  250

  • Which will help clear no of applications / year ………………… 40,000

  • New requests being received / year  ………………………………… 25,000 +

  • Annual growth-rate of requests  ……………………………………… ..   20 %

I would not be surprised if Indian scientists working in foreign labs are filing more patent applications abroad than the Indian scientists working in Indian labs !
Innovation will get a huge boost if Patents can be granted – or even rejected – in 6 months !

With regards

HEMEN  PAREKH