India Plans Overhaul Of Patent Application System

Law360, New York (January 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- India reportedly is planning a major upgrade of its patent system as the country works to gain a hold on a sevenfold explosion in the number of patent applications in less than a decade.

The upgrade is geared toward getting technology up to speed so the country of more than 1 billion people can effectively operate as an International Searching Authority, an official in New Delhi told an Indian news organization Friday.

The country revamped its patent laws in 2005, and the number of patent applications...
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