Friday, December 17, 2010

Backlog clearance drive

The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM) office has issued a public notice dated 07-12-2010, informing that the patent office has decided to dispose of all the pending patent applications. In response to the public notice issued dated 16-07-2010, the Patent Office received 3749 applications. All these pending 3749 applications will be disposed during a period of about four months starting from December 2010 to March 2011. Mr. P.H.Kurian (Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks) has requested the applicants/agents to respond to the public notice and send the list of pending cases before 20-12-2010. This is yet another initiative taken by the CGPDTM, towards excellence. Presently, there are only 150 examiners who will dispose of the present backlogs and will further join hands with the new batch of 257 patent examiners, who are likely to join their duties by April-May, 2011. We hope to see as expedite process of disposal of the patent applications with coming New Year “2011”.

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