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Tuesday, August 03, 2010 04:01:52 PM, PTI
New Delhi: In an information revealed in the Parliament, there are about 79,000 applications seeking grant of patents pending in front of the government.
Out of this, nearly a third of the applications are from mechanical engineering and chemicals segment.
To deal with this humongous number of patent requests, the government has created 200 posts for examining the applications.
Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma in his written reply to the Lok Sabha regarding the patent requests said, "As on 30th June, 78,792 patent applications are pending with the Indian Patent Office."
He added that the reason for the steep number of requests pending is because there was a considerable amount of increase in the number of patent applications filed with the office after 2003-04.
"In order to dispose of the pending requests for examination, the government has created 200 new posts of Examiners of patents and designs", said Sharma.
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