Indian patent office has issued guidelines for startups to file patents.
Key excerpts from the guidelines are:
A startup willing to file a patent application for an invention shall select a facilitator from the list of facilitators published on the official website of ipindia.nic.in; otherwise contact the head office of the respective Patent Office as per jurisdiction, who shall provide 3 names of the facilitator and the startup will finalise the name.
- Fee for filing patent application and other statutory fees shall be borne by the startup.
- The facilitator shall monitor and perform further steps of proceedings of startups's patent application, prepare the reply to any query from patent office.
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