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India granted 5,299 patents during April-January in FY15

IBEF:  March, 2015

New Delhi: India has granted as many as 5,299 patents during the April-January period of FY15, according to Ms Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

The country has granted 4,225, 4,126 and 4,381 patents in 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12, respectively.

"The patents are granted after following the procedures as per the Patents Act 1970...Any Indian company aggrieved by the grant of this patent can also oppose the grant of patent," said Ms Sitharaman.