Meeting India's IP challenges


The Indian Patent Office faces a number of important challenges, including a lack of personnel, high pendency and corruption. Peter Ollier spoke to the newly appointed head P H Kurian to see how he is dealing with these tests

What are the three most important issues facing the Indian Patent and Trademark Office and how are you dealing with them? The shortage of officers, the huge backlog and the lack of well-established office procedure....


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