Patent News | "Law firms help NIF double its patents"

By : The Indian Express
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Category : Patent News

The National Innovation Foundation (NIF) has seen a sharp rise in the number of patents it has registered in the last 13 months, after it hired the services of law firms across India.

Till the end of February 2011, the foundation had registered 269 patents in the name of its grassroots innovators and inventors. Some held multiple patents.

However, in February the foundation's heads decided to see if they could rope in some of the law firms they had been hiring over the past decade to help boost patent numbers. They began writing letters to about 10 of them. The response is now evident — 206 patents have been filed since, almost replicating 13 years' worth of achievement in less than 13 months.

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