Patents Current Affairs - 2020

Wormivet: Herbal Medication developed by NIF to treat worms

The National Innovation foundation India has developed an indigenous herbal medicine called Wormivet. It is an alternative to chemical methods that are currently being used to treat worms. Highlights The Wormivet is used to treat endoparasite worms in livestock. A patent has been filed on the invention. The patent has been given in the name Read More…

Intellectual Property Index: India ranks 40th

On February 5, 2020, the Global Innovation Policy Centre (GIPC) of the US Chamber of Commerce released the International IP (Intellectual Property) Index. According the ranking, India was at position 40 of the 53 economies. Highlights: India The report released by GIPC says that India remains to be the most challenging but still promising market Read More…

GoI new scheme: Rs 400 crores for testing MSME Defense products

The Government of India is planning to launch a new scheme to test defense products manufactured by MSMEs. In order to achieve this, the Ministry of Defence has allocated Rs 400 crores. Features of the scheme The test units that are to function under the scheme will be installed in north and south defence corridors. Read More…

DRDO offers free access to its 450 patents

The Defense Research and Defense Organization has allowed free access to its 450 patents. The organization intends to provide a boost to domestic industries, especially startups and the strategic sector that has a network of 50 national laboratories that are involved in research and development Highlights The DRDO operating under the Ministry of Defence will Read More…

GI Website & Tutorial Video on IPR Launched

Union Minister for Commerce and Industries Suresh Prabhu has launched the tutorial video on Intellectual Property Rights and the GI website. Tutorial Video on IPR The tutorial video has been produced by the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in collaboration with Qualcomm. This tutorial video Read More…