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Patent paradox

Patent approvals fall across sectors in 2011, Reuters analysis finds
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First Published: Fri, Nov 23 2012. 01 20 AM IST
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New Delhi: Applications for patents have risen steadily in India, but approvals in 2011 sunk to their lowest in five years across all major technology sectors, a Thomson Reuters analysis has found. The patents office moved glacially because of an acute shortage of staff and funds, Mint has reported. Other reasons include dud filings that didn’t hold water and a shift in the technological priorities of patenting organisations.
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First Published: Fri, Nov 23 2012. 01 20 AM IST
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