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Patent Assistance Cell

The objective of the Patent Assistance Cell (PAC) is to assist individual innovators and organizations in all patent related areas for whom patent process is either very complex, or those who are not completely aware of its processes or can't afford it.

Areas of Practice

With the help of network partners PAC offers a whole gamut of services from "IPR awareness" to "Filing different IPR applications". The dedicated infrastructure and communication facilities established at GIAN are intended to facilitate online patent search, developing patent documents and drawings, and building patent information database. The team is capable of delivering the highest quality of service to the innovators.

Patent Assistance Cell performs various activities, which helps inept innovators as follows:

  • Providing basic patent education to innovators and general masses through disseminating information at various events and workshops.
  • Understanding the innovation and conducting prior art search to ascertain the novelty and patentability.
  • Documenting the innovation specifications properly and preparing drawings.
  • Preparing patent application and filing it with the help of the network of attorneys.
  • Follow-ups with the innovators and the network agencies

At PAC GIAN, all kind of IPR services are provided to individuals/organisations hailing from the state of Gujarat only on payment basis. Depending on the technology and other things, the charges for these services vary from project to project.

Under a scheme of the Industries Department of the Gujarat Government, 50 percent of the total expense for filing and processing the patent applications is reimbursed by the Govt., but only after the grant of the patent.

Basic rules and charges for filing the patent applications and for other services are as follows:

Note:

  1. All charges mentioned in table below are excluding government fees to be paid separately by the applicant as decided by the Patent office of Government of India. Please see following links to know the details about Patent office charges,
  2. The below mentioned fees may vary depending on the applicant, complexity of the proposed invention and the amount of the input needed at various stages of filing and processing the application. The upper limit of charges may go up, if the subject invention is more complex and requires additional efforts in order to file the patent application and to obtain the patent.

Sr.

Particulars

Amount (Rs.)
1 Prior Art Search Facility 3,000 to 5,000
2 Filing design registration application 3,000 to 5,000
3 Drafting and filing Provisional Patent Application 4,000 to 6,000
4 Drafting and filing Complete Patent Application 10,000 to 15,000
5 Filing request for examination 1,500 to 2,000
6 Filing request for early Patent Publication 1,000 to 1,500
7 Attending to the objections raised by the Patent Office in the examination report (depending upon the complexity of objections raised by the Patent office and the time involved) 2,000 to 5,000
8 Attending hearing at the Patent Office 7,000 to 15,000

Rules and regulations to be followed by the customers/client for filing the Patent Application through of GIAN's Patent Assistance Cell:

  1. The applicant shall be required to submit a declaration mentioning that s/he is the true and first inventor/owner of the proposed invention.
  2. The applicant shall be required to sign a consent form in order to allow the PAC to take action on his/her behalf.
  3. The applicant shall be required to sign all the forms/regulatory documents required by the PAC in order to file the patent/design/trade mark registration application for and on behalf of inventor/applicant.
  4. The decision taken by the PAC regarding the filing of the patent application/design/trade mark registration application shall be final.
  5. The PAC at GIAN shall try its level best to analyze the invention so that the maximum benefit could reach to the inventor/applicant. However, in case of any undesirable fallout, the PAC shall not be held liable to any compensation in any manner.
  6. The PAC at GIAN provides the assurance that the information will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed to any third party without the written consent of the inventor/applicant. However, in case of any unlawful disclosure by any party, the PAC shall not be held responsible
  7. Formal drawings in case of Patent application and Photographs in case of design registration whatever it may be have to be provided by the applicant.
  8. In case, visits of GIAN staff are needed at the site of the invention/prototype, all the expenses shall be borne by the applicant.
  9. As per the patent scheme of Industries Department of Gujarat Government, 50 per cent of the total expenses of filing the patent application shall be reimbursed to the applicant/inventor and applicant shall be responsibility to obtain the reimbursement from the Industry Department.
  10. PAC will try to file the patent application within a period of two months, provided all the necessary information and drawings and other documents are supplied by the applicant in time.
  11. This schedule of charges is meant for individuals and not for organization (Public and private both) and there will be different fees structure for the organization.
  12. Considering the basic objectives of GIAN and PAC to support individual inventors of Gujarat in promoting the intellectual property rights awareness, the priority shall always be accorded to individuals and there will be no obligation on part of the PAC for organizations in terms of priority.