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Gaurav Sagarwal

is the Vice President (Paralegal & Trademark) in LexpertConsilium LLP. He holds a degree in Law with 10 years of experience in managing paralegal activities, patent & trademark filing, and prosecution management. Gaurav is actively involved with volunteers working for animal welfare. He enjoys travelling. He is working to open a non-profit organization for educating underprivileged girls in India, providing access to toilets and good hygiene in schools, awareness on menstrual hygiene and cervical cancer.

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India Amends Patent Rules and Reduces Fees by 80% for Educational Institutions

On September 21, 2021, India’s Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry published amended Patents Rules, 2021, to amend the 2003 Patents Rules. The amendment now includes a new category, “eligible educational institutions,” which qualifies for the same reduced fees as natural persons, startups, and small entities. This means any “eligible educational institution” will pay 80% reduced fees for the entire patent filing and prosecution, thereby hopefully incentivizing those institutions to apply for more patents, and bringing India a step closer to becoming a global player in patent filings.