|Biotechnology Patent Facilitating Cell (BPFC)|
1. Name of the area/division : Biotechnology Patent Facilitation Cell (BPFC)
2. Programmes Covered : Creation of awareness on patenting among the Biologist & Biotechnologist, providing patenting facilities to the Biologist & Biotechnologist for filing Indian & Foreign patent applications
i. Creating awareness and understanding among the Biologists and Biotechnologists relating to patents and the challenges and opportunities in this area. Arranging workshops, seminars, conferences etc. at all levels.
ii. Introducing patent information as a vital input in the process of promotion of R & D programs in biotechnology and biology.
iii. Providing patenting facilitates to the Biologist and Biotechnologist in the country for filing Indian and foreign patent applications on a sustained basis.
iv. Keeping a watch on development in the area of IPRs and bring important issues to the attention of policy makers, scientists, biotech industries etc.
b. Scheme (Genesis of program)
Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) have gained significant importance in the economic growth. The value of intellectual property rights depends on the cost incurred in creating intellectual property assets and the magnitude of knowledge & information generated and disseminated for commercial activities. India enjoys a large asset of R & D personnel and infrastructure facilities. To bridge the gap between the research outcome and its use for the benefit of the stakeholders, scientists and policymakers need information and facilities for protecting their research. As a step in this direction, Department of Biotechnology established a “Biotechnology Patent Facilitation Cell (BPFC)” in July 1999.
Biotechnology Patent Facilitation Cell, a single window awareness-cum-facilitation mechanism aims to create awareness and understanding about Intellectual Property Rights among the scientists and researchers, by arranging workshops, seminars, conferences etc. at all levels and for introducing patent information as a vital input in the process of formulation of R & D programs in Biotechnology and providing patenting facilities to biotechnologist in the country for filing Indian and foreign patent applications on a continuous basis.
List Of Patents Granted so far:
|Downloadable forms for the scheme (if any)
Please submit five copies of duly signed proforma, which can be downloadable in the PDF
format and as an MSWORD
Dr. S. R. Rao
Head, Biotechnology Patent Facilitation Cell
Department of Biotechnology
Block 2, C. G. O. Complex
Lodhi Road, New Delhi- 110 003
|Phone No.- 011-24360295 E-mail-
|For further information and your requirements contact:|
|Dr. Nitin K. Jain
The Programme Officer, Biotechnology Patent Facilitating Cell
Department of Biotechnology
Block 2, C.G.O. Complex
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003E-mail :