As you will appreciate, the publishing of more patent information will make the patent prosecution process more transparent and the patent office more accountable.
Thus far, we have around 100 signatures. Given that we have a regular subscription list of over 1500 members (representing patent attorneys, inhouse counsels, NGO’s, students, government folks and other members of the public interested in the IP system), it is a pity that we have only 100 signatures.
If you support the cause (and given that you are regular subscribers of a blog whose main motto is transparency, I’m guessing you do), please click here to sign. It hardly takes a minute of your time! And please do this soon, since we plan to submit this petition to the government next week.
In order to make this petition more impactful, would you please also add your designation and institutional affiliation in brackets after your name (since there is no specific column for these details in the i-petitions format)?
For those interested, the longer version of the petition is available here.
Please also pass this around as widely as possible so that we get a good diversity of signatures and can put more pressure on the government to release this critical information that will help make India’s patent system more transparent and accountable.