Soon chat service will be available on the portal to solve the queries of users.

Users can ask queries related to

1) IPR Support : -

In this chat section, users can ask their queries related to 

I) IPR Queries

This service is provided for addressing various queries raised in area of Patents,

Trademarks, Copyrights, Designs and other forms of Intellectual Property Rights.

II) Prior Art Search

Prior Art Search is the first pre-requisite for filing a patent. Prior art in a nutshell is any information available in the public domain that concerns your invention. 

C-DAC will assist you in patent filing by carrying out a prior art Search for your invention.  At present this service comes absolutely free of cost for individual inventors, Government R&D laboratories, universities, colleges and academic institutions approved by UGC. Others such as companies, private laboratories may be charged based upon the estimated resource utilization. However C-DAC reserves the right to provide any one or more services available free or for fee to any person.

Interested inventors/scientists should submit a brief/abstract of their invention preferably with keywords. Prior art search will be carried out on databases including USPTO, WIPO, EPO; limited literature search available on the database subscribed by C-DAC may also be carried out. The prior art search report encompasses unique feature mapping with respect to patents/published applications for ascertaining novel features set in a given invention.

This will be a preliminary search report. Inventors/scientists are advised to carry out a detailed search, if they deem it necessary.

III) Invention Analysis 

Invention or patent analysis is carried out for the claims of patent applications in the ICTE domain being filed at Indian Patent Office or inventions for which complete Patent specification is ready. A detailed analysis of the claims can reveal the extent of overlap with the prior art documents and in coming out with the best solution.  

A unique feature of our invention analysis is the ‘anticipatory remarks’ giving an indication that the invention may be objected under non patentable sections of Indian Patent Act also. This helps the inventors to realign their claim strategy for meeting the patentability requirements.     

Currently, this service is offered free of cost to Individual inventors, Govt R&D laboratories, universities, colleges and academic institutions approved by UGC. Others like companies, private laboratories may be charged based upon the estimated resource utilization. However C-DAC reserves right to provide any one or more services available free or for fee to any person. Free service can be stopped/withdrawn or converted into paid service from any date without any notice.

2) Web Support

In Web Support, users can ask their queries related to the portal.

e.g. How to register on the portal?

How to recover the forgotten password?

How to renew subscription on the portal?