"Gateway to Innovators from India and Europe using IPRs"

Background: Over the years Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) through its IPR Division is making substantial efforts to improve the infrastructure of IP and safeguarding IPRs in India so as to allow innovators to benefit from their inventions. It has been facilitating ICT innovators, SMEs and Technology Start-Ups in ICT&E domain through the following broad actions:

Creating IPR awareness and facilitating support

Providing Help-Desk and allied services for increased IPR creation

Development and provisioning of IPR support tools and technologies

Towards these objectives and providing support and for filing international patents in the ICTE domain MeitY has launched a scheme titled “Support for International Patent Protection in E&IT-II”SIP-EIT-II) in December 2014. The scheme is especially targeted to provide support to MSMEs and Startups trying to secure intellectual property rights on a global level and establish the competitive advantage. 

The mandate is to support~ 200 international ICTE patent applications from MSMEs and Startups. The scheme is for a period of 5 years up to 30/11/2019 with a total outlay of Rs 1846.62 Lakh. Reimbursement is limited to a total of Rs 15.0 Lakhs per invention or 50% of the total expenses incurred in filing and processing of patent application up to grant whichever is lesser.

USP of the SIPEIT scheme 

Providing financial support for international filing in Information Communication Technologies and Electronics sector

Reimbursement up to maximum of Rs 15 Lakhs per invention or 50 % of the expenses incurred in filing patent, whichever is less

The applicant can apply for the support at any stage of international patent filing. 

Facility to apply online 

One application for foreign filing in all countries for a particular invention is considered under the scheme

This is a pure grant subject to approval by MeitY and no stake in the supported patent is envisaged under the scheme

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