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Intellectual property (IP) protection plays a key role in gaining an advantageous position in the competitive technological game for achieving economic growth. The Indian R&D, with ample technical manpower and good R&D infrastructure base, has the intellectual prowess to create intellectual property. However, the R&D agencies, especially in the publicly funded research institutions including academia, would need information, facilities and capacities to protect IPs thus created. As a first step in this direction a Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC) was set up by Department of Science and Technology under Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) in 1995 with the following objectives:


  •  Introducing patent information as a vital input in the process of promotion of R&D programmes
  • Providing patent facilities to scientists and technologists in the country for Indian and Foreign patents on a sustained basis.
  • Keeping a watch on developments in the area of IPR and make important issues known to policy makers, scientists, industry etc.
  • Creating awareness and understanding relating to patents and the challenges and opportunities in this area including arranging workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.

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List of Shortlisted Candidates for WOS-C Seventh Batch

Written Exam of WOS-C on October 14, 2012 at the four centres Delhi, Pune, Chennai and Kharaghpur

ADMIT CARDS for the Written Exam will be available soon

Online Applications invited for the 7th Batch of Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-C) for one year training on IPR. (Start date: January 04, 2012)
Last Date for submission of Applications: February 03, 2012.

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Contact Us

Head, PFC
TIFAC, Vishwakarma Bhavan
'A' wing, Shaheed Jeet Sing Marg, New Delhi.-110016
Phone: +91- 11- 26967458, 42525808