The Objectives of the Centre:

The Centre was opened with the following objectives

1. Introduce patent information as a vital input in the process of promotion of R&D programmes.
2. Provide patenting facilities to scientists and technologists in the country for Indian and foreign patents on a sus
tained basis
3. Keep a watch on developments in the area of IPR and make important issues known to policy makers, scientists, industry etc.
4. Create awareness and understanding relating to patents and challenges and opportunities in this area including arranging workshops, seminars, conferences etc.
5. Register Geographical Indications of Himachal Pradesh.

The HPPIC is the nodal agency for identifying and filing the applications of Geographical Indications of Himachal Pradesh with the Registrar of Geographical Indications at Chennai. The Centre provides patent search facilities for Indian, U.S and European patents, databases on Indian patent applications filed and applications accepted which are open for opposition, are now available

Himachal Pradesh Patent Information Centre, State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, B-34, SDA Complex, Kasumpti Shimla-171009
State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, HP