The Indian Patent Office launched a new e-filing system in December 2012. According to a press release, this is an upgrade of the existing service which has been running since 2007. The new system integrates a number of new features, simplifies the procedure and eliminates transaction errors.
The launch of the new system is part of the Indian Patent Office's efforts to move towards a paperless office in the future. According to the press release, in 2012 almost one third of all applications were filed online, and the tendency is rising.