Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has filed a record 107 IPRs (Intellectual Property Rights) in the calendar year 2022. This marks the second consecutive year the institute has filed the highest IPRs (107) in the institute’s history.
Among the 107 IPRs filed, the different IPR prospects included 80 patents, 23 design registrations, 2 copyrights, and 1 trademark application along with 1 US patent application.
The patents included inventions from varied domains ranging from Nanotechnology to MedTech which includes several healthcare solutions such as drug delivery systems based on medical plants popularly used in traditional medicine for the healing of injured & diseased bones.
Other patents filed this year also included an Optimized Transgene for Ocular gene Therapy, disease-modifying drug combinations for the treatment of Osteoarthritis, and an electrochemical device for glucose detection, among others.
Prof Abhay Karandikar, Director, of IIT Kanpur said on Tuesday, “We’re delighted to continue the streak by filing 107 – 100+ IPRs in our institute’s history for two consecutive years. This bears testimony to the exponential growth the institute has been witnessing in R&D activities along with the diversification of research domains. Our faculty, researchers, and students are committed to engaging in fruitful deliberations that can result in impactful inventions with the potential to contribute to building an Atmanirbhar Bharat across sectors.”
The Institute has witnessed a tremendous rise in the number of IPRs granted in the calendar year. Among the 95 such granted patents, it includes a tactile haptic smartwatch for the blind and visually impaired, water quality monitoring inventions like dry and compact water purification vessel, E.coli water testing kit, and a solar energy-based Root Zone Heating system and Vermi-Bed method for plants in high altitude areas, to name a few.
IIT Kanpur’s supportive policy framework plays a vital role in the successful filing of IPRs. The IP & Technology Transfer Office, IIT Kanpur has not only been working with great synergy for achieving the maximum number of IPR filing, but has also facilitated increased technology transfer transactions, and dissemination technologies from the institute laboratory to the assembly line of industries in the form of products.
IIT Kanpur’s latest technology transfer of “Bhu-Parikshak” – a soil testing device, took the limelight after being awarded the STEM Impact Awards 2022 for impactful technology transfer creating a socio-economic impact.
The Institute has not only witnessed a consecutive century of patents in a calendar year but has also reached a gross total of 917 IPRs over the period of time. Relentless efforts from the institute in enriching the research and development pool of the nation and an aim to bring out impactful inventions at the grassroots level, have contributed to the overall growth in the IPR filing for IIT Kanpur.