Academic institutes take lead in submitting patents

Vijay C Roy

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 11

Three Punjab-based tutorial institutes have been among the many prime 5 throughout the nation in submitting patents final 12 months. Though submitting of the patent doesn’t imply it is going to be granted, nonetheless, it signifies the rising consciousness about Intellectual Property Rights among the many college students.

According to Patseer — a patent search and evaluation software program — Lovely Professional University (LPU) filed 334 patents in 2019. The college claims it has set a report for submitting the best variety of patents by any single academic institute in a 12 months. The break-up of the patents reveals that nearly half of them have been associated to industrial IoT 4.0, and the remaining have been throughout sectors corresponding to inexperienced vitality, agriculture, setting and pharma. Chandigarh Group of Colleges filed 68 purposes whereas Chandigarh University filed 60 purposes.

LPU chancellor Ashok Mittal mentioned, “We have tried to offer the best possible facilities and infrastructure to our students and faculty. We recently started filing international patents under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), administered by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), to get our research work acknowledged globally. We hope to make a sizeable contribution to India’s innovation capital in the years to come.”

He mentioned the college has invested over Rs 100 million previously 5 years to construct prime quality analysis capabilities and world-class labs to facilitate analysis.

The others in top-five checklist are Amity University with 99 purposes and GH Raisoni College of Engineering with 55 purposes.

Among the main company homes, Tatas prime the checklist with 347 purposes, adopted by BHEL (202) and Robert Bosch GmbH (174).

Every 12 months, round 50,000 patents are filed within the nation and the method takes at the very least three years to grant a patent.

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