In A Tech Push For Self-reliant India, Iit-k Files 107 Patents | Kanpur News

Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has filed 107 patents in the calendar year 2021, making it the highest number of intellectual property rights (IPR) ever filed by the institute by breaking its earlier record of 76 patents filed in 2019. This accomplishment was achieved despite the catastrophic impact of the second wave of Covid-19.
Among the 107 IPRs filed, the different IPR prospects included 62 patents, 15 design registrations, two copyrights and 24 trademark applications along with four US patent applications.
Director, IIT-Kanpur, Professor Abhay Karandikar said, “I am glad to share that IIT-Kanpur has not only crossed a century in terms of patent filing in 2021, but has also reached a gross total of 810 IPRs over the period of time.” The commercialization activities at IIT-Kanpur have witnessed a two-fold increase in revenues from IP licensing.

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