IIT Kanpur files 107 intellectual property rights in 2022; highest in institute's history

IIT Kanpur has recorded a total of 107 intellectual property rights in 2022. IITK has reached a gross a total of 917 IPRs in its history.

IIT Kanpur. (Picture: Official Website)IIT Kanpur. (Picture: Official Website)

Ishita Ranganath | January 3, 2023 | 03:10 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) records a total of 107 intellectual property rights (IPRs) in 2022. This marks the second consecutive year the institute has filed the highest IPRs in the institute’s history.

Out of the 107 IPRs filled, 80 of them were patents, 23 design registrations, 2 copyrights and 1 trademark applications along with 1 US patent application. IITK has also reached a gross a total of 917 IPRs over the period of time.

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The patents included innovations from multiple domains ranging from nano technology to MedTech which includes several healthcare solutions such as drug delivery system based on medical plants popularly used in traditional medicine for the healing of injured and diseased bones. Optimized Transgene for an ocular gene therapy, disease modifying drug combinations for the treatment of osteoarthritis, an electrochemical device for glucose detection were a few of the patents filed by IIT Kanpur in 2022.

The granted patents included a tactile haptic smart watch 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 latest technology transfer of “Bhu-Parikshak” – soil testing device, took the limelight after being awarded the STEM Impact Awards 2022 for impactful technology transfer creating a socio-economic impact.

While speaking about the achievement, IIT Kanpur, director, Abhay Karandikar, said: “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 diversification of research domains. Our faculty, researchers and students are committed to engage in fruitful deliberations that can result in impactful inventions with the potential to contribute for building an Atmanirbhar Bharat across sectors.”

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