IIT Madras doubles international, Indian patents; 2,550 IP applications filed in 2023

IIT Madras has been granted 300 Indian and 105 international patents in the fiscal 2023.

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IIT Madras filed its first patent applications in January 1975. (Image: Official)IIT Madras filed its first patent applications in January 1975. (Image: Official)

Divyansh | February 21, 2024 | 12:24 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras) said 300 inventions and devices developed in the institute have been granted patents in 2023. This is around a 100% rise in patents granted during 2022, when 156 devices were granted the status. The number of international patents granted by the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)) has also increased from 58 in 2022 to 105 in 2023.

The university said 221 patents were filed in the current fiscal till December 2023, including 163 to Indian authorities and 63 international agencies.

Since the Institute’s inception, a total of about 2,550 intellectual property, including patent, applications have been filed both in the country (1,800) and abroad (750). Of these, 1,100 – around 900 in India and 200 International – are registered IPs or granted patents.

IIT Madras filed its first patent applications in January 1975, which was granted in May 1977. The total number of IP applications filed crossed 1,000 in the year 2016, 2000 in the year 2022 and 2,500 in the year 2023.

IIT Madras patents data

Types

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

Indian patent applications

157

131

124

120

169

221

Indian patents granted

19

41

105

131

156

300

International applications filed

37

69

80

68

58

105

International patents granted

28

15

9

10

22

18


IIT Madras has been granted patents in technologies such as wireless networks, advanced materials, robotics, additive manufacturing technology, engine advancements, assistive devices, advanced sensor applications, clean energy, aerospace applications, polymer material and thin films, catalysts, and biomedical applications. among many other emerging technologies.

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The office of Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research (ICSR) at IIT Madras coordinates the different aspects related to intellectual property and technology transfer. The centre collaborates with faculty, researchers and students and also has a dedicated legal cell.

IIT Madras V Kamakoti said, “As we are marching towards our 100th year of Independence, for Bharat to become a superpower it is very important to protect our ideas. In this direction, I congratulate the faculty and students and the Office of Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research (ICSR) who have put together a very comprehensive program, by which we have created a record in the number of patents filed.”

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