IIT Kharagpur has received the National Intellectual Property Award conferred by Indian Intellectual Property Office. The Institute was awarded in the category of ‘Top Indian Academic Institution for Patents.’ Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Director of IIT Kharagpur received the award from Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India on April 26, 2016 in Delhi at a function jointly organised by the Indian Intellectual Property office and Confederation of Indian Industries for the celebration of World IP Day. "Out 100 Days 100 Patents efforts are now giving results" said Chakrabarti while congratulating his team.
Prof. Goutam Saha, Professor In-charge of Intellectual Property Rights at IIT Kharagpur, who was present on this occasion said, “To simplify the process of patent filing by students as well as professors, IIT Kharagpur has instituted an IP portal based submission for invention disclosures. This follows astrict internal evaluation along the line of four verticals as in Indian Patent Office. Patent clinics and workshops are conducted at regular interval within the institute. Besides technology transfer activities, there are sponsored projects and consultancy works that bank on the IP generated at IIT Kharagpur. The institute had maximum number of winners in recent editions of Gandhian Young Technology Innovation Awards and DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme.”
The Indian Intellectual property office confers national intellectual property awards on outstanding innovators, organisations and companies in the fields of patents, designs, trademarks, and geographical indications on the occasion of World IP Day every year. The National IP Award carries an amount of Rs 1,00,000, a citation and a memento.