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IIT Delhi files 150 patents in 2019; highest ever in a year

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New Delhi:  Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has set a new benchmark in innovation and technology research. IIT Delhi has reinforced its image as an innovation engine by filing 150 Intellectual properties – IP (patents, designs etc.) in the calendar year 2019.

Both national and international patents have been filed by Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT), an industry-interface organization at IIT Delhi.

While lauding the FITT team on this achievement, Prof Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said: “IIT Delhi has filed 150 IPs in 2019 – a 20% increase over 2018 figures. Also, compared to last year, we have seen a four-fold increase in revenue from our IP licensing activities. We hope to maintain the momentum and set benchmarks in the country. At the Institute, we have also initiated programs to foster increased student and faculty participation in deep technology start-ups that are backed by strong IP”

In this regard, Dr Anil Wali, Managing Director, FITT gave a few examples of the recently filed patents:

  • A novel wearable device to measure pulse pressure
  • Bullet-proof clothing that enables transmission and reception of electronic signals
  • Water based method to produce Warfarin an anti-coagulant agent.
  • Process to produce fuel from e-waste
  • Redesigned elbow implant that reduces bone loss during implantation
  • Production of liquid hydrocarbons from plastic waste
  • Method to improve shelf-life of raw milk
  • Method to improve (up-link time synchronization and data rate) 5G wireless communication
  • A device to mitigate indoor air-pollution etc.

He also emphasized on FITT’s mission to be an effective outreach and interface platform to, inter alia, enable innovations, promote commercialization of science & technology and encourage research spin-offs.

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