New Delhi: In this calendar year-2019, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has filed 150 IPs or rights to intellectual property in the form of patents, designs etc. The institute has filed 20% more IPs for 2019 compared to 2018.
Both national and international patents have been filed by Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT), an industry-interface organization at IIT Delhi.
“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 have also initiated programs to foster increased student and faculty participation in deep technology start-ups that are backed by strong IP,” Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said.
Among the recently filed patents are 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 and process to produce fuel from e-waste. Other patents filed this year also include redesigned elbow implant that reduces bone loss during implantation, production of liquid hydrocarbons from plastic waste, method to improve shelf-life of raw milk among others, according to Anil Wali, Managing Director, FITT.