Indian Technology Congress Association
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Cell

The Make in India initiative was launched globally in September 2014, as part of the Government of India’s renewed focus on invigorating the country’s manufacturing sector. The landmark initiative has made a tremendous impact on the investment climate of the country, and reflects in the significant growth of overall Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
“Make in India” also seeks to facilitate job creation, foster innovation, enhance skill development and protect intellectual property. ..Welcoming the efforts undertaken by the government to promote IPR within India, the US Trade Representative’s annual Special 301 report, said initiatives such as “Make in India” and “Start-up India” have linked the realization of development goals to IPR creation and protection.
The IPR Cell at Indian Technology Congress (ITC) has created a consortium of Engineering Educational Institutions (EEIs) interested in foster innovation and creativity among young engineers to strengthen the patent filing process. Any EEI under the geographical jurisdiction of Patent Office, Chennai which cater to Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry, Telangana and Tamil Nadu states, and other part of India also can avail the services of ITC-Patent Cell. Interested EEIs can approach ITCA and can sign an MOU to get these benefits as an Institutional Members of ITCA.

Functions of IPR Cell at ITC

  • To identify and enrich the novelty/uniqueness of the projects through inventive steps of projects submitted for filing patents

  • To investigate the patentability of the projects/work through patent search

  • To assist or draft the patent applications with the help of Patent Attorneys and experts

  • If the work is novel and patentable then assisting the inventor(s) for filing patent on the work

  • To arrange sponsors and/or funding for filing patents in India and abroad through National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India

  • To assist from Proof of Concept (PoC) to Prototype and then commercialization of innovative product and/or process along with funding from Government/Professional Bodies/Private etc

  • To organize IPR awareness programs/workshops/seminars followed by Patent Clinic where the researchers/project fellows can interact with the experts in the fields regarding their problems.

IP Consultancy

IP Policy and Process Setup

Academia/R&D institutes and industries are at the forefront of knowledge creation and scientific activities. With Innovation as a central theme, NRDC will provide expert services in drafting or in formulating their innovation, technology transfer and IP policy of their respective organization.

IP Consultancy Services

NRDC committed to providing necessary consultancy services on all matters related to IPR to interested R&D organizations/academia and industries right from creating and protecting IP to its commercialization.

Technology Landscaping

NRDC helps stakeholders in technology landscaping analysis in which it helps to understand the market involving a particular technology, the latest development involving such technology. The study would helps stakeholders to take important decisions and strategies involving the R&D of a product processes, investing into certain areas of technology and identifying patent trends.

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Since its launch, the Government of India has taken several reform initiatives to create an enabling environment that has provided a push to manufacturing, design, innovation and entrepreneurship. With a growth rate of 7.5%, India has emerged as the fastest growing economy globally and it remains an oasis in the midst of a subdued economic landscape. The Prime Minister has given further impetus to India’s growth with several innovative initiatives such as “Digital India”, “100 Smart Cities” and “Skill India”.

The Make in India initiative, in particular, aims to make India an integral part of the global supply chain. Key focus sectors such as defence, railways, construction, insurance, pension funds and medical devices have all been rapidly opened up for Foreign Direct Investment. The Government of India has also taken up a series of measures to radically improve its ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking. With an objective to make the regulatory environment easy and simple for business to flourish, the Government has effectively used technology to converge and integrate different departments. 14 services are integrated within the ‘eBiz portal’, which will function as a single window portal for obtaining clearances from various government agencies.

Make in India has already created a strong impact with tangible results:

  • India is now 1st amongst the world’s fastest growing economies (Source: International Monetary Fund)
  • India is 1st amongst the world’s topmost Greenfield FDI destinations, January-June 2015 (Source: Financial Times, FDI Markets)
  • India is 1st amongst the 100 Countries in the growth, innovation and leadership index. (Source: Frost & Sullivan)
  • India is 1st amongst the world’s fastest growing economies in both 2016-2017. (Source: WESP Report 2016, United Nations)
  • India is the 1st choice for technological MNCs to set up R&D centres outside their home countries. (Source: Zinnow Management Consulting Report)
  • India is the 7th Most valued nation brand in the world. (Source: Brand Finance)
  • India is 1st amongst the world’s most attractive investment destinations. (Ernst & Young – 2015 India Attractiveness Survey)
  • India is now 1st amongst 110 investment destinations polled globally. (Foreign Policy Magazine, Baseline Profitability Index, 2015)
  • India is amongst the top 10 investment destinations. (Source: World Investment Report 2015, UNCTAD)
  • India’s rank jumped 12 places on the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ 2016 list. (Source: World Bank)
  • India moved 16 places on the Global Competitiveness Index 2015-16. (Source: World Economic Forum)
  • India has recorded 35% Growth in FDI Equity Inflows. (Source: Department of Industrial Policy & Research)

Advisory Committee of IPR Cell
Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA)

• Prof. R.M. Vasagam
Padma Shri Recipient Chairman – National Advisory Committee Former Vice Chancellor, Anna University and Eminent Scientist, ISRO, Vice President, ITCA
• Dr. L.V. Muralikrishna Reddy
President, Indian Technology Congress Association President, BRICS Federation of Engineering Organisations IEI Chair, Interdisciplinary Research, NDRF
• Dr. N. Mohandas,
Former Registrar, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and Advisor (Technical), MHRD, GoI
• Shri . O.P. Khanna
Director, Shilchar Technologies Chairman, Manipal Heart Foundation
• Prof. S. Mohan
Emeritus Professor and Faculty In-charge for Industry Affiliate Program CeNSE, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
• Dr. Muthukumaran Packirisamy
Member College Royal Society of Canada Professor and Concordia Research Chair, CONCORDIA University, Cannada
• Dr. S. Ravichandran
Vice Chancellor, St. Peter’s University, Chennai Founder Fellow Member, ITCA
• Dr. D.N. Reddy
Director - Engineering Staff College of India and Former Chairman, Recruitment & Assessment Centre, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt of India
• Prof. S. Sancheti
President, Manipal University, Jaipur
• Dr. M.P. Sukumaran Nair
Chairman, Public Sector Restructuring and Internal Audit Board & Former Special Secretary, Government of Kerala

• Dr. Wooday P. Krishna
National President, Indian Institution of Production Engineers (IIPE) and Founder Fellow Member, ITCA

• Dr. S. Parthan
Former Professor, IIT-Kharagpur

• Prof. (Dr.) M.R. Pranesh
Former Professor, IIT-Madras

• Dr. S.K. Prasad
Founder and Chairman National Academy of Management and Entrepreneurship Founder Fellow Member, ITCA
• Mr. K. Rajanikanth
Senior Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Council Member, IEI
• Dr. K. Ramachandra
Director, National Design and Research Forum, Former Director, GTRE Founder Fellow Member, ITCA
• Dr. E. Ranga Reddy
CEO & Founder, ENTI Innovations Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru & Council Member, IEI
• Dr. S.A. Sathyamurthy
Formerly with Honeywell, Bengaluru
• Dr. A. Azad
Professor, Dept of Manufacturing, Anna University, Chennai
• Dr. K. Gopalakrishnan
Chairman, Research and Development Committee, The Institution of Engineers (India), Council Member, IEI Secretary General, ITCA
• Dr. R. Venkatesan
Head, Ocean Observation Systems, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai Chairman, IPR Cell, IEI-KLC

Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA)
IPR Cell

The First International Patent from Russian Federation (Rospatent)

World’s First and Largest 3D Screen (16’6”) Video Simulator Ride having 20 Seats Built on 35’ Truck Chassis with Expandable Auditorium On Wheels India’s First Simulator Ride ON WHEELS Built on Multi-purpose Expandable Auditorium Designed and Developed by Dr. K. GOPALAKRISHNAN, Secretary General, ITCA

The First International Patent from Russian Federation (Rospatent) has been presented to Dr. K. Gopalakrishnan, Secretary General, ITCA, Chairman, R&D Committee, IEI & Dean (R&D)-NHCE and Dr. K. Ramachandra, Director, NDRF & Founder Fellow, ITCA for the “World’s First Expandable Mobile Auditorium On Wheels with 7D Simulator Built on 35’ Chassis having Largest 3D Screen (16’) and 20 Seats” fabricated at Bangalore, on the occasion of the Indian Technology Congress 2015 held at NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore on 29 July 2015

Russian Federation (Rospatent) International Patent No. 152801

Award for Filing Highest Number of Patents

Presented to New Horizon College of Engineering, Bangalore which has been Mentored by Indian Technology Congress Association

Dr. Marlene Kanga, President, World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) from Australia has presented an "Award for Filing Highest Number of Patents" to New Horizon College of Engineering (NHCE), Bangalore during 32nd Indian Engineering Congrats held at Hotel Le Royal Meridian, Chennai on 21 Dec 2017, Organized by the Institution of Engineers (India) which is the largest professional body in the World. Padmashri Prof. R. M. Vasagam, Vice President, ITCA and Dr. R. Venkatesan, Founder Fellow, ITCA and Chairman, IPR Cell, IEI, KLC both National Council Members of IEI look on.

Indian Patent Office: Annual Reports 2015-16 and 2014-15

Note: Year 2015-16
Industry: CSIR: 323; Samsung: 271; DRDO: 85 and ISRO: 25 etc
IIT Patents Counted by including All IITs together.
Amity University is Highest with 99 Patents Filed in 2015-16
Followed by Bharath University, Chennai: 65 and IISc, Bangalore is 46!

Note: ITCA IPR Cell actively encouraging and assisting the New Horizon College of Engineering (NHCE), Bangalore under the direct supervision of Secretary General, Dr. K. Gopalakrishnan has already Filed 118 Patents from 05 May 2017 to till 30 Nov 2017)


Note: Year 2014-15
Industry: CSIR: 323; Samsung: 315; DRDO: 98 and ISRO: 13 etc
IIT Patents Counted by including All IITs together.
Rajasthan Vidypeeth: 53 in 2014-15 is Highest followed by, IISc, Bangalore: 46, Amity University: 43