Intellectual Property Rights Management Policy
Establishment of Patent Cell:
The Patent cell will assist the University to manage its intellectual property (IP), provide
services for IP patenting, copyright and licensing to all Schools/Centers of the University.
The Cell will assist the University to file patent applications in India/abroad and execute
other documents viz. execute license, and material transfer agreements; enter into
confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. The cell will also assist the investigators on
technology mapping/ technology scanning of important projects being undertaken. Financial
Support to establish IPM cell would initially be provided out of the University funds.
Additionally, the patent filing costs could be met from any of the following sources:
- Patent Cell’s resources
- Paid by the inventor through project grants,
- Through external agencies like NRDC, TIFAC, BCIL etc. Some of the funding agencies
sanction grants only on the condition that the technology developed as a result of
the project funded by them will belong to them. In that case the inventor has to
follow the conditions laid down by the funding agency.
To facilitate faculty and researchers of the University for patent filing and searches, GI
registration, Copyrights, Industrial design, Electronic circuit copyrights, New drugs, New
Plant Varieties NPV, etc. Building up capacity of subject specific patent landscaping has
been envisioned. The patent Cell will assist the University to file patent applications in
India/abroad and execute other documents; execute license, and material transfer
agreements; enter into confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.
The Patent cell will have the following organizational structure.
Composition of Committee
- Dean Research and Development (Chairman)
- Dean Academic
- Dean Doctoral Research
- Dean, Sciences
- Dean of Faculty Concerned
- Finance officer or nominee:
- Registrar or his nominee:
Hiring of Patent Attorneys: As per University policy
Universities the world over have acknowledge the claims of academic creators to have some
share in the income derived from the technology transfer. The revenue received as a result
of patents in the form of cash royalties and/or equity shall be distributed in such a manner
as to encourage technology development and itstransfer.
Proposed Benefit Sharing - The benefits received by the University on account of
technology transfer in a year shall be shared between the Inventor/inventor’s team as per
University rules & regulations in the following manner.
||Money received upto 30% of the gross salary of individuals (Basic + DA)
||No Sharing (with the University)
||Money received beyond 30% and upto the gross salary
||80:20 between the inventor’s team and the University
||Money received beyond gross salary
||50:50 between the inventor’s team and the University
Conflict of Interest and its Settlement
If an inventor has a grievance about the University's handling of intellectual property,
he/she can take the benefit of the Grievance Redressal Mechanism already existed in the
Awareness and other activities
- To disseminate knowledge on patents, patent regime in India and abroad and registration aspects
- To impart training patent filing processes and organize seminars and presentations
to expose participants to the basic concept of IPR and its strategic role in Indian
context through interactions with experts.
- To encourage faculty members and scholars to go for patentable works
- To sign MoUs with National and International organizations for global visibility of
Integral patents. For instance, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC),
an autonomous unit of Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science
and Technology, GOI facilitates commercialization of patents and provides the