Patenting at IISc


The office of IPTeL acting as the gateway to filing for intellectual property protection and technology licensing, also ensures that the value of the knowledge being generated at the Institute is leveraged, by responsible licensing, for the benefit of the Institute and thereby to the society at large. IPTeL strives to enable rapid filing of IP, so that it does not unduly delay the submission of results to academic journals.

Basic portfolio index (1996-2016):

  • Total number of patents filed: 717
    1. Active patents: 475
    2. Granted patents: (70(Indian) + 81(Foreign))
    3. Lapsed patents: 242

  • Total number of Indian and Foreign patents filed: 717
    1. Indian : 440
    2. Foreign: 277

  • Total number of patents filed: Year wise break-up (1996-2016)

  • Division wise break-up of number of disclosures filed & submitted (1996-2016)

  • IP filing status for the year 2016

  • Division wise break-up of number of disclosures filed & submitted for the year 2016


In addition to facilitating patenting activities, IPTeL also works towards enhancing industry-IISc collaboration for improved technology transfer via licencing. Licensing patents can pave the way for additional revenue to flow into IISc. The nascent IPTeL generated a revenue of Rs. 70 lakhs in 2015.


Examples of recent patents from IISc


Optical nanosensor for early detection of pheromones of the olive fruit fly(Prof. Santanu Bhattacharya, Department of Organic Chemistry)






Patient transfer apparatus to help patients move from one movable platform to another without altering the posture of, or touching the subject (Prof. B. Gurumurthy, Centre for Product Design and Management)






Electric gradient augmented water filtration (Dr. Sanjiv Sambandan, Instrumentation and Applied Physics)










Aqueous electrolyte based electrochemical test cell apparatus for in situ X-ray diffraction study of aqueous batteries (Prof. A. K. Shukla, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit)







IISc Patent Activity Summery


Status of IISc Patents

The data above is provisional.