Sixth International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC)

IIPRD, along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K), is happy to announce that we are back with the Sixth International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC) 2022. This initiative of IPDC comes with an earnest effort by IIPRD and K&K to promote the development of Patent Drafting as a Skill Set and encourage more and more technical people to take up Patent Drafting as a Professional Competency, along with identifying and encouraging Top Patent Drafters in Country.

What is IPDC, its Purpose and Mandate

IPDC is a 6 year old Initiative of IIPRD, and its sister Law Firm Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) to bring about greater awareness and respect for Intellectual Property (IP) Issues, particularly for Patents, which have, over time, become more relevant to the Indian Ecosystem than ever. With rising Patent Litigation in India, quality of patents and the scope provided thereby is a crucial aspect that is evaluated / scrutinized by the Courts/Appellate Boards. Furthermore, gone are the times when Indian Companies, Universities, and Individuals were only looking forward to creating Defensive Patent Portfolios in India, wherein entities are nowadays looking towards building an aggressive portfolio with sustainable commercial value. More and more PCT and Convention Applications are being filed each month/year by Indian Applicants with around 40-60 Indian Priority Taking PCT Applications being published each week. Most of these patents are filed with an objective of either Licensing, or Enforcement, or In- House Commercialization, and hence quality of patent drafting including claim drafting, scope of protection accorded, variety of embodiments presented, support in the specification, limitations provided, among other aspects is crucial to Patent Applications.

This initiative of IPDC comes with an earnest effort by IIPRD and K&K to promote the development of Patent Drafting as a Skill Set and encourage more and more technical people to take up Patent Drafting as a Professional Competency, along with identifying and encouraging Top Patent Drafters in Country.

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Modus-Operandi of Conducting IPDC

Step 1: On 1'st September 2022, IIPRD and K&K, on their websites (www.iiprd.com and www.khuranaandkhurana.com), would put forth two Invention Disclosures (describing two inventions), one each in the domain of Life Sciences and Engineering. The Patent Drafting Competition would be active till 19'th September 2022, within which time frame, Eligible Participants would need to write Complete Patent Applications/Specifications (along with Drawings, if applicable) complying with Indian Patent Act for a technical domain of their choice (1 Patent Application per Participant).

Step 2: In order to enable only serious participants to submit their Applications/Specifications, a Participation Fees of Rs. 500/- is to be submitted by each Participant, which can either be paid by means of Bank Transfer, PayTM/GooglePay (to 9810617992), or through Cheque/DD in favour of "IIPRD". The Draft should reach IIPRD's Office by 19'th September 2022. Each fee submission should be accompanied with the Name, Address, and Contact Details of the Participant so that Participation Certificate can be sent at the given Address to Each Participant.

Step 3: Drafted Patent Application can be sent to competition@iiprd.com or can be sent in Hard Copy to Physical Office of IIPRD, which is at "E-13, UPSIDC Site IV, Behind Grand Venice, Greater Noida". In either of the ways, the patent application draft has to be received by IIPRD on or before 19'th September 2022.

Winner Declaration and Prize Amounts

On 30'th of September 2022, three winners would be announced on the website of IIPRD, K&K, and its affiliates/associates, wherein the winners would be decided based on a combination of numerous factors such as flow of the specification, scope covered through embodiments, claim drafting strategy, and accuracy of technical coverage. The evaluation would be done collectively by representatives from each International Law Firm and Khurana & Khurana, IP Attorneys, coordinated by IIPRD. Their collective decision on selection of the winners would be final and shall not be open to change in any manner. The prize money for the first, second and third winners will be INR 1,00,000, 50,000, and 25,000 respectively.

Eligibility Criteria

Any Practitioner having a Technical/Science Background is eligible to Participate in the Competition. For instance, the Participant could be a student, a practicing Attorney, an in-house counsel, a scientist, a faculty, or any other stakeholder having a technical qualification.

Important Dates to Remember:
Invention Disclosure on K&K and IIPRD website
01 Sept 2022
Payment of Participation Fees (INR 500)
19 Sep 2022
Submission of Patent Application Drafts
19 Sep 2022
Announcement of Winners
30 Sep 2022
Prize/Certificate Distribution
30 Sep 2022
Previous Year Winners

WINNERS LIST (2019)

Technical Domain
FIRST PRIZE (Rs. 1,00,000)
SECOND PRIZE (Rs. 50,000)
Pharmaceuticals
Hyacintha Lobo
K V Latha
Software/Electronics
Dechakka Chengappa S
Arya A Prasad
Mechanical
Avinash Chandran
Satish Jadhav

WINNERS LIST (2018)

Technical Domain
FIRST PRIZE (Rs. 1,00,000)
SECOND PRIZE (Rs. 50,000)
Pharmaceuticals
Mr. Priyank Purohit
(No other received draft met the evaluation threshold)
Software/Electonics
Mr. Vishal Gupta
Mr. Ramandeep Singh
Mechanical
Mr. Akshayamohan P.
Mr. Manjeet Kumar

WINNERS LIST (2017)

Technical Domain
FIRST PRIZE (Rs. 1,00,000)
SECOND PRIZE (Rs. 50,000)
Pharmaceuticals
Mr. Sandip K. Kale
Ms. Vidya Lakshmi
Mechanical
Mr. Om Rajput
Ms. Pooja Nair
Software
Ms. Punam Kaushik
Mr. Siddharth Sharma

WINNERS LIST (2016)

Technical Domain
FIRST PRIZE (Rs. 1,00,000)
SECOND PRIZE (Rs. 50,000)
Chemistry
Mr. Srinivas R. Tummuru
Ms. Kameshwari Sridhar
Mechanical
Mr. Anil Tripathi
Mr. Piyush Sharma
Electronics
Mr. Rahul Garg
Mr. Arundhati Nayudu

WINNERS LIST (2015)

Technical Domain
FIRST PRIZE (Rs. 1,00,000)
SECOND PRIZE (Rs. 50,000)
Chemistry
Ms. Kameshwari Sridhar
Mr. Srinivas Reddy
Mechanical
Mr. Ankur Goel
Ms. Anju Kenge
Electronics
Mr. Saurabh Chawla
Mr. Suraj Singh Attri

Payment Details

Please Forward Drafted Patent Application along with the Participation Fees:

For online payment or UPI connect with
Ms. Bhumika

Or

Transfer Participation Fee to our Bank; details are as Follow:
Account Holder: IIPRD
Bank: Axis Bank Ltd.
Branch: Alpha Commercial Belt – 1, Greater Noida
Bank Account Number: 917020069762436
Bank Address: G-04/05/06/07, G-17/18, F-03/04,
F-08, D-1, Alpha Commercial Belt – 1, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201308, India
MICR Code: 110211054
IFSC Code: UTIB0000624

Contact Details

Bhumika (IIPRD)
(M): +91-8920269831
(T): (120) 4296878, 4909201, 4516201
Email: competition@iiprd.com