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IIT-D files 150 patents in 2019 ranging from bulletproof clothes to 5G tech

"We have also initiated programs to foster increased student and faculty participation in deep technology start-ups that are backed by strong Intellectual Property," IIT Delhi Director said

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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From bulletproof clothing to air pollution mitigating device and process to produce fuel from e-waste, (IIT) here has filed 150 in 2019, a 20 per cent increase over previous year.

"We have also initiated programs to foster increased student and faculty participation in deep technology start-ups that are backed by strong Intellectual Property," Director Ramgopal Rao said.

"has filed 150 IPs in 2019 - a 20 pc increase over 2018 figures. Also, compared to last year, we have seen a four-fold increase in revenue from our IP licensing activities. We hope to maintain the momentum and set benchmarks in the country," he said.

Among the noted innovations at this year were,--- 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; process to produce fuel from e-waste; redesigned elbow implant that reduces bone loss during implantation; production of liquid hydrocarbons from plastic waste; method to improve shelf-life of raw milk; method to improve (up-link time synchronization and data rate) 5G wireless communication and a device to mitigate indoor air-pollution.

First Published: Thu, December 26 2019. 19:15 IST