International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC) – 2017

International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC) – 2017

IIPRD, along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) and its eminent foreign associates, is organizing its Third International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC) as an earnest initiative with a sincere objective of spreading awareness of patent drafting as a skill across technology domains, and for helping practitioners, colleagues, and stakeholders understand various intricacies of patent drafting as a skill and learn from each other as to nitty-gritties involved therein.

About IIPRD:

IIPRD is a premier Intellectual Property Consulting and Commercialization/Licensing Firm with a diversified business practice providing services in the domain of Commercialization, Valuation, Licensing, Technology Transfer and Due-Diligence of Intellectual Property Assets along with providing complete IP and Patent Analytics and Litigation Support Services to International Corporates and Global IP Law Firms.

About IPDC:

This initiative of IPDC comes with an earnest effort by IIPRD and its associates and leading sister Law Firm Khurana & Khurana, IP Attorneys (K&K) to promote 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.

How IPDC will be conducted?

Step 1: On 1st August 2017, IIPRD and K&K, on their websites (www.iiprd.com and www.khuranaandkhurana.com), would put forth Three Invention Disclosures (describing three Inventions), one each in the domain of Electronics/ Hi-Tech, Mechanical, and Chemistry/Pharmaceuticals. Participants would need to write Complete Patent Applications/Specifications (along with Drawings, if any).

Step 2: Drafted Patent Application can be sent to Competition@iiprd.com or can be sent in Hard Copy to IIPRD's, Greater Noida Office.

Step 3: In order to enable serious participants to submit their specification, a small Participation Fees of INR 1000 (USD 50) is to be submitted by each participant".

Eligibility:

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 Disclosures on IIPRD/K&K Websites: 1st August 2017

  • Submission of patent drafts along with participation fees (by Bank Transfer/DD/Cheque): 20th August 2017

  • Announcement of Winners: 1st September 2017

  • Prize/Certificate Distribution: 28th September 2017(to be confirmed soon


Prize Amounts:

  • The first winner for technology domain would be given a price of Rupees One Lakh Only (INR 100000) or USD 2000

  • The second winner for each technology domain would be given a prize of Rupees Fifty Thousand Only (INR 50000) or USD 1000.


Contact Details:

For any query/question, please feel free to write to competition@iiprd.com, and/or call 0120-4296878/2342010 and speak with Mr. R. Srinivas.