Shoolini University reaches milestone and files 1,000 patents: The Tribune India
Solan, March 31
Shoolini University has passed the milestone of filing 1,000 patents. This record has been reached in the space of six years since the establishment of the university’s Intellectual Property (IP) department in 2016.
To mark the occasion, a 1,000 patent deposit plaque was issued by Padma Shri Prof RC Sobti, Former Vice Chancellor of Punjab University, Prof. PK Khosla, Chancellor of Shoolini University, Prof. Atul Khosla, Vice Chancellor of Shoolini University and Prof. Kamal Dev, Director IP Right (IPR) at Shoolini University.
There is a dedicated team of biologists, engineers and intellectual property lawyers who are actively involved in filing patent applications on behalf of the university with Indian Patent Office, Indian Patent Office, author, Industrial Design Office of India and Trademark Office of India.
The Chancellor, Professor PK Khosla, expressed the hope that this would encourage others to take up research. Professor Atul Khosla described it as “an incredible achievement and we will work at the grassroots level to serve society.” He also congratulated the staff of the university for this achievement.
Professor Kamal Dev said this achievement will encourage others to file more patents. It was a step towards the call made by the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor – “one student, one patent”.
Out of 1000 patents, 549 are process patents and two process patents have been granted. Some of the important areas of patents are nanotechnology, multidrug resistance, water purification, new antimicrobial compounds, anticancer molecules, fermented foods and wine, robotics, herbal medicines, new drug delivery systems medicines, a new approach to wastewater treatment, solar energy, automobiles, new construction technologies, safety equipment, biopesticides, agricultural machinery and agricultural management.