IIPRD, in support of Khurana and Khurana, Sughrue Mion, and other Supporting Partners, is planning to conduct a National Level Patent Drafting Competition (NPDC) with the goal of spreading a strong and wide awareness on patent issues whilst also seeking to enable practitioners understand the quintessential sine qua nons of patent drafting.
The best part ? SpicyIP readers get a whole 50% discount on the participation fees (Rs. 550/- instead of 1100/-) !!
Please find the details of the NPDC mentioned below :
Modus-Operandi of Conducting NPDC:
Step 1: On 1’st September 2015, 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. The Patent Drafing Competition would be active till 20’th September 2015, within which timeframe, 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: Drafted Patent Application can be sent to [email protected] 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 20’th September 2015.
Step 3: In order to enable only serious participants to submit their Applications/Specifications, a Participation Fees of Rs. 1100/- is to be submitted by each Participant, which can either be paid by means of Bank Transfer (Bank Name: IIPRD, Account No. 19620210002476, UCO Bank, Greater Noida Branch, IFSC Code:UCBA0001962) or through Cheque/DD in favor of “IIPRD”. The Draft should reach IIPRD’s Office (E-13, UPSIDC Site IV, Behind Grand Venice, Greater Noida, 201310) by 20’th September 2015. 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.
Winner Declaration and Prize Amounts:
Step 4: On 25’th of September 2015, two winners for each technology domain (total of 6 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 accurary 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.
Step 5: On 8’th October 2015, prize distribution at Hotel Hilton Mumbai at 1700hrs onwards shall take place during the annual International Pharmaceutical/Biotech Symposium being organised by IIPRD, wherein the first winner for each technology domain would be given a Prize of Rs. One Lakh Only (Rs. 100000/-), and the second winner for each technology domain would be given a Prize of Rs. Fifty Thousand Only (Rs. 50000/-). All winners would also be invited to the symposium on 8’th October 2015 as honoured guests, and shall also be given suitable Certificates, however the travel cost and stay, if required by the winners to join the prize distribution, shall be borne by them personally. In case coming over to the Conference is not possible for the Winners, the amount can be alternatively be credited directly to their accounts. All Participants would also be given Participation Certificates for the Competition.
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 (www.iiprd.com, www.khuranaandkhurana.com): 1’st September 2015
- Payment of participation fees (by Bank Transfer/DD/Cheque): 20’th September 2015
- Submission of Patent Application Drafts: 20’th September 2015
- Announcement of Winners: 25’th September 2015
- Prize/Certificate Distribution: 8’th October 2015
For any query/question, please feel free to write to [email protected], and/or call 0120-4296878/2342010 and speak with Ms. Meenakshi Khurana.