We are pleased to announce that the Institute of Intellectual Property Research and Development (IIPRD), along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) is organizing the Third International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC) from August 1 to August 20, 2017. SpicyIP readers interested in participating can enjoy a discount of 50% on the participation fee. They’ll be required to pay only INR 500 instead of INR 1000. For further details, please read the post below:
International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC) – 2017
IIPRD, along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) and its eminent foreign associates, Sughrue Mion, TIFAC, PAAI, SpicyIP, IBLJ and Lex Witness, 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.
Modus-Operandi of Conducting IPDC
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. The Competition would be active till 20th August 2017, within which timeframe, participants would need to write complete Patent Applications/Specifications (along with Drawings, if any).
Step 2: Drafted Patent Application can be sent to [email protected] or can be sent in hard copy to IIPRD’s, Greater Noida Office. In either way, drafted patent applications should be received by IIPRD on or before 20th August 2017.
Step 3: In order to enable serious participants to submit their specification, a small participation fee of INR 1000 (USD 50) is to be submitted by each participant, which can either be paid by means of bank transfer or though a DD or a cheque in favor of “IIPRD”. SpicyIP readers interested in participating are required to submit a fee of only INR 500 instead of INR 1000. The draft should reach IIPRD’s Office by 20th August 2017.
Winner Declaration and Prize Amounts
Step 1: On 1st September 2017, two winners for each technology domain would be announced on the websites of IIPRD and K&K.
Step 2: On 26th September 2017, during the 3-Days International Pharmaceutical Patent Conference being organized by IIPRD at Hotel Hilton (Andheri East) Mumbai, prize distribution of the winners would take place form 1700 hrs to 1800 hrs, wherein the first winner for technology domain would be given a prize of Rupees One Lakh Only (INR 100000) or USD 2000, and the second winner for each technology domain would be given a prize of Rupees Fifty Thousand Only (INR 50000) or USD 1000.
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 member, 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): 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: 26th September 2017
For any query/question, please feel free to write to [email protected], and/or call 0120-4296878/4909201 and speak with Mr. R. Srinivas.