TCS wins best patents award for fourth time; two awards for Godrej & Boyce and Prantae Solutions
Fifth edition of CII Industrial Intellectual Property Awards were conferred on 11 companies on Wednesday for best portfolios in Patents, Design and Trademarks. There were separate awards for large, medium, small sized companies and start-ups in two broad categories of Engineering and Life Science. The awards were given at 5thInternational IPR Conference, jointly organized by CII, Intellectual Property Office India and Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Tarde. The theme of the conference was Innovation and IP led Technology for a $5 Trillion Economy.
CII Industrial Intellectual Property Awards aim at recognition and celebration of enterprises which have embraced IP generation and protection to fuel their business and economic growth. The purpose of these awards is to encourage organizations to foster a culture of IP and its commercialization, bring the achievements of enterprises in public domain, set up linkages with academic and research institutions in India and abroad, inform the government about IP-driven enterprises and engage such enterprises in policy making exercises.
Each award carried a trophy and a certificate. Awardees were selected after two rounds of evaluation by an eminent jury which was chaired by Dr Raghunath Anand Mashelkar, Former Director General, CSIR.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Dr Mashelkar stressed upon the need to bring more and more companies within the framework of this exercise so that there is greater awareness of the benefits of creating intellectual property. It was not sufficient merely to create intellectual property but also actively explore its commercialization, he said. IP creation without any tangible benefits in the form of new products or services was not of much use, he added.
Winners of this year’s CII Industrial IP Awards include companies which are at the forefront of creation and commercialization of IP. These include multinational giants such as Tata Consultancy Services, Godrej & Boyce and UPL.
Among the start-ups category, there were five awards this year — two in engineering and three in life science. The winner of best patents portfolio award in start-ups engineering – SigTuple — had won this award in 2018 also. The winner of the best trademark award in this category – City Explorers — has made its debut this year. Ditto for Shashvi Remedies in the life science category, which won this award for the first time. Prantae Solutions, which has won both trademarks and design awards in start-ups life science, was a winner in 2018 also.
In the small enterprise category, the jury could select only one company for award, in life science – Chemical Resources which won it for its patents portfolio, for the first time. There was no award in trademarks and design among small enterprises, life science and none in engineering either.
The medium enterprise segment saw one award each in life science and engineering. The company which won the award for its patents portfolio in engineering was RDL Technologies which was first-time winner while Vyome Therapeutics in life science had won this award in 2018 also.
Among the large enterprises there were six awards with two each going to Godrej & Boyce and UPL. Tata Consultancy Services won the best patents awards for fourth time. Godrej & Boyce won the trademarks as well as the design category awards and Mahindra & Mahindra also won it for its trademarks portfolio. UPL won the CII Industrial IP Award for the first time, in two categories – patents and trademarks – among large enterprises, life science.
Winners of CII Industrial Intellectual Award 2019
The Best Patents Portfolio, Start-ups in the Engineering category is SigTuple Technologies Private Limited
The Best Trademarks Portfolio, Start-ups in the Engineering category is City Explorers Private Limited
The Best Patents Portfolio, Start-ups in the Life Science category is Shashvi Remedies Private Limited
The Best Trademarks & Design Portfolio, Start-ups in the Life Science category is Prantae Solutions Private Limited
The Best Patents Portfolio in Small Enterprise in the Life Science category is Chemical Resources
The Best Patents Portfolio in Medium Enterprise in the Engineering category is RDL Technologies Private Limited
The Best Patents Portfolio in Medium Enterprise in the Life Science category is Vyome Therapeutics Limited
The Best Patents Portfolio in Large Enterprise in the Engineering category is Tata Consultancy Services
The Best Trademarks and Designs Portfolio in Large Enterprise in the Engineering category is Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited
The Best Trademarks Portfolio in Large Enterprise in the Engineering category is Mahindra and Mahindra Limited
The Best Patents &Trademarks Portfolio in Large Enterprise in the Life Science category is UPL Limited