Intellectual Property Management

Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer facilitates and manages the Intellectual Property activities of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. FITT receives the information, carries out analysis and due diligence and processes the invention disclosures for formal IP registration, as per IIT Delhi norms. The actual filings, prosecution and processing are however outsourced to professional IP law firms.

Categories of Intellectual Property

All Intellectual Property(IP) generated at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) can be protected in form of patents, copyright, designs and trademarks. Each of these differ from one another on basis of scope of protection.

i. Patents

Patent is a right conferred by Government of a Country for an invention to an inventor to exclude all others from making, using, or selling the invention within the territories of the Country, for a period of 20 years from the date of filing patent application.

ii. Copyright

Copyright is an exclusive right given to the creator to reproduce the work, prepare derivative works, distribute by sale or otherwise, and display or perform the work publicly.

iii. Trademark

A trademark is a word, name, symbol or device or any combination used by an organization or person to identify and distinguish its products from products of others. A trademark has a term of 10 years and is renewable.

iv. Design

An industrial design is a design which means only the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colours applied to any article whether in two dimensional or three dimensional or in both forms, by any industrial process or means, whether manual, mechanical or chemical, separate or combined which in finished article appeal to and are judged solely by the eye, but does not include any mode or principle of construction or anything which is in substance a mere mechanical device, and does not include any trademark

Differences between types of IP:

Protects Technology, product or process or both Logo, phrase Literary work, software Aesthetic look of product
Criteria Novel, non-obvious & industrial application Distinctive and non-deceptive Original New & original
Term 20 Years 10 Years AGE + 50/60 Years 10 Years +5 Years

What FITT does?

  • IP analytics and due diligence
  • Facilitating Drafting & Filing, Prosecution & Maintenance
  • IP Audits
  • Documentation
  • Techno-legal support
  • IP Awareness Sessions

Process for IP filing for IITD Inventors

IDF Submission
Submission of invention disclosure form for filing of Intellectual Property Rights by faculty member (main inventor)
Initial Review
Initial review of the disclosure forms by FITT to check for the basic details/ information provided
Checking For MoU/NoC
Checking MoU/NoC in case of any involvement by external party/sponsoring agency/Joint Applicant/Inventors from organizations other than IIT Delhi
Assessement and Search Report
Assessment of Invention disclosure and preparation of search report by FITT
Response to Search Report
Seeking necessary clarification from inventors on the findings of the search report
Invention Details
Upon receiving satisfactory response from the inventors, detailed write-up and necessary informtion of the invention sought from the inventors

Case processed for necessary approvals by the Competent Authority

For filing Foreign IP/PCT, the cases have to be recommended by expert committee.

Assignment to Law Firm
Case assigned to empanelled law firm for further processing
Application filed and the priority date secured for the IP
Prosecution and Maintenance

Application prosecuted till grant/registration by seeking timely inputs from the inventors

Upon grant/registration, case maintained further based on its merit, commercial potential etc.

Payment Process
Payments for IP related activities processed as decided for the case

Disclosure forms for filing a Patent / Trademark/ Design and Copyright application through FITT:

In case, an IP has been filed without FITT’s involvement (directly by faculty member or by associated organizations), the information for the same has to be provided for Institute records (Please click here – Link to document for download)

Latest Filed IP

IP filed during January – December 2022

IP filed during January – December 2021

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