The Government has launched a campaign namely Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness Campaign (KAPILA) for Intellectual Property Literacy and creating patent awareness on 15th October, 2020. 

The objectives of the scheme include creating awareness regarding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Higher Education Institutions(HEIs), enabling of IP protection of inventions originating from faculty and students of HEIs, development of Credit Course on IPR, training program on IPR for faculty and students of HEIs and sensitization and development of vibrant IP filing system.  So far, total 46,556 users have been registered for KAPILA.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Education Ministry, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on 4th Feb.2021.

Last month, according to a study by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, stated that demand for global patents remains strong despite the pandemic according to IFI CLAIMS Patent Services which just published its annual analysis of the world's patent leaders.

In December, Prof Chandra Shekhar Sharma from IIT Hyderabad filed patent for the technology which can reduce payload mass & launch costs of planetary missions and even demonstrated the technical feasibility of Lithium- CO2 battery in simulated Mars atmosphere for the first time.

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