BIRAC in-house IP Cell conducts an IP due diligence for all the eligible proposals received under various public-private partnership funding schemes such as BIPP, CRS, BIG, SPARSH, BMGF, Wellcome Trust etc. BIRAC has set up an Intellectual Property Management and Technology Commercialization (IPM-TC) unit at DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Bio-Sciences and envisages setting up similar units in different institutes/universities.
Due to lack of support mechanisms for patent protection primarily lack of financial support, a large portion of innovations emanating from the Indian public institutes, in particular, from SMEs, have not made their way to the marketplace.
Keen with the sense to step up efforts to engage with India's thriving Biotech entrepreneurial ecosystem, BIRAC has started to provide assistance for Intellectual Property protection via “Patent Assistance Funding Scheme”. To implement the scheme, BIRAC has also empanelled technically competent, experienced and financially sound IP & Technology Transfer (TT) firms who could provide assistance for Patent search, filing, drafting and Commercialization of such technologies if required.
In order to enhance the proportion of Life science invention coming out of Public Institutes that can be translated, BIRAC has initiated technology mapping of DBT institutes. Apart from the various IP services, the IP cell also helps to formulate Patent policies of universities & organizations.
To promote the innovation ecosystem in India and also to enable the commercialization of the technology, BIRAC offers a wide range of IP and Technology Management services to SME’s, Start ups, Academia and also to Indian Biotech Industry.
1. Patent Searches
a. Patentability Search
b. Freedom-To-Operate Search/Clearance Search
c. Validity/Invalidity search
d. State of the Art search/Prior Art Search
2. Patent Drafting, Filing and Prosecution
3. Patent Analytics
a. Patent/Technology Landscaping
b. IP (Patent/Technology) Mapping
4. IP Policy Development and Process Set-up
5. Patent Portfolio Management
6. Technology Management offerings
a. Technology Evaluation
b. Technology Marketing
c. License Negotiation
7. IP and Technology Management awareness and capacity building programs