Patent Information Centre – Kerala (PIC-Kerala)

Patent Information Centre (PIC – Kerala) was established in KSCSTE in May, 2003. PIC-Kerala has been functioning as a satellite centre of Patent Facilitating Centre/ TIFAC, Dept. of Science & Technology, Government of India. The major objective of PIC-Kerala is to create awareness about Intellectual Property Rights among the people in the State from different walks of life through awareness Seminars/ Workshops/ Lectures/ Talks/ Exhibitions and Publications. The Centre also facilitates the filing of patent applications from the State by conducting prior art patent database search free of cost. The centre aims to increase the intellectual property output of the State through awareness generation.

TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR IPR SEMINARS /WORKSHOPS

Patent Information Centre – Kerala provides technical and financial assistance to the Government Organizations/ Departments/ Universities / R&D Institutions / Educational Institutions and well established Non Governmental Organizations/ Professional Bodies, for organizing Seminars/ Workshops on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The objective of such programmes are to create awareness on the various aspects of IPR especially Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Designs, Geographical Indications, Patenting  System in India, Patent searching and filing procedures, etc., among the Scientists, Researchers, Students, Faculty, Industrialists, Entrepreneurs, Grass root Innovators and General Public. The maximum financial assistance provided for organizing a one day Seminar/Workshop is Rs. 50,000/- and for a two day Programme is Rs.75,000/-.   
HOW TO APPLY

Please download the Terms and Conditions  and Application format (Word format),fill them up and send the hard copy to

The Director,

Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment,

Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004

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TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR FILING PATENTS
Patent Information Centre – Kerala provides technical support for filing patents by conducting prior art patent database search to determine the patentability status of the inventions, free of cost and generating the search reports. In order to provide technical and legal assistance to the inventors for drafting and filing Patents, KSCSTE has appointed an official Patent Attorney. Also, for providing services related to Copyrights, Trademarks, Designs, GI, etc, KSCSTE has empanelled four firms as the Attorneys of KSCSTE. 
The patentable inventions from Organizations/ Departments/ Universities/ R&D Institutions and Educational Institutions will be facilitated the filing of Patents through Patent Facilitating Centre/ TIFAC, DST, Govt. of India, free of cost. 
HOW TO APPLY
Please download the Patent Facilitation Form (Word format), fill it up and send hard copy to
The Director,
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment,
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004
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OFFICIAL PATENT ATTORNEY OF KSCSTE
M/s Krishna and Saurastri Associates, Bangalore 
PANEL OF ATTORNEYS FOR PROVIDING SERVICES RELATED TO OTHER IPs
M/s K&S Partners, Bangalore
M/s Gopakumar Nair Associates, Mumbai
M/s Lex Orbis, New Delhi
M/s Krishna and Saurastri Associates, Bangalore 
PUBLICATIONS OF PIC-KERALA 
PIC Newsletter (Quarterly) 
Booklet on IPR
Pamphlet on IPR
Journal of Traditional and Folk Practices ( Bi annual)
 
Dr. Ajit Prabhu V.

Joint Director & Nodal Officer, Patent Information Centre – Kerala,

Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment,
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004.
Tel: 0471–2543234, 0471 – 2548252, 2548315, Fax: 0471 – 2543234 (D), 0471 - 2540085

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Council (M) Order No. 162/2018/KSCSTE dated 07.07.2018

OTHER DOWNLOADS

For more details regarding schemes and activities of Patent Information Centre – Kerala, visit the website www.patentcentre.kerala.gov.in