National IP Awards 2015 is ON. Yes, the CGPDTM (Indian Patent office) publicly calls for the potential applicant! The National Intellectual Property (IP) Awards is to recognize and reward creation/innovation and commercialization of IP who have contributed to harnessing the country’s intellectual capital and creating an eco-system that boosts creativity and innovation. The awards are intended to encourage the innovation and management of intellectual property portfolio in such a manner that it influences the success of a business, whether large or small, in different industry segments. This year, following are the nine categories: i. Top Indian Academic institution for Patents ii. Top R & D institution/organisation for Patents iii. Top Indian Public Limited Company / Private Limited Company / Indian subsidiary of a transnational corporation for Patents iv. Top Indian Private Company (MSME) for Patents v. Best Commercialisation of Patent(s) based product(s)/Process(es) in India vi. Top Individual for Patents vii. Top Organization for Trade Marks viii. Top Organization for Designs ix. Top individual for Design Each award will carry a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/- and a citation. Note: The awardees of the National Intellectual Property Awards 2013 & 2014 are not eligible for this award. For more information and/or to download the application form please visit IPO website (or click here) REF: Indian Patent Office (and Thanks!) The Author is a Patent consultant from MR Technollect Solutions (www.MRTechnollect.com).