Patent Support Scheme

Kerala Government has proposed a new scheme called Patent Support Scheme, in which support are provided to student entrepreneurs who are able to secure a patent.

As per the Kerala Technology Startup Policy 2014 (https://keralastartupmission.wordpress.com/tag/kerala-technology-startup-policy/), the

cost of filing and prosecution of patent application will be reimbursed to the incubated startup companies subject to a limit of Rs. 2 lakh per Indian patent awarded.

For awarded foreign patents on a single subject matter, up to Rs. 10 lakh would be reimbursed. The reimbursement will be done in 3 stages during filing, prosecution and award.

Scheme Type

Target Audience : Entrepreneurs and Student Entrepreneurs

Nature of Support : Monetary

Point of Contact for patent Details:

Mr. Krishnakumar M

Mail ID: patent@startupmission.in

Contact number : 9961822685

Eligibility

• Startups/ Student entrepreneurs in the Kerala state, securing the patent.

• Since there are not too many student proposals being received, it has approved in the startup policy that the scheme may be opened to all the startups.

How to Apply

Through KSUM portal. https://startupmission.kerala.gov.in/register 

Details of the scheme are as follows:

                                                                    ➢ REQUIRED FOR PATENT REIMBURSEMENT- STARTUP

1. Original hard copy of Invoice & Receipt with authorized seal and signature from IPR India (by a registered Legal Consultant) for Consultation charges and / or IPR charges

2. A brief write up of the ideas/ claims applied for patent

3. Copy of provisional patent certificate, if any

4. Patent certificate, in case of patent received

5. Copies of various forms (patent application, early publish, early examination, changes in original application or any other document

relevant to this) or respective receipts from IPR.

6. Residence Proof details of the director(s)/ applicant(s)

7. Company incorporation documents (Incorporation Certificates, MoA, AoA, DIN nos)

8. Copy of assigning and assignor agreement, if any. In such case NOC from the original inventor for re-imbursing patent cost to the

startup to be furnished.

9. In case of original inventor transferring technology to the startup, an NOC from the original inventor for re-imbursing patentcost to the

startup to be furnished.

10. In case the patent is filed before forming or registering company, then such patent costs are re-imbursed to startups, where the

filed patent idea or technology is being pursued by the startup for building business.

11. Undertaking that the startup will not claim the KSUM re-imbursed funds from any other organisations/ govt. bodies

12. Bank account details or the copy of canceled cheque.

13. Bank transaction details (Bank statement)

                                                        REQUIRED FOR PATENT REIMBURSEMENT- STUDENT


Students Following documents to be produced

1. Original hard copy of Invoice & Receipt with authorized seal and signature from IPR India

(by a registered Legal Consultant) for Consultation charges and / or IPR charges

2. A brief write up of the ideas/ claims applied for patent

3. Copy of provisional patent certificate, if any

4. Patent certificate, in case of patent received

5. Copies of various forms (patent application, early publish, early examination, changes in original application or any other document relevant to this) or receipt from IPR.

6. Residence Proof details

7. Letter from College certifying the applying student is currently a student of the institution, signed by Principal/ equivalent authority

8. Future plans of the project

9. Undertaking that the applicant will not claim the KSUM re-imbursed funds from any other organisations/ govt. bodies The disbursement will be done only in the form of Cheque in the name of the student innovator.

10. Bank account details or the copy of canceled cheque.

11. Bank transaction details (Bank statement)