Patent Reimbursement
Kerala Government, through Kerala Startup Mission has launched a scheme called Patent Support Scheme, where support is provided for startups and student entrepreneurs who are able to secure a patent.
Patent Support System intends to support startup entrepreneurs and student entrepreneurs by reimbursing the patent cost including consultation fee, 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.
Patents Reimbursed
1.43 Cr
Fund Released
Process of Scheme

Application Process

Applications for Patent Reimbursement can be submitted online through the link below. Are required documents should be uploaded as required in the application form

Note: All applications (adhering to step 3) submitted for a month before 20th will be processed that month itself and those received after 20thwill be processed in the following month only.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The patent applications which are filed only after 09.11.2015 will be considered
  • The patent support can be directly applied by Student Entrepreneurs through their IEDC’s
  • For a startup, it should be a legal entity registered with RoC as Pvt Ltd or LLP. The schemes are not applicable to Innovators.
  • The startup must be registered in Kerala, within 10 years from date of Incorporation and must have a DIPP and Udyog Aadhar
  • For students, the support will be given only for those who are pursuing the academics
  • The scheme does not extend support to patent renewals and prosecutions against appellate authority who have already rejected one’s patent claims.
Benefits of Scheme
  • Rs.2 Lakhs/ Indian Patent
  • Rs.10 Lakhs/International Patent
  • Activity Covered are: Provisional Patents Filings, Patent Search, Drafting, Filings, Claims Preparations, Fast tracking Fees, Claims prosecutions, Granting
  • Activities of Prosecution against Appellate Authorities who have already rejected your claims due to Valid reasons and Patent renewals are not covered.
  • The scheme supports only patents, not trademarks, copyrights or any other Intellectual Property Rights.