·        Govt. of Kerala has declared PIC-Kerala as the Nodal Agency of the State for Intellectual Property Rights related matters and services.

·        PIC-Kerala has been sanctioned a Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) by the Dept. of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Govt. of India. This is the fourth TISC  established in the Country

·        PIC-Kerala organized 410 Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) awareness Seminars/Workshops/ Lectures/Talks/Exhibitions throughout the State.

·        Processed 880 applications for Patent Facilitation.

·        Forwarded 76 applications from Universities, R&D/Educational Institutions to PFC/TIFAC, New Delhi for further patent filing procedures, out of which 21 patent applications were filed in Patent Office, Chennai.

·        Facilitated the filing of more than 50 Patents, out of which 2 Patents were granted.

·        Facilitated the filing of 9 Patent applications from the grass root innovators through the Official Patent Attorney of KSCSTE, which was financially supported by KSCSTE.

·        Facilitated the filing of 130 Trademarks, 28 Industrial Designs, 2 Patents and 4 Copyrights from the MSMEs.

·        Established 8 IPR Cells in 8 S&T Universities, 13 Engineering Colleges and in an Arts & Science College.

·        Established an IPR Cell in District Industries Centre, Trivandrum.

·       Appointed an Official Patent Attorney of KSCSTE. Also, empanelled four Law firms
as the Attorneys of KSCSTE for processing IP applications other than Patents.

·        Brought out the Institutional IPR Policy of KSCSTE.

·        Published Quarterly Newsletter on IPR

·        Published a biannual Journal of Traditional and Folk Practices jointly with Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute (JNTBGRI).

·        Published brochures, booklets and pamphlets on IPR.



IPR Cells established by PIC-Kerala/KSCSTE








·         University of Kerala

·         A.P.J.Abdul Kalam Technological University

·         Cochin University of Science & Technology

·         Kerala Agricultural University

·         University of Calicut

·         National Institute of Technology Calicut

·         Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University

·         Kannur University



Engineering Colleges


·         College of Engineering, Trivandrum

·         Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, Trivandrum

·         TKM College of Engineering, Kollam

·         Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam

·         Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam

·         Government Engineering College, Thrissur

·          Government Engineering College, Idukki

·          Government Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad

·         NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad

·         Government Engineering College, Kozhikode

·         Government Engineering College, Wayanad

·         Government Engineering College, Kannur

·         Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirapally


Govt. Organizations


·         District Industries Centre, Trivandrum


Arts & Science College


·         Mar Ivanios College (Autonomous), Trivandrum



Patent Attorney of KSCSTE



Official Patent Attorney of KSCSTE


·       Krishna and Saurastri Associates LLP, Bangalore



Panel of Attorneys for processing IP applications other than Patents


·       KNS Partners, Bangalore

·       Lex Orbis, New Delhi

·       Gopakumar Nair Associates, Mumbai

·       Krishna and Saurastri Associates, Bangalore