Andhra University got a Patent for its Hydrogen Sensor Invention in a record time of 11 Months
Visakhapatnam: Prof HanumanthuPurushotham DPIIT-IPR Chair and Head of the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Andhra University informed that the Controller of Patents Government of India granted a Patent to one of the Universities inventions “Metal Free Hydrogen Sensor and Method of Fabrication thereof “on 9th May 2023..
He thanked profusely to the Controller for granting the Patent to Andhra University on such a record period of eleven months against the standard four to five years’ time it usually takes. He said that to get a Patent granted by Government the invention has to be novel at the global level. Grant of a patent to Andhra University is a strong indicator of high-quality research happening in Andhra University.
He has further said that as the Hydrogen Economy is poised for growth the metal-free hydrogen sensor will find its application in hydrocarbon and other processing industries. The research was led by Prof Kalidindi Suresh Babu and Prof K. Basavayya of Chemistry Department and the other research scholars involved in the research team are Ms Thokala Nany, and Ms Valle Krishna Veni.
The research project for development of the Metal Free Hydrogen Sensor was funded by Science Engineering Research Board of Dept. of Science & Technology Govt. of India. The Patent filing and prosecution was done by M/S Novel Patent Service Pvt. Ltd Visakhapatnam.
Prof PVGD Prasad Reddy Vice Chancellor and Prof K Srinivasa Rao Principal College of Science andEngineering appreciated the efforts of DPIIT-IPR Chair, congratulated and handed over the Patent Certificate to the Research Team for their high quality research and obtaining a Patent for their research outcome willinspire other researchers in the University.