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Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore wins the National Intellectual Property Award 2021 and 2022

Samsung R&D Institute – Bangalore (SRI-B) has been conferred the National Intellectual Property Award 2021 and 2022 by the Government of India in the category of the top public limited company/private limited company for patent filing, grant, and commercialization in India: Services Sector. The center is Samsung's largest R&D center outside Korea.

Additionally, SRI-B also won the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) IP Enterprises Trophy.

The award was presented to SRI-B by Mr. Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution and Textiles, Government of India at a ceremony in New Delhi.

“At Samsung, we are honored to receive this prestigious award from the Government of India. It is a recognition of our efforts to upgrade standards in the field of patents and innovation, as well as create a strong culture of patent filing within our organization in the areas of Communication Protocols, Visual intelligent Solutions, AI/ML, the Internet of Things, Data Intelligence and Services. Samsung’s vision is to inspire the world by creating breakthrough innovations, technologies, products, and designs that enrich people’s lives,” said Mohan Rao Goli, Chief Technology Officer, SRI-B.

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, confers the annual National Intellectual Property Awards to outstanding innovators, organizations, and companies in the field of patents, designs, and trademarks every year.

The National Intellectual Property (IP) Awards are conferred every year to recognize and reward the top achievers comprising individuals, institutions, organizations, and enterprises, for their IP creations and commercialization, which have contributed towards strengthening the IP ecosystem in the country and in encouraging creativity and innovation.

So far, SRI-B has filed over 7,500 patents in India and globally. Engineers at SRI-B have filed patents around areas such as multi-camera solutions, 5G, and 6G as well as ultra-wideband wireless communications protocol. These patents have been commercialized in Samsung flagship Galaxy smartphones, smartwatches, and network equipment, among others.

At SRI-B today, nearly 50% of patent filers are first-time inventors and about 27% have less than five years of experience. With this strong patent filing culture, SRI-B has seen a 100% increase in annual patent filings over the last four years while commercialization of patents filed by Samsung has increased by four times in the last 3 years, meaning these innovations are ultimately offered in Samsung products. The majority of patents filed are in emerging areas such as 5G, AI, ML, IoT, camera & vision technologies.

To strengthen industry-academia connect, Samsung R&D has been working with engineering colleges as part of a popular students engagement program named Samsung PRISM, which started in 2020. SRI-B plans to expand this program to 70 engineering colleges in India by 2025.

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