Samsung R&D India, Bangalore received the most prestigious National Intellectual Property Award 2015 from Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister for Industry and Commerce, at the ‘National IP Awards 2015’ in New Delhi today.
The event was organised by the Indian Intellectual Property Office and the Confederation of Indian Industry. The Indian Intellectual Property Office in the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, confers the annual National Intellectual Property awards on outstanding innovators, organizations and companies in the field of patents, designs, trademarks and geographical indications on the occasion of World IP Day every year.
Samsung R&D India received the award in the category of ‘Top Indian Public Limited Company/Private Limited Company/Indian Subsidiary of a Transnational Corporation for Patents’. Samsung R&D India, Bangalore was also conferred the World Intellectual Property Organization Award for Innovative Enterprise.
Mr. Jason Dongwon Kwak, Managing Director, SRI-Bangalore, said, “It is a great honour to be bestowed with the National Intellectual Property Award 2015 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. We are extremely grateful for this recognition by the Government towards our sincere efforts to upgrade standards in the fields of patents and innovations. Relentless focus on innovation is at the heart of Samsung’s operations and this Award will give us further impetus to focus on discovering new technologies, products that will open a new world of possibilities.”
Samsung’s vision is to inspire the world and create the future through innovative technologies, products and design that enrich people’s lives and contribute to social prosperity. Samsung Electronics has completed 20 years in India and today has three research labs and two manufacturing plants in the country with a total of 45,000 employees. Samsung R&D India, Bangalore received highest number of Granted Patents in India in Y2013-14 from inventions “Made in India” and first filed in India.