Kindly provide me with the following information requested under the purview of the Right to Information Act, 2005 in respect of Dr. V. Bhujanga Rao, DS & Director General – Naval Systems and Materials (NS & M). As per news publish on 31 Dec 2011 in The Hindu “Mr Rao has a patent Infra Red Signature Suppression (IRSS) device, which helps in evading attack by Infra Red Seeker Missiles” Copy enclosed. As per patent search it is found that the patent application deemed to be withdrawn u/s 11B (4) Copy enclosed. As per DRDO website PATENT, Infra Red Signature Suppression (IRSS) Device, For Fitment at Exhaust of Diesel Engine of Ship to Evade Attack by Infra Red Seeker Missiles. (Patent Application: 0123/Del/2005 A, Filling date: 19-01-2005 Publication date: 10-11-2006) 30 number of Ships have been fitted with this Device. As per patent application six names are there as inventor and second name VEPAKOMMA BHUJANGA RAO. Copy enclose
- Provide the present status of this patent application no 0123/Del/2005 filed by DRDO.
- If patent approved by apex body of government of India than copy of patent approval or reference of approval.
- If patent application withdrawn then copy of approval from competent authority to information on DRDO website regarding patent claim.
- Provide the date of withdrawn patent application and reasons of withdrawn.
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Dr. V. Bhujanga Rao, DS & Director General – Naval Systems and Materials (NS & M)
Infra Red Signature Suppression (IRSS) Device:
For Fitment at Exhaust of Diesel Engine of Ship to Evade Attack by Infra Red Seeker Missiles. (Patent Application: 0123/Del/2005 A, Filling date: 19-01-2005 Publication date: 10-11-2006) 30 number of Ships have been fitted with this Device.
The patent was clearly withdrawn because of security concerns as Navy was not happy with it going public