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IIT Kharagpur alumnus gets over 200 patents, makes it to global list of prolific inventors

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Posted on 01 Jan 2022
13:05 PM
Anil Agiwal currently holds 204 patents under his name.

Anil Agiwal currently holds 204 patents under his name. Source: IIT Kharagpur

Anil Agiwal, a researcher and standardization expert in wireless communications, is on the international list along with 315 other inventors
Agiwal graduated with an M Tech in Computer Science and Information Technology from IIT Kharagpur in 2001

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur alumnus Anil Agiwal has received the 200th US patent grant under his name, putting him on the international list of prolific inventors with 315 others. The list includes individuals who have been granted 200 or more patents in the United States of America.

His patents include innovations on advanced radio access technologies (such as 4G, 5G, 5G advanced) for cellular communication.

“Patience and perseverance combined with an urge to innovate have helped me receive 200+ patent grants (204 as of now),” said Agiwal, who received the 200th patent grant in November 2021. He thanked and appreciated his colleagues and co-inventors for their collaborative efforts and tireless commitment for achieving this goal.


Agiwal graduated with a Masters of Technology (M Tech) in Computer Science and Information Technology in 2001 from IIT Kharagpur and joined the Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore (SRI-B) through a campus placement in 2002. He then joined Samsung in South Korea in 2013 to work directly with the 5G communications research laboratory there. He is a researcher and standardization expert in wireless communications.

At present, he is working as a director in the Samsung Research Center at Samsung Research, Seoul. His current role involves research and standardization of 5G/5G-advanced radio communication technologies for lower and higher frequency bands (licensed and unlicensed), which enables enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB); Massive Machine Type Communication (m-MTC); Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communication (URLLC); and support verticals such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications.

Agiwal is also a recipient of the Samsung Research Innovator Award, Samsung Best Paper Award, Inventor of the Year Award (for several years), Patent of the Year Award and various other awards and recognitions at Samsung.

He has made significant contributions towards software design, development and commercialization of 3G/4G modem protocol stacks and algorithm development. He has invented and standardized several technologies in the field of cellular communication, and has also collaborated with Samsung R&D teams in India, UK, US and Korea for advanced wireless communication research and standardization.

Last updated on 01 Jan 2022
13:13 PM
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