A large number of business ideas get copied in India due to a lack of proper legalization and patenting. The Corporate Resource Cell organized a guest lecture to brief the students about the topic of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The students of BBA, MBA and B.Sc. Microbiology final semester were the beneficiaries of this lecture.
Dr. Dhaval Joshipura is qualified as M.Sc. & Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and currently working as Patent analyst for Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance. He has strong hands on experience and study in the field of scanning and scrutiny of patent applications filed in India from the Indian Patent Gazette time to time, identifying Indian Patent Applications as well as Granted Indian Patents which could be of concern to the domestic pharmaceutical companies.
The speaker began in an interesting tone and stressed the importance and meaning of Intellectual Property, overview of IPR and tried to explain in an easy language regarding the importance of intellectual property and the rights of an intellectual property rights owner. He also covered copyrights and related rights, geographical indication and Industrial Design, types of IPR, Infringement and scope of copyrights. The speaker shared interesting sighting to the recent examples of Case of Novartis and Roche, Case of Rajnikant’s Movie Lingaa.
In spite of being a technical topic, the students found it highly relevant to their prospective careers, as the topic forms a prime important portion for researchers and management professionals who sometimes leak good ideas to the wrong people due to a lack of knowledge of Intellectual Property Rights.