India has become a member of the global patent regime but awareness and expertise on the subject of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in is still inadequate. To create awareness about Intellectual Property Rights amongst students, faculty members and researchers, Rai University has set up an IPR Cell. As a very first event under the IPR Cell, Rai University organized an open seminar on ‘Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights’ on 25th November, 2019.
Seminar was inaugurated by lighting up of the lamp by Dr. Anil Tomar (Provost), Prof. Lalit Adhikari (Registrar), Prof. Veerendra Singh Nagoria (Dy. Registrar- Academics), Dr. Dhara Thakore (Outreach Activities –Student Startup and Innovation Policy, Government of Gujarat) and all the Deans. Floral welcome of guest speaker was done by Prof. Lalit Adhikari (Registrar).
Dr. Dhara Thakore briefed the outline of Student Startup and Innovation Policy (SSIP). She started with an excellent and interactive presentation on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and explained importance of IPRs in current era of Information and Knowledge.
She made the participants aware about the protection of IPRs, patenting procedures and patent informatics, patent searches, role of innovation and invention in the academia‐industry collaborations, trademark and copyright protection, issues of do’s and don’ts for a researcher in the context of publishing and patenting.
Technical Session was followed by an Interactive Session, where the invited Guest addressed the questions from the participants.
The vote of thanks was offered by Prof. Ashish Rami (Director, Center for Research & Development). Participation was very encouraging from various departments of Rai University in the seminar. The seminar was very fruitful and relevant for the students, researchers and faculty members.
To encourage about the latest concepts and issues on Intellectual Property, IPR cell of Rai University will organise such more events in future.