5 Day Faculty Development Programme on “Intellectual Property Rights “and Inauguration of Sir MVIT – KSCST IP Cell
Dates: 19th,20th, 21st, 22nd& 23rd October 2020
Time: 10-00 am – 11.30 am
Summary of the Programme:
Complied by – Dr.Mahesh.K, Professor, EEE dept , SirMVIT.
SirMVIT in association with KSCST and CIPAM has organized 5 day Faculty Development programme on Intellectual property Rights and also inaugurated SirMVIT-KSCST IP cell. The Inauguration of SIRMVIT- KSCST IP Cell and National Workshop on significance of IPR was held on 19th oct -23rd oct 2020 at SirMVIT. The workshop was organised with the motive of spreading the knowledge on the Intellectual Property Rights, its importance and protection and attended by over 120 participants from various educational institutions.
The day 1 workshop began with the invocation song by the students of EEE dept Ms Pooja and was followed by the Welcome Address by Dr.Mahesh K , professor , EEE dept and IP cell coordinator. He welcomed the Honorable Guests for the workshop and gave a brief introduction on the IPR. The Dignitaries and faculty of the SirMVIT, unfolded the virtual Inauguration of the SirMVIT-KSCST IP Cell, which was attended/ Inaugurated by Sri K.Syama Raju, Secretary, Sri Krishnadevaraya Education Trust, Sri G. Prabhakar Raju, Academic Chairman, SIRMVIT, Dr V R Manjunath, Principal, SIRMVIT , Dr. H L Suresh, HOD-Electrical, SIRMVIT , Dr.Mahesh.K , Coordinator, SirMVIT-KSCST IP Cell and other dignitaries from college were present.
The opening remarks was presented by Dr H L Suresh, Prof and HOD of EEE dept, SirMVIT, He enlightened the participants by focusing on the importance of the IP cell in the institution and also explained the importance of the research. The next speaker was MR. Hemant Kumar H., Chief Scientific Officer at Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology. He is currently investigating the Karnataka Natural Data Management (NRDMS). He inspired the audience by sharing his working experience in this field. He elaborated on the policies and technologies being followed by the KSCST. He concluded by sharing his aim to establish 100 IP cells. He also shared that he had been successful to establish 10 cells from 2015. After such an inspiring inauguration, The Academic Chairman of SirMVIT, Sri G. Prabhakar Raju congratulated the IP Cell Coordinator’s and expressed his insights for such an auspicious day. He stressed on the point: “Every Policy has emphasis on Intellectual Property”. He linked the other polices with the Intellectual property, explained the origin of the Intellectual Property Policy and stated its development over time. He concluded by giving suggestions for established the Intellectual Property policy for the IP Cell and gave advice for its smooth administration.
The final taught about this FDP was shared by Ms Deekash arora, Coordinator of CIPAM, who is a Legal Trainee in CIPAM at Ministry Of Commerce and Industries and with Cell for Intellectual Property Rights Promotion and Management (CIPAM) team. She started with the background of the IPR policy framed, its vision and mission statement, and its objectives. She elaborated the work of the CIPAM team and awareness programs. He explained the four major sectors such as awareness, enforcement, commercialisation and misc. She concluded with the phrase “Creative India, Innovative India”. The last part of the Inauguration was vote o thanks by Ms Jyothi P, Asst prof, EEE dept, she thanked all the participants for join the program and thanked all the members of the Management, College, KSCST and CIPAM for there support to establish the IP Cell.
The first day Technical session of the workshop was addressed by Dr. Sarasija Padmanabhan, who is currently an IP Analyst and Patent Agent, and is also working as an Associate Expert in a project with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Her main area of focus was a very interesting topic- Prior art. She first delved into the definition of prior art (any evidence that your invention is already known), and then went on to the objectives and importance of prior art search. She posed interesting questions to the audience and kept them entertained and well-informed by giving illustrative cases such as the “Donald Duck as prior art” case. After that, she applied the theoretical part practically through a series of videos that showcased exactly how to conduct the prior art search which was undoubtedly very useful to the audience.
Day 2 : The technical session was addressed by Mr. B. Vivek Anand Sagar who is a consultant and an IPR Attorney in Patent Information Centre, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology in IISC Campus, Bangalore. His presentation was full of life, and he did not shy away from having fun with the audience and lightening the mood by adding a few jokes in between. He combined all the points of the previous speakers before him and delivered his own view points in his own unique style. He broached the subject of Traditional Knowledge Digital Library which is an excellent tool to protect the ideas that have been part of the Indian culture since time immemorial. With the help of some fun Trademark Identification games, he engaged the audience fully and gave a fitting summary to all that had been spoken in the workshop.
Day 3: The technical session was addressed by Mr Nagarjun M G , is currently working as project associate at Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), IISc campus Bengaluru. Now he has been assigned to coordinate the KSCST – Patent Information Centre (PIC) and Technology and Innovation Support Centre – TISC, WIPO. At PIC he follows up all the Information Education & Communication activities of PIC, IP filings, Establishment of IP Cells, Institutional Policymaking, and other projects and programmes of the Patent Information center.He spoke extensively on the area of patent commercialisation and the different options available to a person once their work is patented.
Day 4: The technical session was addressed by Mr. M.G. Kodandaram, IRS, who is an Assistant Director (Retd), Master Trainer of GST for CBIC, GOI and has contributed immensely to the field of training and capacity building. His speech was eloquent and heartfelt as he talked about the negative effects that widespread commercialization of patents has had on humanity. He spoke about how this kind of commercialization has led to the up liftment of individual interest rather than public interest and has propelled humankind to be more and more materialistic each day. Yet, he accepted the fact that this change is now inevitable and is a part of life, and therefore, encouraged everyone to inculcate ethical habits especially in matters of intellectual property rights. Lastly, he cheered on the spirit of innovation, which is the need of the hour today.
Day 5: The concluding speech of the 5 day FDP was delivered by Dr. Sanjeeva Kumar Majumdar is working as Manager in StartUp Activities & Intellectual Property Division of National Research Development Corporation, New Delhi, which is an enterprise of Department of Scientific & Industrial Research under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. NRDC was created with the mandate to promote and commercialize indigenously developed technologies emanating from various Research Institutes, Universities & Academic Institutions in the Country. He spoke on IP Commercialization& Licensing and Through his speech, he simplified the concepts in a way that was beneficial to the audience. His speech focused around understanding patents, filing and processing of patent application, types of patent applications, filing requirements, procedure and the fees required. Thus, he gave an overview of the entire process of patenting in a simple and profound way.
After the Concluding speech /Session of Dr. Sanjeeva Kumar , we had the quiz for all the participants , were in the quiz had 25 questions , 2 marks each with time limit of 30 minutes for total of 50 marks was conducted . At the end of the day 5, IP cell coordinator Dr.Mahesh.K , thanked all the participants for actively involving in all sessions of the 5 day FDP and also thanked the all the speakers for their valuable time and taught to share with all the participants and special thanks to KSCST and CIPAM Coordinator Mr Nagarjun and Deeksha arora for all the support provided for conducting this 5 day FDP on IPR and Thank our Principal and Heads of all the dept of SIRMIVT for their Guidance and encouragement and not forgetting our Management SriKET for providing Finical support for setting up the SIRMVIT-KSCST IP Cell and the 5 day FDP on IPR. The workshop then came to an end and needless to say, it had been a grand success.
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