An IPR Camp focusing on “Overview of Intellectual Property Rights&its Importance for students” was organized By PIC, UCOST on Feb 13,2017 at Kendriya Vidyalaya, ONGC. A group of around 80 students from Class XI-XII of Science and Commerce Stream from KV, ONGC attended the lecture on IPR.
Dr. D.S Negi, Principal welcomed all the guests to the program and gave a brief introduction of the Guests. Dr. Negi explained basic theme and objective of the program. He invited Dr. Anju Rawat to give a basic introduction of IPR and its role in fulfilling the dream of ‘Make In India’.
Dr. Anju Rawat, Scientist-B, Patent Information Center (PIC), UCOST gave lecture on topic “IPR &its Importance for Scientific Community”. She described basics of Intellectual Property Rights in details to all the students. She posed a need of IPR’s that will help the students attending the program, how to protect their intellectual property in this cutting-edge digital world.She explained that Intellectual Property Rights play a critical role in providing protection to scientific creations. Participants were also updated about the importance of IPR in development of science and innovation. In the lecture, she covered patents in detail viz. definition, requirement of patent registration, patentable subject matter and industrial applicability. Further, she explained that the Copyright protects the artistic creations of mind such as literary & artistic works, audios, cinematographs, software etc. She also explained about other forms of IPR like trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications and trade secrets. In the end, she motivated participants to disseminate the knowledge of IPRs among their friends after getting information from this lecture.She elucidated the available options to get the full financial and technical assistance to the universities, Govt. organization etc. for filing the patents in the Patent office.
She also enlightened the participants on nuances of patent filing and prosecution in India. She highlighted the importance of patents particularly in the present regime of globalization and liberalization and advised all the participants to protect their IP at fullest.
The popular lecture witnessed the presence of Mr. Himanshu Goel, Project Scientist, PIC, UCOST, Mrs. Akansha Chandola Scientific Trainee, PIC, UCOST and around 80 participants including faculty and students.