Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights
A one-day IPR awareness workshop was organized at Pt. L.M.S Govt. P.G. College, Rishikesh on 07th October, 2016. The workshop entitled “Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights” was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr. Rajendra Dobhal, Director General, UCOST, Dehradun and Dr. D.C Nainwal, Principal, Govt. P.G College Rishikesh. The workshop witnessed the presence of Dr. Anju Rawat, Scientist-B,PIC COST, Dehradun, Mr. Himanshu Goel and Ms. Akanksha Chandola as speakers in various IPR topics. The workshop benefited around 200 participants including faculty and students.
Dr. Gulshan K. Dhingra, IPR cell Coordinator, welcomed the Chief Guest, & other dignitaries and the participants. The inaugural Speech was delivered by Dr. Rajendra Dobhal, Director General, UCOST.
Dr. Rajendra Dobhal, DG UCOST stressed on the need for registering intellectual creations and using IPR’s for the betterment of nation. He explained the importance of IPR protection and how inventions & intellectual creations could help to boost economic and technological developments in the country. He strongly presented his view on the current scenario of IPR and the status of India in terms of innovation and filing of IPR. He urged and motivated students to be innovative and vigilant.
Dr. Anju Rawat, Scientist-B, PIC, UCOST gave an overview of IPR to the participants and explained what are patents, industrial designs, trademarks, trade secrets, geographical indications and plant varieties.
Ms. Akanksha Chandola Anthwal briefed the audience about copyright system in India and Mr. Himanshu Goyal, Project scientist, enlighted the audience about the patent filing procedure and various timelines in patent filing and prosecution.
In the thanksgiving speech, Dr. Dayadhar Dixit explained the triad of creativity, inventiveness and innovation and their linkages with the enhancement of quality of life of the people in general and owners of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions of the people of hilly area. Dr. Pooja Kukreti, Dr. D.P Bhatt, Dr. Vinod Prakash Aggarwal, Dr. V.N Gupta, Dr. Vandana Prakash were also present at the workshop.