The department of Electronics and Communication Engineering organized a One-day Workshop on IPR & IP Management for Start-ups, for the 3rd, 5th, and 7th semester students of the ECE and CSE departments, on 6th January, 2023. The event was held at Dr. M V Jayaraman Auditorium. The Expert Speaker was Dr. Rama Krishnamurthy, Founder of Ibha IP Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. The main objective of this Workshop was to motivate students to understand the importance of IPR, and educate them about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), i.e. Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications, and Copyrights. The Workshop was organized to make students understand the process of filing patents and motivate them to file maximum number of patents, as this will provide weightage to their innovative projects.
The event started with the arrival of the honorable Chief Guest Dr. Rama Krishnamurthy, Dr. P. Mahabaleswarappa (Principal, MVJCE), Dr. M. Brindha (Vice-Principal, MVJCE) and Heads of all the Engineering Departments.
The event started at 10:00 am with a welcome speech and introduction of the Guest, following which our Principal addressed the gathering.
1st session: In the introductory session, Dr. Rama Krishnamurthy gave a detailed talk on Intellectual Properties, Intellectual Property laws and their clauses. In this session, the students were taught about Intellectual Property Rights and their principles. The Speaker equipped them with a lot of information on how to use this knowledge to proceed forward with a startup company. They learnt how to use Intellectual Property laws in case of any injustice, and the legal options available in the Indian judicial system.
2nd session: In this session, Dr. Rama Krishnamurthy dealt at length with Intellectual Properties like Patent, Copyright, Trademark, Design, Trade Secret etc. She explained the difference between these, the validity for each right, judicial laws available under each right, and the limitations of each right.