(An initiative by MHRD, Institution Innovation Council)
Time: 10.30 am to 1.00 pm
Venue: MVJCE Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Rama Krishnamurthy
Profile of the Speaker:
Dr. Rama Krishnamurthy
Intellectual Property Attorney
IBHA IP SOLUTIONS
Dr. Rama holds a Ph. D in the field of Chemistry, bachelor’s degree in the field of Law and post graduate diploma in the field of IPR. With over 13 years of experience in Industry, Teaching and Intellectual property rights, she is practicing as a patent agent with the Indian Patent Office. She has been awarded a scholarship under DST-TIFAC’s Women Scientist program, to be trained in the field of patents.
Dr. Rama has experience in prior art searches using free and proprietary databases, and preparation of technology landscapes reports. She also has vast experience in drafting, filing and prosecution of Indian patent applications and PCT applications. She has also filed oppositions and attended hearings at the patent office. She has published many papers in journals of national and international repute, too.
Dr. Rama works as IP consultant, and has drafted Intellectual Property policy, Technology Licensing agreements and other IP-related documents of the R&D organization – Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences.
677 students and 53 faculty members of various departments participated in the event.
Intellectual Property Rights
Anything that is created out of a person’s intellect is Intellectual Property. Right over intellectual property that is obtained under Law of the Sovereign, is Intellectual Property Right. Intellectual Property refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literature and artistic works.
Need to protect IPR
Need for International Protection
Structure of Intellectual Property Office in India
Patent, a Techno-legal document, is a protection granted by the government, giving an inventor the exclusive right to make, use and sell an invention, for a specified number of years.
The nature of inventions includes novelty, inventive step, utility and specific non-patentable inventions under the patent law. Who can apply, where to apply for patent protection, the difference between inventor and applicant – these were some of the points that were explained by the Guest Speaker. The types of patent application that include provisional and complete applications, the difference between these, PCT and conventional applications – these topics were also dealt with, extensively. The patent prosecution in India was explained.
Foreign Filing of Patent includes
Trademark is the term used to refer to a symbol, a colour combination, sign, phrase, picture, or combination thereof, which is, and can be used, to identify and differentiate a product or service originating from a particular source, against one originating from another source.
Trademark Registration procedure in India was explained in detail.
Copyright is the exclusive and assignable legal right given to the originator, for a fixed number of years, to print, publish, perform etc.
Design Registration Requirements
Term of Protection
Where to file for Design Registration
Reasons why Design Registration is Important
Outcome of the Event:
Students and Faculty members were able to understand