A workshop on intellectual property rights would be organised by Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya’s School of Data Science and Forecasting on Saturday. Intellectual Property (IP) refers to intangible creations of human mind, usually expressed into a tangible form that is assigned certain rights of property. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) can be defined as the rights given to the human beings over their creations. IPR usually provide the creator an exclusive right over the use of the creations for a certain period of time.

“The importance of intellectual property rights for economic activity in a world that relies on innovation is obvious, but differs from country to country and depends on one hand on the amount of resources that a country allocates for the creation of intellectual assets, on the other hand on the amount of protected knowledge and information used in production and consumption,” School of Data Science and Forecasting head Prof VB Gupta said.

He stated that there is a need to create public awareness about IPR and its role in global knowledge economy. With this view, we organising one day workshop on IPR. “The workshop is intended to cover various aspects of IPR including Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, etc,” he added.

Keynote address would be delivered by Prof Ashutosh Saxena of University of Hyderabad on topic “Strategies for patents”.
Besides, Yashwant Dev Panwar from New Delhi would speak on topic “IPR Management in Academic Institutions”; Dr Kumar Saurabh, chief architect, Innovation Division, IBM, Bangalore on topic “Invent Now: Generating Creative Ideas for Successful Invention Disclosures” and patent consultant from New Delhi Seema Gupta on topic “Indian Patent System and Process”.

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