Workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) & Patents and Design Filing” organised at Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College, Chandigarh

The Readers Club and Institution’s Innovation Council of Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College, Chandigarh, organized an online workshop today on “Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) & Patents and Design Filing” in association with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM), Government of India, Nagpur (Under National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM)). Sh Kumar Raju, Assistant Controller, Patents and Designs, Indian Patent Office (IPO) was the resource person for the workshop.

Addressing the need for innovation and the importance of awareness regarding patent filing in the present circumstance, Dr. Ajay Sharma, Principal of the college, stated that workshops such as this are the need of the hour and help equip students with real-world knowledge which remains quintessential to their success as independent and innovative youngsters of an emerging India. He welcomed Sh Kumar Raju and thanked him for sparing his valuable time to contribute to the National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission.

Sh Kumar Raju, Assistant Controller, Patents and Designs, Indian Patent Office (IPO), Mumbai/RGNIIPM Nagpur shared an enlightening and interactive presentation. Highlighting the key aspects of IPR and the processes involved in patent filing, Sh Raju, incorporated practical anecdotes from his vast experience in the field of patent examination and offered a lucid understanding of the entire process. The students were encouraged by the thorough yet accessible workshop and responded by participating in an interactive and inquisitive manner. Sh Rishi, Head, Information Technology (NIPAM) ensured the smooth conduct of the session. A question and answer session was held towards the end of the workshop wherein students enquired regarding various facets of IPR as well as patent designing and filing. Dr. Agrim Verma from the Department of Commerce and Management moderated the session and ensured smooth proceedings of the session. Over 210 students and faculty from a myriad of disciplines attended the workshop. Dr. Gurpreet Singh, Head Librarian offered the vote of thanks.

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