Aligarh : Resource persons provided the participants with the in-depth understanding on different aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), conversion of the research/project works into patents and ways to discover the originality of innovative ideas in the online workshop on ‘Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Patents and Design Filing’ of the Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
The programme was conducted in association with the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM), Government of India under the National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission.
Prof M Nasir Zamir Qureshi (Dean, Faculty of Commerce) pressed the need for enhancing IPR awareness and encouraging creative intellectual endeavour in the economy.
“Inadequate knowledge about the rights of individuals to protect their ideas and innovations and low awareness about the procedures involved in obtaining an IPR will hinder economic growth. With India’s potential and its importance in the global arena, it is time we rise and become a leader in innovation and Intellectual Property”, he stressed.
Prof S M Imamul Haque (Chairman, Department of Commerce) called for accelerating the pace of patent filing and emphasised how IPR awareness is critical to shape an environment conducive to Intellectual Property.
“There is a need to conduct awareness workshops and seminars in schools, universities and industry clusters”, he said.
Faculty member of the Department of Law and the workshop resource person, Dr Mohammad Nasir enlightened the participants about the anatomical aspects of IPR.
He said, “Intellectual Property regimes–copyright, trademark, patent, and related rights—are the primary means by which law seek to promote and regulate human expression, information, and technology.”.
Dr Nasir delineated different ways of thinking about Intellectual Property and discussed the role of organisations involved in the protection of Intellectual Property.
Kumar Raju (Assistant Controller of Patents and Designs, Indian Patent Office, RGNIIPM), who also attended the programme as a resource person explained the process and significance of filing patents.
Dr Ahmed Musa Khan, Dr Mohd Saeem Khan and Dr Aslam Khan coordinated the event.