Online Short Term Course on

Intellectual Property Rights for Academic and Research Institutions

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Course Coordinator:

Prof. Karuna Kalita
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering/Faculty-in-charge (IITG-IdeaSpace)

Conducted by:

Mechanical Engineering Department and IITG-IdeaSpace, IIT Guwahati

Organized by:

Knowledge Incubation for TEQIP
Centre for Educational Technology, IIT Guwahati


We encounter intellectual property at every step of our lives today. From the design on the machines to the titles, paints, books, films, the music CDs, in fact each and everything by which we are surrounded falls under some kind of intellectual property. The concept of Intellectual Property (IP) will be understood better if we understand what is meant by the term property. Property actually means some material object belonging to a particular person. Speaking legally property refers to the bundle of rights that the law confers on a person by virtue of the ownership and possession of an object. Intellectual Property on the other hand implies to any property created by the application of human mind. It is nonphysical (intangible) and it derives its value from idea(s). There is no uniform definition of Intellectual Property. The domain of IP is expanding fast as knowledge and information became key drivers of techno-economic growth and of societal progress in general. Intellectual Property as we understand refers to the creations of mind: invention, literacy and artistic works, and symbols, names, images and designs used in commerce.
The present-day scenario indicates less man power for patent scouting throughout India. The patent agents and innovators have almost no experience about patent writing as there is no formal education or awareness among the population of students, researchers and innovators.
Thus, this becomes the main reason for the intellectual properties go noticed in research institutions and organizations thereby leading to less filings of patents. Patent is the most significant form of IP to encourage creativity in science and technology and protect invention and innovation from appropriation by others. It is a strategic tool for economic growth facilitating FDI and technology transfer, stimulating R&D and for the creation of new technologies and businesses, empowering enterprises, along with trademarks expanding businesses globally.
It is thus, very much essential for a formal education or a course curriculum to be envisaged in order to encourage and train students and young researchers to understand the depths of intellectual property and how they can register their innovation and invention to get recognition and appreciation for their hard work. The design and structure of the proposed course focuses on creating an awareness among the teachers of TEQIP mapped institutions about filing of their research works and innovations for patents and thereby gain admiration and royalty on behalf of it. The modern-day advancement in innovation and research urges the development of such a course curriculum which not only encourages the teachers of TEQIP mapped institutions towards research and innovation but also educates them to get recognition from their intellectual property in a legal and subtle manner.

Instructors/Subject Experts/Coordinator:

Dr. Poonam Dass
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
Delhi University

Dr. Topi Basar
Associate Professor of Law
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA)

Ms. Gunjan Chawla Arora
Assistant Professor of Law, Institute of Law
Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Mr. Siddhartha Devnath
Scientist-C, Patent Information Centre - Assam
Assam Science Technology & Environment Council

Mr. Dipjyoti Choudhury
Senior Research Fellow
National Innovation Foundation-India

Prof. Anoop K Dass
Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Guwahati

Prof. Utpal Bora
Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering
IIT Guwahati

Prof. Karuna Kalita
Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Guwahati


Last date for receipt of soft copy of the duly sponsored application by email: February 15, 2021
Last date for receipt of hard copy of the duly sponsored application: February 20, 2021
DD for registration fee (non-TEQIP-III institutions) must reach by: February 20, 2021
Intimation of selection: February 20, 2021


Concept of Property, Philosophy of IPR, Kinds of IPR, International Treaties and Convention
Fundamentals of Patenting, Patent filing and Commercialization, Pre/Post grant issues in patenting, Emerging issues in patenting
Introduction to Trade Marks, Protection of Trade Mark Rights in India, Trade Mark Assignment and Licensing, International Protection, Infringement of Trade Marks and Remedies, Goodwill and Passing off, Domain names, Geographical Indications
Basics of Copyright, Administration of Copyright, Copyright Piracy, Related Rights and International Protection of Copyright
International Conventions for the Protection of New Plant Varieties, Protections of Plant Varieties, Farmers and Breeders Rights in India, Intellectual property and Biotechnological Inventions, Protection of Traditional Knowledge
Trade Secrets and unfair Competition Concept, Competition Law, IP and Protection of traditional cultural expression
Economics of Intellectual Property (IP), Valuation of IP, Commercialization of IP, IP Strategies

Who can attend:

The event is open to Faculty members and students of ANY background from TEQIP mapped Institutions/Engineering Colleges/ATUs. Participation is also open to Faculty members and Research Scholars from non-TEQIP-III institution upon submission of a fee as described in the brochure.

Registration details

Registration fee is free for participants from TEQIP-III mapped institutions.
For participants from non-TEQIP-III institutions, a registration fee of 2950 INR (2500 INR + 18% GST) is charged.
The fee has to be deposited through a demand draft drawn in favor of:

Payable at "GUWAHATI"

Selection will be based on First cum first served basis. For participants from non-TEQIP-III selection is subject to the deposition of prescribed fee. Issue of the participation certificate is subjected to satisfactory attendance of the participant in the workshop.

Download brochure to find the application form for registration.