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Amity University Madhya Pradesh organized a Seminar cum Workshop on Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights

A Seminar cum Workshop on “Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights” was organized by Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior in collaboration with NRDC- Amity Innovation Facilitation Centre on February 14,  2015 at AUMP Gwalior. The workshop was sponsored by NRDC - AIFC (National Research Development Corporation - Amity Innovation Facilitation Center).

The Seminar cum Workshop was inaugurated by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Lt. Gen. V.K. Sharma AVSM (Retd.). The invited speakers were Dr. A.K. Srivastava, Deputy Manager (NRDC), New Delhi, Shri O.P.Singh, Assistant Director, MSME, New Delhi, Dr. Rajendra K. Diwan, Additional Director, DIIT, AUUP, Noida, Dr. Sanjeev K. Majumdar, Dy. Manager (NRDC), New Delhi, Dr. R.P. Yadav, Advocate Patent & T M Attorney, Mr. Anupam Trivedi, Partner, K & S Partners, Gurgaon.

In his inaugural address, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen.V.K. Sharma AVSM (Retd.) enlightened the audience on the history of Intellectual Property Rights & said that protection of IPR (intangible property) has definite benefits, such as to propagate innovative culture,profitability, market leadership and helps creation of wealth for the individual and Nation. He explained IPR as creation of mind, inventions,literary and artistic works, symbols, names, images and designs used in commerce. He stressed on the importance of IPR and need for it’s protection. He voiced that India has miles to go, as we have a valuable collection of traditional knowledge.

Dr. A.K. Srivastava, Deputy Manager (NRDC) New Delhi, after the opening remarks by the  Hon’ble V.C., through his presentation on “NRDC as a Technology Partner”, explained indigenous technology, innovative research work, technology transfer, promotion of technology. He informed about various awards given by NRDC, awards for innovation, societal innovation, budding inventor awards etc. He stressed on the need of research and innovation in today’s world. He concluded by saying that research as a vehicle for development cannot be overlooked.

Shri. O.P. Singh, Assistant Director, MSME, New Delhi spokeon “An Overview of IPR issue”. He emphasized the need of IPR protection. He informed about upcoming new Government policies on Patents and also informed about Online Copyright Registration and about the GI (Geographical Indicator).

Dr. Rajendra K. Diwan, Additional Director, DIIT, AUUP, Noida, UP through his presentation on “Concept to Product”, explained about validation of technology. He told that how with the help of creativity, invention, and marketing a concept reaches the patent protection. He explained various types of inventions. He informed about development of various inventionsat Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida like artificial limb, bamboo bricks, lowcost sanitary napkins, diapers etc. He also informed about various products ofAmity University Uttar Pradesh which are ready to be launched in market such asself-defense sprays, rootonic magic fungus, green tea, water testing kit,cooking oil quality testing kit, bio-degradable plastic, shampoo for dry hairetc.

Dr. Sanjeev K. Majumdar spoke on “Searching for Patent Information” he explained how patent  searching is very useful for several purposes not only for organizations and universities, but  also for researchers. Patents include bothtechnical and legal information. He told that in order to perform good and useful researches, it is essential to understand the structure of Patent information, whatever form it can take as well as where and how to use the search tools available.

Dr. R.P. Yadav, Advocate, Patent & T M Attorney during the Technical Session spoke on “How to identify patentable invention(s)”. He explained how to distinguish between patentable invention and non-patentable invention by exhaustive quiz and through elaborate presentation.

Mr. Anupam Trivedi, Partner, K & S, Partners, Gurgaon, had an invited lecture during Technical Session on “Disclosure of Invention for Patent protection” where he discussed information presented in a patent document,  invention’s title, summary of the invention, name of the patent’s assignee, legal status of the document,it’s technical description, drawing, requirement for the disclosure of invention.

Ms. Krati Rajoria, Assistant Professor, Amity Law School, AUMP, Gwalior during her discourse explained on ‘Demonstration on disclosure of innovation for patent protection (Procedure for drafting an application). She presented a detailed information about procedure for drafting a patent application along with the details of all the required forms i.e. Form 1 and several other forms, the presentation covered procedure required for filing patent application, the content of the application including provisional and complete specification. The procedure for filing application online i.e. e-filing through online portal was also explained, publication, opposition of patent application and various other procedures involved.

Technical Session was followed by an Interactive Session / Q&A Session, where the invited Guests addressed questions from the audience. This Seminar cum Workshop was concluded by Vote of Thanks by Prof.S.P. Bajpai, Organising Secretary and Dean Research, Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior

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