30 April 2020

Intellectual property rights help protect creations of the mind that include inventions, literary or artistic work, images, symbols, etc. If one creates a product, publish a book, or find a new drug, intellectual property rights ensure benefit from it. These rights also protect creation or work from unfair use by others.To apprise our budding pharmacists and the research scholars on the importance of IPR, School of Medical and Allied Sciences in association with IPR Cell conducted a webinar on INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS on 30th April 2020.

The first session was conducted by Mr. Vivek Singh, Head-IP Filing & Prosecution Practice at Sagacious IP. Mr. Vivek is an experienced IP Attorney and Patent Agent with technical, legal and business background. He has served as a Deputy Director - IPR, FICCI. He has also worked with Ranbaxy Laboratories as a Manager, in R&D and in-house IP Team. Mr. Vivek explained the job possibilities to the students in the field of IPR and the associated eligibility criteria. He emphasized on having at least a basic knowledge about the subject, so as to make patenting of research by scholars easier.

Mr. Ronnie George conducted the second session. He is a registered Indian Patent Agent with 5 years of experience in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from LDRP Institute of Technology and Research, Gujarat. He has worked with Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Technology Services where he was responsible for managing end-to-end patent process, right from patentability search up to patent grant. Mr Ronnie shared the methodology to be adopted for searching prior art.

The third session was conducted by Mr. Akash Dudhwa. He has graduated from NMIMS School of Law, Mumbai majoring in Intellectual Property Rights.Mr. Aakash gave a brief talk on copyrights, trademarks and industry designs.