The Intellectual property Rights cell, under the aegis of the Division of Research and development, organized the First International Conference on Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights on 18-19 April 2022. The conference was supported and funded by the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology, Chandigarh.

The goals of the conference:

  • PROVIDE a professional forum for discussions on national and international intellectual property rights laws.
  • INTEGRATION of scientific community with intellectual property rights experts and industry for identification of new scientific challenges.

The conference had 16 keynote speakers from national and international repute both from academia and industry. Eminent speakers from industry and academia discussed each and every aspect of IP right from filing, validation, product development, IP evaluation and commercialization.

The keynote speakers were Mr. John Cabaca, United States Intellectual Property Counselor for South Asia, Dr. Dapinder Bakshi, Joint Director and Incharge, Patent Information Centre-Punjab and Coordinator, Technology Innovation Support Centre of WIPO-UN, Punjab state council for science and technology Chandigarh, Dr. Hans Jurgen Federsel, Assoc Professor Senior Advisor Research and Business Development Department Chemical Process and Pharmaceutical Development, Dr. Vinod Kumar Sharma Senior Scientist Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, ITALY, Dr. DVA Raghav Murthy, Advisor, Aerospace Research, Veltech University Secretary, “Society for Small Satellite Systems(SSSS), Mr. Mariano Municoy Head Regional Legal Department Moeller IP Advisors  Covered Regions: Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Dr. Parmar Former Technical Member (Patents), erstwhile, Intellectual property appellate board, special counsel Lexorbis, Mr. H Puroshottam, IPR Chair Andhra University and Mr. B K Sahu, Regional manager and Officer Incharge Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre and Technology Innovation Support Centre, NRDC, Govt of India.

The invited talk sessions were given by Dr. Umesh Bankar, Professor and President Banakar Consulting Services Westfield, Dr. Kardam Former Sr.Joint Controller& Head, Indian Patent Office, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, DPIIT, Govt. of India, Dr. Shaleen Raizada MD & CEO of Sanshadow Consultants Pvt. Ltd, Mrs. Namita Mittal, CEO, Verispire, Mrs. Founder and CEO of Origiin IP Solutions, Dr. Ashok Shukla, CEO SPA group of Enterprises, Dr Rajesh Kumar Thaper, Director-Racemix Molecules Pvt Ltd Subsidiary of Anphar Labs- Jammu.

There were around papers received out of which 45 papers were accepted for presentations. The papers related to various topics related to functional food, water purification, aerospace engineering and many more. Not only this, a variety of papers presented various aspects of IP and its regime including taxation. The best paper award was given to a scholar for his paper titled “Getting Prepared for the Fresh COVID19 Wave : Chemical Oxygen Generator for in a Resource Poor Settings”

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