Intellectual property (IP) contributes enormously to our national and state economies. Dozens of industries across our economy rely on the adequate enforcement of their patents, trademarks, and copyrights, while consumers use IP to ensure they are purchasing safe, guaranteed products. Intellectual property protection is critical to fostering innovation. Without the protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would focus less on research and development. It is believed Intellectual property rights are worth protecting, both domestically and abroad, in this context a Short Term Course on Intellectual Property Rights was organized by the Human Resource Development Center (HRDC) and Division of Research and Development- IPR Cell w.e.f. 20th Sep. to 25th Sep. , 2021. The program got an overwhelming response from academia and Industry. Maestros of Academia and Industry deliberated on Intellectual Property Rights.

Prof. (Dr.) Dharam Buddhi, Executive Dean, Division of Innovation and Entrepreneurship appreciated the contribution of the Organizing Team and Resource Panel in arranging a meaningful training program contributing to capacity building in IPR.  Program convener Dr. Sunaina Ahuja, Professor & Associate Dean and Head, Human Resource Development Center, after setting the context of the course assured the participants that they would be enriched with knowledge on Intellectual Property Rights. “The Short Term Course is unique in terms of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment methods which are gamified in approach” she expressed.

The panel consisted of eminent subject matter experts namely Mr. Pankaj Borkar, Dy Controller of Patents, IPO Mumbai and Head- Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management, Nagpur, Ms. Bindu Sharma, Founder & CEO, Origin IP Solutions, Bangalore, Dr. Runjhun Tandon, Associate Professor & Asst. Dean, IPR cell, LPU, and Mr. Atul Khosla, Assistant Professor, IPR cell, LPU

Each Subject Matter expert expressed views on different segments of Intellectual Property Rights. Mr. Pankaj Borkar deliberated on intellectual Property Rights and their types. Dr. Runjhun Tandon focused on Patent filing and procedures both for  National and International platforms, Patentable and Non-Patentable Inventions with landmark cases and Patent drafting followed by hands-on training. Mr. Atul Khosla gave a live demonstration on idea searching and various platforms available for idea searching. Ms. Bindu Sharma reflected on the Commercialization of Technologies.

Prof. (Dr.) Dharam Buddhi advised HRDC and IPR cell to continue the initiative of spreading awareness on IPRs and applauded Dr. Sunaina Ahuja, Professor and Associate Dean, Head- HRDC, Dr. Savita Gupta Professor and Head – Deptt of Faculty Development, HRDC, Dr. Runjhun Tandon, Associate Professor & Asst. Dean, IPR cell, LPU and Ms. Sushma, member organizing team HRDC, for organizing a meaningful short-term course, successful in meeting participants’ expectations.