Desh Bhagat University’s Patent Information Centre organized a workshop on Patent Awareness. The Industrialists from Ludhiana, Mandi Gobindgarh, Amargarh, Amloh, Rajpura and Experts from TIFAC DST Govt of India, students and staff members from Faculty of Engineering and other faculties participated in it.
The event was inaugurated by the university Chancellor Dr. Zora Singh. He said that objective of the event is to teach our students about the various facets intellectual property, like patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright etc. which play a major role in encouraging innovation and creativity.
The chief Guest on this occasion was Vinod Vashist (President, All India Steel Rolling Association) who shared his views on Copyright, Challenges for entrepreneurs in the changed knowledge regime.
The keynote speaker of first session was Sangeeta Nagar, (Scientist E TIFAC, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India). She talked about the Development of Intellectual Property Rights system in India. She said each and every new invention needs copyright and patent protection and we have to be aware about it.
B S Sooch, Registered Patent Agent spoke on Patenting System of India. Sanjeeta Das, Patent Attorney from a leading IPR firm spoke on Trademarks and Design Registration.
During session second, Dr. Ashwani Siwal (Department of Law, University of Delhi) informed about Copyright Management in Academic Institutions in detail and provided information on latest Rulings of the Court on the subject. Divya Kaushik, (Scientist PIC) talked about the Role of PIC, PSCST and Services offered. The Experts interacted with the students and shared their experiences.
Pro Chancellor Dr. Tajinder Kaur informed that under Professional Competency Test (PCT) the university has already included Intellectual Property Right (IPR) subject to its curriculum from the academic session 2017-18. At the end, Vice Chancellor Dr. Virinder Singh proposed vote of thanks and appreciated the learned speaker for their valuable thoughts and suggestions.
This will extend the innovation vision of the university to the highest. University Provost Dr. Neelima Jerath said that the university’s Patent Information Centre is ever ready to help and guide the students about how they can get their innovation or new ideas registered , patent and copy right etc. Dr. H. K. Sidhu, Dr. Payal Bassi, Er.Gurlal Singh, Er. Arshdeep Singh, HoD’s of different departments were also present at the occasion.