Awareness program on Intellectual Property Literacy
Jammu, May 11 (H.S.). A one-day program on “Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness” was organized under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University with the objective of developing awareness about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) among students and faculty members. It is organized by R&D Section SMVDU and Intellectual Property Management Standing Committee in association with AICTE-MIC, Government of India and Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks and Institute Innovation Cell, SMVDU under Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness Campaign (KAPILA) carried out under the auspices of
SMVDU was one of the 75 centers in the country where awareness campaigns were conducted. Dr. D. Usha Rao, Assistant Controller of Patents and Designs, Ministry of Commerce and Industry delivered an expert lecture giving practical insights about the issue relating to Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets. Dr. Rao explained the need for protection of intellectual property based on examples such as Yoga, Basmati rice, Turmeric, etc., for which patents were sought by the Western world. He provided information about the process of patent filing and various stages of the patent process. Ravindra K. Sinha, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU said about the importance of Intellectual Property and its protection that more than 18 patents have already been filed by the students and faculty members of the University and to promote innovation and improve the process of filing for patents. SMVDU has a very supportive ecosystem built in to make it easy. More than 250 participants, including faculty, research scholars and post graduate students from various schools of SMVDU participated in the event.