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A National Conference on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

A National Conference on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) was conducted by the IPR Cell of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth  at the MGMCRI campus on 25 September 2015, Friday.  220 delegates and number of distinguished speakers and inventors from all over the country attended the meet. The conference was inaugurated by the eminent scientist Prof. S. C. Parija, Director of JIPMER, Pondicherry. He delivered an informative lecture on “IPR and Health Care”. Prof. P Rajaram Pagadala, Chancellor, SBV, in his address, stressed on the role of innovation in the progress of the nation and awarded prizes to young innovators from SBV and released the souvenir. Prof. K.R. Sethuraman, Vice-Chancellor , SBV in his key note address mentioned that Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth is laying strong emphasis on innovation and released the draft IPR policy guidelines of SBV. Prof. T. Ramakrishna, Min. of HRD Chair on IPR, National School of Law University, Bangalore in his guest talk presented a world overview of IPR, stating that India needs to make a lot of progress in this area. Prof P. Iyer, Chairman, IP Cell, IISc, Bangalore talked on ‘Technology Licensing at IISc’. Ms. Sangeeta Nagar , Sr. Scientist, Patent Facilitation Cell, TIFAC, New Delhi spoke on “Facilitation of patents by TIFAC”. Mr. O. Prasad Rao, Asst. Controller of Patents, Chennai talked on ‘Processing of patent applications’. Mr. Rajaraman, Patent attorney from Chennai discussed on “How to file a patent application”. Inventors presented their papers on their inventions. Prof. S. Mishra, Organizing chairman welcomed the gathering and Dr. M. Senthil, Organizing Secretary and Dr. Varsha offered the vote of thanks.