A Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with focus on “Patent and Copyright” was held by the IPR Cell of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth at the MGMCRI Campus on 3 rd June 2016, Friday. Total 180 delegates consisting of faculties and students from different subjects viz. Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Nursing, Law and Basic Sciences from universities and colleges; from all over the Pondicherry & Tamilnadu attended the meet. The Tamil Nadu Medical Council has accredited 1hrs of CME credit to the conference.
The conference was inaugurated by Prof. K.R. Sethuraman, Vice-Chancellor, who, in his key note address mentioned that Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth is laying strong emphasis on innovation and it is paying off.
In his felicitation address Mr.Yashawant Dev Panwar, Scientist E and Head PFC TIFAC New Delhi Spoke on the new IPR policy of Government of India; the role and scope of IPR in academic institutions all over the country; and the role of PFC in facilitating patents from academic institutions.
Prof S Mishra, Organizing Chairman welcomed the gathering and Dr M Senthil, Organizing Secretary offered the vote of thanks.
Guest lectures session
Four guest speakers delivered their lectures Mr. Yashawant Dev Panwar, Scientist E and Head PFC TIFAC, Presented the topic “ Management of Intellectual Property Rights in academic Institutions”; and he elaborated on the role of PFC in filling patents.
Mr. Raja, Assistant controller of patents and designs, Government of India, Chennai spoke on “Patenting system in India”; steps for filling patents; and their evaluation by the patent office.
Shri. Arvind Vishwanathan, IPR Consultant, Chennai spoke on “Patent information and its use” and extensively dealt with search for patents. Shri. Surya Senthil, IPR Attorney, Jus Maxima Law, Chennai spoke on “Copyright Management”. He illuminated on the different aspects of filling of copy right and protecting them.
In the afternoon there was open forum from 2.30- 4.00 pm in which all the four guest speakers were kind enough to take questions from the audience and interact with them. There were lot of questions from the audience to which the guest speakers responded. The session was lively.
Feedback were collected at the end. Out of 180 delegates 94 (52%) participants responded for the feedback, 76 % participants told the topics were relevant to the workshop. 89% told teaching learning experience was encouraging and 86% told the entire workshop was useful.