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Intellectual Property Rights Management Cell (IPRMC)

Organizational Setup

Chairman

Prof. S.W. Akhtar, Hon’ble Chancellor, Integral University, Lucknow

Executive Advisory Panel

Dr. Syed Nadeem Akhtar, Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Prof.(Dr.) Tahseen Usmani, Dean, Faculty of Education
Prof. (Dr.) Abdul Rahman Khan, Dean, Faculty of Sciences

Members

Prof. (Dr.) Aqil Ahmad, Vice Chancellor (Acting), Integral University, Lucknow
Prof. (Dr.) Syed Hasan Saeed, Proctor
Prof. (Dr.) P.K.Bharti, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mr. Syed Aqeel Ahmad,Head Department of Civil Engineering

Financial Advisor

Mr. Qazi Ahmed Raza, Treasurer

Member Secretary

Dr. Syed Nadeem Akhtar, Director, Planning and Research

Coordinator

Dr. Mohammed Haris Siddiqui, Head, Department of Bioengineering


Communication Channel

Contact Points

Dr. Mohammed Haris Siddiqui, Coordinator (mhs@iul.ac.in)

Postal Address

Intellectual Property Rights Management Cell (IPRMC)
Integral Information and Research Centre (IIRC),
4th Floor, Central Library Building,
Integral University,
Dasauli, P.O.Basha, Kursi Road,
Lucknow, U.P, India-226026.
Phone:-0522-2890730, 2890812 Fax:-0522-2890812
E.Mail: iprmc@iul.ac.in

Introduction

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection plays a key role in gaining an advantageous position in the competitive technology game for achieving economic growth. Uttar Pradesh enjoys large scientific human resources in India with state of the art research and technology centres and scientific establishments in the country Lucknow, the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh is an acclaimed centre of Research in leading areas of science and technology. Thus information on various Research and technological advancements should be disseminated to the users of technology in order for our country to develop faster. Thus a culture to make aware of development of research and technology to pertinent users is essential. This has become more pronounced in the globalised economy with international agreements and obligations in the fields of IPR in the WTO regime. Huge information is to be provided while filing a patent application in order to ensure full disclosure of the invention. Thus, the patent information provides the large single source of technical information in the world today. However, access to this information and other facilities related to IPR are really inadequately available in the academic and other institutions in India.

As a first step in this direction to provide patent related services particularly to the S&T community, Intellectual Property Rights Management Cell (IPRMC) started functioning at Integral University, Lucknow under guidance and help of Council for Science and Technology, Government of Uttar Pradesh - a few months back. The cell comes under the Integral Information and Research Centre (IIRC), started functioning as a service centre to render IPR related services among S & T community.

IPRMC intends to provide information, orientation and facilities to scientists and research fellows/scholar of Integral University and its collaborating institutions/universities for protecting the products of their intellectual powers. The Cell would also be able to guide and advise researchers on how to obtain and sustain patents, facilitate routing of patent searches to Patent Information Centre (PIC) and getting the necessary clearances from the competent authorities in the university while filing provisional/complete patent specifications. This Cell would also workout various modalities on behalf of the University for Technology transfer/commercialization of patented technologies.

Forms of Protection

1. Patents : Patent is an exclusive right granted by a country to the owner of an innovation to make, use, manufacture and market the invention, provided the innovation satisfies certain criteria - like having novelty, inventive step and industrial application.

2. Copyrights : Copyright is a right granted to the owner for creating an original literary or dramatic or musical or artistic work. Cinematographic films including sound track and video films and recordings on discs, tapes etc are also covered by copyrights. Computer programs and software are covered under literary works and are protected in India under copyrights.

3. Trademarks : Trademark is a distinctive sign, which identifies certain goods or services as those produced or provided by a specific person or enterprise. Trademarks may be one or combination of words, letters, and numerals and may also consist of drawings, symbols, two / three dimensional signs or colours, used as distinguishing feature.

4. Industrial Design : Industrial Design means the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colours applied to any article by any industrial or manual process or means and which are judged solely by the perception of the eye.

5. Geographical indications : Geographical Indications (GI) means an indication which identifies certain agricultural or natural or manufactured goods as originating or manufactured in the territory of a country, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristics of such goods is essentially attributable to its geographical origin.

6. Layout Design of Integrated Circuits : Layout Design of Integrated Circuit includes a layout of transistors and other circuitry elements and includes lead wires connecting such elements and expressed in any manner in a semiconductor integrated circuit (IC), designed to perform an electronic circuitry function.

7. Trade Secrets : Trade Secret, also referred as undisclosed information, includes formula, pattern, compilation, programme, device, method, technique or process. It is perhaps the most important form of protection for industries and R&D institutions.

8. Plant Variety Protection : Plant Variety Protection and Farmer’s Rights (PVPFR) is a system for protection of plant varieties, the rights of farmers and plant breeders and to encourage the development of new varieties of plants. Criteria for protection a new plant variety are distinctness, uniformity, stability, novelty and appropriate denomination (generic designation).

Vision and Activities of IPRMC

  • a) To provide essential assistance and necessary facilities to the IU fraternity to derive IPR benefits for their IPR worthy Intellectual works.
  • b) IPR awareness amongst the students, research scholars and faculty members.
  • c) Need and demand based research activities on IPR
  • d) Opening up of academic programme/courses for the benefits of the students of Integral University.
  • e) Specialized trainings to academicians and scientists.
  • f) Workshops/Conferences/Short Term Courses on IPR awareness.
  • g) Dissemination of knowledge, information and awareness on IPR to different needy sections of the society.
  • h) Consultancy/projects on patenting of technologies.

Who can apply?

An application can be filed by any of the following persons:-
  • 1) By any person claiming to be the true and first creator or owner of the intellectual property.
  • 2) By any person being the assignee of the person claiming to be the true and first creator or owner of the intellectual property in respect of the right to make such an application. OR
  • 3) By the legal representatives of the deceased person who immediately before his death was entitled to make such an application.

Conclusion

The IPR regimes have set a stage for economic integration and its standardization. The IPR Laws help in tuning the economy of the country with the changing industrial world, to strengthen its position in trade and related arenas. Moreover, incorporation of such IP Laws provides a protection and encouragement to the creators or owners for research and development and also a satisfaction to the consumers that the product purchased are worth (authentic) the amount paid.

The Indian Government has established statutory, administrative and judicial framework for protecting the intellectual property rights in the Indian territory.

Sources

Related Links

S.No. Sources Name URL
1 Indian Patent Office http://www.patentoffice.nic.in/
2 Manual of Patent Practice in India http://ipindia.nic.in/ipr/patent/manual.htm
3 Indian Bi-lateral agreements http://ipindia.nic.in/ipr_bilaterals/dipp_bilaterals.htm
4 Govt. of India Patent site http://patinfo.nic.in/main.php
5 Books for Inventors http://www.patentstuff.com/books/books-inventors.html
6 Inventor's Guide http://www.inventorsdigest.com/
7 US Patent and Trade Mark Office http://www.uspto.gov/
8 Govt of India Patent search link http://patinfo.nic.in/
9 TIFAC patent Facilitation Centre http://www.indianpatents.org.in/