By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 2 May: UPES celebrated ‘World Intellectual Property Day’ by organising a Workshop-Cum-Panel Discussion on IP issues, particularly conventions and practices, at its Bidholi Campus. The event was organised by the UPES-UCOST IPR Cell established as a joint venture between UCOST with UPES R&D and School of Law (SOL). Dr Rajendra Dobhal, Director General, UCOST, was the Chief Guest at the programme.
The event was organised as a part of the ongoing ‘National Technology Week’. Welcoming the panelists, faculty and students, Amit Singh, Faculty ‘SOL’ & Convener ‘UPES-UCOST IPR Cell’, introduced the invited Panelists, Dr SK Mitra – ex-Deputy Controller of Patents & Designs; Prof M Padmavati – Head & Dean, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur; Dr Sudipta Ghosh – Head, IP Management, WIPRO Limited, Kolkata, and Dr Mandira Roy – Head, IPR &Technology Transfer, Adastra IP Private Limited, New Delhi, amongst them.
Delivering his talk on “Fostering Innovation & Creativity through Intellectual Property (IP) for Higher Growth Trajectory”, the first Guest Speaker, Prof. S. K. Mitra, explained the importance of IP laws and development in that field over the years. He spoke on the protection, creation and commercialisation of IP rights that are still shady in a world of rapid internet and unrestricted data access. “We need to alter our mindset towards Intellectual Property Rights in our country so that the people could learn to calibrate and monetise its available resources,” he declared. Prof Mitra concluded his talk with the implication and intricacies of IP law and the vast domain of research that it provides in today’s world of robust networking. In her talk on “Role of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Utilisation and Effective Management of Indian Bio-resource”, Prof M Padmavati described the value added services of Intellectual Property while uncovering the lesser-known issues for patents as cited by previous precedent cases. In his speech on “Mechanism of Intellectual Property (IP) Protection in Communication Technology for Success of Digital India Policy”, Dr Sudipta Ghosh spoke about the gradual emergence of IP laws in India and their impact on the economy and resources of the country. He exposed the relation of Intellectual Property and its available bandwidth in India, explaining the different aspects where electronic media and network penetration sets up boundaries and bridges in the aforementioned matter. The last speaker, Dr Mandira Roy delivered her talk on “Intellectual Property (IP) Management & Technology Transfer Policy for success of Creative India”.
The programme culminated with a ‘Panel Discussion’ on the “Role and Importance of Intellectual Property in creating Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurial Ecosystem at Universities and Higher Educational Institutions”. Dr Tabrez Ahmed – Dean, SOL & Faculty-in-charge UPES-UCOST IPR Cell, moderated the panel discussion. In the Valedictory Ceremony, ‘Chief Guest’ Dr Rajendra Dobhal distributed the Prizes to the winners of the week-long ‘National Technology Week’ being held at SOL. Parul Sinha, Assistant Professor, SOL, briefed the gathering on the events held during the technology week. Dr. Tabrez Ahmed thanked the team of the UPES-UCOST IPR Cell, Amit Singh; Surajit Mondal – Faculty Coordinator, and the student coordinators Keshav Kumar, Gagan Garg and Ayush Agarwal along with the ‘Anchors’ Hrishikesh Bedi, Anshika Dhawan and Srushtee Iyer.