An Interactive Seminar on Intellectual property rights was organized by RIMT University. The purpose of this event was to discuss in detail Intellectual Property Rights and the legal provisions relating to it. The lecture included every detail from the need for IPRs to the steps to file a patent application.
Dr. Balwinder Singh Sooch, Deputy-coordinator (IPRs and Technology Transfer Cell) and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Punjabi University was the principal resource person for the seminar.
He discussed in detail the moveable and immovable property, the importance of ownership, trademark, copyright, etc. He discussed the ways to file a successful patent registration and the laws and rules set by the Government to file a patent.
He emphasized that some founders do not consider the intangibles of what they are building and that it is crucial to ensure differentiation of what your product or services do, how it functions, and how it is presented. He further discussed the laws for the protection of Intellectual property. The rapidity with which the information can be communicated through the internet has led to increasing challenges in the field of intellectual property.
He elucidated the procedure for filing online patent applications and also answered the queries of the participants.
Pro-Chancellor, Dr Vijayant Bansal said that Intellectual property has grown into one of the world’s biggest and fastest-growing fields of law thereby necessitating the demand for IP professionals well versed in this area to deal with IPRs across the national and international borders.
Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Vijay Agarwal highlighted the importance of IPR and its importance in the image of the country and its relevance in building the knowledge pool of the country and its legal aspects.
Pro Vice-chancellor, Dr. BS Bhatia threw light on the historical aspect of India’s position as a creator and innovator and the need for IPR in the research.
Director Academics, Dr. MS Bindra discussed the vulnerable status of India in terms of patent applications filed and discussed the importance of IPR in innovation and invention.
AP and Research Co-coordinator, Dr. Santosh Bali proposed the vote of thanks and expressed gratitude to all esteemed delegates of the seminar.