With the increasing focus on innovation and research, there is an important need to learn about intellectual property rights (IPRs) to safeguard their inventions. Without the protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would focus less on research and development.
IIIT Bangalore held a session on ‘Awareness program on Intellectual Property Rights’ by Dr. Sharana Gouda, Assistant Controller of Patents & Designs & head, Biotechnology Group, Patent Office, Chennai. It was an interesting session where Dr. Gouda explained the differences between trademark, patent, designs, service marks and Geographical Indication (GI) of sources.
It was helpful for the participants to know the role of IPRs. Understanding the advantages of patents only helps produce competitive products. Dr. Gouda explained the requirements of patent filing and patent application processing. It was attended by our Director, Prof. Debabrata Das, Prof. Chandrashekhar Ramanathan, Dean (Academics), faculty, staff members, students and project staff.