IPR courses at GTU
       Gujarat Technological University

INTRODUCTION


Intellectual property right (IPR) and in particular Patent is playing a key role in the current Knowledge based economy of any country. In the last year, from India 45,000 patents have been filed. But out of these 80% patents have been filed by Multinational Company and OR foreign individuals and rest by Indian researchers. In the last year from China, 5,50,000 patents have filed. Out of which only 20% patents have been filed by Multinational Company and OR foreign individuals and rest by Chinese researchers. The reason for this big difference between India and China is in the amount of IP literacy among the research community. In China, IPR is the compulsory subject at school level. Due to this many professional working in the field of IPR and patents are available in China.


GTU has organized nearly 40 workshops in last three years and by that way provided training to 4,000 faculty members for the Basic to advance level of IPR as well as conducted workshops for students too. GTU has introduced “Patent Search and Analysis Report (PSAR) Generation” compulsory to BE (Sem 7) and M. Pharm (Sem 3) students. Further, “Patent Drafting Exercise (PDE)” is introduced in BE (Sem 8). Due to these efforts nearly 250 patents have been filed by GTU students and faculty member.


Further, to increase the skilled human resource that are not only technically sound but also having in-depth knowledge of IPR and patents, GTU has launched different courses in IPR


OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:


  1. Increase skilled man power in the field of IPR and Patents.
  2. Students/ faculty can take up this program along with their parallel study/ work as a Skill development program.
  3. There is big demand of technocrats, who possess knowledge of IPR and Patents in research based Pharmaceutical and Engineering industry, so this program will increase employability of our students.
  4. After thorough training of this course, students can start their own consultancy firm in the field of IPR and Patents. So students can become Entrepreneur after going through this program
  5. This will bridge the gap between Indian and Chinese figure of patents filing per year.