IPR courses at GTU
       Gujarat Technological University

Introduction about the "IP VALUATION & MANAGEMENT" Course


Intellectual property right (IPR) and in particular Patent is playing a key role in the current Knowledge based economy of any country. Changes in the global economic environment and development of information technology have influenced the development of innovative business models, like Merger & Acquisition (M&A), Business tie ups, Brand equitation, Outsourcing of technology, Licensing of technology, E-commerce and like. In all these newer business models, it is very important to quantify the intangible assets owned by the company entering into such type of new business models.


Henceforth it is important for all Directors, Strategic managers, Charted accountants (CA), Business Development Executives, Financial institution officers (Bank officers), Private consultants, Technology transfer officials, Angle investors, Venture Capitalists, Manager of Start-up Incubators, Government officials dealing with industrial promotional activities to understand about different forms of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) like Patent, Design, Trademark, Copyright etc. and to understand how to do valuation of intangible assets protected by means of different forms of IPR. This will help them to enter into innovative business models as mentioned above.


Under the visionary leadership of Honb. Dr. Akshai K. Aggarwal, Vice chancellor, GTU has successfully organized various activities for IPR awareness by organizing faculty workshops and student workshops on various themes viz. “Patenting in Engineering”, “Patenting in Pharmaceuticals”, “Patent Search Methodology”, “PSAR”, “Patent Clinic” “PSTL” and “PDE” for GTU affiliated colleges since from September 2011. Due to these efforts, within 4 years’ time period more than 354 Patents have been filed by GTU affiliated college students and faculty of Engineering and Pharmacy discipline. The credit goes to the students, faculty and all the stake holder of research and innovation, who have actively engaged in the promotion of IPR and innovations. 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 “Post Graduate Diploma in IPR” course since September 2014.


Further, to increase the skilled human resource that are not only technically sound but also having in-depth knowledge of IP valuation and management, GTU is going to start 6 month certification course on “IP valuation and management” course from January 2016.

Overview of the Course


  • Overview about intangible assets and their protection

  • • Indian and International Patent system
  • • Qualitative and Quantitative characteristics of the IP.
  • • Valuation Basics
  • • IP Valuation Methods and Approaches
  • • Earnings capacity and profitability relating to the IP.
  • • Product life cycles and positioning.
  • • IP Portfolio & its management
  • • Intellectual Property and Commercialization

Unique Features of This Course


  • • Off campus and online mode Program (Candidates can take up this course with his/ her ongoing study or job)
  • • 72 hours of contact classes (This is highest among all such kind of program)
  • • IP valuation and Management combine programme (This is 1st time offered comprehensive programme)
  • • Video recorded session will be available to revision purpose
  • • Case study based learning (Each module will be supplemented with case study)
  • • Faculty from GTU, reputed law firms, IPR/TT cells of Industry, Patent Officers, reputed and Foreign Experts will conduct the contact classes (This is to get diversified pull of expertise)

Planner for Certificate Course in IP Valuation & Management (2015 – 2016 Batch)

Module Topic
Module I Introduction to IPR & Patents
1.1 Understanding of Intellectual Property Rights
• Introduction of IPR
• An Overview of the IPR Regime
-Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Industrial design, GI, Trade secret
• History of Patent Protection
Case study/Practice
1.2 International IP system • Rationale behind Patent System
• WTO, TRIPS and WIPO
• WTO-TRIPS – Key effect on Indian Legislation
• WIPO-PCT
Case study/Practice
1.3 Definition and Content of Indian Patent System • Organization of Patent System in India
• Subject matters patentable in India
• Non patentable subject matters in India
• Important sections of Indian Patent Act
Case study/Practice
Module II IP Valuation
2.1 Intellectual property valuation • Introduction and an overview
• Economic perspectives
• Due diligence
Case study/Practice
2.2 Valuation methods • The market approach
• The cost approach
• Income approach
• Comparative analysis approach
Case study/Practice
2.3 Factors driving IP value • Royalty rates
• Infringement damage analysis
• Discounted cash flows
Case study/Practice
Module III IP Management
3.1 IPR Portfolio & its management • Introduction and an Overview
• Economic Perspectives
Case study/Practice
3.2 Intellectual Property and Commercialization • Technology Transfer
• Technology licensing and outsourcing
• IP Value and Finance
Case study/Practice
3.3 Strategy for Intellectual Property Management • Merger and Acquisition
• Outsourcing of technology
• Patent Pooling and trolling
• IP Forecasting for Trading
Case study/Practice

Who should join?


  • • Students / faculty from M. Pharma, M. Engineering, MBA or MCA or LLB/LLM Discipline
  • • IP Professionals / Legal Professionals / Marketing Consultants
  • • Directors / CEO / CFO / COO
  • • Strategic Business Managers / Business Development Officers
  • • Start-Up Incubator Managers
  • • Angel investors/ Venture capitalists
  • • Bankers / Government officials for Industrial promotion
  • • Charted Accountant (CA) / Company Secretory (CS)

Likely benefit of this program


Few Likely Benefit of this course


  • • Career as IP Valuator
  • • Career as IP Portfolio Manager
  • • Consultant for IP Valuation
  • • Consultant for Managing IP Portfolio
  • • Technology Transfer Officer (TTO)
  • • New Start Up venture
  • • Enhance scope of current services offering to your clients by providing IP valuation services
  • • Helpful during IP litigation in courts
  • • Helpful during Merger & Acquisition, Brooking of shares, Brand acquisition and like
  • • To decide product portfolio for future growth of company
  • • Product to be put off market/On market
  • • Brand acquisition and like
  • • To take decision in investment into Start Ups
  • • Quantify investment required and understand expected outcome of investment done in Start Ups/MSME
  • • To decide quantum of loan eligibility to Start Ups and MSME on the basis of Intellectual property that they possess

To quantify intangible assets of their clients, which will be helpful during M & A, Goodwill/Brand value passoff/licensing/selling and like

Program Structure

Name of Course Duration Mode of study
Certification course on “IP Valuation and Management” 6 month
2 days per month (Usually Saturday & Sunday) (Total 12 contact days)
Offline and Online

Eligibility and Fees

Category Eligibility Criteria Fees (INR) # Fees (USD)
Student Student currently pursing Master/LLB/ PhD in any discipline (Science/Technical/Commerce/Arts)
OR
Student currently pursing CA/CS exam and having graduation degree from any recognized University.
18,000 ₹
1000 $
(*300 $)
Faculty Faculty member from any recognized College/Institute OR University 21,000 ₹
1500 $
(*500 $)
Any working Professional Any working professional OR person possessing graduation degree from any recognized University. 25,000 ₹
2000 $
(*700 $)

# Applicable to foreign nation participants

* Applicable to foreign nation participants from university who has signed MOU with GTU.

How to Apply?


Candidate has to fill up the application form and send the form with necessary documents along with payment challan Fees (as per your category) using SBI online to below mentioned address with subject on the cover “Application for Certification course on IP valuation and management”.

To, The Registrar, Gujarat Technological University, Nr. Vishwakarma Government Engineering College Nr. Visat Three Roads, Visat-Gandhinagar Highway Chandkheda, Ahmedabad – 382424 – Gujarat

For payment refer below mentioned guideline document:

Fee Payment Instruction for GTU IPR Courses

Note: While making a payment, please mention remark as “Course fees for IP Valuation and Management course”

Important Dates

Forms available from: 12th December 2015, Saturday
Last date for submission of forms: 09th January 2016, Saturday
Extended date for form submission: 26th January 2016, Tuesday
Commencement of Course: Last week of February, 2016

For Further Inquiry


For detail about syllabus, teaching pattern, exam pattern and like, please see website of IPVM course http://gtuipr.gtu.ac.in/Default.aspx

For any query, kindly contact:

Dr. Manish A. Rachchh, Associate Professor & Program Coordinator (PGDIPR), GTU on manish.rachchh@gtu.edu.in OR 079-23267537 / 9909961894.

Mr. Amit Patel, Assistant Professor (IPR), GTU on ipr_projectofficer@gtu.edu.in OR 9898801467

Mr. Shailesh Jain, Project Officer (IPR), GTU on po_ipr@gtu.edu.in OR 7359298134

You can also contact during office hours on mentioned contact numbers.

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