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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Roadmap for patent creation

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


For every science and technology individual, or for any inventive mind, there is a possibility of creating novel product or process. This course will help such intellectual minds to identify and protect their intellectual efforts.This course is an introduction to one of the important types of intellectual property, patent. The course is a good blend of theoretical and practical aspects of patenting activity. The course is focused on inventor/researcher perspective with an objective how to generate a patent. This course provides various guidelines to inventor/researcher to convert his research into patent. This includes various topics such as how to read a techno legal document (patent), how to use patent data for research gap analysis, how to identify potential patent, how to plan the patent filing activity, how to interact with patent attorney, how to use and maintain laboratory notebook and so on.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any disciplinePREREQUISITES : NoneINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Almost all industry sectors need this course (Start ups, MSMEs, Corporate)



Week 1: Introduction to patent: Definition, concepts, patentability
Week 2: Patentability Criteria:How to Identify whether my invention is patentable?
Week 3: How to read a patent document?
Week 4: Patentability check - various tools Week 5: Procedure for patent filingWeek 6: Research/project Planning I
Week 7: Research/project Planning II
Week 8: Research/project Planning III

Taught by

Prof. Gouri Gargate


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