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Managing Intellectual Property

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Madras via YouTube


Course outline: Intellectual property (IP) helps universities to improve their ranking, establish an innovation ecosystem, incubate knowledge-based start-ups, earn additional revenue and measure research activity. Managing intellectual property at Universities can be critical as regulatory authorities push for establishing innovation ecosystems and IP centres. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all universities to set up IP centers. The National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranks institutions based on the number of patents applied for, granted and commercialized. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) awards points to institutes with an innovation ecosystem and a facility for identifying and promoting IP. Both the UGC and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) recommend changes to the curriculum with a focus on IPR education in technical institutes.


An Introduction to Intellectual Property.
What are Rights?.
What is Property in IPR?.
Meaning of Intellectual in IPR.
Characteristics of IP.
Defining IPR.
Kinds of IPRs and their Duration.
Rights Granted by IP.
The Origin of Intellectual Property.
The Origin of Intellectual Property part 2.
Growth of Intellectual Property.
Learning Intellectual Property.
Patents in India.
Who can apply for a patent.
Requirements of a Patent Application.
Types of Patent Aapplication.
Trade Marks.
Trademarks in India.
What can be protected?.
Introduction to Copyright.
Origin and Evolution of Copyright.
Copyright in India.
Geographical Indications.
The Enterpreneurial University.
Universities and IP.
Publish or Patent.
Managing IP at Universities.
Indian Universities and Patents.
Why People Invent.
How Inventions Look.
Where to Look for Inventions.
How to Catch an Invention.
Getting a working disclosure.
Searching with the disclosure.
Outcome of search.
What is a Patentability Search.
Reasons for Ordering a Patentability Search.
When a Patentability Search is Not Required.
How to Order a Patentability Search.
Limits of Patentability Search.
Patentability Search Report.
Setting up IP Center Part 1.
Setting up IP Center Part 2.

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