NRDC and WIPO workshop on Patent Searching
National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Chairman and Managing Director, Dr. H Purushotham while inaugurating the two day workshop on Patent Searching said India was rich in research publications but fared poorly in patenting. While India ranked fifth in research publications, it ranked 52nd on the Global Patent Index, he said. He has further stated that there was a need for awareness on patent search and filing methods among researchers and start-ups, so that Indian Patent Index could be improved.
The advanced patent search training workshop has jointly organised by NRDC – Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) in collaboration with Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society (APIS), Govt. of A.P., Visakhapatnam, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Cell for IPR Promotion & Management (CIPAM) under the Department of Industrial policy and Promotion (DIPP), Govt. of India at Vishakhapatnam from 5th – 6th July, 2018.
NRDC has entered into Memorandums of Agreements (MoAs) during the Workshop with Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) Visakhapatnam, Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU), Rajahmundry, and Sagi Ramakrishnam Raju Engineering College (SRKREC) Bhimavaram, Kakinada. The Agreements were signed by Dr. H. Purushotham, CMD, NRDC; Dr. V. Kesava Rao, Vice Chancellor, DSNLU; Dr. M Mutyala Naidu, Vice Chancellor, AKNU and Dr. K. V. S. N. Raju, Registrar, SRKREC. Under these MoAs, NRDC would build capacities in IPR management and technology transfer in the Universities.
WIPO, Innovation and Technology Support Section head Mr. Andrew Czajkowski; Geneva-based WIPO IPR Manager Alex Riechel; AP Innovation Society CEO Prof.V. Valli Kumari; NRDC TISC Incharge Mr. B.K.Sahu and other officials were present during the workshop. About 150 research scholars, faculty start-ups and SMEs attended the workshop.