Pro- Vice Chancellor, CUSAT Inaugurates RIPR 2017

Geethu Mohanhdas and Sanjay Tandon

Sajan K Mathew

Renji Panicker

Renji Panicker

N S Madhavan & Unni R

Prakash Bare

Pranesh Prakash

Vijay Babu

Madhuri Anand, Assistant Professor welcomes all to Refresher Course 2017

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RIPR 2018 : 18th January 2018                                                                                               The sessions started with an Introduction to the Workshop by Prof. (Dr.) T.G Agitha. Two sessions were covered by Mrs Shalini Bhutani titled “ Intellectual Property & Sustainable Agriculture: The Issue of Access to Seeds – An Overview with focus on India” and “Global politics & the evolution of Plant Breeders’ Rights & Farmers’ Rights in International Law” Prof. (Dr.)T.G Agitha & Somalatha Moly T.S done a session on “TRIPS Flexibilities and Indian Patent Act: The Issue of Access to Seeds”. In addition to these there were presentations by students in the related areas.
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RIPR 2018 – Inauguration at 05.00pm, Venue : IUCIPRS Conference Hall                                                 Welcome Speech : Anjana Girish, Assistant Professor, IUCIPRS;  Presidential Address : Prof.(Dr.) M Bhasi, Director-in-charge, IUCIPRS; Inauguration :  Prof. (Dr.) P G Sankaran, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, CUSAT;  Felicitations:Prof.(Dr.) S Harikumar, Dr. P S Seema;  Vote of thanks : Somalatha Molly T S.

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Notification for Guest Faculty                                                                   The Centre invites application from eligible candidates (as per UGC guidelines), preferably with IPR Specialisation in qualifying degree, as Guest Faculty on the subject “Patent and Biotechnology” & “TRIPS Agreement and Access to Medicine”.  Interested candidates may send detailed Bio-Data in plain paper with phone number and email address to the Director, lnter University Centre for IPR Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi – 22 on or before 25th January 2018.

Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights – 2018 : INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, ACCESS TO SEEDS AND FARMERS’ RIGHTS                                                                                                                                                      The main theme of the workshop is ” IPR, Access to Seeds and Farmers’ Rights”. For more details click brochure.  Following are the sub themes.

  • Intellectual Property and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Impact of Patents on Agriculture
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Plant Variety Protection
  • Impact of TRIPS Agreement on Seeds
  • Patents and Protection of Plant Varieties and Sustainable Agriculture- Indian Perspective
  • Geographical Indications and Agriculture

             IUCIPRS hosted the Kochi Launch of Late Prof. George H. Gadbois Jr.’s book ‘Supreme Court of India : The Beginnings’ Edited by Vikram Raghavan and Vasujith Ram and published by Oxford University Press on January 9th, 2018, organised by The Indian Jurist.  Hon’ble Justice A. Muhamed Mustaque inaugurated the event by uncovering the book and handing it over to Padma Shree Prof. (Dr.) Madhava Menon.     A brief presentation on the book and the author’s contributions to studying the Indian Judiciary was given by Vikram Raghavan, Co-editor.Prof. (Dr.) N. R. Madhava Menon shared with the audience his reflections and remarks on the book.    The event concluded by Vote of thanks by Raghul Sudheesh, Editor-In-Chief, The Indian Jurist.

Justice Rajagopala Ayyangar Summer Fellowship 2018

Inter University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT is pleased to announce Two Summer Fellowships under ‘IUCIPRS Justice Rajagopala Ayyangar Summer Fellowship’ program during April to June 2018. IUCIPRS has instituted this Fellowship to encourage teachers interested in IP research in India to spend minimum of two months during summer (April to June) at IUCIPRS undertaking research work in IP.  Applications should reach the Center on or before 09th February 2018.   Norms  and Application form.

Copyright as Author’s Rights                            Round Table on The Author’s Concerns on Copyright Licensing
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The Centre organized a one day round table conference on Copyright as Author’s Rights on 11th December 2017 .  It was intended to explore real problems in Kerala especially in the print media context faced by the authors while commercially exploiting their own works. Prof. M K Sanoo, Justice Sukumaran, Narayan, K P Surekha and few writers shared their experiences. Most of the writers were unaware of the issues related with the selling of copyright to others and matters to be considered while constituting an agreement between the writer and publishers, and claiming or negotiating their own rights related with the royalty .  The round table discussion was very much useful to keep themselves away from cheating from the part of publishers and distributors.

Prof. Dr. Feroz Ali Khader, MHRD IPR Chair Professor, IIT Madras

Dr.Feroz Ali Khader delivered a lecture in IUCIPRS on 30th October 2017. The session touched on three major domains like legal research citation, IP clinic and patenting of technology. He explained the relevance of citation manager in IP research and legal research. He introduced the citation manger named as Juris M and Zotero. He explained the use of zotero in legal research. After the break, session resumed with IP clinic concept and he explained the functioning of the IP clinic also, how it facilitates the public in resolving the patent related issues.

Minor Research Project 2017-’18 : Applications are invited from Teachers in Universities / Government / Aided Colleges in Kerala for the award of IUCIPRS minor research project 2017-’18. Applications would reach the Centre on or before 23rd February 2018. For further information, click norms and application form.

Lecture on Pharma Industry Post-trips and Economics of Patent System by Dr. Reji K. Joseph, Associate Professor,  Institute for Studies on Industrial Development

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