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

Refresher Course Inauguration 2018

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RIPR 2019

The Centre is organizing the Sixth Annual National Workshop  RIPR – 2019 from 18th to 20th January 2019. This year’s theme is Intellectual Property Rights and Competition : A Social Perspective . Click for more  details  and  brochure.  For any enquiry regarding the program  you can mail to  You can register the event through the given link

Carl Malamud

An interactive session by Mr. Carl Malamud on the theme “Universal Access to (All) Knowledge” was organized by Inter University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT. Mr. Carl Malamud is the founder of Public.Resource.Org (“Public Resource”), a California-based NGO widely credited with placing many large government databases online and then working with governments to get them to do these themselves. For the last few years, Public Resource has been working intensively in India, including an effort to make available all Indian Standards for free on the net, an issue that is the subject of Public Interest Litigation suit in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi.  Carl started the first radio station on the Internet and is the author of 9 books, including most recently (with Sam Pitroda), Code Swaraj: Field Notes from the Standards Satyagraha. The session started with welcome address by Dr I.G. Rathish, Assistant. Professor, IUCIPRS. He introduced the speaker and gave an overview of the objective and activities of IUCIPRS.

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Re-notification Minor Research Project

Minor Research Project                                                                                               Applications are invited from full time teachers of any University/ Government/Aided College in Kerala or India to be a part of a Minor Research Project for one year. Applications  should reach the Centre on or before 11th January 2019 in prescribed format along with detailed research proposal which include their area of research in intellectual property rights, research problem, research questions, methodology, duration of the project, possible outcome, social utility of the research, the details of the expenditure, name of the Principal Investigator and others involved in the project. Click here for norms and application form .

Moments of Refresher 2018

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One Day Workshop on 30th June 2018 Jointly with Third World Network                      IUCIPRS is organizing one day workshop on ” Patent Opposition System and Pharmaceutical Patents” jointly with Third World Network from 9.15am to 04.30pm at IUCIPRS Conference Hall.  Brochure of the program. 

Refresher Course 2018

       p g sankaranDr. Suman Sahai                          Fourth Refresher Course for Law Teachers on Developmental Perspectives of Intellectual Property Law (Topic for 2018 : Collective Forms of Intellectual Property) has been  inaugurated by Dr. P G Sankaran Hon’ble Pro Vice -Chancellor, CUSAT on 22nd June 2018 at  05.00pm, in IUCIPRS Conference Hall where Dr. Suman Sahai, Chair Person, Gene Campaign, New Delhi delivered the Keynote address.

PhD Fellowships

 IUCIPRS invites application for PhD Fellowships  along with detailed research proposal submitted for Ph.D registration in the University concerned. Click for   Norms  and Application form 


The Centre aims to provide an opportunity to develop research and writing skills of students in Intellectual Property related areas.  Interns are allowed to interact with the scholars of the Centre and at the same time they can attend eligible workshops and seminars ensue in the Centre during the period of internship. For norms and application, click here.

World IP Day Celebrations 2018



On behalf of the the World Intellectual Property (IP) day celebrations, the Centre organized a half day panel discussion on the theme –  “Powering Change: Women in innovation and creativity” . Prof. (Dr.) T. G. Agitha, Professor, IUCIPRS gave the welcome address.Ms. Sheela Kochouseph, Chairman & Managing Director, V-Star, delivered the IP day address on Women’s role in creativity and highlighted the achievements of successful women entrepreneurs and shared her journey of transformation from a housewife to a successful entrepreneur. This was followed by the screening of IIFF award winning non-feature film ‘Ore Udal ‘, directed by Dr. Asha Achy Joseph, one of the two panelists.
The panel discussion opened with the panelist, Prasanthi Nathan, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, BookNmeet, talking about the challenges faced by women in Innovation and stated that women face more challenges than men even in the field of innovation and urged that teachers and parents have an important role in moulding the creativity in an individual, right from childhood. She also emphasized the lack of awareness of Intellectual Property among entrepreneurs in general.

Prof. Dr. Feroz Ali Khader

Prof. Feroz Ali Khader, IPR Chair Professor, IIT Madras, interacted with the participants on the identification of contemporary research topics on IPR at the Centre on February 19, 2018. He shed light on the various aspects that lead to the publication of quality research articles. The significance of high-quality research publication was highlighted by him and guidance on selecting key aspects of the topic for research was provided. He also shared his valuable inputs with the participants on the contemporary research topics in IPR.