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

Round Table 2018


The  Centre  conducted a Round Table Conference titled “A Round Table of Research Institutes for Providing IP Support” on 8th October 2018 at Conference Hall, IUCIPRS. The main objective of the conference was to explore the possibility of providing Intellectual Property (IP) support for the Research Institutes across Kerala.

                   Ms. Anjana Girish, Assistant Professor, IUCIPRS delivered the welcome address. Dr. I.G Rathish, Assistant Professor and Coordinator, IPR Faciliatation Cell introduced the activities of IUCIPRS and the objectives of the conference. Prominent researchers from institutes across Kerala including Sree Chitra, RCC Trivandrum, Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology, Kochi, Inter University Centre for Biomedical Research, Kotayam and M.S. Swaminathan, Research Foundation Wayanad, participated and apprised the participants regarding the activities carried out at their respective institutes. They raised their queries, concerns and suggestions with regard to protection and commercialization of patents which were deliberated upon in the subsequent discussions.

                The concluding remarks were made by Dr. I.G Rathish, who promised the whole hearted support and cooperation from the Centre for the future endeavors of the research institutes in creating and protecting IP and urged the participants to take efforts for commercialization of patents. Vote of thanks was proposed by Ms. Asha, Research Officer, IUCIPRS.

Date Extended – RIPR Abstracts Submission
As per the requests by students of various law schools, we are pleased to inform you that the last date for uploading ABSTRACTS for RIPR – 2019 has been extended to 30th September 2018.

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.