Intellectual property is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect, and primarily encompasses copyrights, patents and trademarks. It also includes other types of rights, such as trade secrets, publicity rights, moral rights, and rights against unfair competition.
Dr. B. K. Sarkar
Department of ECS, Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology (PHCET), Rasayani in association with the IETE Students Forum organized a Seminar on “Intellectual Property Rights and Patenting”on Thursday, 6th October, 2022.
The Seminar started at 2:45 p.m. in conclave-I. Ms. Pooja Shukre introduced the invited speaker for the session, Dr. B. K. Sarkar, Professor, Department of Computer Engineering. Dr. Mansi Subhedar, Head of the Department of ECS, guided students about various areas of patenting and also motivated students about the importance of IPR and Patenting in academics.
Dr. B. K. Sarkar gave a brief introduction to IPR and explained the various related terms such as copyrights and patents. Students were guided on how IPR restricts copying others’ ideas and how this will help the development of new ideas for the betterment of society. Speaker also explained, how IPR provides total control over an innovation and its creator. Students and faculty members also learned about how small innovations influence societies at large and how they should indulge in innovating and patenting ideas that will be useful for all classes of individuals in society.
Total of 67 students and faculty members of the ECS department benefited from this Seminar. The session was very interactive and students showed their interest in the topic. The program concluded with a QA session followed by a vote of thanks to the speaker by Mr. Jayesh Rane, ISF Faculty Coordinator.