ZIRO, Mar 07: Saint Claret College, Ziro (SCCZ) in collaboration with the National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh (NIT, AP) conducted a two-day national webinar on intellectual property rights (IPRs) and IP management for start-ups on March 5 and 6.
The webinar sought to impart suitable knowledge about the importance of IPR and IP in various aspects of daily undertakings in academics, research, and marketing.
Various pertinent themes were dwelt upon by the resource persons handling IPR.
Sanjay Bhattacharya, Deputy Controller and Head of Office at the Patent Office, Kolkata, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, spoke on the progress of IPR in India. A.K. Baruah, a retired faculty member of Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship in Guwahati discussed how to go about self and entrepreneurial motivation, and entrepreneurship as a career for first-generation entrepreneurs.
Siddhartha Devnath, Senior Scientist at Patent Information Centre, Assam talked on trademark and its importance. Mahuya Hom Choudhury, Senior Scientist at Patent Information Centre in West Bengal also spoke on the perspective and challenges of IPRs and innovation towards shaping the future.
The webinar was sponsored by the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP-3) and Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology. A total of 60 participants, mainly academicians, researchers, college teachers, and students took an active part in the webinar.
The IPR Cell of NIT, AP, under coordinator Saikat Kumar Jana and the patronage of Director Pinakeswar Mahanta, along with the Research Promotion Cell (RPC) of SCCZ under its coordinator, Bhaboklang Sohkhlet and patronage of Allwyn Mendoz, Principal of SCCZ, jointly organised this national webinar, which is a result of the MoU signed between NIT, AP and SCCZ.
Both the organising institutions expressed satisfaction over the conduct of the webinar and look forward to more joint ventures.