KU hosts workshop on intellectual property rights

Srinagar, Oct 9: A day-long workshop ‘Intellectual Property Rights: Challenges and Practices for MSME Units’ was organized by University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC), Kashmir University.<...

Srinagar, Oct 9: A day-long workshop 'Intellectual Property Rights: Challenges and Practices for MSME Units' was organized by University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC), Kashmir University.
 The workshop was held in collaboration with Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) and Department of Law, KU at university campus, here, on Tuesday.
 While presiding over the inaugural session Prof SK Jain from Department of Management Studies, IIT New Delhi said that the present world is engulfed with competition which revolves around the technology which itself is the outcome of the new inventions and innovation by young scientists.
 "This workshop is a vital initiative to create awareness among the young innovators and budding scientists about the importance of patent. There are many institutes spread across the country which train the students particularly in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and it would be definitely very beneficial if students from the Valley get attached to these institutes to get a proper training so that they come to know about the different procedures and modalities to be followed and adopted while applying for patent of their innovation or invention," said Prof Jain.
 Director, MSME-DI Jammu, Virender Sharma in his opening remarks stressed that every innovation is incomplete before it is patented and a scientist will have complete authority over his invention only after it is patented, the varsity in a statement said.
 President Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) Zahoor Ahmad while presenting a perspective on IPR said: "Such kind of workshops will benefit the industrial sectors of our valley as its main purpose is to apprise people about the different aspects of innovations and applicability of IPR."
 Director USIC Prof GM Bhat while delivering his inaugural address underlined that innovations are the definite path towards development and these innovations are required to be patented to provide optimum benefits and credit to its inventor.
 Prof Bhat added that "one of the indicators of the development of a nation is the number of patent applications being filed in that country."
  "Science and law must go hand in hand to provide platform and secure rights of the innovators," he added. 

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