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CII - Certificate Course on Intellectual Property Rights

We are pleased to inform that the Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Center of Confederation of Indian Industry and Center for Intellectual Property Rights of Anna University, together are launching the Certificate Course on Intellectual Property Rights commencing in the month of February 2015.

Objectives of the Course:

  • To provide an overview on IPR to the graduates and professionals.
  • To bring out techno-legal professionals in the field of IPR.
  • To act as a bridge course between the academia and the manufacturing industries.
  • To provide hands on training on different patent tools along with knowledge sharing by industry professionals

The 5-month Certificate Course is for,

  • Graduates / Post-graduates/PhDs with science, engineering and other technical qualifications
  • Domain Experts, Research Scholars, Teachers and Professors
  • Legal Professionals (LL.B. & LL.M.) with technical background

It will be a part-time course with 3 classes per week on alternate days [Monday, Wednesday & Friday/Saturday] which provides 36 classes for the whole 3 months. Each class consists of 2 hrs.

Fees Details:

  • Application Fee: Rs. 200/- Application
  • Course: Rs.15,000/-

Payment Mode: DD in favor of "The Director, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Anna University" payable at Chennai

How to Apply?

  • Application format may be downloaded from:

  • Hard copy of the filled in application form along with a Demand Draft of Rs.200/- should submitted to the following address:
    The Director,
    Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR),
    CPDE Building (behind Vivekananda Auditorium),
    Anna University, Chennai - 25

  • The last date for application is 31st January, 2015.
  • The Selected candidates will be intimated through mail.

The Course consists of 4 modules each module consists of 9 classes. I.e. Total no of classes: 36.

  • Module - I: Overview on IPR and its classification - 9 classes
    Introduction to IP - Invention and Creativity - Importance - Protection of IPR - Basic types of Property (i) Movable Property (ii) Immovable Property and (iii) Intellectual Property - Types of IPR - Patents - Copyrights and related rights - Trade Marks - Industrial Designs - Geographical Indications - Traditional Knowledge -Plant variety protection- Layout designs of Integrated Circuits.

  • Module - II: Patents - 9 classes
    Introduction to Patents - Patentability criteria - Novelty, Non-Obviousness and industrial applicability - The Patent Act, 1970 - Inventions not patentable - Patent Specifications: Provisional and complete - Types of patent applications - compulsory licensing - Patent application Forms and fees - Types of Patent search - Prior-art search - Freedom to operate search - Patent validity/Invalidity search - state of art search - International Patent Classifications (IPC) - European patent classification (ECLA) - Cooperative patent classification (CPC) - patent claim analysis - IP landscaping.

  • Module III: International Conventions related to IPR - 9 classes
    History of GATT & TRIPS Agreement - Berne convention-Madrid agreement-Hague agreement concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs -Patent Cooperation treaty (PCT)-Paris convention-Lisbon Agreement - Establishment of WIPO - UPOV and WTO-Mission and activities - History - General Agreement on Trade and Tariff (GATT)- TRIPS Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - WCT and WPPT- Budapest Treaty - International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants -sui generis system.

  • Module IV: IPR in Life Sciences and Computer related inventions - 9 classes
    Patentability of Biotechnology Inventions - Protection of Genetic Resources - Patenting of seeds Moral Issues in Patenting Biotechnological Inventions - case studies on biotechnology patents - protection for Software and Computer related inventions - Protecting Trademark and Copyright in the Social media - Copyright Issues in the Digital Environment - case studies on computer related Inventions.

Final one month project shall include:

  • One patent office visit
  • One industry visit
  • During the project, practical classes shall be conducted on Saturdays (i.e. 4 Saturdays) by hands on experience on patent search and Analytics.

Patent strategy game shall be organized based on a real time situation for the students

Dr. T.N. Shanmugam
Director, Centre for IPR
Anna University, Chennai,
Sardar Patel Road, Guindy,
Chennai - 600025
Phone: +91-044-22358574, 044-22358576

Mr. Subhajit Saha
Head, Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Center,
Confederation of Indian Industry
98/1, Velachery Main Road,
Guindy, Chennai - 600 032
Phone: +91-044-42444555 / 503

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