Jalandhar May 18 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- The Intellectual Property Rights Cell of Lyallpur Khalsa College organized a webinar on Intellectual Property Rights Patents and Designs in association with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management, Nagpur (Govt. of India) under the National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission and Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations to make the faculty members aware of the IP rights. The keynote speaker was Mr Himanshu Chandrakar from RGNIPM.
Principal Dr Gurpinder Singh Samra extended a formal welcome to the resource person and thanked him for facilitating the webinar to sensitize the people towards their rights. He remarked that the need to protect the knowledge from unlawful use has become expedient in the current scenario. Coordinator of the webinar and incharge IPR Cell Dr Manpreet Singh Lehal introduced the concept of Intellectual Property and elaborated on its benefits to the teaching fraternity.
Keynote speaker Mr Himanshu defined Intellectual property rights
The keynote speaker Mr Himanshu defined Intellectual property rights as ideas, inventions, and creative expressions based on which there is a public willingness to bestow the status of property. IP provide certain exclusive rights to the inventors or creators of that property, in order to enable them to reap commercial benefits from their creative efforts or reputation. He detailed on the process of filing Patents and Designs. IP is a strong tool to protect investments, time, money, effort invested by the creator since it grants them an exclusive right for a certain period of time for use of their creation.
Thus IP, in this way aids the economic development of a country by promoting healthy competition and encouraging industrial development and economic growth. Head Department of Computer Science, Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Anand extended a vote of thanks to Mr Himanshu for sharing the valuable information with the participants. The webinar witnessed participation of more than 250 faculty and students across the state. All the participants were provided with e-certificates from Govt. of India.