Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) denotes the specific legal rights of the inventors to hold and exercise Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Industrial Designs, etc. IPR aims to exclude third parties from exploiting the protected subject matter for a certain period of time (normally 20 years), without explicit authorization from the right holders. IPR owners can use or disclose their creations without fear of loss of control over their usage during the course of dissemination of their creation/invention.
IP confers of exclusive rights in relation to the particular form in which ideas/information are expressed/manifested in the following manner.
- New and useful scientific and technical advancements in the form of innovations, inventions, products and processes, computer hardware and software, materials, biological varieties, etc. which are patentable.
- Industrial and architectural designs, models, drawings, creative, artistic and literary works, teaching resource materials, generated records of research including thesis, dissertations, etc. which are copyrightable.
- Various forms of Intellectual Property include patents, trademarks, copyright, Industrial designs, Geographical Indications, Semiconductor Integrated Circuits, Design, Copyrights and Trade secrets.
IPR in St. Josephs College of Engineering: In order to promote more number of patentable research activities and product development, our college has formed a separate wing named IPR Cell on 20/11/2013.
Objectives of the IPR Cell
- File good number of patent, copyright, trademark, industrial design applications from the research findings.
- Develop more number of patentable products based on the research work.
- Assert relationship with multi-national research labs and industries.
- To promote industry institute interaction through more number of collaborative programs with Industries, Research and Development centers.
- To acquire National centre of excellence for the Institution.