Patent cell at PEC proposed

Staff Reporter

One-day workshop on IPR activities conducted

25 faculty members from PEC and 10 others participate

PUDUCHERRY: Steps will be taken to establish a ‘Patent Cell' at Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC) to guide researchers in patenting their innovation, according to Principal of PEC V. Prithiviraj.

He announced this during a one-day workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights and Patenting,” organised by the Industry Institute Partnership Cell of PEC on Friday, according to a press release.

Professor Prithiviraj also put forth the importance of creating awareness about patenting procedures among faculty members which will help in translating their research potential into patentable products. The workshop covered various topics including need for patents, motivation for patenting, patenting process and time lines, patenting procedure in India and recent cases of Indian IPR activity in the global context.

A total of 25 faculty members from PEC and 10 from other government higher educational institutions in Puducherry participated in the workshop.

B. Mannan, General Manager of IP Analysis Group and T.V. Ravi, IP Counsel, Philips Intellectual Property and Standards, Bangalore conducted the workshop.

Professors at PEC S. Sundaramoorthy and E. Srinivasan spoke, added the release.