Patent search at APIS, Sunrise Incubation Hub, Hill-3, Madhurwada at Visakhapatnam which has been graced by Mr. Andrew CZAJKOWSKI, Head, ITSS, WIPO, Dr. H. Purushotham, Chairman and Managing Director, NRDC, Mr. B. K. Sahu, Manager and In-charge, NRDC-TISC & IPFC, Visakhapatnam, Prof. V. Valli Kumari, CEO, APIS, Dr. V. Kesava Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Dr. Anitha Rao, Director, DSNLU, Dr. Muttyalu Naidu, Vice-Chancellor, Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU), Dr. K. V. S. N. Raju, Vice-Principal, Sagi Ramakrishnam Raju Engineering College (SRKREC) and other dignitaries invited for the occasion.
The resource persons were represented from CIPAM & TISC and other Government of India organizations. This workshop was aimed to present in-depth knowledge on various IP search databases and enable navigation steps of searching for patent literature for finding out the state of the art of technologies. The program highlighted the Key Concepts on patent search, providing visibility on various prominent Search Tools and Strategies. More than 130 participants have taken part from various MSMEs, Start-ups, Industries, Universities, Research institutes, Academia and other prospective entrepreneurs.
‘India is rich in research as it ranks 5th in the globe in terms of Research Publications but poor in patenting as it ranked 52nd in the Global Patent Index and there is a need for creating awareness on Patent Search and filing methodologies among the researchers and Start-up communities’ said Dr. H. Purushotham, Chairman and Managing Director, NRDC.
During this workshop NRDC-TISC has entered into Memorandums of Agreements for commercializing IP’s and technologies with three Universities namely Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) located at Sabbavaram, Visakhapatnam, Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU) located at Rajahmundry, and Sagi Ramakrishnam Raju Engineering College (SRKREC) located at Bhimavaram.
This MoA will provide expert services in IPR management, Technology Transfer, training, Techno-commercial evaluation of technologies developed by faculties/students, linkages with research funding agencies, linking to Startup India Mission and other relevant services.