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KIHT organizes two-day IP workshop for biomedical innovators


The Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT) conducted a two-day workshop between 2nd and 3rd August 2018, on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for biomedical engineers

By Team ABLE

Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT), a Society supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, conducted a two-day workshop between 2nd and 3rd August 2018, on Intellectual Property Right (IPR) for Biomedical Engineers, at AMTZ. The program has witnessed a participation from about 100 enthusiasts from various parts of the country.

The speakers at the workshop highlighted the implications and remedial action relating to infringement of IPRs by competitors, and the need for constant vigil needed by patent holders of property to ward off any threat of any infringement which can cause later serious harm to the original innovator. The discussions also veered around trademarks, industrial design knowledge, strategizing IP as an organization tool etc.

The IPR program at KIHT was done in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), with Novel Patent Services (NPS) as the knowledge partner for the event. DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) supported the organizers and their faculty supported the cause by participating as speakers. The workshop comprehensively covered the essential elements of IPR pertaining to needs of Biomedical engineers and also their preparedness for associating legal knowledge with innovations and technology. The Speakers at the workshop emphasized the need for having the right perspective on evolving trends in IPR that would aid the participant’s in protecting and utilizing the innovations.