The pre-requisites of this program are such that working professionals can add this course to their schedule with no difficulty. In 3 months duration, the participant will be getting a deep insight of not only the basics of Intellectual Property, but also awareness about patents, copyrights and trademark law and patent searching tools, SWOT analysis, CI etc. The case study based approach in Industry Certification programme via distance cum e learning mode is designed for working professionals in full-time employment who wish to complete the course in shorter time duration.
This course is beneficial for professionals from different streams to help them intensify their knowledge. This is a fast track and advanced course having rigorous case studies based methodology throughout the duration. After successful completion of the course, the candidates can become a specialized expert in one of the many Intellectual Property Rights areas and will be thus ready to take any IP or patents related jobs.
Module 1: General Introduction to Law and Legal System
Module 2: Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights and its types- Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, etc.
Module 3: Trademark & its Principles- Indian and International aspect
Module 4: Copyright & its Principles- Indian and International Scenario
Module 5: Indian patent laws and jurisdictions
Module 6: International patent laws and jurisdictions- PCT, USPTO, EPO etc
Module 7: Emerging issues in Intellectual Property Rights and infringement law suits
Module 8: Intellectual Property Rights in various industrial domains: Pharma, agriculture, food & nutrition, biotech etc.
Module 9: Tools of Patent searching and analytics
Module 10: Portfolio and Landscape projects
Module 11: Case Studies
After pursuing this course, a candidate will have a thorough and comprehensive insight about different types of Intellectual Property (IP) and its related statutes, Indian Copyright Law 1957 with its amendments, The Designs Act 2000, Trademarks Act 1999, Role of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), WTO- TRIPS and new international treaties for dispute settlement, Patentable subject matter, Patentability Criteria, Procedure for Filing Patent Applications, Revocation, patent infringement issues with special focus on US, European and Indian IP laws and regulations. The Indian Patent Act (1970) and the present Patent Amendment Act (2005) will be discussed with examples of patents and technology transfer and progressive harmonization with international standards.
Any Diploma holder/ Life Science graduate / B.Pharm / M pharm / MSc / or passed outs of Clinical Research degree or diploma courses are also eligible for the course. Working professionals of any of the following industry types Drugs manufacturing , Medical Device, Ayurveda, Pharmaceutical Industry Regulation, Clinical Research, Homeopathic or Ayurveda Medicine Manufacturing, Cosmetic Manufacturing, Biotechnology or any related industry are highly encouraged to apply for the programme.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this Industry Certificate course is 3 months while a maximum of 6 months is allowed to complete the course.
The registration dates for this bi-annual program run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are strictly scheduled depending on the availability of speakers. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.
A one-time fees (lump sum paid at beginning of the course) of Rs 22,000 /- (800 USD for overseas students) is mandatory. This covers for the course registration fees, tuition fees, course material fees ect. Apart from this, an examination fee of Rs 450/- (USD 20) per module needs to be paid later as per the examination notification of the Institute.
IGMPI follows a credit system based on all all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.
All the participants are expected to appear for an online exam and are also obliged to submit assignments after each module. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Industry Certificate in Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Rights . For all the above mentioned modules elaborate course material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.
The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading healthcare, agriculture & food companies across the globe. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc. In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global pharmaceutical, healthcare and food giants like Dr. ReddyTMs Laboratories, Aurobindo Pharma, Glenmark Generics, Cipla, Wockhardt, Pfizer, Abbott, Medtronic, Foster Corporation, Ipca Laboratories, Calyx, Mother Dairy, Perfetti, Bliss GVS Pharma, Al Rawabi, Almarai, Green Pastures, SeQuent, PepsiCo India, Mankind, Beryl Drugs, Allergy Therapeutics, CFTRI, Ciron, Sun Pharmaceutical, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Biocon etc.
Intellectual property rights are unique in being able to combine law with technology. After completing this programme, participants can go for lucrative career opportunities in various international and national organizations. Being a part of the IPR group offers particularly varied and intellectually stimulating work. Job prospects include working as Patent Analyst / Patent Specialist / Patent Agent or as an IP Consultant. It will open many job opportunities in areas of IPR and patents with MNCs, domestic industries, corporate firms, outsourcing companies (KPOs and LPOs), law firms, universities, government and R&D Institutions. These organizations are constantly looking out for competent professionals to handle the technicalities associated with Intellectual property rights. The professionals can also get excellent jobs in the pharmaceutical, biotech, food, agricultural, chemical and allied industries and research laboratories. All these firms have IP that they need to protect, whether it's their core business or the IP in their product and identity.
Mr Vinod Arora, Principal Advisor, IGMPI
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