Until the development of modern IP regime, protection of inventions and designs was not a common phenomenon. The graduates emerging from the healthcare & pharma, agriculture, food & nutrition and other technology streams lack any training in IPR. Thus, there is a crucial need to develop skills and expertise for filing various IPR applications and for IPR protection. The course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of IPR and enrich the aspirants with the combination of IPR law and management. The course produces the outstanding IP professionals having ability to promptly get absorbed in corporate at managerial level.
This one year diploma programme which will cover IPR theory and patent searching tools, SWOT analysis, CI etc. This programme will facilitate participants to work as IP and patents professionals with MNCs, evolving domestic industries, outsourcing companies, etc. and ready to work as IP professional.
The main goals of this programme are to
. Enlighten the fundamental concepts of Intellectual Property Rights
. Increase the proficiency and aptitude of students and working executives in the matters related to IPR
. To interpret the experience and knowledge gained into practical approach
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 System
Module 6: International Patent Laws and Jurisdictions
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.
Graduation in Pharma/Medical/Biomedical/Biotechnology/Microbiology/Science and Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification exam or awaiting their results, are eligible to apply.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this diploma course is one year while a maximum of two consecutive years is allowed to complete the course.
The registration dates for this bi-annual programme run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are scheduled preferably on weekends depending on the availability of visiting faculty.. 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.
IGMPI follows a credit system based on 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 obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the course, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will receive a certificate of Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Rights by Faculty of Intellectual Property Rights, IGMPI. 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. Reddy’s Laboratories, Aurobindo Pharma, Glenmark Generics, Cipla, Wockhardt, Pfizer, Abbott, Medtronic, Foster Corporation, Ipca Laboratories, Calyx, Mother Dairy, Bliss GVS Pharma, Al Rawabi, Almarai, Green Pastures, SeQuent, PepsiCo India, Mankind, Beryl Drugs, Allergy Therapeutics, CFTRI, Ciron, Sun Pharmaceutical, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Ranbaxy, 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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