Intellectual Property Right Cell
a vision to develop human resource in the management of Intellectual Property Rights as an integral part of the innovation process and the innovation value chain in the World.
Tezpur University Intellectual Property Rights Cell (TUIPR Cell) was created in 2009 with a vision to develop human resource in the management of Intellectual Property Rights as an integral part of the innovation process and the innovation value chain in the university. Several patent and copyright applications have been filed based on the innovations done in Tezpur University. The Cell has been involved in several IPR Awareness and implementation programmes in the University Campus and in the North East Region. The Cell is gradually building IPR consciousness in the Region, not only within the institutions but also among the different strata in the society.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, awarded the prestigious MHRD IPR Chair to Tezpur University in 2010. The Chair has been set up to initiate and execute IPR capability development programmes in the North East Region. A key objective of this Chair is to integrate IPR with the education process to enhance the quality of thinking, propagate a culture of regard and respect for IPR, ensure speedy and accurate identification and protection of innovations arising out of the research work carried out in the university, facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology from the university to industry and enhance the scope of their commercialization. The TUIPR Cell also aims to offer assistance to grassroot innovators in the North East Region to realize the commercial benefits of their innovations. As the Cell gains experience, it would also act as a think tank on policy matters related to IPR in India with special emphasis on issues relevant to the North East Region.
To become a world class centre for the creation of human resources in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and to establish systems for seamless integration of IPR in the Knowledge Value Chain in an evolving university framework.
The Tezpur University Intellectual Property Rights Cell (TUIPR Cell) aims to evolve into a centre of excellence in the North Eastern Region in fields related to IPR Education, innovation management integrated with IPR within an educational Framework, protection of traditional knowledge and practices for socio-economic development, and contributing to the development and implementation of IPR Policy in the regional and national context.
The primary object of the interdisciplinary choice based introductory courses at the UG and PG levels is to create IPR literates by exposing students to operational concepts in IPR.
The object of the choice based interdisciplinary IPR course for the PhD students drawn from diverse departments of the university is to make them appreciate the nuances of IPR and how it is relevant to them in their research process.
The linked object is to give the students an opportunity to apply the concepts they learnt to their own research problems and plan their respective research strategies to avoid “rediscovering the wheel” and at the same time initiate the protection of the Intellectual Property created during their research to aid in speedy transfer to application centres / industries for commercialisation.
A common set of objects of the UG, PG and PhD level choice based interdisciplinary courses is to make the students aware of the relevant community level intellectual property such as Geographical Indications that can be used for socio-economic development in communities.
The courses at the UG and PG levels will sensitise the students to issues of intellectual property rights in an academic system so that they imbibe ethical practices at an early phase of their lives, which in the longer run get deeply embedded as good practices, as they step into their professional trajectories.
Researchers with skills in landscaping of technologies based on comprehensive literature searches that include accessing and analysing patent literature and using the same for focused definition of their research problems and working out patent non-infringing solutions to their research problems thereby enhancing the quality of research output and targeting them for possible commercialisation.
A platform with sound foundation for the development of smart human resource with appropriate training to explore new careers in IPR, management of innovation, enhanced employability and entrepreneurs from within the university system.