Course Name: Patent Search for Engineers and Lawyers

Course abstract

Patents are legal documents which provide the basis of an invention and the extent to which rights are covered in relation to an invention. One of the indicators for a country’s innovative ability is patenting index and patents are considered to be the highest in the innovative index. Search for patent information is undertaken for various purposes. Understanding technology trends, gaining an insight into lead technologies, forming a part of literature search before embarking on R&D, determining patentability of an invention, freedom to operate searches before product entry into market are some of the predominant reasons for patent search. The need for customised products, rapid production and global marketing necessitates scouting for technologies worldwide. Skilled patent professionals are a requirement for any successful organisation. The past decade has also witnessed the growth of IP filing from academia as well. Patent search is an important component of literature search for identification of new areas of innovation. Objectives of the course: This course will focus on providing the students/participants • To develop skills to conduct patent search and analysis • To develop practical insights into specific types of patent search • To enable understanding of the techno-legal aspects of patent search and analysis


Course Instructor

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Prof. M.Padmavati

Dr. M.Padmavati is a Professor at the Rajiv Gandhi School of IP Law. At the School she teaches the subjects of Patent Law, IP Management, Patent Procedure and Drafting to both undergraduate law students as well as master students of law. Her primary area of research includes Intellectual Property and Commercialization of recombinant and herbal drugs and Drug Regulation, Biodiversity Law. She has many research as well as consultancy projects, from Ministry of Human Resource Development, DST, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research etc.,. She has been awarded the Microsoft–Young Faculty Scholarship in Intellectual Property. She is an Advisor to the IPR Cell, IIT Kharagpur. She is the Course Coordinator of the KIRAN-IPR Program at IIT Kharagpur for training women scientists in IPR, patent search in which women scientists are trained for a year in IPR. She has been guiding Masters as well Doctoral student’s research in IP.
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Prof. Shreya Matilal

S. Matilal, after obtaining his LL.B. with a First Class started practising at the Bar of the High Court at Calcutta and Supreme Court of India. He obtained his LL.M. in Business Laws from National Law School, Bangalore. After completing his masters, he took up a Faculty Position at NUJS, Kolkata. After a year of teaching he went back to practice and started working as Associate (IP) in Khaitan & Co., Advocates. Thereafter he did his second LL.M. from Case Western University Law School, U.S.A. He obtained his LL.M. with honours in Intellectual Property Law from Case Western University Law School, U.S.A. He was in top 1 percentile of his batch. He was awarded Fulbright Scholarship to pursue research at Spangenberg Centre for Law, Technology & the Arts, CWRU, U.S.A. He got CALI Excellence for the Future Awarded (Awarded by Centre for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction, Chicago, U.S.A.) for his research work on pharmaceutical data exclusivity. He received Microsoft Outstanding Young Faculty Award in 2009 (Awarded by Microsoft Corporation, U.S.A.) for conducting research on the Application of the DOE in Software Patents. After coming back to India he started working as Partner in Khaitan & Partners, Advocates.
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Teaching Assistant(s)

Kavita Sharma

P.hD

UPPALA SHAILAJA

IP INTERN IN IPR OFFICE IN IIT KHARAGPUR

 Course Duration : Jul-Sep 2019

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 Syllabus

 Enrollment : 15-May-2019 to 05-Aug-2019

 Exam registration : 01-Jun-2019 to 26-Aug-2019

 Exam Date : 29-Sep-2019, 29-Sep-2019

Enrolled

929

Registered

112

Certificate Eligible

81

Certified Category Count

Gold

4

Silver

33

Elite

28

Successfully completed

16

Participation

10

Success

Elite

Silver

Gold





Legend

AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75 AND FINAL SCORE >=40
BASED ON THE FINAL SCORE, Certificate criteria will be as below:
>=90 - Elite + Gold
75-89 -Elite + Silver
>=60 - Elite
40-59 - Successfully Completed

Final Score Calculation Logic

  • Assignment Score = Average of best 6 out of 8 assignments.
  • Final Score(Score on Certificate)= 75% of Exam Score + 25% of Assignment Score
  • Note: We have taken the average of assignments in a particular week.
  • Week 1 -Avg (A1+A2),
  • Week 2 Avg(A3+A4)
Patent Search for Engineers and Lawyers - Toppers list

NAGESH HANMANTRAO KARALE 92%

MTNL MUMBAI

NEENA BASRA 91%

SELF EMPLOYED

MOHIT TRIPATHI 90%

EVALUESERVE

SOURAV SAINI 90%

SIGNICENT INFORMATION SOLUTIONS LLP

GOWRI PRASAD PULUMATHI 88%

SHAH & ANCHOR KUTCHHI ENGINEERING COLLEGE

Enrollment Statistics

Total Enrollment: 929

Registration Statistics

Total Registration : 112

Assignment Statistics




Assignment

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Score Distribution Graph - Legend

Assignment Score: Distribution of average scores garnered by students per assignment.
Exam Score : Distribution of the final exam score of students.
Final Score : Distribution of the combined score of assignments and final exam, based on the score logic.