IIT Kharagpur Law Students to Draft Real-time Patents for Institute's Innovations
DataQuest (April 6, 2021)
IIT Kharagpur had in 2006 introduced a new academic discipline in the IIT system – Intellectual Property Law. With Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) still as the key domain, the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law school has been in promoting IPR workshops for young innovators. A few years back a drive was undertaken at the School to promote Geographical Indication tag for traditional crafts across the country. In the Spring semester, the School conducted project-based learning by enabling the law students to draft patent documents of actual innovations made by the researchers at IIT Kharagpur.
“While we routinely conduct patent drafting exercises this is the first time we have adopted real-time patent applications prepared by the students. In its endeavour to enhance practical understanding for students, RGSOIPL has yet another time taken a unique approach not typically done in other law schools. Our law school students have the best benefit of being in an IIT system by meeting face to face the institute inventors who are working on high-end technologies and also understand the entire process of converting the invention disclosure to the patent application,” remarked Dean of the School Prof. Goutam Saha. (Read More)