University of Delhi to start course on Patent Laws

The University of Delhi is planning to launch a Certificate Course in Patent Laws to help students turn their research into a “tangible” product and give them knowledge about filing patents.

So far, patent laws are taught under Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) paper at Delhi University Law School, and some science courses at the university also include a chapter on the subject.

The University of Delhi has set up a committee to develop the curriculum and other modalities for a course on patent law.

The newly constituted committee is led by Daman Saluja, a professor at the Laboratory of Medical Biotechnology at the BR Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi.

According to the head of the committee, the course will help students understand what to keep in mind when filing a patent, as many students do not know what is patentable and what is not. .

Duration of the Patent Law Certificate Course:

The certificate course will likely be a three to four month program. The course will be useful for science students who wish to learn more about patent laws for their research. It is likely to be hybrid (both online and offline) and may be offered several times a year.

“We don’t know what terms we have to use (when filing a patent), and what terms we can’t. Filing (for a patent) is complicated. It’s not just filling out a form… after one or two days, you have to file a request for review. And if you want a quick review, you can file a request. If you do it through a lawyer, it’s not difficult, but lawyers charge a lot,” said Saluja, adding that the course will help fill the void created by lack of knowledge.

In May, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also suggested that Delhi University should launch a short diploma course on the patent process.

” The times are changing. Our country’s inventions are not patented. The DU can start a short-term diploma course on the patent process,” Pradhan had said during a three-day international seminar at the university.

Patent Law Courses in India:

In most universities and law institutes, patent laws are taught as part of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and not separately.

There are only a few institutes in the country, including the Indian Institute of Patents and Trademarks and the International Society of Intellectual Property Attorneys, which provide separate courses leading to a certificate or diploma in patent law. .

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Denise W. Whigham