Programmes & Projects

Patent Information Centre (PIC)

Introduction

Intellectual property rights (IPR) are conferring in respect of work those results from the creative and inventive activity of the human mind. The protection of intellectual property plays a key role in gaining an advantageous position in the competitive technological gain for achieving technological, industrial and economic growth of a country. The importance of patent information is being realized more and more all over the globe. The number of patents filed in a particular country has been an index of technological development of the country.

A Patent Information Centre (PIC), Gujarat has been set up under Gujarat Council on Science and Technology at Gandhinagar in collaboration with Patent Facilitation Centre, Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi This centre is providing regional level services regarding various Intellectual Property Rights. Patent Information Centre in collaboration with TIFAC is facilitating for the patent search and Patent registration for the Academic and Research Institutes. Patent Information Centre (PIC) is also providing general awareness on patent & specific issues related to other IPRs by organizing Seminar, Conference etc. and publication of Information material on Intellectual property Rights to create a strong IPR base in the state, to enhance the quality of Invention, innovation to increase the number of Intellectual Property Registration from the state. Patent Information Centre(PIC), GUJCOST have established IP facilitation Centre from the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises especially for MSMEs.

Objectives

  • Creating awareness and understanding relating to patents and the challenges and opportunities in this area including arranging workshops, seminars, conferences etc.
  • Providing patenting facilities to scientists and technologists in the country for Indian and foreign patents on a sustained basis
  • Keeping a watch on developments in the area of IPR and make important issues known to policy makers Scientists, Industry etc.
  • Introducing patent information as a vital input in the process of promotion of R&D programmes.

Patent Information Centre (PIC), Gujarat has done significant work towards awareness of intellectual property rights by organizing and supporting various workshops and seminars on Intellectual Property Rights in collaboration with various universities, colleges and academic institutions. PIC, Gujarat has organized 21 such awareness workshops/seminars and sensitized about 4618 Faculties, scientists, technologists and policy makers from universities, R&D institutes and Industries. Out of 21 workshops 10 were supported by PFC, TIFAC, DST, New Delhi and remaining 11 workshops were financially supported by Gujarat Council on Science & Technology. PIC, Gujarat has undertaken following IPR related activities during the year 2010-11.

  • Guideline for Patent Process in IndiaNew
  • Manual of Patent Office Practice and ProcedureNew
  • E- Filling Patent Applications in IndiaNew
  • National Intellectual Property PolicyNew

    Establishment of IPR Cells in Universities of the state

    For creating awareness and providing services on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), PIC Gujarat has identified five universities for opening IPR cells and established Intellectual Property Right Cells at different universities in Gujarat as given below.

    Sr. No. Name of the University Name and Address of Coordinator
    1 The M.S. University of Baroda,
    Vadodara
    Prof. M.R. Yadav,
    Pharmacy Department,
    Faculty of Technology & Engineering,
    The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara.
    2 Gujarat University,
    Ahmedabad
    Dr. Archana U. Mankad,
    Head of Botany Department,
    School of Sciences,
    Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
    3 Sardar Patel University,
    Vallabh Vidyanagar
    Prof. L.M. Manocha,
    Head, Department of Material Science,
    Sardar Patel University,
    Vallabh Vidyanagar - 388 120
    4 Saurastra University,
    Rajkot
    Dr. Vrinda S. Thaker
    Associate Professor
    Department of Bioscience,
    Saurastra University, Rajkot - 360 005.
    5 Sardar Krushinagar Dantiwada Agriculture University, Dantiwada Dr. S. Acharya,
    Pulse Scienitst, Sardar Krushinagar Dantiwada Agriculture University,
    Dantiwada - 385 506 Dist. Banaskantha

    PIC Interactive Meeting

    The 13th PIC Interaction Meet was held at Guwahati, Assam under the chairmanship of Shri R. Saha, Director PFC, TIFAC, New Delhi on December 17-18, 2010. The meeting was coordinated by PIC, Assam Science, Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC). The meeting was attended by officials from PFC, different 11 State Patent Information Centre and officials of TDT Division from DST New Delhi. Prof. R.G. Motwani, Principle Scientific Officer & Mr. Bhavesh Mojidra, Project Scientist from GUJCOST has attended the meeting. The meeting was inaugurated by lighting of lamp by the Chairman, Shri R. Saha, Ex-Adviser DST & Director PFC. Mr. R.K. Barman, Principle Scientific Officer, Assam Science, Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) welcomed all the delegates. Activity report of PIC, Gujarat of last twelve months was presented in the meeting by Prof. RG Motwani, Principal Scientific Officer, GUJCOST. He mentioned about the workshops on patents/IPR organized at Vadodra and Rajkot was organized by PIC, he also stated that the Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre for MSME has been established at PIC, Gujarat.

    Advanced Patent Search Report

    Request for Advanced Patent search report has been received on "HIGH SPEED DRYER” from the Vishvakarma Government Engineering College, Ahmedabad and Request for Patent Search on "Method of Up-gradation of Jatroha deoiled cake derived Bio-oil” received from Vidhya Bharti Trust Institute of Tech & Research center Umrekh, Dist. Surat, Gujarat and the same were forwarded to Patent Facilitation Centre, TIFAC, DST, GoI

    Patent Awareness Workshops

    GUJCOST has organized three day training programme on Updates on Intellectual Property Rights for the IPR Members of different state at the Gujarat Science City during 21st to 23rd August, 2013 by support of DST, Govt. of India.

    About 50 participants including Community Science Members & State Council members from different state have attend this training programme. The programme was inaugurated by Chief Guest Dr. Vinay B. Kamble, Former Director, Vigyan Prasar and Guest of Honour Er. Ravindra Gaur, Scientist D & MS (SSTP-LSR&TND), Ministry of Science and Technology, DST, Govt. of India.

    PIC seminarPIC seminar

    In this programme list of topics discussed by Experts are listed below.

    Sr. No. Name of the Topic Name of Expert
    1 IPR and Patents: Basics, Context and Strategic implications for Industry and Academics Dr. Padmin Buch
    Managing Director
    Gujarat Industrial and Technical
    Consultancy Organization (GITCO)
    Ahmedabad 380 009, India
    2 Patent Specification Drafting and other documents, Interpretation. Shri Yashvantdev Panwar
    PSO, PFC, TIFAC.
    Department of Science and
    Technology (DST)
    New Delhi 110016, India
    3 Innovation, IPR & Society Dr. R. K. Barman
    Nodal Officer,
    Patent Information Centre
    Assam Scinece Technology and
    Environment Council
    Bigyan Bhawan Assam,
    Guwahati – 781005
    4 Nurturing Creativity &Role of IPR. Dr. T. Chandra Shekher
    Director
    Patent Facilitation Centre,
    Technology Information,Forecasting
    and Assessment Council (TIFAC)
    Department of Science and Technology
    New Delh, India
    5 Exercise on Patent Search & Drafting of Patents Mr. Jatin Y. Trivedi
    Patent Attorney
    Ambavadi, Ahmedabad.
    6 National and International Protection of Trade Marks. Shri Pawan Kumar Pandey
    Assistant Registrar of Trademarks and
    GI Trademark Registry Office,
    Ahmedabad.
    7 Patent Search using Open Source data base. Dr. Manish Rachchh
    Associate Professor,
    Center of Pharmaceutical Studies &
    Drug Delivery Technologies,
    Gujarat Technological University (GTU),
    Gandhinagar, Gujarat
    8 Journey in Patent filing to Patent grant- a hands-on demonstration. Mr. Sunil Shah
    Chairman
    All India Innovation Society
    Ahemdabad.

    PIC seminarPIC seminar

    In this programme list of topics discussed by Experts are listed below.

    Participation in IPR related Seminar/ Workshops

    Bhavesh Mojidra, Project Scientist, GUJCOST attended the "Regional workshop on Intellectual Property Management for Biotechnology Industry” was organized at Ahmedabad by Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission, DST, GoG, Gandhinagar on 4 & 5th October, 2010.

    Lectures Delivered on IPR

    Sr. No. Name Details of Seminar Lecture delivered on Date
    1 Bhavesh Mojidra Project Scientist "Trademark & Design Registration"
    At Than, Surendranagar (Dist),
    Organized By IPFC,GUJCOST
    "Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Registration" October
    30,2010
    2 Bhavesh Mojidra Project Scientist "Trademark & Design Registration"
    at Morbi, Rajkot (Dist),
    Organized By IPFC,GUJCOST
    "Basics of Intellectual Property Rights And Patent Registration" January
    21, 2011
    3 Bhavesh Mojidra Project Scientist "Awareness Programme on Intellectual Property Rights” organized by MSME-DI (Ahmedabad) at Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Surat. "Basics of Intellectual Property Rights" February
    19, 2011

    Queries handled by PIC

    Centre has received total 18 queries related to patents & IPR during the year 2010-11. All the persons were given necessary guidance and reference material related patents.

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