He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. -THOMAS JEFFERSON
Cell for IPR Promotion and Development (CIPAM), a professional body under
the aegis of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India organised a virtual seminar on November 27th, 2021 for the students of classes VI, VII, VIII, IX and XI of DPS RK Puram on the topic “Intellectual Property Rights”. The programme was hosted with the aim of providing the students with the opportunity to interact with and learn from the accomplished people in the field.The class representatives, teachers and students of classes VI, VII, VIII, IX and XI attended the programme.
The virtual seminar was conducted by Mr. N. Subramanian along with Ms. Drishti Khurana. Mr. N. Subramanian, an engineering graduate and a registered Patent agent, started his IP Career as a Patent Scientist and grew as an in-house IP Trainer cum Analyst in the University. He has experience in Patent searching, drafting and filing; Handling the IPR seminars, Awareness programmes, Hands-on training; Handling the Value-Added course on IPR; Framing University IP Policy and creating an innovation ecosystem in the University.
While working at CIPAM as an Assistant manager, he takes care of awareness vertically. He is also a mentor of change for Atal Tinkering Lab and acts as a resource person to promote IPR in several schools, colleges and forums such as UGC-HRDC, EDII-TN, All India Radio etc.
Ms. Drishti Khurana is working in Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of commerce and industry as a Management Trainee.
The programme began with Riya Gupta and Lipi Saini welcoming the audience and the guest speakers. This was followed by Mr. N. Subramanian’s presentation in which he discussed Intellectual Property Rights and its different types with the audience. He also included various fun activities to interact with the audience which took the energy level of the audience to great heights.
The question and answer session was conducted by Drishty Ajwani and Aryan Kumar. Students asked their questions regarding the topic which were very patiently answered by Mr. N. Subramanian. He emphasised the importance of intellectual property rights and how they help the authors to publish their work without the fear that someone else will use it and take credit for it.
The session was concluded by Riya Gupta with a vote of thanks. The event was organised by Ms. Shelly Malhotra and Ms. Archna Deepak, with technical support from Mr. Mukesh Kumar and his team.