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Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Rights (Approved and Certified by Quality Council of India (QCI), Government of India)


Until the development of modern IP regime, protection of inventions and designs was not a common phenomenon. The graduates emerging from the healthcare & pharma, agriculture, food & nutrition and other technology streams lack any training in IPR. Thus, there is a crucial need to develop skills and expertise for filing various IPR applications and for IPR protection. The course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of IPR and enrich the aspirants with the combination of IPR law and management. The course produces the outstanding IP professionals having ability to promptly get absorbed in corporate at managerial level.

This one year diploma programme which will cover IPR theory and patent searching tools, SWOT analysis, CI etc. This programme will facilitate participants to work as IP and patents professionals with MNCs, evolving domestic industries, outsourcing companies, etc. and ready to work as IP professional.


The main goals of this programme are to

. Enlighten the fundamental concepts of Intellectual Property Rights

. Increase the proficiency and aptitude of students and working executives in the matters related to IPR

. To interpret the experience and knowledge gained into practical approach

Programmme Structure :

Module 1: General Introduction to Law and Legal System

Module 2: Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights and its types- Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, etc.

Module 3: Trademark & its Principles- Indian and International aspect

Module 4: Copyright & its Principles- Indian and International Scenario

Module 5: Indian Patent System

Module 6: International Patent Laws and Jurisdictions

Module 7: Emerging issues in Intellectual Property Rights and infringement law suits

Module 8: Intellectual Property Rights in various industrial domains: Pharma, agriculture, food & nutrition, biotech etc.

Module 9: Tools of Patent searching and analytics

Module 10: Portfolio and Landscape projects

Module 11: Case Studies

After pursuing this course, a candidate will have a thorough and comprehensive insight about different types of Intellectual Property (IP) and its related statutes, Indian Copyright Law 1957 with its amendments, The Designs Act 2000, Trademarks Act 1999, Role of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), WTO- TRIPS and new international treaties for dispute settlement, Patentable subject matter, Patentability Criteria, Procedure for Filing Patent Applications, Revocation, patent infringement issues with special focus on US, European and Indian IP laws and regulations. The Indian Patent Act (1970) and the present Patent Amendment Act (2005) will be discussed with examples of patents and technology transfer and progressive harmonization with international standards.

Eligibility

Graduation/ B.tech/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.

Programme Duration

Minimum time in which a student can complete this diploma course is one year while a maximum of two consecutive years is allowed to complete the course.

Registration

The registration dates for this bi-annual executive programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Programme Deliverables

A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Examination & Certification

IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the course, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will receive a certificate of Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Rights by Faculty of Intellectual Property Rights, IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate course material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading healthcare, agriculture & food companies across the globe.

The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global law firms like Remfry & Sagar, Chadha & Chadha IP, Inttl Advocare, Khaitan & Co. LLP, Obhan & Associates, Srikrishna & Associates, Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP, W.S Khane & CO., Lexobis, Lexntech IP, Anand & Anand, Zeus IP Associates, S.S Rana & Co., Lall & Sethi, Patentwire, Khurana & Khurana Associates & IP Attorneys, Sai & Mehta, Indian Institute of Patent & Trademark, Ahlawat Associates etc.

Future career prospects of Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Rights Training

Intellectual property rights are unique in being able to combine law with technology. After completing this programme, participants can go for lucrative career opportunities in various international and national organizations. Being a part of the IPR group offers particularly varied and intellectually stimulating work. Job prospects include working as Patent Analyst / Patent Specialist / Patent Agent or as an IP Consultant. It will open many job opportunities in areas of IPR and patents with MNCs, domestic industries, corporate firms, outsourcing companies (KPOs and LPOs), law firms, universities, government and R&D Institutions. These organizations are constantly looking out for competent professionals to handle the technicalities associated with Intellectual property rights. The professionals can also get excellent jobs in the pharmaceutical, biotech, food, agricultural, chemical and allied industries and research laboratories. All these firms have IP that they need to protect, whether it's their core business or the IP in their product and identity.


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