Executive Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights
The pre-requisites of this program are such that working professionals can add this course to their schedule with no difficulty. In 6 months duration, the participant will be getting a deep insight of not only the basics of Intellectual Property, but also awareness about patents, copyrights and trademark law and patent searching tools, SWOT analysis, CI etc. The case study based approach in Executive Diploma programme via distance cum e learning mode is designed for working professionals in full-time employment who wish to complete the course in shorter time duration.
This course is beneficial for professionals from different streams to help them intensify their knowledge. This is a fast track and advanced course having rigorous case studies based methodology throughout the duration. After successful completion of the course, the candidates can become a specialized expert in one of the many Intellectual Property Rights areas and will be thus ready to take any IP or patents related jobs.
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 laws and jurisdictions
Module 6: International patent laws and jurisdictions- PCT, USPTO, EPO etc
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.
The case study based approach in Executive Diploma programme via distance cum e learning mode is designed for working professionals in full-time employment who wish to complete the course in shorter time duration. This course is beneficial for professionals from different streams to help them intensify their knowledge. This is a fast track and advanced course having rigorous case studies based methodology throughout the duration.
All those who have completed their Graduation or Post Graduation / PhD are eligible to enroll for the course. As this course is truly professional and industry oriented, employed individuals working in any sector (production, processing, quality, trial, R&D etc.) in the healthcare industry (Food manufacturing, Food Ingredient and Additive processing, Drugs manufacturing , Medical Device, Ayurveda, Pharmaceutical Industry Regulation, Clinical Research, Homeopathic or Ayurveda Medicine Manufacturing, Cosmetic Manufacturing, Biotechnology) can also seek benefits of the course.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this diploma course is six months while a maximum of twelve months is allowed to complete the course.
Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI offers six weeks internship to the students in Executive Diploma (Part-time) programme. All the efforts will be made to provide industrial exposure to the students through internship with Food Companies so that they can have good practical knowledge beyond the classroom experience
The registration dates for this bi-annual program run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are strictly scheduled depending on the availability of speakers. Though the recorded lectures are also made available through the IGMPI Learning Management System so the participants are able to listen to them according to their own pace. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.
A one-time fees (lump sum paid at beginning of the course) of Rs 20,000 /- (700 USD for oversees students) is mandatory. This covers for the course registration fees, tuition fees, course material fees etc. Apart from this, an examination fee of Rs 400/- (USD 15) per module needs to be paid later as per the examination notification of the Institute.
Examination & Certification
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 be awarded Executive Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights by Quality Council of India and Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI jointly. 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 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 food giants like Dr. Reddyâ€™s Laboratories, Aurobindo Pharma, Glenmark Generics, Cipla, Wockhardt, Pfizer, Abbott, Medtronic, Foster Corporation, Ipca Laboratories, Calyx, Mother Dairy, Perfetti, Bliss GVS Pharma, Al Rawabi, Almarai, Green Pastures, SeQuent, PepsiCo India, Mankind, Beryl Drugs, Allergy Therapeutics, CFTRI, Ciron, Sun Pharmaceutical, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Biocon etc.
Future career prospects
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 food, agricultural, biotech, chemical, pharmaceutical 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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