SMVDU Katra: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Technology Business Incubation Centre (SMVDU-TBIC), Startup Cell SMVDU under TEQIP-III and IP Management Standing Committee (IPMSC) SMVDU has conducted a free workshop on know-how of IPR and patent filing procedures on January 23, 2017. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Sachindra Pandey and Mr. Anupam Trivedi of K&S Partners, New Delhi, a TIFAC Govt. of India approved firm. The firm deals with all aspects of Intellectual Property rights including patents, designs, trademarks, copyright, geographical indications trade secrets and related matters. The main objective of this workshop was to increase the awareness of patent filing and its various aspects like how to search, draft including filing and prosecution procedure etc. Huge response for it has been received and more than 160 participants have registered for the workshop. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University has recently revised its IPR policy and an IP Management Standing Committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Dr. Sanjeev Jain and Dr. Swarkar Sharma, Interim-CEO SMVDU-TBIC as nodal officer.
The purpose of the committee is to promote IPR in university and facilitation and management of Intellectual property in the institution.To begin with, IPMSC SMVDU will be seeking support of the K&S Partners to facilitate IP filing and signed an agreement with the firm for the purpose. SMVDU-TBIC also provides support to inventors from the State, to incubate their idea at SMVDU with financial support as well as exploitation of the IP support facility to seek patenting of their ideas. In continuation, SMVDU-TBIC is constantly supporting the Startups and potential entrepreneurs in the state keeping in view, the enormous capabilities especially in sectors of Engineering (Electronics, Robotics, E-commerce, GSM/GPRS based Technology, Alternative Energy Management, Biosensors), Information Technology, Architecture, Biotechnology, Healthcare, Agriculture, Horticulture, Handicrafts Hospitality & Tourism etc. TBIC Manager Ms. Nikita Jain and Secretary Mr. Vickey Kaw facilitate Incubatees. The focus of the team is on fostering entrepreneurial environment in the State of J&K. For the facilitation of all, SMVDU-TBIC has kept its online application portal open 24×7 at www.smvdutbic.org inviting the preliminary applications throughout the year.