Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Intellectual Property Rights in School Curriculum

As per the news reported by Economic Times on May 21, 2015, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) is holding talks with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to introduce IPR in the curriculum from class 9 onwards. It is also considering discussions with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to introduce IPR as a paper in engineering colleges. This step is intended towards creating awareness about IPR and increase patent application filings in the country.

DIPP is also planning to increase the number of patent examiners and process patent and trademark applications online so as to strengthen and reduce patent pendency in country's Intellectual property offices. Further, the government is expected to come out with the IPR policy in next three months, which will outline India's patent laws and the future roadmap.

The move by DIPP highlights the growing significance of IPR in each and every sector and the efforts by the Government towards making India an IP-intensive nation.


No comments:

Post a Comment