The TUIPR Cell organised an in house patent search and analysis workshop on 25th February, 2017 for faculty and researchers to familiarise and train them on search of patent databases and also to initiate patent analysis so that the researchers can develop a base-level competence to conduct patent searches, analyse the patents for their technical content, prepare technical landscapes and design meaningful research proposals and approaches to their research prior to embarking on their research pathway. This was the third event in the line of annual patent search workshops organised by the Cell every year. Shri Yashawant Dev Panwar, Scientist, PFC-TIFAC, DST deliberated upon the various patent databases available to the researchers on paid and free basis. Prof. P. Ganguli, IPR Chair Professor, Tezpur University complemented the deliberation with his expertise in the domain with actual case studies. 70 students and research scholars participated in the same from various academic institutes across the state.
Encouraged by the resounding success of the Geographical Indications (GI) Clinic at Lakhimpur on 17 March, 2015 in which 92 stakeholders were assisted to get registered as “Authorised User” of the GI Muga Silk of Assam, TUIPR Cell organised the second camp at Dhakuakhana 30th April, 2016. In this second camp, 146 more “Authorised User” applications were processed for the Muga Stakeholders. Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC), the Registered Proprietor of the GI, and the Dibrugarh University collaborated in the Camp. In this camp, participants of the earlier GI Clinic in Lakhimpur received their “Authorised User” certificates from Mr. C.G. Naidu, Assistant Registrar of Trademarks, GI Office, Chennai.
The 16th World Intellectual Property Day was celebrated in the Tezpur University Campus on 26th of April, 2016. The theme of celebration as declared by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) was "Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined". This annual event in the campus was aimed at enhancing IPR Awareness and encouraging the University fraternity to protect their creative outputs. The celebrations included IP Day Quiz, IP Day talk, Best Innovative Idea Competition and Best Slogan Writing Competition. IP Day Talk was delivered by Professor Dhruba Kumar Bhattacharya, Dean Academics, Tezpur University. He enlightened the audience with a very informative and interesting talk on “Internet Security”. He outlined the common threats in the digital platform and illustrated how networks and computer systems can be compromised. He further elaborated on information security measures to prevent a variety of cyber attacks. The speaker also touched on the Copyright issues in Digital Media.