Roadmap for patent creation


Prof. Gouri Gargate

IIT Kharagpur

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For every science and technology individual, or for any inventive mind, there is a possibility of creating novel product or process. This course will help such intellectual minds to identify and protect their intellectual efforts. This course is an introduction to one of the important types of intellectual property, patent. The course is a good blend of theoretical and practical aspects of patenting activity. The course is focused on inventor/researcher perspective with an objective how to generate a patent. This course provides various guidelines to inventor/researcher to convert his research into patent. This includes various topics such as how to read a techno legal document (patent), how to use patent data for research gap analysis, how to identify potential patent, how to plan the patent filing activity, how to interact with patent attorney, how to use and maintain laboratory notebook and so on.


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Almost all industry sectors need this course (Start ups, MSMEs, Corporate)


Dr. Gouri has a wide experience in intellectual property law, industry and academia. Her background in IPR is LLM from University of Mumbai (Gold medal), PhD in IP management from IIT Bombay (MHRD scholarship),Post Graduate Diploma in patent law from NALSAR University, Registered patent agent (IN/PA 1930), TIFAC (Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council, DST) scientist and DL 101 certification. Her background in technology is M.Sc. in Microbiology (Gold Medal), PG Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology and short term training in IVF (In Vitro Fertility).

She has presented research papers at international technology management conferences such as PICMET (2012, Canada), IAMOT (2018, Birmingham, UK) and published research papers in reputed journals like ‘World Patent Information’, ‘JWIP’, ‘IJIPM’ and filed her own patent in March 2015. She also worked as a guest co-editor for IJIPM (ABDC Listed Journal) Special Issue-MIPS 2014.

She has legal experience and she has provided IP consultancy to several organizations, drafted policies for a few private organizations, and handled IP matters in various domains such as Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, Environment and Chemical), Medical Instruments/Devices, Jewellery, Banking & Finance, Education Technology, Life Sciences, Agriculture and FMCG.

Dr. Gargate has industry experience and handled various projects such as competitive intelligence, technology landscape, FTOs, Prior art search etc.

In the past, she was associated with IIT Bombay under the National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) project. She was looking after various activities such as policies comprising copyright, privacy policy, defining and drafting terms of service, copyright issues related to massive open online courses (MOOCs), or any teaching activity and IITBombayX, copyright due diligence process, and setting up of the IP system for the project.

Before shifting her career to IPR, she was working as an Assistant Professor of Microbiology in the University of Mumbai and she was recognized PG professor of Microbiology in the University of Mumbai. She was an examiner in University of Mumbai, SNDT university, and for PGDMLT (AICTE).

Certification Process

1. Join the course
Learners may pay the applicable fees and enrol to a course on offer in the portal and get access to all of its contents including assignments. Validity of enrolment, which includes access to the videos and other learning material and attempting the assignments, will be mentioned on the course. Learner has to complete the assignments and get the minimum required marks to be eligible for the certification exam within this period.

COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 2000 + GST

2. Watch Videos+Submit Assignments
After enrolling, learners can watch lectures and learn and follow it up with attempting/answering the assignments given.

3. Get qualified to register for exams
A learner can earn a certificate in the self paced course only by appearing for the online remote proctored exam and to register for this, the learner should get minimum required marks in the assignments as given below:

Assignment score = Score more than 50% in at least 6/8 assignments.
Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.”

4. Register for exams
The certification exam is conducted online with remote proctoring. Once a learner has become eligible to register for the certification exam, they can choose a slot convenient to them from what is available and pay the exam fee. Schedule of available slot dates/timings for these remote-proctored online examinations will be published and made available to the learners.

EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

5. Results and Certification
After the exam, based on the certification criteria of the course, results will be declared and learners will be notified of the same. A link to download the e-certificate will be shared with learners who pass the certification exam.


Course Details

Week 1  :  Introduction to patent: Definition, concepts, patentability
Week 2  :  Patentability Criteria: How to Identify whether my invention is patentable?
Week 3  :  How to read a patent document?
Week 4  :  Patentability check – various tools
Week 5  :  Procedure for patent filing
Week 6  :  Research/project  Planning I
Week 7  :  Research/project  Planning II
Week 8  :  Research/project  Planning III

Books and References

Indian Patents Act, 1970
Ove Granstrand, The Economic and management of Intellectual Property, 1999
Narayanan, V. K., Managing technology and innovation for competitive advantage, first edition, Pearson education, New Delhi, 2006
Idris, K., Intellectual property: a power tool for economic growth, second edition, WIPO publication no. 888,Switzerland, 2003


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