Advanced IPR Upskill Diploma
A practical online programme in collaboration with CII
ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME
Intellectual property rights involve identifying intangible assets, prioritising them according to the business needs, safeguarding and exploiting them. A robust management of the IP portfolio is essential if it has to be exploited to the fullest extent in terms of revenue, reputation and market share.
The Upskill Diploma in Advanced Intellectual Property Rights Programme is designed by professionals to bring comprehensive understanding of every stage involved in the life cycle of intellectual property. The course is useful for aspirants who wish to further specialise in intellectual property and engage in the IP domain. Conceptual and case-based learning would help you develop a deeper insight into the subject of IP.
Orientation — Getting The Most Out of The IPR Diploma Programme?
Introducing the IPR Programme, its contents and features, and learning how to get the most out of the programme.
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1 June 2023 - 30 June 2023
Concepts in IPR Law
Learn about the fundamental concepts of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in our comprehensive online course. Understand the different types of IPR and how they can be protected, and gain the knowledge you need to succeed in today's competitive business environment.
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1 July 2023 - 13 September 2023
Subject-Matter and Criteria for Intellectual Property Protection
This course focuses on two important aspects for the purpose of registration—subject-matter of IP
protection and the criteria for protection of different forms of intellectual property rights.
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11 August 2023 - 17 October 2023
Intellectual Property Registration
This course brings out the procedural aspects of IP registration and the stages involved therein,
which include prior art search, filing procedures, office actions and responses and opposition of IP
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6 September 2023 - 10 December 2023
Intellectual Property Contract Drafting
This course brings out the commercialisation aspects of intellectual property. It covers important
tips on drafting IP agreements such as licensing and assignment.
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17 November 2023 - 30 January 2024
Intellectual Property Management
This course will help you develop an understanding of how IP firms and organisations structure IP
management, which is essential to leverage the potential of intellectual property assets to its fullest.
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28 January 2024 - 2 April 2024
Infringement of Intellectual Property
Learn all about infringement of intellectual property and its consequences. This module covers all
about what IP lawyers and attorneys should know while building a career in IP litigation.
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2 February 2024 - 16 April 2024
Sector-Specific Intellectual Property Rights
This course brings you an insight into the application of IP laws, issues and challenges in
implementing intellectual property rights and recent trends in specific industry practices.
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14 March 2024 - 20 May 2024
- Brought to you by the leading law publisher in the country.
- Collaboration with CII — the largest industry body in the country.
- Access to SCC Online and EBC Reader – Access to a massive library of high-quality reading materials and cases.
- Access to 100+ self-paced video lectures to give you a strong theoretical grounding.
- 40+ live sessions and networking with IP experts and legal professionals that will help you gain practical insights into prosecution, management and litigation.
- Build a strong foundation on contract drafting skills in IP-related agreements such as licensing, technology transfer agreements, branding and marketing, NDA etc.
- Gain insights into contemporary issues in areas such as trade secrets, digital rights management, IP protection in the digital space, public health etc.
- Learn to prepare documents necessary for IP registration
- Access talks and webinars on emerging judicial trends in Intellectual Property Law.
- Online work-from-home internships with law firms to gain professional skills while building your career as an IP professional.
- Rigorous pre-class preparations and post-class assignments for each session, where a student spends about 6-8 hours per week.
- A well-structured and comprehensive course on the complete life cycle of IP that is applicable to all industries.
- Discussions on sector-wise IP strategies by industry experts and legal professionals.
- Additional optional course on CV writing and legal research for students who wish to build their careers in IP law.
Who Should Take This Programme?
- Provides students and recent law graduates with a strong grounding in the theory and procedural aspects of intellectual property law that enables them to prepare for their IP law practice.
- Ideal for entrpreneurs, engineers, business professionals, corporate managers and any one else who is interested in the interface between innovation, branding and intellectual property.
- Upskills teachers and researchers with industry practice of intellectual property and creates innovation and awareness in higher educational institutions and incubations.
How Should One Approach This Programme?
Video materials and readings will precede the live sessions. Students are required to complete pre-class assignments. The live sessions are meant for workshops—based on pre-class assignments. The online session is to be utilised for practical training.
The general session etiquette is to engage in critical-thinking discussions or problem-solving engagements while keeping your webcams on. You are expected to participate in the class and bring your doubts to the forum of the session. The tutorial sessions are where students get individual attention and are expected to present and discuss their viewpoints or tasks.
Mode of Instruction & Class Timings
The live sessions will be conducted online, and courses will be available on the EBC Learning platform (ebclearning.com).
Sessions Timings: Afternoon & Evening Sessions on Saturdays.
The Advanced IPR programme from EBC Learning is a one-of-a-kind mix of theory and practice. From a solid base in the fundamentals of IPR to the daily ins and outs of running an IP practice, the course covers everything that a practitioner could need. The course is gruelling but presented through a mix of lectures and workshops, that would make learning more meaningful. From mid-career professionals wanting to pivot or update their learning to practitioners starting out in IPR filing, prosecution and litigation, the course is for everyone.M.V. Swaroop, Advocate, MVS Chambers
A very comprehensive structure covering every aspect of Intellectual Property Rights. There are multiple opportunities for the students to debate, discuss and practically learn all the aspects of IPR. The course is structured in such a way that anyone, even without a basic understanding of IPR, would find the process of learning the subject quite simple and emerge as an IPR specialist.Rajesh Ramanathan, Partner Factum Law
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Dr Pratima Narayan
Dr Pratima Narayan is an Advocate, Mediator and Co-founder of Techlawlogi Consulting LLP. She is an Editor and Consultant at EBC Learning. She has offered courses on consumer law, arbitration, e-commerce, contract law and corporate law on the platform. She has authored a book on ‘Electronic Commerce: Legal Compliance’, published by Eastern Book Company. The book comprehensively outlines the various legal and regulatory frameworks and compliance for e-commerce players. Dr Pratima has served the legal academia for over two decades as a visiting faculty at various reputed law schools and business schools. Dr Pratima holds a Doctorate in Law from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.
Dr Charu Mathur
Dr Charu Mathur has rich and diverse expertise in corporate, commercial, civil, criminal and constitutional law matters. She is an Advocate on Record with the Supreme Court of India. She has represented parties which include cricketing bodies and educational institutions like IIT Jodhpur, NLU Jodhpur, BPUT Orissa, MPUAT Rajasthan, and private engineering and medicine colleges of Gujarat and Orissa.
A dispute resolution counsel, Ashok represents clients in the food and beverages, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, defence and technology, banking and financial services, real estate and construction, e-commerce and hospitality areas, in domestic and international dispute resolution. His work in the field of Intellectual Property Rights involves not only advising and assisting clients in protecting and commercially exploiting intangible assets but also in representing clients in intellectual property litigations.
In the course of his experience as an Intellectual Property Rights lawyer, he has appeared for the plaintiffs and the defendants in a variety of intellectual property litigations involving trademarks, copyright and trade secret/confidential information actions. He has also had the distinction of securing several John Doe orders in the enforcement of trademarks, in addition to working with clients on global intellectual property protection and cross-border enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights.
Ashok is an invited speaker at the New Delhi-based independent think tank, the Observer Research Foundation, the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad and Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.
Gayathri is a registered member of the Karnataka State Bar Council. She specialises in corporate litigation. She is a registered trademark, copyright and designs attorney assisting her clients with the prosecution of the above by filing applications, countering oppositions and objections.
Gayathri Vivek completed her LLB from KSLU after having received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, apart from acquiring a Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights (PGDIPR) from NLSIU, Bengaluru.
Gayathri Vivek founded GV Law Associates in 2016, a firm that helps in drafting corporate and commercial agreements, trademark prosecutions and corporate litigation. She has been successful in resolving matters relating to IBC, real-estate disputes, trademark prosecutions and infringement.
Sheetal is a graduate of the School of Law, Christ University (SLCU), Bengaluru. She also has an LL.M., with a specialisation in intellectual property law, from the University of Toronto, where she authored a thesis titled “The Copyright—Design Conundrum: An Enquiry into the Efficacy of Sui Generis Design Laws”. Sheetal specialises in litigation and has, over the last six years, represented both domestic and foreign clients in diverse litigation before various fora and arbitrations. She started her practice in Chennai and is now practicing before courts in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. She regularly appears, in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, before the high courts, city civil and criminal courts, tribunals and other authorities. While she focuses on corporate and commercial litigation, generally, she has valuable experience and specialises in intellectual property matters, specifically, patent, copyright, and trademark related litigations. She also undertakes intellectual property prosecution and represents clients before intellectual property offices all over India. She also advises clients in transactions involving intellectual property, particularly transactions pertaining to film production, content creation for television, broadcast media and streaming.
Rajesh Ramanathan, Partner Factum Law
Rajesh is an advocate with over 24 years of experience in national and international commercial dispute resolution. His areas of expertise are IP and related services, including prosecution and transactional, contentious and non-contentious litigation. Earlier, Rajesh headed the IP law practice of a reputed national firm. He has also been in charge of the Southern Indian operations of a leading IP firm as its senior associate. Rajesh has vast experience in litigation, prosecution, anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy operations and transactional services. Rajesh is an alumnus of the Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, New Hampshire).
Jayashree M Rattihalli
Mrs Jayashree M Rattihalli is a legal consultant, advocate, arbitrator & mediator and founder associate at Prolegis Associates, Mangalore. Her areas of expertise are commercial law, consumer law, alternative dispute resolution, POSH Act, and she also conducts trainings and workshops on the same. Mrs Jayashree is an empaneled arbitrator & mediator with the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation, Dispute Resolution Forum, Mangalore and SAMA (ODRWAYS). She has served as legal consultant in Chamundeshwari Build Tech, Bangalore, JV Builders, Northernsky Properties, Mangalore, and as a cluster manager at Hinduja Housing Finance. Presently, she is associated with Shri Anantha Hari (OPC) Pvt. Ltd., ShriHari Tradelinks, ShriHari Translinks and a few more MNCs in Mangalore as a legal consultant. Mrs Jayashree holds an LL.B. degree from Bangalore University, an LL.M. degree from Karnataka State Law University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Law (online) from Einstein International University, Wilmington, USA. As a part of her social engagements, Mrs Jayashree is founder member at EVOLVE Mangalore; founder member and trustee at Dispute Resolution Forum, Mangalore; founder member and trustee at Eldernet.
Ms Tyagi is a registered Indian patent attorney and holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and law. She is a registered Indian Patent Agent and enrolled at Delhi Bar Council. She has over 16 years of rich experience in drafting, filing and prosecuting across jurisdictions and forums like India, PCT, USPTO and EPO belonging to various branches of science with emphasis on biotechnology, medical devices, image processing, bio-instrumentation, nano-technology, laser & fibre-optics, polymers, and chemicals. She has substantial exposure in handling contentious and non-contentious patent matters. She works closely with several national and international clients in managing their patent portfolios.
Apart from representing clients during prosecution and oral hearings on patent applications before Indian Patent Office, Ms Tyagi also assists in the prosecution of foreign patent applications. Further, she provides technical support during patent litigations and oppositions. She also handled patent analytics and search-related projects, such as patentability search, invalidity search, freedom to operate search/opinion and patent landscape. She is a regular speaker in various seminars/conferences and actively publishes articles, on various subjects related to patents.
Pankaj Musyuni is a postgraduate in pharmaceutical sciences with a specialisation in drug regulatory affairs and pharma management. He is a registered patent agent and an advocate enrolled at the Delhi Bar Council. Having over ten years of experience, he has worked on a broad range of matters related to the regulatory framework for pharmaceuticals, medicinal products, pharmacology, nutraceuticals, agrochemicals, pesticides and public health products, nanotechnology and medical devices and regularly advise on patent filing, prosecution, drafting, legal and regulatory issues concerning therein.
Mr Musyuni specialises in IP portfolio management, due diligence, litigation, IP strategy for technology and business strategy and provides opinions on validity, infringement analysis, enforcement, patentability and freedom to operate opinion along with providing counselling for innovation culture. He has several publications to his credit, and has also delivered lectures at various forums.
Dr Manish Badani
Dr Manish Badani is an IPR professional with more than 25 years of work experience in R&D and search analytics. He has worked with various types of IP search matters including patentability, risk assessment, invalidity and competitive intelligence in diverse areas including lighting, domestic appliances, healthcare and petrochemical sectors. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the Purdue University and has worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Connecticut and the Pennsylvania State University. His experience includes working as a technical manager at Reliance Industries, as an R&D professional at GE Plastics and GE Silicones and as a senior IP analyst at Philips Innovation Campus. Currently, he is associated with LexOrbis as a consultant dealing with IP search matters.
Dr Pradeep Kumar Kamal
Dr Kamal is a registered advocate at the Bar Council of India and the Bar Council of Delhi and is a registered patent agent and has a collective professional experience of more than 21 years in teaching, research and IP. He holds a master’s in biotechnology and management and a PhD in biomedical science. He has rich experience in drafting patent specifications, patent analysis, gap analysis, freedom to operate, patent prosecution and due diligence in patent matters.
Dr Kamal specialises in patent appeals, oppositions, infringement/revocation and other contentious IP matters. He is involved in advising on technical and legal aspects of contentious IP matters for domestic and international clients. He has been the reviewer of “Cardiovascular Diabetology” and for the Indian Council of Medical Research, Government of India, research project proposals, IP Consultant with CSIR and is a recipient of the “Young Investigator Prize”.
C R Jacob
Mr C R Jacob is a senior strategist for IP & business at LexOrbis, an entrepreneur, and a startup mentor. At LexOrbis, he regularly advises large and small organisations, and especially startups in their IP strategy and business strategy, IP prosecution, IP valuation, and IP commercialisation. He founded IP Astra, a boutique IP consulting firm later merged with LexOrbis. He was on the board of directors at BPE Biotree India Pvt. Ltd., a biopharma equipment manufacturer, now a member of the Zeta Group, Austria. He is also an investor in an eyewear startup. Mr Jacob regularly conducts IP sessions for startups at IIM Kozhikode LIVE—startup incubation centre.
Mr Jacob has a BE and MTech in electronics and has done EPGBM from IIM Calcutta.
Ms Chotia is a registered Indian patent agent and the Karnataka State Bar Council member. She holds a master's in Biochemistry and a bachelor’s in Biotechnology and Law. She has 11+ years of rich experience in strategic business counselling on intellectual property matters, and she partners with commercial and scientific teams to develop comprehensive and cost-effective global IP portfolio strategies. She has represented multinational and domestic clients in India, PCT and global (including US, EP, JP, CN, KR, AU, CA etc.) patent drafting and prosecution. She also represents clients in prosecution & opposition hearings at the Indian Patent Office and matters with the National Biodiversity Authority of India.
Meenakshi has expertise in conducting due diligence (search & analysis), handling oppositions, and third-party observations. She also has expertise in conducting various searches & providing opinions on matters including patentability search, freedom to operate search, invalidation search, equivalent search and landscape search. She represents a wide range of clients across the life-sciences sector, including fields of biotechnology, synthetic biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biopharmaceuticals, genetic engineering, medical diagnostics, immunology, therapeutics, microbiology, bioinformatics, materials science, textiles and polymer technology. She delivers seminars on various platforms on Indian patent law and patenting strategies.
Dr Shivani Shrivastava
Dr Shrivastava is a registered patent agent with over 16 years of experience. She holds PhD in bioinformatics, M.Sc. in plant science and an LL.B. She has also done an executive programme (TLPWE) from IIM Calcutta. Her technical areas of expertise include plant science, chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry and medicinal products.
She regularly advises clients on filing and prosecuting patent applications in India and foreign jurisdictions including the US, EPO, AU, NZ, etc. She works closely with clients and manages their IP portfolio. She has expertise in mentoring individuals, start-ups, SMEs and advising them on building IP strategy and portfolio management. She is also involved in various IP-related business deals, which include IP valuation, due diligence, technology transfer, licensing, etc.
She regularly attends conferences and seminars organised by GIPC, FICCI, IPO, National Law Universities etc. discussing various national and international intellectual property issues. She published several articles and delivered lectures at various forums.
CERTIFICATE & RECOMMENDATION LETTER
At the end of most online courses, you get a certificate. But certificates from different platforms mean different things. How do you convince your next employer, an institution that you have really learned the skills that you proclaim to have learnt? This is where our recommendation letter comes in. In our recommendation letter, we highlight the strengths of each candidate. What they have accomplished in the course and we vouch for you. So in addition to a certificate at EBC Learning, we offer each student of this course a personalised recommendation letter. We wish you all the very best, always.
Work From Home Internship and Placement Scheme
When entering into the programme many learners may not have the requisite practical skills to obtain a job in a law firm or get placed in an organisation of their choice. In order to improve the chances of a learner getting successfully placed, EBC Learning would assist learners in getting work-from-home internships for the duration of the course. During the course of such internships, learners would have the opportunity to work with experienced practitioners, partners and associates in law firms, and business heads in organisations and thereby gain practical experience while undertaking the course.
In addition, with EBC’s network of professionals, practitioners, and authors, EBC Learning would provide 100% placement assistance to all learners.
What is EBC Learning?
EBC Learning is the educational arm of Eastern Book Company, a 75+ year-old company and India’s leading law publisher and provider of legal textbooks, EBC Reader, EBC Webstore, EBC Explorer, Supreme Court Cases (SCC) and SCC Online.
Can I pay the tuition fees on a no-cost EMI basis?
Is there any entrance test for enrolment?
No, the admission to the Path is on a rolling basis.
What is the cohort size of the course?
We believe in the small group teaching format and so aim to keep the class size small. We would try our best to organise participants into small groups of students.
What are the minimum technical requirements?
Students who enrol are expected to have basic knowledge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and computer applications. Everyone should have a working webcam and microphone (either inbuilt or external). It is advised to have good internet speed. It is important to note that the EBC Learning LMS can be accessed through laptops or desktops via an internet browser such as Google Chrome. The ebclearning.com platform is not compatible with mobile devices.
How long is one live session class?
A live session will be of approximately 60-90 minutes, including time for class discussions and faculty interaction.
In addition to the sessions, how many hours of work are required per week?
A minimum of 8 hours of reading engagement is required. In addition, 2 hours per week would be required to watch Annex-Course video tutorials and solve class assignments.
What if I miss a session?
Live recordings will be made available to you soon after the session. However, you will lose any marks allocated to Class Participation and In-Class Assignments.
How will I be evaluated? Will there be an exam at the end of the course?
There will be no end examination. You will be evaluated on a continual basis throughout the course. You will be evaluated on pre-class assignments, class participation and final assignments for each module. As the last assignment of the course, you will have the option to appear for a viva or submit a substantial piece of writing for evaluation.
What is the minimum score to obtain a certificate?
One must score a minimum of 65% to get receive a certificate in the programme.
What happens if I don't score 65%.
The EBC Learning programmes stand for academic excellence and mastery of the subject. Our team is dedicated to helping the student achieve that mastery. Therefore in order to successfully complete the programme one must score a minimum of 65%. However, in case one does not score a minimum of 65% students can, upon payment of a fee, be admitted to the next cohort of the programme. In limited cases, students can also re-submit their select assignments for re-evaluation.