Introduction and Conceptual Analysis of IPR
This course examines the evolution of Intellectual property rights and its growing relevance in the present digital age. The course will also take you through a conceptual analysis of the various forms of IPR.
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Registration of Patents
This course brings out the procedural aspects of patent registration and the stages involved therein—which include prior art search, filing procedures, office actions and responses and opposition to IP registration.
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This course brings out some of the best practices for drafting patent-related contracts. You will also learn how to protect your client's know-how when transferring it to third parties, while also ensuring that they retain their core IP rights.
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Live Classes and Assignments 2
This course brings out an indepth understanding of patent contract drafting, patent management, due diligence and patent prosecution and enforcement. The course also focuses on sector specific patents.
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17 February 2024 - 25 February 2024
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Access to 30+ self-paced video lectures to give you a strong theoretical grounding.
Access to SCC Online and EBC Reader — a massive library of high-quality reading materials and cases.
Understand the fundamentals of patent law and the criteria for patentability.
Join 15+ live sessions and network with patent experts and legal professionals to gain practical insights into prosecution, management, and litigation.
Rigorous pre-class preparations and post-class assignments for each session, where a student spends about 4-6 hours per week.
Learn to draft patent related contracts from a practice perspective.
Gain insights into PCT filing and work on practical assignments.
Who Should Take This Programme?
- Ideal for law students and recent graduates looking to establish a strong foundation in patent law, enabling them to embark on a successful career in intellectual property law. It is valuable for advocates seeking to specialise in patent law or enhance their existing expertise in intellectual property.
- Suitable for business executives, managers, and entrepreneurs who want to navigate the intersection of innovation, branding, and intellectual property rights effectively.
- Upskills teachers and researchers with industry practice and insights into real-world patent practices, fostering innovation and awareness within academic institutions and research settings.
How Should One Approach This Programme?
Video materials and readings will precede the live sessions. Students are required to watch the videos and do the compulsory readings. The classes are interactive and primarily 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 in the online mode, in two batches of 4 days each. The first batch of classes will take place in November 2023 and the second batch in February 2024. Class recordings will be available on the EBC Learning platform (ebclearning.com). Classes will take place on weekends to enable professionals to attend the classes.
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Dr Pratima Narayan
Instructor, EBC Learning, Advocate, Mediator & Co-founder, Techlawlogi Consulting LLP
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
Instructor, EBC Learning & AOR, Supreme Court
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.
Instructors & Course Authors
Partner, Factum Law
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.
Advocate (Corporate, Commercial & Intellectual Property)
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.
Associate Partner, LexOrbis
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.
Associate Partner, LexOrbis
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 Pradeep Kumar Kamal
Associate Partner, LexOrbis
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
Senior Strategist IP & Business, LexOrbis
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.
Dr Shivani Shrivastava
Associate Partner, LexOrbis
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.
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No, admission to the programme is conducted on a rolling basis, and there is no entrance test requirement.
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.
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.
A live session will be of approximately 60-90 minutes, including time for class discussions and faculty interaction.
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.
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.
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.
One must score a minimum of 65% to get receive a certificate in the programme.
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.