Online Course on “Patent Law for Engineers And Scientists” by NPTEL & IIT Madras
Dr. Feroz Ali Khader, Chair Professor on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, is offering a free NPTEL (MOOCs) course titled “Patent Law for Engineers and Scientists”. The course covers the syllabus of Paper 1 of the Patent Agent Examination. The registration is now open and the course will begin on July 24, 2017. For further details, please read the post below:
About the Course
The course shall give an in-depth understanding of patent law to engineers and scientists. This course will help person with a science background to understand the fundamentals of patent law, know the requirements of patentability, learn how to read and interpret patent specifications, analyze patent office procedures and court cases and develop the basic understanding for drafting a patent specification.
This course will cover the syllabus of Paper 1 of the Patent Agent Examination conducted by the Intellectual Property Office, Government of India.
Week 1: Introduction to the Indian Patent System :Learning Patent Laws as Concepts; Understanding the Patents Act, 1970; Understanding the Patents Rules, 2003; What’s New in the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2016; The Importance of Case Laws; The Role of Patents in Industry; Introduction to the Indian Patent System
Week 2: Patentability of Inventions :Statutory Exceptions to Patentability; Novelty; Inventive Step; Capable of Industrial Application; Person Skilled in the Art
Week 3: Patent Specification :Structure of a Patent Specification—Title, Abstract, Description, Claims, etc.; Reading a Patent Specification—Fair basis, Enabling Disclosure, Sufficiency, Priority; Introduction to Patent Drafting
Week 4: Patent Prosecution: Patent Application :Patent Application—Who Can Apply, True and First Inventor, How to Make a Patent Application, What to include in a Patent Application, Types of Patent Applications, Dating of Application; Powers of Controller; Putting Applications in Order; Abandonment; Rights of Patentee, Assignee and Co-Owners
Week 5: PCT & International Applications :International Application—Convention Application, PCT Application, Application Designating India, Multiple Priorites; PCT Timeline
Week 6: Patent Prosecution: Publication and Examination :Publication of Application; Examination of Application—First Examination Report, Amendments during Prosecution; Withdrawal of Application; Potential Infringement
Week 7: Patent Prosecution :Opposition :Pre-grant opposition; Post-grant opposition; Opposition in General
Week 8: Patent Prosecution: Practice at the Patent Office :Secrecy Provisions; Rights Conferred by Grant; Restoration of Lapsed Patents; Surrender; Patent Office—Registrar of Patents, Powers of Controller & Examiners, Patent Agents; Penalties
Week 9: Patent Enforcement: Revocation and IPAB :Revocation—Grounds for Revocation; Intellectual Property Appellate Board
Week 10: Patent Enforcement: Suits Relating to Patents :Declaratory Suits, Infringement Suits, Use and Acquisition by Government
Week 11: Compulsory Licensing :Compulsory Licensing—Working of Patents, Grounds for Grant of Compulsory License, Revocation; Patent Licensing
Week 12: Fees and Timelines :Fees—Application, In Relation to Grant of Patents; Timelines—Application, Examination, Publication etc.
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