The CUSB Intellectual Property Rights Policy, 2020 came in to effect in 2020. Under this policy, for knowledge generation & management, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Cell has been established.
Constitution of Intellectual Property Rights Cell:
Functions/Responsibilities of the IPR Cell
The functions of the IPR Cell shall include inter alia followings-
- IPRs Awareness Programmes/Training Workshops: the IPR Cell will be responsible for conducting IPRs Awareness Programmes for students, researchers, faculty and officials etc;
- IPR Cell shall provide an environment for academic and R&D excellence and conduct programmes on IPR for UG and PG students and organize IPR counseling programmes for research scholars;
- IPR Cell shall expose students, researchers, faculty and officials to prevalent IP law practices and provide them with an opportunity to learn and use legal skills;
- The IPR Cell shall be responsible for setting up of an innovative ecosystem with hand holding support and assistance from relevant authorities;
- The IPR Cell will facilitate the recording, monitoring and maintenance of the IP portfolio of the university and may get help of a Counsel/IP Firm for the same;
- The IPR Cell will ensure that a culture is built that enhances recognition and respect for IP amongst students, researchers, faculty and officials;
- The IPR Cell will set out the academic institution procedure on the identification, ownership, protection and commercialization of IP;
- The IPR Cell shall protect, assign, manage, utilize, and license intellectual properties in which university has share, to the expert agency created by the CSIR for this purpose or to publish or advertise the intellectual property if it seems necessary;
- The IPR Cell shall endeavor to negotiate and manage agreements to the best advantage of the creator and the University as are consistent with the Policy;
- The IPR Cell shall provide legal support as deemed necessary or desirable for the protection of University‟s intellectual property rights;
- The IPR Cell shall prepare legal instruments necessary to realize the technology transfer, and provide legal and administrative supports, if required for such realization; and
- The IPR Cell shall take initiative to resolve conflicts of interest, including negotiating agreements which are consistent with the various laws. The Cell may ensure, in case of disputes, efforts are made to address the concerns by developing and instituting as well as adopting and alternative dispute mechanism at the University level.