ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT) celebrated the World Intellectual Property Day on 26th April 2019 by organizing a workshop titled AgrIP2019. The event was organized by the Zonal Technology Management – Agribusiness Incubation (ZTM-ABI) Centre to raise awareness among scientific staff about Intellectual property rights and to acknowledge the creativity and the contribution made by innovators of the Institute.
Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair, Patent Attorney, Gopakumar Nair Associates, Mumbai addressed the scientists and gave a lead talk on IP rights and ways to protect them.Dr.GeorgeNinan, Principal Investigator, ZTM-ABI Centre, welcomed the gathering and also gave an overview about the importance of IP management in a research institute like ICAR-CIFT. Dr.Ravishankar C.N., Director, ICAR-CIFTtalked about how we need to translate the scientific knowledge into innovation and about the issues of generation, evaluation, protection and exploitation of IPR.Dr.A. Suresh, Co-Principal Investigator, ABI Centre proposed the vote of thanks.