tech2 News StaffMay 08, 2017 16:02:53 IST
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has signed an agreement with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to set up multiple Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC) in the country. The TISC is a program by WIPO that provides innovators and entrepreneurs in emerging economies locally based access to high quality technology information and services. The program is meant to allow innovators to reach their fullest potential, and to enable them to create, manage and protect their intellectual property (IP) rights.
The services offered by TISCs include access to patents, scientific, and technical resources online. Access to patent related publications are also provided. For those who require it the Centers can provide assistance in searching and retrieving technology information. There are also on demand searches to verify the novelty of patents and check for infringements. There is a training module for handling databases. The TISCs may monitor technologies and the competition. Basic information on IP laws, management, strategy, commercialisation and marketing are also provided.
The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) has been tasked with identifying the host organisations for the TISCs, and has been designated as the national focal point for the TISC network. CIPAM is expected to evaluate the capabilities, and provide support for the establishment of TISCs in Universities, State Science Councils and R and D institutions. CIPAM will also work as the main intermediary between WIPO and the institutions hosting TISCs.