A talk on Patent Publication

The patent system is the most prolific and up-to date source of information on applied technology. Patents contain detailed technical information which often cannot be found anywhere else: up to 80% of current technical knowledge can only be found in patent documents. Patents grant their owner a monopoly over an invention as defined by the “claims”. Publication, presentation and filing a patent are activities that publicize research results and contribute to the society. While filing a patent is expensive and time consuming, it is a shortcut to commercialization and use in the industrial world. Indian researchers generally go for publishing research papers instead of filing Patent applications. Is it the lack of awareness or cost involved the real reason?

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Erudites from ‘The Land of Rising Sun’

The institute successfully ascended another global stair by witnessing the visit of two very renowned scientists from Japan. Prof. Masamichi Kamihira and Prof. Ijima from the department of chemical engineering, Kyushu University, Japan visited the institute on 13th -14th February, 2015 for delivering an expert lecture and discussion on possible collaboration.

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Levitating Global Stairs

The department of biotechnology and medical engineering has recently added another feather to the crown of NITR by witnessing the visit of two exalted personalities: Jane Carlton, professor of Genomics from department of biology and Dr. Samuel C.Wassmer from department of microbiology& division of parasitology, both from New York University School of Medicine, USA.

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A visit from the land of kangaroos

The Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering witnessed an expert lecture on “The regulation of host immune responses during parasitic infections” by Prof. Christian Engwerda, Group Leader from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia.

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