Centre for innovation & Entrepreneurship development(CIED)


The Centre for innovation & Entrepreneurship development in association(CIED), KiTS with PIC Kerala/KSCSTE organized a one day workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Registeration” on 21 April 2016. The workshop was sponsored by Kerela State  Council for Science Technology and Environment. Research Scholors, Faculty, UG and PG students from other colleges attended this workshop.


Inaugural Session

Mr. Bobby Thomas, Coordinator KITS CIED introduced the context of the program.  Shri.VP Balagandhran gave the inaugural address, Shri. Arun Alfred gave the chief guest address. Our Principal Dr. N. Premachandran in his address insisted the importance of Patent Registeration.

Technical Session

A Technical Session about “Overview of Intellectual Property Rights” was handled by Shri.VP Balagandhran. Shri V.P Balagangadharan was holding the chair as Prof. Brahma Prakash Scientist at VSSC for two years after retiring from service at the level of Scientist G and Group Head at the same office. During his 12- year tenure at the management systems area he has facilitated more than 100 patents, many copyright and industrial designs. He has catalyzed the IPR arena within ISRO and scientific and technical circles outside.  In this session sir discussed the Rationale of Protection and the Different kinds of IPRs. Sir also discussed about the major intellectual properties. Second Session was regarding the ‘Patent filing procedures in India and Case Studies’ handled by Partner of Legalites IP Services, Thrissur and Former Associate Legal Editor of Malaysian Legal Magazine Malaysian Legal Alert and also Special Correspondent Asia-Pacific MLA Friday Mail published by M. Knowledge Management Services Malaysia Bhd. Sir explained about the Patent filing Procedures and Examination of Patent applications in India. The third session was about Patent Searching and  support from PIC-Kerala for IP protection’  handled by Shri. Arun Alfred. Sir is presently working as Project Scientist in Patent Information Centre Kerala, KSCSTE, Trivandrum. Within his 6 months of work in PIC Kerala, he has conducted patent database search on more than 30 applications to determine the patentability status of the inventions. He has been coordinating the activities of Patent Information Centre            Kerala (PIC-Kerala) of KSCSTE, since 2015. He has organized more than 18 IPR awareness seminars, workshops, lectures and exhibitions throughout the State. He is facilitating the filing of patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, etc. A brain storming session was also organized on the theme to synthesize the entire proceedings.






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