Intellectual property protection is critical to fostering innovation. Without the protection of ideas,businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would focus less on research and development.

The IPR Cell of Al-Ameen College, Edathala in association with the IQAC has organized a webinar on IPR AND PATENTS. The webinar was conducted on 18 November 2020.Mr.SafeekS , technical officer KSCSTE was the resource person . Invitation for the webinar was shared among different colleges and was released to the public through college website. The objective of the webinar was to provide information on the basic concepts and legal security details of IPR and PATENTS.

Dr.VinithaT and Thasny Faisal were the coordinators of the programme. The webinar started at 11:am, with a silent prayer. Dr. Vinitha T welcomed the gathering. In the absence of the college principal, Dr. Cini Kurian; Dr.Leena Vargheese, IQAC Coordinator delivered the presidential address.

The webinar was really informative, wherein Mr. Safeek S emphasized the different forms of IPR, Patentable inventions and non-patentableinventions, the procedure to apply for a patent, and the like. During the discussion period, the participants raised their queries about fast track method for patent filing, startups and patents, withdrawal of patents etc. All the queries were answered clearly and the programme came to an end with the vote of thanks delivered by Ms.Thasny Faisal .