Bhubaneswar : The Science & Technology Department, Govt. of Odisha and STPI Bhubaneswar jointly organized a workshop on “Promoting IP Culture in the State” at STPI Bhubaneswar. On this occasion, around hundred participants were present from various organizations of Govt of India and Government of Odisha, academic & research, industry, start-up of the State at the STPI ELITE facility at Gothapatna, Bhubaneswar.
To set the tone for the formal release of IPR Management Guidelines, a session on “Introduction to the IPR Landscape and Ecosystem in Odisha” was conducted followed by the Inaugural Session of which Shri Manoj Kumar Mishra, IRTS, Secretary, Science & Technology, Govt. of Odisha. Shri Manas Ranjan Panda, Director, STPI Odisha extended a warm welcome to all the guests. Shri Udaynarayan Das, Additional Secretary, MSME Department, GoO spoke on Startup Ecosystem in Odisha.Shri Aurobinda Panda, Managing Partner, M/s. Lex Protectors delivered his inspiring speech on protection of IP for early-stage innovators & Startups, further Shri Subodh Sachan, Director, STPI-HQ spoke about the patents filed by Startups of STPI Electropreneur Park Bhubaneswar and other Centre of Entrepreneurship under STPINEXT Initiative. Prof. P.P. Mathur, V.C of Birla Global University gave a challenging speech encouraging everyone to generate meaningful IPs.
Shri Manoj Kumar Mishra, IRTS, Secretary, Science & Technology, Govt. of Odisha subsequently released the printed and digital/online versions of the IPR Management Guidelines for the larger benefit of the IP creators of the State. He delivered a very meaningful and enlightening speech on why the IP creators should accelerate creation of IPs from the state and avail the technical, legal and financial support and take the benefits that Government of Odisha is providing for promoting IP culture in the State. Government in S&T Department has earmarked about half a crore annually for promotion of IP culture. The support covers upto 10 lakh for public awareness, 40 thousand for patent registration, attorney fees upto 20 thousand, and 10 thousand for GI registration and also 60 thousand to one lakh for organizing capacity building and training workshops.
Shri Aurobinda Panda, Managing Partner, M/s. Lex Protectors and team offered insightful and meaningful explanations on various IP issues in the sessions of the workshop covering the topics like IP Management and Strategy, Practical Insights into the IP domain, IP Rights, , copyright, industrial designs and selected casestudies on IPR etc. They also spoke about the potential that Odisha has got registration of Geographic Indications (GI), IP by Start-ups, industries etc.