Introduction On Intellectual Property To Engineers And Technologists

By Prof. Tapas Kumar Bandyopadhyay   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 2066
Intellectual Property is key driver of economy. The knowledge over intellectual property is essential for individual to take part in economic development. The course aims to provide basics of various forms of intellectual property. Further the course provides insight of registration procedure of various forms of intellectual property.

PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge of technology and awareness to law.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 21 Feb 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 21 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to IP.
Week 2: Patent Basic
Week 3: Patent filing procedure
Week 4: Copyright basic, Industrial Design, Emerging issue
Week 5: Trademark basic, GI basic
Week 6: IC Layout Design
Week 7: Trade secret
Week 8: Comparative analysis, IP management

Books and references

1. THE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, William M. LANDES, Richard A. Posner, Harvard University Press, 2003.
2. Intellectual Property and Development: Theory and Practice, Rami M. Olwan, Springer
3. Narayanan, P (2006) Intellectual Property Law. 3rdedition. Eastern Law House
4. Colston, C., Middleton, K. 2004 Modern Intellectual Property Law. 2nd Edition. Cavendish Publishing Ltd
5. Cornish W, Llewelyn,D (2003) Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Allied rights. Fifth edition. Sweet and Maxwell.
6. William M. Landes & Richard A. Posner, Indefinitely Renewable Copyright, 70 U. CHI. L. REV. Goldstein, Kitch and Perlman, 2006, Selected Statutes and International Agreements on Unfair Competition, Trademark, Copyright, and Patent
7. Paul Goldstein, 2002, Copyright, Patent, Trademark and Related State Doctrines: Cases and Materials on Intellectual Property Law, Revised 5th edition, New York, NY: Foundation Press, 1025 pages.
8. T.K.Bandyopadhyay and Saurabh Bindal, “Introduction to Intellectual Property” 1st edition Eastern Book Company, 2015

Instructor bio

Prof. Tapas Kumar Bandyopadhyay

IIT Kharagpur
Dr. Tapas Kr. Bandyopadhyay has completed Ph.D in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-Kharagpur). He is presently working as Assistant Professor at IIT-Kharagpur. He worked with Indian Patent Office and NTPC Ltd before joining IIT-Kharagpur. He has published more than 22 papers in referred journal. He has two Indian Patent (One granted, One applied). He has authored a book on Intellectual Property Right. His research areas of interest include technology-law interface, policy, physical metallurgy of steel etc.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: April 24, 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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