IP Management & Technology Transfer

By Prof. Gouri Gargate   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 196
Intangible assets often are the most important assets held by businesses, start-ups and any ventures.For many organizations, intellectual assets are the wellsprings of wealth and competitive advantage.There management along with technology transfer plays crucial role in Business development. ThisCourse will provide details about IPM and technology transfer and will help learners to plan their IPactivity efficiently.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students, entrepreneurs, start-ups, faculty, professionals

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 20 Feb 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 30 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 20 Feb 2023
Category :
  • Law
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to IP & IPM – Definition and concepts
Week 2: IP life cycle management
Week 3: IP management – Emerging areas
Week 4: IP commercialization
Week 5: Technology transfer– Definition and concepts
Week 6: Interconnection between IP management and technology transfer
Week 7: Different ways of Technology transfer
Week 8: Technology transfer, contracts and other legal procedures

Books and references

1. Indian Patent Act, 1970
2. Ove Granstrand, The Economic and management of Intellectual Property, (1999)
3. Narayanan, V. K., Managing technologyand innovation for competitive advantage,first edition, Pearson education, New Delhi,(2006)
4. Idris, K. (2003), Intellectual property: a power tool for economic growth, second edition, WIPO publication no. 888,Switzerland
Additional Reading
WIPO - http://www.wipo.int/patents/en/

Instructor bio

Prof. Gouri Gargate

IIT Kharagpur
PhD- IIT Bombay, LLM (IPR) - Gold medal, LLB, M.Sc.(Industrial Microbiology) - Gold medal, B.Sc. (Microbiology), Registered Patent Agent (IN/PA/1930), TIFAC scholar, PGDMLT, PG Diploma in patent law - NALSAR, Hyderabad, UGC-SET, PET, DL101

Over the last 23 years, she has led and executed numerous innovative projects in academics as well as industry as an IP teacher, researcher, consultant, information scientist, and law & management professional. At present the research group under her is focused on research topics like IP valuation, patent pooling, policy, technology transfer in Asian countries etc. Her specific areas of interests are IP Management of an organisation, technology transfer, IPR cell / system development by academic organisations and its management, entrepreneurship & IP,IP Audit, IP valuation, IP analytics, IP policy, and legal issues in various IP laws as patent, copyright and trademark.

As an IP law and management professional, Prof. Gargate helped organisations in building their IPR cell, identifying potential IP, analyzing status of IPM system of an organisation by applying various IP audit techniques. As a patent attorney associated with leading law firm, she has handled number of projects which include patent mining, patent drafting, oppositions and prosecution. Prof. Gargate has contributed in national project to draft various policy documents, and copyright due diligence processes. As an IP information scientist of fortune 500 organisation, she has handled various projects such as competitive intelligence, technology landscapes, FTOs, patentability search reports. As an IP consultant, she worked closely with MSMEs to manage IP. Prof. Gargate has conducted several workshops on IP awareness and IP management. She has delivered more than 50 sessions on IPR as a resource person in FDP programmes, seminars & conferences. She has organised a few national and international conferences on IPR. She has published her research work in reputed international journals. Prof. Gargate has presented research papers in various international conferences such as PICMET (2012, Canada), IAMOT (2018, England), AMRC (2019, Dubai). She has also worked as a guest co-editor for ABDC ranked journal. As an IP researcher, she has developed various tools and models for IP management. She is working on research as well as consultancy projects from industry, Ministry of Human Resource Development, DST and other funding agencies. She has guided several master students, TIFAC scholars and PhD scholars.

Before shifting her career to IPR, she was working as an Assistant Professor of Microbiology in the University of Mumbai and she was recognized PG professor of Microbiology in the University of Mumbai. She was an examiner in University of Mumbai, SNDT university, and for PGDMLT (AICTE).

 Prof. Gargate has created another NPTEL course available on Swyam platform.
“Roadmap for patent creation”, on patent with inventor's perspective with an objective to help inventor to identify potential patent, file and commercialize it for wealth creation. This course may be helpful to students, faculty, scientists, organisations and professionals. This course will rerun till 2023 (January -April)

 Live session-1 /4 - https://youtu.be/l7Up1IhZ_pM
A few sessions delivered by Prof. Gargate are available on SWAYAM PRABHA

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: 30 April 2023 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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