(The course was rated depending on the course schedule available on the university website, since the course was recently introduced.)
Basic concepts: 3/5
Advanced Aspects: 4/5
Patent Skills: 4/5
Recommendation: Good Course for aspiring patent professionals
Industry feedback: Not available.
Placements: Not specified.
National law university, Delhi, established in 2008 offers a one year Post Graduate Diploma program in IPR and Patent law. The course is structured for technical and legal professionals.
Contents of the program
The course is divided into 2 semesters.
Module I – Introduction to Intellectual property (14 sessions)
Module II- Protection and maintenance of intellectual property (14 sessions)
Module III- Patent process (India, US, Europe, Via PCT) (20 sessions)
Module IV – Patent prosecution, searching and drafting (India, US) (20 sessions)
Module V – IP & Patent litigation and dispute resolution (16 sessions)
NLU, Delhi, in this course offers 240 hours of curriculum prepared by Academicians, IP Attorneys, Patent Examiners & Agents from the US, Europe and India. It offers 30 hours of On-campus interaction focusing on contemporary issues in the field of IP. Course material is provided by the university to the enrolled students.
The program begins by laying a foundation on the basics of IP and further elaborates on patent process, prosecution and litigation aspects which are well suited for aspiring patent professionals.
The faculty includes IP attorneys, and IP professionals from US, EU and India Patents & Trademark Office which would serve to better understand the practical aspects of IP also providing an International dimension to the course as the modules deal with procedures both Indian and International.
Online sessions are held enabling convenient access to lectures.
The course intends to cover a large amount of content in little time which may or may not be delivered efficiently.
The course being a diploma program, total fee could be expensive to many students looking to enroll.
The course does not deal with non-patent aspects and may not be the best course for non-patent professionals.
The course material covers most parameters required for an aspiring patent professional to understand patent procedures, while it may not cover in detail, aspects relating to other forms of IP. It is a well suited course to begin with, for a student looking to become a patent professional.
Written by Supriya Ramacha