July 2006, IIT Kharagpur will start an institution focused
exclusively on intellectual and technological intellectual
property laws. To be named after the late prime minister
Rajiv Gandhi, the project has been approved by the centre,
which has cleared the usage of the late PM's name for
was disclosed by S K Dubey, director, IIT Kharagpur, on
the sidelines of an international conference on advanced
materials design and development, organised jointly by
IIT Kharagpur and the US-based Georgia Tech.
of the objectives of the proposed new institute would
be to produce 'technological lawyers' to handle intellectual
property right on technologies.
we lack IP focus, we tend to lose many things, only because
we don't know how to protect them," said Dubey. "We
feel that the technologists should be aware of IP laws."
idea of the school was conceived in the wake of new patent
laws, developing technologies and international laws.