DPIIT launches website and mobile app for IPR

The government on Monday launched a website and mobile application to promote innovation and to help inventors protect and secure their Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).

Secretary Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Guruprasad Mohapatra launched the website and mobile application - Learn to Protect, Secure and Maximize Your Innovation - on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in New Delhi on Monday. 
The website and app has been developed by Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM)-DPIIT in collaboration with Qualcomm and National Law University (NLU), Delhi.
Speaking on this occasion, secretary DPIIT said both the website and app will be very useful to the startup community which holds great promise for India and its economy. “Startups are more tuned into investment and risk taking but lack legal knowledge and today when we are on the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution the interface between technology and law is growing and therefore it is very essential that a specialised website and app is available to help startups with the IP process,” he added.
The modules of this e-learning platform [L2Pro India IP e-learning Platform and the L2Pro India Mobile App] are intended to aid and enable youth, innovators, entrepreneurs and small and medium industries (SMEs) in understanding IPRs for their ownership and protection, integrate IP into business models and obtain value for their R&D efforts. 
The L2Pro has been successfully implemented in Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and France, benefiting immensely from close collaboration with respective IP organisations and public research institutions. The learning app has been customised for India in order to ensure that innovation which is fundamental to startups are protected, managed and commercialised, says a DPIIT release.
The L2Pro India IP e-learning platform will have 11 modules for three different levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. Each module comprises of e-text for understanding concepts, short animated videos of the concepts, links to additional resources on the subject and quizzes for assessment and grading the learner’s knowledge and understanding of the subject. Learners will access the L2Pro IP e-learning platform through their desktop, laptop, mobile browser and mobile application (available on Android & iOS), and will be provided e-certificates by CIPAM-DPIIT and NLU Delhi and Qualcomm on successful completion of the e-learning modules.