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World Innovation Patent Conclave: Experts discuss importance of data and ethical values in research

Apeejay School of Management (ASM) organised a two-day conclave on research and patents

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At the ‘World Innovation Patent Conclave 2022’, organised by Apeejay School of Management (ASM) at its campus, top academicians and researchers gathered to enlighten students about the value of Intellectual Property (IP) with special emphasis on patent filing technique.

On the first day of the conclave, the eminent speakers highlighted the importance of innovation through presentations on their respective areas of research. Day 2 began with a speech by ASM Director Dr Alka Munjal, who stressed the need for quality research and ethics in publication, comparing the modern era “where number game matters” to the old era of research publications. She further pointed out how academicians needed to be wary of fake publications.

“Intellectual property that comes out of innovation must be protected through patents. Academicians and thinkers are in a rush to publish their research and therefore forget the patent. In academic circles, we say ‘publish or perish’; at ASM Dwarka, we feel ‘patent, publish or perish’. Therefore, once we finish research, we must patent it, then publish it so that our work can get due credit,” she said.

Dr Vikas Dhawan, Pro Vice Chancellor, SGT University, Gurugram, went on to discuss the aspect of commercialisation of patent research and how it was to be used for society. Dr Asif Ali Syed, Associate Professor, FMSR, Aligarh Muslim University, further communicated the scope of research and associated concepts including the importance of data and ethical values in the field.

Looking at the need for data from a corporate lens, Dr Nishu Ayedee, Director, The Thrill Factory, Rishikesh, shared how it helped in identifying the buying behaviour of the consumer. She also talked about patents from the perspective of the industry. Data is the backbone of research as well as business, the expert said.

Encouraging students to pursue research Dr Sanjay Bahl, Vice Chancellor, Indus International University, Himachal Pradesh, shared five mantras of success which included physical and mental toughness. Assistant Professor Anuj Kumar, the convener of the conclave discussed the overall schedule for day two. ASM’s Deputy Director Dr Etinder Pal Singh conveyed the final vote of thanks.

As the day progressed, experts from different industries and academica took the stage to share their insights. Among the speakers were Mohit Choudhary, Associate Director, IP Counsel at Carrier Corporation; Dr Jolly Masih, Associate Professor, Symbiosis University of Applied Science; CS Richa Sharma, PML SD Business School Chandigarh; Dr Monika Arora, Professor, Amity University, Gurugram; Archana Jain; Anurag Srivastav, Manager, Axis Bank; Dr Seema Narwal and Dr Jafar Ali Ibrahim.

“This was the first patent conclave organised by Apeejay School of Management and it opened the new doors of opportunities for faculty members, academicians, and students in the field of research, innovation, patent, and copyrights,” said Professor Kumar.

The grand two-day conclave concluded with an award ceremony to honour researchers. The event organisers and student volunteers were also awarded certificates of appreciation. “The conclave had members from different industries, different academic colleges, government bodies, and for the future that is our students. It was a well-conducted and well-spent two days of learning where we awarded research and gave protection to our research by sharing knowledge of patents,” added Dr Munjal.

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Senior Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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