IPTSE Academy on April 28 announced the national winners of IPTSE 2020 examination. Among other winners, a few outstanding academicians and scientists from around the country, working in the field of IP, were also recognized and awarded for their contribution to the development of the discipline.
The all-India rank (AIR) holders of IPTSE 2020 examination were felicitated at the virtual awards ceremony by the Prof. (Dr.) Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE. Six AIR national winners of 3rd IPTSE 2020 examination, who were felicitated by Dr. Sahasrabudhe during the virtual award ceremony, were Sangita Sharma from Gujarat National Law University; Soundarya Rathor from School of Law, Christ University; Lokesh Vyas from Institute of Law Nirma University, Ahmedabad; Ankur Yadav from Vidya Gyan School, Sitapur; Guru Sarran J from AECS Magnolia Maaruti Public School; and Sonu Yadav from VidyaGyan School, Sitapur.
The 3rd edition of IP Conclave coincided with the awards ceremony and brought together senior decision-makers of the government, industry stalwarts and academia to deliberate on intellectual property regime in India. Lauding IPTSE Academy’s efforts to further the vision of putting India on the global IP map and assuring AICTE’s continued support to IPTSE’s initiatives, Prof. (Dr.) Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, said “Like government platforms such as Smart India Hackathon and Atal Innovation Mission, IPTSE is generating awareness about IP creation and maintenance. Initiatives such as IPTSE and organizations such as Ericsson are providing students the knowledge and opportunity to develop innovative solutions for new-age challenges our societies face. In start-up hubs such as the ones in India, patenting has become crucial to protect innovative solutions developed by our entrepreneurs and young innovators.”
Delivering the keynote address, John Cabeca, US Intellectual Property Counsellor, South Asia, said, “ASSOCHAM’s National Committee on IPR is steadfastly working towards actualizing the goal of advocacy, industry cooperation and awareness building about intellectual property rights among Indian innovators and MSMEs. In today’s day and age, it is important to support and sustain MSMEs and early-stage innovators. And to realize this goal, intellectual property can play a critical role in protecting creators’ innovations and spurring a culture of innovation and competition in the industry.”
Started in 2018, IPTSE is India’s first Intellectual Property examination aimed at driving awareness among young learners and undergraduate students about patents, design, trademark, copyrights, industrial design and trade secrets. Since 2018, more than 13,000 young aspirants have taken the examination, and more than 250 volunteers have been working tirelessly to increase awareness about the course among students and professors across India.