In the Intellectual Property Rights division of PSCST, Patent Information Centre (PIC) has been set up as a joint project of Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and Deptt. of Science & Technology, Govt. of Punjab since December, 1998 to create awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and facilitate filing of patents from the region. The major objective of the centre is to provide patent search (to ascertain the novelty of the invention) and filing facilities (technical & legal) at the door step of innovators, researchers, R & D establishments and entrepreneurs. The centre is creating awareness on IPR issues by organizing workshops, seminars and faculty training camps. All the services of PIC-PSCST are being extended free of cost to all the academic institutions (schools, colleges and universities) and Govt. Departments/ Organizations. Based on its activities and initiatives, the Centre has been rated as category-I PIC of India by DST, GOI.
Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of Punjab has been also set up in PIC, PSCST by Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India in August, 2009. The Centre is undertaking IPR capacity building activities and providing IPR filing facilitation exclusively to MSMEs of Punjab. A nominal consultation fees is being charged from the MSMEs to ensure self sustainability of Centre.
Further, Punjab State Innovation Council (PSInC) has been notified by State Govt. in Nov. 2011 under the chairmanship of Hon'ble Chief Secretary, Punjab on the recommendations of National Innovation Council (NInC), Planning Commission, Govt. of India to implement innovation agenda in the State, suggest policy interventions to spur innovations, indentify & reward grassroot level innovations and prepare State Roadmap for Innovations 2010-20. The Council has 25 members from government, line departments, academic institutions, R&D bodies and industry. The PSInC is presently located in the Punjab State Council for Science & Technology (PSCST) and its activities are being coordinated out by Patent Information Centre, PSCST.
Patent Information Centre (PIC) has been set up in the council in December, 1998 as a joint project of Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and Govt. of Punjab to create awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and facilitate filing of patents from the region. The major objective of the centre is to provide patent search and filing facilities (Technical and Financial assistance) at the door step of innovators, researchers, R & D establishments and entrepreneurs. The centre is creating awareness on IPR issues by organizing workshops and seminars. Further, since IPRs have been introduced as a compulsory subject in the curriculum of Technical and Vocational Education in the state, the centre is also training the faculty of ITIs, Polytechnics and Engineering Colleges by organizing faculty training camps.
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Patent Information Centre (PIC), Punjab State Council for Science & Technology has published ‘Inventory of Inventors- Punjab & Chandigarh’ on behalf of Punjab State Innovation Council (PSInC) to assess the innovation scenario in the State. The inventory is based on patents filed by academic institutions (universities and colleges), R & D Bodies, industries and individuals from Punjab & Chandigarh under Indian Patent Act, 1970. The inventory stresses on the need for promoting innovations in the state and attempts to identify innovations which have commercial potential. The publication was released by Sh. Rakesh Singh, IAS, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Punjab on 25th April, 2014 to commemorate World IP Day. Click here to Read
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