INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TRAINING FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMMITTEE, COLLEGES INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CHAMPIONS, PRINCIPAL TECHNOLOGISTS AND SELECTED RESEARCHERS
The vice-Chancellor Professor Mbithi opening the Intellectual Property training at CCU on February 25, 2016
The Intellectual Property Management Office carried out an Intellectual Property sensitization training for the University of Nairobi Intellectual Property Committee, Colleges Intellectual Property Champions, Principal Technologists and Selected Researchers. The training was held at CCU hall Main Campus in Nairobi on 25th February 2016 and was opened by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi who said that the University of Nairobi recognizes that the public benefits from new products, processes, plant varieties and other intellectual creations resulting from discoveries, inventions and creative activities by the University staff, students and associates in the course of their University activities. In order for research output in the University to be useful to the researcher, University and the public, it needs to be moved through the other steps of acquiring Intellectual Property rights to commercialization through licensing or creation of start-ups.
The presenters were drawn from Kenya Industrial Property KIPI, Kenya Plant Health and Inspectorate Service KEPHIS and IP commercialization experts.
The topics included;
- The key aspects of Intellectual Property
- Protection of New Plant Varieties
- Intellectual Property Commercialization through Technology Transfer
- The activities and services offered by the University’s Intellectual Property Management Office IPMO.
- Intellectual Property Legal Framework in Kenya.
The presentations can be downloaded from the provided links.