In continuance of its past 162 years of service to the nation in its different forms as Bengal Engineering College, B. E. College Deemed University, Bengal Engineering and Science University and finally as Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology, Shibpur (hereinafter referred to as the Institute and/or IIESTS), the Institute has dedicated itself in providing the technical manpower and know-how with a mission of remaining one of the leading centres of teaching, research and extension in Engineering and Technology through total commitment to excellence in every endeavour.
The pace of modern science, resulting in new and useful inventions, initiated a need forum central policy in determining the course of creation, protection, and commercialization of intellectual property at IIESTS. This has resulted in the establishment of the Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Cell to encourage the creativity and protection of intellectual property in the Institute.
Intellectual property plays an important role in providing a competitive edge to an organization. The intangible assets of an organization - such as knowhow, inventions, brands, designs, and other creative and innovative products - as of today, are more valuable than its physical assets. Keeping this in mind, this Intellectual Property Rights Policy Document (hereinafter referred to as the IP Policy, IIESTS ) of the Institute seeks to provide guidance to academic and non-academic staff, students, scholars, and outside agencies on the practices and the rules of the Institute regarding intellectual property rights (IPR) and obligations which include the nature of intellectual property (IP), its ownership, exploitation, technology transfer, and confidentiality requirements. The policy laid down in this document is expected to fulfill the commitment of the Institute to promote academic freedom and provide a conducive environment for research and development.
1. To impart knowledge about intellectual property rights to faculty, staff, scholars, and students.
2. To lay down a transparent administrative system for assessing the ownership and assignment of intellectual property.
3. To facilitate the faculty members, staff members, research scholars, and students to obtain IP.
4. To explore possible commercialization of the IP owned by the Institute.
5. To frame guidelines regarding share and revenue earned for the Intellectual Property between the inventor and the Institute.
By the IP Policy, IIESTS is intended to provide a healthy atmosphere conducive to research and development through a generous system of rewards and incentives for the creation of intellectual property, while at the same time giving proper consideration to the economic rights and responsibilities of the Institute. This document is set to introduce, regulate, and organize issues related to intellectual property within the Institute. It also reaffirms the Institute's commitment to scientific endeavors, academic excellence and the dissemination of knowledge. This policy is set to spell out the responsibilities of the Institute and its employees and to establish a framework for ethical conduct.
This Policy proposed to protect the respective interests of all participants by ensuring that the benefits of such property accrued to the public, the inventor, the Institute and sponsors of specific research projects varying in degrees of protection, monetary return, and recognition, as per circumstances justify or require.
This IP Policy is to be followed in all matters related to IPR at IIESTS. Given the evolving nature of the IP scenario, this policy may be modified from time to time to suit the emerging needs or on a case-by-case basis. The IPR Cell will address such specified cases by using this IP policy document as the guidelines.
IPR Cell of IIESTS will be responsible for processing all IPR related matters, viz., any intellectual property generated out of any intellectual effort.
This IP Policy applies to all faculty members, employees (regular or contractual) and students of IIESTS. Every member of the academic community, student, non-teaching and teaching staff alike, must be aware of their rights and to respect the rights of others about intellectual property. Any special case can be dealt with by IPR Cell with due approval of the Director.
Dr. Jhuma Ganguly,
Convenor, IPR Cell
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
P.O. B. Garden, Howrah 711 103, West Bengal, India
Created: 23 November 2019