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  • Name : Prof. H. Purushotham
  • Designation : IPR Chair Professor
  • Email: iprchair@andhrauniversity.edu.in
  • Vision:
    To create a vibrant and Sustainable IP ecosystem in the university
    To serve and support university researchers in the pursuit of IP creation, protection, and commercialization

As a part of implementation of the New IPR Policy 2016, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt of India, sanctioned DPIIT-IPR Chair to Andhra University in September 2020 under the Scheme for Pedagogy and Research in IPRs for Holistic Education and Academia (SPRIHA). Prof. Hanumanthu Purushotham, the former Chairman & Managing Director of National Research Development Corporation (NRDC),Govt of India, was appointed as the DPIIT-IPR Chair Professor and the founding head of the CIPR, Andhra University. Ever since its inception, CIPR has been taking several new initiatives to build a strong IP ecosystem in the University and the state of AP. Considering the proactive initiatives of CIPR AU, the AP Government notified through GONO72 dated 12.05.2021 that CIPR Andhra University is the AP State IPR Nodal Agency.

Different types of IP Rights

According to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), "Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce."

The following IP rights are available in India.

Benefits of IP protection for universities and inventors
  • Improve National/International ranking
  • Facilitate joint R&D and partnership with industry
  • Facilitate technology transfer
  • Generate revenue (IP monetization)
  • Increased investment in R&D
  • Strengthens innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • Enhance reputation and attract more talents
  • Provide market entry barriers and competitive advantage
  • Higher valuation for startups