Jointly organized


Intellectual Property Rights Office (IPRO), International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences,
OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), and
Sindh Innovation, Research, and Education Network (SIREN)
Venue: LEJ National Science Information Center
(March 14, 2022, Time: 11.30 AM)

Intellectual Property Rights Office (IPRO), ICCBS is launching a capacity building program on management of intellectual property rights, in collaboration with COMSTECH and Sindh Innovation, Research, and Education Network (SIREN).

The series of lectures under the Capacity Building Program on Management of Intellectual Property Rights will be conducted by Intellectual Property Organization, Pakistan. Ms. Saima Kanwal, Assistant Controller of Patents at Patent Office, Karachi, Pakistan will deliver the first lecture of the series entitled, “Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights & Understanding the Patent System in Pakistan”. This lecture will cover following basic aspects of patent system.

  • Concept of intellectual Property and its various forms
  • Patent protection and its rationale 
  • Significance of patent for the researchers
  • Fundamentals of patents system
  • Common misconceptions about patents
  • Case study
    • Introduction to Patent system in Pakistan
    • Patent filing trend in Pakistan
    • Enforcement of patents in Pakistan

Ms. Saima Kanwal, has been associated with Intellectual Property Organization, Pakistan since 2006. Ms. Kanwal had her M. Phil in Biotechnology from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and LLM in Intellectual Property from Ankara University, Turkey. During her fifteen years career,

she has served at multiple positions in IPO HQs and its field offices. She has practical experience of patent examination especially in the field of Biotechnology and Pharmacy. She has been dealing with technical, legal, and policy matters of patents, industrial designs, and geographical indications. She is also serving as national coordinator to establish Technology and Innovation Support centers (TISCs) Network in Pakistan with the collaboration of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to educate the faculty and student on use of patent information.

Date: 14th March, 2022
Day: Monday
Time: 11.30 AM
Registration outcome will be shared through email, therefore, pl. give your valid email address.
Participants will receive E-certificates.

Contact persons:
Ms. Khazima Muazim                                      Ms. Maham Yamin
Programme Manager                                      Programme Officer

COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad     

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