Four African universities are among five institutions that have been picked to participate in a continental intellectual property (IP) pilot project, aimed at helping public teaching and research organisations build capacity for developing and implementing institutional IP policy and strategy. The project is being implemented by global IP organisation the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with two continental bodies, one Anglophone, the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), and the other Francophone, the Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI). The universities include Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Zimbabwe’s… Continue reading →
The Director of DIPUIL has on 22nd Feb, 2019 carried out an awareness on intellectual property to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (COANRE) that was held at Research Methods Laboratory from 10 am to 12 noon. The members present in the awareness were heads of departments and staff of the college. The director emphasized on importance of innovation culture as drawn from the university motto. Further, he stressed on transforming the knowledge acquired through research, learning, experience and patent information databases into problem-solving approaches. Consequently, intellectual property which is an intangible asset would… Continue reading →
The director DIPUIL has on 22nd of November, 2018 presented to the COHRED academic staff on the place of intellectual property in innovation and entrepreneurship. The staff lauded the director and further recommended that Intellectual property should be introduced as common unit to first and second year of study.