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 DIPUIL has on 22nd Feb, 2019 carry out 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 be of… 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.
Dipuil staff has sensitized MSc. students in Mechanical Engineering Department on how to carry out patent search on 22nd May, 2018 at ELB 012. The objective of the workshop was to expose them to various databases to enable them access and use patent information in the public domain for research and innovation.
Dr. Kinsuk Mani Sinha, a post-doctoral fellow of the Delft Global Initiative, Netherlands paid a courtesy call to the Director, DIPUIL on 18th September, 2017 to share information and skills in promotion of innovation for research and development. Dr Sihna is conducting a study on the state of innovation in the region. She was accompanied by an Administrative Officer from RPE, Carolyne Olweny.
Intellectual Property Management Benchmarking Team from National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) of Uganda visited JKUAT Main Campus on 4th July, 2017 and met with the Director, DIPUIL. The meeting was held in IPIC Boardroom and covered issues on IP Management, extension and technology transfer in the University. The Ugandan Team was headed by Dr. Imelda N. Kashaija, Deputy Director General, Agricultural Technology Promotion accompanied by Joseph Mbihayeimaana, Senior Intellectual Property Officer, and Jane Kugonza, Senior Outreach Officer. The Director, DIPUIL Eng. BK Kariuki elucidated the importance of prudent management of IP in a University setting… Continue reading →
The Director, DIPUIL attended and presented a paper on the state of IP Management in JKUAT at the KAREN CAMPUS, NAIROBI, KENYA on 14th July, 2017. He was accompanied by the University Patent Drafting Officer, Fred Otswong’o who presented a paper on the challenges facing public universities in preparation and drafting of patent claims. The Conference was organized by Law, Science and Technology Department, School of Law, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Karen Campus
Since the beginning of April, 2017 DIPUIL has been operating from a newly renovated space that is located within the Engineering Workshops behind IPIC building.