Intellectual Property (IP) Sensitization (Computing Students on Internal Attachment)

Intellectual Property (IP) Sensitization (Computing Students on Internal Attachment)

On 28th February, 2022,  the directorate conducted a thorough IP sensitization to computing students who were on internal attachment at JKUAT. The sensitization was done at IPIC building in Engineering workshops. The computing students were divided into two groups, computer technology and computer science. The first session that began at 9.30am was conducted to Computer technology students whereas the computer science was done in the afternoon at 2pm. The Director, DIPUIL emphasized on the need to utilize the 1.5kg of the brain and importance of IP to socio-economic problems. Most students were mesmerized at how… Continue reading →

Physics Fourth Year IP Sensitization

Physics Fourth Year IP Sensitization

The director, DIPUIL, Eng. B.K Kariuki has on 20.01.2022 sensitized fourth year students of Physics at IPIC on matters of intellectual property (IP). In his speech, he emphasized on the importance of utilizing the brain to creatively generate knowledge. Most students were not familiar with intellectual property concept hence, the director was keen to define the regimes of IP namely patents, copyright, trademark, industrial design, traditional knowledge and cultural expression Most students were eager to learn on Patent information searches and how royalties are driven from IP. Whereas the world is seeking a permanent solution… Continue reading →

Kabianga University Benchmarks with DIPUIL on IP Issues

Kabianga University Benchmarks with DIPUIL on IP Issues

Patenting of research innovations in learning institutions is a critical tool in safeguarding against certain malpractices such as plagiarism thus ensuring the original intellectual property is fully protected, recognized and compensated. This was revealed when the Directorate of Intellectual Property Management and University-Industry Liaison (DIPUIL) hosted a delegation from Kabianga University that visited Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology on a mission to benchmark on the JKUAT innovation management system, Friday, February 19, 2021. The team was taken through the various types of IP rights like industrial designs, trademarks as well as challenges faced in IP… Continue reading →

Intellectual Property Sensitization

Intellectual Property Sensitization

The director, DIPUIL, Eng. B.K Kariuki has on 04.02.2021 sensitized students of computer science and and computer technology on matters of intellectual property (IP). In his speech, he emphasized on the importance of utilizing the brain which is 0.5kg to creatively coming up with radical innovation during this corona period. Whereas, most students were not familiar with intellectual property concept, the director was keen to define the regimes of IP namely patents, copyright, trademark, industrial design, traditional knowledge and cultural expression. Further, the office staff who were also in attendance gave lectures on intellectual property… Continue reading →

Requirements for Protection of the Various Intellectual Properties

Did you know that protecting your creation can grant you exclusive rights over the use of your creation for a certain period? These rights are what we call Intellectual property rights, IPRs. They are a reward to a person for the creation of the mind. IPRs include patents, utility model (UM), trademarks, Copyrights, plant breeder’s rights, Geographical Indications (GI), and in some jurisdictions trade secrets. However, for a creation to be protected, it must meet some criteria. Kindly follow the link below to access the criteria identified by DIPUIL. Requirements for Protection of the Various Intellectual… Continue reading →

IP AWARENESS SEMINAR FOR STUDENTS OF COMPUTING DEPARTMENT

IP AWARENESS SEMINAR FOR STUDENTS OF COMPUTING DEPARTMENT

DIPUIL has sensitized a total of 112 2nd year students of computer technology and computer science on the importance of IP regimes, access to patent information, how to file a patent application as part of the capacity building program of the Directorate. Speaking during the Intellectual Property Awareness Seminar held at IPIC on 24th September 2019, the Director of DIPUIL, Eng. B.K. Kariuki challenged the students to be innovative in their daily life and come up with inventive computer-operated systems that can solve problems affecting Africa. The students were encouraged to utilize the available free… Continue reading →

DIPUIL Sensitizes Students of Computing Department

DIPUIL Sensitizes Students of Computing Department

DIPUIL has sensitized 4th year students of computer technology and computer science on the importance of IP regimes, access to patent information, how to file patent application as part of the capacity building program of the Directorate. Speaking during the Intellectual Property Awareness Seminar held at IPIC on 8th July, 2019, the Director of DIPUIL, Eng. B.K. Kariuki challenged the students to be innovative in their daily life and come up with inventive computer-operated systems that can solve problems affecting Africa. Appreciating the Directorate for sharing IP information, Ms. Damaris Wamae, a lecturer of computer… Continue reading →

JKUAT Selected to Drive Institutional IP Policies in Africa

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 →

Sensitization for College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Sensitization for College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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 →