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 →
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 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 →
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.
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 →