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 science pledged to encourage students to visit the Directorate’s website and office in order to access and utilize the available free patent information and databases for their projects. Also present were Fred Otswong’o and Simon N. Njuguna of DIPUIL, and Mercy Maloba, an Intern at Directorate. Since the establishment of DIPUIL, the university has enhanced the level of awareness in intellectual property matters.