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 →

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 →