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A 3-credit certification course, “Design of Medical Micro-Devices, Sensors and Intellectual Property Rights”  at the Center for Continuing Education, Indian Institute of Science. Timings 6 pm -7.30 pm (Monday & Wednesday), Aug-Dec 2018. This course is designed for Science/Engineering/Law graduates, open to both students and working professionals. The course is a combination of Science, technology and law. We will also be covering with business opportunities and challenges for inventors and companies while exploiting different kinds of intellectual property rights.

For online registration and more details refer the link below. Please go through and share it with friends and contacts who may be interested. The course registration is getting over on 27th July, limited seats.

Link: http://cce.iisc.ac.in/prof-courses.html

Taught by:

Dr. Lipika Sahoo, Founder & CEO, Lifeintelect Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore and Dr. Hardik Jeetendra Pandya, Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Course objectives:

This course is aimed at introducing the audience to the state-of-the art in medical microdevices: their design, fabrication methods and vibrant fields of application and introduce them to the importance of protecting their intellectual property through a detailed overview of IPR protection specific to the field of biomedical devices. Medical microdevices is an emerging and fast changing field and this course will give a systematic overview of how to innovate in this highly competitive field and how to protect the respective ideas/inventions at important junctures of the prototype/product life cycle. Specifically, the course will attempt to meet the following objectives:

Understand the various types of medical microdevices currently under active research and their different fields of application

  • Understand the IC Technology, equipment and processes used in fabrication of such devices.
  • Understand wafer cleaning, mask designing, metal deposition, photolithography, wet etching, dry etching, PDMS-silicon bonding, Characterization of fabricated device.
  • Know the Fabrication process of a microengineered device for use in electronics/biology/medicine.
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights and familiarization with various terminologies used in the patent space
  • Hands on module on Patent search with detailed journey through the patent application process, prior art search and other tools to equip the inventor to protect and save their innovation

Syllabus:

Introduction to medical micro-devices: Devices for flow cytometry/sorting, microchips using dielectrophoresis, microengineered devices for medical therapeutics, blood pressure sensors, devices for drug delivery, devices for minimally invasive surgery, for measuring antibiotic susceptibility, devices for testing immunotherapy etc.

Microfabrication technology: Introduction to the clean room, Contaminants, Wafer cleaning processes (DI water, RCA, metallic impurities, etc.), Substrate materials, Techniques of metallization:  PVD [(Sputtering – DC, RF, and Magnetron), thermal evaporation, e-beam evaporation, PLD], Types of masks, Hard and soft Lithography, Wet etching, Dry etching (RIE and DRIE), Design of process flow for device fabrication including microfluidics, Bio-MEMS, Microcantilever, Interdigitated electrodes, Device inspection in Class 10000 clean room (biochips, microheater, microfluidic chips).

Intellectual Property Rights: Meaning of Intellectual Property Rights, Intellectual Property Rights as Human Right, Role of International Institutions, Provision of IPR under TRIPS and WTO. Kinds of Intellectual property rights: Copy Right, Patent, Trade Mark, Trade Secret, Design, Geographical Indication, Plant Varieties and Traditional Knowledge.

Patent rights: Origin, Meaning of Patent, Types, Patent Law, Indian Patent Law, The Patents Act 1970, Patentable Subject Matter, Patentability Criteria and Inventions which are not patentable. Registration Procedure, Patent filing process, Rights and Duties of Patentee, Assignment and license, Restoration of lapsed Patents, Surrender and Revocation of Patents. Hands on module on Patent Search. Copyright: Origin, Definition & different types of Copy Right, Registration procedure, Assignment & license, Terms of Copy Right, Infringement, Remedies, Copy rights with special reference to software, Intellectual Property Rights in the Cyber World. Trademarks and Trade secrets: Origin, Meaning & Nature of Trade Marks, Types, Registration of Trade Marks, Offences, Passing Off, Penalties Infringement & Remedies. Design- Meaning, Definition, Objective, Registration of Design, International convention of design- types and functions. Semiconductor Integrated circuits and layout design Act-2000.

Target Group:

People working in industry, Academicians, Fresh/experienced graduates in science and engineering, management and law, R&D institutions.

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