Online Certifications from WIPO Worldwide Academy

WIPO Worldwide Academy offers following Online Certifications

* General Course on Intellectual Property (DL-101) [March 1 to April 19, 2010]
Summary: This course covers the main areas of intellectual property, namely copyright, related rights, patents, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial design, plant breeders’ rights, unfair competition and international registration systems.

* Patent Information Search (DL-318E) [March 11 to May 19, 2010]
Summary: The intention of this distance learning course relating to patent information searching is to introduce you to, and illustrate the concepts, of searching patent information.

* Arbitration and Mediation Procedure under the WIPO Rules (DL-317E) [March 16 to April 27, 2010]
Summary: This advanced course is intended to describe the main features and advantages of the procedures designed by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center; how the selection process of the most appropriate dispute resolution procedure for any given case; and how to draft appropriate dispute resolution clauses for insertion into and agreement.

* Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (DL-302E) [March 10 to May 18, 2010]
Summary: This advanced course is intended to provide training material online to cover intellectual property aspects which are closely related to trade and competition in the globablized market. Additionally, the course is intended to educate and raise awareness of some of the complex issues that surround the protection and management of intellectual property for branding.

* Patents (DL-301E) [March 9 to May 17, 2010]
Summary: This advanced course is intended to explain the basic principles of patents, their economic impact, the process of patenting, describe technology transfer, patent pool and the traditional use of patents by centers of knowledge such as universities. It covers the important aspects of the patent document used in the enforcement of patent rights and the various aspects of enforcement.

Last date for enrollment is February 18, 2010.

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STEM Annual Event in IP and Tech Transfer

Keenly awaited, must-attend technology transfer event in India, the STEM Annual Event in IP and Tech Transfer will be held at Hotel Taj Banjara in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India from August 19-22, 2009. Please log on to for more details on the program, the themes, and how to register.

Dr Arundeep Pradhan, President of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) will be in attendance, alongwith a host of other IP and Technology Transfer experts from across the world.

About the Event:

STEM Professional Development Program for Technology Managers (PDP-TM), August 19-21, 2009

The STEM Professional Development Program for Technology Managers (PDP-TM) will be held from August 19-21, 2009, and is designed to equip the participants with the required knowledge and skills to:

  • Identify, Manage, and Capture value from intellectual property
  • Develop an understanding of protecting intellectual property.
  • Explore how marketing, finance and technology units can better integrate IP in their respective business strategies.
  • Examine how to extract maximum value from technology licensing.
  • Explore how strategic alliances can leverage competitive advantage.

STEM Annual Summit, August 22, 2009

The STEM Annual Summit will be held on August 22, 2009 and is designed as a platform for senior technology transfer and IP  personnel  to meet, share insights, discuss and explore ways to maximize their revenue through IP and technology transfer, and network with one another to creatively and effectively improve their technology management culture.

Please get in touch with Prabhu Ram at, in case you have questions or wish to seek clarifications.