GNLU Centre for IPR is pleased to invite registrations from students, researchers, scholars, academicians, and professionals for a short one-credit Online certificate course on Contouring Innovation in the 21st Century through the Intellectual Property and Tech Interface [17th-28th July, 2023].

About the Course

This course on tech law and IP  is a one of a kind in India, aiming to touch upon various upcoming areas at the intersection of law, technology and policy including the complex landscape of privacy requirements, IP laws, data protection, regulated vs. grey unregulated areas (US vis-à-vis India) and subsequent pros and cons. The prime objective of the course is to acquaint participants with the ground application of academic learnings and familiarize with the real-life scenario of a legal practitioner, especially in a constantly evolving field that will undergo rapid changes in the next 20 years. It aims for students to be at the helm of this coming transformation by relaying the basics as well as aims to enable future lawyers to understand the consequences of using AI and understand ethical and conscientious interaction with Artificial Intelligence. It is ideal for a law student wishing to explore the nuances of tech law and build a career as a tech lawyer.

About the GNLU Centre for IPR (GCIPR)

Recognizing the immense potential of Intellectual Property Rights to guide the domestic innovative and creative industries towards growth on the global platform, GNLU established the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights in January 2016. The Centre was established with a three-fold objective, i.e., to encourage academic discourse on IPR and allied subjects; to develop research plans for exclusive on-field studies and to create better awareness among stakeholders by designing and conducting programs. GNLU’s continued endeavours of promoting IPR were recognized by the software giant Microsoft India resulting in the establishment of the GNLU-Microsoft IPR Chair in 2013.

Further, in the year 2015, the University was endowed with a generous funding from the Gujarat Government’s Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST) under the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the titled GUJCOST-GNLU Centre of Excellence in IPR, in order to promote research, training and educational activities in areas such as Patent law, Traditional Knowledge and Law of Geographical Indications. The Centre added another feather to its cap when it was endowed funding under DPIIT Scheme for Pedagogy and Research in IPRs for Holistic Education and Academia (SPRIHA) with an establishment of another IPR Chair in 2018. Despite the unprecedented challenges of Covid, the Centre continued its operations and in 2021 introduced a PG Diploma in IPR which is currently in its third successful year. The Centre takes absolute pride in sharing that since 2017, eight awards in individual and collective capacity have been received which is a testimonial of its contribution in the field of IPR.

The Resource Person

Ms. Chaani Srivastava, a GNLU alumnus (Batch 2005-2010) is an experienced intellectual property attorney at LOCS online with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry in India as well as the United States. She has a diversified theoretical as well as practical hands-on experience in the arena of law, holding an L.L.M. in Law and Technology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Pedagogy of the course

This course will follow a discussion-based style which will emphasize on both the practical and theoretical academic aspects supplemented by experiences drawn from real life. It will encourage a participatory and student-centered approach, entailing minimal work outside class. The total duration of the course is 20 hours consisting of 10 sessions. The course will be followed by an assessment in the form of a simple MCQ quiz, upon the completion of which a certificate would be issued subject to the 80% attendance mandate. The mode of conducting the course is virtual vide Cisco Webex.

Application process:

Registration form is available at :-

The link shall remain open till 11:59 pm, July 15, 2023.

Application form can be filled and submitted only through the link provided. Registration shall be on a first come first serve basis. Details relating to the course and mode of joining will be shared only with the Registered participants.

Registration Fees:

Registration fees for GNLU Students : INR 500

Registration fees for external students : INR 1000

Registration fees for academicians : INR 2000

Registration fees for others : INR 2500

The fee payment link will be:

The course fees are non-refundable. No participant will be entertained without enrolment.


Programme Coordinators:

Dr. Hardik Parikh, Assistant Professor of Law, Member, GCIPR & Head Training division, GNLU

Ms. Michelle Dias, Teaching and Research Associate, GNLU, Contact No. – +918208087611

Student Coordinators:

Diya Vanzara, Contact No. – +919978807688

Trisha Sharma, Contact No. – +9199262 95979

Queries may be addressed to

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