Karnataka State Open University explores new ideas for creation of new knowledge and finally
using the research outcome for the betterment of society and mankind. Intellectual Property
Rights (IPR) is important for higher education institutions, as it protects the Intellectual Property
(IP) of stakeholders created through research and development. The scope of IPR has increased
from just patents to all types of IPs such as copyright.
The scope of IPR is not just limited to science and technology but all faculties on the campus,
such as a) Humanities, b) Commerce and Management, c) Science and Technology, and d)
Interdisciplinary Studies. In view of this and considering the importance of formally protecting the
intellectual property of the teachers, staff and students, the university has established IPR cell.
The purpose of the IPR cell is to facilitate, encourage, promote and safeguard scientific inquiry,
research pursuits and the academic freedom of its faculty, researchers and students. IPR cell
conducts activities to provide a clear understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the
faculty, staff, and students to protect their IP’s generated through research work. IPR cell is
working towards creating an innovative culture which fosters the creation of IP and development
of IPR at the University.
Coordinator: Dr.Hemalatha M.S