Members of the University Community have been called upon to obtain patents for their intellectual properties that were yet to be registered.
A release from the Schedule Officer of the National Office of Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Dr. (Mrs.) I.O Taiwo, urged members of the University community, especially Academic and Technology staff, to obtain Patent Specification Forms and Application for Patent Forms from NOTAP Office, located in the Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR), of the University.
The release reminded members of the University community of the importance of the Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Transfer, stressing the urgent need to obtain patents for any Intellectual Property that has not been registered.
It explained that “Intellectual Property refers to the ideas, thoughts or products of a person’s intellectual efforts, noting that it is intangible and un-recognized, when it is undisclosed”
According to the release, “Once it is expressed in tangible form it can be protected by law. Some of the intellectual property includes written materials, new plant or animal variety and biotechnology innovation”.
Last Updated on March 30, 2011 by admin