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The readers of Spicy IP would doubtless have already come across the Global Institute of Intellectual Property (GIIP), an institute that offers courses adhering to international standards on IP generation, protection, commercialization and management. GIIP is soon going to offer what promises to be a very useful course as a natural extension of their instructor-led training programs. Named the GIIP Off-Campus Learning Program (OCL), it is meant for those who wish to gain expertise in IP or outshine their peers in this discipline, especially to further their professional careers.
Nature of Program: The OCL program allows one to learn at his convenience from a location of his choice via GIIP’s interactive online platform. There is a wide range of general and specialized capsules on all aspects of IP and its management in jurisdictions of USA, Europe and India. Practical insights supported by illustrations, case studies and exercises, simulations of IP matters faced by enterprises, along with course-specific workbooks, video or audio lectures by GIIP faculty, access to all webinars for a full year and an opportunity to interact and learn from experienced practitioners collectively form the USP of the program.
A skill development program, case study based learning pedagogy, preparation for the Patent Agent Examination conducted by the Indian Patent Office and the Patent Bar Examination conducted by the US Patents & Trademark Office are some of the highlights of the program. One can also take course credits from the OCL program and transfer them to obtain the Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Management offered by GIIP or to any other Certification program offered by GIIP (like this).
Who should take it? The OCL program is designed for working professionals, corporate teams and students. For working professionals, the program can accelerate career growth, while students are offered an edge in the IP industry and job market. One has to be a Technical, Engineering, Law or Management graduate to be eligible for joining the program.
What to do after this? On completion of the OCL program, participants are hired as Patent Engineer, IP Analyst, IP Associate Attorney or IP Counsel at a leading Corporate, MNC, Law Firm or K/LPO like Honeywell, GE, Infosys, Oracle India, HCL, TCS, Reliance Industries , Siemens, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Dabur, and law firms Amarchand & Mangaldas, Anand & Anand, K&S Partners etc.
Program Contents: The OCL program offers a comprehensive range of skill development capsules to cater to the needs of diverse audiences. The industry-endorsed capsules for students, working professionals, R&D professionals, Research scientists and enterprises are:
The IP Nucleus Basic capsule, the stepping stone into the world of IP, having 10 courses;
The IP Nucleus Advanced capsule, specially designed to help individuals understand the intricacies of IP practices, having 15 courses; and
The IP Nucleus Expert capsule, with an Industry Internship program and an Industry endorsed curriculum, designed as a step towards becoming an IP professional, having 18 courses.
Each Capsule will have an online examination that one has to clear at the end. On successful completion of the GIIP OCL Program, one will be awarded a GIIP OCL certificate. All participants of the IP Nucleus Advanced and the IP Nucleus Expert capsules are eligible for GIIP’s placement program.
Registration: One can join OCL by simply filling in the registration form (download from ocl.giipinfo.com or write to firstname.lastname@example.org), choosing your course of interest and paying the requisite registration fee. There is no last date of enrollment into OCL. Any other query should be addressed to GIIP at its website (ocl.giipinfo.com) or via phone (+91-11-3088 4000), email (email@example.com) or a campus visit.