|| Intellectual property means the legal rights which result from intellectual activity in
the industrial, scientific, literary and artistic fields. Countries have laws to protect intellectual
property for two main reasons. One is to give statutory expression to the moral and economic
rights of creators in their creations and the rights of the public in access to those creations.
The second is to promote, as a deliberate act of Government policy, creativity and the
dissemination and application of its results and to encourage fair trading which would
contribute to economic and social development.The patent cell was established in Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai in
the year of 2009 as a Nodal Office for Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion
Centre (TNTDPC). The aim of this patent cell is to coordinate between the University and the council head quarters.
At present, Prof. Dr. P.P Chelladurai, Vice Chancellor, has upgraded the Patent cell
into Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR) to enhance the functioning. CIPR helps to
indentify and to register the Intellectual Property Rights (IP) for patents copyrights and to
transfer technology to industries. For which IP policy has been established.
a) Intellectual Property Rights policy
b) Joint Development Agreement
c) Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement