The value of an innovation cannot be fully realized before its potential is transformed to market value and competitiveness. Intellectual property protection/Patenting is an initial important step towards realizing this potential and commercializing an innovation.
The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives in executing its mandate, seeks to promote innovation as a strategy to develop SMEs. The Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI), a State Corporation under the Ministry is charged with the responsibility of promoting innovation by registering patents, trademarks, copyrights, utility models and Industrial design.
The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives in conjunction with KIPI will host five (5) Master Class Sessions during the 2016 Nairobi Innovation Week. The timing of these sessions is as follows:
The purpose of the master classes is to:
This interactive session will be conducted by KIPI and experts in field of Intellectual Property.
The target audience includes: