KIPI Workshop on Patent Information and Establishment of Technology Innovation Centers in Kenya

The Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) organised a workshop on strategies to acquire and use patent information in preparation for establishment of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) in the country.

TISCs are designed to provide innovators in developing countries with access to locally-based, high quality technology information services and other related services.

The workshop will equip participants with knowledge on how to acquire patent information from a variety of sources worldwide. Patent information can be used for research, studies and when introducing new products to the market. Patent documents usually contain comprehensive information on how to make a product whether new or existing. The workshop will also be very helpful to innovators and potential innovators who may want to acquire intellectual property rights for their inventions.

The workshop will be held at Redcourt Hotel, South C from 26th – 28th October 2011.

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