Qualification :   Master in Physics
Completed Master in Physics from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. Obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from same University. Obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from IGNOU and WIPO. NATURE OF PRESENT RESPONSIBILITY  Management of Intellectual Property Rights in Himachal Pradesh: Under the programme, obtained Geographical Indication registrations for Kullu Shawl, Kangra Tea, Chamba Rumal, Kinnauri Shawl and Kangra Paintings.  Obtained more thatn 170 Authorised Usership for stakeholders of aforementioned Geographical Indications.  Patent search and forwarding of Patent applications to TIFAC for patent grant.  Awareness on IPRs through workshops/ seminars. He has Sixteen years of work experience in handling IPR issues and has Prepared a policy on Geographical Indications of Himachal Pradesh and got it notified from Govt. of Himachal Pradesh. As per the policy Himachal Pradesh Patent Information Centre (HPPIC) has been declared as nodal agency for filing GIs of Himachal Pradesh on behalf of stakeholders/ producers of GIs. Participated on behalf of applicant in Consultative group meetings organized by GIR Chennai for registration of Kullu Shawl, Kangra Tea, Chamba Rumal, Kinnauri Shawl and Kangra Paintings. Besides, organizing different programmes like HP Children’s Science Congress, National Mathematics Day, National Science, Day, Hands on Activity workshops, orientation, training workshops for Science TGTs/ PGTs under Science popularization programme of State Council. Also worked on following Solar Passive Housing Technology projects:- o Technical Backup unit for Passive Solar Housing Technology. o Prepared report on project “Thermal Comfort Evaluation of Passive Solar Building in H.P.” o Assisted in the project “Solar Passive Construction of CRC, BRC and school building” under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan. o Conducted survey of constructed solar passive building in cold desert regions of H.P. (Spiti valley) o Prepared manual on “PASSIVE SOLAR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION – A REFERENCE MANUAL”
Mr. Shashi Dhar
Sr. Technical Assistant
Qualification :,LLB Hons.IP Law in Biotechnology(2009-13) from Jaypee University of  Information Technology, Waknaghat. Thereafter pursued LLB hons. Intellectual Property Law from Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur. (2013-16). Presently working as Scientist-B at Himachal Pradesh Patent Information Centre. Major work area:  patent search report, PIC workshops, technical  assistance in Trademark, Copyright, Geographical Indication filing.
Ms. Ritika Kanwar
Scientist B
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