NSE to partner PTI on intellectual property workshop

*Expert cautions against patenting by individuals

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NSE to partner PTI on intellectual property workshop
2nd From Right: Engr. Mrs. Ishidi .Y. Edith, Engr. Goodluck Ohwodo, Engr. Otis Anyaeji, Prof. Sunny E. Iyuke & Engr. Joseph O. Akinteye

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE is to collaborate with the management of Petroleum Training Institute, PTI in Effurun, Delta State to organize a workshop on intellectual property development as vital tool for research and development, Fresh Angle International can report.

This much was disclosed by the President /Chairman -In-Council, Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, Engr. Otis Anyaeji at the PTI Conference Centre, Effurun near Warri Saturday June 17 during a public lecture series organized by the Warri Branch of NSE.

Engr. Anyaeji while noting that efforts will be made to incorporate the Minister of Science and Technology into the workshop planned for September 2017 at the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, averred that it was time for Engineers to assert their position in tackling the challenge of patenting in Nigeria.

The NSE President stated that President Muhammadu Buhari administration's philosophy of developing local manufacturing as well as local content, favours indigenous Nigerian Engineers and commended President Buhari for conceding to the society's request for Engineers to hold prominent positions in NERC, PTI and other professional MDAs.

The current Principal /Chief Executive of Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Prof. Sunny E. Iyuke who spoke on patent and patenting aspects of research as well as development, advised individuals to partner institutions in patenting, because of its cost implication and other technical challenges.

While pointing out that the patenting growth in Nigeria are done by International Oil Companies, IOCs and other International organizations doing business in the country, Prof. Iyuke, who is a professor of Chemical and Process Engineering, stressed that if agricultural produce and technological products invented in Nigeria are given the right patenting, it will be bought in other parts of the world.

Prof. Sunny E. Iyuke

The Warri Branch Chairman of NSE, Engr. Good-luck Ohwodo had in his opening remark, tasked members of the society to participate fully in activities organized by the Nigerian Society of Engineers, saying the theme of this year's public lecture series, “research and development: A solution to Nigerian Infrastructural Challenges”, couldn't have come at a better time.

Cross section of participants at the public lecture








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