Most researchers in the country lack awareness about the Patent System and its benefit to the individuals as well as the Society and Economy. This scenario needs to be improved through various promotional activities and efforts. The foremost in this endeavor is to create awareness amongst the Scientific Community about the benefits of Inventions and Patents so that research is oriented towards obtaining Patents. Moreover, they should be informed as to how to get their inventions / research patented, since the level of awareness and knowledge regarding filing of Patents is also very low.
In order to enhance this venture, TISC National Network was established through an agreement between Intellectual Property Organization (IPO), Pakistan and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in November, 2016. Later on, IPO-Pakistan and Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan selected 27 TISC Centres including ORICs in 23 Universities, Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SMEDA, PCSIR and PASTIC to establish the National TISC Network through an MoU on 12 December, 2017.
TISC Centre at PASTIC National Centre and its Network across Pakistan
PASTIC, a subsidiary of Pakistan Science Foundation under the umbrella of Ministry of Science & Technology is a specialized premier national organization in the field of S&T Information Management and Dissemination. PASTIC National Center is located in Quaid-i-Azam University Campus in Islamabad and it has established TISC Centre under its Technology Information Services Section (TIS) and TISC supporting Centers at its 06 Sub-Centres at Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad and Muzaffarabad.
Major Services of PASTIC-TISC
The PASTIC-TISC-DESKs will provide following quality technology information services to the innovators to help them exploit their potential and to create, protect, and manage their intellectual property (IP) rights:
Activities of TISC Centre at PASTIC National Centre
Activities of PASTIC-TISC Desks at 06 PASTIC Sub-Centres
All the PASTIC-TISC Desks at its 06 PASTIC Sub-Centres, in coordination with Technology Information Services Section (TIS), will hold meetings with industry people in Chamber of Commerce & Industries and organize *Seminars/Workshops in Universities/Chambers to create awareness on:
Who can benefit from PASTIC-TISC Services?
Monitoring and Evaluation of PASTIC TISC Activities.
All the PASTIC-TISC DESKs at its Six PASTIC Sub-Centres will submit a quarterly report (3 months) to the Technology Information Section (TIS) with following components: