Workshop on Research Methods in IPR @ IUCIPRS, Kochi, Kerala [June 29]: Register by May 25

About the Organisation and Workshop

Inter University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies (IUCIPRS) is organising Research Methods in Intellectual Property Rights: An empirical study orientation programme on 29th June at Conference Hall, Inter University Centre for IPR Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala.

The current workshop is an effort to enrich research scholars and faculties in Intellectual property related areas on research methodology with hands-on training.

This workshop is open for academics who are working in the areas of intellectual property law. There is a clear transition from conceptual to empirical research work in IP research.

The core objective of this workshop is to make researchers confident in analysing empirical data in their fields of intellectual property research.

By providing an overview of empirical studies in different areas of IP, this workshop intends to help the target group in learning more about how to approach and use data in their own research and scholarly work. All the sessions will be comprised of lectures and practical exercises.

Course structure
  • Necessity of empirical studies in IP
  • The basics of empirical research – selection and collection of data, precautions to be taken while selecting data etc.
  • Use of Google search engine and web scrapping techniques in IP research
  • Making sense of IP data
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel in IP data management
  • Literature review in IP research using Mendeley and preparing bibliography
  • Use of Web scrapping in IP research

All registered PhD scholars and faculty in recognized law universities/legal research institutes from any branch of IPR may send their application (online) for the workshop.

The candidates should have basic knowledge of IPR and computer applications. The list of selected candidates will be published on May 25th 2019.


Since the workshop is in the mode of hands-on training, maximum intake for the course shall be 18 participants (12 outstation and 6 within state).

The selection committee will select the participants for hands-on training based on the stage of their research work, credentials given in the registration form and biography.

Selected participants are requested to bring their own laptops to get hands-on experience in handling software applications introduced during the Course.

Application Procedure

Applications can be submitted only through the online registration form is here.

No other modes of submission like courier or other offline modes will be accepted. Registration form is available in the website, given above.

The link shall remain open till 5 pm on 25th May 2019.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for the seminar is Rs. 1000/- which is inclusive of food.

Accommodation for outstation participants will be provided on a twin sharing basis, for which charges will have to be borne by the participants.

No TA/DA shall be provided to the participants. Participants who require accommodation have to intimate the organizers within 7 days of the publication of the list of candidates selected for the workshop.

Important dates
  • The tentative date for the workshop is 29th June 2019.
  • The last date for the submission of application form is 25th May 2019.
  • List of selected candidates will be published by 1st June 2019 and shall be communicated to the participants via e-mail.

Workshop organiser: Dr. Anson C J

Contact Number: 9400610461

Faculty Coordinator: Mr. Bilal Nazeer, Research Officer

Contact Number: 8547082805

Student coordinator: Mr. Naveen Gopal, Research Scholar

Mobile: 9895897061

For full details, click here.

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