Patent Desk - IST
Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) play vital role in the exchange of wealth of knowledge and expertise between Industry & Academia to achieve the goal of socio-economic uplift of the country. 

IST has established Intellectual Property (IP) Desk under the ORIC department for IP management. It provides training sessions to raise awareness and importance about IPRs. The aforesaid office evaluates inventions for their commercial potential and facilitates filing of patents, industrial designs, trademarks and copyrights. So far, IST IP-Desk has filed Fourty (40) complete national patents, five (5) provisional patents and four (4) trademarks at Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Pakistan, since its inception in 2015. 

IST IP-Desk has also established Technology Innovation and Support Center (TISC) in collaboration with World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), HEC Pakistan and IPO- Pakistan.  TISC provides innovator and entrepreneurs with access to locally based high quality technology information and related services therein, helping them to protect and manage their Intellectual Property Rights.
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