23 February 2023
ITIDA Organizes IPR Protection, Cybercrime Training

The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Office of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) is organizing an in-depth training course in IPR protection, electronic signature and cybercrime, on February 22 and 23 at ITIDA premises in Smart Village.
Target audience include officers at the general department of artistic works investigation and IPR protection of the Ministry of Interior, nationwide. The course is organized in collaboration with Dassault Systèmes and Al Tamimi & Company.
Topics covered include an introduction to IPR, enforcement of IPR in a digital environment, IPR infringement cases, crime scene investigation for IPR infringement, and case studies of current lawsuits. Hands-on training is also included on how forensic teams can extract digital evidence, post seizure, at ITIDA Digital Forensic Lab, which is accredited by judicial investigation departments.
The course also features sessions on device seizure and examination and how officers can detect piracy and illegal copying of software by Dassault Systèmes, for those using pirated software. The technical standards for e-signature authentication and its impact are also explained during the course.
The course is organized within the framework of ITIDA efforts and cooperation with concerned authorities to raise awareness of IPR protection and its impact on curbing piracy. ITIDA is keen to spread awareness and build law enforcement agencies’ capacity in IPR and e-signature fields, and to share its technical and legal expertise in this field. ITIDA is the only specialized authority addressing software-related IP issues and running e-signature system in all state sectors.
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