Patenting in India: Policy, Procedure and Public Funding, by Laxman Prasad, I.K. International Publishing House, New Delhi, 2016
Knowledge advancement has been recognized as a key driving force of economic growth, and so research and innovation can be vital tools in tackling the developmental challenges facing countries around the world. For a country, the foremost indicator of knowledge advancement and the level of innovation is its patenting capabilities.Read More
The book Patenting in India: Policy, Procedure and Public Funding deals exhaustively with the patents keeping in view the requirements of the researchers, technocrats, industrialists, policy makers and others who make frantic search on one or the other aspects of patents.The book contains 12 chapters covering all aspects right from selecting a research problem from patent literature which will have industrial significance leading to a patent, up to valuation of patents. The book covers technology policies of the government, financial resources devoted to research and manpower engaged in research in the country. Apart from this, there are various agencies providing support to pre-patenting activities. The book covers all such agencies providing financial and technical support to researchers for filing patent. These activities have been described briefly and provided with appropriate links in order to facilitate the researchers to obtain and track the information on a real-time basis. A chapter has been specifically devoted for valuation of the patents spelling out in a very lucid manner why and when to fix up the royalty as well as the lump-sum payments. It also covers a chapter on system for disputes resolution in the country and a chapter on international arrangements for patent filing. A separate chapter has been devoted in the book detailing with examples how a patent literature may form a resource material for researchers for identification of research problem for them to undertake or how the patent is helpful in avoiding duplication of the research work. An attempt has been made to cover important aspects of assigning and licensing of the patented invention in addition to the methodologies generally used for valuation of the patented invention.This book is an important compilation meant for researchers as well as for industries.
1. Prologue 2. Policy, Infrastructure and Resources for Pre-patenting Activities 3. Patent Information – A Tool for Planning Future Research 4. Evolution of Patent Law and Patenting System in India 5. Procedure for Patenting in India 6. Patenting Beyond India 7. Rights and Obligations of Patentee 8. Striking Balance between Monopoly and Public Welfare 9. Whether to Assign or License a Patent? 10. How to Value a Patent? 11. Patent Dispute Resolution System in India 12. Epilogue Abbreviations Appendices Index.
Laxman Prasad :- Dr. Laxman Prasad graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1970 and was awarded Doctor of Philosophy in Electronics Engineering by Banaras Hindu University in 1976. Dr. Prasad also holds the Degree of Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) of Delhi University with Patents and International Trade as optional. Currently, he is associated with the Raj Kumar Goel Group of Institutions as Group Director, R&D. Dr. Prasad joined the All India Radio through Engineering Services (Electronics) in 1973 and later joined the Department of Science and Technology (DST) as Sr. Scientific Officer Grade-I and rose to the position of Adviser in 1997. During his tenure in DST, he headed the various divisions, namely, Technology Transfer, Drugs and Pharma, Water Technology, Solar Energy Research Initiatives and National Science and Technology Management Information Systems. He has the distinction of chairing many committees and representing DST in Governing Boards of various institutions. He has represented the Government in national and international meetings organized by UNESCO, OECD, SAARC, UNCTAD, and ESCAP in various parts of the globe. He was associated with Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, U.K. as Fellow during 1993-94. On superannuation in 2010 from the Department of Science and Technology, Dr Prasad took over as the Director of RKGIT, Ghaziabad and served the Institute up to Jan, 2013. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecom Engineers, India (IETE) and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (India). He is recipient of FIE Foundation National Award (1996) for promotion of Science and Technology in the country and has the honor of being the Distinguished Alumnus of the Banaras Hindu University.