In this age of IT-BT, continuous innovations and securing intellectual property rights is essential, This intellectual capital is likely to play significant role in socio-economic inclusive growth of our country. There is a vital need for a very strong intellectual property right (IPR) protection regime for the development of vibrant technologies . In the recent times , transfer of IPR enabled agricultural technologies through commercial route is gaining greater importance . inspite of existence of a policy frame work developed by the ICAR to guided the management of IP created under NARS System , There is a greater need to create awareness amongst the scientific fraternity about various tools of IP protection and its applications.
This book will provide a single platform on the topic related to IPR in agriculture . It covers the concepts and terms related to various IP tools like copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, Intellectual property protection of microbes and transgenics, TRIPS Agreement and Protection of innovations in the field of biological science, Intellectual Property Protection of Innovations in Animal Biotechnology , Protection of Traditional Knowledge , Indian legislations for the protection of various types of Intellectual Properties Rights, Infringement of Patents and relief, Mechanism of Intellectual Property Management in ICAR , etc.
This book shall serve the purpose of academic sector especially for students, teachers, and research scholars in the field of agriculture and allied sectors. This book be useful for high level competitive examinations conducted by ASRB , UGC , Administrative and civil service examinations. The book is well referenced , making skilful use of first-person sources. The editors place on record to acknowledge the various sources of references from where this book is compiled.
Dr. Letha Devi G is currently working as Senior Scientist at ICAR-NIANP, Bengaluru. Her research interests include climate change and Indian livestock and ICTs in agriculture. She has been associated with various research projects on climate vulnerability analysis of livestock farming and development of various ICT tools for livestock farmers.
Dr. Mukund A. Kataktalware did his graduation in Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry from Veterinary College, Nagpur in 1997. He completed her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Livestock Production and Management from National Dairy Research Institute in 2001 and 2004, respectively. Dr. Kataktalware joined Indian Council of Agricultural Research as a Scientist in 2004 at National Research Centre on Yaks, Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh, where he served for about five years. Presently Dr. Kataktalware is working as a Senior Scientist under ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Southern Regional Station, Bangaluru. He later did in PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from IGNOU, New Delhi in 2013. He has published a number of research papers and popular articles in various national and international journals of repute. He has published a book on Scientific Dairy Farming and successfully guided several PG students for their research work.