Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Intellectual Property

Sakthivel Lakshmana Prabu

Anna University, Chennai

A Pioneering Researcher in Pharmaceutical Science from Anna University and honored Research Fellow from Antiviral Research Society. Dr. Prabu authored 102 research /review articles, 22 book chapters, and edited 4 books.


Suriyaprakash TNK

Kerala University of Health Sciences

A Researcher from Al Shifa College of Pharmacy and a Holder of 2 Patents. He published more than 50 original research and review papers in reputed journals, authored 4 books, edited 3 books, and wrote 12 book chapters.


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About the book

In this book, Intellectual Property Rights will be considered and we will show their continuous growth. Intellectual Property Rights are an important tool to demonstrate the economy of any developing countries. For a few years Intellectual Property professionals have been in constant demand as there has been an increased emphasis towards the protection of Intellectual property. The number of applications filed in the field of Biotechnological invention, plant varieties and traditional medicines continues to grow throughout the world. So with the advancement of technology and communication, it is becoming a big and complex task for the proprietor to protect their intellectual property.

The book chapters will be written by leading experts in the field, each chapter will guide the readers to understand its basics and concepts thoroughly.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: February 3rd 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: March 3rd 2021

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 2nd 2021

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: July 21st 2021

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: September 19th 2021

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About the editor

Sakthivel Lakshmana Prabu

Anna University, Chennai

Dr. Sakthivel Lakshmana Prabu has been working at Anna University Chennai, BIT Campus, Trichy, India since 2009. He is a GATE qualified personality and secured 110th rank at all India level. He has more than 20 years’ experience including both in reputed pharmaceutical industries and academic institutions. Dr Prabu obtained his Ph.D from Manipal University and Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. From his research contribution he published 102 peer-reviewed publications in reputed international and national journals, authored 22 book chapters in various publication like Elsevier, Springer, IGI etc. and edited 4 books. Dr. Prabu has been the Editor of books Intellectual Property Rights, Intellectual Property Rights-Patents with InTech, Croatia. He also has 4 patents to his name (3 international Patents and 1 Indian Patent). He serves as reviewer for eight reputed journals and is an editorial board member for five journals. He has organized various national and international conferences, hands on training, workshops and symposium and added to his credit Dr. Prabu is a Principal investigator in government funded project sponsored by DBT, New Delhi.

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