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Intellectual Property Rights - Patent

Sakthivel Lakshmana Prabu

Bharathidasan Institute of Technology


Suriyaprakash Tnk

Al Shifa College of Pharmacy


Patents Specifications Drafting Patent rights exceptions Patent rights limitation Patent related flexibilities Patentable subject matter Patent rights Patent infringement Patent law Limitations Patent information Patent dissemination Knowledge dissemination Technology transfer License agreement Intellectual property rights Patent commercialization Patent abuse Compulsory license License agreements

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Intellectual property rights and patenting has been considered as an area of international interest, and also economically very important for all developing countries. Intellectual property rights have been emerging as the new wealth and power of an individual nation; the success of industries of different sectors in a nation depends on the enforcement of their intellectual property rights into a commercialized market product. The purpose of the book Intellectual Property Rights - Patent is to provide information related to patents, which covers various topics dealing with ?Patent Drafting?, ?Exceptions and Limitations to Patent Rights?, ?Patent Infringement?, ?Dissemination of Patent Information?, ?Technology Transfer of Patents? and ?Compulsory License of Patents?. The book chapters will bea written by leading experts in the field, and each chapter will guide the readers to understand its basics and concepts thoroughly. After reading this book, most of the questions pertaining to patents will be answered and most importantly clarity on patenting will be felt by the readers.

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Date completed: March 21st 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: June 10th 2019

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Review results due: August 29th 2019

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Expected publication date: October 28th 2019

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About the editor

Sakthivel Lakshmana Prabu

Bharathidasan Institute of Technology

Dr. Sakthivel Lakshmana Prabu is associated with Anna University since 2009. He qualified in GATE 1998 and secured 95.36 percentile (All India Rank 110). He received his PhD degree from Manipal University and postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He is having very good reputed pharmaceutical industrial experience in quality assurance, validation, and formulation development. He has been awarded 3 international patents, published 88 peer-reviewed publications; authored 11 book chapters; edited 1 book, and is editing 2 books which are under process. Book chapter entitled “Extraction of Drug from the Biological Matrix: A Review,” InTech Publication, has been downloaded more than 20,000 times worldwide. He is serving as a reviewer for eight reputed journals and an editorial board member for five journals.

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