IPRs and Pharmaceuticals
  by Abhinav Agrawal
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   ISBN 978-81-85731-59-9; 1st ED 2011; pp. viii+152

   Delhi price: 160      Outside Delhi price: 170      Overseas price : 240

 About The Book  

A Book on Intellectual property rights (IPRs), primarily oriented towards pharmaceuticals, for PG students and researchers to help them understand the laws, practicalities e.g. commercialization, International systems and useful resources regarding patents and other IPRs.


1. Intellectual Property Rights
    Types of IPRs
    Benefits from the protection of IPRs
    IPR related treaties and international agreements

2. Introduction to Patents
    Benefits of patent system

3. Patent Laws
    Criteria for the grant of patents
    Claimable inventions
    Non-patentable inventions
    Types of patents
    Patent procedure
    Term of patents
    Surrender of patents
    Revocation of patents
    Rights of patentee
    Maintenance fees
    Patent infringement
    Exclusive marketing rights (EMRS)
    Compulsory license

4. Commercialization of Patents
    Factors affecting choice for patent protection
    Commercialization of patents

5. International Systems for Patenting
    International treaties and systems
    World patent

6. Patents and Pharmaceuticals
    Comparison of patents and regulatory
    mechanisms in pharmaceutical trade
    Criticism of patents
    Asymmetrical view of patents between
    developed and developing countries
    Drug price competition and patent term
    restoration act (Waxman-Hatch act)
    Other forms of protections
    Patents and the Indian pharmaceutical Industry

7. Other IPRs
    Copyright related rights
    Trademarks and domain names
    Geographical indications and Appellations of origin
    Industrial designs
    Emerging issues in Intellectual property

1 Addresses of Intellectual property offices in India
2 Important websites
3 Details of fees payable and blank forms under the Indian Patents Act 1970 and its further amendments
4 Addresses and websites of organizations assisting in technology transfer
5 Technology offers
6 Variation in regulatory exclusivity periods amongst E.C. countries
7 Statistics on IPRs
8 Member nations of international bodies related to IPRs
 (a) Member nations of World Trade Organizations (WTO)
 (b) Members of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
 (c) Paris Convention Contracting Nations
 (d) Member nations of European Patent Convention (EPC)
 (e) Member nations of Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO)
 (f) Member nations of African Regional Industrial Property Organization (ARIPO)
 (g) Members of African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)

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