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Objective:

To provide an insight to the students on different aspects of protection of inventions


and research developments and its procedures for filling their protection. It provide
scopes of protection of intellectual properties and its commercialization .
Course Assessment:
Mid Term Test 30
End Term Test 45
Teacher Assessment (Based on Assignments, quizzes etc.)
Attendence
10+10
5
Total 100
Course Outcomes:
By the end of the course students should be well aware of intellectual property rights and their
mechanism of protection under different classifications. They will learn the strategies for
effective IP management and their commercialization.
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Course content
10B1WBT832

Intellectual Property
Rights and Bioethics

Credits 3

Lectures 3
Topics Lecture
hrs.
Introduction of Intellectual properties and rights 2
Different types of IPR( Patents, coyrights, Trademark, Tradesecret, ICL,GI,TK and
PBR)
8
Rationale of different IPR ,their mechanism of protection and provisions in Law 4
International IP treaties (Madrid Agreement, Trademark law treaty, Patent Law
treaty etc.)
2
WIPO, EPC, WTO, and TRIPS 2
International agreements relevant to biotechnology-associated IP 2
Assignemnts on topics:
Each student should submit assignment in the form of soft copy on any
of the topic in the last week of March
1. IPR developing knowledge economy
2. Case studies on different types of Intellectual Property rights (TK,
GI, Patent ,Coyright etc.) and litigations involved in it.
3. Bioethics and biosafety; Relevance and Essentiality: Comments
4. IP management and commercialization: Scopes in research
institutes
5. Status of IPR in different countries
6. Any business idea where any form of IP can be used for value
addition.
Quizes:

There will be three quiz tests conducted each of 10 marks which contain
MCQ, fill in the blanks and one word answer.
1. In the last week of January
2. In the Last week of FEB
3 In the last week of April


Books: 1.Intellectual Property Rights & Copyright

By Bouchoux

2. IPR- A primer by R. Anita Rao and Bhanoji Rao
MID SEMESTER EXAM
Drafting Patent Application and Documentation 3
Revocation of Patent, Litigation and Infringement 3
Licensing and IP Management 3
Commercialization of biotechnology Patents, Plant Breeders rights 3
Traditional knowledge vis--vis owner rights 2
Bioethics and biosafety; principles,guidelines 4
Different bioethical and biosafety issues and law enforcement 4
FINAL EXAMINATION
3.Bioethics and Biosafety by M K Sateesh