The book is intended to enrich knowledge awareness and preparedness about intellectual property rights and related various issues involved in patenting and the challenges faced by the Indian research and development sectors. The world in general and our country in particular is gearing up fast to a new patent regime.
As on initiative of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, a national seminar was held on the role of intellectual property rights in pharmaceutical industries : issue and challenges.
The book contains important contributions presented by eminent academicians and professionals during the seminar. It aims to throw enormous light on the intricacies if IPR in the pharmaceutical arena. Like an important contribution on life patenting traces the history of patenting life forms and thereafter outlines the various issues regarding life patenting.
IPR and the associated laws in various fields like plant breeding, electronics, information technology and health services etc are discussed in detail.
The role of bioinformatics in rationalizing the R & D efforts of pharmaceutical industry in the post 2005 TRIPS regime has been discussed in detail to add special value to the book.