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PGS 503 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ITS MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURE                                                                                (1L+0P) I, II, III

Scope and Objectives
Generation of intellectual property (IP) and Protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs) play vital role in enhancing the inventive and hence developmental activities of the nation. IPRs provide structured mechanisms of  rewarding and nurturing inventive activities. Advanced nations and globally competitive corporations strategically protect their IPs in all potential markets/countries through various IPR arrangements.

Indian agriculture requires earnest inventive activities, committed translation of research into technologies and enthusiastic efforts for trasfer of technology. Propitiously, agriculture and agricultural research present themselves as immense opportunities for Indian research and development endeavors (both public and private) to compete globally. However, comprehension and implementation of IP management practices are fundamental.
India, as state, is well equipped with government investments in R&D to generate IPs as well as with legislative instruments and institutions to implement IPRs. It is, therefore, imperative for today’s research scholars in the field of agriculture to not only have some basic understanding of the IPRs but also their potential strategic relevance and the management issues. Provision of such an understanding in a nut-shell is the objective of this course.

Pedagogy
Interactive lecture sessions will be the main medium of learning in this course. Each session will be of one hour duration and the course will be covered in 10 sessions at the maximum. Practicing experts may also be invited and there may be some pre-arranged visits.
UNIT I. BASICS

UNIT II. LEGISLATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS UNIT III. IP MANAGEMENT

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