Patents play a very important role in providing business and competitive advantage for knowledge driven companies. In order to maximize business benefits from inventive activities, companies must be aware of the dynamics of patent law and activities of competitors. Swift response to changes in law and patent behavior of other companies is necessary to face cut throat competition. The rapid progress of patent activity in India requires every company to be alert and watchful in order to survive and succeed in the market place.
The dearth of literature and reliable sources of information with respect to patent law has been a major hurdle for companies to devise strategies for the Indian market. To address this lacuna, Dr. Kalyan, Mr. Arun and Ms. Vinita, eminent patent experts in India, have written a path breaking work entitled, Indian Patent Law and Practice, published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Kalyan is a well known patent attorney in India. In addition to working with leading companies on patent issues, he also teaches at National Law School of India University and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Arun is the CEO of a leading IP Services company, Brain League, and is an experienced patent agent. He works with some of the top technology companies on patent drafting, prosecution and management. He is a graduate of IIT, Madras and IIM, Bangalore. Vinita spear heads the IP operations at a research based pharma company based out of Bangalore. She graduated from Munich IP Law Center and plays an important role in patent development and management.
Three eminent authors with divergent backgrounds and tremendous experience in the patent field have come together to author the first book in India that addresses practical aspects of patent law from the technology, law and management perspectives. The book gives insights into complicated concepts of patent law with simple examples and cases. It addresses patent issues relevant to biotechnology, pharma, electronics and telecom, software and manufacturing sectors. For the first time in India, skill based aspects such as specification and claim drafting, patent mining, license drafting, infringement and FTO analysis and so on have been explained in a lucid manner. To learn more about the book, please visit www.indianpatentlaw.com.
Speaking about the book, Dr. Kalyan said, "In addition to providing high quality and value added patent services, we have since the past seven years been building patent knowledge and culture among companies, publishing research articles and updating companies on various developments in the field. The book on Indian Patent Law and Practice, published by the Oxford University Press, is a part of our endeavor to develop quality literature on patent law. It enables companies to gain business and competitive advantage by providing a lucid insight into patent law. Considering the variable requirements of different technologies, we have dedicated portions in the book to different fields of technology." In addition to the website on the book, the authors have also started a blog to update readers on various developments in Indian patent law. To view the blog, please visit www.indianpatentlaw.blogspot.com.
The ice breaking work on the subject is set to change the patent landscape in India by throwing light on various ambiguous aspects. Considering the need for patent literature in India, the book will definitely play a critical role in improving the quality of patent decision makers and patent profession in India. It will provide insights for companies to make critical patent decisions and gain business advantage.
For more information on the book please visit www.indianpatentlaw.com