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IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics

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IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics provides a broad coverage of three areas of patenting--intellectual property rights (IPR), biosafety and bioethics. It creates awareness about the value of IPR in our lives and fosters a better understanding of the rights associated with IPR such as copyright, patent, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications and so on. Biosafety and bioethical issues prevalent in modern society are discussed.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. About the Authors
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: Meaning and Justification of Patenting an Invention
    1. Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights
    2. Concept of IPR
    3. Designs
    4. Trademarks™
    5. Trade Secret (TS)
    6. Domain Names
    7. Geographical Indications
    8. Copyright©
    9. Chapter Summary
    10. Multiple Choice Questions
    11. Review Questions
  7. Chapter 2: History and Evolution of Patent Law
    1. Evolution of Patent Laws
    2. History of Indian Patent System
    3. International Conventions and Treaties
    4. Patent Laws in Other Countries
    5. Chapter Summary
    6. Multiple Choice Questions
    7. Review Questions
  8. Chapter 3: Classification of Patents
    1. Classification of Patents in India
    2. Classification of Patents by WIPO
    3. Categories of Patent
    4. Special Patents
    5. Patenting Biological Products
    6. Chapter Summary
    7. Multiple Choice Questions
    8. Review Questions
  9. Chapter 4: Grant of Patent and Patenting Authorities
    1. Invention
    2. Eligibility Criteria
    3. Patentable Inventions in India and Abroad
    4. Non-Patentable Inventions in India and Abroad
    5. Patent Office
    6. Patent Authorities
    7. Chapter Summary
    8. Multiple Choice Questions
    9. Review Questions
  10. Chapter 5: Patent Owner: Rights and Duties
    1. Ownership of Patent
    2. Rights of Patent Holder and Co-owners
    3. Duties of Patent Holder and Co-owners
    4. Transfer of Patent Rights
    5. Limitations of Patent Rights
    6. Restoration of Patents
    7. Infringement of Patent Rights and Offences
    8. Actions Against Infringement: Remedies/Relief
    9. Patent Agent
    10. Chapter Summary
    11. Multiple Choice Questions
    12. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 6: Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001
    1. Methods of Protection of Plant and Plant Products
    2. Essentialities of Plant Protection
    3. Plant Variety Protection and Farmer’s Right Act
    4. UPOV Convention (Plant Varieties) 1961
    5. Chapter Summary
    6. Multiple Choice Questions
    7. Review Questions
  12. Chapter 7: Patent Law: Present Scenario
    1. Patent and Economy
    2. Patent Management
    3. Patent Growth
    4. Patenting in Life Forms
    5. Biodiversity and IPR
    6. Bioinformatics Patenting
    7. Gene Patenting
    8. New Patent Regime
    9. Chapter Summary
    10. Multiple Choice Questions
    11. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 8: Introduction to Biosafety
    1. Overview of Biosafety
    2. Risk Assessment
    3. Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
    4. Capacity Building
    5. Chapter Summary
    6. Multiple Choice Questions
    7. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 9: GMOs: Concerns and Challenges
    1. Introduction
    2. Transgenic Technology
    3. Gene Flow
    4. Future Opportunities and Challenges
    5. Chapter Summary
    6. Multiple Choice Questions
    7. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 10: National and International Regulatory Mechanism for GMO
    1. Introduction
    2. International Regulatory Bodies
    3. National Regulatory Bodies
    4. Regulatory Measures for Biosafety
    5. Biosafety Guidelines in India Evolved by DBT
    6. Prevention Food Adulteration Act, Food and Safety Standard Bill and Seed Policy
    7. Rules for the Manufacture and Storage of Hazardous Microorganism and GMO
    8. Biosafety Management
    9. Chapter Summary
    10. Multiple Choice Questions
    11. Review Questions
  16. Chapter 11: Biosafety of Genetically Engineered Products
    1. Genetically Engineered Products and Recombinant DNA Technology
    2. Risk Assessment of RDT Products
    3. Regulating Recombinant DNA Technology
    4. Permit for Movement and Import of GMOs
    5. Some of the Products Developed from RDT and Their Biosafety Issues
    6. Biosafety in Gene Therapy
    7. Ecological Safety Assessment of Recombinant Organisms
    8. Chapter Summary
    9. Multiple Choice Questions
    10. Review Questions
  17. Chapter 12: Allergenicity: Assessment of Genetically Modified Food
    1. Introduction
    2. Food Allergy
    3. Allergens and GMOs
    4. Chapter Summary
    5. Multiple Choice Questions
    6. Review Questions
  18. Chapter 13: Introduction to Bioethics
    1. Bioethics and Its Scope
    2. Different Approaches to Ethics
    3. Biological Weapons and Their Social and Ethical Implications
    4. Chapter Summary
    5. Multiple Choice Questions
    6. Review Questions
  19. Chapter 14: NGOs for Biosafety and Bioethics
    1. Introduction to NGOs
    2. Public Sector Organizations
    3. Private Sector Organizations
    4. National NGOs
    5. Media
    6. Important Roles that NGOs Play
    7. Chapter Summary
    8. Multiple Choice Questions
    9. Review Questions
  20. Chapter 15: Web-based Information of Biosafety on GMO
    1. Introduction
    2. Biosafety Database
    3. Chapter Summary
    4. Review Questions
  21. Chapter 16: Good Laboratory Biosafety Practices
    1. Importance of Good Laboratory Practices
    2. General Good Laboratory Practices
    3. Multiple Choice Questions
    4. Review Questions
  22. Chapter 17: Case Studies in IPR and Biosafety
    1. Diamond vs Chakraborty Case (1980)
    2. Dimminaco A.G. Case (2002)
    3. Neem Patent Case
    4. Turmeric Patent Case
    5. Asgrow Seed Co. vs Winterboer Case
    6. Harward College vs Canada Case
    7. Delta Pineland Co. vs the Sinker’s Corporation Case
    8. Myriad’s Case on Gene Patenting
    9. Bt Brinjal
    10. Bt Cotton
    11. Golden Rice
  23. References
  24. Glossary
  25. Related Websites
  26. Acknowledgements
  27. Copyright
  28. Back Cover