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IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics by Shomini Parashar, Deepa Goel

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Meaning and Justification of Patenting an Invention

Chapter Objectives:

This chapter introduces the concept, definition and types of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Intellectual property is an intangible property that a person can hold. Before filing a patent, it is important to know the three essential prerequisites of the Indian Patent Act, which are novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability. The chapter describes briefly the different types of intellectual properties, namely patent, design, trademark, copyright and trade secrets. It also differentiates among the four major forms of intellectual properties.

INTRODUCTION TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The capability of the brain to think and imagine something innovative ...

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