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Intellectual Property Rights

Subject Code: 17MEMEL252 IA Marks: 50

Credits: 04 Exam Marks: 50
Hrs/week: 04 Total hrs: 60
 Get a holistic understanding of the complexities involved in the process of attributing
intellectual property rights to people.
 Learn the legalities of intellectual property to avoid plagiarism and other IPR relates
crimes like copyright infringements, etc.

Importance of Intellectual Property: TRIPs-its Scope and Options, Different forms of IPR-IPR
Tool Kit, Characteristics of each form of IPR, Treaties in the field of industrial property, Patent
Cooperation treaty (PCT), Treaties in the field of copyright and neighboring rights, Treaties
establishing, International classifications, Paris convention. 12 Hours

Patents: Criteria of patentability, Patenting process, Laboratory notebook, Prior art search,
Types of search, Searching methods, USPTO and other internet sites for searching, Excavating,
mining, patent mine Mapping case studies, Patent drafting provisional/complete/amendment,
Exercise on patent drafting, IPR of living species, traditional knowledge and prior art, IPR of
biotechnology, IPR-Pharma case study, Enforcing IPR-patents, Infringement case- Case studies.
14 Hours

Copyrights: Introduction, Neighboring rights, Software protection, Licenses, Infringements,
Remedies against infringement 08 Hours

Confidential Information: Protection, breach of action, trade secrets, know-how, remedies,
Case studies 08 Hours

Trademarks: Introduction, Registration, Infringements 06 Hours

Industrial Designs: Registration, deceptive similarity, licensing, offences and penalties,
Infringement case studies 06 Hours

Strategic Management of IP: IP valuation, IP Business-wealth Generation, IPR policy, IP
trolls, MOUs, future challenges. 06 Hours
Upon completion of the subject, students will be able to :
a. identify different types of Intellectual Properties (IPs), the right of ownership, scope of
protection as well as the ways to create and to extract value from IP
b. recognize the crucial role of IP in organizations of different industrial sectors for the
purposes of product and technology development
c. identify activities and constitute IP infringements and the remedies available to the IP
owner and describe the precautious steps to be taken to prevent infringement of
proprietary rights in products and technology development

d. Be familiar with the processes of Intellectual Property Management (IPM) and various
approaches for IPM and conducting IP and IPM auditing and explain how IP can be
managed as a strategic resource and suggest IPM strategy.


1. P.Narayanan: “ Intellectual Property Law”, Eastern Law house, 1990

2. PrabuddhaGanguly: “Gearing up for Patents, The Indian Scenario” McGraw-Hill
Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi-1999
3. PrabuddhaGanguly: “Intellectual Property Rights-Unleashing the knowledge Economy”,
McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi-2001
4. David Bainbridge: “Intellectual Property”, Pearson Education (Singapore).Pvt. Ltd, Indian
Branch, New Delhi 11092-2003