Working Group and Think-Tank on Patent Laws
March 18, 2015
The Government has constituted a six member Think-Tank consisting of Justice Prabha Sridevan, Retd. Chairperson, IPAB as Chairperson and Ms. Prathiba Singh, Senior Advocate, Sh. N. K. Sabhawal, Retd. DDG, WIPO, Ms. Punita Bhargava, Advocate, Inventure IP, Dr. Unnat Pandit, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Limited and Shri Rajeev Srinivasan, Ex-Director, Asian School of Business, Thiruvanthapuram as Members. The objective of the IPR think-tank is to prepare a draft National IPR Policy that would stimulate innovation across sectors in the country and to provide advice on other issues concerning the subject.
The IPR Think-Tank has submitted the First draft National IPR Policy on 19.12.2014. The said draft has elaborated upon the objectives of IP Awareness and Promotion, Creation of IP, Legal and Legislative Framework, IP Administration and Management, Commercialization of IP, Enforcement and Adjudication and Human Capital Development. However, the final draft National IPR Policy is yet to be submitted by the IPR Think-Tank.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
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