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Patents play an integral role in innovation and economic development. When we speak of innovation in the Intellectual Property context, it may relate to a new way of doing something or a new technical solution to a problem. Patent, that's known to be one of the oldest forms of IP, protects the inventor's rights. Patenting has experienced a sizeable boom in the last decade. This calls for a larger community of professionals to protect and enforce patents, just so that it can continue to fulfil its role of encouraging innovation and technology diffusion. If you are looking at a course that helps you learn the legal basics of patents, how patents are obtained, the rights of a patent holder and the enforcement of patent rights, you're just at the right place! This course will give you an understanding of the fundamentals of patent law and the criteria for patentability. You will also learn about the kinds of patent applications and the procedure for patent filing, surrender and revocation of patents, what does and does not constitute infringement and enforcement of patent rights with case studies. Welcome to the Module on Law of Patents!
Inventions cannot be judged on patent parameters, but patents have the ability to take inventions very far.Kalyan C Kankanala
Why Take this Course?
Can an algorithm be patented? I have come up with a new business method of computing tax. Can I have a patent to it? Well, these are some questions that inventors always approach Intellectual Property professionals with. The role of a Patent attorney range from advising inventors on what is patentable and what is not, assisting them in mechanising their abstract ideas into patentable process, conducting prior art search, drafting specifications and drawing up patent claims. It's not just all, IP lawyers also play an integral role in managing and enforcing the patent owner's rights. An increase in patent grants also calls for lawyers and legal professionals who can understand and manage legal proceedings. If you wish to equip yourself with an understanding of patent laws and procedures, here's just the right course for you. If you are a law student, lawyer or want to be a patent attorney, you should take this course to understand the legal basics of patents, techno-legal aspects of patent specification and claims, ownership rights, commercialising patents, surrender and revocation of patents and patent litigations and cases. The learning objectives of the course are:
- To apply patentability criteria and analyse whether a given subject-matter is patentable.
- To determine the stages of patenting and the procedures involved therein.
- To analyse the forms of commercialisation of patents.
- To analyse patent infringement cases and its remedial measures.
Career prospects in patents are many, including patent agents, in-house counsel, patent litigation advocates and more. So, what are you waiting for? Get started with the course on Patent Law!
Dr Pratima Narayan
Dr Pratima Narayan is an Advocate, mediator and Founder Partner of Techlawlogi Consulting LLP, a law firm based out of Bengaluru. She is an Editor and Consultant at EBC Learning. She has offered courses on Consumer law, Arbitration, Ecommerce, Contract law and corporate law on the platform. She has authored a book on “Electronic Commerce: Legal compliance”, published by Eastern Book Company. The book comprehensively outlines the various legal and regulatory frameworks and compliance for e-commerce players. Dr Pratima has served the legal academia for over two decades as a visiting faculty at various reputed law schools and business schools. Dr Pratima holds a doctorate in law from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.
A country without a patent office and good patent laws is just a crab, and can't travel any way but sideways and backways.Mark Twain
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