Handbook on Intellectual Property Rights & Technology Transfer

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released the Handbook on Intellectual Property Rights & Technology Transfer which will help increase awareness among ICMR scientists to help them protect all new knowledge before publication. This document, which has detailed FAQs on Intellectual Property Rights, is an effort by the ICMR in the direction to increase awareness of IP protection before publication. The booklet has been prepared by a group of experts under the chairmanship of Professor Seyed Hasnain. The ICMR's initiative in this regard is significant as despite several efforts, the awareness of IPRs in the ICMR network of scientists and extramural researchers was still far from optimal. There is some innovative research done in the nation-wide network of ICMR laboratories that is still getting published before IP protection. The present FAQs on Intellectual Property Rights is another such effort in the direction to increase awareness of IP protection before publication.