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1.Interpret the basics of biosafety and bioethics and its impact on all the biological sciences and the quality of human life
2.Recognize the importance of biosafety practices and guidelines in research
3.Comprehend the benefits of GM technology and related issues
4. Recognize the importance of protection of new knowledge and innovations and its role in business
Module I: Introduction to Intellectual Property (6hrs)
Historical perspectives and need for the introduction of Intellectual Property RightTypes of IP: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright & RelatedRights, Industrial Design, Traditional Knowledge, Geographical Indications, Protection of GMOs IP as a factor in R&D.
Practice: Assessment of risk during laboratory research
Module II: Agreements and Treaties (5hrs)
History of GATT & TRIPS Agreement; Madrid Agreement; Hague Agreement; WIPO Treaties; Budapest Treaty; PCT; Indian Patent Act 1970 & recent amendments.
Practice: Risk Assessment of Biotechnology Products
Module III: Basics of Patents (6hrs)
Fundamentals of patents, copyrights, geographical indications, Types of patent applications: Ordinary, PCT, Conventional, Divisional and Patent of Addition; Specifications:Provisional and complete; designs and layout, trade secrets and traditional knowledge, trademarks, protection of plant varieties and farmers’ rights and biodiversity protection.
Practice: Biosafety During Industrial Production
Module IV: Patent filing procedures (6hrs)
National & PCT filing procedure; Time frame and cost; Status of the patent applications filed; Precautions while patenting–disclosure/non-disclosure; financial assistance for patenting-introduction to existing schemes, Patent licensing and agreement Patent infringement- meaning, scope, litigation
Practice: Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
Module V Biosafety(6hrs)
Introduction; Historical Background; Introduction to Biological Safety Cabinets; Primary Containment for Biohazards; Biosafety Levels; Biosafety Levels of Specific Microorganisms; Recommended Biosafety Levels for Infectious Agents and Infected Animals;
Practice: Planned Introduction of GMOs
Module VI :Biosafety guideline( 6hrs)
Government of India; Definition of GMOs & LMOs; Roles of Institutional Biosafety Committee, RCGM, GEAC etc. for GMO applications in food and agriculture; Environmental release of GMOs; Risk Analysis; Risk Assessment; Risk management and communication; Overview of National Regulations and relevant International Agreements including; Cartegana Protocol.
Practice: Patenting of Genes and DNA sequences
Ethical implications of biotechnological products and techniques. Social and ethical implications of biological weapons.
2 Neeraj Pandey and Khushdeep Dharni ,“Intellectual Property Rights” ; 1 edition PHI Learning
The role of IPR in the protection of Biodiversity in international overview.
Biotechnology patents and the problem of non-obviousness, a global perspective
Biotechnology patenting, difference between USA and Indian Perspective.
financial assistance for patenting-introduction to existing schemes,
The role of IPR in protection of Biodiversity.
Traditional knowledge and patent issues: with reference to Basmati, Neem, Turmeric, and Golden rice.
Black Biology-A threat to Biosafety and Biodefense
Biosafety for global Society
understanding Environmental risk assessment of GMO- The importance regulation and monitoring
The involvement of nano-drug delivery in biosafety issues