ONE-YEAR POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PATENTS LAW

 

COURSE STRUCTURE  (Revised w.e.f 2019-20 Batch)

 
1.1 Introduction to Intellectual Property
I. Understanding Intellectual Property Rights
  • History and Development of Intellectual Property Law
II. Philosophical Foundations of IPR
II. Clasification of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Industrial Property
  • Literary Property
  • Emerging/ New Forms
IV. An Overview of the IPR Regime-I
  • The Law of Patents
  • The Law of Trade Mark
  • Law of Geographical Indications
  • Trade-Secrets Law
V. An Overview of the IPR Regime-II 
  • Law of Copyrights
  • Law of Related Rights
  • Design Law

VI. Emerging IP Legal Regime in India

  • The Semi-Conductors and Integrated Circuits Layout Designs Act
  • Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers Rights Act
  • The Biological Diversity Act
1.2 International Treaties and Conventions on IPR
I. World Trade Organization / GATT System & the Uruguay Round
  • Evolution of WTO
  • Organization of WTO
  • Dispute Settlement Process under WTO
II. TRIPS Agreement
  • Background
  • Salient Features of TRIPS
  • Contemporary Issues under TRIPS
III. Paris Convention
  • Background
  • Salient features of Paris Convention
  • Governing Rules of Paris convention
IV. Patent Co-operation Treaty
  • Background
  • Objectives of PCT
  • Salient features of PCT
V. Budapest Treaty
  • Background
  • Salient features
VI. Madrid Agreement
  • Background
  • Salient features
VII. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Background
  • Salient features of WIPO
  • Organization of WIPO
  • WIPO Development Agenda
1.3 Patent Law and Practice in India
I. History and Evolution of Patent Law
  • Evolution of Indian Patent System
II. Patent Eligibility and Patentability Requirements
  • Sections 3 and 4
  • Novelty
  • Inventive Step
  • Industrial Application
III. Patent Procedure
  • Filing
  • Examination
  • Publication
  • Opposition
  • Grant
  • Revocation
III. Rights of Patentee and Compulsory Licensing
IV. Patent Drafting
V. Infringement and Defenses
VI. PCT
VII. Patent Search
 
1.4 International Patent Regimes
I.The American Patent Regime
  • Patentability Requirements
  • Eligible subject matter
  • Application process
  • Infringement and defenses
  • America Invents Act
  • Hatch Waxman Act & FDA
  • Bayh-Dole Act
  • Re-examination
II. EU Patent Regime 
  • EU Patent Convention
  • Eligible Subject Matter
  • Patentability Requirements
  • Filling Process
  • Infringement and Defences
  • SPCs
  • EU directives
III. Japanese Patent Law
  • Definition of Patent
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Trial against Examiner’s refusal
  • Trial of invalidation
  • Patentability
  • Infringement and Remedies
  • Doctrine of Equivalents
  • Criminal Penalty
IV. Basics of Chinese Patent Law
  • Types of Patent Protection
  • Patent Interpretation
  • Patent Validity
V. Standard Setting and Patent Law
  • Patent pools
  • Standard Essential Patents
  • FRAND
VI. Technology Transfer and Patent Law
  • Technology Transfer
  • IP Licensing
  • Patent Trolls
PRACTICALS PAPER FOCUS
  1. Opinions of Patentability
  2. Peparation of Patent Specifications
  3. Patentability of Software & Biotechnology related inventions
  4. Infringement issues in patent

Course Coordinator

  
  Mr.Sourabh Bharti
  Assistant Professor
  ph : +9140 – 23498224
  Email :sourabh2583@gmail.com  
 

Administrative Contact

 

Ms. K. Madhuri
Assistant Registrar
Ph : +9140 – 23498402
Email : madhuri@nalsar.ac.in

Ms. G. Usha Devi
Junior Assistant
Ph : +9140 – 23498404
Email : ushadevi@nalsar.ac.in

Mr. B. Vijay Kumar
Record Assistant
Ph : +9140 – 23498404
Email : nalsarpro@nalsar.ac.in

Postal Address

NALSAR Proximate Education

Directorate of Distance Education
NALSAR University of Law
Justice City, Shameerpet, Medchal District,
Hyderabad - 500101, Telangana, India.
Ph : +9140 – 23498404;Fax: +91 40 23498403

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