Academia Dynamics in New Intellectual Property Rights Regimes in Third World Countries

By Neeraj Pandey and K. K. Bhattacharya.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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The IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) are gaining importance day-by-day. The Third World Countries are rising up to cope up with new IPR regime and striving to learn from experience of developed countries. The Universities located in these third world countries are making special efforts to promote IPR viz. Patents, Copyrights, Trade Marks and Industrial Designs in their system through its respective University IPR Policy. The present work analyzes the IPR policies of reputed technology and management institutes of India and critiques so as to make them more innovation-friendly to all stakeholders of University. The Bayh-Dole Act model which gave US universities the right to patent discoveries resulting from federally funded research has been discussed so as to draw lessons for third world country universities. Also the pitfalls of obsession with University patenting are highlighted. The paper calls for University IPR policy to promote public-private research joint ventures so as to develop financially sustainable innovative environment in universities of third world countries.

Keywords: University, IPR, Evergreening, Patent, Copyright, Industrial Design

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.1-8. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 531.768KB).

Dr. Neeraj Pandey

Assistant Professor, L. M. Thapar School of Management, Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India

Dr. Neeraj Pandey is Assistant Professor at L. M. Thapar School of Management, Thapar University, Patiala, India. He has seven years of experience, with more than four years in academics and has twenty-one publications in refereed journals, conferences, book reviews and book chapters. His research work is on Organizational Dynamics in the Power sector. His specific interest areas are IPR, Research Methodologies, Organizational Dynamics and Product Management. He is the President of BASE (Business Acumen for Students of Engineering) Society and also the Faculty Advisor of Institute Business Newsletter CGPA.

Dr. K. K. Bhattacharya

Professor, L.M. Thapar School of Management, Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India

Prof. K. K. Bhattacharya is Professor and Head, L. M. Thapar School of Management, Thapar University, Patiala, India. He has more than 65 papers published/presented in various International/National Journals, International/National Conferences & Conventions, Proceeding, Books, Magazines and Newspapers. His interest areas are Strategic Management, Managerial Economics and History.

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