Book Review: Indian Patent Law and Practice, Kalyan C. Kankanala, Arun K. Narasani and Vinita Radhakrishnan (Oup 2010)
The Indian Journal Of Law And Technology Volume 7, 2011
4 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Date Written: February 17, 2015
There is no book that can guide one in the aspects of science, as a patent, by definition, is granted for cutting-edge science and technology. It then follows that any book on patent law would essentially deal with the legal aspects. Here too, there are two divisions a book can cater to – what is referred to here as the two faces of patent law. A book on patent law can serve the needs of a legal practitioner who deals with the contentious aspects of patent law. Terrell on the Law of Patents (Sweet and Maxwell, 17th edition, 2010) holds a special place among practitioners from the Commonwealth. A book on patent law can also serve patent agents – a group of ‘hybrid’ professionals who practice at the intersection of law and science. The nature of their work is different from that of a contentious patent lawyer. Their work involves preparing patent specification (a document which embodies the rights in a patent) and prosecuting them at the Patent Office leading to the grant of a patent. The book under review, Indian Patent Law and Practice, is a book written by a group of patent agents primarily targeting practising and prospective patent agents.
Keywords: Book Review, Patent Agent, Practice, statistical information on patent filing, study of relevant cases
JEL Classification: O31, O34
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