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Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Traditional Knowledge: Understanding Intellectual Property Rights
Editor(s): Aravind Kumar, Govind Das

ISBN:    978-81-8487-097-8 
Publication Year:   2010
Pages:   398
Binding:   Hard Back
Dimension:   185mm x 240mm
Weight:   1000

About the book

BIODIVERSITY, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE contains well researched and wide ranging articles on medicinal plants and their therapeutic use in health care and healing and role of IPRs in protection of Intellectual Capital. In addition to augmenting understanding of Intellectual Property Rights in reference to Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Traditional Knowledge, the book also generates awareness against the unethical practices like bio-piracy and bio-prospecting in medicinal wealth. Apart from the above, the intensive coverage of rich floral diversity of North East Region of India will make an exciting experience and interesting reading for botanists.

Table of Contents

Preface / Acknowledgements / List of Contributors / Biodiversity to Biotechnology: vis-ŕ-vis Intellectual Property Rights / Traditional Knowledge (TK), IPR, Value Addition and Technology Transfer – A Case Study / Medicinal Plants and Intellectual Property Rights / Vedas and IPR : Documentation and Interpretation of a few Scientific Observations about Sun, Earth and Environment from Vedas / Prama (nas) and IPR: Novelty is the Crux / Biodiversity Dynamics in Relation to the Mass Extinction Events on Planet Earth / Intellectual Property Rights in Biodiversity Conservation, Biotechnology Transfer and Environmental Sustainability / Intellectual Property Protection of Plant Varieties in India / Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Plant Genetic Resources / Biotech Patents and Questions of Patentability in India and Abroad / Rationale of Applicability of Patent and its Importance in Research and Development / Shifting Cultivation, Traditional Knowledge and Sustainable Development in Nagaland, India / Transfer of Technology and Commercialisation of Intellectual Property Rights: Options for Public Sector Research and Development Organisations / Contribution of Indian Traditional and Holistic Medicine to New Drug Development / Intellectual Property Right: A Prospective Approach towards Conservation of Biodiversity and Promotion of Biotechnology / Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Context with Biotechnology, Biodiversity and Biopiracy: An Overview / Intellectual Property Rights and Traditional Knowledge: The Indian Scenario / Unrecorded Ethnomedicinal Uses of Plants of Phulwari–Ki–Nal Wildlife Sanctuary (Rajasthan) / Living Gymnosperms in India / Flowering Plants of Arunachal Pradesh.


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