The book Intellectual Property Rights & Public Policy is rooted in the fact that creativity and innovation have been hall mark of knowledge economy. However despite there is an abundance of innovative energies flowing in India a conducive ecosystem to access to education, knowledge and health is far from reality. Being TRIPS compliant country, the equitable and dynamic IP regime with full potential of harnessing intellectual property for India's economic growth, socio-cultural development and promotion of public interest are distant goalposts. The pronouncement of National IPR Policy spelt out the public policy orientation but the need to create robust IP environment as stunning controversy thats spinning out of control needs to hardly emphasized. The book is an erudite compilation of renowned scholars in the field of intellectual property having implication of moulding public policy discourse in intellectual property law. The contributors of the volumes luminates grey areas of research by drawing diverse perspectives from academicians, judges and IP practitioners. The range of papers diverse from jurisprudence of intellectual property to cyber law, human right, access to food and medicine, biotechnology and law. The book investigates prospects as well as the challenges by encompassing theoretical and juridical dimensions in Indian socio-legal context. The consequences of IP institutional failures are unimaginable and pragmatic ending is unthinkable for any vibrant nation like India. The book is never before seen revelations and leading to a single impossible and inconceivable truth of being panacea for plagued public policy diametric but definitely an incredible collection in auguring healthy polemics of knowledge management. To lend appropriate credence to the subject the working of IP Laws and institutions is undertaken to hone out the strategy of IP Law reform in public policy paradigm in India. The outputs of the compilation can capture the attention of not merely legal academics, policy makers, and legal profession but also to IP practitioners, development planner and innovation activists.
Section I: Intellectual Property & Public Policy Discourse 1. Intellectual Property & Public Policy under TRIPS Agreement and Beyond Autar Krishen Koul 2. Legal Challenges to Copyright & Patent in India: Public Policy Perspective S.K. Verma 3. Jurisprudential Justifications and Practical Implications of Intellectual Property Rights Imtiaz Ghulam Ahmed Section II: Copyright, Climate Change & Food Security Policy 4. Techno-Legal Dimensions of Carbon Emissions & Climate Change: An Intellectual Property Rights Perspective Azim B. Pathan 5. Law and Practice of Neighbouring Rights Under Copyright Law Gurusharan Varandani 6. Poverty, Human Rights and Intellectual Property Regime: An Appraisal of Farmer’s Rights and Right to Food Security Zafar Mahfooz Nomani Section III: Patent, Health & Public Policy 7. Remedies Relief & Recompense Under Patent Infringement: A Critical Analysis Sajid Zaheer Amani 8. Rights To Health & Access To Medicines in the Context of Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development Anis Ahmad 9. Patenting Jurisprudence in Biotechnology Law: A Comparative Perspective Faizanur Rahman Section IV: Cybernetics, Law & Public Policy 10. Information Technology & Cyber Crimes: Problems & Prospects Syed Shamimul Hasnat Azmi 11. Copyright Protection of Content on Websites: Legal Challenges Raman Mittal 12. Regulatory Mechanism and Challenges in Controlling Cyber Crimes Ram Prakash Sethi