Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights sponsored by DBT , India

Be a Technology Maverick to understand IPRs

Going back memory lane is always special. We discussed about silver lining difference between discovery and innovation. Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights sponsored by DBT was an enriching experience to share with budding Botany students from University of Delhi as to how IPRs can be harnessed in time to come.

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IPR link: Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights sponsored by Department of Biotechnologyy

What I believe in recent years is simple MANTRA

“Learning curve is non-linear curve”.

About the Intellectual Property Rights Workshop

 The creativity and innovations in science and technology are the major drivers for the socioeconomic growth of developed and developing countries in this 21st century.  To get intellectual rights for such new inventions, techniques, models, plant varieties, chemical compounds, drugs and etc. and selling these rights to other countries/company/organizations could elevate the economic status of the nation.

 The major aim of this workshop is to create an awareness among young minds about the basic concepts of IPR, Patents, Copyrights, Trademark, protection of plant varieties/traditional knowledge and their claims.

 Also aims at establishing a basic level of understanding about the laws, rules and regulations related to IPR.

Organized by PHYTOMICS-THE BOTANICAL SOCIETY Department of Botany Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences (University of Delhi) Sector-2, Dwarka, New Delhi 110 075 (Accredited ‘A’ Grade by NAAC)

Who can attend the Intellectual Property Rights Workshop?

Undergraduate and postgraduate students, Research Scholars, Scientists, Post Docs, Faculties and entrepreneurs

Understanding science with hawk eye legal approach is new skill set which needs to be instilled at academia level. For conducting more such workshops get in touch to know more as to how we can facilitate the IPR training at your institution.

About the speakers

Dr. Arun Kumar Maurya, Ph.D., is an author of a great book titled Basic Intellectual Property Rights Law Concept and Cases (ISBN: 978-93-83281-15-9). He completed his M.Sc. and M.Phil. from University of Delhi and Ph.D. in Botany from C.C.S. University, Meerut. He holds a degree in Law and Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Right Law, and Environmental Law course from National Law, University of India (NLUI), Bangalore, India. He has published several scientific research articles, chapters in books and books. Presently he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany, Multanimal Modi PG College, Ghaziabad. India. He is constantly giving motivation and /or awareness to young students about the laws, rules and regulations related to intellectual property rights through his thought provoking lectures at various seminars, workshops and conferences in Colleges/Universities across India.

Ms. Prity Khastgir is a founder and CEO of the Tech Corp International Strategist (TCIS) India. She completed her post graduation in Biotechnology and LLB from University of Rajasthan. She also completed an entrepreneurship course from Indian School of Business (ISB). She is an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) expert. She is a certified mediator for commercial dispute and negotiator in India. She published her work in BBC world, Nature groups, Business world and BioSpectrum Asia. She had a work experience with US law firm in New York. She is expertise in the areas of IP portfolio research,cross-border technology transactions, licensing agreements, product clearance, freedom-to-operate, patent infringement & invalidity analysis, research & opinions.

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Trends in Tissue Engineering in 2018 * Opportunity & Innovations in the field of Regenerative Medicine

Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine Patent Trends 2018

The field of regenerative medicine has exploded in the last decade. Regenerative medicine is a new way to cure patients besides traditional medicine and surgery. Regenerative medicine harnesses, in a clinically targeted manner, the ability of stem cells (i.e., the unspecialized master cells of the body) to renew themselves indefinitely and develop into mature specialized cells.

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What will be the Future Trends in Genomics?

The current clinical strategy primarily focuses on treating the symptoms of the disease. But with the rise in chronic diseases and organ failure, there is a large opportunity for regenerative medicines. Regenerative medicine is the future to treat current ailments. Stem cells have the ability to divide indefinitely, and to specialize into specific types of cells therefore, the regenerative medicine seeks to replace tissue or organs that have been damaged by disease, trauma, or congenital issues with the goal to cure previously untreatable injuries and diseases.


Stem cell therapy has been in development since the 1950s, and since then, new advancements and innovations in the field of regenerative medicines are coming up to provide solutions to some of the most challenging medical problems faced by humankind.  Regenerative medicines include pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, cell therapies and some non-cell based treatments and have some of the most fascinating opportunities and hopes in regards to previously incurable diseases.

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Recent Patents filed in the field of “REGENERATIVE MEDICINE” domain

International Patent number WO/2017/221155 titled “AUTOMATED CELL PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS” was filed by GENESIS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED having a patent publication date: 28 Dec 2017. The patent innovation provides systems and methods for automated cell processing of biological samples. The biological samples are the cells for use in cell therapy and regenerative medicine.

Systems for automated processing of batches derived from biological samples includes a closed and sterile enclosure; a plurality of reagent containers; at least one reagent dispenser; a quality control module for analyzing at least one characteristic of a batch; a harvesting module; a robotic module; and a control unit (CU) communicatively coupled to the at least one reagent dispenser, the quality control module, the harvesting module and the robotic module for controlling the automatic processing of batches. The automatic processing may be executable without handling by a human operator. The system may be configured to automatically process the plurality of batches without cross-contamination between batches, e.g., under GMP conditions.

International Patent number WO/2017/205541 titled “GROWTH-FACTOR NANOCAPSULES WITH TUNABLE RELEASE CAPABILITY FOR BONE REGENERATION” was filed by THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA having a patent publication date 30 Nov 2017.

The International Patent relates to growth factors are of great potential in regenerative medicine. However, their clinical applications are largely limited by short in vivo half-lives and a narrow therapeutic window. Thus, a robust controlled release system remains an unmet medical need for growth-factor-based therapies. A nanoscale controlled release system (degradable protein nanocapsule) is provided via in-situ polymerization on growth factor. The release rate can be finely tuned by engineering the surface polymer composition. Improved therapeutic outcomes are achieved with the growth factor nanocapsules, as illustrated in spinal cord fusion mediated by bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) nanocapsules.

3. WO/2017/223373


Assignee: CITY OF HOPE

Publication Date: 28 Dec 2017


Disclosed herein are methods of treating Canavan disease in a subject through restoring ASPA enzymatic activities in the subject by expressing exogenous wild type ASPA gene in the brain of the subject. Also disclosed are a process of producing neural precursor cells, including NPCs, glial progenitor cells and oligodendroglial progenitor cells, which express an exogenous wild type ASPA gene and the neural precursor cells produced by this process.

Patent validity litigation will be more in Genomics.

4. WO/2017/218846



Publication Date: 21 Dec 2017


The present disclosure relates to cannabinoid compositions used in combination with stem cell therapies. These compositions can be encapsulated (e.g., microencapsulated). In particular, these compositions can be administered to a subject, such as through oral consumption or topical treatment.

5. US 20170296587



Publication Date: 19 Oct 2017


Disclosed are compositions of matter, protocols, and methods of treatment of neurological manifestations using stem cells, stem cell stimulators, and combination treatments. In one embodiment, a patient suffering neurological manifestations of a viral infection is administered a therapeutically active dose(s) of mesenchymal stem cells at a frequency and concentration sufficient to induce amelioration, remission or cure of neurological manifestations.

6. US 9763877

Title: Adult and neonatal stem cell therapy to treat diabetes through the repair of the gastrointestinal tract

Assignee: EndoCellutions, Inc.

Publication Date: 19 Sep 2017


The anatomic and functional arrangement of the gastrointestinal tract suggests an important function of this organ is its ability to regulate the trafficking of metabolites as well as control the equilibrium between tolerance and immunity through gut-associated lymphoid tissue, the neuroendocrine network, and the intestinal epithelial barrier. Combining nucleated cells from various tissues and introducing them directly into the small intestine will have a positive effect on diabetes.

7. WO/2017/189842



Publication Date: 2 Nov 2017


The invention provides methods for treating a patient suffering from a disease or condition or age-related symptom that is caused by stem cell dysfunction or increased senescence. The methods comprise administering to the patient a composition comprising extracellular vesicles obtained from stem cells or serum of a subject that is younger or healthier than, and of the same species as, the patient.

8. US 9821026

Title: Use of RET agonist molecules for haematopoietic stem cell expansion protocols and transplantation therapy and a RET agonist kit

Assignee: Instituto de Medicina Molecular

Publication Date: 21 Nov 2017


The present disclosure relates to the use of RET, a transmembrane tyrosine kinase receptor, agonist molecules for Haematopoietic Stem Cell (HSC) expansion protocols and HSC transplantation therapy.

RET signaling molecules are expressed by HSCs and Ret ablation leads to reduced HSC numbers. RET signals provide HSCs with critical Bcl2 and Bcl2l1 surviving cues, downstream of p38/MAP kinase and CREB activation. Accordingly, enforced expression of RET downstream targets, Bcl2 or Bcl2l1, is sufficient to restore the activity of Ret null progenitors in vivo. Remarkably, activation of RET improves HSC survival or maintenance and in vivo transplantation efficiency, thus opening new horizons to the usage of RET agonist in HSC expansion and transplantation protocols.

Additionally, the present disclosure describes a kit comprising RET agonist molecules, to be used in HSC expansion protocols and transplantation therapy.

Prity Khastgir and her team of thinking geeks provides patent research Litigation Research services for global clients for over a decade. Intellectual property strategy for regenerative medicine for research worldwide research organisations. Our patent attorneys and patent agents in India specialize in biotech disciplines, including proteomics, tissue engineering & environmental biology. The research attorneys, patent agents, and thinking geeks include experienced client advocates representing a scope of disciplines from across the biotech sector in India.

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Renewable Innovations will use AI & Iot Patents to Provide Best Sustainable Systems

Enlightening panel discussion with Pranav Mehta. Need of the hour is to use #AI parameters to study renewable innovations to increase the production by studying #bigdata #Strategy #askpatentexpert

 Over the years, Renewable Innovations in solar, wind and other renewable power sources is booming worldwide, especially in China, and is now eclipsing that in fossil fuels. Number of renewable-energy patents were filed before WIPO in 2011.

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Market adaptation of Renewable Innovations

Renewable Innovations to Make Earth a Better Planet

The solution to the sustainable business solution to utilise renewable innovations across the globe is the usage of technologies like VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies which can be used to solve real human problems. By providing new, immersive ways of accessing big data they can enhance human learning experience, expand intellectual understanding of complex systems and improve how we interact with one another. Development of Grid Connected and Off-grid Roof-Top Solar Photovoltaic and Small Solar Power Plants with use of Iot based technologies is the need of the hour.

Solar Power History in India

India represents a fast growing economy and has ever increasing demand of energy. Recognising need to develop additional energy supply options, the Indian Government has laid strong emphasis on renewable energy.

Solar energy is regarded as one of the fastest growing clean technologies in recent years.

The Government of India has launched Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) which now has a target of 100,000 MW of grid solar power by 2022, out of which grid connected rooftop Solar PV systems is considered as very potent area and has a target of 40,000 MW. To achieve energy security and for having good optics, it is envisaged to develop solar rooftop projects on large scale by utilising vacant roofs of buildings and adjoining lands of the campus.

One has to understand Renewable Energy Initiatives

“Patent System” includes the integrated assembly of photovoltaic panels, mounting, assemblies, inverters, converters, metering, lighting fixtures, transformers, ballasts, disconnects, combiners, switches, wiring devices and wiring, and all other material comprising the Installation Work. Innovation is the key and we at TCIS take pride in providing solutions to protect renewable innovations internationally.

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  • PCT Filings & Patent Advisory
  • IP Commercialization
  • IP Strategic Support
  • Multi Country Filings

IP portfolio research, cross-border technology transactions, licensing agreements, product clearance, freedom-to-operate, patent infringement & invalidity analysis, research & opinions. Core practice includes patent drafting, patent searches (patent analytics), PCT National phase patent prosecution in India (drafting office action responses for USPTO, EPO


Freedom to operate FTO Patent Searches for Technology Driven #Business Models

BE SMART Don’t Litigate: Freedom to operate FTO #Patent Searches for Technology Driven #Business Models

Freedom to operate FTO Patent Opinion will provide legal eye view of launching tech driven product in the market. Freedom to Operate Research executed by patent attorney can facilitate the process to launch a New Product in the Market with ease. Parameter like determining legal status of the granted patent to determine FTO of invention is necessary to take next step of action.

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Freedom to operate FTO opinion to avoid patent litigation See holistic & synergistic way of doing technology driven business. Your intellect & our expertise

“Many people come up with great innovative ideas! But defining the idea to make it an asset that can ultimately be protected makes a difference!”


Freedom to operate FTO patent opinion by an experienced patent attorney is very crucial for a technology driven company in the fourth industrial revolution.

It is very daunting to visualise that commercializing your technology driven product or method will involve considerable expense for product development, market forecasting, advertising or other commercialization tasks in addition to the patent litigation cost without Freedom to operate FTO patent opinion.

Therefore, mitigating risk and risk management is very important. The risk of being blocked from making, using, selling, or importing your product or method can best be managed by performing a Freedom to Operate (FTO) investigation early in product development to provide a roadmap that can help you steer clear of such risks.

Freedom to operate FTO  processes performed by the patent attorney who is also a strategist can help minimize patent litigation risk.

To get a patent granted for your medical device invention or idea in India or the United States, you must file a patent application with the respective Patent Office. Remember patent rights are territorial in nature. If you seek protection in US then the patent specification has to be filed before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

We at Tech Corp International Strategist (TCIS, India) can help you determine if your invention is patentable. Our team of Patent attorneys have expertise in worldwide Patent analysis, Patent portfolio and landscaping besides Prior art searching, validity searches, Freedom to Operate report and Reporting patent Infringement for granted patents. Get patent search consultancy services from our experienced team of patent lawyers.

Prity Khastgir founder at Tech Corp International Strategist, India and law firm partner at Tech Corp Legal LLP.  Prity Khastgir is a techno-savvy patent attorney in India with 12 yrs++ of experience working with clients across the globe. Her areas of expertise are IP portfolio research, cross-border technology transactions, licensing agreements, product clearance, freedom-to-operate, patent infringement & invalidity analysis, research & opinions.

Currently, she helps startups to raise funds, assists foreign companies to find right business partners in India. She also assists enterprises to enter and find the right angels, and VCs in Malaysia, Singapore, US, UK, Japan and India.

For further information on patents and patent filing in India connect with our highly skilled and experienced patent lawyers and IP strategists.

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