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Call for Chapters for the Edited Book on Patent, Traditional Knowledge and Biotechnology Law: Policy & Practice

Law Mantra is pleased to announce the Call for Chapters in the Edited Book on "Patent, Traditional Knowledge, Biotechnology Law: Policy & Practice".

Concept Note:
Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind; products born from our thoughts and intellect and encompasses most notable forms of assets envisaged by our minds, such as inventions, literary works, artistic works, songs and music, trademarks, designs and names and images purposed for industrial use. The concept of intellectual property arose from the imperative need to devise some form of mechanization to protect creations of the mind and thought.

Sub-Themes:

  • Conceptual Understanding of Patent
  • New Development And Challenges in IPR under Patent Law
  • Biotechnology patents and the problem of non-obviousness
  • Nanotechnology and Patent process
  • Indian Patent Act: its Implications for World Pharmaceutical Trade
  • Pharmaceutical patenting in India-problem of public access to health
  • Patenting software related inventions: trends in UK and US
  • Patent policy and medical procedures: is there any justification for granting of patents?
  • Novelty as criteria of patentability-study of UK, US and Indian Position
  • A study of patent system in India in the light of the Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Role of IPR in Life Science industries
  • Determining Novelty of the claimed Invention: study of US and Indian Patent system
  • Patent and Transfer of Technology
  • Prior use and prior publication as obstacles or patenting of inventions
  • Bioinformatics and Intellectual Property
  • Patenting of Living organisms under the European Patent Convention
  • Nanotechnology and Patent process: response by Patent Offices?
  • Conceptual Understanding of Traditional Knowledge
  • Biotechnology & new regime in IPR
  • Conceptual Understanding of Biotechnology Law
  • Biotechnology patenting and bio-diversity protection: resolving conflict
  • The role of IPR in protection of Biodiversity
  • Protection of Micro Organism- International Prescriptions

Note: These Themes are not exhaustive; Authors are open to work on any topic related to Patent Law, Traditional Knowledge, Biotechnology Law.

Who should submit?
Interested Professors, Researchers, Practitioners, Students are invited to submit Book Chapters. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind peer review basis. Authors are encouraged to include original works. Please submit your chapter and a brief personal biography. Your Chapter should also include a chapter title. After careful review of all Chapters, the editorial board will contact individuals. Questions and comments should be directed to aditya@lawmantra.org. The research chapters should be a comprehensive review of contemporary relevant legal issues mentioned above. The word limit for the submission is 4000-10000 words. All Submissions must be accompanied by a Covering letter stating the title of the paper, author's full name, name of institution and the author's contact details. Submission must be in MS Word doc., Font- Times New Roman.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstract (Minimum 300 Words) Along with 5 Minimum Keywords, along with final paper should be send by 15th November, 2020.
  • The title of the paper should be followed by Name, Designation, Name of the Organization / University / Institution and Email address. It is mandatory to mention Email address, as all future correspondence will be through it;
  • Name and details of Co-author, if any;
  • Chapter: Chapter should be in Times New Roman 12 point font and double spaced. Main Title should be in full capitals, bold and centered 12 point font. Sub-titles should be in sentence case, bold and 12 point font. Author's names should be in small capitals and centered 12 point font Footnotes should be in Times New Roman 12 point font;
  • Citation Format: Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should conform to Indian Law Institute, New Delhi style
  • Submission of the abstract: A covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s) and address, designation, institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript and contact information (email, phone, etc.) is compulsory to submit. All submissions must contain an abstract of not more than 300 words with 5 Minimum Keywords;
  • Originality of Manuscripts: All the contributions should be the original work of the contributors and should not have been submitted for consideration in any other Publication. Any plagiarized work will be out-rightly rejected; Plagiarism more than 15% will strictly be rejected.
  • Copyright: The contributions presented to and accepted for publication and the copyrights therein shall be the Intellectual Property of Law Mantra Trust;
  • The title of the Chapter should be followed by Name, Designation, Name of the Organization / University / Institution and Email address. It is mandatory to mention Email address, as all future correspondence will be through it;
  • Name and details of Co-author, if any;
  • The paper should be typed in MS WORD format (preferably 2007 or 2010);
  • The paper must be in single column lay out with margins justified on both sides;
  • The length of paper should not be below 4,000 words (including footnotes) and Should not Exceed more than 10,000 (Including Footnotes);
  • All Contribution must be submitted to aditya@lawmantra.org.

How to Submit?

  • All submissions are to be made via e-mail as word documents (preferably Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010). Authors can submit their manuscripts to Editors at aditya@lawmantra.org

Submission Deadline:

  • Submission of Final paper is 15th November, 2020 (11:59 P.M)
  • Authors who do not follow these guidelines may have their submission returned to them without being reviewed.

Contact:
Phone: +91-8860257167
Email: aditya@lawmantra.org
Website: www.lawmantra.org

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