Providing Legal Advice and Protecting Property

This book provides information for upcoming legal professionals who desire to pursue a career in this area, as well as useful advice for those who are already employed in the sector on how to take advantage of opportunities both within and outside of their current organisations.

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INTRODUCTION

Law is not merely a job- it’s a profession. A law degree significantly broadens one’s employment options by enabling one to practice law in more places and a larger range of capacities. Depending on the area of specialisation, different lawyers have different roles and obligations in biotechnology. Creating legal business agreements, drafting patents and pending applications, litigating, offering legal counsel, etc. The legal profession is crucial to biotechnology. They carry out transactions, offer legal and commercial advice, and form organisations. Additionally, they handle a company’s patents, copyrights, and trademarks as well as other intellectual property (IP).

This Book involves all the profession-related details for a Law Aspirant or working professional.

Topics Involved:

  1. Corporate and Transactional Law
  2. Importance of Law in Biotechnology and Drug Development
  3. Career tracks in Law
  4. Law Roles and Responsibilities
  5. A typical day in Law
  6. Salary and Compensation
  7. Pros and Cons of the Job
  8. Greatest Challenges on the job
  9. How to Excel in Law
  10. Potential in Law
  11. Landing a Job in Law

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The Importance of Patents.

Making a profit is one of the most important and difficult goals in the life sciences industry. One way to enhance profitability is to possess the right, for a limited time, to exclude others from making and using a product; this right comes from having patent protection. Patent law is instrumental in protecting such investments, and it provides the framework in which the life science industry prospers.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cheshta Sharma, co-founder and director of the Indian Institute of Patent and Trademark (IIPTA).

She is a successful businesswoman and a well-known intellectual property teacher in India. She holds a diploma in intellectual property from the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).

Through her organization, she has created unique work-study programs to educate students about the principles of intellectual property and assist them in identifying their abilities and knowledge.

so that they get recruited by MNCs and the best IP firms in India. She has completed her 13th year of educating graduates about intellectual property rights while successfully running her firm.