International Conference on ‘Ease of Doing IP Intensive Business in India’

Innovations in agriculture are important for improving farm productivity, farmers` income, and food nourishment. Modern scientific research has a lot to offer but it needs large investments.  And for this to be meaningful and sustainable, the return on investment has to be attractive.  IPR laws in various countries have tried to strike a balance with the public interest to ensure farmers` well being. In order to develop new models of agriculture based on latest technologies such as biotechnology, artificial intelligence, modern agriculture practices, and regulatory processes to enhance productivity, a new paradigm needs to be revisited time and again to meet the global agriculture needs.  

The setting up of a regulatory framework which helps new technologies to be deployed in the field remains a challenge in many countries. It is time to take steps to consolidate employment in the sector by adopting scientific and technological means. More investments are required to be pumped in but that would largely depend on how effectively we can protect new inventions and convert them into innovations.  

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and the IP Department organized a two day conference as ‘4th International Conference on IPR’ with the theme of ‘Ease of Doing IP Intensive Business in India’ on 8th and 9th October.  

The opening speech was given by Ms. Archana Shanker, Senior Partner and Head of the Department Patents and Designs, Anand and Anand as Session Chair. Later, Dr. Arvind Kapur, Vice Chairman of the Federation of Seed Industry of India and CEO, Accent Hyveg Pvt Ltd expressed his view point on the growth of the seed industry. The views of Dr. Kapur were live on the Facebook Pages of Krishi Jagran (Hindi portal). Shri. Rajvir Singh Rathi, Head Agricultural Policy & Stakeholder Affairs Crop Science Division Bayer Crop Science Limited was also present in the conference. 

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