With a shortfall in patent drafting specialists in a majority of the countries round the globe, patent outsourcing could be one area that could be tapped into.
Patent drafting is a very costly process, said Director of National Academy of Agricultural Research Management P.K. Joshi. “We can have that outsourced from the developed world.”
Mr. Joshi was speaking at a press conference to announce a Post Graduate Diploma course in Technology Management and Agriculture, jointly offered by University of Hyderabad and NAARM through distance mode. The two institutes signed a MoU to this effect recently. UoH Vice-Chancellor Seyed E Hasnain was also present.
Filled-in applications need to be submitted by December 15. Details 040-24600264/265, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.uohyd.ernet.in.