I have been working in the Indian Patent office for last 34 years and held various positions. Currently I am holding the post of Senior Joint Controller of Patents & Designs and Heading the Delhi Patent Office. I did post graduation in Organic Chemistry from Agra University Agra Uttar Pradesh. I have also studied Law from Delhi University and hold Master degree from Delhi University. I have also done Ph.D in the Intellectual Property Law also from Delhi University.
I have published several papers in various journals on the topic related to Intellectual property. When India joined WTO and TRIPS, I had actively participated in the process of amendment to the Patents Act 1970 in the year 1999,2002 and 2005 and revision in the Patents Rules.
I was also one of the members of task force constituted for Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) for protecting Indian Traditional Knowledge and played important role in designing the structure for electronically capturing the information in the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) and Traditional Knowledge Resource Classification (TKRC) by assigning the International Classification in order to make the TKDL searchable.
Conduct 6 months research study in Japan about utility model and its economic and technological significance to India under WIPO sponsored program. I have also widely traveled in many countries and visited their Patent offices to understand their IPR System. Details are given below.
Participated and delivered lectures in several international and national seminars, workshops and symposia organized in the filed of Intellectual Property Rights.
Played key role in the preparation of Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure (MPOPP), Patent Office Practice (POP for internal working, Examination guidelines for the inventions relating to Biotechnology, Traditional Knowledge and Pharmaceuticals.