One of my close friend and indeed a dedicated and knowledgeable patent professional, Sheetal Chopra has recently wrote an interesting reference book on patents particularly for readers preparing and appearing for patent agent qualifying examination. This is a commendable effort by her to provide students as well as professionals who are aspiring to become patent agent with relevant study material useful for preparing and qualifying patent agent examination. Sheetal is a qualified organic chemist and registered patent agent with rich experience in handling complex patent issues while working with India’s largest global generic company Ranbaxy before joining FICCI. At FICCI, she has been very instrumental in raising industry’s concerns regarding intellectual property laws and policies, and also bridging much-needed gap between industry and policy-makers. Notably, she is been actively involved in conducting and promoting various IP awareness seminars and workshops across the country.
Her book surely will be of great resource for readers which not only explain the substantive and procedural patent laws in detail but also provide model answers to previous years’ question papers and useful tips on the viva voce. I am grateful to Sheetal for considering and giving me an opportunity to review her book before going into publication. And it is must recommended for those who are keen to understand Indian patent laws and looking to appear for patent agent qualifying examination. The book is published by LexisNexis the details of which can be found here.