Evaluating Indian Professionals Knowledge for Innovation and Need for Patent Education

  • Sonu Gupta Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, India
  • Ravinder Nath Bansal Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, India
  • Surender Pal Singh Sodhi Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, India
  • Gursimrat Kaur Brar Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, India
Keywords: Patent, Invention, Indian Patent System, Medical Methods, Patent Education, Health Care Professionals


The Patent system encourages invention, disclosure, and investment. Several patents are granted in medical sciences, but a misconception remains with health care professionals regarding criteria for patentability of their valuable invention. Though the Indian Patent system has promoted the progress of science and technology, its scope has not been extended to treatment procedures in medical and dental sciences. This research was conducted to assess the knowledge and awareness of health care professionals about the Indian patent system. The study was conducted to assess the awareness and knowledge of the Indian patent system and the need for patent education among professionals of different streams. This cross-sectional study was carried out among private practitioners of different streams (medical and dental, ayurvedic, and homeopathic). Results made a poor show of patent education and knowledge. Only 6% of participants had more than 50% knowledge regarding this topic. Since educational institutions are opting for accreditations. Research and innovation is an important criterion for that. This study highlighted that there is a great need for patent education for professional and institutional growth.


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Author Biographies

Sonu Gupta, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, India

A dedicated Clinical Research professional with focus on research inculcation among healthcare professionals and focus on teaching and high level research on Academic front. Her focus areas include clinical research and IPR. She has been assigned   for   teaching   research   and   pharmacology   to   students   of   Dental, Pharmaceutical and Nursing sciences. She has also been focusing on developing professional training programmes for healthcare professionals on subjects like National Accreditation of Board of Hospitals (NABH) Accreditation, Quality and Infection  control.  Dr  Gupta  has  been  focusing  on  high  quality  research  and majority  of  her  publications  are  in  Pubmed/Scopus  indexed  journals  and  is attached as reviewer in various journals.

Ravinder Nath Bansal, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, India

Dr  Bansal  completed  his  Graduation  from  Calicut  University  in  year  2000. Thereafter he did M.Phil in Hospital and Health Systems Management from BITS, Pilani followed by Ph.D. Apart from being a successful healthcare operations person  with  expertise  in  systems  development,  systematic  approach,  strategic planning, innovations, IT systems, financial management; he had been successful in turning around HCO’s. He has his special interest in IPR, quality certification and accreditation in healthcare. He is empanelled as assessor with NABH and NHSRC. On the academics front, he has been very active in contributing chapters in books, publications in international journals and has been providing training on healthcare management for post graduation studies. His first book was published during internship and has a turnover of thousands of copies every year.  He has been   actively   participating   in   imparting   awareness   session   on   quality   in healthcare. He is empanelled as trainer with many reputed organizations including for Indian Government National Quality Assurance Programme.

Surender Pal Singh Sodhi, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, India

Dr. Sodhi is working as Principal, Professor& HOD in DIRDS, Faridkot. He is practicing actively in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery since 25 years and in Dental Implant Surgery from last 17 years. Dr. Sodhi has more than 25 years of teaching experience in UG/PG Programmes. Dr. Sodhi is chief Investigator/Investigator of more than 5 research projects. He is Guide and co-guide of various original researches for more than 10 postgraduate students. Faculty/guest speaker at National/International FDI/State Conferences several times since more than 10 years. Dr. Sodhi has chaired more 50 scientific sessions at various state/National/International conferences.

Gursimrat Kaur Brar, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, India

Dr. Brar has more than 10 years after graduation in different departments of dentistry.   After   completing   Post-graduation   in   the   specialty   (Oral   and Maxillofacial Surgery), now practicing for more than 5 years in this institution Dr. Brar  is  involved  in  various  Research  projects,    involved  in  almost  all  the organizational work of the institution viz. NABH co-ordination committee, sports and cultural committee and other administrative works


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How to Cite
Gupta, S., Bansal, R. N., Sodhi, S. P. S., & Brar, G. K. (2021). Evaluating Indian Professionals Knowledge for Innovation and Need for Patent Education. Utamax : Journal of Ultimate Research and Trends in Education, 3(2), 68-79. https://doi.org/10.31849/utamax.v3i2.6904
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