Research Planning and Business Development : R.S. Praveen Raj » Resume

Areas of Specialization

Intellectual Property Management, Technology Transfer, Patent mapping, Patent drafting, Traditional Knowledge (TK) Documentation, Technology Forecasting, Patent search, TK legislation, IP litigation, Policy research, Project Management, R&D Planning and Business Development, Strategic alliance, Negotiations and MoU/Agreements, Training and HR Management, Budgeting and fund management, Marketing of Knowledgebase and Technologies, Socio-economic Impact study

Born on 31 March 1979, He hails from Anad panchayat in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala State, India. Joined NIIST on 8th November 2004 and is responsible for Intellectual Property Management, Business Development, Technology Transfer and Human Resource Management. Holds a Post-graduate degree(M.Tech) in Power Systems Engineering(EEE) from University of Kerala.

Started his career as an Electrical & Electronics Engineer and changed to R & D Management Profession later. Alumnus of College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram

Worked closely with Government of Kerala (India) in devising IPR Policy of Kerala of 2008, which addresses the concerns on Traditional Knowledge protection

Inspired and Guided Dr. Shashi Tharoor MP to introduce ‘Protection of Traditional Knowledge Bill, 2016’ (282 of 2016) in Indian Parliament, which was tabled in Lok Sabha on 10.03.2017

Functioning as a member of advisory committee on Intellectual Property Rights(AC-IPR) of KSCSTE (Dept. of Science and Technology ,Kerala) which is the apex body of all Science affairs in Kerala

Worked as Examiner of Patents & Designs (prior to joining CSIR) in Indian Patent office – Chennai branch, which is under Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications (Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India) from 20.05.2002 to 05.11.2004

Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Traditional and Folk Practices (JTFP), ISSN 2278-5906 published by Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI), Thiruvananthapuram under KSCSTE.


Member of the panel of technology experts (technology angels) of Kerala Technopark’s Technology-Business Incubator (TBI) for PRISM projects of DST and TePP projects of DSIR


Apprenticed Power Systems Management and Supervision in Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (ISRO), Thiruvananthapuram for one year before joining Patent Office.

Worked as Electrical Engineering Supervisor Trainee in a private firm in Trivandrum for one year.

Have delivered many invited lectures on IPR, Right To Information Act, Human Resource Development and Technology Transfer in many parts of the country.

Have been associated in the process of making IPR compulsory in the curriculum of University/School education in Kerala , syllabus design and setting up of institutions

Actively involved in the crusade against misuse of IPR legislations, commercialization of religious faith, monopolizing common dishes etc.

Member of the team, which devised the IPR Curriculum of PG diploma of NAARM, Hyderabad, an ICAR laboratory

Member in the first and second national consultations on ‘IPR & Traditional Knowledge’ held in Bangalore and New Delhi in 2009 for shaping a framework of legislation for Traditional Knowledge protection, which was submitted to Dr. Jairam Ramesh, then Union Minister for Environment and Forest (MoEF)

Was Invited to attend a discussion meeting on ‘Science, Innovation and Discussion Policy for SAARC Countries’ in INSA, New Delhi during February 13 – 17, 2017

Member of Patent Cell in the Directorate of Ayurveda Medical Education under Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt. of Kerala since 22.11.2006 vide G.O. (Rt) 3377/2006/H&FWD dated 22.11.2006

Best five publications in the Last twelve years

Best ten papers published in conference/seminar proceedings in last 12 years

Videos of Lectures

 

Introductory remarks about Law to protect Traditional Knowledge in the international Seminar on TK held in NUALS, Kochi on 21-23 October, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWt9qPnq110

About IPR in General:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSK-aqBmvNU

About patent Law:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxhMIUvmjI&feature=youtu.be

Presentation about RTI in the website of ‘National Federation of Information Commissions in India’
http://www.nfici.org/pdfs/rti_presentations/rti_act_2005_p_raj.pdf

Some select ‘News report’ citations