Mr. Shashank Mauria
Independent IP Practitioner
Former Assistant Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Dr Shashank Mauria was a scientist in Indian Council of Agricultural Research for over 40 years. He had his long innings as its Assistant Director General for Intellectual Property and International Relations, therein bringing new dimensions of intellectual assets management and international collaboration. He has been associated with seed R&D issues including plant varieties and farmers’ rights, biodiversity law, plant patents and GM crops. Earlier, his research work included plant variety identity requirements in IP regime. He also possesses a law degree, and is now an independent IP practitioner.