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.