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Webinar on “India’s quest for technological self-reliance in the context of her record with respect to patenting”

A Webinar on ‘India’s quest for technological self-reliance in the context of her record with respect to patenting,’ was presented by Professor Sunil Mani, Director and RBI Chair Professor, CDS on Friday, the 31st of July 2020, 11 AM through 12.30 PM. The webinar was moderated by Professor Kazuyuki Motohashi, University of Tokyo.

Abstract: There has been a renewed call for enhancing the country’s technological self-reliance. This is in view of the increasingly protectionist tendencies by some of India’s major trading partners and the increasing political tension with one of her leading trading partners, namely China. One of the crucial requirements for achieving technological self-reliance is investments in R&D and ownership of knowledge assets in the form of patents. The paper undertakes a detailed survey of India’s patenting record both within the country and abroad and shows that despite proactive policies the country’s patenting record is lacklustre and needs to be improved.