Hanumanth Rao is Senior Manager, Intellectual Property, at ICRISAT, Hyderabad. He also helps in implementing ICRISAT’s Intellectual Property policy.
He has a Masters in Business Laws from National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Patent Law from the Institute of Intellectual Property Studies (IIPS), Mumbai. He has been serving ICRISAT in various capacities since 1988, and is a Member of the Due Diligence Committee and Secretary to the Risk Management Committee.
He was instrumental in setting up the IP Office at ICRISAT in 2002 and did his internship at the CGIAR Central Advisory Service (CAS). He is the IP Focal Point to the CGIAR Consortium and represents ICRISAT at various national and international IP fora.
Expertise in: Transactional work, patents, trademarks, ITPGRFA and biological diversity