Untangling the Knot of Intellectual Property in Power Engineering: Powering Up Innovation in India

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Deevanshu Shrivastava, Apoorva Dixit


Power engineering technology is a field focused on the practical application of scientific and engineering principles to create, transmit, and utilize electrical power in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner. It encompasses a wide range of areas, including the design, operation, and maintenance of power plants, transmission and distribution grids, and renewable energy systems. Power engineering technicians play a vital role in ensuring the smooth functioning of this complex infrastructure. They work with various equipment, from high-pressure boilers and turbines in power plants to transformers and control systems in electricity grids. Their responsibilities include monitoring system performance, troubleshooting technical issues, implementing maintenance procedures, and adhering to safety regulations. The field is constantly evolving with advancements in renewable energy integration, smart grid technologies, and energy storage solutions. Effective management of intellectual property rights is crucial in this sector to foster innovation and protect these advancements, ultimately contributing to a sustainable and efficient future of power generation and distribution. The power sector is undergoing a rapid transformation, driven by advancements in renewable energy sources, smart grid technologies, and energy storage solutions. These innovations hold immense potential for a more sustainable and efficient energy future. However, intellectual property rights (IPR) play a critical role in fostering innovation and ensuring fair returns for inventors and developers. This research paper analyses the key IPR issues specific to power engineering technology, explores their impact on technological advancement, and proposes potential solutions for a more balanced and effective IPR landscape.

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