Pratap Devarapalli

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Pratap Devarapalli

PhD Candidate

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Pratap Devarapalli is a Techno-legal expert and IP researcher. His research focuses on Intellectual Property issues in relation to Artificial Intelligence, 3D Bioprinting, Biosimilars and Systems Biology. Pratap joined the CLG and the Faculty of Law, UTAS in February 2019 as a PhD student to examine the Patenting aspects of 3D Bioprinted Tissues and Organs.

Pratap was an Invited Researcher at the Institute of Intellectual Property entrusted by the Japan Patent Office and Govt. of Japan in 2018. In 2017, he completed his Masters of Law (LLM) in Intellectual Property from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva and the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He is the recipient of the prestigious International Fellowship offered by WIPO. He had completed his Master's in Genomics from the Central University of Kerala, India and joined as a Research Fellow in CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology.

Pratap pursued his Postgraduate Diploma in Patinformatics from Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) in CSIR Unit of Research and Development of Information Products and worked as a Patent Researcher in the same. Simultaneously, he pursued his Postgraduate Diploma in Patent Law from National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR).


Patenting aspects of 3D Bioprinted Tissues and Organs: Proposing a Legal framework Model

Research focus areas

Intellectual Property issues in relation to Artificial Intelligence, 3D Bioprinting, Biosimilars and Systems Biology.


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  1. Pratap Devarapalli and Seema Soni. (2019). Design rights for Start-ups: Drawing a line of protection. International Journal of Innovation, 7(2), 312-320.
  2. Pratap Devarapalli, (2018). Machine Learning to Machine Owning: Redefining the Copyright Ownership from the perspective of Australian, US, UK and EU law, European Intellectual Property Review, 40 (11), 722-728.
  3. Seema Soni and Pratap Devarapalli. (2018). Patenting Therapeutic Methods: Statutes and Strategies. Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, 24(2), 54-58. DOI: 10.5912/jcb845.
  4. Pratap Devarapalli, Nishad D. P, Hirwani R. R, (2018).  Patenting Bioinformatics Inventions: Global Perspective, Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, 24(2), 54-60. DOI: 10.5912/jcb831.
  5. Khan, Nazir M., Abdul Haseeb, Mohammad Y. Ansari, Pratap Devarapalli, Sara Haynie, and Tariq M. Haqqi. 'Wogonin, a plant derived small molecule, exerts potent anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective effects through the activation of ROS/ERK/Nrf2 signaling pathways in human Osteoarthritis chondrocytes.' Free Radical Biology and Medicine 106 (2017): 288-301. (I.F. 5.98)
  6. Pratap Devarapalli, Nishad D. P, Hirwani R. R, (2016). Xylose Utilization in Ethanol Production: A Patent Landscape, Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining. DOI: 10.1002/bbb.1664 (I.F. 4.41)
  7. Pratap Devarapalli, Ranjith.N. Kumavath, Debmalya Barh, Vasco Azevedo, (2014). The conserved mitochondrial gene distribution in relatives of Turritopsis nutricula, an immortal jellyfish, Bioinformation, 10(9): 586-591.
  8. Ranjith Kumavath, Swaraj Prasad, Pratap Devarapalli, Debmalya Barh, (2014). In Silico Identification of Novel Candidate Drug Targets in Haemophilus Influenzae Rd KW20, InternationalJournal of Genetics and Genomics. 2 (4): 62-67. DOI: 10.11648/J.IJGG.20140204.13.
  9. Debmalya Barh, Pratap Devarapalli, Ranjith.N. Kumavath, et al., (2013). Globally conserved inter- species bacterial PPIs based conserved host-pathogen interactome in C. pseudotuberculosis, C.diphtheriae, M. tuberculosis, and Y. pestis: implementation in broad spectrum drug target identification, Journal of Integrative Biology, 5 (3):495-509. DOI: 10.1039/C2IB20206A. (I.F. 4.5)
  10. Kumavath RN, Pratap D, (2012). Comparative Network Analysis of Two- Component SignalTransducing Protein-Protein Interactions in Enterococcus faecalis Sp., J Proteomics Bioinform 5: 270-278. DOI:10.4172/JPB.1000249. (I.F. 2.5)
  11. Ranjith.N. Kumavath, Pratap D, (2012). Omics in Bioremediation: A Consolidated overview, Biotechnology (BTAIJ), Volume 6 (8, 9), 242-253.

Book Chapters

  1. Pratap Devarapalli and Ranjith N. Kumavath (2015). Metagenomics — A Technological Drift in Bioremediation, Advances in Bioremediation of Wastewater and Polluted Soil, Prof. Naofumi Shiomi (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-2165-7, InTech Publishers, Available from:
  2. Ranjith N. Kumavath and Pratap Devarapalli. (2013). Scientific Swift in Bioremediation: An Overview, Applied Bioremediation - Active and Passive Approaches, Dr. Yogesh Patil (Ed.), ISBN:978-953-51-1200-6, InTech Publishers, Available from:


Pratap Devarapalli (2019). Patent Inventorship and Ownership Issues on Inventions Developed by Humans using Artificial Intelligence, Published by The Foundation for Intellectual Property, Institute of Intellectual Property, Tokyo, Japan as a part of Collaborative Research Project on Harmonization of Industrial Property Right Systems Entrusted by the Japan Patent Office.