SpicyIP Events

1. NAS Conference on Innovation in India and China:

For details on this upcoming conference by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington DC (Sept 24-25), please see here. Along with Prof Bhaven Sampat, I am presenting a paper on innovation in India.

Note the catchy title of the Conference: “The Dragon and the Elephant:Understanding the Development of Innovation Capacity In China and India”. I just wish that they’d used “tiger” instead of “elephant”:)

2. Workshop on ‘Trade and Barriers to Access to Medicines’

Centad is organising a four-day workshop on ‘Trade and Barriers to Access to Medicines’ at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, on October 9-12, 2007. For more details, see here

Access to medicines is one of the primary components of the right to health. However, realisation of this right is increasingly affected by national and international trade and economic policies.

While the public health policies of the government have an important bearing on access to medicines, the intellectual property regime, regulatory framework, research and development policies, business models of pharmaceutical companies, branding and pricing strategies and domestic and international trade in medicines also significantly impact access to medicines.

Centad is conducting this workshop to bring together groups and individuals working on public health to develop a shared understanding of the factors that impede the realisation of access to medicines in India.

Date: October 9, 2007
Time: 9.30 am
Place: NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India

Importantly, fellowships are being offered to students. As per the selection procedure interested students are required to submit a SOP (maximum 250 words) explaining why they are interested in attending this workshop, along with their CV at [email protected] And September 15, 2007 is the deadline for the submission of the SOP and resumes.

3. Chitra Katha – A Creative Commons, India Film Contest

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of India’s independence,
Creative Commons India is organizing a short film contest, on
‘Better governance Through Right To Information.’

September 05: Registration for contest starts
October 14: Closing of registration
October 25: Declaration of results on sites
October 27/28: Prize distribution ceremony during Avenues, IIT

For more details, see here.

4. Bangalore IT Conference: Leveraging the unique ecosystem and innovation hub in IT (Oct 2007)

For more details, see here

If any of you know of any upcoming conferences, events, please let us know.

Shamnad Basheer

Shamnad Basheer

Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer founded SpicyIP in 2005. He's also the Founder of IDIA, a project to train underprivileged students for admissions to the leading law schools. He served for two years as an expert on the IP global advisory council (GAC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2015, he received the Infosys Prize in Humanities in 2015 for his work on legal education and on democratising the discourse around intellectual property law and policy. The jury was headed by Nobel laureate, Prof. Amartya Sen. Professional History: After graduating from the NLS, Bangalore Prof. Basheer joined Anand and Anand, one of India’s leading IP firms. He went on to head their telecommunication and technology practice and was rated by the IFLR as a leading technology lawyer. He left for the University of Oxford to pursue post-graduate studies, completing the BCL, MPhil and DPhil as a Wellcome Trust scholar. His first academic appointment was at the George Washington University Law School, where he served as the Frank H Marks Visiting Associate Professor of IP Law. He then relocated to India in 2008 to take up the MHRD Chaired Professorship in IP Law at WB NUJS, a leading Indian law school. Later, he was the Honorary Research Chair of IP Law at Nirma University and also a visiting professor of law at the National Law School (NLS), Bangalore. Prof. Basheer has published widely and his articles have won awards, including those instituted by ATRIP, the Stanford Technology Law Review and CREATe. He was consulted widely by the government, industry, international organisations and civil society on a variety of IP issues. He also served on several government committees.

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