SpicyIP Conferences: AIPPI Conf in India and EGA forum in Brussels


1. “National Seminar on Protection, Enforcement and Leveraging of Intellectual Property”: Organised by the Indian Group of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) from 9th February to 10th February 2008 at The Hans Hotel, New Delhi.

The Seminar addresses topics in the field of Intellectual Property in India. World-renowned speakers have already confirmed their attendance at the seminar to share their experiences in India and globally. For more details on this conference, please see here

2. 4th EGA (European Generic Association) legal affairs forum: Brussels, Jan 30, 2008. This will deal with patent issues in so far as they relate to pharmaceuticals (generics). For more details, see here

Shamnad Basheer

Shamnad Basheer

Prof (Dr) Shamnad Basheer founded SpicyIP in 2005. He is currently the Honorary Research Chair of IP Law at Nirma University and a visiting professor of law at the National Law School (NLS), Bangalore. He is 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 Professor Basheer joinedAnand 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. Prof Basheer has published widely and his articles have won awards, including those instituted by ATRIP and the Stanford Technology Law Review. He is consulted widely by the government, industry, international organisations and civil society on a variety of IP issues. He also serves on several government committees.

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