The National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is going to hold a National Symposium on Challenges to India’s Patent Regime on the 12th and 13th of April, 2008. The symposium is being organized by the Editorial Board of the National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) – NLS’s flagship journal formerly known as the Student Bar Review. The website can be accessed here. The concept note for the Symposium is available here. As per the website of the Symposium
The Symposium has been structured to discuss the cutting edge issues relating to the patent regime in India. Over four sessions, it looks to cover the theoretical justifications for patents, India’s role as a country which is a signatory to TRIPS, the contentious issue of pharmaceutical patents and finally an analysis of possible judicial attitudes towards patent law and legislation in India. The Symposium hopes to bring together an assembly of judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, patent attorneys from the USA, senior advocates, technical experts, ideologues as well as activists to facilitate constructive discussion of the issues set out and the best way forward for India’s patent law.
For more details you can contact Arghya Sengupta (Pronounced as Orgo Sengupta!), the Chief Editor of NLSIR at [email protected] or call him at 919886023232/919871668286. Incidentally Arghya has been awarded the Rhodes Scholarship for further studies at Oxford University.
Also, you can access the free archives of NLSIR over here. This journal carries some of the finest legal writing ever published in India and I strongly recommend it for anybody interested in Indian law.