NUJS Conference on Indian "Bayh Dole": Please Register Soon

As announced earlier, we have a full day conference on the proposed Indian “Bayh Dole” bill on the 12th of September. The final schedule is listed on the SpicyIP website.

I want to thank Indrajeet Sarcar and Ashish Alexander, two brilliant “designer” students of NUJS for giving us such fabulous art work.

Registration is free–and so is the lunch (challenging the prevailing economic assumption that “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch”). But if you wish to attend, please try and register before the 7th of September by emailing Prakruthi Gowda at prakruthipgowda[at] Just so that we have some idea of the numbers and can place the appropriate orders for beverages and lunch.

Since the last program, we’ve added a number of interesting panelists at the last session, which promises to be fun.

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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.


  1. Anonymous

    Would it be possible to view the presentations that were made at the conference over the weekend on the Indian “Bayh Dole” Bill?


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