Among the invited speakers, mention must be made of Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke, Professor of Strategy & Organisation at the Hasselt University (Belgium) and co-editor of “Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm”. Other distinguished invitees include Prof. V C Vivekanandan, IITKGP, Prof. Sudhir Jain, IIT Delhi, Prof. V.K. Unni, IIM Calcutta, Dr. Satish Tiwari, GE, Bangalore, Prof. Anuradha Maheshwari, NMIMS, Prof. Balu, University of Madras, Prof. Sunil Kunwar, DSE, Prof. T. Ramakrishna, NLSIU Bangalore, Prof. Sridhar, Nalsar Hyderabad, Mr. Parasuveera Uppara, Reliance Industries and Mr. Muzumdar, Patent Attorney, Mumbai.
Following is the preliminary schedule of the confluence:
Day 1 :: December 21, 2009
Presidential Address – MHRD on IPR Research
IPR Policy and Research – the philosophical & competitive need for an emerging innovation centric country?
Distinguished Invited Lecture:
Contemporary Research in IPR – The role of open innovation- Prof. Wim Vanhaverbeke, Hasselt University
Competitiveness of Indian industry and the role of IP – An economic perspective Research in IPR – Methodologies and how to go about it?
IPR Researchers Forum – break out session of individual research proposals / work with IP experts
Day 2 :: December 22, 2009
IP management Techniques – the role of technology in strategy
IP, Technological change and innovation
IP Education in India – learning and challenges
Panel Discussion: IP – Technology, Legal, Management – Education & Research
Roadmap breakout session
Changing Medium of expression and IP – the role of legal research
Showcasing the roadmap for IPR Research, Education & Management for India –next 5 years
Concluding Remarks / Certificates / best research design award / High Tea
SJMSOM invites Doctoral Students, Faculty, Researchers and Policy makers working in the area of Intellectual Property to present their research in this confluence. The subject matter of the paper can be in any area related to IP but should
• Present a particular focus on the most recent research on the chosen topic;
• Provide a critical appreciation, progress on the topic and opportunities for fresh theory-building; and
• Identify opportunities for research in the Indian context.
The selected presenters will get an opportunity to discuss their papers and to obtain constructive feedback. The copyrights will be held by the authors who will be free to publish them elsewhere. Papers should be submitted in MS Word format with full details of the author including affiliations, by email to ggouri[at]iitb.ac.in, latest by November 30, 2009. All papers will be subject to blind review by at least two referees and a decision conveyed to the authors by Dec 8, 2009.
All the participants will be divided into groups towards identifying the roadmap for IPR research in India. The confluence culminates with a collected representation of all the groups’ analysis over the two days. Research presenters are expected to register for the workshop and Students will be provided with a travel grant (IIIrd AC to and fro) and free accommodation.
Registration fee payable for Students :Rs. 1,000 and Others :Rs 2,000
DD payable at Mumbai to “The Registrar, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.”
The Spicy IP team wishes the confluence to be a success and encourages the readers to participate in it and avail of the opportunities presented.