After the Bayh Dole Conference last year and the provocative discussions that it engendered, the NUJS IP Chair is collaborating this year with the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law.
A two-day Indo-European dialogue on “Innovation, Creativity and IP Policy”, will be held at NUJS on 19th and 20th November, 2010. The Conference is sponsored by Microsoft India (chief sponsor), K&S Partners and Altacit Global. The Workshop has lined up interesting speakers to take on some of the most challenging IP and competition issues. For poster, (designed by Indrajeet Sircar) see here . For schedule, see here.
The conference promises to provide good fodder for discussion and debate. So do hurry and register. An abbreviated version of schedule and speakers is mentioned below.
Day 1 – November 19th, 2010
Registration : 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Introduction and welcome: 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Session 1: Academic Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer: (10:00 am – 1:30 pm)
1. IP, Tech Transfer and Innovation Policy – The German Experience: Dr. Andrea Wechsler, Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law
3. Innovation and Tech Transfer in the Indian Agricultural sector: Ms. Mrinalini Kochupillai, Doctoral Candidate, International Max Planck Research School for Competition and InnovationSession 2: Alternatives to IP Regimes: (2:30 – 4:30 pm)
1. Open Access Drug Discovery (CSIR): Dr. Zakir Thomas, Open Source Drug Discovery, Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research, India
3. Recalibrating Pharmaceutical Innovation and IP policy: Prof. Shamnad Basheer, MHRD Chair in IP Law, NUJS KolkataDay 2 – November 20th, 2010
Session 1: Copyright, Creativity and Development: (9:30 am – 11:30 am)
1. Prof. Maxmilian Haedicke, Chair Professor of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg and Honorary Professor at NUJS, Kolkata
5. Mr. Ranjan Negi, Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., New DelhiSession 2: International Trade and Innovation Policy: (11:45 am – 1:45 pm)
1. TRIPS, FTAs and BITs: Impact on Domestic IP and Innovation Strategies in Developing Countries: Dr. Henning Grosse Ruse – Khan, Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law
3. Mr. Yogesh Pai, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, NLU, JodhpurSession 3: Competition Law and Innovation Policy: (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
1. Competition Law and Innovation Policy for Developing Countries: Dr. Mor Bakhoum, Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law
5. Ameet Datta, Partner, Luthra and Luthra Law Offices, New DelhiRegistration details
Registration fee for Academic / Research Institutions: Rs. 2000 /-
for Corporate and Others : Rs. 4000 /-
Registration fee has been waived for students registered for courses at any university.
*Note that the fee is inclusive of conference kit, lunch and coffee on both the days.
The registration fee may be sent by Cheque/DD in favour of “NUJS IP Chair” to Prof. Shamnad Basheer, NUJS, 12 LB Block, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 098.
Deadline for receipt of registration fee: November 1, 2010.
Further, all those who are interested in registering for the conference are requested to email Shayonee Dasgupta ([email protected]) indicating your name and designation by November 1, 2010.
Hurry and drop in emails soon! We promise you an exciting two days of lively IP, trade and competition law discussions.