New Franklin Pierce Centre for IP opens at the University of New Hampshire School of Law


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The IP activities in the University of New Hampshire School of Law just got a boost with the new Franklin Pierce Centre for Intellectual Property that is scheduled to be formally inaugurated over September 30 and October 1, 2011. The inaugural ceremony is going to feature among other things a high-profile academic conference on IP and the Innovation System [involving current issues in patents, trademarks, and copyright, as well as property theories and security interests], a panel discussion and a formal event attended by legal luminaries and scholars from all over the country.

Justice Donald J. Horowitz, a renowned figure known for his insights into the manner in which new inventions and technological developments can be harnessed to ensure equal and fair access to justice for all, will deliver the keynote lecture, titled ‘From Information to Knowledge to Wisdom’. The panel discussion will consist of a panel of distinguished judges, such as Chief Judge Rader, Judge Pauline Newman, and Judge Arthur Gajarsa of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as a policy-makers’ panel, comprising the former US Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters and former Under-Secretary of Commerce for IP Jonathan Dudas, who is currently president of FIRST (an organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989 to develop ways to inspire students in engineering and technology fields).

The Spicy IP team congratulates the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property of adding yet another feather in its cap that is bound to facilitate its laudable goal of bringing together the leaders of the IP community to address issues of contemporary relevance surrounding IP and the innovation system.

Shouvik Kumar Guha

Shouvik Kumar Guha

Shouvik is at present employed as a Research Associate and a Teaching Assistant at The W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. He has obtained his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from NUJS itself and is also currently pursuing his LL.M. degree from the same university. From his very year at law school, he had been attracted towards the discipline of Intellectual Property and that interest has been kindled further in course of time. The interface between IP and other disciplines such as Economics, Anti-trust Law, Human Rights, World Trade Law and the technological developments relating thereto, has especially caught his attention since then. He’s authored several papers on issues relating to IP and other legal disciplines for journals, books, magazines and conferences in national as well as international levels. He is also currently co-heading an organization called Lexbiosis, which is an endeavor meant to facilitate the collaboration between the legal industry and academia.

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