SpicyIP Announcement: Brainstorming Session on Traditional Knowledge & Biodiversity

Patent Gurukul and Pravin Gandhi College of Law at Mumbai are hosting a ‘brainstorming’ session on ‘Traditional Knowledge & Biodiversity’ on February 15, 2013. The session will focus on the recent ‘Guidelines for Processing of Patent Applications Relating to Traditional Knowledge’ and its implications on the Biodiversity Act & Rules. The objective of this exercise as outlined in the press release below:
In view of the extreme approach adopted by the government which is highly detrimental to indigenous research, it is proposed to draft recommendations to the government based on views emerging in the brainstorming. The final recommendations are expected to provide impetus to value added research based on sustainable development of indigenous resources with practical benefit-sharing model. Professionals like Dr. D.B. Anantha Narayana are expected to participate. 
Experts in the field, researchers, innovators and students are likely to be mutually benefited by this brainstorming session. 
Registration Details: The registration fee for students (with IDs) is Rs. 200/- (incl. Patent Gurukul alumni) and for the rest it is Rs. 1,000/-. Press and media personnel are, however, exempted from registration fee. The last date for registration is February 13, 2013. Please note: spot registration will be subject to seat availability.
Date & Time: February 15, 2013 from 09.30 AM to 01:00 PM.
Venue: Moot Court Room, Pravin Gandhi College of Law, 8th Floor, Mithibai College Building, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai – 400 056.
Contact information: Call Sajeev at 022-40895454 or email at [email protected]

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