We are very pleased to bring to you information regarding regarding Managing IP’s India IP and Innovation Forum 2014 scheduled to be held on February 26 at the Le Meridian Hotel in New Delhi. The details as provided by the organizers are below.
Is compulsory licensing destroying India’s IP infractructure from within?
As India’s sophistication in IP protection grows stronger year-on-year, so too do the concerns about the governments distorted balance between IP protection and public interest. Following amendments to section 3 (d) and in light of the Novartis case the dominant question is: Will compulsory licensing be the new norm in India, and will it spread to other industries? If yes, the impact on investment in the local economy will be detrimental, and many already feel the very real impact of IP holders losing trust in the government. However, while finding the correct balance between promoting business and social responsibility proves difficult for the government, industry leaders are inherently looking for new strategies to navigate this country which makes life of IP holders increasingly difficult.
Join SpicyIP‘s very own Shamnad Basheer in discussing strategies with other leading IP experts as well as get a free training on IP protection in India, the EU and USA at Managing IP’s annual India IP & Innovation Forum. The India IP & Innovation Forum will be held at the Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi on February 26, and if you are in the region, feel free to join the discussion. For those less involved in pharma, panels on software, technology patenting and copyright will be covered as well throughout the day.
As usual, attendance is free for in-house counsel, academics and R&D professionals and you can register under: http://www.managingip.com/indiaip14