SpicyIP Events: Public Lecture on ‘Free Speech and Free Markets: The View from Intellectual Property’

imagesThe Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition at National Law University, Delhi is organising a public lecture on ‘Free Speech and Free Markets: The View from Intellectual Property’ at 5:00 PM on May 26, 2016 at the campus of National Law University, Delhi.

Prof. Shubha Ghosh, Crandall Melvin Professor of Law and Director of the Technology Commercialization Law Program at Syracuse University College of Law, shall be delivering this lecture.

The lecture shall explore the relationship between the marketplace for goods and services, and the marketplace of ideas; and connections between marketplaces as fora for exchange of information and knowledge-whether of consumer products; or of opinions, beliefs, and facts.Intellectual property helps illustrate the aforementioned connections and hence shall be exploredin the context of trademark and offensive speech; copyright fair use; and the relationship between competition law and intellectual property law. This discussion is particularly pertinent in light of economic liberalization of many societies around the world through a path to decreased regulation of markets which are governed by rule of law principles.

Prof. Ghosh’s scholarship focuses on intellectual property doctrine and policy, patents and competition law, intellectual property exhaustion, and personalized medicine. He holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and a B.A. from Amherst College. His teaching career started with an assistant professorship of Economics at University of Texas at Austin, and since then he has taught law at University of Wisconsin, Southern Methodist University, State University of New York, Buffalo, and Georgia State University. He is currently working on a book synthesizing intellectual property exhaustion doctrine and also writing a paper on patent law in Colonial India as background to developments in Indian patent law post-Independence.

The lecture, with a speaker as knowledgeable and experienced as Prof. Ghosh at its helm, promises to be deeply enriching to its attendees. CIIPC looks forward to enthusiastic attendance and participation in this event from all those who are in the city and are interested in partaking in a discussion on this extremely interesting area of study.

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