SpicyIP Events: Workshop on SEPs: Patents and Antitrust Issues in the High – Tech World


SpicyIP is happy to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University, Delhi is organising a one-day workshop by Prof. Jay Kesan and Dr Kirti Gupta on SEPs: Patents and Antitrust Issues in the High-Tech World, on 27th August 2016 (Saturday) from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The venue for the workshop is India Habitat CentreLodhi Road, New Delhi- 110003.

About the workshop

CIIPC is committed to furthering the academic dialogue surrounding innovation, intellectual property, and competition law, with a view towards shaping the legal and policy landscape in these areas. A major part of this endeavor is to provide a platform for discussion of contemporary issues using the law & economics approach.

In this spirit, the workshop is intended to highlight the broader interface of IP and competition law- specifically pertaining to licensing of patents, economic theory underlying standard essential patents, contestation and empirical evidence in the standard essential patent discourse, understanding FRAND, and the relationship between standard essential patents and antitrust law.

Prof. Jay Kesan is a Workman Research Scholar and the Director of the Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His academic interests include technology, law, and business; and his recent work has been focused mainly on patent law and policy. Prof. Kesan has served as one of the inaugural Thomas A. Edison Scholars at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and has been actively involved in every aspect of patent litigation, apart from being an inventor and patentee himself.

Dr Kirti Gupta is the Director of Economic Strategy at Qualcomm Inc. With fifteen years of practice as an engineer and an economist at Qualcomm, she has extensive knowledge of the mobile wireless and high-tech industry, and expertise in applied microeconomics and econometrics. She manages and leads the substantive direction of global Intellectual Property and Antitrust policy and outreach and is actively involved in international antitrust and litigation matters. Having published and presented her work extensively, Dr Kirti Gupta has also represented Qualcomm in various global technology standards bodies. She currently holds ten US patents and has several pending patent applications.

Who can apply?

The workshop is open to early professionals and academics working in the areas of intellectual property and/ or competition law. A limited number of seats are available also for law students who have demonstrable interest in the areas of intellectual property/ competition law.

How to apply?

Interested candidates must send in an e-mail application, along with their CV, to [email protected] on or before 15th August 2016. Selected candidates will be informed by 20th August 2016. There are no registration fees for selected candidates. CIIPC will not be responsible for reimbursing any expenses incurred by the candidates.


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