SpicyIP Events: Remembering SP Sathe 11th Memorial Conference on ‘Changing Contours in IP Law’ [March 10-12]: Register by Feb 25

Every year the Professor S. P. Sathe Foundation organizes three events at ILS Law College, Pune on a specific theme with a view to commemorate Prof. (Dr.) Satyaranjan Sathe’s contribution to Indian jurisprudence and social action.  They include a Memorial Lecture, a National Conference, and a National Moot Court Competition. This time around, the Memorial Lecture and Conference will delve deep into the changing contours of intellectual property laws.

About Professor Dr. S. P. Sathe

This Moot is conducted by ILS Pune on an annual basis in memory of Prof. Dr. Satyaranjan Purushottam Sathe; a legendary jurist and erstwhile principal of ILS Law College, Pune. He occupied the position of Vice-President in the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and that of President in the Maharashtra PUCL. Professor S. P. Sathe was, and remains, an authority on constitutional law and administrative law in India. He also contributed extensively to the field of legal education.

In particular, his book titled ‘Judicial Activism in India: Transgressing Borders and Enforcing Limits’ received a favorable response from the international legal fraternity. Other works authored by him include a book each on administrative law and the right to information and 100+ articles which were published by national and international legal periodicals, magazines and journals. Known for his humility, Professor Sathe endeared himself to his colleagues and students alike. His commitment to public rights and liberty was deep and abiding.

Highlights of the Conference

The National Conference endeavors to explore several aspects of the nature of and rights in intellectual property; voyaging through insightful takes on this subject by judicial minds, celebrated academicians, domain experts, legal luminaries and enthusiastic students by way of panel discussions. In addition to the panel discussions, the Conference shall also see research article presentations by students from ILS Pune. The Conference will be held between March 10, 2017 and March 12, 2017.

Themes for this conference:-

Inaugural Session: –

  • Keynote Address by Dr. Prabuddha Ganguli (CEO, Vision IPR)
  • Memorial Lecture by Dr. Shamnad Basheer (Founder, SpicyIP)

Session I: Rearguing the DU Photocopy Case

Session II: Innovation, Patent Law, and Public Health

Session III: Exploring the Interface of IP with Taxation, Competition, and Sports

Session IV: IP Enforcement: International Compliance, Dispute Resolution, ADR, Investigation

Session V: Allied Intellectual Property Rights

Session VI: The Last Laugh: Reconciling Copyright and Defamation Law with Parody and Free Speech

Proposed list of Speakers:

  1. Justice S. Ravindra Bhat ( Sitting Judge, Delhi High Court)
  2. Prof (Dr) Shamnad Basheer ( Founder, Spicy IP)
  3. Dr. Prabuddha Ganguli (CEO, Vision IPR)
  4. Mr. V Lakshmikumaran (Founder and Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan Attorneys)
  5. Mr. Saikrishna Rajgopal (Managing Partner, Sai Krishna Associates)
  6. Mr. Essenese Obhan (Founding Partner, Obhan & Associates)
  7. Mr. Sudhir Makkar (Senior Advocate, Delhi High Court)
  8. Mr. Rajendra Kumar (Senior Partner, K&S Partners)
  9. Mr. Ameet Naik (Managing Partner, Naik, Naik and Company)
  10. Ms. Leena Menghaney (Head – South Asia, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  11. Mr. Nandan Kamath (Founder, Law Chambers of Nandan Kamath)
  12. Mr. Rohan George (Partner, Samvad Partner)
  13. Mr. Ananth Padmanabhan (Associate, Carnegie India)
  14. Mr. Vineet Subramani (Advocate, Madras High Court)

The Fees

ILS Students – Rs. 300/-

Non-ILS Students – Rs. 1000/-

Professionals – Rs. 1500/-

Participants will be provided with reading material and lunch[1]. Participation shall be in the form of attendance and interaction in sessions. Participants may not submit research papers for presentation.

Deadline and other details

Interested persons are required to send their names to [email protected] with the email subject “Enrollment for the S. P. Sathe Conference”. Successful registrants will be provided with a CourseID. Accordingly, successful registrants are mandatorily required to use the CourseID in making the online payment.

The payment receipt, along with a scanned copy of the registration form, must be sent to [email protected] on or before 25th February 2017.

The last date of registration, as well as payment, is 25th February 2017. Seats are limited to 250.

Read the brochure here and the Registration Form here.

Mode of Payment and Other Instructions

All payments shall be made online through the link given below:

Payment can be made online from 4th February 2017. Please use below link for payment: https://www.onlinesbi.com/prelogin/icollecthome.htm?corpID=645153

Step I: Select category – “Remembering S. P. Sathe National Conference”. When a new page opens, enter the Course ID. (Please take care that CORRECT details are filled)

Step II: Click on “Submit”. After a new page opens, verify your details. This is the last opportunity to make changes or modify the details. Click Confirm only when verified carefully.

Step III: Payment window opens – with Payment modes – State Bank of India Internet Banking, Other Bank’s Internet Banking, Debit/Credit Cards and Cash Deposit at SBI. Select any one mode and fill in the required details according to the nature of the transaction.

Contact Details:

Faculty Conveners:

(1) Dr. Tejaswini Malegaonkar,

Mob : 9423004529

(2) Ms. Suvarna Nilakh,

Mob : 9822335884

Student Conveners:  

(1) Ritvik Kulkarni,

Mob : 9881716603

(2) Yojit Pareek,

Mob : 9823573120

EmailID: [email protected]

[1] ILS Students will not be provided with lunch.


Ritvik M Kulkarni

Ritvik Kulkarni is a final year student at ILS Law College, Pune. He is the Student Coordinator of the ILS Intellectual Property Rights Cell and Student Editor at the ILS Abhivyakti Law Journal since 2014-15. Ritvik first learnt of IP while preparing for his first moot; and has been regularly taking his weekly IP fix ever since. Additionally, he takes interest in learning the law and practice of domestic and international dispute settlement. Speaking of disputes, he's an ardent follower and jabra fan of Game of Thrones. You can get in touch with him at [email protected]; and dont worry he loves F.R.I.E.N.D.S too.

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