Nature : Conference
Location : National Law University, Delhi
Contact : [email protected], [email protected]
We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University Delhi and the Centre for Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University, Washington D.C. are organising a conference titled: “Back to Basics: The Role of Property in the IP System” on March 22-23, 2018 at National Law University Delhi. The last date for registration is February 28, 2018. For further details, please read the post below:
Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC)
National Law University, Delhi
Centre for Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP)
George Mason University, Washington D.C.
Back to Basics: The Role of Property in the IP System
March 22-23, 2018
National Law University Delhi
The Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University Delhi and the Centre for Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University, Washington D.C. invites you to a Conference titled: “Back to Basics: The Role of Property in the IP System” on March 22-23, 2018 at National Law University Delhi. This conference will explore whether stable and effective property rights in innovation and creativity secure both moral and economic values for a flourishing society. By examining the doctrinal implications of IP, the contributions of patents, copyrights, and trade secrets to the innovation and creative industries, and the intersection of antitrust and IP law, the conference will showcase the critical role effective property rights may play in building and sustaining a successful IP framework.
The conference promises to be an exciting event with six distinct and well-curated panels for students, academics, academically minded practitioners, regulators and those involved in public policy. The final list of speakers will be provided in the due course.
RSVP: Please drop in an email to: [email protected] on or before 28th February 2018. There is no registration fees for attending the conference. However, kindly note that only limited seats are available. Feel free to drop in an email to Ms Shrinkhala Jaiswal (Research Fellow) [email protected] for any further queries that you may have.
This conference features the following panels:
Day 1: 22nd March, 2018
Panel 1 Why Intellectual Property is a Property Right and Why It Matters
This panel will explore the policy, doctrinal, and economic basis for defining intellectual property as a property right and securing it as a property right in a country’s legal system. It will examine the key role that “property” plays in securing the fruits of productive labors of inventors, creators, as well as the commercial firms that develop equally innovative methods in creating the value chain necessary to sell these new products and services in the marketplace. The panelists will detail how property rights in new inventions, creative works, and valuable business methods secure both moral and economic values that are central to a vibrant market economy.
Panel 2: Intellectual Property as a Property Doctrine
This panel will explore the various doctrinal implications in a country’s legal system in securing intellectual property rights as property. It will address the key function that property rights serve in protecting the rights of alienation that make possible the creation of efficient market mechanisms to produce and sell new innovative products and services to consumers in the marketplace. It will also ask if the legal protection of property rights against infringement—such as obtaining an injunction—is simply important for protecting exclusivity in the marketplace, but instead is the primary legal mechanism that makes possible commercial exchanges of new assets in the first place.
Panel 3: The Innovation Industries: The Value of Patents & Trade Secrets
This panel will explore the real-world function of patents and trade secrets for the innovation industries. Panelists will detail how stable and effective patent system and a trade secret regime supports the modern bio-pharmaceutical and high-tech industries by making possible long-term business planning, investments in research and development of new products and services, the development of risk-management strategies, and ultimately the investment in and creation of innovative new business models that efficiently deliver new products and services to consumers.
Panel 4: The Creative Industries: The Value of Copyrights
This panel will explore the real-world function of copyright in the creative industries. Topics will include if and how property rights make possible investment in creative works, how copyright enables creators to work in a professional vocation that serves the values of independence and freedom, and how copyright serves as a commercial platform for a flourishing society with a vast range of cultural and creative products offered to consumers. This panel will also examine if the copyright law as it is practiced in various legal systems aligns with these values today?
Day 2: 23rd March 2018
Panel 5: Intellectual Property & Competition Policy
This panel will explore the policy and doctrinal tensions at the intersection of intellectual property law and antitrust law. Topics to be address will include (among others) the framing of both legal doctrines as advancing consumer welfare through promoting new technological and creative innovation, the proper use of competition law in policing efforts by property owners to abuse their market positions, how intellectual property should be treated as compared to other types of property by competition authorities, and whether intellectual property is capable of being policed for certain types of antitrust violations.
Panel 6: Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Economic Growth
This panel will discuss the scholarly literature and economic studies that have shown the connection between providing stable and effective property rights to innovators and creators and the existence of a thriving innovative economy. It will consider how a country can build an effective enabling environment that supports flourishing creative and innovation industries.
Closing Lunch Keynote