WORKSHOP ON INNOVATION, CREATIVITY AND IP POLICY

This is a reproduction of the post  on SpicyIP published on October 15.


After the Bayh Dole Conference last year and the provocative discussions that it engendered, the NUJS IP Chair is collaborating this year with the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law.

A two-day Indo-European dialogue on “Innovation, Creativity and IP Policy”, will be held at NUJS on 19th and 20th November, 2010. The Conference is sponsored by Microsoft India (chief sponsor), K&S Partners and Altacit Global. The Workshop has lined up interesting speakers to take on some of the most challenging IP and competition issues. For poster, (designed by Indrajeet Sircar) see here . For schedule, see here.

The conference promises to provide good fodder for discussion and debate. So do hurry and register. An abbreviated version of schedule and speakers is mentioned below.


                                               TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Day 1 - November 19th, 2010

Registration                      : 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Introduction and welcome: 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Session 1: Academic Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer:  (10:00 am – 1:30 pm)

1. IP, Tech Transfer and Innovation Policy – The German Experience: Dr. Andrea Wechsler, Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law

2. Innovation and Technology Transfer at European universities: Lessons Learnt: Ms. Agnieszka Kupzok, Doctoral Candidate, International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation

3. Innovation and Tech Transfer in the Indian Agricultural sector: Ms. Mrinalini Kochupillai, Doctoral Candidate, International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation

Session 2: Alternatives to IP Regimes: (2:30 – 4:30 pm)

1. Open Access Drug Discovery (CSIR)Dr. Zakir Thomas, Open Source Drug Discovery, Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research, India

2. Utility Models Instead of Patents: Mr. PH Nishantha Sampath, Doctoral Candidate, Munich Intellectual Property Research Centre

3. Recalibrating Pharmaceutical Innovation and IP policy: Prof. Shamnad Basheer, MHRD Chair in IP Law, NUJS Kolkata


Day 2 - November 20th, 2010

Session 1: Copyright, Creativity and Development: (9:30 am – 11:30 am)

1.    Prof. Maxmilian Haedicke, Chair Professor of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg and Honorary Professor at NUJS, Kolkata

2.    Prof. N S Gopalakrishnan, MHRD Chair in IP Law, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin

3.    Mr. G R Raghavendar, Registrar of Copyrights, Copyright Board, India
 
4.    Mr. Rajendra Kumar, Partner, K& S Partners

5.    Mr. Ranjan Negi, Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., New Delhi

Session 2: International Trade and Innovation Policy: (11:45 am – 1:45 pm)

1.    TRIPS, FTAs and BITs: Impact on Domestic IP and Innovation Strategies in Developing Countries: Dr. Henning Grosse Ruse – Khan, Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law

2.    Prof. V K Unni, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy and Management, IIM, Calcutta

3.    Mr. Yogesh Pai, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, NLU, Jodhpur


Session 3:  Competition Law and Innovation Policy: (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

1.    Competition Law and Innovation Policy for Developing Countries: Dr. Mor Bakhoum, Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law

2.    Competition Policy and the TRIPS Agreement: Dr. Mathias Lamping, Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law

3.    Competition Issues in Technology Licensing and Access: Mr. Mark Oliver Mackenrodt, Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law

4.    IP and Competition in India: Prof. Rahul Singh, Associate Director, Directorate of Legal Education, Bar Council of India

5.    Ameet Datta, Partner, Luthra and Luthra Law Offices, New Delhi


Registration details


Registration fee for Academic / Research Institutions: Rs. 2000 /-

                           for Corporate and Others                 : Rs. 4000 /-

Registration fee has been waived for students registered for courses at any university.

*Note that the fee is inclusive of conference kit, lunch and coffee on both the days.

The registration fee may be sent by Cheque/DD in favour of “NUJS IP Chair” to Prof. Shamnad Basheer, NUJS, 12 LB Block, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 098.

Deadline for receipt of registration fee: November 1, 2010.

Further, all those who are interested in registering for the conference are requested to email Shayonee Dasgupta (shayonee@gmail.com) indicating your name and designation by November 1, 2010.

Hurry and drop in emails soon! We promise you an exciting two days of lively IP, trade and competition law discussions.

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