[Reader-list] Symposium on the Challenges to India’s Patent Regime | NLSIU, Bangalore | April 12 & 13

Pranesh Prakash the.solipsist at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 02:37:06 IST 2008

Dear All,*
*National Law School of India Review, the bi-annual journal of the National
Law School, Bangalore is organising the First *NLSIR Symposium on the
"Challenges to India's Patent Regime"*. The Symposium is being held from *12th
– 13th April (Saturday and Sunday)* at the *NLSIU campus in Nagarbhavi,
Bangalore* and is intended to promote healthy debate and discussion amongst
all the stakeholders involved.

The Symposium has been structured to discuss the cutting edge issues
relating to the Indian patent regime. Over four sessions, it looks to cover
the theoretical justifications for patents, India's role as a country which
is a signatory to TRIPS, the contentious issue of pharmaceutical patents and
finally an analysis of possible judicial attitudes towards patent law and
legislation in India. The Symposium brings together judges of the Supreme
Court, patent attorneys from the USA, senior advocates, technical experts,
ideologues and activists to facilitate constructive discussion of the issues
set out and the best way forward for India's patent law. Prominent speakers
include –

Justice AR Lakshmanan, Chairman Law Commission of India; Justice PP
Naolekar, Judge Supreme Court of India; Justice Ravindra Bhat, Judge Delhi
High Court; Justice DV Shylendra Kumar, Judge Karnataka High Court

Dr. Anil Gupta, IIM Ahmedabad; Shamnad Basheer, Oxford IP Research Centre;
Srividhya Raghavan, Oklahoma University; T. Ramakrishna, NLSIU; Sudhir
Krishnaswamy, NLSIU

Feroz Ali Khader, Advocate High Court of Madras; Aditya Sondhi, Advocate
Karnataka High Court; Vinay Aravind, Poovayya & Poovayya

*Public Interest*
Leena Menghaney, Access Campaign Manager - India, MSF; Mr. Gopa Kumar,
CENTAD; Dr. Anand Grover, Director, Lawyers' Collective

For registration, please contact Apurva Rai, +919886208285.   For more
details visit – http://www.nlsir.in/symposium.htm or contact Arghya
Sengupta, +919886023232.

Pranesh Prakash

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