Prof. Peter K. Yu

Professor of Law

Professor of Communication

Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property

Texas A&M University


 

 

conferences

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

IMPACT OF TRIPS: INDO-US EXCHANGE

 

NALSAR University of Law

Hyderabad, India

 

December 15-16, 2006

 

Co-organized with

NALSAR University of Law and

University of Oklahoma College of Law

 

DESCRIPTION

 

The intellectual property regime in India has undergone major changes in the last five years in an effort to conform its laws to the TRIPs Agreement of the World Trade Organization. Considerable efforts have also been undertaken to build capacity among lawyers, judges, academics, scientists, and other technical professionals. To share experience, ideas and perspectives, this conference brings together leading academics in the intellectual property area to discuss recent trends and developments in intellectual property law and policy. The event seeks to promote a dialogue between Western and Asian academics.

 

The conference focuses on the changes in IP legislations and their impacts on health care, generic drugs, biotechnology-related issues, copyright, food security, sui generis protections, competition law, data exclusivity, and private vs. public domains of IP. Indian perspectives will be highlighted by speakers from the academia, the practicing bar, and local industries.

 

SCHEDULE

 

December 15, 2006

 

9:00

Registration

 

9:30

Opening Ceremony

 

Welcome by

  • Prof. V.C. Vivekanandan, Conference Director, NALSAR University of Law

Address by

  • Prof. Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law

Address by

  • G.V. Prasad, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Dr. Reddy's LaboratoriesóChief Guest of the Conference

Address by

  • Dominic Keating, Attache for Intellectual Property, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi

Vote of Thanks by

  • Prof. Ghanshyam Singh, Registrar, NALSAR University of Law

10:15

Coffee Break

 

10:30

TRIPS Impact on Domestic IP Legislations: Indo-US Experience

 

Chair:

  • Prof. Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law

Speakers:

  • S. Narayanan, Former Indian Ambassador to WTO & Hon. Visiting Professor, ASCI, Hyderabad

  • Prof. Daniel J. Gervais, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

11:30

Intellectual Property Protection and Health Care: Generic Drugs & Patented Drugs

 

Chair:

  • Prof. Daniel J. Gervais, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

Speakers:

  • Dr. Gopakumar Nair, CEO, Gopakumar Nair Associates & Past President, IDMA

  • Prof. Srividhya Ragavan, University of Oklahoma College of Law

  • Dr. Anindya Sircar, Head (IP), Biocon Ltd., Bangalore & Doctoral Candidate, NALSAR

12:45

Lunch

 

1:45

Biotechnology Patents: US, Indian Legislations, International Regime

 

Chair:

  • Dr. Gopakumar Nair, CEO, Gopakumar Nair Associates & Past President, IDMA

Speakers:

  • Sumesh Reddy, Head IPM (Legal), Dr. Reddy's Laboratories & Doctoral Candidate, NALSAR University of Law

  • Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Chief Knowledge Officer, Brain League IP Services, Bangalore

  • Prof. V.K. Unni, NALSAR University of Law

3:00

Coffee Break

 

3:15

Protecting Software: Copyright, Open Source, Patents and International Issues

 

Chair:

  • Prof. V.C. Vivekanandan, NALSAR University of Law

Speakers:

  • Prof. Ann Bartow, University of South Carolina School of Law

  • Prof. Doris Estelle Long, Michigan State University College of Law

  • R. Muralidharan, Visiting Faculty, NALSAR University of Law & IP Attorney, Bangalore

4:30

Intellectual Property and National Resources: Traditional Knowledge, Data Exclusivity, Competition Law/Antitrust Issues

 

Chair:

  • Prof. Srividhya Ragavan, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Speakers:

  • A.A. Mohan, IP Attorney, A.A. Mohan Associates, Chennai

  • Prof. Shubha Ghosh, SMU Dedman School of Law

  • Prof. John T. Cross, University of Louisville School of Law

5:45

Friday Sessions Adjourned

 

December 16, 2006

 

9:30

Intellectual Property & Agriculture: Patents, Sui Generis Mechanisms & Other Isuses That Affect Food Security

 

Chair:

  • Dr. M.D. Nair, IP Consultant, Chennai

Speakers:

  • Prof. A. Jayagovind, Vice Chancellor, National Law School of India University, Bangalore

  • Dr. Suman Sahai, Convenor, Gene Campaign

  • Prof. Barton Beebe, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

  • Prof. Jay Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law

11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:15

Public vs. Private Domains of IP

 

Chair:

  • Dr. Suman Sahai, Convenor, Gene Campaign

Speakers:

  • Prof. V.C. Vivekanandan, NALSAR University of Law

  • Dr. M.D. Nair, IP Consultant, Chennai

  • Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University College of Law

12:45

Valedictory Function

 

Welcome by

  • Prof. Ghanshyam Singh, Registrar, NALSAR University of Law

Address by

  • Prof. Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law

Address by

  • Dean Andrew M. Coats, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Address by

  • Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University College of Law

SIGNING of MOU

 

Vote of Thanks by

  • Prof. V.C. Vivekanandan, Conference Director, NALSAR University of Law

1:15

Lunch and Close of Conference

 

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