Assocham | International Seminar on Interface Between Intellectual Property & Competition Law






Assocham India Presents, International Conference on Interface Between Intellectual Property & Competition Law.

Location and Date: Hotel The Lalit, New Delhi, India, Friday, 12th July 2013

Objective: Competition and Intellectual Property policies are bound together by the economics of innovation and an intricate web of legal rules that seek to balance the scope and effect of each policy. The interface between competition Law and the intellectual property system has attracted increasing attention in recent years, as intellectual property rights have gained increasing importance in the knowledge economy, and a number of countries have established or enhanced the role of national authorities entrusted with competition policy. Some have called these two legal principles two sides of the same coin while others find them at odds…

Invited Speakers: 

  1. Mr. Ashok Chawla, Chairperson, Competition Commission of India
  2. Mr. Pascal Lamy, Directors-General, World Trade Organization
  3. Mr. Saurabh Chandra, Secretary, DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  4. Mr. Chaitanya Prasad, IAS, Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade
  5. Marks
  6. Mr. Nuno Pires de Carvalho, Director–IP and Competition Policy Division, WIPO
  7. Ms. Jayashree Watal, Counsellor, IP Division, World Trade Organization
  8. Ms. Kalpana Reddy, First Secretary for IP, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  9. Mr. BG (NS) Tan Yih San, Chief Executive & Director-General, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
  10. Mr. Hemant Singh, Chairperson, ASOSCHAM IPR Counsel & Managing Partner, Inttl. Advocare
  11. Mr. V Lakshmi Kumaran, Founder & Managing Partner, Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan
  12. Ms. Shila Dorai Raj, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Competition Commission
  13. Mr. Percy Billimoria, Senior Partner, AZB & Partners.


Key Areas of Discussion

  • IPR and business concentrations
  • Legal Framework for Regulating IPR License Agreements
  • Monopolistic behaviours in Horizontal Agreements and Vertical Agreements
  • The analysis of anti-monopoly in the specific restricted agreement of IP license
  • IPR and the abuse of dominant position
  • Managing Intellectual Property as a Competitive Strategy
  • IPR & Competition : From the view point of investment and technology transfer
  • Economics of IPR & Competition
  • Enforcing Patent Rights & Competition
  • Innovation is key factor for increasing competitiveness
  • Do current patentability test for drugs require revisit and review?
  • Compulsory licensing and its implications in Indian market.


Registration Fee: Rs 4000 per delegate. 

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