Reported by Abhishek SinghNational Law
University Delhi will host the Fourth Global Congress on Intellectual
Property and Public Interest from 15-17
December 2015. The Fourth
Global Congress on Intellectual Property and Public Interest, is being
organized in cooperation with National Law University, Delhi, by the American
Assembly at Columbia University, the Centre for
Internet and Society, Bengaluru, Open A.I.R., and Program on Information Justice and
Intellectual Property at American
University Washington College of Law.
Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest is the most
significant event on the calendar for scholars and policy advocates working on
intellectual property from a public interest perspective. The Global Congress
supports the formation of strong networks and the dissemination of research and
strategies amongst academics and practitioners, with the aim of empowering them
to respond to law reform and enforcement proposals that threaten access and
innovation, and to put forward a positive agenda for policy reform. The Global
Congress began in Washington DC in 2011, moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2012, and
was held in Cape Town in 2013. The fourth edition of the Global Congress on Intellectual
Property and the Public Interest brings research, civil society, industry and
regulatory and policy-making communities together for active, intense
engagement on key public-interest intellectual property issues.
The theme for the 2015 Congress is “Three Decades of Openness; Two Decades of
focused keynote speakers and plenary sessions, the 2015 Global Congress will
carry out discussions through 4 parallel “tracks”, in the fields of “Openness”, “Access to Medicines”, “User
Rights”, and “IP & Development”.
This year’s Congress will also feature an additional “Room of Scholars” which will be an opportunity for the presentation of longer, more
detailed academic research papers on the theme of the Congress.
Further Details on the event
and participation are available HERE
Source: Legal news India