Webinar on Introduction to Standard Essential Patents

Webinar on Introduction to Standard Essential Patents





Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) are patents that are essential and inevitable to implement the specific industry standard. It embodies core innovation upon which the entire industry is built. In the webinar, the speaker aims to cover introduction to standardization, SEPs and FRAND Licensing and the process of standardization. The speaker will also mildly touch upon some important concepts such as injunctions, royalty base etc.

Topic: Introduction to Standard Essential Patents
Date:  Monday, 10th February, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM IST

About The Speaker:

Dr. Sheetal Chopra – India Lead, IPR Advocacy at Ericsson India Ltd.

Dr. Sheetal Chopra is currently working as an India Lead for IPR Advocacy at Ericsson India Ltd. She has 19+ years of Industry experience in international trade, research and advocacy, policy development at domestic and international level. She is a Registered Patent Agent and author of the book for Patent Practitioners and Patent Agent Examination” published by Notion Press. Prior to joining Ericsson, she served in Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Vodafone, the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Ranbaxy Research Labs. Dr. Chopra has recently been featured in IAM Strategy 3000. Read More

 
 

Webinar on Implementation of Sub national PPPs in India: Issues and Challenges

Webinar on Implementation of Sub national PPPs in India: Issues and Challenges





Sub National governments such as States/provinces/urban local bodies provide several essential as well as basic infrastructure services such as urban transport, water & sanitation, social infrastructure services that include services such as hospitals and schools. Developed countries such as Australia and Canada have developed robust PPPs with fiscal sufficiency, credit rating and execution capabilities at these sub-national levels. Whereas developing countries such as India and South Africa have developed the structure of PPPs but the growth of these PPPs have remained asymmetrical and slow when it comes to implementation at state/province level. There have been various challenges at sub national level such as legislative, regulatory framework, transparency, governance; long-term financing etc while implementing the PPP models in state. In India, while some of the states have robust institutional set up to address these issues, some still lags behind in conceptualizing and implementing the same. This webinar will examine the various challenges at sub national level for the efficient implementation of these PPP models and the way forward for the states.

Topic: Implementation of Sub national PPPs in India: Issues and Challenges
Date:  Tuesday, 4th February 2020
Time: 12:00 PM-13:00 PM IST

About The Speaker:

Dr. Arvind Mayaram – Former Finance Secretary to Govt of India, Chairman, CUTS Institute for Regulation and Competition, New Delhi and a renowned global PPP Expert.

 
 

Webinar on IP Protection for Start-ups in India

Webinar on IP Protection for Start-ups in India





Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) are an essential driving force that incentivizes companies to innovate, thereby resulting in providing better products and services to the consumers at large. Protection of IPRs becomes even more important in contemporary dynamic business environment as innovation is not just limited to incumbents, there is also an influx of start-ups attempting to penetrate with innovative technologies. IPR protection gives a push to start-ups and level the playing field to compete effectively with the already established player in the market, and increases its valuation, thereby attracting more investments. However, IP is often ignored by the start-ups in their nascent stage, either due to lack of awareness about its importance or cost, time duration, process etc. In this webinar, the speaker aims to discuss the importance of IPRs for start-ups, the constituents of an IPR and the process of creating an IPR.

Topic: IP Protection for Start-ups in India
Date:  Friday, 24th January 2020
Time: 12:00 PM-13:00 PM IST

About The Speaker:

Dr. Sharad Kohli – Founder and Chairman, KCC Group
Dr. Sharad Kohli is the Founder and Chairman – KCC Group engaged in multi- disciplinary advisory services. He is also the CEO of KCC Law Offices practicing extensively in IPR, Corporate, Civil and Criminal matters. With over 100 national and international awards and honours, he sits across 59 TV Channels to speak on diverse issues. Dr. Sharad is a dual CA from India and the UK. He is also a Management Graduate and a Lawyer beside being an alumnus of Harvard University. He has recently been awarded an honorary Doctorate in Economics for his outstanding contribution to macroeconomics. Read More

 
 

Webinar on Digital Markets and CLRC Recommendations: The Way Forward.

Webinar on Digital Markets and CLRC Recommendations: The Way Forward





The Government of India constituted a nine-member Competition Law Review Committee to strengthen and re-calibrate the law so that it is in sync with the needs of strong economic fundamentals and the increasing size of the Indian Economy. The CLRC recently submitted its report several prudent recommendations, particularly in light of changing market dynamics after the advent of digital economy. To observe the World Competition Day 2019 dedicated to the theme “Ensuring Effective Competition in an Increasingly Online World” we invite you to join this webinar to discuss the competition concerns in digital markets, CLRC recommendations and way forward for competition authorities.

Topic: Digital Markets and CLRC Recommendations: The Way Forward
Date:  Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 07:00 PM-08:00 PM IST

About The Speaker:

Ujjwal Kumar – Policy Analyst, CUTS International

Ujjwal, a law graduate, has over 20 years of experience working on issues related to multilateral trading system, domestic regulations, competition and intellectual property rights, from a development perspective. In these years he has been mostly associated with two non-government organisations CUTS and Gene Campaign, and also a 5 year stint with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as National Consultant on Trade & Health. In recent years he has been mostly working on regulatory and competition issues in digital economy. Read More

 
 

Webinar on Patents and Pharmaceuticals, Friday, 26th April 2019(by Jayashree Watal, Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division, WTO).

Webinar on Patents and Pharmaceuticals





Under a market-based system, it is well established that the private sector is uniquely dependent on patent protection in order to generate pharmaceutical innovation. This is because, in the absence of legal barriers to entry, the price will soon drop to marginal cost and result in the classic public goods dilemma of under-investment in pharmaceutical R&D. However, patent protection lasts for 20 years from the date of application and market exclusivity for a typical patented medicine could range from 8-12 years (US studies). If a medicine is the only or even the best treatment for a disease condition, patent protection may become an obstacle to affordable access, especially in less developed countries where health insurance or other coverage to access such medicines is non-existent or very poor. How can society square this circle? Many have suggested the use of TRIPS flexibilities, including compulsory licences; others suggest differential or tiered pricing, yet others suggest new R&D models that delink costs from prices. The expert will discuss the pros and cons of each of these options.

Topic: Patents and Pharmaceuticals
Date:  Friday, 26th April 2019
Time: 02:00-03:00 PM IST

About The Speaker:

Jayashree Watal(R) – Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization

Ms. Watal is Counsellor in the Intellectual Property Division of the World Trade Organization from February 2001, where she has dealt with negotiations on TRIPS and public health. She has more than twenty-two years of experience in government in India, of which ten years were devoted to policy, diplomacy, research and administration on intellectual property rights, including representing India in the TRIPS negotiations. She has researched and published on issues related to intellectual property rights, including a book Intellectual Property Rights in the WTO and Developing Countries (Oxford University Press, India and Kluwer Law International, 2001). Read More

 
 

Webinar on Indian Competition Law Review, Saturday, 16 March 2019(by Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS 

Webinar on Indian Competition Law Review, Saturday, 16 March 2019.





The Competition Law of India is under review by a nine-member Competition Law Review Committee constituted by the Government of India to strengthen and re-calibrate the law so that it is in sync with the needs of strong economic fundamentals and the increasing size of the Indian Economy. The present review exercise is important to get the competition regime well equipped to deal with the changing nature of the economy, which is quite paradoxical.

We invite you to join this webinar on the proposed changes to Competition Law of India submitted by CUTS International and CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC) to the review committee.
Link to submission: https://goo.gl/Sxxq4x

Topic: Indian Competition Law Review
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019 Time:
Time: 11 AM-12 PM IST
Speaker: Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS International