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VII Annual IP Teaching Workshop 2018

The VII Annual IP Teaching Workshop- 2018 is being organised by the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) in association with National Academy of Law Teaching at National Law University Delhi (NLUD), on 24th March 2018 (Saturday).

The annual IP teaching workshops started as a joint programme in association with University of Washington School of Law, Seattle. In 2012, the first such workshop identified several broad challenges faced by teachers of intellectual property law in India. In 2013, the second IP teaching workshop focussed on IP teaching techniques, use of information and communications technology in IP teaching, research and publication. The third workshop in 2014 discussed various issues connecting with effective IP clinics in India. In 2015, the fourth such workshop focused on diverse issues involving curriculum development, student participation in IP activities, empirical research in IP, academic contributions to IP policy-making, and IP teaching beyond law schools. The fifth workshop focussed on substantive issues connected with interface of IP with other branches of law. The sixth IP Workshop in 2017 was organised in Bengaluru in association with the Centre for IP Rights and Advocacy (CIPRA) at National Law School of India University (NLSIU). All previous workshops have had key speakers and resource persons from India and abroad.

By bringing together a select gathering of IP teachers and scholars from different corners of India, the 2018 workshop in its seventh edition aims to focus on academic writing. As part of the workshop, early and mid-level faculty members, PhD candidates having teaching or research interest in intellectual property are invited to apply by sending in a short research proposal and CV. The research proposal should contain the following:

  • ✓  Working title/ topic area
  • ✓  Research context/ background (should contain the current state of knowledge and any intricate debate on the topic or contemporary nature of research)
  • ✓  Research objective and research question/s
  • ✓  Importance of your current research (show how your research fills in the gaps in the current state of knowledge)
  • ✓  Research Methods (includes any methods involving interdisciplinary nature of research and also library research)
  • ✓  Short list of References (can be cited as endnotes or footnotes)
  • ✓  Timeline (explain stages of research in order to complete it in 6-8 months)

CIIPC encourages all kinds of research proposals, including those that specifically focus on empirical techniques, political economy, social sciences methods and doctrinal research in cross-cutting and interdisciplinary areas of law and public policy. Senior commentators and scholars attending the workshop from India and abroad will provide useful inputs on the proposal and the way forward for conducting the research. It is expected that the final outcome should be of publishable quality in globally reputed peer-reviewed or peer-referenced journals.

Eligibility:

All Intellectual Property Law Teachers from any law school/ college/ university (public/private) and PhD candidates conducting research in the area of IP from India can participate in this workshop.

Process for Selection:

All interested candidates should send in a research proposal (max 1500 words) along with their latest CV to [email protected]

Selection will be based on previous teaching or research experience / publication in IP

Last Date of Submission of the application: 1st March 2018. (Late entries will not be entertained). The confirmed candidates will be announced by 5t h March 2018

Scholarship: Organisers will be able to cover economy air/train travel (cheapest-direct route) and stay/boarding at NLUD guest house for outstation participants on specific request in the covering email. Selected candidates will also be able to attend the CIIPC-CPIP Conference on “Back to Basics: The Role of Property in the IP System” to be held at NLUD on 22n d and 23r d March 2018. In all, apart from travel, the organisers will cover four nights (21st – 24th March) of stay at the NLUD guest house on twin sharing basis.

Contact Information: Any query in this regard may be addressed to: [email protected] or feel free to drop in an email to Shrinkhala Jaiswal (Research Fellow, CIIPC) [email protected]

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