A conference on Innovation, Competition and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues pertaining to the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector, concluded recently in New Delhi. The forum generated intense discussions coupled with a host of recommendations, which could make a world of difference to the IPR regime. The first of its kind conference was organized jointly by Jindal Initiative on Research in IP & Competition (JIRICO) and Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University.
The two day forum enveloped eight sessions in total, reflecting on IP Policy and innovation, Standard Setting Organizations, role of competition agencies, licensing of standard essential patents, comparative jurisprudence and future technologies.
Delivering the welcome address on the first day of the global conference Prof (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, O. P. Jindal Global University said, “The JIRICO conference is a golden opportunity for all the stakeholders, including Courts, Competition Commission, technology companies, and academicians, who are interested in the growth and development of India to deliberate on key issues that can transform the nation into an ‘Innovative India’.”