Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, March 30, 2018

Conference venue: Diwan-I-Am

Friday, March 30

9:00 – 9:30Registration
9:30 – 9:45Inaugural Speech: Dean Rajendra Srivastava, ISB
9:45 – 10:30Keynote Speech: Shri Suresh Prabhu, Honourable Union Minister of Commerce and Industry
10:30 – 11:45Panel 1: Competition Economics, Growth & Innovation
  1. Patents and the Wealth of Nations (Stephen Haber, Stanford University)
  2. India’s Public R&D Laboratories - To be Confirmed*
  3. Inclusive Innovation at the Grassroots (Anil Gupta, Coordinator, SRISTI, Founder, Honey Bee Network Executive Vice Chair, National Innovation Foundation)
  4. Anti-Trust & Innovation Cases: Perspectives from Competition Commission of India (Devender Sikri, Chairman, CCI)
Faculty Moderator: Rajendra Srivastava, ISB
11:45 – 12:00Coffee Break

Panel 2: The Evolving Jurisdiction for Innovation Ecosystem for India

  1. Testing Chinese Exceptionalism in Patenting Behavior Using Comparative Empirical Analysis (Jay Kesan, UIUC)
  2. U.S. Chamber 2018 IP Index & India as an Asian Innovation Hotspot - (Meir Pugatch,  IPKM Professor, University of Maastricht; Chair, Health Systems Administration and Policy Division at the School of Public Health, University of Haifa in Israel; Managing Director, Pugatch Consilium)
  3. History of IPR Litigations in Indian Courts - To be Confirmed*
  4. Regulatory View on Evolving Digital Litigation Landscape (Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary Department of Telecommunications and Chairman of the Telecom Commission, Government of India).

Faculty Moderator: Siddharth Singh, ISB

1:30 – 15:00Lunch
15:00– 16:15Panel 3: Economics of Innovation, Licensing and IPR in India – Past Trends & Future Roadmap
  1. Patent Quality and Examination in Europe (Dietmar Harhoff, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)
  2. Piracy and New Product Creation: A Bollywood Story (Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon)
  3. Innovation and Inequality – Lessons for India (Shubhashish Gangopadhyay, IDF)
  4. An inquiry into the impact of India's app economy (Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER)
Faculty Moderator: Anand Nandkumar, ISB
16:15-16:30Tea Break
16:30-17:45Panel 4: Trade, Innovation and IPR – TRIPs+ and Beyond 
  1. Intellectual Property-Related Preferential Trade Agreements and the Composition of Trade (Keith Maskus, UColorado-Boulder)
  2. Competition and entry: do entrants deserve special protection in India and other emerging    economies? (Daniel Sokol, UFL)  
  3. Innovation at the intersection of technologies (Gopichand Katragadda, Group Chief Technology Officer, Tata Sons)
  4. Industry Speaker - To be Confirmed*

Faculty Moderator: Chirantan Chatterjee, ISB

17:50-18:20Valedictory Speech
18:20 – 18:30Vote of Thanks
18:30 onwardsHors d'oeuvre, Dinner, Socials