Innovation v. Access: Understanding Compulsory Licensing through the Lens of Human Rights [Webinar]; 4 PM, 26 April 2020

Join us for this free online webinar with Dr. Uday Shankar, Associate Professor – Rajiv Gandhi School of  Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur at 4 PM on 26 April. On the occasion of World IP day, Dr Uday will be taking a 1 Hour Session on Innovation v. Access: Understanding Compulsory Licensing through the Lens of Human Rights. This session will be extremely useful for young lawyers and law students.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Uday Shankar is Associate Professor at Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He has served as guest professor under Magdalene Schoch Fellowship awarded by the Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg in the year 2016. He has been awarded with a fellowship from prestigious Max-Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg in the year 2008. He has been teaching and researching for more than 15 years. He has participated in Law Teaching and Legal Research Programme at Cardiff University, UK. He is member of The International Association of Constitutional Law, South Africa. He is also member of International Society Public Law. He is also Associate Member of Indian Society of International Law, India. He is also Life Member of Indian Law Institute.

He has undertaken several research projects and consultancy on areas related to public law, energy policy, transport law, governance etc. His area of interest is Constitutional Law, Industrial Law and Energy Law. He has conducted two editions of short-term courses on Make in India and Industrial Relations in the year 2016 and 2018. He has several research articles and book chapters to his credentials. He has also authored a book on ‘Constitutionalising Intellectual Property’.

He has completed his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Law from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, and University of Delhi. He has been conferred upon with doctoral degree for his thesis on ‘Social and Economic Rights in India’ by University of Delhi.

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Things you will learn:

1. Understanding the relationship between the right to development and right to public health.
2. What is Compulsory Licensing of Intellectual Property?
3. Compulsory Licensing vis-a-vis Human Rights Perspective.

Certificate of Participation:

All the Participants attending this webinar will get a Certificate of Participation (free of cost). To get the certificate you will have to take a 10 question MCQ Online Test after attending the webinar. More details regarding this will be shared at the end of the webinar.


This is a free webinar. Access will be available only to registered participants

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