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Session on IPR held at NLIU

A SPECIAL session on ?Intellectual Property Rights? (IPR) was held at prestigious National Law Institute University (NLIU) here today. Three eminent jurists Justice Randall R Radar, judge in Federal court of Circuits USA, Prof Martin Adelman, Washington University Law School and Dr Raj Dave, patent attorney from the United States of America addressed the faculty and students of the institute.

india Updated: Feb 04, 2006 13:30 IST

A SPECIAL session on ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ (IPR) was held at prestigious National Law Institute University (NLIU) here today. Three eminent jurists Justice Randall R Radar, judge in Federal court of Circuits USA, Prof Martin Adelman, Washington University Law School and Dr Raj Dave, patent attorney from the United States of America addressed the faculty and students of the institute.

Speaking on the occasion, Justice Randall pointed out problems and challenges in implementing Intellectual Property Rights and how law could help in solving them. He suggested that IPR would contribute in improving the world if nations work together to solve inherent disputes in the matter.

He further said India had emerged as a global leader despite problems in infrastructure. India has a strong intelligent labour force. It’s competitive advantages were her intelligent people and their abilities in higher research.

Justice Randall opined that all inventions should take legal support and multidisciplinary approach to gain excellence in the IPR field, i.e. law should be amalgated with biotechnology, engineering, physics etc. He observed that IPR existed in all societies and more medicine, inventions, transport, communication were required to solve various human problems. He stressed in the 21st century advocates should understand international law along with their municipal laws to protect their national interests.

Areas like copyright, trade mark laws, international identity and biodiversity require the brightest minds. He further opined patent system created wealth. He referred to the finest IPR law schools in the USA and George Washington University in producing the best law professionals in IPRs. He hoped that NLIU would raise itself to international standards and produce the best IPR law graduates to protect national interests of India.

Prof Martin Adelman dwelt on future problems before the ‘intellectual property law’ and narrated the future scope of law students in this field. Dr Raj Dave, in his address, stressed that in view of new innovations and developments in the field of science & technology, lawyers willing to specialise in IPR should have science background. This is a must in the USA, he added.

There was also an interesting interactive session between the NLIU faculty, students and the guests. Faculty members Rajiv Khare, Rajshekhar, T R Mohanty and several students actively participated in the interactive sessions covering wide range of topics relating to patent regime.

Ghayur Alam welcomed the guests and moderated the session. Acting director of the institute S Surya Prakash introduced the guests to the audience and Prof C M Jariwala proposed a vote of thanks.

First Published: Feb 04, 2006 13:30 IST