Knowledge Sharing and IP Management: Evolving Strategies in Asia-Pacific (KIPASPA 2009)

Venue: IIT Roorkee

Location: Roorkee - 247667, Uttarakhand, India

Event Date/Time: Jan 29, 2009 End Date/Time: Jan 31, 2009
Registration Date: Jan 29, 2009
Early Registration Date: Sep 30, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Apr 15, 2008
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Twenty first century will be the century of knowledge where innovation will be the key for the production as for well as processing of knowledge. A nation's ability to convert knowledge into wealth and social good through the process of innovation will determine its future. Issues of generation, valuation, protection and exploitation of intellectual property (IP) are, therefore, going to become critically important all around the world. It is well recognized that in coming times, sustained competitive advantage will depend essentially on the ability of organizations to create, manage and market value-added, knowledge-based or intellectual assets to derive ¡§first in the market¡¨ advantage. Intellectual property, which embodies such creations, would thus become an integral part of an organization¡¦s competitive abilities.

As per the obligations under the Trade Related Intellectual Property Systems (TRIPS), all the members of World Trade Organization (WTO) are supposed to implement national systems of intellectual property rights following an agreed set of minimum standards. As more and more developing countries join WTO, it is expected that the process of harmonization will intensify. In spite of the fact that the 1994 TRIPS agreement calls for technology transfer to the least developed countries, yet that provision has scarcely been translated into action resulting in an adverse impact on the pace of their economic and social development. In such cases, commercially viable mechanisms will have to be found in order to implement the related provisions of the TRIPS Agreement.

To bring about the desired change, the need of the hour is to have a closer look at the existing IP framework with an objective of rationalizing the same in the context of the developing countries. This International conference is an attempt towards assessment of the existing framework and addressing the concern of the Asia-Pacific region keeping in mind it¡¦s socio-economic and cultural framework.

The focus of the technical sessions would be on creation of IP and knowledge sharing in the following areas:

ľ Biotechnology and Healthcare
ľ Information and Communication Technology
ľ Engineering and Manufacturing Technology
ľ Design and Architecture
ľ Foods and Agriculture
ľ Advanced Materials
Related Emerging Area

The discussions are envisaged to revolve around issues like in IP creation/generation; Traditional knowledge; Industry-Institute collaboration and Infringement and management in the above areas. Research papers based on real life case studies will be preferred.


Additional Information

REGISTRATION Registration fee Indian Foreign Delegates Delegates (in INR) (equivalent to INR) Early Bird Sept. 30, 2008) 4,500.00 15,000.00 After Sept.30,2008 and on spot 5,000.00 18,000.00 Students 2,000.00 8,000.00 Accompanying 1,500.00 5,000.00 Person Registration fee covers registration kit, tea, lunches, welcome banquet, farewell dinner and post conference dinner. The registration fee for the person accompanying is for non-technical activities only. Please note that the registration forms will only be processed after receiving full payment. All fees must be in Indian currency. The delegates are advised to intimate the organizing secretary regarding the details of payment. Mode of Payment Indian Delegates A bank draft of the desired amount may be sent in favour of the ¡§KIPASPA2009¡¨ at the address of Conference Secretariat (given on back page). Foreign Delegates The payment may be made by wire transfer as per the following details: Name of the Bank : Punjab National Bank Branch Office : Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Roorkee ¡V 247 667 Swift Code : PUNBINBBARKU Account Name: Foreign Contribution, IIT Roorkee Account No.: 4044000100040407 Branch Code : 4044 STAY & TRAVEL The following agency has been named as an official coordinator for accommodation and travel arrangements for the conference LODHI AIR TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD Delhi Office L-80/B, First Floor, Malviya Nagar, NEW Delhi ¡V 110 017 Ph. 26676779, Fax : 011 ¡V 26688516 Mob. 09810307246 Website : Roorkee Office 11 Civil Lines, Shiv Complex Roorkee ¡V 01332- 277647 Mobile : 9219405742 Fax 01332-277647 E-mail : The delegates are advised to get in touch with the above agency to finalize their programs.