As ministry of HRD recently established 18 IPR chairs, out of that one established in IIM Calcutta (IIM-C). IIM-C has now introduced "The Business of Intellectual Property" course for their Post Graduate Management students . Launched on 15th December 2009. This course will cover in detail the emergence of global IP architecture represented by the WTO-TRIPS Agreement, the legal and regulatory systems dealing with patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, trade secrets etc. Another area of focus will be the transactional issues in IP dealing with assignment, licensing, competition, securitisation, due diligence, valuation and various related issues in such transactions. Since most of the IP related transactions have a global impact, the course intends to provide a comparative perspective about the IP systems of USA, EU, UK and India. It also contains a brief module on IPR protection in China. Finally the course will also examine the ways in which IP regulations impact some of the important sectors like pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, entertainment and E- Commerce.
For further details log on to: http://www.iimcal.ac.in/faculty/courses.asp?FacultyGroupID=15
Associate Professor of Law,
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India,
Research Papers: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1189281