Saturday, February 13, 2010

1st Franklin Pierce Law Centre Intellectual Property Law Essay Competition, 2010

The Franklin Pierce Law Centre, New Hampshire USA is organising the 1st Franklin Pierce Law
Centre Intellectual Property Law Essay Competition, 2010 in association with the National Law
University, Jodhpur, India. The objective of the Essay Competition is to encourage research in
emerging areas in the field of intellectual property law, and, accordingly, we have selected cutting
edge and forward looking topics for the Competition.
Franklin Pierce Law Center, is a community of scholars dedicated to teaching the practice of law
and empowering others to contribute productively to a global legal system. Our students come
to the United States, from around the world to engage in active, practice-based learning in a
small cooperative interactive learning environment. Franklin Pierce Law Center remains, by
choice, one of the smallest independent law schools in the United States. We offer a close-knit
and innovative learning experience. Our curriculum offers an intensive, practice-based learning
approach, providing many opportunities for hands-on learning. Diversity is the foundation to
effective, cooperative dialogue. Our alumni live and work in 85 nations, many who are now
global leaders in their countries.
The National Law University, Jodhpur, India is an institution of national prominence, being one
of the premier law Universities in India. The University is established for the advancement of
learning, teaching, research and diffusion of knowledge in the field of law. It caters to the needs
of the society by developing professional skills of persons intending to make a career in
advocacy, judicial service, law officer / managers and legislative drafting as their profession. The
Ministry of Human Resource Development has endowed the University with an Intellectual
Property Rights Chair under which the University undertakes number of programmes to increase
intellectual property awareness amongst the masses.
1. Participation is open to all students pursuing graduation in law, science or technology in
any University in the Indian subcontinent (i.e. in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri
Lanka and Bhutan)
2. An essay must be authored by a maximum of two authors.
1. Issues in open source in biotechnology
2. Obviousness in Chemical and Biotechnology Patents: A Post KSR analysis
3. Patenting Software: A Comparative Analysis

For more details log on to:
Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law,
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India,
Research Papers:

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