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CfP: Conference on Interdisciplinary aspects of IPR, Technology and Competition Law by MAIMS [Hybrid; Sep 29-30]: Register by Sep 1


Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies, Delhi is organizing an international conference on Interdisciplinary aspects of IPR, Technology and Competition Law by MAIMS on September 29 & 30, 2022.


MAIMS was established in 2003 by Maharaja Agrasen Technical Education Society.

About the Conference

Intellectual property has increasingly assumed a vital role with the rapid pace of technological, scientific and medical innovation that we are witnessing today. Laws related to intellectual property, Technology and competition have co-existed for over a century. The first two provide exclusive rights and licensing authority to the owners, while the last, competition law, is aimed to mitigate the negative impacts of exclusivity granted under the first two.

On the other hand, as IP is considered a significant source of economic progress, any enforcement under competition law should be carefully structured to prevent stifling technological advancements, which frequently manifest themselves in the form of IP. In addition, IP and competition rules are increasingly significant in terms of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, cross-licensing, patent pooling, and licencing in general in today’s digitalization era.

TRIPS also includes a provision on anti-competitive conduct in IPR licencing, which is reflected in a number of countries’ laws dealing with IPR and competition. Recent enforcement of competition law in the area of IPR, including standard essential patents in advanced nations, has achieved a substantial impact on the legal landscape for IPR owners. Licensing is a useful way to generate more profit, hence right holders should be encouraged to licence IP as openly as feasible.

Both, in the end, are meant to promote competition, innovation, and economic prosperity. In addition, policymakers and enforcement agencies must be aware of the nexus between competition and IP law, particularly in light of emerging technological advancements like as machine learning, the IoT (Internet of Things), network technologies such as 4G and 5G, genetic engineering, and so on.

On the basis of the above background, this conference would cover the national and international issues and challenges by revisiting the synergies, tenets and practices followed under IPR, Technology and competition law.

Objectives of the Conference

  • Stimulate research and debate on contemporary challenges in a digital market economy, digitalization and digital governance.
  • Develop a better understanding of competition, cyber law and IP Rights.
  • Create a close network among the academicians, researchers, students and industry so as to develop an environment for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry.
  • Encourage the interdisciplinary field of Law and Economics.
  • Associate or form joint projects with other institutions, universities, and NGOs in India or Abroad for the promotion of research knowledge in the fields of IP laws, Competition and cyber laws.

Themes and Sub-Themes

  • IPRs as drivers of the Knowledge Economy
    • IPRs, Startup and Knowledge Driven Economies.
    • IPRs and the Enforcement Mechanism: Problems and Prospects.
    • IPRs and Evaluation of Innovations & Intangible Assets.
    • IPRs and TRIPS: International Norms and their Domestic Implementation.
    • IPRs regarding Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge, Genetic and Plant Resources
    • Standard Essential Patents and fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory and Competition Law
    • IP Valuation and IP Audit
    • Sui Generis System, International Trade and Economy.
  • Legal Prospects and Challenges of a Globalised and Digitalised World, Cyber Security and Cyber Sovereignty
    • Digital Economy and Legal Challenges
    • Sustainable Development and Digitalization in the Post-Pandemic Scenario.
    • Complexities of Competition and Consumerism in the Digital World.
    • Big data, Technology and AI
    • Media, Right to Privacy and Democracy in A Digitalised World
    • Impact of Digitalisation on Privacy and Human Rights
    • E-Governance and Cyber Security
    • Cyber Espionage
    • Cyber Attacks – National and International
    • Instruments of Accountability in Cyber Space
  • IP protection and Public Health; tools and technologies
    • Pharmaceutical Patents and Access to Medicine
    • Affordability, Availability and Accessibility of Drugs, Vaccines
    • IPR in Stem Cell Research, Therapy & Regenerative Medicines
    • IP in Traditional Medicines, Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine
    • Regulatory Perspectives of Health Sciences and Medical Devices
    • Digital Vaccines and Patent
  • Competition Law and Covid-19
    • Measuring market power and Abuse of Dominant Position
    • Economics of Competition Law
    • Resoluble Jurisdictional conflicts between CCI And IP
    • Monopolistic Behaviour of Horizontal and Vertical Agreement and cartelization
    • Merger and Acquisition
    • Prohibition of Anti-Competitive Agreement
    • Antitrust in innovative sectors, intermediaries and OTT
    • Competition and Licensing of Software and Music
    • Digital Market and Privacy-Competition Law and Data protection
    • Consumer Welfare and Antitrust Law
    • Competition Policies and Exercises of Intellectual Property Rights
    • New Trends in Licensing Online Content


Researchers and Research Scholars, Academicians, Students, Law Consultants, Corporate Counsels, Policy Makers and Economists, Law Attorneys, Patent Agents, Patent Litigators & Managers, IP Managers, Law Firms, Engineering & Technologies Companies, and Professionals in the Legal Domain related to various Technologies and Research & Development Professionals can submit their papers.

Submission and Formatting Guidelines

  • All papers must be submitted through EasyChair through this link.
  • The full-length paper should not exceed 8000 words (exclusive of footnotes). It must have the abstract and details of the authors.
  • In the case of co-authorship, at least one author must attend the seminar to present the paper.
  • The main text should be in Times New Roman with a font size of 12 and spacing of 1.5.
  • Spelling: UK – except in quoted text, which will follow the original spelling.
  • Pages to be numbered – Bottom of the page, at the centre – numbered as 1, 2, 3, etc.
  • Footnoting: Please ensure that the footnotes are formatted correctly and consistently, in accordance with APA 6th Edition with Times New Roman font size 10.
  • Style for headings – Chapter Title: All in caps, bold, centred.
  • Style for subheadings:
    • Level 1: Headline style – capital, bold, left aligned, underlined.
    • Level 2: Headline style – bold, italics, left aligned.
    • Level 3: Headline style – italics, left aligned.
  • Referencing & Citation style- APA 6th edition.
  • Plagiarism: All submissions must be the author’s original and unpublished work. The similarity Index should not exceed 10%.
  • The paper must be submitted in word document (.doc or .docx) format only.

How to Register?

  • Interested candidates must register themselves through this link.
  • Early bird registration till August 23, 2022.

Registration Fees

  • For Academicians and Industry: INR 2,000/- or $ 50
  • For Research Scholars and Students: INR 1,500/- or $30
  • Early-bird Registration:
    • For Academicians and Industry: INR 1,500/- or $ 40
    • For Research Scholars and Students: INR 1,000/- or $20

Important Dates

  • Last date for submission of Abstract: August 23, 2022
  • Confirmation of Abstract: August 23, 2022
  • Last Date of Registration: September 1, 2022
  • Last date for submission of Full Paper: September 20, 2022
  • Conference Date: September 29-30, 2022


The conference sessions will be organized in the hybrid mode – based on consent.

Contact Information

In case of any queries, feel free to reach out at iptc[at]maims.ac.in


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