NLU Delhi Workshop on Empirical Methods in Innovation, IP and Competition [9 – 11 March, Delhi]: Apply by Feb 1


The Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) has been established at NLU Delhi with the aim of supporting academic and policy oriented dialogues in the areas of innovation, IP and competition.

CIIPC focuses on interdisciplinary legal research in the areas of innovation, IP and competition, particularly using the law and economics approach.

The Centre works on contemporary issues of fundamental and empirical nature, conduct legal and policy training in innovation, IP and competition and build a network of scholars in these areas.

About the Workshop

This workshop is open for legal academicians who are working in the areas of intellectual property law and/ or competition law and regulators working with intellectual property law and competition law issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

In a world where we use extensive amounts of empirical data in research and decision making, the core objective of this workshop is to make the target group more critical consumers of data in the fields of innovation, IP and competition.

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By providing an overview of empirical studies and methodological issues in different areas of IP as well as competition law, this workshop intends to help the target group learn more about how to approach and use data in their own research/ decision making.

All the sessions will be handled by legal experts and economists, from across the world, who are well versed in empirical methods. The sessions are designed by taking into consideration the fact that many of the participants may not have much experience in the fields of economics, statistics and empirical methods.

Application Procedure

Interested participants may send their resume and a statement of purpose in maximum 500 words to with a cc to with the subject “Application for the Asia-Pacific Empirical Methods Workshop”.


1st February, 2017.

Financial Assistance

There will be no registration fees to attend this workshop.

Further, CIIPC will provide accommodation (on a shared basis) for the participants from March 8th to 12th, 2017.

Additionally, snacks, lunch and dinner will also be provided during the days of the conference.

In general, the participants will have to take care of their travel related expenses. However, CIIPC can cover the travel costs for a limited number of candidates.

If you would like to be considered for scholarship to cover your travel expenses, please mention this specifically in your covering letter.

Workshop Schedule

The workshop will start on 9th March, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and will end on 11th March, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Tentative list of topics are

Innovation and IP: Empirical evidence

Empirical studies in the area of Patent Law

Empirical studies in the area of Copyright Law

Empirical studies in the area of Trademark Law

Empirical studies on alternatives to IP for innovation

Relevance of a More Economic Approach in Competition Law

Role of Data in Assessing Dynamic Efficiency

Economic/ Social Sciences Modeling

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Workshop organisers: Dr. Arul George Scaria and Mr. Yogesh Pai

Coordinator: Ms. Rishika Rangarajan



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