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University of Washington School of Law
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12-20-2012

Three professors from India visit UW Law

In November, the University of Washington School of Law featured three visiting professors from India. These professors spent a short research period at UW School of Law and in Seattle as part of a Microsoft-funded program. The program is intended to promote the exchange of ideas and techniques for teaching IP law, and for using information technology solutions in the process of teaching.

The three professors spoke to the law school faculty at a special event. The general theme was Current Topics in Comparative IP Law: A View from India.

Dr. Pushpa Kumar Lakshmanan, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Visiting Scholar, UW School of Law

Intellectual Property Rights and Traditional Knowledge: The Indian Experience

Pushpa Kumar Lakshmanan is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Delhi, India. Professor Lakshmanan holds BA, LL.B., and LL.M. degrees from Pondicherry University and a PhD. in Biotechnology from the University of Delhi. His courses include environmental law, intellectual property rights, international law, biodiversity and biotechnology, and plant variety protection law and farmers’ rights. Professor Lakshmanan has published numerous works such as The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, Environmental Laws of India – an Introduction, and Challenges for Law in Regulating Stem Cell Research.

Yogesh Pai, Assistant Professor, Ministry of HRD Chair on IPR, NLU, Jodhpur- India; Visiting Scholar, UW School of Law

India's Post-TRIPS Regime for Pharmaceutical Patents: Promoting Innovation and Access

Yogesh Pai is an Associate Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Research and Advisory Centre on International Economic Law at National Law University in Mandore, India. He holds an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from Cochin University of Science and Technology. Mr. Pai’s teaching and research interests include WTO Law, international IP Law and policy, comparative competition law, and innovation policy and access to knowledge. Professor Pai will visit UW as part of the UW Law Microsoft China / India collaboration.

His comparative research will examine the relationship between intellectual property, specifically patents, and antitrust law in their treatment of de jure technical standards.

Abhinandan Bassi, Associate Professor of Law at Rajiv Gandhi National University in Punjab, India; Visiting Scholar, UW School of Law

IP Securitization: Understanding its concept and value in the Global World

Abhinandan Bassi is an Associate Professor of Law at Rajiv Gandhi National University in Punjab, India. Professor Bassi has earned a BA, LL.B., and an LL.M. degree. Her areas of interest are business law and corporate criminal liability law.