Implementing Partners

  • Centre for Internet and Society

    The Centre for Internet and Society is a non‐profit research organization based in Bangalore, India that works on policy issues relating to freedom of expression, privacy, accessibility for persons with disabilities, access to knowledge and IPR reform, and openness (including open government data, free/open source software, open standards, open access to scholarly literature, open educational resources, and open video), and engages in academic research on digital natives and digital humanities. CIS engages with the Indian as well as International Intellectual Property policy making landscape by making submissions to various Government Ministries on Intellectual Property related aspects such as Patent Manuals, adaptation of International Treaties, etc. In the international space, CIS has contributed to Standing Committee meetings of the WIPO on Patents and Copyright.

    Members of CIS have also participated in all three prior editions of the Global Congress.
  • National Law University, Delhi

    National Law University, Delhi (NLU‐D) is a premiere law university that was set up under the guidance of the Bar Council of India in the year 2008. Its flagship programme is the 5 year B.A. LL.B. Law course offered to undergraduate students. The University also offers a one year LLM programme along with several postgraduate diploma programmes in areas of law such as Urban Environmental Management, Intellectual Property Rights, etc.

    In its short lifespan, NLU‐D is already fostering a dynamic environment for cutting edge legal research and advocacy. The Center for Communication and Governance at NLU‐D has been set up with the aim of building capacity to contribute effectively to information technology policy. The Center has informal institutional collaborations with renowned research centers around the world, such as the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Media Legal Defense Initiative in London. Another unique Center at the University is the Death Penalty Litigation Clinic, which engages in strategic litigation representing indigent prisoners sentenced to death, and also files Writ Petitions and Appeals, Intervention Petitions and Amicus Curiae briefs before various Courts with the aim of securing legal justice for those sentenced to death.
  • Open A.I.R.

    The Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) Project is investing in pan-African research, networking, capacity-building and policy engagement.

    The project’s central aim is to investigate how intellectual property (IP) regimes can be harnessed in Africa to facilitate innovation through collaboration – and to make processes more participatory, knowledge more accessible, and benefits more widely shared. Interconnected, empirical case studies are exploring a range of research questions in countries across the continent.
  • American University

    American University is a private liberal arts and research based university based in Washington DC, USA set up in the year 1893. The university places great emphasis on Arts and Sciences and aims to turn ideas into action and action into service, in connection with the fields of contemporary public affairs, communication, business, law, and international service. The University’s Washington College of Law is well known for its human rights and public interest law programs.
  • American Assembly

    The American Assembly is a public policy institute founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower at Columbia University. For over 60 years, The Assembly has fostered non-partisan public-policy discussions through convening, research, and publication. Over 100 ‘American Assemblies’ have been held on topics ranging from prison reform to health care to nuclear disarmament. In recent years, Assembly projects have made a wide range of contributions to economic, urban, and cultural policy, including projects on workforce development, financial regulation, and the role of the arts in American universities.