Implementing Partners

  • The 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.
  • CREATe

    CREATe is the Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, a national research hub in the UK, jointly funded by the AHRC (Arts & Humanities), EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences) and ESRC (Economic & Social Sciences). CREATe is a pioneering interdisciplinary initiative, and globally the first effort to investigate the relationship between Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology (=CREATe) through the lens of copyright law.
  • 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.
  • Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

    The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) is the internationally recognized intellectual property and information law research and academic program of American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL). PIJIP’s academic programs, including an LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property, and a first in the nation IP Clinic, offer an unparalleled course of study in the fields of intellectual property and information law. PIJIP’s faculty is among the most prolific and engaged IP faculties in the world. Full-time faculty teach courses in every major topic of the field, including Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, Cyberlaw, and a full array of international intellectual property law courses. PIJIP implements AUWCL’s motto – Champion What Matters – through a large array of research and public impact projects that focus on promoting the public interest in intellectual property and information law. PIJIP projects include the hosting of, a leading IP news and analysis blog, and Creative Commons-U.S. — the U.S. affiliate of the global network of Creative Commons membership organizations. PIJIP hosts dozens of events, meetings and conferences every year. Annual events include the Peter Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property, the IP/Gender Mapping the Connections symposium, and PIJIP’s Supreme Court Series featuring post-argument reflections by counsel to parties in intellectual property cases before the Supreme Court.

Media Partners

  • SpicyIP

    SpicyIP is India’s premier blog on intellectual property (IP) and innovation law and policy.

    Through its independent and objective reporting, SpicyIP aims to foster a more transparent, collaborative and productive IP and innovation law and policy eco-system for India. SpicyIP is committed to increasing transparency in Indian intellectual property policy and institutions through its fair, objective and accurate reporting and review of IP and innovation policy developments from India.

    Founded in 2005 by Prof. Shamnad Basheer, an IP academic and consultant, the SpicyIP team now comprises 11 analysts and 3 fellows, well versed in different aspects of Indian IP law and policy. Today, it is a leading repository and a one-stop shop on IP and innovation law and policy.