The IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Network is an initiative aimed at providing a forum for researchers studying and writing on Intellectual Property (IP) and Innovation related topics in and beyond Asia, to discuss their research and promote collaborations in research and teaching. This includes collaboration on topics related to all aspects of IP Law, Technology, Internet, and Cyber Law as well as the intersection between IP Law and Competition Law, International Trade, Art and Cultural Heritage Law, etc.
The creation, management and protection of IP, innovation, cultural heritage, and knowledge-related assets is at the forefront of today’s economic and public policy agendas of national governments in every country. The IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Network aims to promote interdisciplinary research in these areas, and foster collaboration between legal scholars and scholars in a larger variety of areas, including economists, scientists, and scholars from the humanities. The IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Network also seeks to promote collaborations between academic institutions in Asia and other universities and research centers worldwide.
The mission of the IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Network is to facilitate the creation of a network of researchers working in the IP and Innovation fields by connecting them and providing opportunities for research, teaching, and other types of collaborations; to assist researchers from Asia, and those interested in Asian Law, International Law, and Comparative Law to engage in research projects related to IP and Innovation topics; to support and promote the research of young scholars in Asia and beyond; to facilitate the collaboration between academics and researchers interested in IP and Innovation-related topics with international organizations, national governments, and NGOs in the region; to promote policy-oriented discussion involving officials and stakeholders in Asia and beyond, with a focus on innovation, sustainable development, and economic growth.
The activities of the IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Network include: the organization of the Annual IP & Innovation Researchers Asia Conference in collaboration with universities in Asia and beyond Asia, and other international organizations; the creation of a collaborative network among its members to assist with research and teaching resources; and the facilitation of national workshops on topics of national and regional interest.
The First IP & Innovation Researchers Asia Conference will be held on 31 January – 1 February 2019 at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The Call for Papers is available here.