Annual Conference

First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia
31 January – 1 February 2019

The IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Network is pleased to announce the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference, which 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 Conference is organized by the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia in collaboration with the WIPO Academy, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), Texas A&M University School of Law, and the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva.

The scientific organizers of the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference are: Ida Madieha Abdul Ghani Azmi (Professor, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws International Islamic University Malaysia), Irene Calboli (Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law; Visiting Professor, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws International Islamic University Malaysia; Visiting Professor, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University), Sherif Saadallah (Executive Director, WIPO Academy, World Intellectual Property Organization), Antony Taubman (Director, Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division, World Trade Organization), and Jacques de Werra (Professor and Vice-Rector, University of Geneva).

The IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference is an initiative created to provide a forum for academics and other researchers to present and discuss their papers and works-in-progress with colleagues from other universities, policy makers, and other stakeholders. The First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference is modelled after the “First IP Researchers Europe Conference,” which was held in Geneva on 29 June 2018 at WIPO and was jointly organized by WIPO, WTO, and the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. In addition, one of the organizers, Professor Irene Calboli, was the organizer of the Conference “IP Scholars Asia” in Singapore in 2016, 2017, and 2018 with the support of the WIPO Academy.

 

Submissions and Requests to Present

The Call for Papers is closed at this time. Academics and researchers who are interested in participating as non-presenting attendees in the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference can email us at IPResearchersAsia@gmail.com and request to attend the Conference as non-presenting attendees.

 

Conference Schedule and Program

The First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference will start on Thursday, 31 January 2019, at 9 a.m., and continue until 6.30 p.m.

The Conference will resume on Friday, 1 February 2019, at 9 a.m., and continue until 6.45 p.m. (inclusive of tea and lunch breaks).

For the full program of the Conference click here.

For the list and bios of the Conference presenters click here.

For the abstracts of the works-in-progress presented at the Conference click here.

Each presenter will have 25 minutes for the presentation and comments/questions from the audience. All presenters are strongly encouraged to attend the whole Conference (i.e. Thursday and Friday).

There is no paper publication requirement to participate in the Conference. At the Conference, we will distribute the abstracts of the works-in-progress that will be presented.

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Workshop for IP Teachers and Researchers

Workshop for IP Teachers and Researchers will follow the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference.

The Workshop will take place during the morning of Saturday, 2 February 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Workshop will discuss the selection of research topics, research methodologies, and publications (books and journal articles).

For the program of the Workshop click here.

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Costs

There will be no registration fee or any other costs associated with attending the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference and the Workshop for IP Teachers and Researchers. In addition, participants will enjoy complimentary refreshments, lunch, and dinner during the two days of the Conference, and refreshments and lunch the day of the Workshop.

However, all presenters must cover their own travel-related and accommodation expenses. They will also be responsible for obtaining and covering the costs related to their travel visa and any other necessary travel documents.

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Hotels, Pick Up, and Arrival Kit Information

The organizers have reserve a block of rooms in selected hotels and organized pick up for participants from two of these hotels. The list of selected hotels, the instructions on how to book these hotels, and the information about pick ups is available here.

Participants can book a room with these hotels directly on their own account. We also encourage participants to check for affordable hotel rates and other discounted travel arrangements online.

Participants staying in other hotels will be responsible for their own transportation from the hotels to the venue of the Conference and the Workshop.

Instructions on how to reach the Conference venue and an “Arrival Kit” is available here.

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Contacts

For queries, feel free to email us at  IPResearchersAsia@gmail.com.

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO THE FIRST IP & INNOVATION RESEARCHERS OF ASIA CONFERENCE IN KUALA LUMPUR!