[Ip-health] Lawyers Collective Training workshop on Patent Oppositions- Call for Applications

Geetanjali.Sharma geetanjali.sharma at lawyerscollective.org
Wed Nov 19 01:22:49 PST 2014


Lawyers Collective is organizing a two day training on drafting and filing
of patent oppositions, which has now been moved to 10-11 January, 2015. This
training will be held in New Delhi for lawyers and law students (4th and 5th
year LLB students in the five year course and 2nd and 3rd year students from
the three year course) specializing in Science and IPR. The training is a
skill building exercise for those who are interested in drafting and filing
patent oppositions on key life saving medicines in public interest.


Established in 1981, Lawyers Collective is one of the leading public
interest service providers in India with a proven record of setting high
standards in human rights advocacy, legal aid and litigation. Its Affordable
Medicines and Treatment Campaign (AMTC) team was launched in 2001, with an
objective to create an environment that will ensure sustained availability
and affordability of all medicines and treatment for every individual in
India, including access to affordable medicines for people living with HIV,
Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis.


Patents create monopolies by preventing generic competition which is known
to substantially reduce the prices of medicines making them affordable for
public. Through filing of patent oppositions Lawyers Collective attempts to
ensure that patents are not granted on spurious inventions. This can be
achieved through filing pre-grant, post-grant challenges and revocations to
patent applications on patent applications pertaining to key life saving


The training will include sessions on identifying patent applications,
conducting prior art search and drafting of patent oppositions. 


Those interested in attending this training should send their CVs and a 200
word statement of interest on how this training would be beneficial to them
to geetanjali.sharma at lawyerscollective.org or
<mailto:lalit.mohan at lawyerscollective.org> lalit.mohan at lawyerscollective.org
by 25th November, 2014. 


Shortlisted participants will be notified by 1st December, 2014. Lawyers
Collective will make arrangements for the travel and accommodation for
outstation participants.


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