1st National Conference on Techno-IP Contours in India organised by Vignan Institute of Law on 13th August.

Introduction to the Conference: Innovation in Science & Technology is pivotal in improving the standard of living in India since ages. Strong IPR protection legal regime not only encourages the innovator and industrial partners to develop further, even the local communities, and general masses derive large benefits from them. 

Stronger IPR protection reduces the danger of technology spillover and increases technology licensing and joint ventures, whereas weaker IPR protection is one of the deterrents in development of Science and Technology. Moreover, weak IPR protection has a negative impact on country’s overall Research & Development in all sectors.

The development in Science & technology can either be open or secretive, international or national. It usually occurs through a proper channel for disseminating the fundamental technical expertise in order to ensure protection of IPR. IPR law facilitates proper transfer by regulating the marker and preventing imitation. From the discourse above, it clearly indicates that an effective IPR regime is the most suitable one for development in Science & Technology. 

Vignan Institute of Law (VIL) has felt a dire need to understand the relation between protecting the Intellectual Property Rights vis-à-vis development in Science & Technology in India. With an aim to encourage students, academicians, researchers and IP experts to express their opinions and share their valuable inputs on the subject, VIL has proposed to organize its 1st National Conference entitled “Techno-IP Contours in India” on 13 August 2022 at the campus (physical mode).

Theme of the Conference
The theme of the Conference is Techno-IP contours in India which focuses on understanding the relation between role of IPR regime in development of Science & Technology in India and other factors affecting it.

Sub Themes (Including but not limited to):

  Creativity and innovation in Science & Technology.

  IPR and innovative entrepreneurs.

  Role of IP in Technology Transfer.

  Factors effecting Innovation and Technological Advancements.

  The Role of IP Regime in fostering Scientific Research & Development.

  National trends in protecting Scientific Patents in India.

  Indian perspective on energy environment and sustainable development

  The social dimensions of Scientific Research & Technological advancements

  Cryptocurrency and IP

  Artificial Intelligence and IP

Call for papers

Research papers are invited from practitioners, academicians, experts, scholars, researchers and students on issues related to above themes. Author of selected papers would be given an opportunity to present their paper on the day of the Conference.

Guidelines for submission of papers

World Limit for Papers should be between 3000-6000 words. It must be typed in Times New Roman Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1 inch margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word. Blue Book style citation will be appreciated.

An abstract of 250-300 words and, a brief profile of the author indicating his/her designation, email ID, contact number and address shall be sent to the convenor on or before 20 July 2022 and the full paper shall be submitted on or before 10 August 2022.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission : 20 July 2022
Notification of Acceptance : 21 July 2022
Full paper Submission : 10 August 2022
Conference Date : 13 August 2022

Submission Method:

Prospective authors are invited to submit Abstract and full Research paper at email ID: lak_law@vignan.ac.in

Registration fees:

For Research Scholars and Students : 500 INR
For Academicians & Professionals :     1000 INR

Payment Details:
A/c no: 21890210000151
IFSC: UCBA0002189
Bank: UCO Bank
Branch: Vadlamudi
(Please upload the payment screenshot along with UTR during registration)

Schedule of the Conference will be circulated soon. Certificates will be given to the participants on the day of the Conference.  

Please contact Convener for accommodation, etc assistance.

For Further Information, please contact:                              

Conference Convener:
Mr. L. Ashish Kumar, LL.M (Ph.D)
Asst. Professor,
Vignan Institute of Law
Vignan’s Foundation for Science,
Technology & Research (VFSTR)
Vadlamudi, Guntur, AP-522213
Ph: +91 6302844914

Student Convener:
Haridasu Sahithi
Student, 1st Year
Vignan Institute of Law
Ph: +91 97011 86476

Student Convener:
Sowmya A
Student, 2nd Year
Vignan Institute of Law
Ph: +91 63034 59608