Workshop on IPR and Cyber Laws



 Dr. Prabuddha Ganguli





Date and Time

June 13-14, 2009: 9:30 AM - 4.30 PM



ISiM Lecture Hall-1


Workshop Objective:

The workshop is designed with an objective of providing students and other professionals an understanding of Intellectual Property Rights and Cyber laws.


Key Points:


  • Scope of Cyber Laws - What makes cyber laws so special? What is Cyber    

              Jurisprudence? Issues and options.


  • International Scenario in Cyber Laws.


  • Law of Digital Contracts - Digital Contract - Definition; Formation of Digital

              Contracts, System of Digital Signature, Role and Function of Certifying              

              Authorities, The Science of Cryptography.


  • Intellectual Property Issues in Cyber Space - Domain Names, Trademark and

              Copyright in the Digital Media, Patents in the Cyber World.


  • Information Technology Act, 2000.


  • Cyber Law Issues for Management - Information Security issues.


Speaker Bio:


He is the CEO of “VISION-IPR” offering services in management of Intellectual Property Rights, Information Security and Knowledge Management. He is a leading expert on Intellectual Property Rights and a Consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) for IPR capacity building programmes in developing countries, an elected Fellow of the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences and Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He is also Honorary. Scientific Consultant for Innovation and IPR matters to the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India and a member of the Advisory Board of the International Intellectual Property Institute, Washington. He is also member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Intellectual Property Studies, Mumbai and a Senate Member of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, India. With M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) and Ph.D. from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, and postdoctoral research in Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow, his experience spans academic research followed by 2 decades in industry in diverse managerial roles including R&D, Technology Assessment, Forecasting and Transfer, Knowledge Management, Factory Management and Business Planning in Hindustan Lever Ltd, the Indian Subsidiary of Unilever. He is a member of the International Editorial Board of the IPR Journal “World Patent Information“.. He has over 50 publications in Technical subjects and over 60 publications in Intellectual Property Rights and has authored 4 books in the field of Intellectual Property Rights.