NLU Delhi’s Online Panel Discussion on ‘IP and the Pandemic’ [May 5]

NLUD is pleased to inform you that the DPIIT IPR Chair at NLU Delhi is organising an online panel discussion on ‘IP and the Pandemic’ on May 5, 2021. For details, please see the announcement below.

About The National Law University, Delhi

National Law University, Delhi, also known as NLU Delhi is a state-level Law University which was established in 2008. Out of the 23 NLUs in the country, NLU Delhi is among the leading ones. It is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). It is accredited with an A Grade with a score of 3.59 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Admissions and the course curriculum at NLU Delhi are as per the legal regulations prescribed by the Bar Council of India (BCI). The University was ranked 2 for Law by the NIRF in 2020 and 2019. It was also ranked 5 for Law by The Week in 2019.

About the panel discussion

The pandemic has raised several crucial issues concerning the role of Intellectual Property (IP) in the context of innovation and access to Covid-19 vaccines and pharmaceuticals. India and the world are in need of constructive solutions at this critical stage. The ‘IP and the Pandemic’ webinar aims to bring you the latest and the most cutting-edge issues through a panel discussion among eminent experts.


DPIIT IPR Chair, National Law University Delhi

Panel Discussion

The panel discussion aims to discuss the following issues:

a) What is the IP & technological landscape of Covid-19 vaccines and drugs?

b) What is the situation on access to Covid-19 technologies in India?

c) Is IP a barrier in scaling up production when technology licenses are available?

d) With India indicating amending the TRIPS waiver proposal, what will it look like?

e) What are India’s policy options to achieve vaccine equity if prices remain a concern & scaling up remains a challenge?

Inaugural Remarks

Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice Chancellor, NLU


We have invited the following panelists from the industry who will provide their own perspectives:

Jayashree Watal (Honorary Professor, NLU Delhi)

K. M. Gopakumar (Senior Legal Advisor, TWN)

Murali Neelakantan (Principal Lawyer at Amicus)

Prashant Reddy T. (Independent Lawyer)

Moderator: Dr. Yogesh Pai (Assistant Professor, NLU Delhi)


Everybody (faculties, students, practitioners, researchers etc.)

Date & Time

07:30 pm IST on May 05, 2021


Live on Youtube

Access Link

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No prior registration is required. Participation is free.


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