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Capitol Hill Discussion on "India’s IP and Innovation Policies"

Launch event for "Innovate in India: Global Perspectives on the Continuing Evolution of India's IP Policy"

Washington, D.C. | March 26, 2015

On Thursday, March 26, NBR convened a public discussion in Washington, D.C., at to celebrate the launch of a new NBR Special Report, “Innovate in India: Global Perspectives on the Continuing Evolution of India’s IP Policy.” . This half-day event will examine India’s environment for innovation and recommendations for public policy in the United States, India, and other countries.


"Innovate in India"
by Roy Kamphausen

Available for free download through May 31, 2015

Event Details

Agenda and Speaker Bios (PDF)

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Clara Gillispie
Director for Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs

NBR would like to thank the U.S.-India Business Council for its support on this event.


India has emerged as a major economic power, and is actively looking to strengthen its role in and ties to the global economy while stimulating domestic growth. At the same time, international stakeholders are looking to India as a potential partner in development—yet raise concerns about the trajectory of India’s IP and industrial policymaking and its impact on fostering robust global markets. Major economies in the Asia-Pacific have large stakes in India’s development and in the ways in which Indian policy affects innovation and the competitive landscape in global markets.

How and to what extent the United States, India, and other leading economies can work together to address these issues will have critical implications for sustaining healthy environments for investment, market innovation, and closer overall strategic ties. This event will also serve as the launch event for a multi-year NBR study examining these issues and their implications for industry, policy, and research.

Featured Speakers

Ichiro Abe
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan; Japan External Trade Organization, New Delhi

Amiee Adasczik Aloi
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Mark Brunner
Office of Senator Mark Warner (D-VA); Senate India Caucus

Sumani Dash
Confederation of Indian Industry

Clara Gillispie
The National Bureau of Asian Research

Roy Kamphausen
The National Bureau of Asian Research

Meredith Miller
The National Bureau of Asian Research

Jared Ragland
BSA The Software Alliance

Kapil Sharma

Roy Kamphausen (National Bureau of Asian Research) examines new approaches to trade-secret protection and argues that protecting intellectual property (IP) requires more than enhanced corporate measures and better government enforcement mechanisms; informal information sharing is a necessary component. Read "New Collaborative Approaches to IP Protection."