Arul George Scaria is a post-doctoral researcher at the BIOGOV research unit of the Centre for Philosophy of Law. He did his doctoral research at the Ludwig Maximillians Universität, Munich and the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation, Munich. He holds LL.B. from Mahatma Gandhi University (Kerala, India) and LL.M. (Intellectual Property Rights) from NALSAR University of Law (Hyderabad, India). He practiced as a lawyer in the High Court of Kerala (July 2006 to January 2007), before moving to the IP Management Division of the National Innovation Foundation, India, as a CSIR-NIF Fellow (February 2007-September 2008). His primary areas of interest are law and economics of intellectual property rights, empirical legal studies, protection of biodiversity and traditional knowledge, copyright law, and competition law.
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‘A Scholarly Attempt to Identify Piracy’, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2010, Vol. 5(1), 65
‘Does India Need Digital Rights Management Provisions or Better Digital Management Strategies?’, Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, 2012, Vol. 17, 463.
'India Heading Towards a Major Copyright Overhaul', GRUR Int. 2010, 663
‘Creative Upstarts and Restrictions on Copyright Assignments: Some implications of the new amendments in Indian Copyright law’, IP for Creative Upstarts Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, November 9 to 10, 2012.
‘Enforcement Options for Creative Upstarts in an Inter-connected World: Some Insights from a Study on Online Piracy of Indian Movies’, IP for Creative Upstarts Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, November 9 to 10, 2012.
‘Towards a Contractually Created Commons in Traditional Knowledge and Genetic Resources for Scientific Research and Innovation in India: Scope and Challenges’ (with Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Professor, Center for Philosophy of Law, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium), First Thematic Conference on Knowledge Commons, International Association for the Study of the Commons, Louvain La Neuve, September 12 to 14, 2012.
‘Do We Really Need Moral Rights Protection? A Socio-legal Analysis Based on the Perceptions of Moral Rights Protection and a Recent Moral Rights Controversy in India’, Conference on Law and Society Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law and Policy, Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, November 4 to 5, 2011.
‘Why Care About Balance? Insights from an Empirical Legal Study on the Perceptions of Moral Rights Protection’, Word Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Fifth Advanced Research Forum on Intellectual Property Rights, WIPO, Geneva, May 23 to 25, 2011.
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