500

Participants

90

Speakers

24

Sessions

24

Sponsors

About GIPC

Global Intellectual Property Convention (GIPC) is Asia's leading conference for in-house IP counsels and innovators to interact with IP attorneys from around the world to discuss best practices and solutions to maximise the value of their innovation and IP. Since 2009, more than two thousand delegates have participated from over 50 countries.



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Hari Subramaniam

Mr. Hari Subramaniam

Managing Partner
Subramaniam & Associates
 

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V. Lakshmikumaran

Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran

Founder & Managing Partner
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys
 

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Heinz Goddar

Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar

Partner
Boehmert & Boehmert
 

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Peter Meier-Beck

Prof. Dr. Peter Meier-Beck

Judge
German Federal Supreme Court
 

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Pravin Anand

Mr. Pravin Anand

Managing Partner
Anand and Anand
 

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Stephan Wolke

Dr. Stephan Wolke

Head of IP & Services
Thyssenkrupp AG
 

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Beat Weibel

Mr. Beat Weibel

Chief IP Counsel
Siemens
 

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Juergen Dressel

Mr. Juergen Dressel

Head Global Patent Litigation Strategy
Novartis Pharma AG
 

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Event Schedule

Full-day Events with Awesome Speakers

Day 1 - Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Inaugural session

Crystal Ball Room

Welcome Address - 
- Dr. Dhanpat Ram Agarwal, Founder Director, ITAG Business Solutions Ltd., India

Distinguished Guests - 
- Mr. Naresh Prasad, Assistant Director General, WIPO, India
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sigram Schindler, Founder & CEO, TELES Patent Rights International, Germany
- Ms. Azy S. Kokabi, Partner, Sughrue Mion Pllc, USA
- Mr. Mahendra Kumar Agarwal, Founder & CEO, GATI KWE Limited, India
- Mr. Howard Miller, Partner, Girardi Keese, USA
- Mr. Juergen Dressel, Head Global Patent Litigation Strategy, Novartis Pharma AG, Germany
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand & Anand, India
- Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder & Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, India




-Ing. Sigram Schindler  Azy S. Kokabi Dhanpat Ram Agarwal Hari Subramaniam Heinz Goddar Howard B. Miller Juergen Dressel Mahendra Kumar Agarwal Naresh Prasad Pravin Anand V. Lakshmikumaran

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee break and networking session

Pre Function Area

11:30 am - 1:30 am

Plenary Session I - Ideas, IP and Commercialisation

Crystal Ball Room

Speaker - 
- Mr. Beat Weibel, Chief IP Counsel, Siemens, Germany - IP Management and Digitalization: What are the new challenges and how can these best be mastered?
Mr. Ganapathy Narayanan, Head - Corporate IPR Group, Tata Consultancy Services, India
- Ms. Archana Shanker, Senior Partner, Anand and Anand, India
- Ms. Meenu Chandra, Senior Attorney Manager, IP& DCU Lead (India Region) at Microsoft Corp. (India) Pvt.Ltd
- Dr. Manoj Madhukar Haridas, Head - IP, ITC Limited, India
- Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder & Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, India

Archana Shanker Beat Weibel Ganapathy Narayanan Manoj Madhukar Haridas Meenu Chandra V. Lakshmikumaran

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch Break & Networking Session

Pre function area

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session I - Innovations in the Automobile Industry

Crystal Ball Room I

- Navigating Connected Cars: Data Protection
- Driverless Cars: IP disputes in the offing?
- Patents and standards in the Auto industry

Speaker -
- Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany
- Mr. Derek Richmond, of Coundel, Harness Dickey, USA
- Mr. Tarun Khurana, Partner, Khurana And Khurana Advocates, India
- Mr. Anubhav Kapoor, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Tata Technologies, US
- Dr. Shankar Venugopal, Director Technology Planning & Innovation, Cummins India

Anubhav Kapoor Derek Richmond Heinz Goddar Shankar Venugopal Tarun Khurana

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session II - Copy, Cover and Remake - IP & Entertainment

Crystal Ball Room II

- Dissecting IP issues of Television Production
- Decoding the pirate economy in the Interconnected World: From Noise to Action

Speaker - 
- Prof. Dr. V. C. Vivekanand, Founder Dean, Bennett University, India, - Digitalization and Challenges to legitimate access to copyrighted contents to the public
- Mr. Zameer Nathani, Director-Legal, Raymond, India - Movie remakes and the Copyright question
- Dr. Marlena Jankowska, Assistant Professor, University of Silesia, Poland -\\\"Digital content - data mining, copying and AI authorship with the emergence of robotics\\\"
- Mr. Omesh Puri Associate Partner LexOrbis India


Marlena Jankowska Omesh Puri V. C. Vivekanand Zameer Nathani

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session III - Pharma and the Patent System

Crystal Ball Room III

Speaker - 
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Timothy H. Kratz, Kratz & Barry LLP
- Mr. Rowan Joseph, Patent Litigator, Von Seidels, South Africa
- Dr. Ute Kilger, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany
- Dr. A.K.S. Bhujanga Rao, President - R&D and Technical, NATCO Pharma, India

A.K.S. Bhujanga Rao Hari Subramaniam Rowan Joseph Timothy H. Kratz Ute Kilger

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Coffee Break And Networking Session

Pre Function Area

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session IV - IoT and challenges for Electronic industry

Crystal Ball Room I

- IP issues in the IoT standardization

Moderator -
- Mr. Patrick C. Keane, Executive Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Speaker -
- Dr. Stephan Wolke, Head of IP & Services, Thyssenkrupp AG, Germany
- Dr. Stefan Schohe, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany - How IoT will effect the Future of Litigation
- Ms. Maaike van Velzen, Head of IP Portfolio Management, Philips, Netherlands
- Dr. Shlomo Cohen, Founder, Dr. Shlomo Cohen & Co, Israel
- Mr. Daniel J. Sherwinter, Partner, Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle, USA - Opportunities and Challenges for IP in an Augmented World

Daniel J. Sherwinter Maaike van Velzen Patrick C. Keane Shlomo Cohen Stefan Schohe Stephan Wolke

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session V - Harmonisation of Trade Secret laws

Crystal Ball Room II

Speaker -
- Mr. James Martin, Partner, DMH stallard, UK
- Mr. Clive Thorne, Special Counsel, Baker Botts LLP, England
- Mr. Jay A. Erstling, Of Counsel, Patterson Thuente IP, US
- Ms. Vaishali Mittal, Partner, Anand and Anand
- Dr. Akshay Kant Chaturvedi, Associate VP-IP & BD, Granules India - Hatch-Waxman Act and Generics

Akshaya Kant Chaturvedi Clive Thorne James Martin Jay A. Erstling Vaishali Mittal

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session VI - Energizing your Innovation and IP strategies

Crystal Ball Room III

- Finding the white space in your market
- How does patent analysis support innovation management

Speaker -
- Mr. Satish Tiwary, Head - IP, Airbus India, - How to Leverage IP Landscapes to Gain a Competitive Advantage
- Mr. Avaronnan Harish Chandran, Patent Manager, Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd., India - Best practices while conducting a FTO study
- Mr. Madhav Kulkarni, Deputy General Manager, Dow Chemical Int. Pvt. Ltd., India
- Mr. Faiz ur Rahman, Senior Manager, Wipro, India
- Dr. Nar Subramanian, IP Navigator, Tata Consultancy Services, India - Finding the white space in your market; How does patent analysis support innovation management
- Dr. Nagesh Kadaba, Senior Advisor, ipCapital Group Inc., USA - Virtual Innovation, a systematic invention creation methodology

Avaronnan Harish Chandran Faiz ur Rahman Madhav Kulkarni Nagesh Kadaba Nar Subramanian Satish Tiwary

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop Session I

Crystal Ball Room IV

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sigram Schindler, Founder & CEO, TELES Patent Rights International
Dorte Schonberg, Dipl.-Math, TELES Patent Rights International
Prof. Bernd Wegner, Mathematics Department, TELES
Maciej Hulicki, Research Assistant, Intellectual Property Law Institute

-Ing. Sigram Schindler  Bernd Wegner Doerte Schoenberg Maciej Hulicki

Day 2 - Wednesday, 24th January, 2018

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Plenary Session II - Startups and IP

Crystal Ball Room

- Creative upstarts and startups : How IP creates opportunities and opens doors?
- Have IP asstes, need money: Role of IP start investment
- Why patents should be part of every start up’s risk mitigation strategy?

Speaker - 
- Mr. Kanwal Rai, Vice President, Wells Fargo, India
- Mr. Adrian Bradley, Partner, Cleveland Scott York, UK
- Mr. Ravi Bhola, Partner, K & S Partners, India
- Mr. Abhai Pandey, Partner, LexOrbis, India
- Mr. Sudeendra Koushik, Partner, Prasu, India
- Mrs. Pragya Dixit, Chief Entrepreneur & Co-Founder, Prasu, India

Abhai Pandey Adrian Bradley Kanwal Rai Pragya Dixit Ravi Bhola Sudeendra Koushik

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee Break and Networking Session

Pre function area

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Plenary Session III - Protection and Enforcement of Trademarks in various jurisdiction

Crystal Ball Room

- Social media: The challenges of an effective trademark protection and enforcement strategies

Speaker -
- Mr. Amarjit Singh, President, AIPPI (Indian Group), India
- Mr. Martyn Fish, Partner, HGF Law LLP, UK
- Dr. Claudia Pappas, Head - Trademark Dept., ThyssenKrupp AG, Germany
- Ms. Aditi Subramaniam, Associate Principal Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Vladimir Biriulin, Partner, Gorodissky & Partners
- Nathan C. Belzer, Founder, Belzer PC, USA

Aditi Subramaniam Amarjit Singh Claudia Pappas Martyn Fish Nathan C. Belzer Vladimir Biriulin

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch Break & Networking Session

Pre function area

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session VII -IP Prosecution

Crystal Ball Room I

- Conflicts in Patent Prosecution: Avoiding the Ethical Pitfalls
- Narrowing Patent Claims in Reissue: Hedging Your Bets Against Invalidity

Speaker - 
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Sanjaykumar Patel, Head, IP rights, Gowrie Research (B&S Group UK) - Challenging \'Obvious To Try\' During Patent Prosecution
Mr. Andy Camenisch, Partner, HGF Limited, UK
- Mr. Gregory L. Maurer, Partner, Klarquist Sparkman, United States - Efficiency and Transparency through Automation in IP Prosecution
- Dr. Torsten Exner, Partner, Michalski Hüttermann & Partner Patent Attorneys  - Possession of the invention at the priority date

Andy Camenisch Gregory L. Maurer Hari Subramaniam Sanjaykumar Patel Torsten Exner

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session VIII - Artificial Intelligience and IP: New Frontiers and Challenges

Crystal Ball Room II

- AI and IP: Who owns the rights and the royalties?
- Challenging \'Obvious To Try\' During Patent Prosecution
- The rise of AI and changing IP standards

Speaker -
- Mr. R. Lakshminarayanan, General Manager - IPR, Samsung Electronics, India
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Mr. Erik van der Vyver, Partner and Patent Attorney, Von Seidels, South Africa
Mr. John M. Lunsford, Associate, Klarquist Sparkman, Oregon - The rise of AI and changing IP standards
Ms. Chitra K. Iyer, Head of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards, Philips, India
- Mr. Tara Prasad Dash, Technical Architect, Tata Consultancy Services - AI and IP: Who owns the rights and the royalties?; Challenging \"Obvious To Try\" During Patent Prosecution; The rise of AI and changing IP standards\"

Chitra K. Iyer Erik van der Vyver John M. Lunsford R. Lakshminarayanan Tara Prasad Dash

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session IX - Can IPRs foster innovation in the field of Biotechnology?

Crystal Ball Room II

- CRISPR/CAS9 system, a revolutionary technology for Genome Editing: Applications & IP Disputes
- Patentability of Human Embryo Stem Cells
- Active and passive strategies to support, or fend off, Biosimilars

Speakers - 
- Dr. Markus Engelhard, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germaney
- Dr. Ulrich Storz, Senior Partner, Michalski Huettermann & Partner, Germany - Biosimilar masterclass: How AbbVie tries to fend off world’s blockbuster No 1 from generic competition
Mr. Jay A. Erstling, Of Counsel, Patterson Thuente IP, US
- Dr. M. Lakshmikumaran, Director - IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys
- Dr. Vivek Kashyap, Senior Manager, Roche, India
- Dr. Jyoti Singh, Head - IP, ACS International

Jay A. Erstling Jyoti Singh M. Lakshmikumaran Markus Engelhard Ulrich Storz Vivek Kashyap

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Coffee Break & Networking Session

Pre function area

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session X - Challenges and its countermeasures in Intellectual Property Litigation

Crystal Ball Room I

- Hedging risk in patent litigation: litigation funding and insurance


Speaker -
- Mr. Arshad Jamil, Associate Vice President & Head - IPR, Biocon Limited, India - How to Manage Intellectual Property Infringement Litigation Risk
- George J. Barry III, Partner, Kratz & Barry - IP Litigation: Meeting the Challenges of Today \\\'s Electronic Discovery Environment
- Mr. Sanjeev K. Tiwari, Partner, K & S Partners, India
- Dr. Carl Richard Haarmann, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany
- Ms. Ashima Katara, Patent Manager, Hindustan Unilever Limited, India

Arshad Jamil Ashima Katara Carl Richard Haarmann George J. Barry III Sanjeev K. Tiwari

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session XI - IT and Software

Crystal Ball Room II

Speaker-
- Mr. Hari Subramaniam, Managing Partner, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. K. Subodh Kumar, Corporate IP Professional, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India
- Ms. Bishakha Bhattacharya, Senior Director and Head- Public Policy and Government Affairs, NASSCOM, India
- Prof. S Sadagopan, Director, IIIT- Bangalore, India - IP Challenges in Computer Software for developing countries
- Mr. Biju K. Nair, Licensing Lead ( India), Open Invention Network, India
- Karen Fraser, Senior Associate, Kilburn & Strode

Biju K. Nair Bishakha Bhattacharya Hari Subramaniam K Subodh Kumar Karen Fraser S Sadagopan

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Technical Session XII - Emerging trends in IP Pharma Litigation

Crystal Ball Room III

- Hatch-Waxman Act and generics
- Biosimilar Developments
- Drug Valuation & Pricing

- Mr. Adarsh Ramanujan, Joint Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India
- Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand & Anand, India
- Dr. Alpesh Pathak, Head Patent Cell, Intas Pharmaceuticals, India
-  Dr. Mahendra B. Thakre, General Manager - IPR, Mylan Laboratories, India
-  Mr. Rahul Vartak, Director - Patents, Roche, India
Shinichiro TANAKA, Partner, Nakamura & Partners

Adarsh Ramanujan Alpesh Pathak Mahendra B. Thakre Pravin Anand Rahul Vartak Shinichiro TANAKA

Day 3 - Thursday, 25th January, 2018

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Plenary Session IV - Competition Law: Challenges and Prospects

Crystal Ball Room

Speaker - 
- Prof. Dr. Peter Meier-Beck, Judge, German Federal Supreme Court, Germany - Recent developments relating to enforcement versus FRAND licensing of SEPs
- Dr. Sheetal Chopra, India Lead - IPR Advocacy, Ericsson India Pvt. Ltd.
- Mr. Parthasarathy R, Principal Partner & Country Head, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India

Parthasarathy R Peter Meier-Beck Sheetal Chopra

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee break and networking session

Pre function area

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Plenary Session V - In house IP Practice and external service providers : how to evolve and win ?

Crystal Ball Room

Speaker -

- Dr. S. K. Murthy, Patent Counsel, Intel India, India
- Mr. Balwant Rawat, Senior Program Manager-IP, Daimler India, India
- Mr. Suresh Chandran, Associate Principal, Subramaniam & Associates, India
- Mr. Irfan Modi, Senior IP Attorney, IBM India Private Limited, India
- Ms. Lakshika Joshi, Global IP Head and Legal Leadership, Aricent, India

Balwant Rawat Irfan Modi Lakshika Joshi S. K. Murthy Suresh Chandran

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch Break & Networking Session

Pre function area

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session XIII - 3D Printing: The Shifting Ground for IP Rights

Crystal Ball Room I

- Shielding IP from 3D printing’s paradigm shift
- Will 3d printing usher in the next wave of internet piracy?
- IP strategies for the rise of 3D printing
- How current IP law handles 3D printing?

Speaker -
- Mr. Rahul Dubey, Innovation Leader & IP Manager Patents & Analytics CoE, GE
- Mr. Prashant Phillips, Partner & Practice Head, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, India
- Dr. Abiola Inniss, Founding Director, Caribbean and Americas Intellectual property Organization (CAAIPO), New York
-  Mr. Rajiv Bhatnagar, Director - Technical, Anand and Anand, India

Abiola Inniss Prashant Phillips Rahul Dubey Rajiv Bhatnagar

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session XIV : The Science and Commerce of IP Valuation

Crystal Ball Room II

- IP Concerns about International Transactions in E-Commerce
- IP valuation during insolvency issues
- Trade secrets and know how : Unique valuation issues

Speakers -
- Mr. Terry Ludlow, President, TechInsights, Canada
- Dr. Prachi Tiwari, Director (Head) - IPM, Fresenius Kabi Oncology Ltd, India
-  Mr. Gautam Bakshi, Head - IPM, Unichem Laboratories Limited, India - Intangible assets and IP valuation: A multi disciplinary perspective
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Mr. Munish Sudan, Head - IP, TATA Steel India

Gautam Bakshi Munish Sudan Prachi Tiwari Terry Ludlow

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Technical Session XV - Fostering of Innovation through patent quality

Crystal Ball Room III

Speaker - 
- Ms. Vanessa P. Bailey, Senior Intellectual Property Policy Counsel, Intel Corporation, Washington, DC
- Prof. Anil K. Gupta, Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, India - Opportunities in abandoned and expired patents: gold waiting to be mined
Ms. Jaya Murthy
- Ms. Upasana Patel, Partner, Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP, Singapore

Anil K. Gupta Jaya Murthy Upasana Patel Vanessa P. Bailey

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Coffee break and networking session

Pre Function Area

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Open Session

Crystal Ball Room

Speaker - 
- Raghavender G. R., Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India.

Vote of thanks -
- Dr. Dhanpat Ram Agarwal, Founder & Director, ITAG Business Solutions Ltd., (India)

Dhanpat Ram Agarwal Raghavender G.R.

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The conference takes place at Sheraton Grand in Bangalore the Garden City, Pub City and Silicon City of India. The hotel is centrally located at Brigade Gateway, which is a premium integrated enclave, with..

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